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If you have any question regarding the categories, then please post them here.

Do NOT engage in smack talk in this thread - questions only please.

Now get those creative minds started pansies.

Lee

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| February 12, 2010, 6:54 am
I'm curious about advertising signage, picket signs, and company logos (as for a taxi or delivery truck) Do they have to be strictly Lego, or can we make our own?
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| February 12, 2010, 8:01 am
So every time has to build all of the categories?
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| February 12, 2010, 8:54 am
will each group be assigned a topic?
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| February 12, 2010, 9:20 am
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Edit: If you have any questions about the categories, READ THE RULES AGAIN before asking a question.
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| February 12, 2010, 9:39 am
In the description of some catagories they sounded a little plain. If I wanted to build in lets say the vehicle catagorie. Would I be allowed to mabey spice it up a little and make a train and car ramming into each other? Or am I only able too make one vehicle?
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| February 12, 2010, 10:37 am
Can I submit a bignette under the category of vignette? Cause I have one just a few a suds over the limit....
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| February 12, 2010, 10:56 am
Quoting Mech Man
Can I submit a bignette under the category of vignette? Cause I have one just a few a suds over the limit....

You can officially start building not before the 13th anyway.
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| February 12, 2010, 10:59 am

23) Short Story/Song/Poem:
Come up with a little tale to entertain us. You will be judged on both story concept and build for this so be creative.

For this particular one, is it okay if it's written comic style?
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| February 12, 2010, 11:24 am
For the "I can write better than George Lucas" category, does that mean rewriting a scene and keeping it cannon or are we allowed to alter the storyline?
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| February 12, 2010, 11:50 am
Does it say that in the rules? And one more question, if I entered a castle creation that's 8x8 studs, could I enter it in castle and vignette?
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| February 12, 2010, 12:27 pm
The "I can write better than George Lucas!" one does not have to remain SW canon. At least that's what I got from it. Like you could have Jar-Jar being run over by an MTT, or General Greivous killing Obi-Wan. Something like that. Something you conceptualize that would change the flims and make them better.
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| February 12, 2010, 1:01 pm
Man, some of you really need to sit down and actually READ the rules.

No, you can not use something that is already built or started for an entry.

No, you can not enter one build into multiple categories.
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| February 12, 2010, 1:11 pm
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Quoting Brian peczyna
In the description of some catagories they sounded a little plain. If I wanted to build in lets say the vehicle catagorie. Would I be allowed to mabey spice it up a little and make a train and car ramming into each other? Or am I only able too make one vehicle?


If you want to build more, then I have no problem with this. However, it might be better to put such a creation into something like the apoc/postapoc if you are going to do that much work. You don't want to spend too much time on a category, when the time could be better spent elsewhere (but your call, your team, your strategy).

Quoting robert ball
I'm curious about advertising signage, picket signs, and company logos (as for a taxi or delivery truck) Do they have to be strictly Lego, or can we make our own?


Some categories forbid it, so do be careful. Some judges really frown on them, so I would endeavor to keep them to a minimum. But it isn't forbidden in all categories.

Quoting Nick Shelton
So every time has to build all of the categories?


Umm - sorry? Maybe you should go back and read the rules again, and repost your question.

Quoting MOCrazy ™
will each group be assigned a topic?


Umm, you did read the rules - yes? However, to save some time. In a sense - your team is assigned all 30-categories. Please go back and read the rules again, and get planning.

Lee

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| February 12, 2010, 1:34 pm
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Quoting Mech Man
Can I submit a bignette under the category of vignette? Cause I have one just a few a suds over the limit....


Of course you can submit it. However, you will one, receive zero points for not following the instructions; and two, would be disqualified from the games for posting an already built MOC. But hey, it's your team and your strategy. ;-)

Lee
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| February 12, 2010, 1:37 pm
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Quoting Ian McDonald
For the "I can write better than George Lucas" category, does that mean rewriting a scene and keeping it cannon or are we allowed to alter the storyline?


