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November 2008
Weekly Set Re-Review: Knight's Castle Wall
Ben E. 30 XI 08

Join the weekly Classic Castle set review discussion. Please post your opinions on the set play ability, piece selection, design, etc. Which sets stand up to our catapult of critique and which ones crumble in shame!

This week’s set is 8799 Knight's Castle Wall.

Knight's Castle Wall was released in 2004 for Knight's Kingdom II. This castle wall section has two large entrance doors underneath a tower. A cauldron with rocks can be poured onto invaders. Jayco, Santis, Rascus, and various accessories are included.

Checkmate Chess Winners
CC team 23 XI 08

Congratulations to the winners of the Checkmate Chess Contest 2. Drauger won the single piece category with his miniland-scale pawn and Duke won the whole set category with his forestmen set. There were a number of great entries. Thanks to all who participated.

Weekly Set Review: [Creator Castle]
Ben E. 16 XI 08

Join the weekly Classic Castle set review discussion. Please post your opinions on the set play ability, piece selection, design, etc. Which sets stand up to our catapult of critique and which ones crumble in shame!

This week’s set is 6193 [Creator Castle].

Creator Castle was released in 2008 for the Creator line. The set features models of a knight, his steed, castle tower with a drawbridge, dragon, fortified bridge, and micro-scale castle gate. Various accessories such as a sword and flags are included.

This is the first set to feature a brick built horse since 383/6083 Knight's Tournament.

Mini Castle Contest IV winners
Bruce N. H. 15 XI 08

The winners are in (a while ago) for the Mini Castle Contest IV. In the "mini movement" category, the runner-up was SlyOwl's war dreagle and the winner was Luis Baixinho's Argo. In the main category, several MOCs earned honors. Third runner up was Evildead's Lonesome Valkyrie. Second runner up was Marcosbessa's Volcano Miniland. First Runner up was JackieB's Mini Castle. Third place went to Tania Baixinho's Living Tree. Second went to SlyOwl's We have no time to stand and stare. Finally, Wobnam won the top honor with Kazalaeam Castle. Be sure to check out all of the entries and congratulate the winners in the contest thread.

Vintage Article: Idea Book 250
Yaron Dori and Ben Ellermann 10 XI 08

During the 1980's and 1990's idea books were produced and sold from Shop at Home. These booklets offered hundreds of creation ideas for children. The creations were made entirely from currently available sets. Back when system sets in all themes contained large numbers of basic bricks and plates, a child could make most small idea book creations while being inspired to create their own castle world.

Our four-part article focuses on the castle creations of 250 Idea Book. This book was released in 1987. Many of the 33 creations will be discussed. Each one has been built and photographed to the best of our ability. We recommend using pieces from sets available in 1984-1987 but pieces can also be found in sets from other years. Discuss the article here.

Industrial Area - Market - Fair - Siege

Editors Note: Recently Classic-Castle fans have discussed several Castle idea book mocs. We are featuring these vintage CC articles for fans who missed them the first time.

Colossal Castle Contest VI
CC Team 1 XI 08

The CC Team is proud to announce our sixth annual building contest: The Colossal Castle Contest VI. It will begin on November 1st and end on December 31st, 2008.

This contest is a bit different than other contests. We have a variety of categories each with one prize for the winner. Some categories require small creations and others need larger ones. Everyone, even with a limited supply of bricks, should be able to enter several categories. We are looking for creativity, not who has the most LEGO.

Check out the prizes. Seven Classic Castle sets including the highly popular Black Knight's Castle are prizes. There are are also rare minifigures, custom medieval weapons, and new castle sets. It truly is colossal!

Thank you to LEGO, BrickArms, Rich "Blackrock" Stehnach, and Ben Ellermann for donating prizes. The rules can be found here. Enjoy!

Discuss the contest here.

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