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The LEGO Castle Contest

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:41 am
by architect
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The CC Team and LEGO are proud to announce a new competition:
The Castle Contest. It will begin on March 5th and end on April 30th, 2007.

Check out the prizes.

Each category has its own prize for the highest scoring creation. Every new Castle set will be given away in the contest! This is your chance to get these sets before they are released to the public.

As usual, the building categories are based on the prizes given away. Build your creations in the style of the good knights or evil skeletons.
Thank you to the LEGO Company for donating prizes.

We apologize to all members planning their own contests right after CCC IV. This opportunity for castle fans like you to win new sets was one we could not pass up.

The CC Team

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:49 am
by supernova
Hey this is a real sweet surprise! :) Thanks for organising this contest!

A couple of questions:

1) Are the categories "ballista", "joust", "catapult", "prisoner's wagon", "tower" and "castle seige"?

2) Are there any restrictions on the entry if it fits into the general title of the entry? For example, can I make a tall tower with royal knights and enter it for the tower category, even when there are no skeletons or evil wizard?

Thanks once again! :)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:59 am
by architect
Yes. You can make a good guy tower or an evil ballista. The categories that you listed are correct. Once the submission pages are finished (hopefully by Monday) we will link to them.

Ben
CC Contest Admin

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:11 am
by Bruce N H
Hey,

I just wanted to echo what Ben said - Thank you, LEGO, for sponsoring this contest! Oh, for the days when I wasn't an admin and could enter these contests. :cry: Ah well, judging is fun too, and I honestly don't think my building skills stand up next to the creations that have won recent contests here.

Bruce

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:12 am
by R_The_Falcon
This is incredible! Hmmmn, no medival life categories at all, but hey, this isn't CCC is it? Thank you Lego for doing this!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:13 am
by architect
Bruce N H wrote:Hey,

I just wanted to echo what Ben said - Thank you, LEGO, for sponsoring this contest! Oh, for the days when I wasn't an admin and could enter these contests. :cry: Ah well, judging is fun too, and I honestly don't think my building skills stand up next to the creations that have won recent contests here.

Bruce


Actually you can join if you would like ;) But it would be nice to have another good grader to help out.

Ben

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:27 am
by Shurtugal
Awesome contest! I think it's so awesome that Lego is taking notice and even donating sets to us :P

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:47 am
by LORD DOOM
Oh boy oh boy!!!

This just might be the inspiration I need.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:48 am
by MaxiVisVires
Oh wow, I can't wait to enter this! THANK YOU LEGO!!!

Re: The Castle Contest

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:51 am
by JoshWedin
architect wrote:We apologize to all members planning their own contests right after CCC IV. This opportunity for castle fans like you to win new sets was one we could not pass up.


No problem, I completely understand. I will postpone the Battles Contest until after this contest ends.

Josh

Re: The Castle Contest

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:25 am
by Gumby
architect wrote:We apologize to all members planning their own contests right after CCC IV. This opportunity for castle fans like you to win new sets was one we could not pass up.

No LEGO, we don't want to use your exclusive sets as prizes for your contest right now. :P

Wow this is really cool - many thanks to LEGO and Classic Castle for putting this together.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:55 am
by DARKspawn
um ... wow ...

My first thoughts are "here we go again ;)" This is so cool - thanks to LEGO & the CC Team once again :D

Now guys, we can't tell my wife, ok ... she will be most displeased ;)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:10 am
by jonesy
Hm, so let me see if I have this right: you're supposed to build in the style of the new sets, and the categories are also based on the same new sets? So all the entries are going to be "riffs and variations on a single note", as it were. I suppose it'll be easier to judge that way, because it'll be easier to pick out the most masterfully done catapult or what-have-you, but I liked the castle contests for their wide range of entries. :/

Where did these criteria come from? If it was the Lego people, aren't they essentially asking us how we would have made their sets?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:15 am
by The Blue Knight
Forgive me for seeming obtuse, but this is for clarification. What are the categories? Are we to try to build a MOC as close to the official sets as possible. I'm sorry, but this is unclear. I'm not sure how you got these prizes, but what a score. This is a great opportunity to get these sets. Well done admins!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:25 am
by Recluce
THis is too cool! Yes, I am inspired.... or at least, even more so.