08 January 2008

3D Challenge #023 - Star Wars podracer

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This week's challenge:

Star Wars podracer

If you've watched the movie Star Wars: episode I - The phantom menace, you might remember the part with the Boonta Eve Challenge on the planet Tatooine. This was a race of several laps with so called "podracers". These podracers usually consist of two huge turbine engines which drag a small capsule with the driver. The one who completes the laps the fastest wins the race. This week the challenge is to create your own podracer for the Boonta Eve Challenge. The overall design should consist of one capsule for the driver with two engines. Weapons are not allowed, as speed and raw power are the keywords for your design.

Good luck ALL!

3d Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 023

Due Date: Wed, Jan 16 (Challenge closed)

Click here to see the currently submitted models for this challenge.

Anakins Pod Racer by Crazy Eyes

2 nd Place
The Ghost by DALEXD

3 rd Place (2 Way Tie)
Pod Rod by Tom (Cartographer_Tom)
Lego Pod Racer by Crazy Eyes

Cingrats to ALL !!!!!!


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    Good luck with the challenge...

  2. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=ab2752c0351755e8403e1a8d8be70eb6

  3. Thought I'd make one from lego.

  4. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=13083e70b0e5d637bb100020396e7ae4

  5. I made this one without the "lightning" connector, but instead tried to figure out what it would be like with a mechanical connection. I didn't see the movie so I don't know what the "lightning" is, but the mechanics allow movement of the pod in all directions. Pod Rod

    ps. I would never attempt to fly this monster.

  6. Hello everyone, after a holiday break from SketchUp I'm back in business. I'm a avid Star Wars fan so this challenge was easy. I wanted to stray away from the classic design and create a new one, hope you like it.


  7. Seeing as I entered, I thought I might as well do a good job with it

    Anakins Pod Racer

  8. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=5423b08a4355a6e93ed1203b46bff192

  9. My model

  10. ??? I did not post the link for my CLASIC PODRACER model... so I guess it should not be on the voting list, but it's there! how come?

  11. I hope im not to late to participate in the voteing!
    I finished my model Well used
    in a bit of a rush late last night and forgot to post on the blog. Woops!

  12. @Dalexd

    Well, you had two other models entered and posted on the blog. You have always posted on the blog in past challenges, so it fell under moderator discretion and was posted to the voting poll.

    We kept the poll open until aprox 8:00 PM (est) for late entries.

    @Chris Jackson

    Was hoping you would make the deadline. Sorry that it was not included. The mods have chosen to stand by the rule of posting and do hope you enter in the next challenge.


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