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24.5: Musical Instrument Entries Posted – Winners Announced

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 by in No Limit, Results Posted

16 total entries submitted in the January 2013 Musical Instrument contest. A wide array of equipment was represented, though half of them were string instruments.  A total of $232 worth of magnetic prizes were awarded in this contest.

1st Place: GalaxyTraveler


This Magnet Glockenspiel, or xylophone if made of wood, is made of a total of 1816 spheres. A fantastic rendition with great use of colors. The background is distinct, yet doesn’t distract from the magnets themselves. Such distinct figures, placed photogenically to the frame. It comes to no surprise that GalaxyTraveler is one of the seasoned elite of the Zen Gallery. This photograph represents his second build ever using colored Neoballs.

GalaxyTraveler wins $100 in Zen Credits, usable on or

2nd Place: Sheecacaa3


A lightly adorned pan flute, simple yet affectionate. The high resolution original is a pleasure to view. Overall, the photograph looks strikingly natural.

3rd Place (Tie): Mathnetism


This impression of a cello is moving. Such round and seductive curves are truly an impressive feat, especially when the medium are magnet spheres.  Certainly a build that is not easily reverse engineered. The contrast is remarkable, and we hope to see more angles of this build in the Gallery.

3rd Place (Tie): ZenMagGeekPro


The guitarist on stage has quite a lively personality. lights, magnets, and rock ‘n roll, baby. Effectively expressed post processing.

4th Place: Ssoltero


A pixel art approach to a trumpet. Wonderful idea and execution.

5th Place: Tend2it


Multi-color violin with great detail and shape representation. Rather astounding shape representation for such few magnets. Zen version here.

6th Place: Nerfzul


This full featured drum set would go well in that magnet rock band 🙂

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If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size.

Prizes are show below. If you entered and didn’t win, remember that you can still submit your photo to to win magnets too!

Spectators, keep your eyes peeled for the next contest, because you decide the winners.

Contest Winners, contact us from your email to receive your prize credits.

16 Entries for the December 2012 Musical Instrument contest. The Polls are open!

Vote Here

Good turnout, and great entries

1st Place: $100 Zen Credit, usable on or

2nd Place: $50 Zen Credit

3rd Place: $25 Zen Credit

4th Place: $15 Zen Credit

5th Place: $10 Zen Credit

6th Place: $7 Zen Credit

Click on images to see full size.

Contestants, feel free to show this contest to family, friends, and others!

Judges, remember that this contest is a photography contest just as much as it is a magnet sculpture contest, overall aesthetic does matter. Voting deadline is 1/31

Decide your favorite 5 entries, and

Vote Here