October 26, 2013
LEGO Alvin Update and a Rock Prize
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
A week ago I asked you to go vote for a proposed design for a LEGO Deep Sea Submersible Alvin. At the time, LEGO Alvin had 275 votes. I said that I’d give you an update on the voting a week later. At the moment, LEGO Alvin has 356 votes. So, over the last week LEGO Alvin has gained an additional 81 votes. That’s not bad, but I think we can do better! Well, we need to do better since a design needs 10,000 votes before LEGO will even take a look at it. Do you think we can convince 10,000 people to vote for LEGO Alvin? I think we can!
So, I’m going to extend the LEGO Alvin challenge for another two weeks. Please, please go vote for LEGO Alvin here. Please advertise the LEGO Alvin voting on Facebook, G+, Twitter, on your blog, etc. Please also encourage your friends, family, colleagues, and everyone else to go vote!
To encourage voting, I’ll offer a small prize. If you voted for LEGO Alvin, leave a comment below (honor system!). In two weeks I’ll select a winner by drawing names randomly out of a hat. I will send a rock prize to the winner. More specifically, I will send the winner a beautiful hand sample of Dwyka tillite which I collected in South Africa’s Karoo region.
I did a few days ago… but I went to check the page and saw I didn’t like it, so I did that, and I tweeted it, so maybe that can catch someone’s eye. 🙂
I voted! This rock would be great for my collection. I’m studying Geology at Penn State.
Tweeted, liked, voted. This rock will go great with my volcanic rock that I found on Terceira Island in the Azores.
Supported. I like seeing aspects of science in the toys my 3 year old plays with. He’s already a science lover and a LEGO lover.
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of votes on there yet, but I really hope this makes it. I voted, and I’d buy one!
Thanks for all the support, everyone!
Supported. Well done design.
Thanks so much for the support everyone! (Especially Evelyn!) Every little bit helps and I appreciate it very much!
You’re very welcome! If this design makes it, I’m sure you’ll be receiving some personal thank-you messages from various WHOI staff. Also, I’d be happy to arrange an Alvin tour for you if you’re ever on Cape Cod. If Alvin is not around, you can at least meet some of the staff who work on the sub.
I just supported it. It looks really cool.
I voted! Go Alvin!
Both of my daughters and me just voted for Alvin.
Voted. Good luck Alvin!
The winner is Shawn W. I’ll contact you about sending your rock prize. Thanks everyone for your support!