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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Elderon » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:21 pm

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Elderon wrote:I have a question. I saw it is allowed to use a bit of landscaping to show the minifigure you wanted to enter. Now I made a creation of a building that was actually meant to showcase the fig, but it turned out kind of nice so I want to enter it in a different category by itself. Is it still allowed to use this MOC to showcase my minifig? As long as I post the building before I do the minifig, right?


37 - See answer 28 above. Please don't re-use constructions for more than one entry.
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Sorry to be a little bit nitpicky, but at the same time I wasn't really clear in my question. The second category I wanted to use my build in was in the custom minifig category as a backdrop to portray my minifig. Is it still not allowed to be used as such? Because I was under the impression that in the custom minifig category the judging focuses on the customization and not on the build that is used to showcase it. I am sorry if I this is a double question, but I had the feeling you didn't really understand my question ;)
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Takkata » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:33 pm

Do I have to have a flicker or brickshelf? as long as my pictures are the right size on MOCpages, it OK, Right?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Daken the Bladesmith » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:11 pm

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Daken the Bladesmith wrote:I just submitted an entry into the medieval life category that was a blacksmith shop but then I noticed someone else also submitted a blacksmith shop... Does that mean I have to make a different entry? :(


Thanx and I'll get that fixed. :D

EDIT: Just fixed the images' size.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby LukeClarenceVan » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:23 pm

Hey, I have a question about the CCC.
If someone enters six categories, and enters two entries in some of those categories, would the six top-scoring entries be counted regardless of what categories they were entered in or would only entries in different categories be added to the Master Builder total score?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby pj_bosman » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:55 pm

Bruce N H wrote:
pj_bosman wrote:So I take it this incorporation of my architecture detail doesn't fit the rules, since it's a 99% copy of my first entry:


42 No, yours is fine. What we don't want is for someone to enter a MOC in another category, and then just submit a close-up of one small piece in the architectural details category. We also didn't want people to re-use an entry as a backdrop for another entry. Yours is a separate build, even if it is the exact same design, and therefore it is okay.


All right! Thanks for clearing this up. :)
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby architect » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:19 pm

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Bruce N H wrote:36 Editing in a relatively neutral background is okay. Remember, though, that we are judging the MOC, and MOCs are best seen when placed against a white or similar background. BTW, just as a reminder to everyone, you are not allowed to use Photoshop to change the actual MOC itself in any way.

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Is this also true for digital entries? because I was planning to add shield, flag, torso decals with PS because LDD doesn't allow me to add the decals on the pieces.


43. You may add shield, flag, & torso decals to digital entries because we allow "Custom stickers may be used for minifigure torsos, shields, and flags."

OverLoad wrote:For the Winter Scene category, I was going to do a scene from an album cover, I assume this is okay? I didn't know if that would be against the rules/out of taste for not being my idea. It's rather Castle-themed, but I figured I'd check anyways.


44. The admins will discuss this and get back to you.

Buurli wrote:In the rules it says no modified LEGO parts, does that also count for LEGO strings? So would I be allowed to cut it to the right length?


See answer number 14 on this page: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=22720&start=30

elderon wrote:The second category I wanted to use my build in was in the custom minifig category as a backdrop to portray my minifig.


45. I would recommend not using builds from other categories as backgrounds of your custom figure entries. These are a distraction and not in the true spirit of the category. The top custom entries are always easily apparent due to the creator's skills. Check out previous CCC winners for examples. Backgrounds in the winning entries were not necessary.

Takkata wrote:Do I have to have a flicker or brickshelf? as long as my pictures are the right size on MOCpages, it OK, Right?


46. Yes. You are allowed to use other image sites such as MOCpages. Keep in mind that you must follow the image size rules and maximum number of images on your MOCpages link.

LukeClarenceVan wrote:If someone enters six categories, and enters two entries in some of those categories, would the six top-scoring entries be counted regardless of what categories they were entered in or would only entries in different categories be added to the Master Builder total score?


47. Entering the minimum of six categories is the qualifier for Master Builder eligibility. Once that is accomplished the top six entry scores will be counted regardless of category.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby friskywhiskers » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:32 am

Are two different members allowed to collaborate on one entry and share the Prize (I.E. My brother and I)?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Takkata » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:57 am

Am I able to edit my entries?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby RichardAM » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:17 pm

*Does Centre of Learning necessarily have to have a man-made structure or building in it? The example suggestions given all mention academic or religious institutes- could we perhaps have minifigs learning or studying through other means?

