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-Mainman- PRO 5:05am, 10 May 2013
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, welcome to your mission step-brief.

It's time for this year's Lego Military Build Competition! Returning as judges from last year are Magnus Lauglo, Aleksander Stein, and yours truly. We're also happy to be joined by last year's Drawing-Board winner, and armor-builder extraordinaire, Andy Baumgart (aka. D-Town Cracka). We're all excited to see what you can do this year!

We're fortunate enough to once again garner the support of Brickarms, who will be supplying some of the prize material. If your minifigs are under-armed, the good folks at Brickarms have an answer!

ROE: Before we get into the specific categories here's a few important Rules Of Engagement:

- Contest begins 10 May, 2013, and runs until 10 July.

- Entries should be posted on Flickr, and added to this group. Also, post a link with no more than one photo of each entry to the 2013 Competition Entry thread no earlier than 15 May.

- All entries should be new builds (i.e. never posted online before). The idea here is to encourage new building!

- Digital models are allowed, but make sure the parts you use are available in the colors used.

- You may enter as many categories as you wish, but only one entry per category. So make sure your builds are well-polished to give you the best chance against the other competitors!

- In some cases it may be possible to include one category's entry in another (i.e. a vehicle entered in a model category can also be incorporated into a diorama). You are welcome to do this.

- As with previous contests, custom weapons such as Brickarms may be included as accessories (though they shouldn't be used as vital construction elements). Stickers can be cut or customized. Flex tube and Lego string may also be cut as needed. All other construction elements should be unmodified Lego parts.

- Many questions can be answered with a little common sense and a thought to the spirit of the contest. But if you're not sure, post your questions below and the judges will get you an answer.

Building Categories:

Behind the Scenes Warfighters (judged by Mainman and D-town Cracka):
Militaries both modern and ancient are renowned and remembered for their combat prowess, but no military campaign in history has succeeded without immense logistical support, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) collection, construction, and more. The breadth of such roles has only increased with technology, and they are an integral part of any warplan.

To that end, your task is to build a model of a modern or historical Combat Support vehicle that fills one of these "behind the scenes" roles. Examples include the M88 Recovery vehicle and the Oshkosh R-11 Fueler. They should be vehicles not designed for front-lines combat and so are usually unarmed.


They dreamed it - you build it! Fantasy Vehicle Model (judged by Magnus Lauglo and D-town Cracka):
Have you ever watched a movie, or maybe read a comic that had some awesome vehicle that you wished you could build in Lego? Or perhaps you were a into other toy franchises as a kid (or adult) and there was this one awesome, cool toy you never got that you always wanted? This is your chance to model someone else's fictional military design in LEGO.

Build a minifig scale model of a predesigned modern or near-future style military vehicle from an existing franchise. You may build an air, land, or sea vehicle. Please submit a link to a source pic so judges can compare your model to the original.

Examples of the kinds of things you could have a go at - the ducted helicopters from Avatar, a Warhammer 40K Rhino, a G.I.Joe Snow Cat, or the APC from the Aliens movie. Keep in mind that your model will be compared to other existing Lego models of the same vehicle. So if you want to win the competition with a HALO Warthog, it better be the best HALO Warthog we can find online. You can go into near future, but avoid legged walkers, "hover vehicles", starfighters, and other things that don't seem plausible with modern technology.

No Runway, No Problem (judged by Mainman and Aleksander Stein):
Germany was the first country to employ helicopters in its military, but vertical flight has been a dream of military commanders since the days of the Wright brothers. Engineers have tackled that dream with propellers, ducted fans, turbojets, ramjets, rockets, and even oversize dragonfly wings. Their efforts meet with varying degrees of success, but now you are in charge of designing the next Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle! Your VTOL aircraft should function using believable modern-day technology (no anti-gravity). Its configuration and mission, however, are up to you!

Wheeled Warriors (judged by Mainman and Aleksander Stein):
We see lots of tracked fighting vehicles, but critics of tracks point to many benefits of using wheeled vehicles to complement or even replace them entirely. Your collective design efforts in 2012 produced some excellent replacements for the venerable Humvee, so now your country is calling on your expertise again for a larger wheeled platform.