Pick the scene, give us enough information so we know what scene you are referring to, then take it from there on whatever strange tangent you wish.

For example: Cantina Scene, Han Solo is slow on the draw and looses the shootout with Greedo.

Quoting 000 000

23) Short Story/Song/Poem:
Come up with a little tale to entertain us. You will be judged on both story concept and build for this so be creative.

For this particular one, is it okay if it's written comic style?


I don't have a problem with this, but keep your target audience in mind.

Quoting Mech Man
Does it say that in the rules? And one more question, if I entered a castle creation that's 8x8 studs, could I enter it in castle and vignette?


You seriously didn't just ask this? You are just playing with me in my sleep deprived state - right?

Lee
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| February 12, 2010, 1:46 pm
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Quoting Flare .



Go back and read the rules for posting in this thread - first warning.

Lee
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| February 12, 2010, 1:48 pm
Quoting Lee Jones

Pick the scene, give us enough information so we know what scene you are referring to, then take it from there on whatever strange tangent you wish.

For example: Cantina Scene, Han Solo is slow on the draw and looses the shootout with Greedo.

Quoting 000 000

23) Short Story/Song/Poem:
Come up with a little tale to entertain us. You will be judged on both story concept and build for this so be creative.

For this particular one, is it okay if it's written comic style?


I don't have a problem with this, but keep your target audience in mind.

Quoting Mech Man
Does it say that in the rules? And one more question, if I entered a castle creation that's 8x8 studs, could I enter it in castle and vignette?


You seriously didn't just ask this? You are just playing with me in my sleep deprived state - right?

Lee


Sorry I reread the rules and saw the post really sorry for the stupid question. What about my other question about the castle Vignettes?

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| February 12, 2010, 2:18 pm
Can the lego wear use bionicle parts? i dont see why not but i just thought Id ask.
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| February 12, 2010, 4:19 pm
Does the Atlantis category have to be like the official sets (red color scheme)?
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| February 12, 2010, 4:27 pm
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My dear judges. While you sit there pounding your head on the desk... I'll handle these two.


Quoting Commander Calle (a.k.a. Tyler Halliwell) .
Can the lego wear use bionicle parts? i dont see why not but i just thought Id ask.


Yes.

Quoting Hector Bover
Does the Atlantis category have to be like the official sets (red color scheme)?


No.


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| February 12, 2010, 5:22 pm
Quoting Lee Jones
If you have any question regarding the categories, then please post them here.

Do NOT engage in smack talk in this thread - questions only please.

Now get those creative minds started pansies.

Lee

Who's going to open the group photo pool?
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| February 12, 2010, 5:58 pm
Do the mechs have to have legs? Or can the have tracks or somthing? Masked
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| February 12, 2010, 7:04 pm
Unfortunately I have one question. For the "Will it float?" Category. There's a stipulation that states it "must have at least one picture of the creation actually floating". Can we get a bit of leeway on that? The category is a question....yet the judges want to see the question answered one way only....would be a bit more fun to see some wild builds sinking.
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| February 12, 2010, 7:08 pm
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Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor
Unfortunately I have one question. For the "Will it float?" Category. There's a stipulation that states it "must have at least one picture of the creation actually floating". Can we get a bit of leeway on that? The category is a question....yet the judges want to see the question answered one way only....would be a bit more fun to see some wild builds sinking.


I'm going to field this one since I'm very attached to this category:

As the description says, yes, you must make it float. If you want additional pictures after that, have at it.

This category came up after Lee built a project with his son and I was a guest at a Lego party where the kids wanted to try to float their creations in the tub.
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| February 12, 2010, 7:28 pm
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Quoting Masked Builder
Do the mechs have to have legs? Or can the have tracks or somthing? Masked


Track, treads, floating engines... be creative!

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| February 12, 2010, 7:29 pm
Quoting Dave Kaleta

Track, treads, floating engines... be creative!

Okay thanks.
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| February 12, 2010, 7:30 pm
Can a moc be in more than one catagory?

