Alright, since some of you aren't quite sure what some of the rules mean, I've started a new topic for it.
First off, Webster:
Purism (Noun): An example of rigid adherence to or insistence on purity.
Basically, purism in regard to LEGOs means using nothing but unmodified LEGOs in your creations. Brickarms, Brickforge, custom stickers and decals, paint and sharpies, and deliberately cut pieces are definite nos. There's a topic in the Purist Group (link in this group's description) called "How Purist is Purist?" if you want to get a good idea of what is and isn't purist.
The idea of this contest is to find a type of MOC, or a specific technique, that's typically done in a non-purist manner, and then make a purist substitute for it. WWI and WWII MOCs frequently use Brickarms products, so making a purist spin on them is good. There are a lot of custom minifigures, particularly clones, that are made using non-purist techniques, so making a purist version of them would also be a good idea for an entry. Hope this helps, feel free to ask if you're still unsure. Permalink
That's the problem with using post apocalypse as a theme, although I've seen many non-purist creations of that theme, there are still too many purist editions. I guess I'll make up for it by making some really neat purist minifigs, weapons, and a vehicle. Permalink
Quoting jontheflyingscotsman meaden
can i do a garden which is made completely on LDD with the standard size bricks 2*4 etc
Technically, yes, since we are accepting digital creations. However, there are a few problems there that will lower your score. First, LDD renders don't look very good... you'd need to touch up the image rather heavily to get it to score well for presentation. Second, both sculptures and gardens aren't really plagued with non-purist techniques, so you'd score poorly for theme adherence. Third, you can use the entire range of LEGO elements availible... there's no need to stick to basic bricks. Permalink