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Postby Jargon » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:21 am

Wow . . .
To echo what has been said before, this is quite a contest.
In fact, it was one of the factors that convinced me to join.

One question, however: Are our entries supposed to reflect the general scale and size of the official LEGO sets?
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Postby sir Lomero » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:41 pm

I have a little question, can I submit floating island/steampunk creation?
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Postby architect » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:24 pm

Jake_Snicket wrote:Wow . . .
To echo what has been said before, this is quite a contest.
In fact, it was one of the factors that convinced me to join.

One question, however: Are our entries supposed to reflect the general scale and size of the official LEGO sets?
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Yes.

I have a little question, can I submit floating island/steampunk creation?


No.
I have a question regarding the Joust catagory. I would like to create a complete joust scene with nobles' pavillion, tents, peasants, a little bit of medieval life at the joust, etc - in addition to the 2 jousting factions. Not on a massive scale but large (hopefully). Would this suit?


Yes as long as it is not huge. A joust moc can have a similar scale other other LEGO joust sets such as 383 and 6060.

Looking at the rules more clarefully, I was surprised to discover that Admins are eligible to enter.


This rule has been changed. We think that it is too much of a conflict of interest. Perhaps the admins could make mocs that are not eligible for prizes and have the fans grade us ;)

My first question is probably retarded, but do pics that are hosted on brickshelf count as resized?
My other question is, if I have a castle for the seige category and I stick a maiden in the topmost tower, would that count for both categories?


You need to size your pictures before uploading them to Brickshelf. Brickshelf will automatically make a thumbnail image for you, so you do not need to make your own.

You can not make one entry for more than one category in this contest. They must be completely different entries.

Actually, I do have a question..... custom parts? I'm not talking about cutting up tons of bricks to make some horrible looking balista that could never be, I'm talking about some minifig accessories. Custom armor, weapons, capes, etc. The good custom stuff still retains the lego feel and is often indistinguishable from the real thing.


Currently you can only use custom stickers. Custom bricks, accessories, painted or modified bricks, and clone elements are not allowed.

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Postby TheJinjaNinja » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:54 pm

Wow, cooly contest. I have of course finished my first (and probably biggest) entry, which has a slightly abstract touch to it! I have one problem, though: this MOC is somewhere between a tower and a castle. I'll post it tomorrow (after March 05th, so it's legal, if I remember correctly) and see what the people of CC think :)

Plus, who says this will be my only entry... :wink:

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Postby wunztwice » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:03 pm

architect wrote:...This rule has been changed. We think that it is too much of a conflict of interest. Perhaps the admins could make mocs that are not eligible for prizes and have the fans grade us ;)


I actually think that is a great idea Ben!
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Postby Sir Dillon » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:58 pm

architect wrote:
Jake_Snicket wrote:One question, however: Are our entries supposed to reflect the general scale and size of the official LEGO sets?
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Yes.
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So are we supposed to make our creations look somewhat like sets?
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Postby DARKspawn » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:01 pm

Bang a gong, it is on!

wunztwice wrote:
architect wrote:...This rule has been changed. We think that it is too much of a conflict of interest. Perhaps the admins could make mocs that are not eligible for prizes and have the fans grade us ;)


I actually think that is a great idea Ben!


Me too! Seems kind of unfair that admins are stuck judging rather than entering :(
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Postby Blueandwhite » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:41 pm

If our entries are supposed to reflect the general size and scale of the sets offered, then are we limited in the number of minifigs we use as well? What I mean is, would it be appropriate to have 300+ soldiers seiging our small fortification, or does this size limitation only apply to structures?
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Postby Spongey » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:17 pm

Just a question. What specific criteria will the individual categories be graded upon. I know that there's the playability, design, etc. However, what specific things will the admins be looking for in the creation. This applies especially to the joust category: what are we supposed to do to make it a winning creation?
Also for the joust category, will we score higher if we use decals, or is it irrelavent whether designs are custom or LEGO-produced?

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Postby kelderic » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:45 pm

Hey, could I possible use two small pieces of string. I am working my ballista entry, and would am going to make it really use tortion. However, I have no lego string of sutable size. I have found some string, close to the make of the string Lego uses. Would this be okey to incorperate in my design?

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Postby DARKspawn » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:33 am

kelderic wrote:Hey, could I possible use two small pieces of string. I am working my ballista entry, and would am going to make it really use tortion. However, I have no lego string of sutable size. I have found some string, close to the make of the string Lego uses. Would this be okey to incorperate in my design?

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Good luck - I tried to use string to create torsion & I didn't get very far (literally) ;)
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Postby architect » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:01 am

Jake_Snicket wrote:One question, however: Are our entries supposed to reflect the general scale and size of the official LEGO sets?
    - Aaron


Yes.

Just a question. What specific criteria will the individual categories be graded upon. I know that there's the playability, design, etc. However, what specific things will the admins be looking for in the creation.


Admin reactions like how did he/she build that? or Woah, thats sweet!, etc are what we are looking for ;)

Also for the joust category, will we score higher if we use decals, or is it irrelavent whether designs are custom or LEGO-produced?


This is not a custom decals contest. Any stickers should add to your entry but not be the main focus.

Hey, could I possible use two small pieces of string. I am working my ballista entry, and would am going to make it really use tortion. However, I have no lego string of sutable size. I have found some string, close to the make of the string Lego uses. Would this be okey to incorperate in my design?


LEGO string or very similar string would be ok. Thick rope or yarn obviously would not be ok.

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Postby Patron of the lego » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:20 am

So you can't a huge castle that is larger 7094? Also, for the tower with the prisioner, can it be dungeon in a castle?
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Postby architect » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:22 am

Patron of the lego wrote:So you can't a huge castle that is larger 7094? Also, for the tower with the prisioner, can it be dungeon in a castle?


Your entry should not be much larger than the set. Yes, you can put the jail somewhere else. LEGO Castle jails have been in a variety of locations high and low.

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Postby xbloodyfangs » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:28 am

Is the tower required to have a drawbridge? The one I'm building right now has a stairway.
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