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!


CONTEST: Your Name In Buckyballs

  • March 3, 2011

Buckyballs Shapes and Tricks


It’s contest time again. This week we want you to write your name with Buckyballs. Get creative though – feel free to use multiple pictures, video, friends, props, however you want to do it, we want to see it -  there are two free sets up for grabs and Buckybals Creative Mastermind Christine will be picking the winner!


Here’s how it works:

Step 1 – Use your Buckyballs to write your name in fun way on your desk, door, filing cabinet, refrigerator or anywhere you like.

Step 2- Take a picture, and post it to the wall of our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Buckyballs216) by midnight Monday, March 7th.

Step 3 – Come back Tuesday, March 8th 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. Creative Christine will pick the winners based on, well, whatever it is she bases it on. She’ll explain who she picked and why though when the winners are reveled. How fun is that?


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


Finish This Sentence On Twitter:

#Iwant @GetBuckyballs http://bit.ly/hyRllu so I can …

UPDATE: Facebook Photo Fun Contest Winners

  • February 23, 2011

Another contest… another hard time picking winners (wasn’t it easier when we did it at random?).

Luckily, we tasked Simran, the latest addition to Team Bucky, with making the final call and gave her absolutely no direction as to what she should be looking for in her judging. On a side note: We’re shocked no one tried spelling her name in balls. She’s very swayable…

That said, without further ado, meet the 2 winners selected by Simran.

WINNER #1: Alicia Paterson gets a free set of Buckyballs!

Buckyballs Shapes


Simran explains her logic: “I picked this one ’cause I love fishes and I really like the bubbles. Bubbles are fun!”

WINNER #2: Karen Grossman gets a free set of Buckyballs!

Buckyballs Uses

Simran explains her logic: “I can make this shape… but I can’t make them stand. I know there was more elaborate stuff posted yesterday, but I wasted half of my morning trying to recreate this standing star. So far, no luck.”

In addition to the two listed above, two people who retweeted our message on Twitter yesterday were selected at random  and also got free sets (@DRaeSlices and @DjMedle). If you’re one of the winners, drop us a line at Support@GetBuckyballs.com and we’ll rush your prize out the door. Whether or not you won though, you’ve got to admit, it’s good times playing the game.

Stay tuned, more fun is on the way!