Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Discussion of personal LEGO Castle creations

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Lolino » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:51 pm

Bruce N H wrote:24 - While executions were certainly seen as a public spectacle, they weren't really court entertainment, so we're going to say no on that one.


OK, this will not fit to this category but does it fits to Medieval Town category? The execution will take place on market so ...
User avatar
Lolino
Blind Harry
 
Posts: 101
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Poland - Rzeszow

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Siercon and Coral » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:39 pm

For the custom medieval faction, do we need to use completely new and invented logos/symbols or can we use them from other Lego contexts that were never intended to be medieval.
i.e. Hogwarts Shields; Fire engine logos, or space faction symbols?
Siercon and Coral
flickr
Image
User avatar
Siercon and Coral
Laborer
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:42 am
Location: Maryland

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby royalbrickcustoms » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:33 pm

For the custom faction category, can we use custom printed cloth accessories like CapeMadness or my own products from Royal Brick Customs Shop?

~RBC
Image Image

"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
~Phil. 4:13

Royal Brick Customs Shop (Bricklink)
User avatar
royalbrickcustoms
Squire
 
Posts: 683
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:31 pm
Location: In the City of Fangroth

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Rifiröfi » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:56 pm

Is there a restriction regarding to the usage of strings? (only official LEGO strings of course, of course!)

Cheers
Adam
User avatar
Rifiröfi
Court jester
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:14 pm

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Toltomeja » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:37 pm

Lolino wrote:OK, this will not fit to this category but does it fits to Medieval Town category? The execution will take place on market so ...


The category description does mention only town buildings, so I guess as long as there is some architecture around, you may make anything happen at the square.
That's how I feel it.
User avatar
Toltomeja
Villein
 
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:28 pm
Location: Krakow, Poland

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Legonardo » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:19 am

would a joust scene work for the court entertainer category?
My FLickr [url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/67866231@N02/[/url]
User avatar
Legonardo
Villein
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:59 am

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Elephant Knight » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:29 am

Are we going to have the Cross Category Awards again this year? I have really enjoyed that aspect of the last couple of CCCs

EKnight
Don't ask about something: Just do it.

Flickr, Colour it Blacktron, A Pirate's Life

The theory of Ketchup: With enough Ketchup, everything tastes the same.
User avatar
Elephant Knight
CC Spriggan
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:34 am
Location: Hiding.

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:07 am

AK_Brickster wrote:Brick Fortress articulated mini legs?

Gavin of Lockwood wrote: altBricks leaves

royalbrickcustoms wrote:custom printed cloth accessories like CapeMadness or ... Royal Brick Customs


See question 11 above for where non-LEGO elements may be used.

rogue27 wrote:Alternate Model - Can we use licensed sets like Hogwart's Castle or Helm's Deep, or does it need to be part of the evergreen Castle line?

Takkata wrote:... monster fighters ... StarWars...


26 - Please limit yourself to the internal Castle line rather than licensed or non-castle themes. For clarification, we have always held that Ninja and Vikings were part of the Castle line (though Ninja would be out for this particular category because those sets had alternate models).

Takkata wrote:Doesn't mean it has to be a castle ... build a forest scene


27 - You are correct in that a 'unique castle creation' for the 'Alternative Model' does not mean that your entry has to be a castle, but instead something that fits into the castle world. Forest scene, village building, siege engine, farm, etc would all be valid sorts of MOCs. But see question 26 above on what source material you can use.

Siercon and Coral wrote:For the custom medieval faction, do we need to use completely new and invented logos/symbols or can we use them from other Lego contexts that were never intended to be medieval.
i.e. Hogwarts Shields; Fire engine logos, or space faction symbols?


See question 12 above. Purist creations are always welcome.

Rifiröfi wrote:Is there a restriction regarding to the usage of strings? (only official LEGO strings of course, of course!)


28 - Non-LEGO strings are actually okay (see question 11), but I'm guessing you're asking here about cutting strings? Cutting strings and flex tubing has traditionally been seen as reasonably purist in AFOL competitions, as there are actually a couple of official sets (older, non-castle) where the instructions call for cutting them. So no restrictions on strings.

Lolino wrote:OK, this will not fit to this category but does it fits to Medieval Town category? The execution will take place on market so ...


29 - Yes, the category is not just limited to the buildings themselves. There could be lots of things happening in the village, including an execution, a market day, a fair, a religious observance, a battle, people going about their daiily chores, etc. The focus here is on the location and events in a medieval town.

Legonardo wrote:would a joust scene work for the court entertainer category?


30 - Yes, court entertainment is not restricted to just those entertainments happening inside the throne room, but those entertainments for the nobility. So a tournament would be perfectly appropriate.

Elephant Knight wrote:Are we going to have the Cross Category Awards again this year? I have really enjoyed that aspect of the last couple of CCCs


31 - Seeking to earn a new title? But I was so proud of coming up with CC spriggan for you. But as to the question, yes. The CCC is less than a week old. We wanted to wait a bit to allow the first wave of questions to die down before announcing any add on.
User avatar
Bruce N H
Precentor of the Scriptorium
Precentor of the Scriptorium
 
Posts: 6764
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:11 pm
Location: Middle Zealand

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Rifiröfi » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:09 pm

Regarding the rule "each submission is limited to three photographs":
    1. Is it allowed to make some adjustments to the MOC between two shots? May I reposition minifigures/other objects, tear down walls, etc. OR do these three images need to show the MOC in a certain state from different angles/closeups?
    2. If adjustments are allowed ===> Is it legal/encouraged to tell a story using three different scenes?
User avatar
Rifiröfi
Court jester
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:14 pm

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:04 pm

Rifiröfi wrote:Is it allowed to make some adjustments to the MOC between two shots? May I reposition minifigures/other objects, tear down walls, etc. OR do these three images need to show the MOC in a certain state from different angles/closeups?