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| February 12, 2010, 7:36 pm
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Quoting Thomas N
NO! read the rules and/or above posts before pestering the overworked judges.

lol you got that right, pal!
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| February 12, 2010, 9:59 pm
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Quoting Thomas N
NO! read the rules and/or above posts before pestering the overworked judges.

Well, that one earned a LOL from me too - thanks.

Lee
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| February 13, 2010, 12:23 am
Top 10: COunts a Flower as 1or as 4 pieces?
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| February 13, 2010, 2:54 am
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Quoting Josh !
Top 10: COunts a Flower as 1or as 4 pieces?


Now that depends, if you leave the flowers on the molding sprue, then I would say it is one. If you pull them off and put three of them on a stem, then that is four.

Lee
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| February 13, 2010, 10:51 am
In the Architecture catagorie is it mandatory that the creation is mini or microscale?
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| February 13, 2010, 1:53 pm
Can I build a MOC based off of a clone wars book and place it in the clone wars category?
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| February 13, 2010, 1:54 pm
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Quoting Brian peczyna
In the Architecture catagorie is it mandatory that the creation is mini or microscale?


No, it is not mandatory, but the creation should be in the 'spirit' of the official Lego Architecture sets.

Quoting Jake H.
Can I build a MOC based off of a clone wars book and place it in the clone wars category?


Yes.

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| February 13, 2010, 1:59 pm
Quoting Lee Jones
If you have any question regarding the categories, then please post them here.

Do NOT engage in smack talk in this thread - questions only please.

Now get those creative minds started pansies.

Lee
where did you post them i cant find any of 'em

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| February 13, 2010, 3:29 pm
Can all of the players on your team do one category (Probably not at the same time), Or do all of the players have to divide up the categories and have them distributed evenly.....

I was sorta' havin' trouble finding this in the rule topics.
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| February 13, 2010, 3:44 pm
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Quoting Legoz R Us
Can all of the players on your team do one category (Probably not at the same time), Or do all of the players have to divide up the categories and have them distributed evenly.....

I was sorta' havin' trouble finding this in the rule topics.


As the day goes on, I will become more and more frustrated by players who don't read the rules. For now I will say, read the "Rules 2.1" thread and then get back to us if you still don't understand.

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| February 13, 2010, 3:48 pm
For category 7, the Clone Wars one I believe, it says make your own episode. Does it have to be just a scene, does it need to be a story? Personally, it doesn't matter all that much to me (my story can easily be converted into a single moment in time), but I'm just wondering so I don't get disqualified. Also, are we allowed to switch scenes? I mean, I have on central diorama, but if I'm going to do what I'm planning to do, it requires a few other things outside that diorama.
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| February 14, 2010, 8:08 pm
In the category of "Short Story/Song/Poem" could I build an MOC of a popular song such as Chris Phipson did for "Enter Sandman"?
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| February 14, 2010, 8:37 pm
Quoting Sam Ellis
In the category of "Short Story/Song/Poem" could I build an MOC of a popular song such as Chris Phipson did for "Enter Sandman"?

Hey, Sam. Yuri has changed the description to clear it up, so, yes, you can use an already existing song. I just thought it would be good to be rigorous. I'm a tool, I know.
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| February 14, 2010, 9:05 pm
Quoting Lee Jones
If you have any question regarding the categories, then please post them here.

Do NOT engage in smack talk in this thread - questions only please.

Now get those creative minds started pansies.

Lee

For Monochrome, if you're doing white, can you bild snow with it? Or does it have to be something that's not supposed to be white, such as a sidewalk?

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| February 14, 2010, 9:22 pm
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Quoting Deviss : /
For Monochrome, if you're doing white, can you bild snow with it? Or does it have to be something that's not supposed to be white, such as a sidewalk?


Build what you like, but the more creative, the better.

Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
For category 7, the Clone Wars one I believe, it says make your own episode. Does it have to be just a scene, does it need to be a story? Personally, it doesn't matter all that much to me (my story can easily be converted into a single moment in time), but I'm just wondering so I don't get disqualified. Also, are we allowed to switch scenes? I mean, I have on central diorama, but if I'm going to do what I'm planning to do, it requires a few other things outside that diorama.


Make it as elaborate as you like, with as many set ups as you like. You'll be judged on build, story, presentation and creativity.

Quoting Mark Legorski
Can my top entry have "different" styles of the original top? Now to generalize, My top is simple, and I've build "different" tops, all being of the same "base" or "structure" just to add on to the moc. Allowed?


You can build one top, or many. I prefer quality over quantity. I don't know about the other judges...

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| February 14, 2010, 9:57 pm
For the real vehicle category, do we have to build a MOC version of a real world vehicle? or we can build our own?
thanks
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| February 15, 2010, 8:25 am
To total up scores, do you want us to make a thread in our groups where team members list their judged creations and total up points or is all point totaling to be done by judges?


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| February 15, 2010, 8:57 am
Quoting Chuke Lapman
Hey, Sam. Yuri has changed the description to clear it up, so, yes, you can use an already existing song. I just thought it would be good to be rigorous. I'm a tool, I know.

Haha no problem man better safe then sorry.
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| February 15, 2010, 9:59 am
Quoting Chuke Lapman
Hey, Sam. Yuri has changed the description to clear it up, so, yes, you can use an already existing song. I just thought it would be good to be rigorous. I'm a tool, I know.


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| February 15, 2010, 10:01 am
I have little problem: I've uploaded my entry in the xerox catgeroy yesterday and posted a copy and paste link to the original. Well, the judges prefer a html link. So can I still change it, although most of the judges have already checked it out? Here's my entry: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/185976
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| February 15, 2010, 10:45 am
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Quoting Louis K.
I have little problem: I've uploaded my entry in the xerox catgeroy yesterday and posted a copy and paste link to the original. Well, the judges prefer a html link. So can I still change it, although most of the judges have already checked it out? Here's my entry: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/185976


You need to put the link in the body of your post, not the introduction, that's why it didn't work. You have our permission to go fix it.

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| February 15, 2010, 1:15 pm
Quoting Dave Kaleta

You need to put the link in the body of your post, not the introduction, that's why it didn't work. You have our permission to go fix it.

Ok, I've fixed it, thanks!
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| February 15, 2010, 1:21 pm
So, just so I don't end up with another misinterpretation fiasco: if I were to build something in the Apoc-Post Apoc category, would something set around, oh, five seconds before qualify? Like a researcher tripping over the power cord to the freezer in which Great Cthulhu lies and unplugging it.
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| February 15, 2010, 7:34 pm
Sorry to bother you judges, but I did have one question. In the 'Set Alternate' category, you mentioned we could ONLY use parts from the set, but must we use ALL the parts?
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| February 16, 2010, 1:40 am
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Sorry to bother you judges, but I did have one question. In the 'Set Alternate' category, you mentioned we could ONLY use parts from the set, but must we use ALL the parts?


No, not all the parts need be used. But, you must show us all of them in the pre-build picture.
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| February 16, 2010, 6:24 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C
So, just so I don't end up with another misinterpretation fiasco: if I were to build something in the Apoc-Post Apoc category, would something set around, oh, five seconds before qualify? Like a researcher tripping over the power cord to the freezer in which Great Cthulhu lies and unplugging it.


As long as you're showing what brings about the Apocalypse, BUT the category is designed to show the Apocalypse happening or the results of it.
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| February 16, 2010, 6:26 pm
Quoting Dave Kaleta

As long as you're showing what brings about the Apocalypse, BUT the category is designed to show the Apocalypse happening or the results of it.


So essentially I could show the aftermath or in other words, life that goes on after it?
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| February 16, 2010, 7:43 pm
Well on my entry for the vig catagorey,has an sidewalk,which is not part of the MOC itself. Would be an protrusion?Thank you.
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| February 16, 2010, 7:56 pm
Quoting Dave Kaleta

No, not all the parts need be used. But, you must show us all of them in the pre-build picture.


