Build Rey's new saber contest now closed for entries

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  1. kevin926

    kevin926 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you haven't seen the movie, stop reading and back away " unless you want spoilers that is" :rolleyes


    Ok. So now that we moved on, here we go.

    As we all know, poor poor Rey had her saber broken in two. She needs a new one. So I was thinking, why can't we help design her new lightsaber. Of course its' all in fun and wouldn't really become hers. There are no prizes " unless someone wants to donate something"

    I was thinking this could be completely open with zero limits. This could be made of any material or design plastic, metal, wood, cast, 3d print , machined or made from found parts. Heck, you can carve it from soap if you want to :lol

    The only proposed rules I have would be to stay off favoritism. Therfore, no posting ideas here or in your build threads until the contest is over.

    We will need a mediator to post photos sent by each member that participates and then be voted on.

    I'm thinking a six week limit for the build once we begin.


    I am just throwing this out there, so if someone thinks more rules should be made, simply post your ideas.

    This is it, Deadline has passed. Please be patient, Drew will need some time to upload the pics. Everyone is excited, you're not alone, they will be up soon enough :lol

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  2. jjohnson916

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    This would be something fun to do. Let me give it some more thought? Very intriguing though

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  3. SethS

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    I’m in so long as people can give a little reason to their design. Lots of people build custom sabers and could just throw down anything. If we get thought and intent with Rey in mind, I’m in.
     
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  4. jjohnson916

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    How would we build with Rey in mind? Just need something to get the old wheels turning

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  5. kevin926

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    Yes, exactly. This must be a new saber and not one put together from a past build that was shown before. I was thinking a description would be a must but should be sent in with the photos when completed.

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    we all know Rey. Keep it simple or complex if you choose. Example would be, made to fit her hands for starters
     
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  6. jjohnson916

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    Oh ok. I'm in. Definitely down for this. A six week limit sounds like plenty of time to design and build a saber

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  7. SethS

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    Rey is an orphan, a scavenger, and tough as hell. She has great potential, but t her loneliness gets in the way. She wants a family, she wants to belong, but she also knows she has a higher calling. She has an innate sense of right and wrong.

    If people build sabers working of something there, or something else, it would be cool. I just would like to see intent. Like, an engraved leather-wrapped KOTOR style saber doesn’t speak to Rey, but somebody could throw that in as an entry cause it’s what they like/have.

    I just think it would be cool if people played concept artist to an extent and had some narrative thought in their design.
     
  8. kevin926

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    This is the exact attitude and approach I was hoping for. :cheers
     
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  9. jjohnson916

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    I think we should wait a couple days to get the work out and choose a start date. Then get to it

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  10. Sundowner

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    Oh I'm definitely in for this!
     
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  11. kevin926

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    Agreed. I'm hoping for atleast 10 to 20 members. Once we get a number of entries, we can give it a week or so to let others join in and set the start date.
     
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  12. kevin926

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    One last detail. I was thinking hilt only. No blade so we can keep the cost down and also keep it simple.
     
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    THANKS A LOT KEVIN I HAVENT SEEN THE MOVIE YET!!! j/k!!! lol

    im down! whats the rules?!?
     
  14. jjohnson916

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    Yes, can you make an updated list of the rules

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  15. jjohnson916

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    I agree

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  16. SethS

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    I'd love to see a custom saber out of you.
     
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    im in!
     
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  18. 13doctorwho

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    It sounds like fun!
     
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    Oh my! It sure sounds like a lot of fun! I hope I'll find the time for it!
     
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    I did say spoilers, also backaway. Lol
     
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  21. kevin926

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    Rules are simple

    . No sharing on any forum pages until the contest is over.
    No recycled sabers already used in other contests.
    Saber should resemble Rey in some fashion. ( looks like it's made for her and not a darth maul clone)
    Photos with descriptions will need to be sent to a willing member that will post on the build page.

    Guide lines.
    Use any materials you want
    Spend as much as you want
    No blades. Hilt only
    Can be found parts, cast, machined or printed. Feel free to make this anyway you want to.

