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Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:53 am
by Robin Hood
Well, there are those who thought it would never come. Most of those were me, in the face of University, a seeming impossible obstacle to surmount. Yet, never the less, I have found the time, and, more importantly, the energy and will to host, yet again..

The Mini Castle Contest VI

Create a smaller than minifig scale castle MOC.

Check out the last 5 if you want a bit more information on the subject: MCC I, MCC II, MCC III, MCC IV, MCC V.

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 6 months.

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

Categories:

Misc.
There are two distinct categories. The first is the miscellaneous category. Basically while the other one has a specific requirement, this one is for everything else. If it's not specifically for the other category, it goes here.

Ancient Civilization
Our other category this year is for MOCs of Ancient civilizations. Build something from the Egyptians, Romans, Greek, Babylonians, even fake ones like Atlanteans, whatever strikes your fancy. Rule 1 does not apply here.

Deadline:

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

Prizes:

First place for the main category will be a #7948 Outpost Attack. Graciously donated by our good friend Sir Nelson.

Second prize for the main category is a #5614 The Wizard impulse set.

Since there seems to be as many Ancient category entrys as the main so far, I decided to go with equal prizes.

First place in the Ancient Category is a specially made minifig utilizing Brickforge "ancient" accessories. Our good, and generous, friend Rick-ricks has graciously donated it. No picture avaliable at this time....consider it a suprise.

Second place is the Dwarf Key Chain.

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 in them sized to forum regulations (no bigger than 500Wx400H).

You may submit entries by replying to this thread.

So best of luck to all who enter our sixth year of this contest. If you have any questions, please post them here and I will get at them as quickly as I can. As I mentioned up top there, I am in University this year, and may very well be somewhat busier. This shouldn't affect response time noticeably, but it could happen, so bear with me.

Dan :wink:

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:58 am
by rinsju
Well, I'm new on classic castle, so I think this is the perfect chance to let you all see what I'm worthy of...
I already builded something on flikr, microscale based (you should check ''rinsju'') so I have got some experience :D

greets, rinsju (the netherlands)

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:01 pm
by Forestboy
Woo! It's finally here! I've been saving photos of a certain MOC just so I could post it now. It's my threequel to my Blacksmith Shop and Medieval Street. Look for it soon... :wink: Can't wait to see all the other great entries! Good luck, everyone!

~FB~

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:37 am
by Remyth
Oh hey! I was actually just thinking about building a new mini castle... Perfect excuse! ...Now... to just find some time...

Great to see the contest is still goin'!

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:42 pm
by karl
ive never tried it, but i will :D

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:01 pm
by TooMuchCaffeine
Excellent. Just the thing to get me out my grim bout of builder's block. Thanks for running this again - it's one of my favourite competitions.

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:15 am
by Storm
Interesting.
Veeery interesting.
I might just try my hand at doing this.
Mmm...

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:28 am
by Forestman Jon
My entry is a simple little desert palace:

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MOCpages
Original Thread

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:51 pm
by Forestboy
Magicalandia - A Microscale Medieval Town
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Category: Misc.

Originally built in May, I've been saving this MOC for almost 6 months just so I could post it now. :D For more info on the MOC, check out the links below:

C-C Topic (Got to this first)
MOCpages

~FB~

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:45 am
by quaraga
ooh I need to get something together.
ps are "giants" allowed? or is it strictly non-minifig?

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:30 am
by TooMuchCaffeine
Here's an entry for the Ancient Civilisations category: "Atlantis before the Fall".

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Link to Flickr image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24681250@N07/5025562992/

Not built anything for ages and this competiton was a nice little prompt to get back into the bricks. Thanks for getting me building again!

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:05 am
by rinsju
(sing*),.

I still see my own winning chanses getting less and less and less and less and less and less........ :(
nice work by the way..

It's just not fair, rinsju

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:22 pm
by Robin Hood
quaraga wrote:ooh I need to get something together.
ps are "giants" allowed? or is it strictly non-minifig?


If you can make a giant work, go for it.

Dan :wink:

Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:13 pm
by Sir Zeppelin
Here is my entry:

Catagory: Misc.

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Re: Mini Castle Contest VI

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:30 pm
by bartosza6m
I'm so happy for this contest!
Maybe I'll do castle from China...