The Army is in need of a new heavy wheeled armored vehicle. This should be a front-line combat vehicle, although you can choose its actual battlefield role - APC, IFV, MRAP, Tank Destroyer/Anti Armor, Air defense, Artillery, etc. It should be larger and heavier than a Humvee style vehicle, but beyond that you're free to let your inspiration run free.

Dioramas: Interior (small) or Outdoor (large)
Infiltration:
The Greeks knew it at Troy - wars can be won by the careful placement of a small number of well-trained operatives behind enemy lines. Now it's your turn to show us how infiltration is done. It may be a single well-dressed MI-6 agent sneaking through the ventilation system of the supervillain's volcano-island lair, or a small team of Navy Seals crawling into the enemy's camp under cover of darkness. Stealth and decisive action!

War on Screen: Remember that movie that has inspired your military MOCs the most? You know the one. Now's your chance to build your favorite scene! Is it the Red October? The M*A*S*H helicopter dusting off? Draw your inspiration from a movie or TV show and show us what you've got!

IMPORTANT! Dioramas will not be judged by the above category, but rather size/type: small interior or large outdoor. This little added challenge means that dios smaller than 48x48 studs should be built as an "interior" set (i.e. inside a building, tunnel, ship's lower decks, etc) and should have a ceiling. Large dios (greater than 48x48) should be the more "traditional" outdoors style diorama. This means your fictional SAS team infiltrating a Nazi headquarters will be judged against Joe Schmoe's scene of Sylvester Stallone shooting his way into Vietcong tunnels because they're both "interior" dios. Clear as mud?

Interior Dios will be judged by Magnus Lauglo and Mainman. Outdoor dios will be judged by Magnus and Aleksander Stein.

Friends vs. Fabuland (judged by D-town Cracka and Aleksander Stein):
A dark cloud has settled over Legoland, as war has erupted between two of it's proudest themes!
For over a year, Heartlake City and Fabuland have coexisted by maintaining a tenuous ceasefire. That all changed the day after the Communist Dictator of Fabuland passed away, leaving his only son to take his place. Eager to prove he is nobody's fool, and clearly trying to compensate for a plethora of shortcomings, Fabuland's new leader, Patrick Pig has declared war on the Friends of Heartlake City!
As a result of this provocation, President Olivia and Secretary of Defense, Mia have called their Friends to arms. Inside sources tell us that they haven't seen the Friends this fired up since the SPARK Movement questioned little girls' love of puppies and the color pink!

You are an International Arms Manufacturer and you must choose a side! Your Task: Develop a weapons system that can be integrated into either side's Army, Navy or Air Force.

Friends vs. Fabuland Guidelines:
1) The color palette must reflect the theme you are building in. For Fabuland, you must integrate Primary Colors. For Friends, you must integrate pastels.
2) The vehicle you are building must fit into one of the three branches of the military. No Spaceships/Starfighters!
3) The inclusion of a Friends or Fabuland figure(s) is highly encouraged!

Now go forth and build! Dismissed!
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_.Astro._ Posted 5 years ago. Edited by _.Astro._ (member) 5 years ago
Awesome! I'll definitely enter at least one category.

I -not being a big military- nut- googled 'Combat support vehicle. It turns out there is a difference between 'combat support' and 'combat service support'. I believe the latter is what you were aiming for, right?
Slick_Bricks 5 years ago
Oohhohoho... So many to choose from... This is going to be awesome and difficult. I must say I am very pleased and excited! Worth the wait! Cry havoc and let slip the hogs off war!!!
Veeborg Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Veeborg (member) 5 years ago
I see couple of categories I could enter and as it happens I started to build my war machine even before I saw this contest. But my newest model is not a minifig scale. Can it therefore enter any of these categories or is it all just reserved for minifig scaled models?
M&MSteamCo. 5 years ago
Hello,
I was wondering if I could build a diorama that includes a commissioned lego model that is not my own design. Thanks

