Hello everyone. I will again be coordinating the Castle display at Brickworld
Let me start off by giving some basic information about the Brickworld event:
• Website: http://www.brickworld.us/
• Date: Thursday, June 18 - Sunday, June 21
• Location: Westin Hotel in Wheeling, Illinois
(same as previous years)
• Registration cost: $50
• MOC table size: Each table is 30"X72"
• Hotel room costs: $119 per night (That's half of their going rate. Please be aware that you have to sign up through Brickworld by May 27 to get the special discounted rate
Classic-Castle's own Baron von Ellermann will be the Pirates Coordinator. We are currently working to see if the Castle and Pirate collaborative displays can have a water area between them on lowered tables. If this idea does work out, then high seas battles are a go! We'll need all the blue baseplates
you can bring so that the sea serpents, Viking longboats and Pirate galleons will have plenty of water on which to fight it out. Which brings me to my next point...
We'd like to create a Viking village this year as part of the collaborative Castle display. A simple Google image search
yields many pictures of how Viking buildings may have looked
. Making a Viking building that plays on popular stereotypes of how Viking architecture looked works just as well too.
Typical Norse architecture has a lot in common with many of the civilian/residential MOCs that I've seen people make for medieval era displays. There was a prevalence of wood used over stone, and roofs had distinctive pitches and decorations. Do you already have a Castle themed building that you think might work in a Viking village? Just add plenty of minifigs wearing horned helmets, and that "might work" suddenly turns into a "you betcha!"
Of course, the collaborative Castle display is not limited to Vikings. Any and all Castle themed creations are welcome. In 2007 (Brickworld's first year) I tried promoting CCC walls
, but with limited participation. Then in 2008 I tried promoting landscaping, and we had many more people bring wall sections.
like to make another fortress enclosure out of CCC wall sections this year. Any wall sections (straight, corner, gate, etc.) will be greatly appreciated.
Lastly, please fill out the "MOC info" on the Brickworld site once you've registered. (This is for all MOCs, not just Castle ones.) If you plan on including a Castle MOC in the collaborative display, make sure to click the "Classic Castle City" checkbox in your registration information. The checkboxes can be changed, so you can update them if your building plans change.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to PM me or reply here.David Gregory
Brickworld Castle Coordinator
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