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Postby garraofthesand » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:52 pm

I have a question. Would a restaurant with a bridge in its design fall under bridges?
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Postby Spongey » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:20 pm

Thanks to the admins for organizing another great contest. I can't wait to enter, and also to see other people's entries.
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Postby Sir Nelson » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:59 pm

Wow! It’s that time already? :shock:


Anyhow, I just wanted to say that I will not be participating this year. I made this decision just after last year’s contest, and have chosen to follow LEGOFREAK’s example from the year prior.

The prizes are excellent!! :D There are many good builders here at Classic-Castle, and I hope to see some fantastic MOCs soon. I wish everyone the best of luck, and have fun!
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Postby E of Alshire » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:14 am

I like that 'Bridges' category- can't wait to see what everyone (maybe even me!) comes up with for that.

I assume that's Mike Rayhawk's awesome banner?
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Postby architect » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:16 am

Modesty wrote:Wow... this might get me to build castle again!

as a side note, who made that CCIV picture? It looks like a Mike Rayhawk, but I can't be sure.


It is a drawing by Mike Rayhawk for Patrick Morgan's Henry Tattoo
Mike kindly let us use it for the Colossal Castle Contest logo this year.

Can the fortified wall just be like the front of a castle or something?


Yes. The Fortified Castle category includes walls, towers, gatehouses, etc.

(A very special thanks to all those who work so hard to set this up and for the prize donators.)


You are welcome!

I have a question. Would a restaurant with a bridge in its design fall under bridges?


It would. Remember that the grading will focus more on the bridge than any attached building.

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Postby garraofthesand » Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:25 am

Well, if its only a small bridge, can i enter it under miscellanous?
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Postby Ristridin » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:53 pm

Great! Another CCC! I like the catogories again this year, and the prices are cool. I think I go for the Castle Fortification. I`m already busy with a new keep asside my scaledmoddeling hobby.

Thanks alot Admins :!:
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Postby architect » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:59 pm

garraofthesand wrote:Well, if its only a small bridge, can i enter it under miscellanous?


You can but admins reserve the right to place an entry in the category they feel it fits in best. Miscellaneous is a hard category to judge and win. It is best used for mocs that do not fit in any other category.

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Postby Lamanda2 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:12 pm

I have a question relating to the battle scene:

You say that it should include two unique armies, does that mean we shouldn't use official factions?

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Postby Azaghal » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:10 pm

Lamanda2 wrote:You say that it should include two unique armies, does that mean we shouldn't use official factions?

I'm not an Admin, so don't take this as definitive, but I rather think this means that you shouldn't have two armies made up of the same faction - it should be easy to tell who's on which side.

I have a couple of clarifying questions to make, also:

For the Vehicles category, would a sort of fantasy/steampunk design be alright, or should we stick with more traditional vehicles?

For the Castle Room Interiors category, is there a limit on the rooms we can stack on top of each other - say for a tower interior?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest IV

Postby E of Alshire » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:45 pm

architect wrote:new sets


How, may I ask, was the Viking set donated? Were you usuing your abassadorial powers, or has the C3IV fallen under LEGO's ever-watching gaze?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest IV

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:54 pm

E of Alshire wrote:How, may I ask, was the Viking set donated?


LEGO has been very supportive of the Colossal Castle Contests for the last few years, even before the Ambassador program was instituted. Ben did the actual communicating, but Steve Witt is the main contact in the US between LEGO and the community (Jake McKee held this position before Steve, Jan Beyer holds the equivalent position in Europe). They do a lot to foster programming in cooperation with fan organizations like CC, various LUGs, etc. Of course having several CCers as Ambassadors doesn't hurt. :)

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Postby Spongey » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:17 pm

I respect Sir Nelson's decision not to enter this year, as he would probably own the competition again. However, it will be a bit of a shame, as his creations are so inspiring, and he is a true artisan of the LEGO world.
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Postby J1A3L5 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:43 pm

Hi admins,

Does the "Castle Fortification" category have to be on CCC scale, or can it be larger? It specifically mentions CCC walls, making it a bit confusing. :)

The contest looks great, the bridge category is especially unique. Any specific reason it was created?

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Postby R_The_Falcon » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:42 am

First off, thanks to everyone who has made this truly colossal contest possible. By the looks of things, it seems as though it's going to be another amazing contest. The bridge category is an excellent addition, and I look foward to the results. This is incredible, I can't wait to start building Wednesday!

Now, I have one question. Why is the castle interior category increased to 2 32x32 baseplates? I loved seeing how people made castle living spaces with only 16x16 to go on. Why the big step up?
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