Thank you for the response. Sorry you had to give one.
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| February 16, 2010, 9:27 pm
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Quoting Noah Nieman
Well on my entry for the vig catagorey,has an sidewalk,which is not part of the MOC itself. Would be an protrusion?Thank you.


Every part of any vignette is part of the creation by definition.

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| February 16, 2010, 10:57 pm
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Quoting Thomas N
In the cafe corner category, would it be okay if I pulled out all the furniture and took individual shots of them to go along with pictures of the building? I did work hard on the furniture and I think they deserve to be featured better than just the high-angle shots of them in the room.

You can take an extra pic for that, why not? Or find a creative excuse to show off that furniture.
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| February 16, 2010, 11:28 pm
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Quoting Kevin Walter
I have a question according to "Mysterion Wave":
Can the color-scheme of the "canopy" be like the one of a rubic's cube? Or is this not allowed?
Thanks

Type "mysterion" in the search engine, you'll see pretty much anything is allowed. This category was created to make us wonder and to make us smile. The more inventive you are (inside the theme), the higher you'll score.
Here, some quick samples
http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/53102
http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/54939
(alas, I tried to find other builders with a dedicated folder but...)
I hope this helps.
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| February 17, 2010, 8:25 am
Can I have a minifig in Landscape? Just wondering...
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| February 17, 2010, 10:48 am
I made twin fighter jets for the "one hundred piece catagorie". Each one is 50 pieces, is that okay?
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| February 17, 2010, 1:27 pm
Quoting Ryan Blackout
For the real vehicle category, do we have to build a MOC version of a real world vehicle? or we can build our own?
thanks

Admins, could you please answer this question..
Thanks
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| February 17, 2010, 6:26 pm
Can my sister narrate a part of my moc?
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| February 17, 2010, 7:06 pm
Quoting Keith Goldman

According the the category description it says "a moc", to me that means a single model, so the answer to your question would be no.

If anyone has experienced judging contrary to this, please let both of us know, we want to keep things as equal as possible. I honestly can't remember because I've looked at 85 models in just a few days.


Phazezorz . Top 10 consists of a tank and a controller so IMO technically 2 pieces (but I'm no judge, hehe). Is this related? Is this what you mean?
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| February 17, 2010, 7:23 pm
Hopefully my only question: For the landscape, juxtaposition; is this just something that would contradict something else? Such as having something industrial in your creation, so not totally natural stuff? Just making sure. Sorry to bother you, but I gotta play it safe.
Thanks-
Josh B.
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| February 17, 2010, 7:55 pm
OK, thanks Mr. Goldman! That was quick :)
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| February 17, 2010, 8:06 pm
I do feel puzzled with the conceptual build, and I see nowhone has entered one yet. Would the judges be so kind to provide a link to an examplary MOC please?!
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| February 18, 2010, 12:22 am
In the category "Amalgam" can you make a short presentation showing what Theme1+theme2 would be like, or do you have to stick to making a creation based off of the two themes? The description of the category is to just combine two themes, which doesn't really tell me what exactly the boundaries are.
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| February 18, 2010, 1:29 am
One more question for the "100 piece catagorie" if I were to use a brick built clear stand would it count in the amount of pieces? even though it's not technically part of the creation.
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| February 18, 2010, 1:45 am
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Quoting Giovanni Seynhaeve
I do feel puzzled with the conceptual build, and I see nowhone has entered one yet. Would the judges be so kind to provide a link to an examplary MOC please?!


Giovanni,

I feel compelled to caution you about the rules for this specific category:

"8) Conceptual Build
Build a MOC to represent hope, peace, etc; but just pick one of them per build. For example, the heart is seen as a symbol for love, and the dove for peace. We want to see what think of these concepts, or others. You can pick hate and intolerance if you like. NO MINIFIGS ALLOWED IN THIS MOC, but you can use their components if needed. You must state what the concept is clearly, and why and how the MOC represents it. A simple cross will not be accepted, but if you can pull off a statue of Jesus carrying a cross on his back, then you've got Lee's vote."

