forester3291 wrote:I also noticed that Mr. Shiny said that he had a large hideout MOC. I thought the rules said the MOC had to be on a 16x32 baseplate. The reason I am asking is because I am entering with a 16x32. I'm not trying to complain I just wondered if we could have the hideout on a 32x32 since it sounded like Mr. Shiny has a large MOC. Thouhg if we're only alowd it on a 16x32 I will stil be satisfied becuase I don't have many bricks.
My MOC is 16x32; I would have liked to make it bigger but the rules are the rules And like you, I find that my brick supply is never enough. So I'm happy with the size restriction; if there had been no restriction I probably wouldn't have bothered to create it. However, I find that the size and complexity of the MOC makes it very hard to capture all the detail. Imagine you had to photograph a single room (with 4 walls) with just one photo. You can't capture all the detail; and in a contest where creativity and detail win the day, capturing that detail is important. You could maybe caputre the detail with two photos; we're allowed three photos but I'd really like 6 since then I could get all the angles I need.
Since we're also limited to 800x600 and composites only involving motion, then I feel that it's rather restrictive. I can understand the 800x600 rule, though I disagree with it. Anyway, at least I'm not alone in this: everyone has to play by the rules, so all the hideout mocs will be subject to the three-photo rule, which means nobody has an advantage from that regard.
Anyway, good luck to everyone and happy building.