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Postby nazgul » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:40 am

smcginnis wrote:
Lord Felix wrote:I have a quick question: Are any minifigures against the rules? Can you have minifigures even if the creation is micro-scale?

Thanks,

Do you mean like an all-grey minifig as a giant statue or something? I'm sure that'd be allowed, if it was clear it was a statue.

~smcginnis

Well, I suppose you could do that, but I think it would be more entertaining to have a massive giant attacking a castle with a huge club and the puny micro-figs trying to fight back from the giant with their pitifully small weapons. Muahahahahahahhah ha ha ha ha ha ha heh heh *snicker*...




heh...
Well, that's enough of that, but I think it would be okay if it's easy to see that it's more micro than mini-people race being attacked by a human.
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Postby Lord Felix » Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:55 am

I didn't mean as a giant statue, I ment, well, as people! Not Castle people. I am building a micro scale model of a castle, and having a platform next to it as though it was a huge model castle in a museum. I really like my idea, but I am having issues with the keep...
So that is what I mean. I hope Robin Hood can clear this all up for me.

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Postby Robin Hood » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:26 am

Sorry for not answering this sooner.

Lamanda2 wrote:Question:
How many entrees are we allowed?
I am sorry if this was already asked, but I couldn't seem to see the question anywhere.

~Amanda


I quote from the rules posted at the start of this thread: 5. You may enter as many entries as you want, but try to go for quality as opposed to quantity.

Hewkiril wrote:And a question: will we get to vote?


No. The judging is done by me and TheOrk.


Lord Felix wrote:I have a quick question: Are any minifigures against the rules? Can you have minifigures even if the creation is micro-scale?

Thanks,


That depends on their use. If the mini castle appears natural with figs, then by all means enter. I won't really stop anybody from entering with figs on it, but unless there is a reason for the fig, it has very little chance of winning.

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Postby Mike Viper » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:45 am

Bad news :(

My entry-vital BL order may not come soon enough to enter my mini castles. :cry: , so, I wish you all the luck to those entering, the only chance I will is if by miracle the parts can get here in time.

Just thought ya should know.
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Postby Spongey » Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:27 pm

Here is my entry for the contest. It is called King's Hunting Lodge.


Here is the folder, when it is public. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=212161[/img]
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Postby Mike Viper » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:11 pm

Well, no matter the trials, I shall enter. I whipped these up on realization that tommorow is deadline, so my main entry won't make it. In my opinion, I kinda like these three micro-entries.

Behold my Entries!

Entry #1:
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The kings imperial army is trained here, but one must be desperate and determined! The bridge up is a mere three mile walk! You then enter and notice but two structures, the huge keep and the "mess hall". This castle hosts up to 1,000 men in total in it's huge keep, and the mess hall includes a stable. Students who gain elite enough status to be near-noble are brought up to the yellow spire where they learn the art of falconing.

More deep pics.
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... ining3.jpg
Notice the water lapping against the sides?

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... ining4.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... ining5.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... ining6.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... ining7.jpg

The second is a near-snotted up castle.
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I kinda like this one for it's smooth appearence, to me it kind off flows nicely.

more deeps:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... astle1.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... astle2.jpg

And the last but not least:
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This castle is a desert waypoint, meant to garrison men on long marches, it is located in the desert, but not to far from some water source be it ocean lake or sea. Also placed near some very large hoodoos.

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... guard2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... guard3.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/colan ... guard4.jpg

Well, hope you guys liked them. I don't expect a very hgh placing with these, but hey, I'm happy to at least enter at all. :)
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Postby Lord Felix » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:54 am

It is finally time for me to take pictures of my entry and enter it! Here it is... Griffon Castle ( http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=212884 ). It is on display in a museum, which accounts for the security guard and guests.

The gallery is public. Here is the link again: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=212884
(Sorry about the bad pics)
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CONTEST ENTRY

Postby engineerio » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:22 am

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=212930

Here it is. My first 'castle' contest! Whoo hoo!
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Love to see every ones entries...

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Postby Maedhros » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:58 pm

Whew... just in time. Unfortunately it had already almost gotten dark when I took the pics so they are quite bad. Sorry :oops:

Anyways, finally it is revealed; shrouded by the Mists of magic, the seat of the Autumn Court stands as a giant red fang in the middle of the Outer Sea ;)

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Postby Lonan » Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:27 am

Well, here are a couple of entries for the contest:

The first is Aldersmith Abbey, which will be familiar to anyone who read my story The Graven Hawk

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The next is a lighthouse I built for fun

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And the last one is actually too large (32x48) to qualify for the contest, but I thought this would be a good place to show it off

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The pics link you to the respective brickshelf galleries (when public) with more pictures of each one. I hope you enjoy them.
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Postby Spongey » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:01 pm

Assuming that the contest is now closed, I'd just like to thank Robin Hood once again for his efficient running of the contest. He answered all of the questions well, and was very conscientious. That said, I have one more question for him. When will we find out the results of the contest?
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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:02 pm

Well thank you all for entering. There were some great creations here. Hopefully the winner will be announced with in a weeks time.

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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:02 am

Well, after a while of being lazy, I have finally managed to get hold of TheOrk and decide the winner.

This winner of the Mini Castle Contest II is: engineerio! with his entry:
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Second place (no prize) went to Lonan's abby, and third place (again no prize) went to Mike Viper's desert castle.

Congrats to the winner and all those who entered. Thanks for entering and I hope to see you again next year.

Dan :wink:

P.S. engineerio, I will contact you about your prize.
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Postby wunztwice » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:12 am

A well deserved win I'm sure. There were some great entries and I hope there's even more interest next year!

Congratulations engineerio!!!
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Postby DARKspawn » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:33 am

Congratulations all & especailly engineero :D Must have been hard to pick a winner
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