|10 Brick Contest|
|The logo used on Christoph Brock's website|
|Start Date||October 18, 2004|
|End Date||November 30, 2004|
The 10 Brick Contest was a brickfilming contest hosted by Stefan van Zwam, Christoph Brock and Steffen Troeger on the Brickfilms.com forums in 2004. The aim of the contest was to create a brickfilm using no more than 10 elements (bricks or otherwise) total.
On May 30, 2004, Steffen Troeger released the brickfilm He's coming..., which featured various elements from 1970's LEGO Homemaker sets including a dog made from 5 bricks. When Christoph Brock saw this film, he was impressed by the range of animation that was achieved with the simplistic dog model, and remarked "To push this further, one should perhaps try a “10-bricks-movie” contest." Troeger responded to this idea enthusiastically and proclaimed "this would mean I could animate two dogs". Brock and Troeger began discussing this contest idea along with Stefan van Zwam, with inspiration also being taken from the films 1xY by Errol Elumir and Speed Demon! by Nick Maniatis.
The 10 Brick Contest was announced on the Brickfilms.com forums by Stefan van Zwam on October 18, 2004. The rules stated that entries should use no more than ten elements total throughout, which included not only LEGO bricks but also any other object that may appear on screen and even digital effects. A baseplate and background would not be included in the total element count. Entries were required to be no longer than two minutes and to include a still image at the end displaying all elements visible within the film. The deadline of the contest was November 30, 2004 and it received 27 entries.
Judging and PrizesEdit
Judging was handled exclusively through an entrant vote. All entrants were asked to submit a ballot ranking every entry based solely on the category of animation. Anyone who failed to submit a ballot would be disqualified and their film would not appear in the final results.
Prizes were contributed by Steffen Troeger. The prize for first place was the 1974 LEGO Homemaker set 274 Colour T.V. and Chair along with two Homemaker figures. Second place had a choice between either two LEGO Technic figures or two Homemaker figures, and third place would receive the remaining prize. When one of the hosts of the contest, Christoph Brock, won second place, it was decided that the second and third place prizes would be awarded to the entrants in third and fourth.
|3.||Greedy Bricks||Mirko Horstmann|
|4.||Nine Elements, One Problem||Lewis Chen|
|5.||Protowrxs 10||Stephen Nolen|
|6.||Too Late||Robinson Wood|
|7.||Joy's Jewel||Nathan "LGM" Dunlap|
|8.||Meta Mania!||James Morr|
|10.||The Alphabet||Henry Shew|
|12.||Speeding Demon||David West|
|13.||Joe||Eric "Erlic" Duvall|
|14.||The Great Race||Ginny Wood|
|15.||Ten Brick Turtle||Rachel Dew|
|16.||[ Rojovsazul 2021]||"Dan"/"M!llerL!te"|
|17.||Crosswalk||Mark "Skudmunky" Williams|
|18.||Ten Brick Paintball||"BRICK MAN"|
|19.||[ Steine]||Mathias Mertens|
|[ Shopping Carts]||Mark "Skudmunky" Williams|
|21.||One Night||Andrew "Willy Trombone" Beach|
|22.||10 Kymmeten Bricks||Viljami Teekkinen and Ilmari Teekkinen|
|23.||[ Dream]||Aaron Lemming|
|24.||Police Accident||James "Redmurunga" Berridge|
The entries 10-BRICK MAN! by Keiren "Cyclonis" Benjamin and [ Minifig(ht)s] by Alexander "Dead-Eye" Injac were omitted from the results as the directors did not submit a ballot. Also absent is the film [ A Short Series of Events That Transpired Upon a Rock], one of three entries by Mark "Skudmunky" Williams.
A list featuring links to view the majority of entries can be found here.
- ↑ He's coming... release thread
- ↑ He's coming... on YouTube
- ↑ Christoph Brock's response to He's coming...
- ↑ Steffen Troeger responds to the 10 Brick Contest idea
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 10 Brick Contest page on Christoph Brock's site
- ↑ 10 Brick Contest announcement thread
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 List of entrants to the 10 Brick Contest
- ↑ 10 Brick Contest results chatlog
- ↑ 10 Brick Contest results