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57: Creepy Crawly Challenge

Posted on Jul 6, 2018 by in 432, Magnet Limit

So sorry if this cutie creeped you out!

So sorry if this cutie creeped you out!


“Together even the smallest can achieve the greatest goal.” – A Bug’s Life

Now that we’ve got everyone’s attention and contests are up and running again, our July contest should allow for a little more creative freedom. We challenge each of you to create a 3D Sculpture of an arachnid or insect using between 216 and 432 magnet spheres. There are obviously many to choose from, seeing as an article from the Smithsonian Institute says that some 900 thousand different kinds of living insects are known in the world (, so show us what you got! We understand that the majority of these builds will not be exact and even if you’re the only one that can see an insect or arachnid, send us your creepy crawlers anyway.


A close-up of a green eyed mantis waving.


Summary of Requirements:

  • A maximum of 432 5mm magnet spheres of any brand/coating may be used.
  • Must be a 3D sculpture.
  • Deadline: 7/31/2018 in your time zone
  • 1 Submission per person


The judges will be your peers. Please pay close attention to resolution, focus, lighting and framing. Avoid the use of a bright reflective flash. Instead opt for a self timer and a tripod (or stand). There will be 5 winners and the prize for first place will be $100 Zen Credit. Everything you submit goes into the public domain. Of course, the first and foremost requirement, is that you have fun!


To enter please fill out this Google submission form (must have a Google account to use form):