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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby architect » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:07 am

As Bluesecrets mentioned, we still need a bit of coding to happen for the submit an entry page. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby architect » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:11 am

Cab wrote:I have two questions regarding the category Epic Duel.

First: This was sort of already answered, but I just want to make sure. Do we have to stick to minifigure scale for this particular category, or can we go larger? I was hoping I could build larger figures so that the focus of the build can truly be the duel, rather than the surroundings...

Second: Is it enough if one of the two combatants wields a weapon with a sharpened metal edge? I was thinking of having a sword-wielder go up against a mage of some sort.


A figure could be fighting a giant perhaps. Larger scale maxifigs or construct a figs likely deserve their own category in a future contest.

No. Both combatants should be using a weapon with a sharpened metal edge. Wizards can use swords too (ie: Gandalf)

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby mrcp6d » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:49 pm

Custom fabric ok for ship sails, dragon wing webs, wagon coverings?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby architect » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:15 pm

mrcp6d wrote:Custom fabric ok for ship sails, dragon wing webs, wagon coverings?


Fabric that is like Lego fabric is acceptable. Please pm an admin if you are looking to use a specialty fabric. Thanks.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bluesecrets » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:07 am

The entry page appears to be up and ready to accept entries. If it does not work, please let us know. I will start approving them probably Christmas evening.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Elephant Knight » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:53 am

Bluesecrets wrote:The entry page appears to be up and ready to accept entries. If it does not work, please let us know. I will start approving them probably Christmas evening.


Worked great for me!

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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bluesecrets » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:36 pm

Yep it is working and I am approving as soon as I see them. I'm checking several times a day.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bluesecrets » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:05 pm

I am stepping in with a double post here for a reason. In the past few years I have had to explain this and I think it is a good thing to explain again.

We set a requirement for a white background photo for reasons. First, it speeds up the judging process because every winning entry has to be edited to remove backgrounds before they are announced. A white background helps speed that up tremendously. Secondly, dark pictures do not allow us to see details. You spent all this time building something wondrous for this contest but if we can't see it, how can we judge it appropriately?

Now yes, I know that goes against all of the cool things about putting fancy backgrounds behind to enhance the art of your work. You have five pictures to show us. That is up from the original 3 we allowed you. We removed the size restrictions.

Please don't make not having a white background be the reason your build doesn't get approved. We've had that requirement for at least 3 years now. It should not be a shock or a surprise.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby ranghaal » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:37 pm

I have made quite a spectacular Moc that I would like to enter in the misc section.

But to be fair I began building it a few months ago.
I know people have done so before, and the rules do not explicitely state otherwise.

So, ist this acceptable?

And what does the other contestants think? Would you consider this unfair?
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bluesecrets » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:56 pm

ranghaal wrote:I have made quite a spectacular Moc that I would like to enter in the misc section.

But to be fair I began building it a few months ago.
I know people have done so before, and the rules do not explicitely state otherwise.

So, ist this acceptable?

And what does the other contestants think? Would you consider this unfair?


To be 100% clear, the rule states that it can not have been seen online before the beginning date of the contest. It has never said that the build can not be done or started before the contest.

Rules exist in a contest because the people running the contest decided that it was the minimum that needed to happen for an entry to be entered. In this specific case, this rule has been in existence since as long as I can remember which was CCC3. It isn't a surprise new rule. It shouldn't be a shock. And while I was not part of making this rule, I am pretty sure that it exists so people do not keep re-entering the same MOC's year after year.

I do not know why this has to lead to a whole entire discussion about fair or unfair. Fair to set the rules, publish them, enforce them and to expect that every single entry meet them.

Here is dictionary.com's definition for fair:

adjective, fair·er, fair·est.
free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge.
legitimately sought, pursued, done, given, etc.; proper under the rules: a fair fight.


No where does that say to bend rules, or to rally other contestants to attempt to gain support.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bluesecrets » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:33 pm

Today is January 12th, the last day for this contest. I will do my best to log in as much as I possibly can all day to approve entries. If you are having issues with your account or entering, you can post here, send me a private message here, flickr mail me...have a friend do one of those if your account isn't active. I will do my best to get you approved.

Please remember it locks at midnight eastern standard time because that is where the server is.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby celloguy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:56 pm

Really sad as I got sick this week and couldn’t finish my build for the contest. Good luck to those who have managed to enter, looking forward to seeing all the builds!
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby celloguy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:11 am

Also sad how few entries there are this year. Wish I could have bulked up the number!
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bluesecrets » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:55 am

I believe there are many factors that caused it. We're working on some ideas to fix it for next year.

But think of it this way, judging should be really quick and easy this year. I hope.
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Re: Colossal Castle Contest 17

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:18 pm

Hey guys,

Long time no see. While, yes, celloguy, the overall number of entries was way down (echoing Blue above, as a community we'll have to work on ways of invigorating participation going forward), I just finished going through and there are some really beautiful entries in this year's contest. IMO the Harvest Building category is the most competitive, as there are several really awesome MOCs vying for top spot there. Everyone should go through the entries there to look at all the cool techniques and the artistry of the creations. But to everyone who participated, thank you for really advancing LEGO castle building and for sharing your inspiring MOCs.

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