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The C-C.com Heroes and Villains Contest

Postby SavaTheAggie » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:10 pm

To get your collective minds off the Colossal Contest grading, I'm announcing the newest Classic-Castle.com mini-contest:

Heroes and Villains

The Challenge:

Create two stand-alone vignettes, one featuring a Hero, the other a Villain. The two vignettes must also be able to be combined to form a larger vignette-like creation or super-vignette.

The Rules:

  1. The basic footprint of each vignette may not exceed 8x8 studs. The base of your vignette does not need to be square.
  2. A two stud overlap will be allowed. Vignettes must not exceed 12x12 studs above the base.
  3. Your hero and villain must be placed/built on their own seperate vignette.
  4. Each vignette may include other figs, but the hero or villain must be recognizable as such.
  5. No rebuilding is allowed to combine vignettes - they must be able to be combined as-is. Technic pins or existing, built-in overhanging bricks that can be then 'hooked' onto the other vignette to attach them is allowed. Vignettes may also be considered 'combined' by simply placing one next to the other.
  6. When combined, the two vignette bases must touch with at least one stud adjacent to another; simply touching the corners together isn't allowed.
  7. The heroes and villains may be historical or fictional, literary or imaginary, but must be medieval themed.
  8. Back-story is not required, but may be useful to the judges to understand your entry. Back-story is not required if the relationship between the hero and villain is obvious (ie. black knight vs white knight). Use your best judgement to decide if you think your entry needs back-story.
  9. You are limited to 1 entry consisting of your two vignettes.


***Submit entries by replying to the entries post found HERE. If you have more than one picture for your entry, please only post one picture in this thread and link to your offsite gallery of other images.***

***Please limit posted images in the entry thread to 400x400 pixels. Larger images may be used for greater detail, but must be only linked to offsite, and may not exceed 800x600 pixels.***

***Larger pictures than 800x600 may disqualify the entry.***

Prizes:

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The special CC forum rank for one month of "Heroic Hero" or "Villainous Villain" - winner's choice. Winner will choose which contestant receives the option not chosen.
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CC will ship prizes USPS Priority up to $4.05 to anywhere in the USA. Winners outside the USA and/or where shipping is more than $4.05 will pay the difference.

The Deadline:

11:59 PM / 23:59 (CC server time) Feburary 26, 2006

Judging:

The Classic-Castle.com admins will decide the winner(s), and thus are ineligable to enter.

Winners will be decided using a simple voting system.


If you have any questions, please reply to this post and ask away!

Good luck and Leg Godt!
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The admins reserve the right to change the rules, deadline and anything else regarding to this contest for any reason at any time.
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Postby Shadow » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:22 pm

This looks awesome! But I have only one question. Should the two vigs, when put together, interact? Meaning the villain be in the position of attacking the hero.
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Postby Kcaster » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm

Does it have to be castle?
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Postby Shadow » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:46 pm

Savatheaggie wrote:The heroes and villains may be historical or fictional, literary or imaginary, but must be medieval themed.


There you go ;)
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:05 pm

Shadow wrote:This looks awesome! But I have only one question. Should the two vigs, when put together, interact? Meaning the villain be in the position of attacking the hero.


If, by interact, you mean the two vigs should form a larger scene, then yes. You may not move or repose your figs to combine the vigs. You could have your two figs striking a pose and giving each other menacing glances, if that's what floats your boat.

And you don't have to necessarily think of this as 'heroes' and 'villains' insomuchas 'protagonist' and 'antagonist' if you'd like. The definition of a hero or a villain is a broad one.

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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:37 pm

Way kewl.
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Postby JoshWedin » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:23 pm

Sounds very cool, Anthony! I will definitely be joining in. Also the deadline is interesting because I am planning to run the Battles Contest again this year. I was going to start it the end of February. Looks like the 27th would be a good start date. ;) Maybe we can have contests running all year!

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Postby E of Alshire » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:27 pm

JoshWedin wrote: Maybe we can have contests running all year!


Can a member make a contest, as long as it has prizes, ect?

Looks good Tony!
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Postby Kcaster » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:29 pm

This is a really dumb question but is it ok it a roof on the vignettes hangs over the 8 x 8 standard?
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:49 am

Kcaster wrote:This is a really dumb question but is it ok it a roof on the vignettes hangs over the 8 x 8 standard?


2. A two stud overlap will be allowed. Vignettes must not exceed 12x12 studs above the base.


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Postby Lord Mikal » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:45 am

SavaTheAggie wrote:And you don't have to necessarily think of this as 'heroes' and 'villains' insomuchas 'protagonist' and 'antagonist' if you'd like. The definition of a hero or a villain is a broad one.

Does that mean that 'Red Vs Blue' type scenes are okay, where neither side is strictly heroic or villainous, but they simply hate each other? That would really open up the contest.
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Postby Formendacil » Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:22 am

Kcaster wrote:Does it have to be castle?


Yes.

So there.

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Postby Dunechaser » Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:22 pm

This may finally inspire me to unpack my non-minifig LEGO. Very cool.
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:19 pm

Lord Mikal wrote:
SavaTheAggie wrote:And you don't have to necessarily think of this as 'heroes' and 'villains' insomuchas 'protagonist' and 'antagonist' if you'd like. The definition of a hero or a villain is a broad one.

Does that mean that 'Red Vs Blue' type scenes are okay, where neither side is strictly heroic or villainous, but they simply hate each other? That would really open up the contest.


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Re: The C-C.com Heroes and Villains Contest

Postby rogue27 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:28 pm

SavaTheAggie wrote:CC will ship prizes USPS Priority up to $4 to anywhere in the USA. Winners outside the USA and/or where shipping is more than $4 will pay the difference.



Minor suggestion: change that to $4.05. Priority mail rates went up a couple weeks ago, and it is now $4.05 instead of $3.85 to ship up to 1 pound. It's not a big deal, but it would seem a bit silly to make the winner pay you a nickel.
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