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83.5 Truncated 12-Triangle Subunit – Judging

Posted on Oct 1, 2020 by in Magnet Limit, No Limit, Results Posted

1st Place: “Prespective” by Kimball

Kimball took 1st with this great shot. Comprised of a full Mandala set with interlocking subunits, the intersections of the build spell the word ZEN. Creative, well executed, nice job. 1st place awards Kimball $85

2nd Place: “Snowflake” by Zach

Zach came in second with the Snowflake build. Nice symmetry, the focal point is in the negative space drawing our eyes to the center. Great lighting on the magnets. Second place awards Zach $68

3rd Place: “Triangle subunits” by MeowAwo

In third place is MeowAwo, whose original intent was purely to achieve a ball shape. After being unimpressed with the result, he added a second layer and found himself in third. MeowAwo is awarded $55

4th Place: “Best Sculpture Ever” by DBOI

Coming in fourth is DBOI’s best sculpture ever, apparently the judges didn’t fully agree. Personally, I’m a fan of the interaction between the spheres and the underwater mine shape and crisp focus. DBOI is awarded $37

5th Place: “Rough Seas” by Roberta Kern

Roberta crashed into 5th place with her rough seas interpretation. She said “I tried several times to create a wave sensation without much luck. When I began using the truncated triangles for this contest the waves appeared to my delight!” Gotta love when solutions present themselves. Roberta is awarded $20

6th Place: “TIE fighter” by Bastian

Bastian took sixth place with a fun Star Wars build, which was not premeditated. “At some point I thought it looked like a TIE fighter from Star Wars and decided to submit this build.” A solid reason why playing with magnets is so rewarding. Bastian is awarded $15

7th Place: “I ❤ Zen Magnets” by Magneto Man

Magneto Man tied for 7th with Razapmagnets. A nice 2d style image but with multiple building techniques and 3d builds as well. Magneto Man is awarded $10

7th Place: “Football and Goalpost” by RazapMagnets

RazapMagnets tying for 7th with the Football and Goalpost. Love the high contrast between that mirror magnet finish and the bright green. Nice use of antiparallel connections for the goalpost and parallel connections on the football. RazapMagnets is awarded $10

If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size, and check all the submissions below. Keep in mind that contests held here are independent of the Zen Gallery. Magnet sculptors can always submit photos to gallery.zenmagnets.com to win magnets as well. Spectators, keep your eyes peeled for the next contest, because you choose the winners. Contest Winners, we’ll email you your prizes soon. Thanks everyone for participating!


We had a total of 17 entries for contest #83, 15 of which are valid*. Now let’s open it up to the public to pick the winners. All the submissions below have been verified and their usage of the subunit is valid. Click the images in the grid to check them in full size glory. When you’re ready to vote for your top 3, follow the link at the bottom.

Voting ends midnight Oct 6, 2020. Ready to vote? Follow that button:

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* Zen Magnets only means only Zen Magnets brand magnets allowed. No Buckyballs, no Neoballs, no Nanodots etc.