UPDATE: Bring Bucky to Life Winners!

  • April 11, 2011

Our latest contest found us channeling Dr. Frankenstein: what better way to earn a set of Buckyballs than to bring Bucky to life?

 

We’ve always thought Bucky had a great social life…but thanks to these awesome entries, we also found out he’s an adrenalin junky, a star athlete, likes long walks on a quiet beach (wonder what else his dating profile says?) and who knows what else behind closed doors.


We asked Reid, our newest addition to Team Buckyballs, to pick our winners. After much deliberation, he found he was overly-inspired, and selected 4 winners (originally 2!) and 2 runners up. Check ‘em out!



Winner: Stranded by Brian Sippel




Reid said: “Calling in an SOS? To be honest, Stranded Bucky doesn’t look like he has it too bad on this deserted island with a beautiful palm tree as refuge from the blazing hot sun.”



Winner: A Bucky Leprechaun Sits Down for a Picture by Joshua Herndon



Reid said: “This Bucky Leprechaun (by far the most appropriate usage of our Limited Edition Green Buckyballs) really leaves me wishing we could do March 17th all over again! Joshua, I guess you have the Luck of the Irish on your side because you are one of our winners!”



Winner: Biker Bucky by Elizabeth Piearcy



Reid said: “Biker Bucky better be careful the Bucky Police don’t stop him from cruising the streets without a helmet, especially given its crouched position~looks like this is one Bucky in need of speed!”



Winner: Bucky Baseball by Roberta Poling




Reid said: “With baseball season now under way, Baseball Bucky looks ready to take the field and make an immediate impact. Judging from its wide frame, my guess is this Bucky batter cleans up.”



And thanks to our Honorable Mentions…


Bucky Ninja Stealth Attack by Matthew Phillip Hansen




 

Reid said: “This is one Bucky I would not want to mess with. Really great design and use of Buckyballs here!”



Bucky Gone Wild by Zach Pitts


 


Reid said: “This gets honorable mention instead of a win only because we can’t see what happens under the pixilation… we think we know, but we can’t be sure !”

 


Amazing entries! Thanks to all of you for participating. Watching Bucky come to life was fun. Which is how it should be. Because let’s face it. Buckyballs are all about fun.


If your creation made it onto this page, you just won yourself a free set! Email your name and shipping info to: Support@GetBuckyballs.com, and we’ll get your prizes out to you! As always, keep an eye out for your next chance to win. There’s more on the way. How fun is that?


 


 




CONTEST: Bring Bucky To Life

  • April 8, 2011

It’s contest time again… this time we need your help bringing Bucky to life. Er, don’t worry, that’s just fancy speak for make your balls into a person, snap a shot, and post it to our Facebook page for your chance to win!

 

What does Bucky look like? What does he do? How does he interact with the world around him? It’s all up to you. Just know that those are a few of the questions we’ll be asking ourselves as we pick winners.

 

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 – Use your Buckyballs to make some a person. That person could be 2D or 3D, big or small, humanoid or weird.

Step 2 – Have a little photoshoot with your Bucky. Pose him (or her) with a real life object if you want, shoot ‘em at an interesting angle, get creative.

Step 3 – Post your picture to the wall of our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Buckyballs216) by 11:59 PM EST Sunday, April 10th.

Step 4 – Come back Monday, April 11th to admire the winners handliwork (and find out if you’re among them).

 

Now for the fine print: There really is no fine print, but if there had to be it would look something like this…

– You are free to enter as many times as you like!

– Two people will win free sets!

– Winner selection will be anything but random. That’s right, this time out, we’re picking favorites based on whatever criteria tickles our fancy (how fun the guy looks, what he’s doing, how it’s shot, and anything else that tickles our fancy). How fun is that?




UPDATE: “Clone-A-Thon” Contest Winners

  • March 28, 2011

For our latest challenge, we asked for side-by-side pics of something — anything! — that you thought was Buck-able (IE, able to be cloned with your Buckyballs).  The results were short of amazing. Dolly the Sheep would be impressed. In fact, when it was all said and done, we decided to pick 3 winners; that’s 50% more than the 2 we’d promised. Fasten your seatbelts… this is a fun one.


Winner #1: Alex Matthews Wins a Free Set of Buckyballs!

 

Alex’s “Yoshi” captures the wit n’ whimsy of that lovable dinosaur in green and silver 3D. BOOM. Winner.

 


 

Winner #2: Kevin Stolle Wins a Free Set of Buckyballs !

