Graynar wrote: What are we supposed to build, castle buildings and things?
Read the categories and prizes page
. There are 8 different categories you can submit in, ranging from categories for very small creations like carts up to full sized castles covering multiple baseplates.
Athos wrote:This was just a thought, but ever thought about having a category limited to the younger age groups?
We actually didn't discuss age categories specifically. The thought was that having a variety of size-related categories would level the playing field for those with smaller collections (which often includes our younger members) in some categories while opening up larger categories so that those with large collections could let their imaginations go wild.
lil jon wrote:Under the viking catagory, does rebuilding one of the dragons/beasts from the new viking theme count say if it were battling a viking or two?
Just speaking for myself here, but if you simply posed the existing official designs or something, you probably won't get a lot of points in the creativity criterion. That said, Nate recently posted a redesign of the official dragon
which could have been a good entry in a Viking setting. Steve used essentially the official Midgard Serpent design
in a recent creation, but I would have given that high points, as the scene was so well constructed.
Shadow wrote:Actually, I can use some MOCs I already have to suffice.
Note in the rules that MOCs that have been displayed on-line prior to today (Nov 1) are ineligible. The goal is to promote new building, not rehash the same old creations. If, however, you have something sitting on your desk that you're waiting to photograph and post, by all means go ahead.
robin hood wrote:Question though, was there a particular reason there was no vignette catagory?
On the inclusion or not of various categories, the idea is that we vary the categories each year to keep things fresh. We've actually had a couple of recent vignette contests, for instance, not to mention several recent vignette contests in other forums. The room interior category fulfills a similar need for a category for small creations but uses a different emphasis.