Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Classic Castle mascot?

Discussion of general LEGO topics

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby AK_Brickster » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:51 pm

I think we should have a monthly challenge with a vote at the end. I also think it would be great to have him available for the BrickCon Sig Fig photo shoot!

For what it's worth, I like this guy, only I'd put do Blue arm/red leg on one side and red arm/blue leg on the other.
The torso is very "classic" which I like, and the red/blue arms/legs makes him distinctive.

Image
Image Image
Plastics make it possible! (BrickLink) - - - My Flickr Stream
Courage, Honor, Loyalty! For Garheim!
User avatar
AK_Brickster
Visconte des Paysans de Gong
 
Posts: 3220
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:02 pm
Location: Mushing through the Great Driftplains of Garheim

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby gedren_y » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:39 pm

I like the idea of the classic face and the torso here ^^, and even the helmet shape (I have quite a few in several colors), but I still think his name should be Horatio to differentiate him from the actual traveling figs. I'm sorry, but I don't care for the classic sword. Moreover the Classic-Castle mascot should be more of an observer/visitor to the vigs we create. If it is a battle scene the mascot should be just that, a mascot for his chosen side. In more sedate themes he could be seen as a visitor, with more interaction.
gedren_y
Freeman
 
Posts: 75
Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:19 pm

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby Memsochet » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:49 pm

gedren_y wrote:Moreover the Classic-Castle mascot should be more of an observer/visitor to the vigs we create. If it is a battle scene the mascot should be just that, a mascot for his chosen side. In more sedate themes he could be seen as a visitor, with more interaction.


I'm thinking more of a Where's Waldo type interaction. In the books you could always easily spot Waldo because he was the 1 person not doing what everybody else was & just seemed to be there. Then his distinctive look made him stand out. When this gets approved I've already got a non-castle MOC I'm putting him in just for the fact he'd be my "Waldo" character in the craziness of the rest of the figs.
User avatar
Memsochet
Laborer
 
Posts: 129
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:45 pm
Location: South Plains, USA

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby Blueandwhite » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:37 pm

Honestly, I think that a contest is going to be the best way to come up with a CC mascot. Too many folks (including me :lol: ) are already trying too hard to shape the mascot as their own creation rather than something that represents the community. We all have our opinions as to what a CC mascot should be, but it really needs to be something the entire community can get behind for this to work.

The excitement that this thread has generated really suggests that this is a good idea, but it needs to be handled fairly. I love Josh's idea of having a "build-a-mascot" challenge as it would really allow the CC community to voice their thoughts and give some credibility to this mascot. A vote-off, American-Idol style would also be a fun way of choosing the mascot. Anyways, I think the best thing to do is to wait and see where the CC administrators take this. Increased interest in CC is never a bad thing.
Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch Batman!!

My Brickshelf Gallery
My Flickr
User avatar
Blueandwhite
CC Mascot Maker
 
Posts: 1417
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:12 pm
Location: Bolton, Ontario

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby Elbadar » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:50 pm

As with many of the above posts, I'm a fan of Forestboy's 1st suggestion (but with a generic black belt piece). I also like the name Harvey best, since this is also going to be a fig who hypothetically travels from MOC to MOC and builder to builder, and Harvey sounds like a brother to Harold and Henry.

I am of the opinion that, while this figure is a good mascot, he needs an X-factor. Henry had his briefcase, Harold had his custom helmet, this guy needs something too. My suggestions would be binoculars, a camera, a turkey leg, a walking stick (4 stud long brown rod), a map, or a backpack or knapsack. This would also be nice for anyone who either doesn't have a classic sword, or anyone who just doesn't like the classic sword.
Back to the front!
Elbadar
Artisan
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:27 am
Location: Location may vary

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby AK_Brickster » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:14 pm

Elbadar wrote:I am of the opinion that, while this figure is a good mascot, he needs an X-factor. Henry had his briefcase, Harold had his custom helmet, this guy needs something too. My suggestions would be binoculars, a camera, a turkey leg, a walking stick (4 stud long brown rod), a map, or a backpack or knapsack. This would also be nice for anyone who either doesn't have a classic sword, or anyone who just doesn't like the classic sword.
Brilliant! I like the idea of a walking stick or backpack/knapsack (maybe both?)

As for the selection process, I move that people submit their entries to a thread, monthly challenge style, and at the end of the month the Admins select 4 or 5 to be put up for a public vote with a run-off, if necessary.

I'm also much more partial to "Harvey" than "Horatio".
Image Image
Plastics make it possible! (BrickLink) - - - My Flickr Stream
Courage, Honor, Loyalty! For Garheim!
User avatar
AK_Brickster
Visconte des Paysans de Gong
 
Posts: 3220
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:02 pm
Location: Mushing through the Great Driftplains of Garheim

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby nanuck95 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:19 am

I like the idea of the mascot as well and I like both of the proposed figs with the red and blue arms/legs. My favorite of the two is the one with the black breastplate armor, but they both look great.

