Ok, so here's the scoop. I got rather excited by the contest, as its been about 8 years since I built anything other than small sets and some mech warriors, a few cool figs. Not a dark age as such, more of a dimly lit one.
My Idea was to make a separate entry for each one and a grand finale of all of them going together to make a grand display that all connected. Modular, each theme contest represented, etc. And it was looking all right too. not bad though I feel a bit rusty.
Well, my local non affiliate Lego store called the Brick Hutt was part of a toy show that was literally at the end of my street, and they had a contest for advanced builders. I wouldn't say I am advanced, but I am not bad either I think. So I decided I would go ahead and concentrate on that instead, because as I progressed I got a little lost in building, and forgot what the categories were.
I was told there was a size limit so I didn't even finish or include parts like "an invention gone wrong (was going to do an auto gong farmer) or "the Bandits Hideout" (had a cave with a ruined tower over it)
I did however finish what I set out to do.
and I won first place.
why don't I enter anyway? well, the photo's I currently have are grainy and huge, so I will be taking new ones.... when I set it up down at the Lego store in the window. its currently there waiting space. I don't think the photos I have are all that good, and when it comes down to it, I was (and am) just thrilled to be building like a fiend again.
so without further ado, I give you the fantasy castle by the legofreak. - I will be taking better pictures and posting at some point, the floating wizards tower is held up only by its waterfall, and was probably the most photographed thing at the show. and I have some crappy pics of it.
also, if you look close in the last picture, you will see (THE) Henry coming home.
Pic = link-o-rama vision
PS - the moose in one of the pictures who's touching the display when it CLEARLY says not too... is my son who is in another picture playing inside one of my castles when he was much much younger. And the little lady modeling how strong the base is by standing on it is my daughter - both chips off the old Lego block