My name is Allen Tucker and I was the winner of the VIP tickets for the fantastic event known as the Incredible Science Machine (ISM) at the Michigan Science Center. Before I get into how I managed to attend it, let me tell you a bit about myself. I am a 15-year-old from North Carolina and I have been a domino builder probably since I was around 7 or 8. I have always been attracted to how they fell, their sound, and building with them. I have built with Mexican train dominoes, then wooden, then Maria Lamping dominoes, and now BulkDominoes on my YouTube channel, PluxDomino.
I heard about ISM on Lily Hevesh’s YouTube channel (Hevesh5) and I knew it might be too far of a drive from North Carolina all the way to Michigan (11 hours!). I told my parents about it and they tried to order tickets only to find they were sold out, so I began my search of finding a way to get a ticket. I saw that they were giving away 4 VIP tickets to whoever could post the best domino chain reaction through social media. I had only 10 hours left until the contest closed. I quickly built a 1,500 domino video and submitted it via Facebook. I fell asleep that night hoping that I would somehow win the contest.
I woke up the next morning to find out that I had won the contest!!! I won 4 VIP tickets!!! We quickly packed and headed for Ohio where we stayed overnight with my grandpa. The next day, we headed up to Michigan where we were given a warm welcome for being the VIP ticket winners. It was my first time seeing a huge domino event, so I didn’t know what to expect, but the fall-down was really great! I got to meet Hevesh5, SuperMarMarMan1, xXDominoMasterXx, and other YouTubers that I have been following for years! The event was really fantastic and was a great experience for me as a domino builder.