I Am A Space Marine - Here Are The Winners

The competition was originally for one winner to win one chainsword. We've shown you the entries that just missed out on prizes. Now we'll show you the ones that made it through to the prize-winning round.

Before we kick this off, the Kotaku email server gobbled up an entry that was submitted on time but never arrived in my inbox. While this entry didn't make it to the finals, I wanted to give it a run here so that everyone can see the work that Infra put into his chainsword: That both looks sharp and dangerous and we desperately hope that Infra doesn't come after us for messing with his entry.

Moving along! At the beginning of the competition we only had one prize locked in: one Kotaku reader was going to win one Space Marine chainsword. But when the entries began to come in it quickly became clear that we couldn't not reward more people for their efforts. So we contacted THQ, showed them some of the chainswords that members of the Kotaku community had made, and they agreed to give us six goodie bags to give away. So here are your top six runners-up and the main winner, who will be taking home the Space Marine chainsword.

Chuloopa donned his chef's hat and made a chainsword cake. While this may not be the most dangerous of weapons in battle, we bet it could bring on a mad case of (delicious) diabetes which, when you think about it, is more dangerous than any kind of chainsword. Also, recipe plz!

Janek has given us many reasons to be afraid. Aside from the fact that he's wielding a life-size chainsword, the look in his eyes suggests that he is ready cut us up unless we give him a prize. Okay okay, we'll send you a prize! Just leave Mark alone — he's only a child!

Goodness me, Justin V. This is one sexy chainsword. Sexiness wasn't on our judging criteria before we saw this, and then we drew up a little box with the question "IS THE CHAINSWORD SEXY ENOUGH?", and hey, that was all your doing! Nice work.

You probably can't tell from this photo, but Sami's chainsword is actually made of paper mache. And that little thing she's slicing up with the chainsword? Yep, also made of paper mache. Gorgeous.

Steven B, we had a joke in the officer that went something to the effect of: "Man, he can create this awesome chainsword but can't take a clear photo?" Haha, we kid. We won't hold the wobbly camera against you. ;)

So those are your six runners-up! They'll be getting a small gift from THQ for their efforts.

Anyway, there can only be one winner, and that winner will be sent the Space Marine life-size chainsword valued at $4,500. So without further ado, the winner of the Kotaku "I AM A SPACE MARINE" competition is... Laif!

Check out the video! That's Laif's chainsword in action.

Yeah... that is pretty hard to beat. Congratulations, dude! That was some mighty fine effort you put into that chainsword.

Can everyone who was featured in this post please send me an email with your contact details + postal address asap? I will compile a list and send it off to THQ for prize distribution. Just email me from the account you used for your chainsword submission using the subject line "I AM A PRIZE WINNER".


    Haha. That's awesome loops.

    Grats to Laif on the win, and the rest of the finalists for being finalists.

    Wow, those are some impressively awesome entries! No wonder mine didn't win! :D
    That cake looks awesome Chuloopa, way better than my little bro's (and probably a lot less healthier too :D)
    But Laif...man.that.is.epic!!! Woohoo congrats! :D

      To follow on from the previous Space Marine thread:

      I'm a little lambo lost in the woods...

      Wait. There really is a little Lambo?
      I thought it was you doubling entries!!??

    Wow. Really impressive stuff all round, nice job guys! Sorry you didn't win Loops, but that really is an impressive entry by Laif.

    Congrats to all!!!
    What's in the goody bags??????????????

      A packet of Tim Tams that never runs out

        are you kidding? My sugar is already high enough

          A packet of carrots that never runs out

    Sorry you didn't win Loops. Your cake was awesome though! And at least you win something! Congratulations Laif, that looks badass.

    Highly impressive entries from everyone. Shame I completely forgot about the comp due to having my mind on my operation though.

    You should all take pride in your work - awesomely creative minds all. In fact, I'd gladly take some of these creations over the $4,500 one :)

      Sorry - i've half ated mine already

      diabetes, here i come!

