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#51 MstrOfPppts

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:55 AM

I have 3 and was thinking to redesign them for westeren theme ... Anyway also Technic figures are displayed in the minifig browser on brickset!

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:44 AM

View PostMstrOfPppts, on 18 July 2011 - 09:55 AM, said:

I have 3 and was thinking to redesign them for westeren theme ... Anyway also Technic figures are displayed in the minifig browser on brickset!
Go for it in that case.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:07 PM

Questions:

When you say no "background MOC" in Category One, just how limited are we? Here's why I ask:

I'm not a train collector and I don't have any tracks at all from any sets, so I had to create tracks from scratch. I think it looks great, or at least gets the job done. Now, most tracks are built up a bit from the ground around them, so I built a stretch of land coming out from the tracks. It's probably no more than 10-12 studs, but it seemed bare, so I added a little foliage (just some trees, small plants, and my version of cacti). Without giving away too much of my entry, let's just say there are a few minifigs along the tracks. With the land, greenery, and minifigs, does that constitute the "background MOC" you don't want? The train is definitely the focal point and nothing in the foreground takes away from it, but I just wanted to make sure before I continue on.  

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When you say "tender", do you mean a coal or wood car (directly behind the engine) for the fire? I've never heard "tender" used that way, so I wanted to be sure.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:42 PM

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Questions:

When you say no "background MOC" in Category One, just how limited are we? Here's why I ask:

I'm not a train collector and I don't have any tracks at all from any sets, so I had to create tracks from scratch. I think it looks great, or at least gets the job done. Now, most tracks are built up a bit from the ground around them, so I built a stretch of land coming out from the tracks. It's probably no more than 10-12 studs, but it seemed bare, so I added a little foliage (just some trees, small plants, and my version of cacti). Without giving away too much of my entry, let's just say there are a few minifigs along the tracks. With the land, greenery, and minifigs, does that constitute the "background MOC" you don't want? The train is definitely the focal point and nothing in the foreground takes away from it, but I just wanted to make sure before I continue on.  

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When you say "tender", do you mean a coal or wood car (directly behind the engine) for the fire? I've never heard "tender" used that way, so I wanted to be sure.
Basically its a tough one to rule on, provided it isn't whole baseplates of scenery with stations, buildings, mountains etc it should be fine.

Yes a tender is a wood or coal car, and will not count toward the four car limit.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:38 AM

View PostDerfel Cardarn, on 16 July 2011 - 11:47 PM, said:

Hmmm... No piece limit?
:grin: it's going to be a crazy detailed work.

Despite the fact that I'm busy now with my new project for city, will try to build something too.
Good luck to all.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:38 PM

Thanks for this great opportunity Eurobricks and BrickWarriors!
I'm sure there will be great entries. But like always, I don't have enough pieces and don't feel like making an order to Bricklink to get some. However, I'm sure there will be some great entries in this contest. Good luck! :classic:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:16 AM

Sounds like a great contest! Can't wait to see the entrys!
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 05:12 PM

Thank you very much, I Scream Clone for that contest! :classic:

It's great to finally have after all these years even a contest for WW! And the prices sound very promising, too! :thumbup:

Of course I'll take part with building a WW town and a vignette. But I won't build a WW train since I neither have the bricks nor the know-how nor the experience you need for building trains.

I'm looking forward to great entries. :classic:


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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:20 PM

Thanks for setting up this contest!
Is it allowed to paint our bricks for Cat B and C? I'm thinking a custom painted horse...

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:37 PM

View PostYatkuu, on 24 July 2011 - 04:20 PM, said:

Thanks for setting up this contest!
Is it allowed to paint our bricks for Cat B and C? I'm thinking a custom painted horse...
Short answer is no for Category B. If the horse is your custom figure (which I doubt) it is fine for Cat C, otherwise no for Cat C as well. The focus is on the one custom figure.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 06:03 AM

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:09 PM

I have another question for Category 2...

The max size is 64*64, but are we allowed to use the same space set differently? I am thinking something like a 48*80 baseplate.
64*64 is 4096 studs, 48*80 is 3840 so it is smaller in surface than the maximum allowed but it is longer... so in other words my question is "can we consider the 64*64 limit as a space limit rather than an imposed shape?"

The reason I ask for this is that Western Towns are essentially 1 long street, so a rectangle shaped base might be better to give that perspective.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:11 AM

View PostYatkuu, on 01 August 2011 - 12:09 PM, said:

I have another question for Category 2...

