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Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby architect » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:28 am

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The CC Team is proud to announce our ninth annual building contest: The Colossal Castle Contest IX. It will begin on November 1st and end on December 31st, 2011.

This contest is a bit different than other contests. We have a variety of categories each with one prize for the winner. Some categories require small creations and others need larger ones. Everyone, even with a limited supply of bricks, should be able to enter several categories. We are looking for creativity, not who has the most LEGO.

Check out the prizes. Seven Classic Castle sets including the popular Wolfpack Renegades, Black Monarch's Ghost, Twin-Arm Launcher, and Kings Castle are prizes. There are are also hard to find misb sets, custom medieval weapons, and new castle sets. It truly is colossal!

Thank you to Rich Stehnach "Blackrock", Josh Wedin, BrickArms, BrickForge, BrickWarriors, The Brothers Brick, and the LEGO Company for donating prizes. The rules can be found
here Enjoy!

Note: Please feel free to ask contest questions in this thread. It may take one to two days for an admin to answer your specific contest questions. We are working with our programmer to update the entry pages. Please be patient as it may take one to two weeks for these pages to be operable. Thanks.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby Elephant Knight » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:39 am

Bring it on!

I am feeling pretty pumped about this (The lack of work helps, I think), so maybe I'll get more then a couple entires built.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby Jacks100 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:17 am

I plan on doing this!
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby Athalus » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:27 am

The time has come! Lets get building! :D

Just wondering: Is any stonework allowed for the wooden castle category; like stone foundations?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby Brickule » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:28 am

Let the building commence! I read the rules and I didn't see anything about overhang, does it mater if my dragon's wings and tail hang out over the base? Also, custom accessories may be used on Minifigures only in the Minifigure categories, but what if I want to use the Brickforge Laser-beams for icicles?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby architect » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:29 pm

Athalus wrote:Just wondering: Is any stonework allowed for the wooden castle category; like stone foundations?


1. No. You can place your castle on an earthen mound. The wooden castle should not have a stone base or be built on a rocky cliff or mountain. If stones were easily available, they wouldn't have built a wooden castle.

Brickule wrote:Also, custom accessories may be used on Minifigures only in the Minifigure categories, but what if I want to use the Brickforge Laser-beams for icicles?


2. No. The only custom elements allowed in categories other than miscellaneous and the custom figure categories are: animals, stickers, string, and cloth (ie: sails and banners).

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby stuifzand » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:42 pm

Wattle and daub, is that wood or stone in your opinion?
Is it the era your looking for, the time before stone castles?

Great contest as always, I'm determined to enter. :)
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby Blego7 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:45 pm

Oh wow!
No rest for the weary, back to the bricks! Will be doing my best effort to attend this year :)
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby Lolino » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:40 pm

I have a question. Can I create one set on Flickr for all photos for contest? Like Derfel last year: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45244184@N ... 175904805/
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby architect » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:59 pm

stuifzand wrote:Wattle and daub, is that wood or stone in your opinion?


3. No. The wood timber frame structure should be infilled with wattle (woven twigs) and daub (mud/clay mixture). Infilling the timber frame with brick or stone would is more of a late medieval upgrade and not allowed. Plastering over part of the timber frame would be allowed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattle_and_daub

Is it the era your looking for, the time before stone castles?


4. Stone Castles and Wood Castles were often built during the same time period. Any type of wooden castle built between the fall of Rome and the great fire of London would qualify.

Lolino wrote:Can I create one set on Flickr for all photos for contest?


5. No. Please create individual sets for each contest entry. Thanks.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby shmails » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:28 am

Woohoo! This is always my favorite time of year. There are some really wonderful categories, I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Of course I have a question: For the Siege Weapon, should there be a scene (i.e. attacking a castle) or do you want the weapon alone with no base? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby Elephant Knight » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:57 am

After taking a closer look at the Catagories, I must say that I am a bit underwelmed by the prize pool. Lots of good prizes, but I feel that most of them are a bit small, especially for a contest that is called 'Colossal'. The Master Builder prize also seems a bit underwhelming.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby Purple Wolf » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:03 am

Ah the Colossal Castle Contest. At last I can enter. I am going to have so much fun building for this. Even if I don't win anything It's still fun. :)

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby lord_of_orks » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:11 am

I have two questions about the Mythical creatures category. will the entries be judged on the creature, the scene,or both, and can you include more than one creature in one entry?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 9

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:39 am

This looks like it will be a fun contest. Thank you to all the admins organizing it, and to those donating prizes, and to Troy for sponsoring the website altogether. Your efforts are not unappreciated.

The only question I have is regarding posting etiquette. The official entry is through the link in the margin next to the rules in the main Classic Castle site; I assume that once we've posted there, that it is fine to present a model in the forum MOC section according to the forum rules... or is this redundant and frowned upon?
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