32 - We have definitely allowed people to show variations on MOCs in different photos in the past. For instance, if a building opens up to show a furnished interior, you could show one picture of the building closed and one of it open. "Tearing down a wall", though, seems more like actually rebuilding, which wouldn't really fit the contest. OTOH, if you included a removable wall in the MOC, removing that to allow for a different close-up camera angle would be essentially the same thing as a building that opens and closes, so would be allowed (does the distinction make sense there?).

Rifiröfi wrote:Is it legal/encouraged to tell a story using three different scenes?


33 - In past contests we have sometimes had "story" categories. For instance, last year we had the "imprisonment and escape" category that called for a photo of someone being captured, and another of someone escaping from imprisonment. Or the year before we had a "then and now" category that asked for the evolution of a castle over time, or "crime and punishment" a couple of years before that. This year we don't have any such "story" category - all of our categories call for one MOC each. We will discuss whether you can move figs and items around within that MOC to create a storyline and get back to you.
-Edit- We've discussed this, and come to a consensus that your entry should be one MOC, not a series of MOCs, and not a MOC that is transformed from one picture to the next. Just as a hint for those asking about this - there are ways to have one MOC still tell a story. For instance, you could have different things happening in different parts of the MOC.

Bruce
User avatar
Bruce N H
Precentor of the Scriptorium
Precentor of the Scriptorium
 
Posts: 6764
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:11 pm
Location: Middle Zealand

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Rifiröfi » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:11 pm

Bruce N H wrote:(does the distinction make sense there?).

I don't think so :)

Bruce N H wrote:33 - In past contests we have sometimes had "story" categories. For instance, last year we had the "imprisonment and escape" category that called for a photo of someone being captured, and another of someone escaping from imprisonment. Or the year before we had a "then and now" category that asked for the evolution of a castle over time, or "crime and punishment" a couple of years before that. This year we don't have any such "story" category - all of our categories call for one MOC each. We will discuss whether you can move figs and items around within that MOC to create a storyline and get back to you.


Yes, I did remember those categories and was curious if storytelling by separate vignettes is generally allowed. I have a solid plan for the "Trial and Error" category containing 3 closely coupled vignettes (invention, beginning of the test flight and its abrupt termination). Based on your answer this entry would appear pretty soon in the naughty list, am I right?
User avatar
Rifiröfi
Court jester
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:14 pm

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby josdu » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:27 pm

Rifiröfi wrote: Yes, I did remember those categories and was curious if storytelling by separate vignettes is generally allowed. I have a solid plan for the "Trial and Error" category containing 3 closely coupled vignettes (invention, beginning of the test flight and its abrupt termination). Based on your answer this entry would appear pretty soon in the naughty list, am I right?

Yea, something like what I wanted to do to but I was wanting to make the vehicle fall in a hidden pit which might make it legal to show it falling in, right? Plus, could I show one other (I just would do three total of course :wink: ) with just the vehicle? :) We can make a short story for every entry though, right?
Flickr
Image

In those days there was no king in Israel (Roawia): every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Judges 21: 25
I was...
Image
User avatar
josdu
Reeve
 
Posts: 461
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:58 pm
Location: Raltworth Castle, near The Shade

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby mpoh98 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:17 am

Can the Secret Hideout category be fantasy? For instant floating castle? That is just an example, or have castles up on the tops of trees, etc?
Mocpages, Flickr
Support Huckleberry Finn on Lego Ideas!
Philippians 4:13
User avatar
mpoh98
Justiciar
 
Posts: 1898
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:33 am
Location: Lenfald of Roawia

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby Rifiröfi » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:25 am

A technical question: why is the resolution of the images limited to 800x600? The images are not hosted by classic-castle.com and it is not an issue at all to make photos with higher resolution even with a mobile phone. 800x600 might be more than sufficient for a minifig category but in case of a huge castle you won't see much of the details.

Is this a judging-related restriction? Does it have historical reasons and might became obsolete? This should be clarified before the submission page becomes available. I have seen some soon-to-be-submitted entries, most of them will end up in the naughty list due to their size.
User avatar
Rifiröfi
Court jester
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:14 pm

Re: Colossal Castle Contest: 11

Postby josdu » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:49 pm

I know you admins are using lots of time doing this contest, I also that you probably aren't able to answer as quick as you like because your busy, but I'd like you to answer my question since I won't be able to do hardly anything after Wednesday. Can I show a vehicle in the air, and then crashing into a pit which was not visible while it was flying (at least not the inside) and can I do at least a short story for each build? Like just a few sentences :) . Oh and can I darken the pics? Thanks a lot!
Flickr
Image

In those days there was no king in Israel (Roawia): every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Judges 21: 25
I was...
Image
User avatar
josdu
Reeve
 
Posts: 461
Joined: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:58 pm
Location: Raltworth Castle, near The Shade

PreviousNext

Return to Castle MOCs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests