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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Ryclen » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:13 am

Could somebody please post a pic of a Lego Tudor castle that fits the requirements? I'm not sure how it should look just going by the category requirements.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:59 pm

Ryclen wrote:Could somebody please post a pic of a Lego Tudor castle that fits the requirements? I'm not sure how it should look just going by the category requirements.


32 - A good guide would be to look at official sets like the BFF and the Guarded Inn (if the wall actually continued around and actually enclosed it).
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Or to take more recent sets, the Battle of Helm's Deep with its wooden hoarding, or the Kingdom's Joust incorporates wooden structures.
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Or to take a real example, something like Stokesay could be a good inspiration, with the wood frame portion of the main keep:
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and its half timber gatehouse:
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby AK_Brickster » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:39 pm

Takkata wrote:Ahh there it is!...

...and thanks for the welcome, I've been a member for about 4 months now though... :D
Ah. Well you only had 2 posts, so I still consider you a newbie ;)

Glad I could help with the link. Bruce/Ben/Josh, can we add that link to the first post of this thread for easy reference? Thanks!
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:38 pm

Good idea. I've added a list of links at the very start of Ben's post at the top of this thread.

BTW, I'd like to welcome any and all new forum members who came here because of the contest. We hope you enjoy it and also that you stick around after the contest as well to be part of our community. Also welcome to the light to all of those lurkers who are coming out of obscurity to participate in the contest.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby architect » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:01 pm

Bruce N H wrote:Or to take a real example, something like Stokesay could be a good inspiration, with the wood frame portion of the main keep:
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and its half timber gatehouse:
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Bruce pointed out a number of good timber frame examples for the Tudor Castle category. Quite a few years ago I created a model based on the Stokesay gatehouse. It can be seen here: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/galle ... 24491&n=48

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:14 pm

Hey Ben,

You know, when I was looking at Stokesay, I actually thought of your old gatehouse. Very cool to know that was your actual inspiration.

BTW, Ryclen, Ben has a number of other MOCs in his gallery that are also good examples for this category, like here and here.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Ryclen » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:24 am

Thanks guys! So, basically a castle with wood structure?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby friskywhiskers » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:46 am

Ryclen wrote:Thanks guys! So, basically a castle with wood structure?


pretty much! :)
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:47 pm

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
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby LegoLord. » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:51 pm

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?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:32 pm

A "civilian building" to me, is anything that isn't a "military building". A church is definitely a civilian building.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby mitah » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:37 pm

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.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:58 pm

Click on the CCC logo on the right side of the page, underneath the "community" navigation buttons.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:18 pm

AK_Brickster wrote: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


33 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?


34 - 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.

mitah wrote: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.


35 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.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Bluesecrets » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:07 pm

I have a question. I am seeing all kinds of entries with backgrounds that are Photoshop-ed in. Is this allowed? I may be wrong (and probably am), but I thought I was remembering some kind of rule about that in the past. Anyway, I am just checking...because well...clarification is clarification.
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