Contest: Peculiar Vehicles

This contest has ended. Thank you for all your great entries. Please check out the winners and highlighted entries below!

Welcome to the 27th official Principia Building Contest!

The topic of the week is to create a "peculiar" vehicle. A vehicle that is designed in a way that is out of the ordinary. Perhaps it has some very odd and quirky mechanics or it's simply a very peculiar looking one. Use your imagination to come up with interesting and unique ideas for your vehicle.

You have until next Wednesday (October 29) to submit your entry. The winner receives a Golden Trophy and the runner up gets a Silver Trophy! There's also a chance for well made entries to be featured on the front page. Good luck!

Tips & Help

Building a Vehicle, Part 1: CT Mini for Forward and Reverse

Please see the wiki for help and useful tutorials

Wiki: Tutorials Index


The vehicle must be able to move (controllable or not, doesn't matter)

No old levels or derivatives.

How to Submit an Entry

After you have uploaded your level, browse to its level page, choose the correct contest and click "Enter level into contest".



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  • electro: @bor3d:
  • bor3d: can anyone tell me how to play the level pictured at the top of this page?
  • wokstation22: Woo hoo, thanks! A lot of competition, too! Congratulations to @electro: too!
  • WXWMC: @rom1k: what's the new contest about ?
  • electro: You all will get a party from me! Just sleep and ask the dream manager fOr e's party!!!
  • rom1k: Sorry for the delay, the contest has ended now. Thank you for all the entries and congrats to electro and wokstation!
  • shantanuaryan67: @rom1k: when will it end????
  • electro: @woodnut: yup because making vehicles is easier thing than space station or animal so like platform climb and vertical climb, this contest may reopen...
  • woodnut2: Wow, must be the most popular contest. 83 entries, best luck to all. Busy, busy busy @ bithack :)
  • wokstation22: I've entered two - both variants on the same design.
  • Tesla: @rom1k: hey, I am having some problem. When I adjust the joint strength in multi select.. Principia just quit instantly
  • yo man: Umm my level got entered in on accident. It was never meant to be entered into anything..
  • zardOz2: @electro: likes are not counted since anyone posting a late entry would be at a disadvantage
  • zardOz2: @Radu: if you edit from the published level annd the republish it will overwrite the old version... if you save a copy it will not overwrite it
  • Radu: @sdac: @sdac: can you teach me how to uodate my lvl from this contest?
  • Radu: @zardOz: how can i update my entry for the contest? When i go to level properties i can t upload from there pls help
  • electro: @zardOz: what finish? Earlier upload?
  • zardOz2: @Radu: @electro: it is judged by the devs on quality, likes has nnothing to do with it since anyonne who finished early would win
  • electro: @sdac: @rom1k: I have the same q as radu. How will you choose winners? By most liked, most liked/time, weirdness, smoothness, speed or what?
  • Radu: @rom1k: hi i have a question. How u choose a winner? From how many likes hes lvl has or what? Ty:d
  • Radu: Chek out my entry. I added cluch and break . pls leave a comment and maybe a like. xD ty
  • rom1k: Old levels will be removed from the contest.
  • electro: Wow! I just saw it! I think it is for me going to make something :-)
  • Technomancer: @rom1k: can i Make something that is pulling/dragging itself???and add sorta feet
    That dragging its self???
  • Axohmega: Odd how people seem not to understand the no old builds or derivitives
  • WXWMC: kay,i'm in.
  • Johnsinna: thanks
  • peapod: 2 my working cars in contest:)
  • rom1k: @WXWMC: yes you can
  • WXWMC: i don't have 1.5.1 because they aren't publish in china yet,sorry.
  • WXWMC: @rom1k: hey,if i use 1.5 version to publish the level,could i enter the contest?plz.
  • rom1k: @Demon666: ops, fixed :)
  • Demon666: @rom1k: also you said the contest ends on the October 22 which is tomorrow I'm assuming you mean the 29th
  • Nighthawk: @rom1k: i got you, thanks.
  • rom1k: @Nighthawk: It doesn't have to use wheels. You are free to experiment with other methods of moving the vehicle (e.g conveyors) but try to make it obvious that it's some kind of vehicle. It can't behave too much like a walker. If you're unsure if it would be considered a vehicle then at least make it mountable/drivable by the player robot.
  • WXWMC: @rom1k: is that my creation?(the ridiculous car)
  • Technomancer: @rom1k: Ooo cool contest im in
  • rom1k: @Demon666: Yes, the GrassHopperMobile would be considered a vehicle.
  • Nighthawk: @sdac: does the vehicle has to be moving useing wheels?
  • Demon666: @sdac: just to be clear a vehicle can be anything that transports you from one place to another right? so if I make something similar to my GrassHopperMobile or some kind of animal then that would be considered a vehicle?
  • sdac: Good luck everyone!