Come on, that is totally an iPod. It probably even plays Foreigner’s ‘Double Vision’.

 


Winner #3: Mitch Lustig Wins a Free Set of Buckyballs !

Winning smile. Confident stature. Green background. He nailed it!

 

 

Here’s the thing though, these 3 took the cake, but there are loads more deserving of mention. In fact, all of the entries were mind-bogglingly good. If you haven’t checked ‘em out yet, skip over to Facebook, click the pictures tab, and have a look for yourself.

 

And a shout out to our Twitter winners…
We asked you to finish the sentence, “Buckyballs http://bit.ly/ibPvyr is a #gamechanger because…”

 

@princessbab79 won a free set with:
@GetBuckyballs Buckyballs http://bit.ly/ibPvyr is a #gamechanger because they are Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!


@neongranola won a free set with:
Buckyballs http://bit.ly/ibPvyr is a #gamechanger because magnetism is where it’s at!

 

Congrats to all of the players (not just the winners). If you’re one of the lucky few though, drop us a line at Support@GetBuckyballs.com with your shipping details and we’ll rush your prize out the door.

 

Everyone else, get ready, for our NEXT challenge you won’t even NEED Buckyballs! How fun is that?




CONTEST: Bucky Clone-A-Thon

  • March 24, 2011

It’s contest time again. This week we want you to find something fun – anything really – re-build it in Buckyballs as best as you can, and take a picture of the two together. It’s harder than you think, but when you hit the nail on the head, well, lets just say it’s good times.

 

Of course, it’s more than just good times… Post a Bucky Clone picture to our Facebook page before midnight Sunday night and you’ll be automatically entered to win a free set. How fun is that?

 

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 – Use your Buckyballs to copy something. Anything. It’s tricky, but get creative. Don’t worry, we’ll put our creative glasses on too when we look through the entries.

Step 2- Take a picture, with your balls and the real world item that inspired it, and post it to the wall of our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Buckyballs216) by midnight Sunday, March 27th.

Step 3 – Come back Monday, March 28th to admire the winners handliwork (and find out if you’re among them).

 

Now for the fine print:

– You are free to enter as many times as you like!

– Two people will win free sets!

– Winner selection will be anything but random. That’s right, this time out, we’re picking favorites based on whatever criteria tickles our fancy. How fun is that?

 

NOTE: Reid Sellen already WON. It was his picture (posted above) that inspired this competition! Maga-thanks Reid.

 

BONUS TWITTER COMPETITION: Re-post the phrase and link below to Twitter… but finish the sentence when you do.  Come Monday , we’ll pick two people who posted it at random and send them free sets!

 

Finish This Sentence On Twitter:
Buckyballs http://bit.ly/ibPvyr is a #gamechanger because …




UPDATE: “Your Balls In Action” Contest Winners

  • March 21, 2011

Nothing says “Welcome, Spring!” like the gleam of balls in the sunshine.  For our latest contest, Team Bucky wanted to see “Photos of Your Balls in Action!”  The results? Nothing short of amazing.

 

As always, with so much talent on the field, picking winners is a chore… so we gave it to the new girl: Amy, the latest and greatest edition to Team Buckyballs’ customer service crew.  She was a little intimidated by the enormity of the task, but she rallied.

 

Here now, we present the winners of the “Photos of Your Balls in Action!” contest.


Winner #1:Mike Betts Wins a Free Set of Buckyballs !

Amy explains her choice: “Mike’s ‘Lephrechaun Hat and Clover’ provides index fingers everywhere what they’ve been missing. Really, fingers just don’t dress up like they used to, and I’m happy to see he’s bringing back the ‘dapper digit’ aesthetic. “  Er, OK.


Winner #2 : James Baeb wins a set of Buckyballs!

Buckyballs contest winnerAmy explains: “Believe it or not, I found my first 4 leaf clover ever this weekend… My good luck became Jame’s good luck as I was drawn to this entry. I guess there’s a theme to the two I picked to win, but it wasn’t intentional.”


And a shout out to our Twitter winners…
We asked you to finish the sentence, “#stpatricksday and Buckyball shenanigans http://bit.ly/fLLB3V go hand in hand like…”

 

We loved this Tweet from @jamesmoore80, who rocked St. Patty’s Day AND a Mork-from-Ork reference: #stpatricksday and Buckyball shenanigans http://bit.ly/fLLB3V go hand in hand like corned beef and cabbage or Mork and Mindy.


And we couldn’t help but throw @robrt_ml a bone for retweeting, because, well Amy picked him: #stpatricksday and Buckyball shenanigans http://bit.ly/fLLB3V go hand in hand like… Green and Beer.