Take special note of the words in bold.

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| February 18, 2010, 10:12 am
Quoting Dave Kaleta

Giovanni,

I feel compelled to caution you about the rules for this specific category:

"8) Conceptual Build
Build a MOC to represent hope, peace, etc; but just pick one of them per build. For example, the heart is seen as a symbol for love, and the dove for peace. We want to see what think of these concepts, or others. You can pick hate and intolerance if you like. NO MINIFIGS ALLOWED IN THIS MOC, but you can use their components if needed. You must state what the concept is clearly, and why and how the MOC represents it. A simple cross will not be accepted, but if you can pull off a statue of Jesus carrying a cross on his back, then you've got Lee's vote."

Take special note of the words in bold.


I've seen that quite a few builds have fallen victim to that rule...
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| February 18, 2010, 11:23 am
For Build a Real world Vehicle, does it have to be a specific model (Example) Like a P54 Jet. Or can it just be called, a Jet?
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| February 18, 2010, 2:50 pm
In the "One-hundred pieces exactly" category, can it be a vignette, (or anything for that matter) as long of course it uses only 100 pieces? Also, are skeletons measured the same way as minifigs (three pieces)?
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| February 18, 2010, 3:44 pm
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Quoting Mech Man
For Build a Real world Vehicle, does it have to be a specific model (Example) Like a P54 Jet. Or can it just be called, a Jet?


It can be just be called a jet, but I for one would like to see some 'real world' influence. The more realistic the better for me in this category.

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| February 18, 2010, 3:51 pm
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Quoting 000 000
In the "One-hundred pieces exactly" category, can it be a vignette, (or anything for that matter) as long of course it uses only 100 pieces? Also, are skeletons measured the same way as minifigs (three pieces)?


Yes, it can be anything. And skeletons will count as three parts, unless they are broken apart (in that case each part would count individually).

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| February 18, 2010, 3:53 pm
Quoting Keith Goldman

Thanks for correcting me, I managed to miss that one too. I would have been curious to see your examples for this category, as Gio asked for, because here we have yet another category that is ill-defined and confusing to the participants.

Players, I'm just as frustrated as you are.

Does this mean miniland scale figures as well, or just mini-figures? Not that it matters because I'm not going near this category . . . maybe.
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| February 18, 2010, 4:11 pm
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Quoting Dennis Price
Does this mean miniland scale figures as well, or just mini-figures? Not that it matters because I'm not going near this category . . . maybe.


Well, the category description states "if you can pull off a statue of Jesus carrying a cross on his back, then you've got Lee's vote".

So, if can't use a minifig to represent Jesus, and you want to represent him (or any other 'person') it seems you could create your own people and Mini-land scale would seem to be a way to do it.

Hope that helps.

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| February 18, 2010, 4:30 pm
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Quoting Dennis Price
Does this mean miniland scale figures as well, or just mini-figures? Not that it matters because I'm not going near this category . . . maybe.


;-)
Well, the rule clearly states "No minifigs allowed in this MOC, but you can use their components if needed."

Come on people, we all know what 'minifigs' means; there is no ambiguity here. Now is a miniland figure a minfig - again there is no ambiguity. I think people are starting to get a little gun shy with all the zeroes being handed out, and second guessing themselves.

I would like to point out that, if there has been a rule/category that could be interpreted (reasonably) in more than one way, that the judges have been giving the benefit of the doubt to the players.

Now get building you pansy - your stuff is getting better by the build.

Lee
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| February 18, 2010, 5:04 pm
Quoting Giovanni Seynhaeve
I do feel puzzled with the conceptual build, and I see nowhone has entered one yet. Would the judges be so kind to provide a link to an examplary MOC please?!


http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/66353

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/86531


For an artsy-fartsy category like that, just think like Shannon Ocean! Shouldn't be too hard for you -- I've long suspected that you two are the same person anyway. And that you also build under the names Crimso Giger and Uspez Morbo.