-Myles
[Stijn Oom] 5 years ago
Sweet!
I'm definitely going to start working on some stuff! :D
_.Astro._ 5 years ago
Hmm... It's proving quite difficult to do research on vehicles and find reference photos. Does anyone know of any good sites? The category I have in mind is 'Behind the scenes warfighters'.
Hammerstein NWC PRO 5 years ago
I want in on this! time to build a vehicle maybe even a dio if I have time! great competition chaps!
Lego Pilot 5 years ago
I'm starting right away! One question though: for "No runway,no problem" category, the plane/helicopter should be a new design by yourself, right? Cause I'm building one that already exists, and I need to know if I should put it on the background for a while and start on a new one.
Bruno VW 5 years ago
_Astronomo_:

www.armyrecognition.com is a very trustable and large site. They have vehicles from almost every country that has a military.
_.Astro._ 5 years ago
Bruno VW:

Thank you! :)
-=Steebles=- 5 years ago
I'm not really a military builder - but I'll be giving a few of these categories a shot!
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D-Town Cracka PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by D-Town Cracka (admin) 5 years ago
Hey everyone! We're excited to have you! Questions about any given category will generally be answered by one or both of the judges for said category.

As far as these questions: "What constitutes a Support Vehicle?" and "Where can I find images/info about Support Vehicles?"
Some acceptable varieties (to name a few) include Recovery, Engineering, Refueling, Medical, Radar Guidance, Cargo and Command.
To answer the question of how or where to find images or info, simply add the words "Military" or "Armored" in front of and "Vehicle" after one of the above selections,and Google it!!
Remember, the Support Vehicle can be made in any scale you choose!
An example of an Armored Engineering Vehicle is the Kodiak AEV 3 that I made a couple years ago.
[Stijn Oom] 5 years ago
D-Town Cracka:

Thanks for the support Andy!

I'm going to work on an AVLB, or RBES :)

Expect something big! :D
TTROOPER 5 years ago
I might give it a try
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
No problem! :)
So no U-clips as building pieces, right?
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D-Town Cracka PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by D-Town Cracka (admin) 5 years ago
I would say U-Clips, Mono-Pods and Bi-Pods are all acceptable to use in the construction of your MOCs. I've been known to use all three here and there! BrickArms is a sponsor after all! I can understand the confusion, as the rules do state they shouldn't be vital construction elements. I'll let the other judges weigh in on it too.
_.Astro._ 5 years ago
D-Town Cracka:

Thanks for the help! I've found quite a few vehicles now.
Bruno VW 5 years ago
Would command vehicles be considered as a behind the scenes vehicle?
Veeborg 5 years ago
I didn't get my answer but I suppose I can build large scale vehicles. Anyway, I am on it this weekend for sure! The vehicle and a little bit of surroundings
Veeborg Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Veeborg (member) 5 years ago
D-Town Cracka:
Damn, to reveal my model since I have an issue with rules, can I continue to build a WW2 truck Opel Blitz with AA gun called flak 38 in technic fig scale and put that under "Behind the Scenes Warfighters" or can I do it under "Wheeled Warriors"?

Thanx
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
Yes. As they are not generally spearheading an assault.
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D-Town Cracka PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by D-Town Cracka (admin) 5 years ago
Sadly, that would not be eligible for the "Behind the Scenes" category.
An easy self check for all builders to ask themselves:
Is the primary role of this vehicle to launch or fire a projectile? (i.e. Missile, Rocket, Shell or Bullet)
If the answer is Yes., then it is not eligible for the "Behind the Scenes" category.
The judges of the "Wheeled Warriors" category will have to let you know if it's eligible there!
Andrew Somers 5 years ago
This'll be fun!

:D
BATISBRICKS PRO 5 years ago
as per reseller of Minifigcat, Batisbricks can provide gift for this competition. Just let me know if you guys want it.
✠Andreas 5 years ago
Really fantastic categories this time!
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Magnus-L 5 years ago
People, please try to find inspiration here for a new build, and don't try to find ways to bend the rules to accomodate WIPs you already have started on.

As a judge, I have always been of the mind that I'm not going to spend a lot of time disqualifying entries from the competition per se. But adherence to the guidelines certain plays a major role in which entries I am going to choose as winners.
[Carter] 5 years ago
Can I enter a WIP that I've had sitting around 90% finished since the 2010 contest?

(kidding - it doesn't fit any of the categories :P)
-Mainman- PRO 5 years ago
Lego pilot: No Runway, No Problem is intended to be self-designed, yes. An existing helicopter won't quite qualify.

