Tedward wrote:I wrote to Thomas (Castle Coordinator for NWBC) a while a go. He liked my ideas so I thought I'd run'em up the flag pole here. There are two complimentary ideas: The Grand Tournament and Motorized Jousting.
> I know everybody loves the big battles but
> I was wondering if we could do something different (or in addition to).
> I was wondering if we could do a grand tournament. Participants bring a
> pavilion with knight, horse, armour, squire and whatever else they can
> fit on a 16X16 green baseplate. Banners and flags in custom liveries.
> armourers working on equipment, food vendors strolling through.
> I was also thinking about our discussion around animating the scenes we
> had @ Brick Fest. If someone could build a jousting arena with
> motorized magnets under a smooth plate somehow we could take turns
> running our knights against each other. Smaller fighting "rings" could
> be set up for dismounted combat and animated as well. We could
> surround the field(s) with galleries and/or simple bleachers filled
> with cheering crowds (animated crowds might also be possible there.)
> Basically I am thinking a LEGO version of "A Knight's Tale".
> Almost anyone can build one small tent and a knight so small
> collections could be included. We could also have caravans of knights
> and retainers, merchants, spectators etc all travelling the roads to
The Blue Knight wrote:I like Tom's idea.
Remyth wrote:Tom's idea sounds great...
Tedward wrote:Not to be too egotistical here but I, TEDWARD (aka TED) came up with the ideas and sent them to Tom as the coordinator of the Castle display.
And (as they say) fools seldom differ.
That said I wasn't actually thinking they could unhorse each other or even make contact. That seems like a really cool idea if we could make it work. I just pictured horses running past each other to add some motion to the scene.
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