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THAC XVII Announced!



The Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest, or THAC for short, is a brickfilming competition that lasts for exactly 24 hours. This coming January will mark THAC XVII. All writing, recording, animating, and editing must be done within the time limit. It’s a challenge but it’s a lot of fun!

Check out the announcement video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjEURw1PXdM


The contest will begin on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7:00 am EST. It will end on Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:00 am EST. You can check your time zone by clicking here.


Entries will be judged on criteria including originality, production value (animation, set design, cinematography, sound, etc.), story, and creative interpretation of the theme. Films will be discussed and ranked by the judges until a consensus is reached. The top three films will be eligible for the prize pool. Entries below 10th place will not be publicly ranked.

The judges this year are:


-Nathan Wells

-Pritchard Studios

-Willow Tree


If your entry places in the top 3, you are eligible for the prize pool! Check out the prizes below!


LEGO Creator Townhouse Pet Shop & Cafe 31097, custom printed minifigure, brick-built trophy


LEGO Ideas 21320, custom printed minifigure, brick-built trophy


LEGO Creator Fairground Carousel 31095, custom printed minifigure, brick-built trophy 

A special thanks to Pongowl for creating the THAC banner and designing the THAC XVII exclusive minifigure!


For a full list of rules, all the details of the contest, and to discuss this contest, please check out the official announcement post on the forums!

By rioforce on December 2, 2019
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