• Mar 27, 2011
We'll be the first to admit that we went full geek over Tron: Legacy, and gaming website SideQuesting.com is showing its enthusiasm for the franchise by running a contest to reimagine the famous light cycle. Disney's reworked battle bikes for Legacy were brilliant, but SQ wants to see exactly what designers cruising the web can come up with on their own. There's a hitch, though: Artists are supposed to spend no longer than two hours on each submission.

Each design will be featured at SideQuesting.com, and winners will receive cool prizes including an Art of Tron: Legacy book, a white light cycle figurine and a deluxe light cycle figurine. SlideQuesting says that the total value of all the swag is around $75.

If you think you've got what it takes to work up the best design of them all, head over to SideQuesting.com for a look at the full rules and get started.

[Source: SideQuesting.com]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      The problem with that explanation is that we are offered no substitute framework for understanding how objects function, physically, within the TRON universe. Under such conditions, the logical context to apply is the familiar: friction, gravity, impulse.

      I'll admit that my incredibly negative reaction to the mess of a narrative has made me more critical of the purely visual elements of the film (especially since so many have tried to defend it solely on those grounds, sort of like "Avatar"). There are some interesting ideas in the film, but they are neither explored with a rigidity of scientific process or the sheer exhilarating joy of reckless abandon (think of the absolutely ridiculous, ridiculously AWESOME tank scene in "A-Team"!). I liked the original TRON. I wanted better.

      Computer systems are systems of rules. The rules can be altered, as you pointed out in the disc battle scene were gravity was locally inverted, but collective rules must still apply on some level, and there was no indication that the normal rules were being supplanted or modified to accommodate the light cycle race. In fact, when Qora broke into the arena in her vehicle, the arena walls behaved very much like regular bricks.

      It's this maddening inconsistency of digital simulacra vs pedestrian physical objects that brings the film down as an exploration of an alternate reality. Maybe I'm too serious about my science fiction, but there you have it.

      At least the light cycles look cool, as inert objects.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sorry. This should have been a reply to Paul34 above...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I watched Tron Legacy for the first time a couple of days ago. Yes, it was severely lacking in plot and character development, but I still liked it.

      I thought it was great from a visual and pure entertainment as well as imagination perspective. I think only people of a certain age and of a certain nerdy and imaginative disposition would truly enjoy it (such as is the case with a movie like Scott Pilgrim as well).
        • 3 Years Ago
        Oluseyi

        dude...take you hand out of your old dirty sweat pants and step away from your 80's movie and doll collection

        no need for the "comic book guy" attitude.....it was just a movie and therefore doesn't have to apply to our reality. i cant imagin how much you freaked out when you first saw the light saber in star wars.
        • 3 Years Ago
        While I don't want to defend the liberties movie artists take with technical subjects like physics, perhaps such things could be excused given they happened in the Tron universe. Remember, it was created, and the disc battle scene (sorry, I am not familiar with technical TRON terminology) kind of showed regular, real world physics don't necessarily apply.

        Remember what Flynn said at the beginning? It was basically his way of visualizing a computer/system. You have to look at the overall intent, not necessarily the exact implementation. The point was that the dominant program could "compete" with and destroy lesser programs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Absolutely LOVED this movie. I also have most of the games (3 iOS games, the PC game in 3D), saw the movie 3 times in the theater with my wife. I work as a graphic artist. May have to look into this contest considering this is right up my alley. 2 hours is short though. I find I'll OCD on a design for much longer.
      • 3 Years Ago
        • 3 Years Ago
        That was a chopper company, he had a couple of them there, I am not sure as to what you refer?
        • 3 Years Ago
        That isn't a redesign, just an actual production of the bike.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The best part of the movie was the amazing soundtrack done by Daft Punk.
      • 3 Years Ago
      will someone please find a way to make the Tron black and Orange helmet a real Snell DOT approved motorcycle helmet?!?! that thing would be sick and I would def buy!
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