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Postby CastleLord » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:20 pm

I have one question is it allowed to use custom armour and weapons in other categories than the Custom Castle Figure and Miscellaneous categories?

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Postby Aliencat » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:23 pm

CastleLord wrote:I have one question is it allowed to use custom armour and weapons in other categories than the Custom Castle Figure and Miscellaneous categories?

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From the Frequently Asked Questions bit...

Rules wrote:Custom stickers may be used for minifigure torsos, shields, and flags. You may use custom weapons only in the Custom Castle Figure and Miscellaneous categories. Brick built, custom, and LEGO animals can be used.
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Postby CastleLord » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:53 pm

Is it allowed that the plants in the Vignette contest is outside the 8x8 plate?

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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:59 pm

CastleLord wrote:Is it allowed that the plants in the Vignette contest is outside the 8x8 plate?

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RichardAM wrote:
•Finally bases again, are we allowed stud overlap for the vignettes or has everything got to be in the 8x8 diameter?


You can have up to a two (2) stud overlap around the perimeter for vegetation, minifig parts, and minifig accessories.

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Postby CastleLord » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:27 pm

Bruce N H wrote:
CastleLord wrote:Is it allowed that the plants in the Vignette contest is outside the 8x8 plate?

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RichardAM wrote:
•Finally bases again, are we allowed stud overlap for the vignettes or has everything got to be in the 8x8 diameter?


You can have up to a two (2) stud overlap around the perimeter for vegetation, minifig parts, and minifig accessories.

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Thanks for the quick answer no to go building....

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Postby Aharown » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:06 am

Hi Ben,

Thanks for running this awesome contest again! The prizes look good, too.

I have one question though - for the Castle category, does the castle have to be a traditional quadrangular castle with a surrounding curtain wall, or can it be another fortified place like a fortified town with castle, large tower (like a fortified peel) or fortified monastery?

Also, for the Siege category, are early cannons & hand cannons allowed? Cannons were relatively well established in siege warfare by the mid-fifteenth century while knight's plate armour hadn't even reached it's peak yet. Or are you going with the traditional cannons = Renaissance/Pirate era's, so no crossover allowed!

Thanks!

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Question about Lego stickers.

Postby greenglo » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:22 am

Yay my first post! Is it acceptable to use a Lego sticker to hold a piece to another piece, that would normally fall off? Or will I have to use a Lego rubber band? Thanks.
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Postby architect » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:31 am

kris kelvin wrote:I have a question:
In the Secret Hideout category must be built entire building, or can be a piece and interior?


The hideout can have an exterior and interior.

Aharown wrote:I have one question though - for the Castle category, does the castle have to be a traditional quadrangular castle with a surrounding curtain wall, or can it be another fortified place like a fortified town with castle, large tower (like a fortified peel) or fortified monastery?


It should be a castle and not a fortified town or monastery.

Also, for the Siege category, are early cannons & hand cannons allowed? Cannons were relatively well established in siege warfare by the mid-fifteenth century while knight's plate armour hadn't even reached it's peak yet. Or are you going with the traditional cannons = Renaissance/Pirate era's, so no crossover allowed!


We have allowed early medieval cannon previously in this category.

greenglo wrote:Is it acceptable to use a Lego sticker to hold a piece to another piece, that would normally fall off? Or will I have to use a Lego rubber band? Thanks.


Stickers should not be used to hold Lego pieces in place.

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Postby Garbageman13 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:54 pm

Another question.. Heh..

Does the vig catagory have height restrictions?
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Postby Sir Dillon » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:48 pm

First off, a big thank you to the admins and all who donated prizes. I'm excited to take part in this again. :)

I have a question about the baseplates: are we allowed to change to dimensions of the base if the area stays the same or less? For example, could we use a base that's 40 x 50 studs long instead of 64 x 32, or should we stay to 64 x 32 and 48 x 48 and within those areas?

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Postby Hewkiril » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:50 pm

It says in the Hideout category that the hideout has to be for Wolfpack, Bulls, or Forestmen. Can we do a hideout for a different faction, like, say, a Crownie hideout in enemy territory?
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Postby architect » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:45 am

Garbageman13 wrote:Another question.. Heh..

Does the vig catagory have height restrictions?


Unfortunately it does not. Wait, I write the rules... :wink:

Sir Dillon wrote:For example, could we use a base that's 40 x 50 studs long instead of 64 x 32, or should we stay to 64 x 32 and 48 x 48 and within those areas?


You can not have a base that is 40x50 studs. A base that is 40x48 studs is acceptable. You should fit in the 64x32 or 48x48 areas or smaller.

It says in the Hideout category that the hideout has to be for Wolfpack, Bulls, or Forestmen. Can we do a hideout for a different faction, like, say, a Crownie hideout in enemy territory?


You can use any castle faction. Certain factions like the crown knights or crusaders likely would not need hideouts as they can overwhelm enemies with force and numbers.

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Postby Jelmer » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:10 am

Can I use the custom minifig for that entry as a minifig in another entry (misc)?
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Postby tiberium_blue » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:31 am

In the vig category, am I allowed to move some elements around in each photo so that the 3 photos tell a sort of mini-story?

Also, most people have broadband these days, any chance on getting the 800x600 dimensions raised a bit?
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Postby Aliencat » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:44 am

Since both these questions have been answered already, I'll take the liberty to quote the answers below:

tiberium_blue wrote:In the vig category, am I allowed to move some elements around in each photo so that the 3 photos tell a sort of mini-story?

architect wrote:
Can you tell a story with the 3 pictures? Not like a cartoon: just one scene, but with 'moving' figs?

You can do this for the Crime and Punishment and Miscellaneous categories.

So that looks like a no for vignettes.

tiberium_blue wrote:Also, most people have broadband these days, any chance on getting the 800x600 dimensions raised a bit?

You can find the answer to that question here.
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