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| February 18, 2010, 8:08 pm
Quoting Lee Jones

;-)
Well, the rule clearly states "No minifigs allowed in this MOC, but you can use their components if needed."

Come on people, we all know what 'minifigs' means; there is no ambiguity here. Now is a miniland figure a minfig - again there is no ambiguity. I think people are starting to get a little gun shy with all the zeroes being handed out, and second guessing themselves.

I would like to point out that, if there has been a rule/category that could be interpreted (reasonably) in more than one way, that the judges have been giving the benefit of the doubt to the players.

Now get building you pansy - your stuff is getting better by the build.

Lee

I was only asking for clarification because I was considering an idea at miniland scale -- I can explain at length in the usual place at a later time. Thanks for clearing it up for me!

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| February 18, 2010, 8:31 pm
Now, I I have a minifig wearing say, a hat and a jet pack, is that still only three peices? or is it 5? And wheel and tyre set ups, are they one, three or 5? Thanks judges, just a bit confused!
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| February 19, 2010, 12:05 am
Quoting Dave Kaleta

It can be just be called a jet, but I for one would like to see some 'real world' influence. The more realistic the better for me in this category.



So basically the more real it is the more points you get?
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| February 19, 2010, 1:45 am
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Quoting Dennis Price
I was only asking for clarification because I was considering an idea at miniland scale -- I can explain at length in the usual place at a later time. Thanks for clearing it up for me!

You know I am only tough on you because I love you so.

Quoting Mario man3138
Now, I I have a minifig wearing say, a hat and a jet pack, is that still only three peices? or is it 5? And wheel and tyre set ups, are they one, three or 5? Thanks judges, just a bit confused!

A 1: five parts if it has hair or a hat and a backpack
A 2: good question (and I love to spell tyre that way as well), given the rubber can be used separate, then I will have to say a tyre and rim combo is two parts, and and two tyres on rims (assuming the rims are on a plate/brick with an axle through it) would count as three parts.

Lee
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| February 19, 2010, 3:24 am
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Quoting Mech Man


So basically the more real it is the more points you get?

Well, the category does state that: Real Vehicle - Choose from cars, planes, trains, boats, farm equipment or anything else you can think of! Go crazy! (no space ships though, that's for other categories).

Now "Real Vehicles" are probably the part one should focus on, even though it then states: "anything else you can think of!". I read this as anything else you can think of in the real vehicle genre that hasn't been mentioned in the short list. Like a minifig sized Seqway, or some such.

So, if you want top marks from all of the judges, then sticking to the spirit of the category is a solid strategy.

Hope that helps.

Lee

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| February 19, 2010, 3:29 am
In the Apocalypse Category, would it be okay if I had an entry that is set i.e. 5 years after the apocalypse? Because it does say to show before (and/or after)
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| February 19, 2010, 11:15 am
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Quoting 000 000
In the Apocalypse Category, would it be okay if I had an entry that is set i.e. 5 years after the apocalypse? Because it does say to show before (and/or after)


2) Apocalypse / Post Apocalypse
What happened right before The End; UFO invasion? Dead rising? Supervirus? Black Fantasy? Show it to us! Or show us the aftermath in the Post Apocalypse.

Post apoc is certain allowed - that would be the aftermath part. We were just trying to open up the category to give the participants more creative freedom.

Lee
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| February 19, 2010, 12:19 pm
so for the Xerox category can i do an moc that is not on moc pages? and can i build a castle for Lego Architecture?
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| February 19, 2010, 6:09 pm
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Quoting The Builder
so for the Xerox category can i do an moc that is not on moc pages? and can i build a castle for Lego Architecture?


You can xerox any well-known/established moc of a different builder as long as you provide us with a image link to the original.

You can build a castle for the Lego Architecture category as long as it's a real castle. But, THIS judge thinks that there's already a castle category, and unless it's truly spectacular, he'd rather he something different in the Architecture category.

