Thomas Arrowford wrote:1. So most of the categories have a size limit of one 48x48 baseplate or two 32x32 baseplates. If in one of the aforementioned categories I build my winning masterpiece on either one 48x48 baseplate or two 32x32 baseplates and then just to add that little something special, put a nice slopey brick base border to hide that nasty edge of the baseplate, am I going to get fed to the dragons and my masterpiece broken up and given to young children to chew on, because it's too big?
Thomas Arrowford wrote:2. Still on baseplates. Can the two custom minifig categories be on bases to create a little contextual scenery for the character? If so, any limitations?
- You can, but remember the focus is on the customization, not the build. We've had people in the past put their character on a horse, or with some furniture, or whatever, but those don't affect our judging. If you were to put your fig in a context, I would suggest not much more than a standard vig footprint. Again, I'm not trying to turn this into a vig category. The judging is all about the customizing, not any building around it.
Thomas Arrowford wrote:3. Mark of Falworth has said he's entering every category twice and has already posted a magnificent castle. On an entirely unrelated note, can people get disqualified for showing off?
- Trash talk is strongly encouraged.
Thomas Arrowford wrote:4. My in-laws are staying over and they are sleeping in my Lego room. As such I can't start building until tomorrow night when they leave. Can I legally evict them now? If not, is the notice period any less than the 30 hours I currently have to wait?
- Kicking out your in-laws is also strongly encouraged. Personally, I sent my kids into the back yard and told them to forage for food until January. Oh, wait, I'm a judge. I won't be building anything. Guess I'd better go get the kids.
artizan wrote:are small overhangs allowed?
- Yes, insignificant overhangs like fig accessories or tree branches are allowed. Keep it within reason though.
RichardAM wrote:* Next year can we have the contest earlier or later than usual so we can screw over the guys that start building in advance?
No, we're pretty set on our schedule. The categories do change every year, so that should help on that issue, though there are obvious similarities from year to year.
RichardAM wrote:* In the Forest Life category are we allowed man made structures e.g lookout towers and cabins?
Sure. It should be clear that this is a forest category, though. A village scene with a tree does not a forest make. If a MOC really does not fit the spirit of a category, it will be reflected in the judges' evaluations.
Beware the dragons!