So Bruce, for the "classic set reimagined",are you looking for something that could be an actual "set" (ie, a reasonable number of parts built along the lines of something you could buy from Lego), or more for something that is a bigger, more complicated MOC, based on the basic concept of a classic set?
(This question stems from your comment over on Lolino's "Guarded Inn" thread, HERE
As I noted way back in answer 5, the MOC should evoke the same spirit as the original set. The main idea is that if we look at the MOC, it should be recognizably related to the original (I think Lolino's is a good example of this). That means it's not limited to the same piece or fig count, but also shouldn't be completely unrelated. For instance, take Jojo's amazing Tower in the Lonely Wood
. This would not be a 'reimagining' of set 7955
, even though they both feature an evil wizard and bottles of potions, because the MOC is at a vastly different scope than the set (leaving aside, of course, that Jojo's was built first, and that Wizard is not a 'classic' set).
LegoLord. wrote:Hey guys, I've got a quick question about the medieval life category. Would a church count as a civilian building? Civilians would attend church everyday, right?
- AK Brickster is right. By 'civilian' we just mean 'non-military'. So something like a siege weapons or a knight in training etc would be out.
Q: What is the official way to reach the CCC page on the main site... When the next news items push the CCC announcement from the landing page, there is no way to navigate to the contest page... I click Events > CCC and get a list of all the old CCCs and other Events, but not the new one...
I also see no way to reach this page (http://www.classic-castle.com/events/contests.html
) with the main site navigation, but it is linked as the parent page of the current CCC (in the navigation area on the CCCX page).
The event navigation and the page navigation in general is very confusing, and it is hard to find anything (let alone a link to the forum, except the small button to the right)
I know this a whole other issue, but at least the current contest should be reachable with the CONTEST link from the main page.
You have some good points. I've updated the 'events' page. You can actually get to the contest from the front page by clicking the CCC logo on the right-hand side (our mascot Henry atop a banner reading CCC), but I do see how that might be obscure to our newer members. Of course the contest is stickied as the first post in the Castle MOCs forum, but I'll go ahead and sticky posts at the top of the admin and customs forums, as I could imagine new members going there first.
I'm not sure about your other critiques of the front page. OTOH, I've been looking at that same front page design for a decade now, so I know exactly where everything is. It is certainly true that some of those buttons on the left are pretty obsolete, and even at a minimum upping the size of the four community buttons at the top of the right hand column might be in order. It is good to take a look at these things with fresh eyes. That said, the CCC will pretty much consume our time for the next couple of months, but remind me to take a look at that post-contest.