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Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:24 pm
by Robin Hood
September comes around again, and the leaves begin fall. I take a walk in the brisk morning air, enjoying the colours, sounds, and feel. And then suddenly I make a loud exclamation and run back inside because I totally forgot about getting the ball rolling for the...

The Mini Castle Contest V

Create a smaller than minifig scale castle MOC.

Check out the last 4 if you want a bit more information on the subject: MCC I, MCC II, MCC III, MCC IV.

For the best place online to find mini MOC inspiration and examples, check out Bruce's (and I am a poster there) Microbricks.

Rules:

1. The creation must be castle based. By this I mean pretty much anything that was around in medieval times.

2. The creation can be Ninja and/or Ancient times and/or Viking.

3. The creation's base size cannot exceed 32x32 studs.

4. There is no piece or height restriction.

5. You may use customized pieces, but not pieces from any clone brands.

6. You may enter as many entries as you want, but try to go for quality as opposed to quantity.

7. You may enter creations built and posted online before this contest, but they must have been built within the last 12 months.

8. You may not enter creations entered in any other contest, past, present or future.

Categories NEW!:

Misc.
There are two distinct categories this year. The first is the miscellaneous category. You build a mini creation that doesn't fit within the other category's specifics, enter it into this one. The miscellaneous category also has 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes.

Miniature Set
The other category is official sets in miniature. Build any official castle set (and I'll let ninja and Viking sets in as well) in a smaller scale. You don't have to build absolutely everything in the set. For example, if you were to make a miniature version of Medieval Market Village (and people have) you wouldn't have to make the chickens, the cart, or the vegetable stand, just whatever you can make so that its recognizable.

Deadline:

The deadline for entries is midnight (CC server time), October 31st. This contest ends just as the CCC VII starts.

Prizes:

Misc. Category 1st: 7979 LEGO® Castle Advent Calendar Generously donated by CC user wobnam.

Misc. Category 2nd: Five of these figures with shields and gray swords. Donated by CC user Bluesecrets.

Misc. Category 3rd: Three forestmen figures. Exact specifications to be posted later.

Miniature Set: 6028 Treasure Guard

Judging:

The judges will consist of a three person panel. Me, myself and I.

Pictures:

You may submit as many pictures for your entry as you want. But please, keep them under 1024x768 pixels. And if you post a picture in this thread, please keep them under 400x300.

You may submit entries by replying to this thread.

So....best of luck ya'll. If you have any questions please post them, I will try to get them as quickly as possible.

Dan :wink:

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:04 pm
by mystuffiscool
W00T! I will definitely enter!
If it pleases you three-member :raiseone: committee, can we produce microscale replicas of the real thing? such as this?: http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/7757 ... andmv6.jpg

Thanks,

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:31 pm
by Garbageman13
Oh, this looks like it could be fun. Maybe I'll take the time to enter!
Thanks for hosting this Robin Hood!

God bless.

-Garbageman13

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:36 pm
by Rick-Ricks
Thanks for hosting it again. While micro scale isn't really my thing I enjoy seeing all the entries and using them as inspiration.

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:13 pm
by Aliencat
Robin Hood wrote:Miniature Set
The other category is official sets in miniature. Build any official castle set (and I'll let ninja and Viking sets in as well) in a smaller scale. You don't have to build absolutely everything in the set. For example, if you were to make a miniature version of Medieval Market Village (and people have) you wouldn't have to make the chickens, the cart, or the vegetable stand, just whatever you can make so that its recognizable.

Hehe, if only you had that category two years ago ;)
Cool stuff as usual Dan, thanks a lot for hosting this again, I will most definitely build a little entry, perhaps it'll even be small enough to take to BrickCon and show it to you in person :D

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:03 pm
by SlyOwl
:D I've already got my idea, and it's been in the (mental) works for nearly a year now... I just need to execute it! But the set category looks most tempting too...
Robin Hood wrote:Create a smaller than minifig scale castle MOC.

Now, what about the microfigs from the new games? And those brick-built figs that are smaller than minifig scale, but have minifig heads?

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:16 pm
by Teherean
I won't be joining this one :( school's in the way now really bad. Gotta work alot.
good luck to those who join though. It'll be fun to see the entries. :D

(I really hope this isn't leading me to a dark age)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:38 pm
by Robin Hood
mystuffiscool wrote:W00T! I will definitely enter!
If it pleases you three-member :raiseone: committee, can we produce microscale replicas of the real thing? such as this?: http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/7757 ... andmv6.jpg

Thanks,


Absolutely! Feel free to enter anything mini recreation of actual stuff.


SlyOwl wrote::D I've already got my idea, and it's been in the (mental) works for nearly a year now... I just need to execute it! But the set category looks most tempting too...
Robin Hood wrote:Create a smaller than minifig scale castle MOC.

Now, what about the microfigs from the new games? And those brick-built figs that are smaller than minifig scale, but have minifig heads?


I'm going to say no here. It's just too close to actual figs to really be all that "micro".

Dan :wink:

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:04 am
by eti
Just to be sure - can we enter MOCs we already made (and posted on the internet) before the contest? (I expect we can't but the rules only talk about MOCs previously entered in contests...)

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:21 pm
by FriarPuck
Sounds like fun. I've only built military in micro before. I'm looking forward to seeing everybody's entries. Go easy on me.

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:32 pm
by RichardAM
My entry last year was the first time i'd actually built in microscale, and i'm ashamed to admit I haven't built anything in that style since. :oops:

Hopefully i'll be able to knock out an entry this year to counter-act that problem. :)

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:42 pm
by Garbageman13
RichardAM wrote:My entry last year was the first time i'd actually built in microscale, and i'm ashamed to admit I haven't built anything in that style since. :oops:


If it'll make you feel any better, let me say that I've never built a completed microscale MOC of any kind. :lol:

God bless.

-Garbageman13

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:46 am
by Robin Hood
eti wrote:Just to be sure - can we enter MOCs we already made (and posted on the internet) before the contest? (I expect we can't but the rules only talk about MOCs previously entered in contests...)


Yes you may enter a MOC built before and posted online before, and I will make a slight modification to make it within the last year, so long as it hasn't been entered in any other contest. So yeah, anything built in the last 12 months can be entered so long as it hasn't been before elsewhere.

All good?

Dan :wink:

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:39 am
by nanuck95
My entry for the miniature set contest. Mini 6073 - Knight's Castle.

Image

Brickshelf Folder: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=402010

Re: Mini Castle Contest V

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:09 pm
by Griffon