I also like the idea of a contest to be able to come up with something, although it will need to be done soon as the micro castle (assuming it is happening again this year) is probably starting up soon and the CCC is right around the corner.

I'm in the process of moving again and all my Lego is boxed up, so I may not get to build something, but I'd love to see what others come up with and be able to vote.
User avatar
nanuck95
Court jester
 
Posts: 669
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:57 pm
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby davee123 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:51 am

Elbadar wrote:[...] anyone who either doesn't have a classic sword [...]


I dunno-- if you're a castle fan and you don't have a classic sword! Maybe not an ABS one, I suppose. But at that point, we might have to start considering fans who don't have access to classic smiley heads!

DaveE
davee123
Knower of the Doin's
Knower of the Doin's
 
Posts: 468
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:07 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby JoshWedin » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:54 pm

Just a heads up, don't anyone get all excited and start a contest thread. This will be the next monthly challenge (though it probably won't run for the whole month).

I'm glad there is so much excitement about this and many thanks to BlueandWhite for the idea!

Josh
AFOL and his money are easily parted.

Image The Brothers Brick
User avatar
JoshWedin
Chevalier de Chèvre
Chevalier de Chèvre
 
Posts: 5642
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:35 pm
Location: Pondering what you are pondering

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby Elbadar » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:45 pm

davee123 wrote:
Elbadar wrote:[...] anyone who either doesn't have a classic sword [...]


I dunno-- if you're a castle fan and you don't have a classic sword! Maybe not an ABS one, I suppose. But at that point, we might have to start considering fans who don't have access to classic smiley heads!

DaveE


Last I checked classic smileys were litteraly a dollar a dozen on ebay, and they were on PAB last year (sadly no more). Besides, depending on the situation one could easily find a reason to swap the smiley for a scared face or either side of the jester head without ruining the figure's significance.
Back to the front!
Elbadar
Artisan
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:27 am
Location: Location may vary

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby Forestboy » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:29 pm

Elbadar wrote:
davee123 wrote:
Elbadar wrote:[...] anyone who either doesn't have a classic sword [...]


I dunno-- if you're a castle fan and you don't have a classic sword! Maybe not an ABS one, I suppose. But at that point, we might have to start considering fans who don't have access to classic smiley heads!

DaveE


Last I checked classic smileys were litteraly a dollar a dozen on ebay, and they were on PAB last year (sadly no more). Besides, depending on the situation one could easily find a reason to swap the smiley for a scared face or either side of the jester head without ruining the figure's significance.


I think he was making a comparison of castle fans who don't have classic swords, are like fans in general who don't have smiley heads. :) Correct me if I'm wrong. :wink:

~FB~
User avatar
Forestboy
Steward
 
Posts: 592
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:49 pm
Location: In the treetops learning from Robin himself...

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby Elbadar » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:37 am

Forestboy wrote:I think he was making a comparison of castle fans who don't have classic swords, are like fans in general who don't have smiley heads. :) Correct me if I'm wrong. :wink:

~FB~


Well, assuming your right, oops :oops:
Back to the front!
Elbadar
Artisan
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:27 am
Location: Location may vary

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby davee123 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:27 pm

Yeah, I was just joking about the abundance of classic swords-- Not too much rarity there!

DaveE
davee123
Knower of the Doin's
Knower of the Doin's
 
Posts: 468
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:07 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby footsteps » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:21 pm

Count Blacktron wrote:
Remyth wrote:
Count Blacktron wrote:I have something to add for my own preference.
He needs to bear the same shield as the one on either side of the homepage logo up top.
That was from the 6077 Knight's Procession was it not?
And perhaps it is just me, but the torso might be better if it was less armored or of a neutral design.
I like this one better for neutrality sake,
and for the blue---> Image


The problem with this guy (though it is one of my favorite torsos) is the price tag (and limited quantity available). Not everyone would be willing to pay the money to get one of those and if we are to do this, it should be a thing that everyone can do.

True enough. I do often forget that not everybody was around to get one of those when they were new. :wink:
Just being "Classic-Castle" however, it seems a bit off to have a "Kingdoms" themed torso because it is so new and current...


If the goal is for everyone to have an original, then this wouldn't fly. But with the help of this handy page, it would be possible for anyone to create a representative of the mascot in whatever design is chosen.

I've used the templates to create my own custom torsos, and if I can manage that, anyone can.
I'm a human BEING, not a human doing!
The two most important days of your life are the day you are born
and the day you discover why. (Donald Sensing)
One plus one equals three... for large values of one. (Bruce Fournier)
User avatar
footsteps
Tastes good with ketchup
 
Posts: 1680
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:03 am
Location: Canada

Re: Classic Castle mascot?

Postby Elbadar » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:07 am

Even so, I think that the torso might not stand out enough. Oh well, we'll see what happens when the admins put their contest/challenge/vote together.
Back to the front!
Elbadar
Artisan
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:27 am
Location: Location may vary

PreviousNext

Return to General LEGO

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: verneer and 1 guest