How Many Pieces?-Contest: Winners Announced!

Hello everyone! Now that I finished Cataclysm, I decided to hold a contest. And, first prize is a 3-month Pro membership!

After a week of demolishing and counting, the grand total is 28,538! Here are the winners:

1. fishgish509-28765

2. firebombfury-28000

3. sprout_less-29,500

Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone for entering the contest! :-)
Special thanks to Hiyadudez for designing the patches for me.

I posted some pictures below of Cataclysm's deconstruction, and the piles and boxes of pieces.

The contest is simple: just post a comment below and guess how many Knex pieces are in Cataclysm (pictured below). The 3 people who guess the number closest to the actual number will win!

-Only one guess per person.
-If you guess the same number as someone else, the person who guessed it first will count (so don't guess a number that someone else already guessed).

1st place- 3-month Pro membership, and a patch
2nd place- Patch
3rd place- Patch
All the patches will be different (one saying first place, second place, etc.). I will be providing the patches and Pro membership.

The contest ends in a week on Sunday October 10th.

Good luck! :-D

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Hiyadudez5 years ago
Lol, I'm on my new Ipad!!!!

Shadowman39 (author)  Hiyadudez5 years ago
Lucky. How much do those cost?
$499.99 is the price for an iPad. We have one too!
ElvenChild5 years ago
22,573 is my very rough estimate
that was probably my closest guess to anything ever
Lowney5 years ago
lol you should have made a time lapse video of dismantling it, then playing it in reverse so it looks like you're building it. Would have been interesting to see :P
Shadowman39 (author)  Lowney5 years ago
I've had that idea for some time now, except in stop motion. I'm going to do it with my next ball machine. :-)
gerrits135 years ago
what lifts are u posting instructions for cuz i want instructions for the spiraly lift
Sorunome5 years ago
I wouldn't have took it apart so early! It's so cool, so good, it's the best!!!
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome5 years ago
It was up for over a year, even though it wasn't completed for most of that time. I needed more room.
... :( It's just awsome!
Shadowman39 (author)  Sorunome5 years ago
NP :)
Tornado965 years ago
The annoying thing about Australia is that I have to wait till Monday to find out the results because of time difference. :-(
RNB Tornado965 years ago
Same problem here. I had to wait till 1.00 AM :(
Tornado96 RNB5 years ago
I had to wait until 11:30 or something like that so I was at school. :-(
dombeef5 years ago
it is tomorrow now, when?
Shadowman39 (author)  dombeef5 years ago
Now. :-)
Wow, that is a lot of pieces! and i was close, in the thousands or so... :-)
2500 pieces
too many peices! check out where to buy building supplies and get a $500 gift card here: http://bit.ly/instructables_bigbucks_giftcard
Shadowman39 (author) 5 years ago
*Ding Dong*
Flaba Daba Doop
You forgot the asterix. :-P

*Whoop de doo*
commando4175 years ago
Ymerej885 years ago
There are not enough words to describe the sheer awesomeness of this ball machine. But still we try   :)
my semi-random guess is 18,529
Torpe5 years ago
My guess is 29,672. Notice it is one less than knex gun builder's:)
Hiyadudez5 years ago
My other one was clearly a joke.

I guess 29,999.
**cough** and add four ...=D
FrozenStar5 years ago
I'll guess, 100, 000 pieces.

P.S. If by some random stroke of luck I win, I only want a patch, no pro membership.
Shadowman39 (author)  FrozenStar5 years ago
Ok, if you get first place, then I'll give the Pro membership to the second place winner.
Good to know, thanks!
if you do win can i have it
unominame5 years ago
my guess is 23,900`ish ...wow I wonder how much it weighs? 300 pounds? hmm are those buildings 3 D puzzles
Shadowman39 (author)  unominame5 years ago
Yes, those are 3D puzzles. :-)
12,500,596 it is hard to gess
instruct395 years ago
maybe 7,593
qwerty9875 years ago
slithien5 years ago
Sorunome5 years ago
About 7000385?
Kairah5 years ago
Love the ball tower by the way :)
fishgish5095 years ago
Around 28765?
H1T4TCH15 years ago
26783 Pieces. You have to understand that there are almost 55 original knex pieces have been made by the knex company. there are maybe 500-600 green rods in it, and maybe approx. 200-300 of each connector in it (except for yeloows and that oranges with that little bump sticking out.) do that 55 times and you should have that. Not. xD I was just guessing :) Good luck everyone!
afineman5 years ago
rustymia5 years ago
143,182 pieces
71, 986
nickodemus5 years ago


Shadowman39 (author) 5 years ago
The closing date has been changed to Sunday, since this topic arrived in the forums after 2 days.
jeff-o5 years ago
32, 165 pieces.

Also, did you count the pieces as you were working, or did you count 'em before you started? Either way, that's a lot of counting.

Also, you need to post a video of this thing working.
Shadowman39 (author)  jeff-o5 years ago
I'm still taking it apart, I haven't counted yet. I posted a video on the slideshow. :-)
yokozuna5 years ago
sprout_less5 years ago
Hiyadudez5 years ago
Not really funny but whatever
cj814995 years ago
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
654,456 1/2
zascecs5 years ago
13063 is my guess :)
22,387 pieces. If I win, I'll eat my hat.
CodeKid10015 years ago
47800 you rock shadowman!!
cupcake435 years ago
37149 =D
17536. I hope.
Fr-Pa-Co5 years ago
dombeef5 years ago
gerrits135 years ago
17000 pieces
RNB5 years ago
I'm going for 35,732 pieces.
Screamo5 years ago
Because I always over estimate. :)
28000 pieces?
9543 pieces.
Tornado965 years ago
I'm gonna go with 25,543. :-) I love being exact. Boy will it be hilarious if I win.
MegaMetal85 years ago
30,000 Pieces?