For a while we thought that no one was going to enter our Space Marine competition. Then, hours before the competition closed, we received a wave of some of the most amazing entries we've ever seen in any competition run on Kotaku. Here are a few entries that missed out on the top prize, but we thought they were still awesome enough that they had to be shared.
The image above is the chainsword submitted by Palstran. Kudos to him for thinking outside the square and turning a household chair into a very dangerous thing. We hope no one sat on it afterwards, Palstran. (Although if someone did, please tell us about it.)
Adam M (we actually received quite a few entries from different Adams...) sent in the kind of chainsword that you could probably use to use to hit someone with. If I'm not mistaken, it IS a cushioned chainsword, right? The blue bits looks kind of soft. Because if it isn't then I retract everything I've just said.
Lambomann's brother also submitted an entry! This looks like a food of some sort, but again we can't actually tell if it's cake or biscuit or shortbread or crumbs. Also, we don't actually know Lambomann's brother's name, so we'll just keep on referring to him as Lambomann's brother until someone corrects us.
Sylok and Epherius worked together on this awesome sword that comes complete with a motor and wiring so that the chain actually moves. They assure us it worked during testing and then borked when it came to filming.
Thank you for your entries, everyone! At 4pm today we'll be posting our top seven entries -- six will receive a runners-up prize that we just secured from THQ (literally this morning!), and one will win the ultimate prize: the THQ Space Marine chainsword. Check back then!