All right, Group C moblings, break out the switchblades and brass knuckles, because once again it's time to rumble!
Heath 'kik36' Flor
K l a y
Your category comes from the fevered imagination of Dennis Price, and it is...
"One Red Brick"
(What this means is, your entry will have exactly ONE red brick -- no more, no less -- strategically and intentionally used. If he so chooses, Mr. Price may unleash the full awesome force of his mighty Admin powers and peremptorily disqualify entries that contain a number of red bricks other than one. You've been warned.)
Post a link to your entry in this thread by 11:59 pm, June 6th, or be disqualified.
Once that deadline passes, post your scores for your groupmates' entries in this thread by 11:59 pm, June 9th, or be disqualified.
This round, one builder with the lowest score in the group will be cut.
To even up the groups next round, other low scorers may be cut as well.
This is definitely one of those categories where the Group C mob would be well-advised to let each other know where they stand.
Does "red" mean just plain old red, or can it mean trans-red, dark red, or sand red? Would you be apt to mark Alex down if he used trans-red as his "One Red Brick"?
Is "brick" used here in the generic sense of any Lego element, or does it mean red plates, tiles, and whatever are OK? Would using a bunch of red slopes and minifigs be within the letter of the law but violate the spirit?
This is what you have to decide. You guys are the judges. Letting your groupmates know how you plan to interpret the category would be a good political move, rather than throwing low scores around for rulebending with no prior warning. Permalink
Quoting Shannon Young
This is what you have to decide. You guys are the judges. Letting your groupmates know how you plan to interpret the category would be a good political move, rather than throwing low scores around for rulebending with no prior warning.
Well I think you kinda threw that out the window when you threatened Dennis' wrath. That makes it out to be up to Dennis' interpretation instead of ours. Now if you were to call off your death dog, then I agree that we as a group could come to our own interpretation freely. ;)
As it stands I believe it means one red (basic red color only) LEGO element, as using other red pieces would distract the attention away from your center red piece. And that my friends is how I will personally judge your builds.. Permalink
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor
That makes it out to be up to Dennis' interpretation instead of ours.
Not at all. As long as you can truthfully argue that your entry contains exactly one red brick -- however you choose to define that -- you won't be disqualified. But if you have to channel your inner lawyer and argue semantics to persuade others how your entry fits the category, I would guess you're probably going to get low scores anyway.
How you as judges decide to treat your groupmates' inevitable pushing of the envelope is completely up to you. Permalink
... channel your inner lawyer and argue semantics ...
yep that is me. I think I will personally try to mess up the rules just to argue.
Anyhow I always hate when people call a random Red element a Brick. I personally believe that a red Brick is just that. Any size of 1x?, 2x? 4x? and 8x?. They are all bricks. However if somebody decided to be cheeky and to like maybe 3 plates that would be an automatic low score from me. Hey Dennis congrats on a super frickin hard category! Permalink
Quoting Shannon Young
... channel your inner lawyer and argue semantics...
Yep that's me in a nutshell.
Anyhow the category is "One Red BRICK" naturally means a brick not another element. I hate when people combine the two into one big happy family. Uh-uh. One red element is far easier than one red brick. Go ahead and try to use the element but you will end up getting a lower score from me now matter how good the MOC itself was. Permalink
Anyhow the category is "One Red BRICK" naturally means a brick not another element. I hate when people combine the two into one big happy family. Uh-uh. One red element is far easier than one red brick. Go ahead and try to use the element but you will end up getting a lower score from me now matter how good the MOC itself was.
WOW didn't realize this was a hotly debated topic. I guess there really is a difference.
There are 8 different "Brick" categories on Bricklink that I think sufficiently fulfill the definition.
Ok, let's start judging:
Klay: you get 3 points from me. The build isn't bad but the lava could be done a bit mor interesting.
Blake Baer: The building is great and the photography too. Makes 5 points
Heath Flor: The idea is great and was realised quite well, but I dislike the ears. 4 points!
Cade: I'm not sure about this. Is the brick red because all the blood? I don't know. The minifig action is good. 2 and 1/2 points
Alex Fojtik: Your Moc is the work of a genius. This perfect work gets 5 points! Permalink
My Gosh I hate Mondays!!!
Anyhow... Here are the scores as I see fit. Surprisingly all of you used elements in the "Brick" category. Well more points to you.
In order of post.
. KLAY .-(3)I didn't get the entire body bag idea but the build wasn't too terribly bad.
HEATH-(4)I love the idea of Rudolph! The red nose was what really took me.
JOSH-(4)Sushi?! Really? Yuk! On another hand that was such a solid build and presentation...
CADE-(3)I will score you the same as KLAY. Not sure I like the random red Brick without a purpose.
ALEX-(5)I don't like to use decimals but it would have been a 4.5. However I want to make it easy on the Young. Great Idea!!! Love the drips and the bionicle hand. so I went ahead with a five. Good stuff! Permalink
Klay: Score of (3). I like the idea and the presentation is clean, but red doesn't seem like the wisest color choice for hiding a body. I also would not have known it was a body bag unless you told me.
Blake Baer: Score of (4.5). It would seem our thinking is not so different. I respect any build that tries to put layers of meaning into it. While the hand turned out nicely, I wanted to see more build with the black bricks somehow.
Heath'kik36'Flor: Score of (3.5). Its cute. Its fun. It has a red brick.
Josh !: Score of (4). I appreciate the fact that the red brick is well disguised as something else, something I was trying to figure out and ultimately failed at.
Cade.: Score of (2.5). Nothing wrong with the build and the presentation is pretty nice, but it doesn't take much to replace a grey brick in a diorama with a red one.
Blake Baer: Score of 4. While the hand and story is great, it's just that it's a pile of bricks without them. But I liked it, so 4.
Heath Flor: Score of 4.5. Fantastic representation of Rudolph, as far as a Cubedude can be. The only problem is not your fault. It's the eyes. I wish TLG made them in brown.
Jøsh !: Score of 5. Excellent, and great idea!
Cade: Wait, what? Sorry, dude, but score of 2.
Alex Fojtik: Score of 5. Just. Pure. Awesome. Permalink