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Colossal Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:54 am
by architect
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The CC Team is proud to announce our fifth annual building contest: The Colossal Castle Contest V. It will begin on November 1st and end on December 31st, 2007.

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.

Rules: http://www.classic-castle.com/events/co ... ntest.html

Seven Classic Castle sets including the famed Knight's Challenge and Dark Forest Fortress are prizes. There are are also rare accessories, custom farm animals, and new castle sets. It truly is colossal!

Prizes: http://www.classic-castle.com/events/co ... rizes.html

Thank you to LEGO, Brickforge, Rich Stehnach, and Ben Ellermann for donating prizes. The rules can be found here. Enjoy!

Notes: We are working on setting up the database for submitting entries and hope to have that operational by Thursday. The "Submit an Entry" and "Entries" links will not work until that time.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:15 am
by Sir Nelson
5 years of the CCC... Awesome! 8)

The prizes for this contest just keep getting better and better each year, and the Classic-Castle Admins deserve a big "thank you" for sponsoring this contest.

Good luck to all contestants!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:54 am
by JoshWedin
Awesome and it looks good! I like the categories and the prizes a lot. Oh, man, the wheels are turning! :)

Josh

PS. I'm already getting the word out...Blogged it just now.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:03 am
by Donut
Wow the prizes are wonderful, thanks for hosting this contest.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:13 am
by Asterios
well lets hope i can enter this time with no hang ups :P (read the rules Rick,read the Rules)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:58 am
by jedimasterwagner
how exciting! way to encourage people to build. what neat categories too, they're already inspiring me. I guess the next couple of weekends are booked for me!

it seems to me that the list of rules is pretty short, making for wide-open possibilities. Am I correct in saying that there's no limit on the number of pieces as long as it fits into the specified baseplates? Also there's no clause regarding intellectual property --- so can I take inspiration from paintings, drawings, and films?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:14 am
by Webrain
6039 donated by lego a new set?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:34 am
by kelderic
Alrighty, everything else is now going on hold. I entered one catagory last year. Hopefully I will be able to enter more this year.

Kelderic

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:24 pm
by architect
Sir Nelson wrote:5 years of the CCC... Awesome! 8)

The prizes for this contest just keep getting better and better each year, and the Classic-Castle Admins deserve a big "thank you" for sponsoring this contest.


You are welcome.

it seems to me that the list of rules is pretty short, making for wide-open possibilities. Am I correct in saying that there's no limit on the number of pieces as long as it fits into the specified baseplates? Also there's no clause regarding intellectual property --- so can I take inspiration from paintings, drawings, and films?


While there is not a piece or fig limit on entries, please take note that usually the largest creations entered into a category did not win in previous years. Very detailed creations usually win. We are not looking for a tower that is as tall as a person.

Inspiration can be drawn from different sources. The Historic Event category should be inspired by actual events and the medieval legend from actual medieval legends. Please give us a brief description on your entry of what you are building. On the other hand if someone builds yet another Helms Deep, Minas Tirith or Hobbiton moc, they will likely not win :wink:

6039 donated by lego a new set?


That is an error in the page. The 6039 Twin Arm Launcher is used, in very good condition, and not donated by the LEGO Group.

Ben
CC Contest Admin

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:58 pm
by stuifzand
architect wrote:medieval legend from actual medieval legends.

Does this legend have to be globally known, or can it be a local thing?(given that I describe the situation/tell the tale)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:17 pm
by DNL
great :D awesome prizes!
i'm going to enter!
thank you very much for hosting this contest!!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:53 pm
by Athos
I hadn't realized there was a maximum size for the entries... Guess my viking village won't be entered... :D

I've got a question about the farm entry... Does it need to have farmers and house and vehicles and tools and crops and animals? Or just some of those elements?

Great categories (and prizes) this year...

Steve

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:01 pm
by Dr. J
I suppose I'll enter (although I'm not sure which categories), as long as I have the time.
*Sigh*, it seems like contests always take place when I don't have the time or I'm just left inspirationless.
Plus, my best MOCs come when I'm just messing around, not when I have a specific set of guidelines.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:43 pm
by jokkna
interesting maybe i vill enter it. :D

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:45 pm
by Peppermint Pig
I should have time to participate this year. Thanks to everybody that has made this event possible!


A curiosity: Shouldn't the Historic Event category be demarcated to a certain point in time?

I assume the Castle Spaces entries must be built on two plates of 32x32 size or smaller?