I have a question. Somewhat emberising but...How high are the LEGOLAND wall exactly? Are they five bricks high?
They are six bricks high. Check out the "CCC City" section of Classic Castle. Our standard wall height is based on the LEGOLAND one (but not the same thickness for CCC walls).
so if we can enter two entries per category, wouldn't that mean that we can enter 28 MOCs? Or am I confused about the categories?
You are right. I was thinking of 14 categories and should have said you can have 28 entries. But you are limited to 2 entries per category and I would suggest working on quality of mocs not quantity. Last year's contest had superb mocs, and we expect even better ones this year
What's the scoop on the "Master Builder -Book: 50 Years of Play"? Is it/will it available for purchase anywhere?
The book was published in 1982 (hence 50 years from whene Ole Kirk Christiansen founded LEGO). It is extremely rare and was available to people inside the company. Personally, I would love a copy and I am sure it is the most valuable prize. I have seen it on eBay once or twice for very high prices.
One, question: a lot of the prized say "Donated by LEGO"; did TLC actually donate the sets, or does this mean something like they are curent sets, bought by one of the admins for the contest?
Yes TLC donated two sets (Mini Robots and Wild Collection) and the book "50 Years of Play". (LEGO also donated prizes last year) We would like to thank them for their generosity. If we put a "donated by:" on the prize page, trust that these people/companies actually donated the prizes.
Several admins have made donations, we are grateful for these along with donations from the Little Armory and Red Bean Studio.