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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby RichardAM » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:08 pm

* Next year can we have the contest earlier or later than usual so we can screw over the guys that start building in advance?

Serious question.

* In the Forest Life category are we allowed man made structures e.g lookout towers and cabins?

Also serious question.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby soccerkid6 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:23 pm

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?

Serious question.

And ruin the tradition :twitch: I'm wishing I had though of doing starting early :)
There isn't really any reason to change the date as they don't know the categories ahead of time other than there will be the Miscellaneous category and probably some form of a castle category. It allows for more and better entries too, building a well detailed castle in 2 months isn't easy, add to that 5 more categories to be eligible for Master Builder and it's a lot of building. Just my opinion on the matter :wink:

@Bruce: Thanks for the clarification about my build, I forgot the CCC started in November :oops:

Looking forward to seeing all the incredible entries and participating in as many categories as I can :)
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Rick-Ricks » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:53 pm

Bruce N H wrote:
Rick-Ricks wrote:For the "Castle" entry does it have to be a realistic castle, or can it have fantasy based elements?
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13 I'm going to tentatively say realistic, but the admins will discuss which categories should be realistic vs fantasy.

Thank you, and please let us know what is decided.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby friskywhiskers » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:29 pm

Derfel Cadarn wrote:Great selection of categories and prizes!!!

I got lots of new ideas so I'm just gonna have to enter. Can't resist a good castle comp!


Nooooooooooooooo! Go 'way :cry:.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Bruce N H » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:34 pm

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?


15 Yes.

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?


16 - 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?


17 - Trash talk is strongly encouraged. :twisted:

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?


18 - 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. :oops:

artizan wrote:are small overhangs allowed?


19 - 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?


20 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?


21 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.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby friskywhiskers » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:16 pm

soccerkid6 wrote:@Bruce: Thanks for the clarification about my build, I forgot the CCC started in November :oops:



You forgot?!!! :o . One does not simply forget the CCC :D !
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby JoshWedin » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:40 pm

Rick-Ricks wrote:Ricks (Who is frantically learning how to train a dragon.)


It is too late for you and footsteps...check out your titles. :D

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Eklund » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:47 pm

JoshWedin wrote:It is too late for you and footsteps...check out your titles. :D

Hahaha, had to happen to someone! Anyways, good job admins on getting the entry page up so soon!
You would rather be building right now.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby footsteps » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:03 am

JoshWedin wrote:
Rick-Ricks wrote:Ricks (Who is frantically learning how to train a dragon.)


It is too late for you and footsteps...check out your titles. :D

Josh


Awesome! Thank you! :roflol:

I just might go ahead and submit a miscellaneous entry.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Lolino » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:23 pm

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What is going on? There is one missing category ;P
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Ryclen » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:52 pm

So, some questions. Can the builds be lotr oriented? Also, would any microscale builds count as miscellaneous? As for the daring escape category, would each stage of "imprisonment" get three photos, or one each?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby soccerkid6 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:20 pm

More questions: Is something in this style considered to be in the Castle time period, in other words would it be ok if I entered something similar?
Here's the style reference pic:
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And I entered a 16x16 tower (plus a two stud border) that is part of a wall around a city in the Miscellaneous category. Would it have been better to put it in the Architectural Detail category?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby mencot » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:06 pm

One question, can it be based on fantasy medievalscene in the Forest Life category?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:50 am

Lolino wrote:What is going on? There is one missing category ;P


I don't understand what you mean by this.

Ryclen wrote:So, some questions. Can the builds be lotr oriented?

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soccerkid6 wrote:More questions: Is something in this style considered to be in the Castle time period, in other words would it be ok if I entered something similar?


22 - You may use whatever source of inspiration you wish. You are not limited to northern European castles.

Ryclen wrote:Also, would any microscale builds count as miscellaneous?


23 - Yes. All of the other categories should be in minifig scale (though some may use other scales for perspective).

Ryclen wrote:As for the daring escape category, would each stage of "imprisonment" get three photos, or one each?


24 - One photo each, for a total of three photos.

soccerkid6 wrote:And I entered a 16x16 tower (plus a two stud border) that is part of a wall around a city in the Miscellaneous category. Would it have been better to put it in the Architectural Detail category?


25 - The admins will not make those sorts of decisions for you. The architectural detail category should not exceed a 16x16 footprint.

mencot wrote:One question, can it be based on fantasy medievalscene in the Forest Life category?


26 - Sure.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Thomas Arrowford » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:52 am

Bruce N H wrote:
Lolino wrote:What is going on? There is one missing category ;P


I don't understand what you mean by this.


I think what Lolino is saying is that one of the categories appears to have gone missing.
There were originally 14 categories and now there are only 13.
The one missing was something about a centre of learning. I have them all written down at home, so I can double check the exact wording this evening.
It's also missing off the submit an entry page.
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