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#1 Hinckley

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:42 AM

The Elflands Contest

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The Elflands are described as a deep woodland of mystery and magic. You have four weeks and a 100 piece limit to show us what set you would create if you were designing a LEGO Elf set.

Rules:
  • You have until May 6 (the end of Castle Month) to complete your entry. There will be no extension for this contest and no late entires will be accepted.
  • Use only LEGO brand elements and customs, imitation brands will burn in hell.
  • You can use custom pieces (including Brickforge and Brickarms products, etc...) and decals.
  • You can use sculpey or clay, play-doh, etc... to make hair pieces only.
  • You are not allowed to photoshop in new elements, weapons, hairpieces, etc...
  • Only one entry per member.
  • Post no more that three pictures per entry.
  • Use no more than 100 pieces.
  • a minifig (with torso, legs, hat and head) counts as three pieces. This does not include weapons, capes or accessories.
  • I'll be nice and say that a giant troll counts for one piece.
  • There is no minifig limit (army builders ;-) )
Please Post your entries here.

Get your entries in ASAP, because once Castle Month is over, the contest will be closed!

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 06:42 AM

A most excellent proposition, good sir. Thou may counteth me in!

I'm confused by LEGO elements only, but custom pieces allowed. Are they only allowed if we make them?

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... and decals.
Hmmm... How self serving of me would it be to mention that KhoRne requested the Elven shield from the inspiration picture for this contest, and I supplied a few variations of a potential decal for it in this thread... ;-)

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:20 AM

Yay, castle month! *sweet*

This should be a fun contest, I think I will attempt an entry. Elves are great! *y*

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:25 AM

View Postimperialshadows, on Apr 7 2008, 12:42 AM, said:

I'm confused by LEGO elements only, but custom pieces allowed. Are they only allowed if we make them?
I edited the rules to make it more clear. I am all for the use of custom pieces from AFOLs like arealight, brickforge, brickarms, etc...

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:33 AM

This is a very wondeful contest. But i don't have much custom parts with me. Guess i have to try to make do with my existing LEGO parts. I will try to come up one similar elves concept, but i scared it will end up like Forestmen. I will do my best for this contest. Castle month is great!  ;-)

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:43 AM

View Postwhitefang_sg, on Apr 7 2008, 01:33 AM, said:

This is a very wondeful contest. But i don't have much custom parts with me. Guess i have to try to make do with my existing LEGO parts. I will try to come up one similar elves concept, but i scared it will end up like Forestmen. I will do my best for this contest. Castle month is great!  ;-)
Thanks & don't worry about the custom parts. They aren't required. I'm only saying they are allowed. I have a feeling most people's entries won't have them.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:44 AM

I'll give this a try (as soon as I finish the Pirates entry) and change my sigfig to a more castle oriented look (as soon as I get my hands on some bricks).

Great idea, staff *y*


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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:17 AM

View PostHinckley, on Apr 7 2008, 03:43 PM, said:

Thanks & don't worry about the custom parts. They aren't required. I'm only saying they are allowed. I have a feeling most people's entries won't have them.

Thanks for your advice!
Btw, it's really sweet of you to help me with my "small" favour! I really feel very happy with this new and correct name.  :-$ Thank you so much, Hinckley!

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:23 AM

View PostWhiteFang, on Apr 7 2008, 02:17 AM, said:

Thanks for your advice!
Btw, it's really sweet of you to help me with my "small" favour! I really feel very happy with this new and correct name.  :-$ Thank you so much, Hinckley!
No problem :-D I'm glad you're happy.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:45 AM

View PostLuxorV, on Apr 7 2008, 05:44 PM, said:

I'll give this a try (as soon as I finish the Pirates entry) and change my sigfig to a more castle oriented look (as soon as I get my hands on some bricks).

Great idea, staff *y*


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Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:01 AM

Wow! I love "months" and this is my first one!  :'-)
I better get started on this soon then, so many competitions!

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:22 AM

Sounds interesting. I presume we have to make some elf minifigs as well? Or are we just building a set?

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:54 PM

Great idea, but I can unfortunately not enter because I used most my Light-gray and green bricks for my newest castle.   :'-(

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:24 PM

Hey,

I've posted an announcement of this contest and the whole month in the Classic-Castle forums.  Hope that's okay.  One question on the contest - how are figs and accessories counted towards the 100 piece limit?  A simple fig of legs, torso assembly, head and hairpiece could be 1 piece or 10 depending on how you count it.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:30 PM

How is a Little Armory sword any different than a MegaBloks sword?  Please enlighten me.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:38 PM

View Postfilefolders, on Apr 7 2008, 11:30 AM, said:

How is a Little Armory sword any different than a MegaBloks sword?  Please enlighten me.

Well, to start the list( ;-) ), MB is made out of BS plastic that easily bends out of proportion and breaks, whereas Little Armory... Doesen't sell swords. :-/

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:57 PM

View Postfilefolders, on Apr 7 2008, 09:30 AM, said:

How is a Little Armory sword any different than a MegaBloks sword?  Please enlighten me.
With pleasure.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:26 PM

View Postbruce n h, on Apr 7 2008, 04:24 PM, said:

Hey,

I've posted an announcement of this contest and the whole month in the Classic-Castle forums.  Hope that's okay.
That is very ok, thanks !!!

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One question on the contest - how are figs and accessories counted towards the 100 piece limit?  A simple fig of legs, torso assembly, head and hairpiece could be 1 piece or 10 depending on how you count it.
I'll leave that one for Hinckley.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:46 PM

OK, are base plates allowed? Ships hulls? Sails? Oh, wait, that's the Pirate contest 8-| I'll knock something up :-D

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How is a Little Armory sword any different than a MegaBloks sword?  Please enlighten me.
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View PostBonaparte, on Apr 7 2008, 06:26 PM, said:

I'll leave that one for Hinckley.
I'd say 3, one part for head, torso and legs. That's how TLC counts them.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:08 PM

View PostSlyOwl, on Apr 7 2008, 12:46 PM, said:

I'd say 3, one part for head, torso and legs. That's how TLC counts them.
Sly Owl is wise. 3 parts it is, not including epaulettes and capes. ;-)

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:45 PM

View PostHinckley, on Apr 7 2008, 08:08 PM, said:

Sly Owl is wise. 3 parts it is, not including epaulettes and capes. ;-)

So that means epaulettes and capes and weapons each count as an element?

On a semi-related note, does anyone know if the cloth capes are counted in Lego's official piece count for official sets? I've never considered that before.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:59 PM

View PostAthos, on Apr 7 2008, 02:45 PM, said:

So that means epaulettes and capes and weapons each count as an element?
Let's say you have a minifig in your entry and he has legs, a torso, a head and a hat. That's three pieces. Now add a cape, a sword as a shield. That's three more pieces. That's a total of 6. :-)

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:10 PM

Not sure if this was mentioned or not, but I trust two minifigures are allowed?  :-$

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:13 PM

View PostSirNadroj, on Apr 7 2008, 02:10 PM, said:

Not sure if this was mentioned or not, but I trust two minifigures are allowed?  :-$
According to the rules, you can fit 33 figures in there.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:24 PM

View PostHinckley, on Apr 7 2008, 03:13 PM, said:

According to the rules, you can fit 33 figures in there.

33 and a third, now that you say it. ;-)   X-D

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