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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:27 pm
by Chancellor Erik
Expect me to enter! Those prizes look awesome. 8)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:11 pm
by jon_p
I expect that this is the most commen question and it will probably be asked again. But, can we use creations we have already built or do they have to be built specifically for this contest?
The reason being, I have already got some siege weapons I would like to enter.

Jon.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:56 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey Jon,

From the contest rules: "You can not submit any creations posted online before November 1st, 2004."

So if you have something you've recently built but have not yet published, by all means--just wait a few days before you upload the pics. The main intent, though, is to encourage people to make new creations, rather than to judge the same creations over and over again.

Bruce

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:39 pm
by forester3291
I have a question. Somewhat emberising but...How high are the LEGOLAND wall exactly? Are they five bricks high?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:02 pm
by doctorsparkles
architect wrote:You are allowed two entries per category and you can enter each category (except master builder because that works a bit differently). So I believe you can enter 14 mocs into the contest.

I'm a little bit confused. By my count, there are fourteen categories (siege weapons, medieval life, wagons and carts, classic shops, medieval ships, outlaw fortress, miscellaneous, castle vignette, tudor style shops, yellow castle style, custom figure, champion, da vinci category, and beasts), so if we can enter two entries per category, wouldn't that mean that we can enter 28 MOCs? Or am I confused about the categories?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:05 pm
by Dragon Master
I'm sad to see so many catergories!

There goes whats left of my social life!

DM

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:45 pm
by The Tennis Ball Kid
What's the scoop on the "Master Builder -Book: 50 Years of LEGO"? Is it/will it available for purchase anywhere?
I'm sad to see so many catergories!

There goes whats left of my social life!

Same here! :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:58 pm
by Mr. D
Yippy! I will deffinitely be entering (Vignettes, tudor buildings, misc. etc.); I only hope I have enough time to work on some progects,

One, question: a lot of the prized say "Donated by LEGO"; did TLC actually donate the sets, or does this mean something like they are curent sets, bought by one of the admins for the contest?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:11 am
by architect
I have a question. Somewhat emberising but...How high are the LEGOLAND wall exactly? Are they five bricks high?


They are six bricks high. Check out the "CCC City" section of Classic Castle. Our standard wall height is based on the LEGOLAND one (but not the same thickness for CCC walls).

so if we can enter two entries per category, wouldn't that mean that we can enter 28 MOCs? Or am I confused about the categories?


You are right. I was thinking of 14 categories and should have said you can have 28 entries. But you are limited to 2 entries per category and I would suggest working on quality of mocs not quantity. Last year's contest had superb mocs, and we expect even better ones this year ;)

What's the scoop on the "Master Builder -Book: 50 Years of Play"? Is it/will it available for purchase anywhere?


The book was published in 1982 (hence 50 years from whene Ole Kirk Christiansen founded LEGO). It is extremely rare and was available to people inside the company. Personally, I would love a copy and I am sure it is the most valuable prize. I have seen it on eBay once or twice for very high prices.

One, question: a lot of the prized say "Donated by LEGO"; did TLC actually donate the sets, or does this mean something like they are curent sets, bought by one of the admins for the contest?


Yes TLC donated two sets (Mini Robots and Wild Collection) and the book "50 Years of Play". (LEGO also donated prizes last year) We would like to thank them for their generosity. If we put a "donated by:" on the prize page, trust that these people/companies actually donated the prizes.

Several admins have made donations, we are grateful for these along with donations from the Little Armory and Red Bean Studio.

Ben E.
Contest Admin

PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:39 am
by Mr. D
Thanks, Ben. I was pretty sure the page meant what it said, but it seemed to incredible to be true. Maybe I can convince them to donate some sets to me! ;)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:10 am
by Master Blobicus
If you need some insperation go on google and look at the real thing. Heres some for siege weapons,

http://www.juniorgeneral.org/siege/weaponsc.jpg
http://www.castlewales.com/trebucht.jpg
http://history.smsu.edu/jchuchiak/Crusa ... eapons.jpg
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/gab ... llista.gif
http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~kuijt/dba169x/ballista.jpg

And no one enter the contests
Siege Weapons
Wagons and Carts
Medieval Ships

There Mine!!!!

MB

PS the last part was a joke :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:18 am
by lil Jon
I'm really happy that there is a custom minifig category this year!

The bar will be raised so high on customizing I bet! I can't wait to see what folks make

PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:14 am
by doctorsparkles
architect wrote:But you are limited to 2 entries per category and I would suggest working on quality of mocs not quantity.

Of course! But seeing as how I don't intend to win in any of the categories, I may as well have fun and try to churn out as many MOCs as I can, and who knows... maybe I'll get lucky.

Another question: if we have an MOC that fits into two categories, do we just choose which one it fits best into?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:08 am
by Dragon Master
I'm rather dissapointed with what LEGO has donated. Why not some KKII sets?

A robot set?

BLEH!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:24 am
by J1A3L5
Bruce N H wrote:From the contest rules: "You can not submit any creations posted online before November 1st, 2004."

So if you have something you've recently built but have not yet published, by all means--just wait a few days before you upload the pics. The main intent, though, is to encourage people to make new creations, rather than to judge


Perhaps this is a stupid question, but what exactly does that mean? For example, I often post images to show people what I'm working on and stuff. I started a MOC a couple days ago with the intent of this contest, since I knew it would be coming up shortly. Is it okay for me to show people (here) pics of what I'm working on right now?