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BrickCon Castle Planning 2012 (And Convention Wrap-up)

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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby plums_deify » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:01 pm

Frankly, we definitely prefer the edges of larger displays be Base-8, and we typically have enough brick to build to meet it if someone's not compatible.

When Josh or I get word the table layout for the hall has been determined, that can help steer the way for how big or small individual pieces should be. Tom will probably bring his portion of the display.
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby Fraslund » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:02 am

I had planned on making sections on the side similar to the entrance for meeting with ajoining pieces, but from a design standpoint, I needed elevation for the river so had to bump the ground up to Base+3 bricks+Plate. I only added the edges to cover the terrible looking bricks under the plates :)

I would love to coordinate with the people next to me on either side to make this all fit.
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby Elephant Knight » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:03 am

Tenativly speaking, I have a Yellow castle thing that I want to do, to add a bit of colour, you know. I think it will probably be in the vicinity of about 96x96 studs.

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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby BiggerJim » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:41 am

I am coming and will have a forested area to contribute I hope. Size and shape TBD but can work with whatever is going on.
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby JoshWedin » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:09 pm

So far it all sounds good!

I am not even going to attempt a layout plan yet, but we should have no problems incorporating at least parts of everything people have mentioned.

It would be helpful to me if the people who are building AOE work together without my mediation and then give me the estimated size. Same would be nice for anything LCC related, since I assume you want any LCC MOCs displayed together.

As for standards, I don't force anyone to use certain standards. But if the co-op layout uses base8 edges and sizes, so that everyone can match up.

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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:23 pm

I visited Fraslund's place last weekend and am going to try to match up to him on the left side of his display (L-side when facing it from the standpoint of the viewing public). The exact way in which I'm going to build up against his is not yet determined, but I'll need probably 3 baseplates wide, at least. On the left end of MY display, I'll be sure it's base-8 compatible (Fraslund's is not B-8, currently, due to the river, so I will act as a transition back down to baseplate+brick for him)
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby CreativeAnarchy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:43 am

Ok, sorry for the late notice but I'm going to be able to make it this year. I'm short on time to begin building but I'm sure I could put out 2-3 32x32s. What do we need for the layout? Are we short on village MoCs or Walls? Beaches? Forests?
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby Sir_Darc » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:52 pm

A bit of disappointing news: I don't believe I will be able to finish my large display in time. I haven't had enough time to work on it, and I've been busy with many other issues recently that have taken time away from my LEGO projects. The plan right now is to build something smaller, probably a 64 x 64 stud landscape, and lots of filler for helping the other layouts out. I still want to do the large display I've planned, but it may be next year instead of this year.

I will post another update if this changes. Thanks, and sorry about that! Got to keep my priorities straight.
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:01 pm

Jubal - Sad you won't be able to finish your MOC in time. The one you had last year would have been tough to top though!!

Here is my layout that will go next to Fraslund's on the Left side. He is going to build a bridge across his river that will lead straight out through the gatehouse of my wall.

The other stuff shown is just to get an idea of building footprints and general layout. The right side of the picture is the side that will front the audience.

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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby CreativeAnarchy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:57 pm

Ok, I've got a 32 x 32 of adventurers gathering outside of a cave. It should be finalized within the week depending on how rough it will be to do lighting. I'm planning a pub. right now it's 32 x 32 the more details I think about the more it starts to look like it might go into a second 32 x 32. I'm also not sure what the interest level is but I have a handful of the old Castle Orks riding on the new Dino dinosaurs. They're not set in anything particular and could be thrown into a battle scene pretty easilly. They've ended up looking pretty decent if you guys want me to bring them along.
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby SEdmison » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:43 am

CreativeAnarchy wrote:Ok, I've got a 32 x 32 of adventurers gathering outside of a cave. It should be finalized within the week depending on how rough it will be to do lighting. I'm planning a pub. right now it's 32 x 32 the more details I think about the more it starts to look like it might go into a second 32 x 32. I'm also not sure what the interest level is but I have a handful of the old Castle Orks riding on the new Dino dinosaurs. They're not set in anything particular and could be thrown into a battle scene pretty easilly. They've ended up looking pretty decent if you guys want me to bring them along.


I have a bunch of the old orc/troll guys and could throw together a battle force. I'm a sucker for a good battle scene....
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:03 pm

Are we doing the massive fig battle area like we did last year?
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby SEdmison » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:15 pm

AK_Brickster wrote:Are we doing the massive fig battle area like we did last year?


This year there's a whole battle theme, so that might be a good place to stage some epic fights....
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby CreativeAnarchy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:45 pm

I'm totally spacing out, for the cooperative build are we doing brown or tan road sections?
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Re: BrickCon Castle Planning 2012

Postby AK_Brickster » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:02 am

I believe the standard is tan or dark tan?
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