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| February 19, 2010, 6:17 pm
Quoting Lee Jones
You know I am only tough on you because I love you so.


Lee



Liar! You love Mitzi more . . . often, anyway.
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| February 19, 2010, 6:31 pm
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Quoting Dennis Price


Liar! You love Mitzi more . . . often, anyway.

You are right - this I cannot deny.

Quoting Phazezorz .
Now, I'm just asking this because I am not sure it was clear to me.

For the 'Landscape' Category, does it have to be something 'real' (for lack of a better term), or can I use floating rocks or things like that?

Well, the spirit of landscape with the 'juxtaposition' component was to get people to combine man-made and nature. However, the the category, as written, does not make this clear.

Now it doesn't say that the landscape has to be this planet's, nor does it say 'real'. So if you think you can wow us with some surreal landscape, then have at her. But you better be able to make clear, and defend, your position on juxtaposition if you want my vote.

Lee
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| February 19, 2010, 8:16 pm
I am most certantly NOT an early bird and i hate worms, so please bear this one question... am i too late to get in on this action?
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| February 19, 2010, 10:27 pm
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Quoting Christian t
I am most certantly NOT an early bird and i hate worms, so please bear this one question... am i too late to get in on this action?

Yes. But you're welcome to follow the games from the benches.
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| February 19, 2010, 11:01 pm
Okay for monochrome, can I mix old grey with light bley (its replacement colour)? Just want to make sure. Thanks.
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| February 19, 2010, 11:09 pm
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Quoting Mario man3138
Okay for monochrome, can I mix old grey with light bley (its replacement colour)? Just want to make sure. Thanks.

I don't tink so. And even if other judges may allow it, I doubt you could score high...
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| February 19, 2010, 11:10 pm
Cool. thanks for the fast reply. I'll just do it in one colour then.
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| February 19, 2010, 11:13 pm
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Quoting Shannon Young

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/66353

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/86531


For an artsy-fartsy category like that, just think like Shannon Ocean! Shouldn't be too hard for you -- I've long suspected that you two are the same person anyway. And that you also build under the names Crimso Giger and Uspez Morbo.


Thank you Mr. Young - those are perfect examples.

Lee

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| February 19, 2010, 11:22 pm
Can i integrate a brick-built word in the "Conceptual" Category? To express the intention?
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| February 20, 2010, 3:31 pm
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Quoting Brendan Dore
For the "Will it float" category, can we use non-Lego elements like water bottles?


I don't want to SEE any water bottles or other floatation aids.
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| February 20, 2010, 3:41 pm
Not sure if this has been asked before, but are we allowed to reference (Dare I say it, even link to?) previous MOCs, if our entry happens to involve a previously established storyline?
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| February 20, 2010, 5:20 pm
Quoting Thomas N
Well dennis price has already done something continuing his "Glomshire" theme, so I would guess that it is okay.


Themes are a bit different than stories... Think along the lines of comic episodes, like entering the next posting of one as an entry. Except my question doesn't involve a comic, just a loose continuous story.
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| February 20, 2010, 6:28 pm
Quoting Thomas N
How many pieces would the standard lever element be? http://www.findmybrick.com/images/P1110461.JPG

My geuss Tom it would be one, as that is how they come in sets, but if you used the top and bottom spreatly, that would be two. Just check with a judge though.
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| February 20, 2010, 9:46 pm
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Quoting Mario man3138
My geuss Tom it would be one, as that is how they come in sets, but if you used the top and bottom spreatly, that would be two. Just check with a judge though.


One if they stay attached, two if you separate them.

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| February 20, 2010, 9:57 pm
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Quoting Kevin Walter
Can i integrate a brick-built word in the "Conceptual" Category? To express the intention?

I don't have a problem with it, but you might want to make sure that it doesn't take away from your moc. They will need to be quality letters to be sure. If not, then leave them out.

Lee
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| February 21, 2010, 12:04 am
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