Veeborg: As much as I want to see that Opel Blitz truck, I don't think it quite fits the Wheeled Warriors category either, which is intended to be a vehicle of your own design, and to be armored.

On the topic of scale, we left most of the descriptions rather open ended in that regard. If the description doesn't dictate minifig/friends fig, etc, then feel free to surprise us. You control the action!
Gabry$ Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Gabry$ (member) 5 years ago
Can edited old models take part in the contest?
In example, would it be possible to re-build some old tank into a recovery vechicle and enter with it into "Behind the scenes" category?
BMW_Indy PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by BMW_Indy (member) 5 years ago
Complements to the judges on choosing categories flexible enough to incorporate a wide range of campaigns / time periods.

- BMW
BMW_Indy PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by BMW_Indy (member) 5 years ago
D-Town Cracka:

I guess the question is what constitutes vital. Uclip fenders have become standard now but the uclip is vital to the construction. Ditto for monopods as both have wide application for doors, etc.

Also, the ceiling requirement for small dios effectively makes these shadowboxes which can be dark without internal lighting. Will you permit custom lighting, only Lego lighting, or the ability to remove ceilings for photography?

- BMW
for the War on Screen category, is it just drawing, or is it building? i assume it is building because the name of the group is in fact Annual Military Build Competition.
Patrick_Taylor 5 years ago
As for the catogory of 'Behind the Scenes Warfighters', would a combat engineering vehicle work?
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D-Town Cracka PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by D-Town Cracka (admin) 5 years ago
If you want to dip the end of a 1x16 plate, technic axle or any other pointy Lego into a bottle of ink and draw with it, be my guest! I would highly recommend building something with Lego instead. ;)
Yes, sir!
Lego Pilot 5 years ago
Mainman : Thanks for clearing that up! I'll start thinking of a new design right away!
Dornbi PRO 5 years ago
Thanks for organizing the awesome competition again, it must be a ton of work.

Question: Let's say I would like to build a non-fictional aircraft. Looks like "They dreamed it - you build it!" and "No Runway, No problem" is out of the question as both are reserved for fictional ones. But would a KC-135 qualify as "Behind the Scenes Warfighters"? Or are the dioramas the only appropriate ones?
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
Excellent question! I was actually thinking that we never specified if it had to be Land, Air or Sea based! However, I will defer to Justin, as he is the lead Judge for that category. Justin?
D-Town Cracka:

hahaha, i thought so :P i might just do that too, though. will i get bonus points or a prize? *crosses fingers*
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
Yeah, Sure! I got a prize for ya!! XD
Brick_head 5 years ago
Question:
When the rules state that a large dio is 48x48, do both sides have to be 48 or larger, or can the dio have the same area as a 48x48 dio, i.e. 2304 studs?
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-Evan M- 5 years ago
Great! Really hope to be able to participate this year.
CleverNiftyDude 5 years ago
The Friends vs.Fabuland category,..Nice touch, very cool, and good selection of categories overall. Cheers
JSChk 5 years ago
Looking forward to the Friends vs Fabuland entries
4estFeller 5 years ago
Can you enter a MOC that was in the middle of the WIP stage when the contest was announced? The ROEs say it should "never be posted online before", but if it was posted online only as a WIP, would that really count?
-Mainman- PRO 5 years ago
BMW_Indy: For ideas and inspiration on interior dioramas, I highly recommend checking out some of MRYoder's builds. "Interior" for our purposes doesn't necessarily mean a completely enclosed box - pictures might be taken down a corridor or from the side with the "fourth wall" removed for photographing. You are right about lighting being tricky, but that's really part of the challenge - you may be able to achieve some neat lighting effects. Non-Lego lighting is absolutely fine (after all, we ordinarily photograph MOCs using non-Lego elements for lighting).

Gabry$: Since the idea here is to inspire new MOCs, a mere edit of an old one wouldn't really fit. If that helps get your creative juices flowing, though, it may be a good practice run...

Dornbi: Heh, a builder after my own heart! You're quite right that the description does not preclude aircraft, so I'd say you're in the clear.

