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Mini Castle Standard

Postby Jedipawn » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:02 pm

I was wondering if anyone had already or has any interest in creating a standard simular to CCC for mini scale castles??
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Postby Recluce » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:26 pm

Hmmm.... that might indeed be interesting....

Complete with interlocking castle walls and all!

I like the idea, and would certainly be interested in it.
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Postby Glencaer » Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:34 pm

I made something vaguely similarly for BrickFest 2004 Castle Awards:

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The "standard" wasn't complete - more of an ad hox representation of the figscale 3CS. The wall pieces were on 6x6 or 6x8 green plate sections, and used 1x1 technic bricks for connections.

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Postby HenrytheV » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:20 am

I think it would be cool if there was a mini castle standard. The spaceheads build mini moon modules, why can't we :wink:
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Postby Recluce » Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:36 pm

HenrytheV wrote:I think it would be cool if there was a mini castle standard. The spaceheads build mini moon modules, why can't we :wink:


There is a mini space standard? What is it? Could it perhaps be adapted to our own castle mini standard? I mean, I'm sure they've already done the hard work of figuring out the main stuff.... Henry? Wanna throw us a link?
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Postby HenrytheV » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:03 pm

Digging...... Digging...... Oh, here you go. Straight from my own mind :P


http://www.nwbrickcon.com/metadot/index.pl?iid=2313
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Postby Recluce » Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:21 pm

Henry, I like that! And very easily adapted to our needs.

Now, I guess the question is..... is there enough interest in doing something like this?
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Postby HenrytheV » Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:33 pm

I was joking. Man, if you think I'm that smart there's something wrong with you :shock:
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Postby Glencaer » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:22 pm

Recluce wrote:Now, I guess the question is..... is there enough interest in doing something like this?


Generally, we don't need a massive amount of interest BEFORE doing something. When 3CS was made, there were only a handful of castlers active. In fact, we used 3CS to generate interest in 3CS and castle in general.

Of course, I think a possible micro castle standard could be quite simple, just by following the course of 3CS. Divide into two areas: wall pieces and houses. Wall pieces sit on a 16x16 baseplate, are two studss wide, and are 4 bricks tall. The wall is in the center of the baseplate, with a 1x2 technic brick at the base to allow for connections.

Houses are made in the typical micro scale (1x1 round = a person), and built on plates, which are then placed onto the baseplate below to create an organic city. People, trees, roads, etc are then placed where they make most sense.

How does that sound?

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Postby Glencaer » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:28 pm

Altho, I think for a micro standard, there should be a landscape component. Perhaps similiar to Gary's Moonbase standard - the base is 16x16 +1 brick height at the end. This would allow us to go "down" for holes and such, and then people could go "up" for hills if they so wished.

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Postby Recluce » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:48 pm

I like this.... anyone care to give it a try tonight or tomorrow? I think I just might..... could be a lot of fun....
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:52 pm

Recluce wrote:I like this.... anyone care to give it a try tonight or tomorrow? I think I just might..... could be a lot of fun....


I agree. Sounds fun! I'll try my hand at some tonight. Also, doing this, I can kill two birds with one stone and perhaps enter what I build in Robin Hood's Mini Castle Contest! :twisted:
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Postby Glencaer » Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:49 am

I gave it a basic try with Ldraw:

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I used a 16x16 tan baseplate, which isn't in exsistence but one could use the 16x32 baseplate to the same effect.

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Postby Recluce » Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:18 am

Ok, lenny, got a question for you..... is it baseplate (or plate) plus the brick high all around, or only 1 brick high? Does that question make sense? Cause, I thought that it was only 1 brick high, including whatever is used as a base, whether that be baseplate or plate. I just took a look at one of the pics and it appears that the 1 brick high standard has to include whatever is used as your base.... sorry, but your CAD rendition wouldn't work with the baseplate. However, I do like the overall look of the thing.
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:23 am

Recluce wrote:Ok, lenny, got a question for you..... is it baseplate (or plate) plus the brick high all around, or only 1 brick high? Does that question make sense? Cause, I thought that it was only 1 brick high, including whatever is used as a base, whether that be baseplate or plate. I just took a look at one of the pics and it appears that the 1 brick high standard has to include whatever is used as your base.... sorry, but your CAD rendition wouldn't work with the baseplate. However, I do like the overall look of the thing.


I actually like the idea of imbedding the technic brick into the terrain and putting it directly on the plate. It makes things a lot simpler. Remember, the 3CMS (Classic Castle City Mini Standard) doesn't have to be exactly like the mini moonbase.
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