    Honestly - i knew i would never win this one. The fact that there are people who actually know how to BUILD stuff is testament to that. These chainswords ar absolutely epic, and you know what, those that didn't win now have some seriously cos-play worth chainswords. They look awesome.

    As gutted as i am that i didn't take the major i am SO stoked to have scored a prize pack from THQ.

    I'm really loving the game guys - in fact i am playing it right now. Its all i could of hopef for and more.

    Laif - dude, what can i say that hasn't already been said? That is absolutely Bad ass and TOTALLY deserving. Amazing, AMAZING stuff there. Well done, mate. And well done, indeed, to everyone!

    Thanks again to Tracey for organising Runners up prizes - words can't express how awesome you are. Wait, they can - you're awesome!

    :D can't wait to see whats in my prize pack.. i think it's also time for some cake - om nom nom.

    Not bad for my first cake ever, hey? :P LOL

      Recipe for cake please!

      Oh, and if anyone wants to share their DIY guides on making their chainswords would be much appreciated too :)

        I've got my build documented on my DeviantArt (ulicqeldroma13) page if you like, happy to help with any info you need :)

      Agreed. Thanks for begging the publishers on our behalf Tracey!

    Well done all. They all look absolutely amazing, and no doubt a LOT of effort has gone into them.

    I would argue that the also-rans were more creative on the whole, even if they were less polished, and maybe took the "using household items" suggestion more literally. But that's probably just sour grapes :)

    So congratulations Laif! I now expect you to start acting as a vigilante, meting out two-handed chainsword justice on the nighttime streets!

    All excellent entries (including the ones in the previous post).

    Though my question is; With chainswords as good as these, who even needs the prize now? xD

      That's what I was thinking! When I called THQ I was like "Umm... so some of these entries are better than your chainsword... more prizes plz?"

        I bet saying that caused their monocles to pop straight off

    Was this list + the previous list all the entries or only the finalists?

    Well done everyone!

    Wow.. some seriously nice entries!! Kickass effort all round!!

    Well done guys! Epic entries from everyone!

    For those who want to know, my entry was made from a toner cartridge, a broken tape dispencer and some rubber and other supplies.

    More photos can be found here... http://s125.photobucket.com/albums/p70/grabda/Kotaku%20-%20Chainsword%20Competition/

      Really love that one Adam - the extra pics really show how great that is.

      You REALLY need an imperial commisar costume to go with it.

      Awesome effort man :)

    I want to give special props to sami, also - as no one else yet. The gretchin is made of paper mache too!! and has LOLLY BLOOD SPURTS!

    That is just pure creative genius! Love it! :D

    Poor little dude doesn't look to happy, either

    aw man, the only reason i didn't enter it was because i knew i had no chance to win athe grand prize, but there were runners up as well? i would have at least tried then...

    Nice, all the entries in both posts have been excellent.

    I'm glad I didn't bother - I wouldn't hold a candle to these!

    Whoever can make an awesome chain-sword... gets another one. Lulz.

    I got a bloodied horror themed cake for my birthday once abou 12 yrs ago, are you sure you weren't it's creator Chuloopa? Brings back memories haha! It wasn't a sword though.

    Anyhow congratulations to all winrars!

    Congrats to all the winners! Thou having a working chainsword kinda defeats the purpose of winning a replica.

    But the one thing Laif didn't have was........
    QUAD DAMAGE!!!!!

    Awesome entries everyone!

    Congrats to all the winners and especially Laif ...that thing is a beast.

    My entry was lost in the warp but I am glad it emerged in time to get a mention :P.

    Thanks Tracey and congrats again to everyone.

    There is a lot of effort that went into some of these which is totally awesome! I really wasn't sure what to expect in terms of quality or quantity and there was lots of each :) this whole thread kinda makes me want to have a chainsword party and eat cake :P

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