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Introducing the Colossal Castle Contest

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Postby Glencaer » Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:34 am

Will an ancient fortified city-state and its main fortress count as a castle?


As long as it fits into one of the categories, it is game.

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re contest

Postby Magnus » Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:16 pm

OK, a little curveball here...

How about a seperate category for a microfig scale castle/walled town etc? You could say that it couldn't take up more than a 32 by 32 baseplate, or maybe a 48 by 48 baseplate. Just an idea. This is something I've often thought of buidling, but have never really gotten around to trying it out. It would be interesting to see what people did with that sort of a scale, and landscaping etc... think about it, you could properly sized mountains, cliffs, hills, moats, mottes etc.
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Postby Glencaer » Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:23 pm

Magnus,

An interesting idea - perhaps for next year's contest. But this year we've talked alot about categories and prizes, and what we've got is what we've got. However, don't let that stop you from trying a microfig castle anyway! i personally love them:

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Re: Introducing the Colossal Castle Contest

Postby Belisarius » Fri Nov 28, 2003 1:02 am

Great! The contest sounds awesome! I'll enter, and most likely be crushed! Hooooooooray! :)
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Postby Magnus » Fri Nov 28, 2003 1:47 am

Cool, hey I love that castle you posted! Very nice indeed!
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Postby JPinoy » Fri Nov 28, 2003 2:03 am

Well that city-state is a bit incomplete due to its sheer size. So far the only complete part of it is this corner guard tower and wall section. I plan on redesigning this though, like making it bigger.

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Here are the other angle pics.

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I also have a wall section and the main gate structure, both 50% complete. The gate's entrance way is wide enough to fit a Black Falcon Fortress and another one behind it. ;)
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Question about the image limit

Postby JasonSpears » Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:23 pm

In the rules for the contest, it states "Each submission is limited to three photographs".

I have a creation that I want to share and would like to show the readers of Lugnet and Classic-Castle a bunch of pics (~10-15). But I would happily create a seperate Brickshelf gallery with only the best 3 pictures for submission to the contest. Would this be an issue (as more pictures would be publically available?)
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Postby architect » Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:30 pm

Hi Jason,

You should create a separate folder on brickshelf for the each contest entry and put the three pictures in there. It is fine to have all of your pictures in a different folder to show everyone.

Since the admins are grading the entries, we will only look at the three pictures when making our decisions.

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Postby stuifzand » Tue Dec 09, 2003 2:44 pm

I have some questions about the contest :)

in the -CCC - Towers, Gatehouses, or Keeps -category.
Should the building have castlewalls? Does it have to be attached to the wall I mean. Or can it be a separate building?

CCC - Tudor Style Shops -category, should your entry be a shop?

I have a building from about 40x32 studs I want to enter, but it's a freestanding building and it isn't a shop...

So, I'm confused about in what category I should enter.

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Postby architect » Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:31 pm

Hi stuifzand,

in the -CCC - Towers, Gatehouses, or Keeps -category.
Should the building have castlewalls? Does it have to be attached to the wall I mean. Or can it be a separate building?


No, it does not have to be attached to a wall. You can add walls - but we will only "grade" the tower, gatehouse, or keep. Dont forget to add technic bricks so that a CCC wall could be attached to it.

CCC - Tudor Style Shops -category, should your entry be a shop?


It doesnt have to be a shop, although most entries probably will be shops. It should be a freestanding tudor style (Siskindian) building. Buildings like inns and town halls could work.

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Postby stuifzand » Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:45 pm

architect wrote:No, it does not have to be attached to a wall. You can add walls - but we will only "grade" the tower, gatehouse, or keep. Dont forget to add technic bricks so that a CCC wall could be attached to it.


So, it can't be a separate building? When I don't have a wall, I don't want the technicbrick in it :)
If the technicbricks should be added so a ccc-wall can be attached.... there's no way my building will ever show in america ;)
Unless of course someone wants to buy me 2 plane tickets europe-america ;) In that case, I'll be more than happy to come over and show my building :D
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Postby architect » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:14 pm

So, it can't be a separate building? When I don't have a wall, I don't want the technicbrick in it


The Keep can be separate. The towers and gatehouses should be able to connect to CCC walls.

If the technicbricks should be added so a ccc-wall can be attached.... there's no way my building will ever show in america


Although CCC was "invented" by North-Americans at Brickfest, fans all over the world could build in this style. Plus, CCC can connect to the old modular castle system sets. We would love to see a small CCC display at a European fest.

If you would like to have a lone tower, it would be a great entry to the Miscellaneous category.

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Postby CJXXX » Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:36 pm

In regards to a CCC gatehouse, since the CCC standard calls for the walls to be in the center of the 32x32 plate, my drawbridge hangs over the edge when lowered. since the gatehouse would be on the outside of the CCC town, can i extend my baseplate with two 16x8 baseplates to allow the drawbridge to rest? (thus making it 32x40) is this (a) allowed in the contest and (b) allowed for the CCC standard in general? thanks.

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Postby Bricksidge » Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:30 pm

CJXXX wrote:In regards to a CCC gatehouse, since the CCC standard calls for the walls to be in the center of the 32x32 plate, my drawbridge hangs over the edge when lowered. since the gatehouse would be on the outside of the CCC town, can i extend my baseplate with two 16x8 baseplates to allow the drawbridge to rest? (thus making it 32x40) is this (a) allowed in the contest and (b) allowed for the CCC standard in general? thanks.

C.J.


I don't see any big problem with it (in terms of both a + b). It doesn't seem like any big change of the standard, and doesn't seem to give you any sort of unfair advantage for the contest.

Of course, if there is a way to get it to work without adding baseplates, that would be a plus in the creativity department : )....
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Postby CJXXX » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:36 am

Yes, I suppose so...but there is a fine line between creativity and the moat being so skinny that you could jump across....
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