Seventy-two Hour Animation Contest
SHAC 3 logo
The logo of SHAC 3
Annual competition
Years Active
2018 - Present

The Seventy-two Hour Animation Contest, commonly abbreviated to SHAC, is an annual brickfilming contest with a time limit of exactly 72 hours. Similar to the Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest and Brickfilm Rapidly All Week Long Contest, participants must create an entire brickfilm from scratch within 72 hours. The contest has been hosted by Dylan Johnson and The Login Productions since its inception.


The Seventy-two Hour Animation Contest originated from a concept for another time-based brickfilming competition by Dylan Johnson. The concept, initially proposed in 2014, was for a contest in between the lengths of THAC and BRAWL, originally to take place in the fall; as their hadn't been a brickfilming contest held during those months for a few years.

Originally to be titled the "Weekend Animation Contest," or "WAM!", the title was changed after a humorous suggestion from Dylan Woodley to name the contest after Shaquille O'Neal, as the abbreviation for Seventy-Two Hour Animation Contest was SHAC; very similar to O'Neal's nickname, "Shaq."

The idea was shelved for a few years. Dylan Johnson eventually decided to bring it back after having missed THAC XV due to being on vacation, and longing for another contest to fill the void of the discontinued EASTER Contest. The first Seventy-two Hour Animation Contest was announced with Dylan Johnson and The Login Productions as hosts on February 3, 2018.[1]

The first SHACEdit


The Logo used for the first SHAC

The first SHAC was held on Bricks in Motion and Brick à Brack from March 2 - 5, 2018.[2] However, the contest was extended by nearly an hour to allow for an entrant who's film had gotten stuck in rendering to still be eligible to enter.

  • Theme: Compromise
  • Color Mod: Black & White
  • Letter Mod: X
  • Sound Mod: Gong Hit B

All 17 entries submitted were accepted, and they were judged through Instant Runoff Voting. Prizes were provided by Dylan Johnson, and the judges were Dylan Johnson, The Login Productions, One Brick Shy, Shelby Pritchard, and Nate Swihart.

A fourth, random-draw prize was announced along with the results on March 24, 2018.[3][4]

Prize Winners
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Place Film Name Director
1. No Bargain Chris Major
2. Powerless William Osborne
3. The Quarrel Concerning the Kid Mark Nelson
4. Ketchup v Mustard James Cawood
5. Halfway There Bert Loos
6. Mur Noir et Blanc 4clem4
7. X Deltabrick
8. Mission: Compromised BeatupBricks Productions
9. The Coolest Samurai CurlyNarNar
10. Blue or Yellow Raptor Studios
11. LEGO Pet Shop Kristóf Fekete-Kovács
12. Compromised Brickman
13. Tha Fight Jo Co
14. Ecotallica "Shawarma Studios"
15. The SHACompromise Joshua Nelson
16. Spiderman: The Musical Angel Hair
17. com promise Benjamin Ely

SHAC 2Edit

SHAC2 logo

The Logo used for SHAC 2

The SHAC contest returned the next year, and ran from March 8 - 11, 2019.[5] The contest was extended an extra hour to accommodate for Daylight Savings Time.[6] The color mod, light or dark tan brick connected to a sand-shaded brick, was found as confusing by some, and so the mod elements were considered loosely, as not to unfairly disadvantage any of the entrants.

  • Theme: Surface
  • Color Mod: Tan & Sand
  • Number Mod: 2
  • Sound Mod: Beast footstep

Overall, it received 25 entries, all of which were accepted. Dylan Johnson, The Login Productions, One Brick Shy, and Shelby Pritchard all returned as judges, with William Osborne replacing Nate Swihart.

Another random draw was held along with the full results announcement on March 30, 2019.[7][8]

Prize Winners
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Place Film Name Director
1. Bubble Lainie May
2. Fish Food Shane Studios
3. Return to the Surface 2x4 Productions
4. Bricks and Bananas David Nielsen
5. Claustrophobe on a Submarine KobbleThePenguin
6. lucid Joshua Nelson
7. A Strange Day at the Beach Raptor Studios
8. Beneath The Surface Chaizin
9. The Mayor Aaron Soileau
10. Gestrandet AoW Gamer
11. SURFACE John McErlean
12. Trapped Below the Surface Last Brick Productions
13. Bunker Boredom END Films
14. shaQuest for the Surface Awesomepants
15. The Table Jurassic Films
16. Shaq Gold Bond Commercial BeatupBricks Productions
17. A Sympathetic Heart Cgdude9
18. To The Moon Ballistic Studio
19. Portal Trouble Foo Films
20. The Weird Pool BrickAnimator 724
21. Surface Level Problems Innovator Studios
22. Getting to the surface Borislav Van Son
23. To the Surface Blast Door Productions
24. Director's Cut Logic Films and EX64
25. sur face Benjamin Ely

SHAC 3Edit

SHAC 3 was run by Dylan Johnson and The Login Productions from March 6 - 9, 2020.[9] As with the previous year, the contest was extended an hour for Daylight Savings Time. [10] The Number mod was dropped in favor of returning to using a Letter mod.

Overall, it received 11 entries, 9 of which were accepted. (1 entry was disqualified and 1 entry was submitted late)

Full results will be announced by the end of March 2020. [11]


  1. SHAC Announcement Thread
  2. SHAC Starts Now thread
  3. SHAC results thread
  4. SHAC Announcement Video
  5. SHAC 2 Announcement thread
  6. SHAC 2 Starts Now thread
  7. SHAC 2 Results thread
  8. SHAC 2 Announcement Video
  9. SHAC 3 Announcement thread
  10. SHAC 3 Starts Now thread
  11. Post about expected judging deadline
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