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Postby architect » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:50 pm

stuifzand wrote:why does there have to fighting in every entry? :?
Where have the days gone that LEGO was a friendly and happy toy?
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I am sorry but we are matching the categories to the prizes. I agree that LEGO needs to make a few civilian Castle sets. Convincing marketing and retailers the value of non-conflict play would be hard to do. This is an interesting topic but probably deserves its own thread. Please feel free to start one. Thanks.

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Postby supernova » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:33 pm

oh 1 quick question that i don't think has been addressed: will entries not really built but instead designed in Ldraw be accepted? :)
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Postby ottoatm » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:23 pm

Castle Contest Rule Page wrote:LDraw images are acceptable but these entries must use readily available pieces, not large quantities of rare pieces, colors, or figures.


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Postby supernova » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:46 pm

shucks! :oops:
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Postby pj_bosman » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:47 pm

Now I may not be correct on these assumptions, but it seems to me that the rules are pretty clear-cut at this point. Pushing those rules probably won't work. In otherwords, building a tower that is six-feet tall probably won't win many votes, even if the footprint isn't that large.

At this point, I think this is going to come down to good old common sense.



What he said.

Something in between a set and a large moc is probably the best way to go.


with this being said; are the mocs that Blueandwhite refers to good guidelines for the size? :roll: :wink:

Blueandwhite wrote:Going from what Architect said, I'm guessing an appropriate castle might be something no bigger than Jacob C.s El Katar.

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Similarly, with towers, I suspect that a tower like DARKSpawn's Hill Top tower is the sort of size the judges might be looking for...

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whereas a tower like Brody's excellent Col Du Mont is probably too large for ther category.

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Postby Jargon » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:36 pm

Just so those of you who run the contest know, instead of a "Castle Siege" category, according to the entries page we've got a "Castle Siege Castle Siege Castle Siege" category.
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Postby wunztwice » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:45 pm

Also, some of the links present differing category names as well (ie the Ballista might say "Joust"). :wink:
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Postby Spongey » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:44 pm

SavaTheAggie wrote:
babyjawa wrote:This contest just seems stupid to me now. I just don't find any point in entering anything into it. We are building the sets, as it seems. :roll: Except, you could consider them how we would've built the sets...


I wouldn't win anyways, but I'd at least like to be interested in the contest.


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Gotta love Anthony Sava! :lol: Seriously, though, this is true. Enough complaining! I won't go as far as saying no more questions, because I'm likely to enter a couple more myself. :wink:
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Postby architect » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:43 am

with this being said; are the mocs that Blueandwhite refers to good guidelines for the size?


Yes they are.

Just so those of you who run the contest know, instead of a "Castle Siege" category, according to the entries page we've got a "Castle Siege Castle Siege Castle Siege" category.


We are aware of this and will try to fix it soon.

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Postby Hewkiril » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:08 pm

For the Joust category, can it be something not so formal-like a mounted knight figheing a centaur in a joustish environment?
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Postby architect » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:30 pm

Hewkiril wrote:For the Joust category, can it be something not so formal-like a mounted knight figheing a centaur in a joustish environment?


At the least you need a jousting fence and weapons rack along with the two participants.

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Postby HenrytheV » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:57 am

Sorry if this has already been asked, I just didn't feel like going through all the previous pages.

Can we only use the "good" guys and skeletons as factions?
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Postby DARKspawn » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:40 am

Well I just submitted my Ballista (wish me luck ;)), but I have discovered something quite shocking :o I had to submit my age! Now the whole world will know how ancient I am :( Will this info be listed publicly on my entry? I feel naked! /jks I am just interested really.
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Postby Bruce N H » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:53 am

No, the age does not show up publicly (btw, you're a young'un IMO). That's basically there because there is a minimum age requirement of 13 for the contest.

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Postby Jansen » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:09 pm

I have a question about the castle siege. My castle I am building currently has a door, not a portcullis (due to lack of appropriate pieces), is that okay?
Also, instead of a drawbridge, also lack of pieces, I have an arched bridge. Is that okay also?
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