The max size is 64*64, but are we allowed to use the same space set differently? I am thinking something like a 48*80 baseplate.
64*64 is 4096 studs, 48*80 is 3840 so it is smaller in surface than the maximum allowed but it is longer... so in other words my question is "can we consider the 64*64 limit as a space limit rather than an imposed shape?"

The reason I ask for this is that Western Towns are essentially 1 long street, so a rectangle shaped base might be better to give that perspective.
No, lets keep it to 64x64 or there abouts. As for your SNOT question go for it, a minimal overhang is fine and allowed.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:19 PM

Hi,
My lug (comunidade 0937 - Portugal) is having a contest in the same time as this one.
Without knowing about this contest I build a western train. I want to ask if I can show my MOC at both contests?
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:40 AM

View Postrupi, on 06 August 2011 - 06:19 PM, said:

Hi,
My lug (comunidade 0937 - Portugal) is having a contest in the same time as this one.
Without knowing about this contest I build a western train. I want to ask if I can show my MOC at both contests?
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Yes that is fine, just follow the rules for the corresponding category. Thanks.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:03 PM

I am not at the point in my Lego growth that I can participate in this contest but I wanted to comment that I think events like this are an amazing thing to do for your community and those prizes are absolutely unbelievable.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 09:07 PM

Hi Guys - Hope this is not a ridiculous question?

1. Design a Wild West train. Limit yourself to a maximum of four wagons/cars/coaches/flat beds etc. Engine can include a tender as well and it will not be included in the four car limit. You are allowed to include railway track, however a full MOC background is not permitted as this category is all about the train!  You are free to use as many figures on or around the train.

Is a vehicle that runs on rails good enough? There were vehicles in the old west that ran on rails that might not quite be called trains - I'm going to build it anyway but I'm curious if you'd consider it out of scope if I built something slightly different?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:46 AM

View Postmookage, on 16 August 2011 - 09:07 PM, said:

Hi Guys - Hope this is not a ridiculous question?

1. Design a Wild West train. Limit yourself to a maximum of four wagons/cars/coaches/flat beds etc. Engine can include a tender as well and it will not be included in the four car limit. You are allowed to include railway track, however a full MOC background is not permitted as this category is all about the train!  You are free to use as many figures on or around the train.

Is a vehicle that runs on rails good enough? There were vehicles in the old west that ran on rails that might not quite be called trains - I'm going to build it anyway but I'm curious if you'd consider it out of scope if I built something slightly different?
Hmmm, I guess time will tell if people go for it. Its up to you, sometimes it good to think outside the box, just remember it is a train building category, so maybe it would be better as part of a town category?

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 03:16 AM

Are you allowed to build Micro?

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:47 PM

I have one tree that has an overhang of one palm tree leaf length. Is this too much? If so I'll remove the tree.

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[Edit] This is for category 2, I read the change of base configuration post a few up and noticed the comment about overhang.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:50 PM

What's the go with multi-up pictures?
Do they count as one or is each image in the "muti-up" counted ?
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:10 AM

View PostLord Of The Fries, on 22 August 2011 - 03:16 AM, said:

Are you allowed to build Micro?
Yes

View PostCara, on 26 August 2011 - 06:47 PM, said:

I have one tree that has an overhang of one palm tree leaf length. Is this too much? If so I'll remove the tree.

Thank you.
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[Edit] This is for category 2, I read the change of base configuration post a few up and noticed the comment about overhang.
That is fine.

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What's the go with multi-up pictures?
Do they count as one or is each image in the "muti-up" counted ?
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What the heck is multi-up? You mean a few pictures photoshopped together into one picture? If so One of those per entry will be allowed.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:42 AM

View PostI Scream Clone, on 04 September 2011 - 11:10 AM, said:

What the heck is multi-up? You mean a few pictures photoshopped together into one picture? If so One of those per entry will be allowed.

Yeah that's hat I meant..I suppose a "composite photo" would have been the correct term.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:27 PM

Oh, man. :blush: With my vacation job in August I forgot about this contest. I'm still very tempted to enter though, let's see what I can do with my collection and five days.  :wink:
The entries are great so far!

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:58 PM

can we postpone the contest to 24 CET? I have barely finished the locomotive, need to charge my batteries to take photos.
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