ZacharyIslazy wrote:For the Trade and Tolls category, would a build featuring a merchant paying a tariff/ taxes on his imported goods fit the category?
That sounds fine. BTW, as an aside, we don't want to micro-manage your building. Go ahead and build what you think fits in. Our judging may reflect lower scores if a MOC doesn't fit the spirit of the category, but we also want people to think creatively and not just all make the exact same thing. The suggestions are just that - ideas to get the ball rolling.
ZacharyIslazy wrote:So to clarify, we can't use custom weapons, armor etc. in any category except the two custom minifigure categories?
From the 'categories and prizes' page:
You may use custom weapons only in the Realistic Castle Figure, Fantasy Castle Figure, and Miscellaneous categories.
Rick-Ricks wrote:For the "Castle" entry does it have to be a realistic castle, or can it have fantasy based elements?
I'm going to tentatively say realistic, but the admins will discuss which categories should be realistic vs fantasy.6 updated
- You may use altBricks leaves in the forest life and Winter Scene categories.8 udated
- The contest entry page
is now up. Thanks to our coder. BTW, I already saw a CCC entry get posted on Flickr this morning, so the gauntlet has been laid down to you all to get going.9 updated
- The admins have met and determined that footsteps and Rick-Ricks are to be fed to the dragons.
No one's asked yet, but:14
- We also wanted to clarify that you can also use non-Lego string and can make custom sails out of paper or cloth. Those are allowances we've generally made in past contests and should continue.
So, for the record, we generally want you to stick to official LEGO elements except:
The two custom figs categories have no restrictions, of course.
Custom elements allowed in the architectural details category.
altBricks leaves allowed in the forest life and winter scene categories.
String and paper/cloth sails generally allowed.
Custom animals generally allowed.
Customization of fig torsos, flags and shields generally allowed.
No restrictions on the misc category.
Mega Blox get you fed to the dragons.
Even with those various allowances, remember that this is not a customization contest (except for the two explicit custom figs categories), but a building contest. Our judging will reflect great building, not customization (or the acquisition of massive amounts of figs, or of rare elements).
Have fun! Avoid the fate of footsteps and Rick-Ricks!