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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:55 am
by JoshWedin
Kingpeteri wrote:I meant do we have to do it in that kind of style?


There is no particular style of picture that you have to use. If you look at the current (and previous year's) entries, there are all sorts of photographic styles. Whatever you want to do is fine with me. Just keep the pics 800x600 pixels or less.

Build On!
Josh

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:53 pm
by pijani
JoshWedin wrote:
Kingpeteri wrote:I meant do we have to do it in that kind of style?


There is no particular style of picture that you have to use. If you look at the current (and previous year's) entries, there are all sorts of photographic styles. Whatever you want to do is fine with me. Just keep the pics 800x600 pixels or less.

Build On!
Josh


could you link previous year's battle entries (just the tread) here or on msg, plz?
tnx

also links to the winner pictures

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:19 pm
by Hob Took
Here's the entries for the 2006 battle contest.
And here's 2005's contest entries, though they are hidden deep within the thread as it also includes questions and stuff about the contest. Hope this helps.

-Hob Took

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:07 am
by JoshWedin
Hob Took wrote:Here's the entries for the 2006 battle contest.
And here's 2005's contest entries, though they are hidden deep within the thread as it also includes questions and stuff about the contest. Hope this helps.

-Hob Took


Also, here are a couple of MOCPages that might help:

2005 Winners

2006 Winners and Entries

Build On,
Josh

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:29 am
by SavaTheAggie
I'm really enjoying this contest, it's nice to be a contestant for a change. However, I'm not in this to win unless its first place. The King's Castle is a bit of a holy grail for me, I don't own many of the early castle sets, but there's only one that I truly pine for. I already own two black falcon fortresses, and don't get me wrong, in the extremely remote chance I won, and got second, I'd happily accept another, but that King's Castle...

I might even try to badger the first place winner into making a trade ;) (with appropriate additions for the difference in value)

--Tony

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:42 am
by Peasantpeteri
SavaTheAggie wrote:The King's Castle is a bit of a holy grail for me


I know what you meant but please don't compare Lego to The Holy Grail.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:56 am
by SavaTheAggie
Kingpeteri wrote:
SavaTheAggie wrote:The King's Castle is a bit of a holy grail for me


I know what you meant but please don't compare Lego to The Holy Grail.


I don't know, seems to be a good comparison to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIXByCAIzos

You also might find THIS a good read.

--Tony

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:17 pm
by jamitjames
A couple questions Josh. I have not seen them addressed or asked, so I hope I'm not being too much of a problem. :)

1. Build an medieval battle scene (all figs involved must be of castle persuasion. Ninja is allowed).

Would this exclude the Roman empire? Clearly the period of 40BC-300AD is not "medieval" but neither is Ninja considered medieval.

And are LDraw creations allowed?

Whatever your answers are, I'm looking forward to entering.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:35 pm
by Kozai13
Prince Imdol wrote:If Sava enters, we're finished. Jk. Hope you enter Tony!


Lol, so true. It discourages me, but I might give it a try anyway! Love the prizes.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:25 pm
by Elephant Knight
I have noticed something about this contest so far. Nearly all of the entries have Cownies in them. I wonder why? Any one else notice this? Or amI just wierd?

EKnight

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:33 pm
by Black Ranger
Elephant Knight wrote:I have noticed something about this contest so far. Nearly all of the entries have Cownies in them. I wonder why? Any one else notice this? Or amI just wierd?

EKnight


As them being the only ones you can buy in large quantities... Hey! I could write up something about a Crwon Kingdom surrounded by other kingdoms, hence all the war! Good luck to all in the contest, I should my 2nd one up tonight.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:00 am
by pijani
SavaTheAggie wrote: ... The King's Castle is a bit of a holy grail for me, I don't own many of the early castle sets, but there's only one that I truly pine for. ...I might even try to badger the first place winner into making a trade ;) (with appropriate additions for the difference in value)

--Tony



If I win (and I will, you haven't seen my idea, I'm just waiting for my girlfriend to stop working and to come and help with all of the strings! You will see:))))

AND if and when I win, you can have that castle for some castle building parts (any type, any color)

There:) I love LEGO:)

Ivan;)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:34 am
by JoshWedin
SavaTheAggie wrote:I'm really enjoying this contest, it's nice to be a contestant for a change.


Good, I'm glad you are enjoying it. I imagine it is a nice change.

jamitjames wrote:A couple questions Josh. I have not seen them addressed or asked, so I hope I'm not being too much of a problem. :)

1. Build an medieval battle scene (all figs involved must be of castle persuasion. Ninja is allowed).

Would this exclude the Roman empire? Clearly the period of 40BC-300AD is not "medieval" but neither is Ninja considered medieval.

And are LDraw creations allowed?

Whatever your answers are, I'm looking forward to entering.


You aren't being a problem. ;) I have stretched the point in previous years, so I guess I'll do it again. You are hereby allowed to enter ancient battles. However, I'm not going to allow LDraw creations. For this contest, I prefer to see what people can do with the bricks they actually have.

Kozai13 wrote:
Prince Imdol wrote:If Sava enters, we're finished. Jk. Hope you enter Tony!


Lol, so true.


Its not true. I would consider it an enormous favor if people would refrain from comments like this, please. It is discourteous and it is defeatist in attitude. Thank you.

Elephant Knight wrote:I have noticed something about this contest so far. Nearly all of the entries have Cownies in them. I wonder why? Any one else notice this? Or amI just wierd?
EKnight


I noticed that same thing, so you're not weird. Or else we are weird together. :D They are new and easy to get, so I guess it is to be expected.

Black Ranger wrote:As them being the only ones you can buy in large quantities...


Exactly...

pijani wrote:
SavaTheAggie wrote:I might even try to badger the first place winner into making a trade ;) (with appropriate additions for the difference in value)


If I win (and I will, you haven't seen my idea, I'm just waiting for my girlfriend to stop working and to come and help with all of the strings! You will see:))))


That's quite a boast! :shock: Especially given the high caliber of entries already, and the number of people who have yet to weigh in. You intrigue me... :)

Josh

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:00 am
by jamitjames
JoshWedin wrote:I have stretched the point in previous years, so I guess I'll do it again. You are hereby allowed to enter ancient battles. However, I'm not going to allow LDraw creations. For this contest, I prefer to see what people can do with the bricks they actually have.

Sounds good!

A suggestion if I may, in the future define what ancient means to you. For me the first Gulf War is ancient. :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:31 am
by LORD DOOM
PLZ PLZ postpone the deadline by 1 week. :cry: