Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 9:54PM CST

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The Transformers continue to power their way through the competition in Mensa's Bracket Challenge! After two more decisive victories in Rounds 3 and 4 against G.I. Joe and the RC Car we find ourselves in the final four going up against Lego. Click here to vote!


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Transformers
1980-Present - Seed 4

The boys' version of the Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers set the toy world on its ear in 1984. Anyone and everyone just had to have these "robots in disguise." They could transform into everyday objects, usually vehicles or weapons, and a cartoon series and, eventually, films followed, turning a whole new generation on to these toys.



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LEGO
1950-1980 - Seed 1

Yeah, we cheated. LEGO first came out of Denmark in 1949, but this heavyweight found its stride post-1950. What started as a simple building block toy has taken off to become a multi million dollar business. Today, kids can build giant Death Stars and Harry Potter castles with Lego kits. We still like the old-school pieces that inspired imagination and creation. Though we do like changing the hairpieces on today's figures. Genius.
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Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440315)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 15th, 2012 @ 9:56pm CST
Oh god... this will be a tough battle. I go with TF obviously, but Legos will be a very powerful opponent to beat.
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440320)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 15th, 2012 @ 10:08pm CST
It just got real. Transformers VS LEGO will be one tough race.
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440334)
Posted by That Bot on November 15th, 2012 @ 11:48pm CST
I had to betray the fandom here and vote LEGOs. There is just SOOOOOOO much a kid can do with LEGO bricks if he (or she) has imagination. And who has more imagination than kids? I built some pretty cool things as a kid. Or at least I felt they were pretty cool, they might not hold up so well now. As much as I love Transformers, and the ingenuity of a toy that can turn from a robot into an animal (I was a kid during Beast Wars) or a vehicle is usually pretty awesome, LEGOs are literally whatever you want them to be. Please don't hate me. :P
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440337)
Posted by El Duque on November 15th, 2012 @ 11:59pm CST
That Bot wrote:I had to betray the fandom here and vote LEGOs. There is just SOOOOOOO much a kid can do with LEGO bricks if he (or she) has imagination. And who has more imagination than kids? I built some pretty cool things as a kid. Or at least I felt they were pretty cool, they might not hold up so well now. As much as I love Transformers, and the ingenuity of a toy that can turn from a robot into an animal (I was a kid during Beast Wars) or a vehicle is usually pretty awesome, LEGOs are literally whatever you want them to be. Please don't hate me. :P


Where's the ban hammer when I need it!
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440340)
Posted by Arctorro on November 16th, 2012 @ 12:07am CST
Voted for Transformers, naturally >:oP
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440342)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 16th, 2012 @ 12:08am CST
I won't be voting for either as they both are equal in terms of awesomeness in my book.
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440343)
Posted by RAcast on November 16th, 2012 @ 12:11am CST
*puts up flame shield*
Had to vote Lego!
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440344)
Posted by Anonymous on November 16th, 2012 @ 12:13am CST
Love Lego, Love Transformers even more. Problem with Lego, they're like Junkions, blow them up and they keep coming back. It'll be tough....
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440345)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 16th, 2012 @ 12:32am CST
Manterax Prime wrote:I won't be voting for either as they both are equal in terms of awesomeness in my book.


Yeah. I'm going to leave this one alone and watch from a distance.
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440346)
Posted by RhA on November 16th, 2012 @ 12:39am CST
You can't beat Lego. Ever. Optimus would understand.
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440426)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:39am CST
RhA wrote:You can't beat Lego. Ever. Optimus would understand.


I agree. 'Building is the right of all sentient beings!' :lol:

I'm pretty sure Lego is going to win. There is no better toy out there. But Transformers should come second. :twisted:
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440428)
Posted by That Bot on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:41am CST
Transformers can't come second with the way it's set up. That will be either Ball or Train Set.
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1440869)
Posted by Silver Wind on November 18th, 2012 @ 9:59pm CST
Voted Transformers, of course! I never really had as much fun with Lego.
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1441105)
Posted by El Duque on November 20th, 2012 @ 12:24pm CST
The Transformers have made it to the final round of Mensa's Bracket Challenge! After a narrow round five victory over Lego (444 to 429) the Transformers face a menacing foe from the old school.....................the ball. Click here to vote.



[quote]Transformers
1980-Present - Seed 4

The boys' version of the Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers set the toy world on its ear in 1984. Anyone and everyone just had to have these "robots in disguise." They could transform into everyday objects, usually vehicles or weapons, and a cartoon series and, eventually, films followed, turning a whole new generation on to these toys.[/quote]

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[quote]Ball
Timeless - Seed 1

It's impossible to say when the first child picked up a spherical object and fell in love. The infatuation, though, continues today. Bounce it; toss it; roll it; spin it; catch it. There aren't many toys as versatile, and name another contestant that is a key component of so many other toys and games. Try playing jacks with a cube. Ball and Paddle? It's even in the name![/quote]
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1441109)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 20th, 2012 @ 12:51pm CST
What the hell is this mensa?
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1441110)
Posted by That Bot on November 20th, 2012 @ 1:05pm CST
Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1441112)
Posted by jindrak on November 20th, 2012 @ 1:08pm CST
Voted, GO TFs!!
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1441114)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 20th, 2012 @ 1:09pm CST
That Bot wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.


Oh duh! I learned about them in school. How could i forget them?
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1441117)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 20th, 2012 @ 1:13pm CST
We beat Lego?! O_o...

I think the ball might actually have an uphill battle, here. I think TFs could go all the way. It would certainly be nice.
Re: Transformers vs. Lego in the Final Four of Mensa's Bracket Challenge (1441118)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 20th, 2012 @ 1:20pm CST
If TF wins, Mensa needs to post a victory pic of that same ball, but with Armada Unicron in planet mode closing in for the kill.

"No! Basketball is a peaceful planet!"

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