    Once we start, you have to be finished by the date agreed on

    That's it.
     
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  22. Greenie

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    Re: Who's up for a new saber contest? Warning, possible spoilers

    Are we talking static prop or electronic install?
     
  23. jjohnson916

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    I think either way. He said it can be as simple it complicated as you want

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  24. Bradberry00

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    I might be in depending on start date!
     
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  25. kevin926

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    once we have the contestants, we will collectively make the start date. This way, it will give the time needed so everyone who would like to join in will be allowed.
     
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    Who will take the lead in receiving the pictures and descriptions of the sabers from members? I would be willing to!

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  27. kevin926

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    I was thinking no blades to keep it simple and the cost down as well. If you want to build with electronics, that's your choice. The hilt will be the main attraction for judging.

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    I was hoping for a non participating builder. Otherwise, I would just post everything. I love the enthusiasm though:thumbsup
     
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    Ok no problem

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  29. 13doctorwho

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    I'm in. I've already been sketching ideas!
     
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  30. kevin926

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    Looks like a good amount of interest.

    Let's start a sign up sheet. Maybe we can give it a week before we can agree on a start date.

    Let's not forget, not all members have looked at this thread because of the spoiler in the title. After another week passes, we can change the title of the thread so everyone can see it.
     
  31. halliwax

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    when is the dead line, i need a few more tools for my mill.
     
  32. kevin926

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    no deadline as of now. Once we have everyone signed up, we will collectively agree on a start up date. There is no reason to rush this. The movie is still in theatres and alot still haven't seen it yet. I think once I change the title of the thead , we will get more interested parties.

    I'm guessing in a couple of weeks we will have a completed sign up sheet
     
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    great!
     
  34. jjohnson916

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    I don't think we should wait more than about a week or so to start. So any members don't lose interest. Where is the sign up sheet also?

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  35. kevin926

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    on this page. All you have to do is say, I'm in.

    I will start to list everyone on the first post as they come in.
     
  36. jjohnson916

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    Ok cool. Then I'm in. Always in

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    Need some advice. When is it OK to take the word "spoiler" away. Is it safe to think that everyone has seen the new release, or should we give it a little more time. Most star wars fans went the first few days, however, I understand people are busy or just can't go right away. This was actually my first time ever, where I went to a movie on opening day. I would like to change the title on this post to Rey's new saber contest. I'm just afraid I will cause an issue for those that still haven't seen it yet.
     
  38. SethS

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    I'm in.

    And I think Rey's own saber has been speculated upon sincerTFA, even before the Graflex became the first official reveal saber.
     
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  39. Ridire Firean

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    Hey kevin926 ! How about "The 'What if Rey made her own lightsaber?' Contest!"

    I don't think that spoils anything with regard to the film or what happens to the GRAFLEX.

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    That's so awful. :cry :lol
     
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    I agree with Ridire Firean. I don't think it's a secret that at some point Rey was going to create her own saber. We all knew Disney wasn't going to pass up designing new lightsabers. It was only a matter of time for Rey!
     
  41. kevin926

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    I will update the title in the thread tomorrow and begin the sign up list as well.
     
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    Sound fun. Count me IN!
     
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    Updated and room for more. I have added interested parties with a needed confirmation as well
     
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    this is going to be fun :cheers
     
  45. roygilsing

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    Please, count me in. But it depends on the deadline if I'll be able to finish it!
     
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    Little confused how it going to work?

    So we start building after date is set but cant post anything even on this thread till its finished, and even then we send pics to a neutral member who posts them all at once?

    is that right?
     
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    correct. We will submitt a couple of photos and brief description to a neutral member Once the time is up. This will help keep favoritism at bay. Keep as many wip photos as you want, but just hold them till later.
     
  48. spacebob

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    OK I think I'm in,
    I've always fancied turning a new hilt design out of wood but didn't see the point until now :)
     
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  49. kevin926

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    I would like to get around 20 members in on this. Getting closer.
     
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    Its going to be short periods of work due to the single digit temps here in the midwest
     

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