HeavyWeather wrote:Oh, I have a question. Is microscale allowed for Eastern Medieval Life?
We've always had these categories focus on the minifig scale. We just had the annual mini castle contest that focused on microscale. That said, there have been entries that used microscale to depict castles in the distance, to give forced perspective.
Garbageman13 wrote:I have a question, are 600x800 pictures allowed?
Yes. Each of your photos can be a maximum of 800 pixels in one direction and 600 in the other. Either landscape or portrait is fine.
kris kelvin wrote:Can I use painted horse bardings and painted shields? Not sticker. Painted.
Painting is fine. I'll check with the other admins on bardings, as we had previously said torsos and shields. Remember, aside from the custom fig category, the emphasis is on the building, not the customization.
FireHawk302 wrote:My castle has just a few Mega-bloks 2x4's thrown in, is this OK?
No. Now, if you have some clone bricks in your collection and we don't realize that some of the 2x4's aren't true LEGO, I can't see how we'd notice. If, however, you are using elements or colors not produced by LEGO, that would be seen as a negative.
Prince Imdol wrote:Just to clarify, do crusader castles count as castles not in Western Europe? I know they were physically not in Europe, but the architecture and design is pretty similar and different in many ways. I assume the answer would be no, they do not count as Western European castles, but I just wanted to clarify.
The idea here was to get people building in a different style. If you could point to a particular historical castle the Crusaders built in the Holy Land as your inspiration, that would be cool and, I would say, would technically clear the requirements to be in the category. Even then, I would guess the requirements of the environment and the available building materials would lead to a different castle than those same soldiers would have in, say, the Rhine valley. However, such a castle would not score as high with the judges as, say, a ninja fortress or something that better fits the spirit of the category.