Congrats to our winners, and THANKS SO MUCH to all who played.  If you’re one of the winners, drop us a line at Support@GetBuckyballs.com with your shipping details and we’ll rush your prize out the door.  Everyone else, keep your eyes peeled, more contest fun is on the way!




LEARN: The Sphere

  • March 13, 2011

 

Looking for Buckyballs tricks, shapes, patterns, and how-tos? You came to the right place.

 

Every few days we’ll be posting new tricks, games, shapes, how-to’s and more fun stuff you can do with your Buckyballs.

 

This, our second installment of the series, is less of a trick really and more of joy. It takes 180 balls, two minutes, just a bit of know-how, and gumption. Why? Unclear. But a little gumption never hurt anything. Here’s how it’s done:

 

Step 1 Starting with a chain, break off 9 balls.
Step 2 Connect the ends to make a ring.
Step 3 This is the tricky bit; it’s just a pinch and a poke and your ring becomes a triangle. Confused? Try adding gumption… and watching the video above. Seeing it done makes everything that much easier.
Step 4 Make 19 more triangles and snap them together to form a sphere.

 

 

Stay tuned… more Buckyballs instructions and tricks you can do are on the way!




UPDATE: “Your Name in Buckyballs” Contest Winners

  • March 8, 2011

In our celebrity-obsessed culture, just about everyone wants to see their name in lights…
For our latest contest, Team Bucky wanted to see yours in balls!

 

Many met the challenge.  Most blew our minds with creativity.  But only a few could win (we said 2 at the start, but upped it to 3 at the last minute).  Christine, our graphics genius, was forced to choose the winners.  It was a grueling task, but without further adu, we present the WHO, the WHAT, and the WHY of the lucky few who made the cut:

 

Winner #1: Mark Stoner gets a free set of Buckyballs!


 Buckyballs Design by Facebook Fans

 

Christine explains: “Mark’s Bucky-lettering makes my inner typography geek cry tears of jealousy. Combining that with a vintage photo? Perfection.”

 

Winner #2 : Alexandre Hamada Possi wins a free set of Buckyballs!

Buckyballs Tricks Video

Christine explains: “Alex had a couple of completely awesome entries but, since it wouldn’t be nice to give him ‘all of the prizes ever’ (my initial reaction), I had to pick just one.  The use of shadow was a smart and creative way to spell your name–definitely something I wouldn’t have thought of!”

 

Winner # 3: Katie Rogers wins a free set of Buckyballs!


Fun Shapes Made by Buckyballs Contest Winner

Christine explains: “Katie took the challenge to a whole new level: not just spelling out her name in Buckyballs but spelling out her name in people made out of Buckyballs.  It’s like her own personal cheer-leading squad and what they’re saying is, ‘Katie rocked the house on this one.’”

 

Also worth mentioning….

 

Runner Up: Filip Strebeyko gets a gift from us soon!


Name with Buckyballs Cubes

Christine’s logic: “Filip has an awesome set of Bucky-construction skills.  I nearly went insane trying to make a one layer ‘C’ once, so this had me impressed!”

 

Runner Up: Kevin Stolle gets a gift from us soon!


Buckyballs Fun Shape

 

Christine’s logic: “It’s an octopus! Smiling! And also spelling things!”

 

Runner Up: Kayla Rippe gets a gift from us soon!


Spell you name with Buckyballs


Christine’s logic: “Kayla spelled her name in Braille – an original idea and I learned something new!”

 

 

Let’s also not forget our Twitter winners…
We asked you to finish the sentence, “#Iwant @GetBuckyballs http://bit.ly/hyRllu so I can…”  The winners were picked at random, but came up with some pretty fun stuff too:
@Vinuash Tweeted: #Iwant @GetBuckyballs http://bit.ly/hyRllu so I can finally relive my dream of magnetic madness, with the side effect of relaxation!
@pandadude1464 came up with: #Iwant @GetBuckyballs http://bit.ly/hyRllu so I can… seize the day with a blast of brrilliant Bucky enthusiasm! WOOWOOOOO!!

 

Congrats to everyone who won, and mega-thanks to all who played.  If you’re one of the winners, drop us a line at Support@GetBuckyballs.com with your shipping details and we’ll rush your prize out the door.  Runners up should do the same as well, we’ve got a smaller prize in store for them, though it might take us a few weeks to get it together.  Everyone else, keep your eyes peeled, more fun is on the way!