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The LEGO Castle Contest

Postby architect » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:41 am

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The CC Team and LEGO are proud to announce a new competition:
The Castle Contest. It will begin on March 5th and end on April 30th, 2007.

Check out the prizes.

Each category has its own prize for the highest scoring creation. Every new Castle set will be given away in the contest! This is your chance to get these sets before they are released to the public.

As usual, the building categories are based on the prizes given away. Build your creations in the style of the good knights or evil skeletons.
Thank you to the LEGO Company for donating prizes.

We apologize to all members planning their own contests right after CCC IV. This opportunity for castle fans like you to win new sets was one we could not pass up.

The CC Team
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Postby supernova » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:49 am

Hey this is a real sweet surprise! :) Thanks for organising this contest!

A couple of questions:

1) Are the categories "ballista", "joust", "catapult", "prisoner's wagon", "tower" and "castle seige"?

2) Are there any restrictions on the entry if it fits into the general title of the entry? For example, can I make a tall tower with royal knights and enter it for the tower category, even when there are no skeletons or evil wizard?

Thanks once again! :)
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Postby architect » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:59 am

Yes. You can make a good guy tower or an evil ballista. The categories that you listed are correct. Once the submission pages are finished (hopefully by Monday) we will link to them.

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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:11 am

Hey,

I just wanted to echo what Ben said - Thank you, LEGO, for sponsoring this contest! Oh, for the days when I wasn't an admin and could enter these contests. :cry: Ah well, judging is fun too, and I honestly don't think my building skills stand up next to the creations that have won recent contests here.

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Postby R_The_Falcon » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:12 am

This is incredible! Hmmmn, no medival life categories at all, but hey, this isn't CCC is it? Thank you Lego for doing this!
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Postby architect » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:13 am

Bruce N H wrote:Hey,

I just wanted to echo what Ben said - Thank you, LEGO, for sponsoring this contest! Oh, for the days when I wasn't an admin and could enter these contests. :cry: Ah well, judging is fun too, and I honestly don't think my building skills stand up next to the creations that have won recent contests here.

Bruce


Actually you can join if you would like ;) But it would be nice to have another good grader to help out.

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Postby Shurtugal » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:27 am

Awesome contest! I think it's so awesome that Lego is taking notice and even donating sets to us :P
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Postby LORD DOOM » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:47 am

Oh boy oh boy!!!

This just might be the inspiration I need.
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Postby MaxiVisVires » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:48 am

Oh wow, I can't wait to enter this! THANK YOU LEGO!!!
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Re: The Castle Contest

Postby JoshWedin » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:51 am

architect wrote:We apologize to all members planning their own contests right after CCC IV. This opportunity for castle fans like you to win new sets was one we could not pass up.


No problem, I completely understand. I will postpone the Battles Contest until after this contest ends.

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Re: The Castle Contest

Postby Gumby » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:25 am

architect wrote:We apologize to all members planning their own contests right after CCC IV. This opportunity for castle fans like you to win new sets was one we could not pass up.

No LEGO, we don't want to use your exclusive sets as prizes for your contest right now. :P

Wow this is really cool - many thanks to LEGO and Classic Castle for putting this together.
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Postby DARKspawn » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:55 am

um ... wow ...

My first thoughts are "here we go again ;)" This is so cool - thanks to LEGO & the CC Team once again :D

Now guys, we can't tell my wife, ok ... she will be most displeased ;)
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Postby jonesy » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:10 am

Hm, so let me see if I have this right: you're supposed to build in the style of the new sets, and the categories are also based on the same new sets? So all the entries are going to be "riffs and variations on a single note", as it were. I suppose it'll be easier to judge that way, because it'll be easier to pick out the most masterfully done catapult or what-have-you, but I liked the castle contests for their wide range of entries. :/

Where did these criteria come from? If it was the Lego people, aren't they essentially asking us how we would have made their sets?
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Postby The Blue Knight » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:15 am

Forgive me for seeming obtuse, but this is for clarification. What are the categories? Are we to try to build a MOC as close to the official sets as possible. I'm sorry, but this is unclear. I'm not sure how you got these prizes, but what a score. This is a great opportunity to get these sets. Well done admins!
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Postby Recluce » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:25 am

THis is too cool! Yes, I am inspired.... or at least, even more so.
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