The Mask Maker Challenge, promoted with the hashtag #BionicleMaskMaker, was a ongoing competition to create the best life-sized Mask of Power out of existing LEGO and BIONICLE pieces. The prize for the competition is the only known 14-karat Mask of Creation.
The competition was made open to all entrants (barring LEGO employees and associates, as well as their families), posted publicly to the LEGO BIONICLE Facebook page. To start the competition, the Facebook page posted a video of LEGO BIONICLE set designer John Ho and his "Mask of Black Magic".
The Mask Maker Challenge began on October 12th, 2015, and ran until October 31st, 2015. The winners were posted by November 2nd, 2015.
TECHNIC and Constraction bricks were considered separate for the purposes of the contest. LEGO System pieces were allowed as accents and detailing, but the primary focus was on using the Creature and Character Building System (CCBS) employed by BIONICLE's reboot.
Seals of Forging
According to the LEGO Group, their fictional character Ekimu the Mask Maker judged based on three "Rules of Forging", which they would use in determining the quality of models. The rules were:
- Creativity: "Always forge with an open heart and a focused mind."
- Construction: "Be clever, build strong."
- Color: "Know your element."
Each rule was accompanied by a Seal, which the Facebook page periodically ascribed to batches of entrants to show what their judging process would look like.
Three winners out of all of the entrants were selected, and presented with first, second, and third place, with corresponding prizes. The first place winner received a solid gold 14-karat Mask of Creation, one of eight solid gold masks made for BIONICLE's reboot. The second place winner received the full line of commercially available 2015 BIONICLE sets, while the third place winner received the second wave of BIONICLE sets, the five Skull Creatures.
The winners were:
- 1st place: The Mask of the Sea Queen by Sean & Steph Creations
- 2nd place: The Mask of Hyper Plasma II by 陳傑克
- 3rd place: The Mask of Psychosis by JJ Noodler
- Winners of the contest - Facebook
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