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Postby Luís » Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:46 pm

Great, gotta post a creation sometime.
The main title of Luís Baixinho( Short Luís, not me) means:
A fortified city in mini-fig scale by Luís and Tania Baixinho.
Shelved bricks(???)
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Postby Bruce N H » Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:47 am

Oop, you're right. I just knew it was Luis' Brickshelf gallery and didn't read the caption.

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Postby architect » Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:18 pm

Thomas Rafert asked me to build a prize for the NWBrick Con Castle awards on an 8x8 base. So I thought, why not a mini castle. I present to everyone my first micro scale castle creation:

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http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Benja ... astle2.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Benja ... astle3.jpg

Other than a few plates at the base (blue, green, and dark grey) and one brick, it uses pieces from the SW mini MMT (set 4491).

Details include a drawbridge with rope to raise it, a 1x2 grill for a portcullis, gate tower, side towers, and a hall with roof.

Since this will be a prize for someone, it isnt really an entry to the contest. But I wanted to share and give inspiration to others. Feedback would be appreciated ;)

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Postby Shadow » Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:35 pm

Wow Ben! I think you should enter! I like the drawbridge idea... maybe I'll use that for mine :D :)

I'm still in the deciding process.
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Postby erikut » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:22 pm

This seems fun scinse i never either made a small one. (slams head into table to get ideas) Well, see you later.

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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:43 pm

architect wrote:Other than a few plates at the base (blue, green, and dark grey) and one brick, it uses pieces from the SW mini MMT (set 4491).

Details include a drawbridge with rope to raise it, a 1x2 grill for a portcullis, gate tower, side towers, and a hall with roof.

Since this will be a prize for someone, it isnt really an entry to the contest. But I wanted to share and give inspiration to others. Feedback would be appreciated ;)

Ben


Wow. That is a true mini castle. Its the perfect example for an entry. Truly terrific for your first time.

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Postby Tristram » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:21 pm

Oh wow, that's a great little mini-castle, Architect! The other examples are amazing as well.

To tell you the truth, it never occurred to me to even think of making minis. Now, maybe I'll try my hand at making a mini-castle - contest or no contest!

PS: OT, but that mini-Galaxy Explorer is tight!
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Postby Shadow » Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:40 am

Well... after 2 replies of bellyaching I finally made my mini castle. I hope it isn't too large... its 14 by 8 studs. Tell me what you think.

Check it out:

www.geocities.com/shadowjpd/micro

P.S. Robin Hood, when to we get results?
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Postby Recluce » Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:32 am

Wow, shadow... that's quite good! I like the inclusion of color, it's in just the right places. Good job!
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Postby Shadow » Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:12 pm

Thanks man.


I guess besides Ben I'm the first entry. :D
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size limits?

Postby Magnus » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:35 pm

Is there a maximum or minimum size for this competition?
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:38 pm

Magnus wrote:Is there a maximum or minimum size for this competition?


Robin Hood wrote:3. The creation's base size cannot exceed 32x32 studs.

4. There is no piece or height restriction.

5. You may enter as many entries as you want, but try to go for quality as opposed to quantity.


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Postby jon_p » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:49 pm

Uh, I know the rules say,
The creation must be castle based. By this I mean pretty much anything that was around in medival times.
but I hope that this is ok.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1402528

It is actually a mini Helms Deep based off my own model.

Here is the whole gallery, the pics show the whole vignette, including the table, but I will only enter the 6x8 castle.

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Postby CAI » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:25 pm

I always liked the idea of miniatures, so this contest is a good exscuse to try it out. Here is my first go at it.

Does surrounding terrain break any rule?

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Cyin/ ... ttempt.jpg

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Postby Glencaer » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:15 pm

My entry:

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Also, this is going to be an award at NWBC! So go to NWBC and maybe you can win it!

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