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#1 Ricecracker

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:30 AM

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Classic-Town.net and Eurobricks invite you to create your own addition to the popular modular building subtheme that TLG has presented throughout the last five years.

The Idea

Since 2007, LEGO has released a large modular-style building in the exclusives range every year. These have been extremely popular with both AFOLs and children alike, and it is now time for you to build your own addition to the modular street. There are three different categories to compete in.

The Categories

Category 1: Mini Addition

For this category, you are to build an addition to the popular 10230 Mini Modulars. Entries must be 8x8.

Category 2: Parks and Rec

For this category, build something compatible with the other modular buildings that is not a building. Ideas include a park, garden, or public property. Entries must be either 16x32 or 32x32, and should include a sidewalk in accordance with the modular buildings, where applicable.

Category 3: Classic Modular

For this category, you can build a modular building. Entries must be 32x32, and should include a sidewalk in accordance with the modular buildings. Previous buildings include Cafe Corner, Green Grocer, Fire Brigade, Grand Emporium, Pet Shop and Town Hall.

The Rules

  • Entries must be posted by midnight UTC, July 31st, 2012.
  • One entry per member, per category.
  • Entries should be new (never posted anywhere previously) and similar in style and size to the previous official TLG releases.
  • All entries are to include only real LEGO. No clone brands, 3rd party parts, or digital entries allowed.
  • Decals will be allowed if you've made them yourself, but no cutting, sculpting or modifying parts.
  • Entries are to be placed in their own entry topic in the Town forum. The title of the topic should begin with "Modular Madness: " and then give the name of the entry. The subtitle should state the category.
  • The entry post (first post in your entry topic) may be edited at any time up to the end of the contest, so feel free to make improvements if you wish.
  • Entries are to consist of no more than 5 posted pictures of 800x600 or smaller resolution but may also include a link to a folder of additional images of any size.
  • No photoshopping backgrounds or packaging.
  • We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not follow these rules.

For reference, Modular Standards:

View Postmrklaw, on 03 May 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

For measurements etc, check out this link - Modular houses standard

Summary

- 32 studs deep, a multiple of 16 wide (this contest is limited to 32 wide I think?)
- 1x2 technic brick with a hole 9 studs from the front and back, with 10 studs between them. Two on each side at the bottom. This allows technic pegs to join buildings together
- sidewalk 8 studs deep. Dark bley tiles with a 1 stud light bley tile kerb are standard in Lego modulars, but I think they could be considered optional, the measurements are what is important
- if you have a rear alley/garden, that should be approx 8 studs back too,no the building footprint is 16 studs deep overall.
- height varies, so have a look at other modulars to check how it would blend in


The Prizes

Category 1: Mini Addition:

10230 Mini Modulars

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Category 2: Parks and Rec:

10230 Mini Modulars

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Category 3: Classic Modular:

10224 Town Hall

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:35 AM

Need some clarification:
Can we enter once in each category (3 entries) or just one entry overall?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:37 AM

View Postprateek, on 01 May 2012 - 04:35 AM, said:

Need some clarification:
Can we enter once in each category (3 entries) or just one entry overall?
Once per category. Rules updated.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:44 AM

What a great looking contest!  :thumbup:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:27 AM

Nice contest.  :thumbup:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:46 AM

That is one good-looking banner. :thumbup:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:47 AM

I’m confused by this rule: You must have joined prior to the start of the contest to enter.

Do I need to join or can I just post something prior to July 31st, 2012 with the Modular Madness title?

Or do you mean joined Eurobricks?
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:02 AM

Yes it means joined Eurobricks. (this rule seems to be in place for all Eurobricks contests)

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:13 AM

View Postjonwil, on 01 May 2012 - 06:02 AM, said:

Yes it means joined Eurobricks. (this rule seems to be in place for all Eurobricks contests)
Thanks for clearing that up for me! :blush:
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:37 AM

View PostHinckley, on 01 May 2012 - 05:46 AM, said:

That is one good-looking banner. :thumbup:
It sure is. :wub_drool:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:02 AM

I'll try the first category! :excited:
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:48 AM

Nice contest! That will force me to finish my latest modular building!
I'm in!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:39 AM

Just to confirm, for Category 3:

What size of baseplate does the Modular MOC building have to be on? 32x32 or 16x32? or ##x32?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:59 AM

View Poststreifen, on 01 May 2012 - 08:39 AM, said:

Just to confirm, for Category 3:

What size of baseplate does the Modular MOC building have to be on? 32x32 or 16x32? or ##x32?
Entries for categories 1 and 3 should fit the Mini Modulars (8 x 8 stud base) and the Modular Buildings range (32 x 32 stud base), respectively.

Updated the rules. :classic:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

View Postalex54, on 01 May 2012 - 07:48 AM, said:

Nice contest! That will force me to finish my latest modular building!
I'm in!

Same counts for me!

Strong competitor with Alex though. :look:
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

View PostRick, on 01 May 2012 - 08:59 AM, said:

Entries for categories 1 and 3 should fit the Mini Modulars (8 x 8 stud base) and the Modular Buildings range (32 x 32 stud base), respectively.

Updated the rules. :classic:
*raises hand*
Have I then understood it correctly, that using a 48x48 baseplate, for instance, does not result in automatic disqualification?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:39 AM

Loving the long deadline :grin:. Since my LEGO is packed away for the entire month of May :cry_sad:, a deadline in June would have made this impossible to enter for me, but now I may  be able to come up with something for at least one category :sweet:
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

Another great contest that I can't wait to start building! But...whoa...July 31st...that's a long time away...GREAT!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:01 PM

Hmmm...vacant lot or comic book store....choices, choices, choices...

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:33 PM

It looks like a great contest!  :sweet: I wonder what the prizes will be?

View PostRicecracker, on 01 May 2012 - 04:30 AM, said:

Isn't the Market street a modular building too?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

Hmm...I'm scheming.  :devil:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

In the Collectible Minifigure contests, there's always a rule that the actual figure cannot be used so as not to give an unfair advantage to those who can more easily obtain them. Will there be a similar rule for this, i.e., photographs cannot feature the existing official sets?
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View PostHinckley, on 01 May 2012 - 05:46 AM, said:

That is one good-looking banner. :thumbup:
Agreed!  :wub_drool:

View PostCecilie, on 01 May 2012 - 11:39 AM, said:

Loving the long deadline :grin:.

View PostJackJonespaw, on 01 May 2012 - 11:48 AM, said:

But...whoa...July 31st...that's a long time away...GREAT!
Then I expect you two to submit spectacular Classic Modular entries.  :devil:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:43 PM

View PostHolodoc, on 01 May 2012 - 09:46 AM, said:

Same counts for me!

Strong competitor with Alex though. :look:
I take this for a compliment!
But I know that we will see some nice modulars, there are some very talented builders in this forum.
Can't wait seeing the entries!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:59 PM

I am already looking forward to see our town builders getting ready for this epic contest!  :sweet:

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