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Colossal Castle Contest V

Postby architect » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:54 am

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The CC Team is proud to announce our fifth annual building contest: The Colossal Castle Contest V. It will begin on November 1st and end on December 31st, 2007.

This contest is a bit different than other contests. We have a variety of categories each with one prize for the winner. Some categories require small creations and others need larger ones. Everyone, even with a limited supply of bricks, should be able to enter several categories. We are looking for creativity, not who has the most LEGO.

Rules: http://www.classic-castle.com/events/co ... ntest.html

Seven Classic Castle sets including the famed Knight's Challenge and Dark Forest Fortress are prizes. There are are also rare accessories, custom farm animals, and new castle sets. It truly is colossal!

Prizes: http://www.classic-castle.com/events/co ... rizes.html

Thank you to LEGO, Brickforge, Rich Stehnach, and Ben Ellermann for donating prizes. The rules can be found here. Enjoy!

Notes: We are working on setting up the database for submitting entries and hope to have that operational by Thursday. The "Submit an Entry" and "Entries" links will not work until that time.
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Postby Sir Nelson » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:15 am

5 years of the CCC... Awesome! 8)

The prizes for this contest just keep getting better and better each year, and the Classic-Castle Admins deserve a big "thank you" for sponsoring this contest.

Good luck to all contestants!
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Postby JoshWedin » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:54 am

Awesome and it looks good! I like the categories and the prizes a lot. Oh, man, the wheels are turning! :)

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PS. I'm already getting the word out...Blogged it just now.
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Postby Donut » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:03 am

Wow the prizes are wonderful, thanks for hosting this contest.
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Postby Asterios » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:13 am

well lets hope i can enter this time with no hang ups :P (read the rules Rick,read the Rules)
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Postby jedimasterwagner » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:58 am

how exciting! way to encourage people to build. what neat categories too, they're already inspiring me. I guess the next couple of weekends are booked for me!

it seems to me that the list of rules is pretty short, making for wide-open possibilities. Am I correct in saying that there's no limit on the number of pieces as long as it fits into the specified baseplates? Also there's no clause regarding intellectual property --- so can I take inspiration from paintings, drawings, and films?
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Postby Webrain » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:14 am

6039 donated by lego a new set?
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Postby kelderic » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:34 am

Alrighty, everything else is now going on hold. I entered one catagory last year. Hopefully I will be able to enter more this year.

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Postby architect » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:24 pm

Sir Nelson wrote:5 years of the CCC... Awesome! 8)

The prizes for this contest just keep getting better and better each year, and the Classic-Castle Admins deserve a big "thank you" for sponsoring this contest.


You are welcome.

it seems to me that the list of rules is pretty short, making for wide-open possibilities. Am I correct in saying that there's no limit on the number of pieces as long as it fits into the specified baseplates? Also there's no clause regarding intellectual property --- so can I take inspiration from paintings, drawings, and films?


While there is not a piece or fig limit on entries, please take note that usually the largest creations entered into a category did not win in previous years. Very detailed creations usually win. We are not looking for a tower that is as tall as a person.

Inspiration can be drawn from different sources. The Historic Event category should be inspired by actual events and the medieval legend from actual medieval legends. Please give us a brief description on your entry of what you are building. On the other hand if someone builds yet another Helms Deep, Minas Tirith or Hobbiton moc, they will likely not win :wink:

6039 donated by lego a new set?


That is an error in the page. The 6039 Twin Arm Launcher is used, in very good condition, and not donated by the LEGO Group.

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Postby stuifzand » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:58 pm

architect wrote:medieval legend from actual medieval legends.

Does this legend have to be globally known, or can it be a local thing?(given that I describe the situation/tell the tale)
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Postby DNL » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:17 pm

great :D awesome prizes!
i'm going to enter!
thank you very much for hosting this contest!!
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Postby Athos » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:53 pm

I hadn't realized there was a maximum size for the entries... Guess my viking village won't be entered... :D

I've got a question about the farm entry... Does it need to have farmers and house and vehicles and tools and crops and animals? Or just some of those elements?

Great categories (and prizes) this year...

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Postby Dr. J » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:01 pm

I suppose I'll enter (although I'm not sure which categories), as long as I have the time.
*Sigh*, it seems like contests always take place when I don't have the time or I'm just left inspirationless.
Plus, my best MOCs come when I'm just messing around, not when I have a specific set of guidelines.
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Postby jokkna » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:43 pm

interesting maybe i vill enter it. :D
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Postby Peppermint Pig » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:45 pm

I should have time to participate this year. Thanks to everybody that has made this event possible!


A curiosity: Shouldn't the Historic Event category be demarcated to a certain point in time?

I assume the Castle Spaces entries must be built on two plates of 32x32 size or smaller?
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