OverLoad wrote:My favorite time of the year, dare I say.
Mine too. I'm looking forward to everyone's creations.
architect wrote:Thank you to Rich Stehnach "Blackrock", altBricks, BrickArms, BrickWarriors, No Starch Press, Skyhorse Publishing and the LEGO Group for donating prizes.
Thanks, indeed - especially to the publishers; whoever's idea it was to get them involved, it was a great one.
We were very happy to get a variety of different types of donations. It keeps things interesting to have something different. A huge thanks to all of those donors.
Alright since you can ask questions here:
I posted a WIP pic of a MOC on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66620538@N04/8134608836/in/photostream
As you can see that was just a few days before the CCC, does that still disqualify me from entering it?
Just wanted to make sure cause I would hate to not enter it if it's ok
I'm sorry, but we've always held that MOCs shared publicly (either online or at an AFOL event) before the contest opened, even MOCs in progress, were disqualified. We have previously allowed people to use small elements from earlier WIP creations if they were mostly changed and if the older thing was only a small part of the completed MOC, but in the case you show you've got a pretty substantial portion already built. Again, sorry. I always grimace when I see beautiful MOCs posted in the last week of October because by that point we already know the categories, and there have been times when I've thought "if only you'd held off posting that for a week you would have had a shot at winning."
Athalus wrote:Just wondering: Does the "Tudor castle" category require a complete castle? Or could a segment of a castle be entered?
It should have an enclosing wall, but since this has a size limit of 2 32x32 or 1 48x48 plate it is necessarily going to be a smaller structure than the full 'Castle' category. For inspiration you might look at historical fortified manors.
Yes!!! I'm totally pumped for this!!
Silly Question: Does a section of a medieval village, say 2-3 buildings on a 48x48 base meet the requirements for the medieval life category, or is it limited to only a single building?
Yes, you could have more than one building, as long as you are within the 2 32x32 or 1 48x48 plate limit. The focus here is on civilian settings (in contrast to, say, the 'Castle' type categories), so a little piece of a village would be very appropriate.
artizan wrote:I have a question for the "Classic Set Reimagined" Category, can we make the scale of the Moc bigger/smaller than the actual set and can we add more/less figures than the set already has?
Yes, but if you stray too far from the spirit of the original set you probably won't score as highly. If you make some massive set with a ton of figs and say that it's a redesigned version of a polybag set, there will be some raised eyebrows.
Master builder here I come
That's the spirit! Good luck, everyone.