*Are we allowed landscaping in the Tudor Castle entry? That may be obvious but it's not mentioned in the description. I was wondering if I could have it on a mountain or against a hill etc instead of being self-standing of just wood and stone?

*And it may have been answered already in which case I apologise but is Medieval Life strictly a pacifist category eg no weapon shops/blacksmiths? I may have interpreted this wrongly. Obviously I understand it's about civilian life but are they allowed to partake in the manufacture of items for conflict?

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby friskywhiskers » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:26 am

For the Winter Scene Catagory, Does there actually have to be snow? I want to know if I could perhaps do a scene of a village preparing for the first cold wave of winter, I.E chopping Firewood, Patching up roofs, harvesting the crops, etc.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby architect » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:01 pm

friskywhiskers wrote:Are two different members allowed to collaborate on one entry and share the Prize (I.E. My brother and I)?


48. Yes. We have allowed this in the past.

takkata wrote:Am I able to edit my entries?


49. No. Once an entry is submitted you may not change the creation.

RIchardAM wrote:Does Centre of Learning necessarily have to have a man-made structure or building in it? The example suggestions given all mention academic or religious institutes- could we perhaps have minifigs learning or studying through other means?


50. The category does not necessarily require a building or structure. However if the admins think your entry is straying too far from the category, it may be moved to miscellaneous (ie: military training, etc).

Are we allowed landscaping in the Tudor Castle entry? That may be obvious but it's not mentioned in the description. I was wondering if I could have it on a mountain or against a hill etc instead of being self-standing of just wood and stone?


51. Yes. Landscaping is allowed. Please keep in mind that a castle with timbers is likely located in an area with trees.

And it may have been answered already in which case I apologize but is Medieval Life strictly a pacifist category eg no weapon shops/blacksmiths? I may have interpreted this wrongly. Obviously I understand it's about civilian life but are they allowed to partake in the manufacture of items for conflict?


52. You can build a weapon shop or blacksmith shop for this category. However a fight scene at a blacksmith shop would not meet category requirements.

For the Winter Scene Catagory, Does there actually have to be snow? I want to know if I could perhaps do a scene of a village preparing for the first cold wave of winter, I.E chopping Firewood, Patching up roofs, harvesting the crops, etc.


53. Preparing for winter sounds more like a fall category and would not meet category requirements. A winter scene could be built without snow (ie: ice covered trees and buildings).

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Takkata » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:51 pm

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Am I able to edit my entries?
49. No. Once an entry is submitted you may not change the creation.


Can I change the name of the build? I accidentally put in what I thought would be my screen name under the build, I named it "forward/slash" and honestly that doesn't sound like a castle name...
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Fraslund » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:27 am

Would a mercenary training school be stretching it too much for the medieval life catergory? I have a great structure, but it would get owned in the misc catergory due to is small size. Totally understand if that doesnt work.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby gid617 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:08 am

Are LDD entires allowed? Just asking, because it struck me as though this one (entered in the Medieval Life catagory as "Let's see what you know") was LDDed (could be wrong though :wink: ).
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 10

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:39 pm

Fraslund wrote:Would a mercenary training school be stretching it too much for the medieval life catergory? I have a great structure, but it would get owned in the misc catergory due to is small size. Totally understand if that doesnt work.


54 - That would pretty much fall outside of the 'civilian' description of that category, which was seen as more related to the daily life of the people, not lots of swordplay. However, see answer 52 above, there is a gray area between. You could submit it, but the judges will take into account how well a MOC fits into the spirit of the category into our evaluations. I would suggest putting this in misc.

gid617 wrote:Are LDD entires allowed? Just asking, because it struck me as though this one (entered in the Medieval Life catagory as "Let's see what you know") was LDDed (could be wrong though :wink: ).


55 - As stated in the rules:
LDraw images are acceptable but these entries must use readily available pieces, not large quantities of rare pieces, colors, or figures, and they must also be physically possible.

The term 'LDraw' could be interpreted more broadly to include other virtual building programs, such as LDD.
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