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Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby architect » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:26 pm

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The Classic-Castle Admins are pleased to announce our seventeenth annual building contest: The Colossal Castle Contest XVII! Our contest begins on November 10th and ends on January 12th, 2020.

The contest is designed to offer building opportunities for castle fans with small and large collections of brick. You will find small categories such as vignettes and microscale and large categories such as the great wall category! We are looking for your most creative ideas and builds that stand out from the crowd.

Check out the prizes. Classic Castle sets include Supply Cart, Catapult, Siege Cart, and Twin-Arm Launcher. The contest also has great new sets including Desert Attack, Forest Ambush, Target Practice, and Ice Dragon Attack. To top it off, this year's master builder will win the classic set that started it all in 1970, the rare Weetabix Castle! The contest is colossal!

Thank you to several anonymous donors and soccerkid for donating prizes for this contest. Please contact the admins if you are interested in donating to next year's CCC. The contest rules can be found here. Enjoy!

Ask admins contest questions in this thread. It may take us a few days to respond to your question.
We will also need a week or so to prepare the online entry submission forms. Thank you.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Sheo » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:36 am

The categories are great! I have a question though: which categories may contain fantasy elements and which should be strictly historical? There are mentions of fantasy in Epic Duel, Transformational Castle and Dragon Attack, but how about other categories? I'm sorry if this question has been answered before.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby architect » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Sheo wrote:The categories are great!


Thank you!

Sheo wrote:Which categories may contain fantasy elements and which should be strictly historical? There are mentions of fantasy in Epic Duel, Transformational Castle and Dragon Attack, but how about other categories? I'm sorry if this question has been answered before.


1. Most categories can feature fantasy or realistic builds. However the following building categories should be realistic: Harvest Building, Medieval Construction, and Catapulted into Fame.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Sheo » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:01 pm

architect wrote:1. Most categories can feature fantasy or realistic builds. However the following building categories should be realistic: Harvest Building, Medieval Construction, and Catapulted into Fame.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby soccerkid6 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:36 pm

Hooray!
Some very fun categories this year, can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :D
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Lil_Curt » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Looking forward to this, time to dust off ye olde bricks...
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Azaghal » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:15 am

Definitely looking forward to seeing what people come up with for this year - hopefully I'll get something built myself!

architect wrote:However the following building categories should be realistic: . . . Catapulted into Fame.
Is the intent for this category, then, that it be about a specific historical figure? As opposed to a legendary or extant fictional character, or a generic medieval archetype?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bluesecrets » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:38 am

I am going to let Architect field that question.

I am posting to give everyone a reminder. Your staff has busy lives. Mine is insane with currently 2 LUG shows coming within the next month, possibly a third. I always log in multiple times a day, but I don't always know the answer. Please be patient with us.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Lil_Curt » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:10 pm

Will there be any allotments for over hang? For example if there is a tree that overhangs a corner of the MOC?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby architect » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:53 pm

Azaghal wrote:Definitely looking forward to seeing what people come up with for this year - hopefully I'll get something built myself!

architect wrote:However the following building categories should be realistic: . . . Catapulted into Fame.
Is the intent for this category, then, that it be about a specific historical figure? As opposed to a legendary or extant fictional character, or a generic medieval archetype?


2. No. It does not have to be a specific historical person, although it could be. For example one could build a moc about fictional King Arthur.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Witz Bricks » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:04 pm

Sweet! The categories are great this year! I'd better get building!
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bluesecrets » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:23 pm

Lil_Curt wrote:Will there be any allotments for over hang? For example if there is a tree that overhangs a corner of the MOC?


Minimal overhang is allowed. Very minimal.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby valerius_maximus » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:35 pm

I'm glad to see that the contest is finalized now. The categories look great!

I just tried clicking the "Submit an Entry" button, and there seems to be a problem with it. The link redirects to an 404 error page (at least for me).
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bluesecrets » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:46 am

valerius_maximus wrote:I just tried clicking the "Submit an Entry" button, and there seems to be a problem with it. The link redirects to an 404 error page (at least for me).


We do not have that page up and running yet. We understand that is a frustration. There are parts of the contest that each admin takes the role. The programming of the contest pages is often done within a week after it is announced. We will check in with that admin.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Sheo » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:55 pm

I'm still searching for good ideas, so please forgive me for another bunch of silly questions:
1. In the Dragon Attack category, does it have to be a peaceful settlement? May it be a battle encampment, or a castle, or a transport?
2. Aside from the Medieval Heraldry category, what are the restrictions on scale? Should it be minifigure scale, or may it be microscale, large scale, or mixed? In the Transformational Castle category, the prize is a beautiful microscale MOC, but what scale is expected from contest entries?
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