Brick_head: The large dio is 48x48 or larger; you can go as big as you want. If you're so inclined, you can do odd shapes with the base, so that the overall area of the large dio is greater than that 2304 studs.
-Mainman- PRO 5 years ago
4estFeller 2.0: Chances are we won't be delving too hard into your history to verify while judging your entry. Try the keep to the spirit of the contest.
...P.S. if the WIP in question happens to be a fictional carrier, it may be a hard sell to classify it as a support vehicle. Not sure if that was your implication, but I'm just sayin'...
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
So Justin, what's your official stance on BA usage? Are U-Clips, Monos and Bipods OK to use as enhanced building elements?
4estFeller 5 years ago
@Mainman: Well... I was actually thinking about entering it into the Fantasy Vehicle Model category, since it is based on a piece of carrier concept art. Would that be too much of a stretch? It's up to you guys, I'll only enter if it is okay with the judges.
[Julie v] 5 years ago
"Behind the scenes warfighters" - does this include only non-fictional vehicles?
Brick_head 5 years ago
-Mainman-:

Excellent.
Thank you.
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
Lemelisk:

Yes. The model must be based on an existing Military Vehicle from any Era.
Gabry$ 5 years ago
-Mainman-:

Thanks. I thought I'd better ask, as action like this was allowed in the previous yera as far as I remember.
✠Andreas 5 years ago
Question about the VTOL category:
It is stated that it has to reflect modern day technology and modern day functionality. Does this refer to technology that is possible today, but not common, but which would most likely be more common in the future, or does it refer to technology which may be possible in the future, but is only possible now a days to a limited degree?
Example:
Stealth aircraft is already possible today and may be more common in the future.
We have tilt rotor VTOLs, but no tilt engine VTOLs, yet those may come.

And apart from the functionality aspect, is a dominantly futuristic design in the sense of the category or is one which strongly reflects modern now a days designs preferable? The description is a little open here which may be intended, but I prefer to make sure it is one way or the other or possibly indeed open?
Last thing would be, does a VTOL-Jet hybrid such as the F35b qualify as VTOL, or is the category specific for non-jet aircraft?
Jannac Fenwal 5 years ago
Does the "They dreamed it - You build it" category apply to concept art?
Like the more realistic stuff on conceptvehicles.blogspot.com
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Aleksander Stein PRO 5 years ago
✠Andreas:

Our scope in the VTOL category includes modern era propulsion technologies for vertical lift, and this certainly includes the vectoring nozzle/liftfan combo found in the F35B (and Yak-141). Whether the technology is widely employed or in its testing/prototype stage doesn't matter to me.

Given that this category is for models you design yourselves, I'm fine with builders coming up with new concepts based on existing/emerging propulsion technology. Key thing here though is to make your models/concepts as convincing as possible, and it should be clear what kind of propulsion system any given model uses.
Patrick_Taylor Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Patrick_Taylor (member) 5 years ago
As for the catorgory of Wheeled Warriors, would some sort of a transport compony securty vehicle work, such as a gun truck? Or would you guys like to see more of a 'cleaner' type of vehicle?
athogg 5 years ago
Brickmania is having its World War Brick at the ends of June, can you create a new build and have it shown there and here?
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
That's fine. Just make sure you enter and post it HERE first!
TLPershing Posted 5 years ago. Edited by TLPershing (member) 5 years ago
Is the "Wheeled Warriors" category open to any time period, or only to strictly "new" vehicles? For example, would alternate-reality builds of ancient Persian chariots or top-secret Nazi armored cars be allowed? I just want to double-check before I start planning. . .
Rebla 5 years ago
As for the War on Screen category, can you do a forced perspective scene or does it really need to a diorama?
-Mainman- PRO 5 years ago
D-Town Cracka, Lord_Derrin: I know folks like using U-clips in their tank skirts and such, but for the purposes of the contest the vehicles should be constructed from just Lego parts. Brickarms can be mounted as weapons (like a machine gun in a humvee's turret, etc), but shouldn't be holding parts of the MOC together.

4estFeller 2.0: Ah, I see. Didn't realize it was based on someone else's design. Unfortunately the Fantasy Vehicle category is for minifig-scale builds.

Patrick_Taylor: I'm not sure what you mean by gun truck. One of our alternate titles for the Wheeled Warriors category was "Heavier than a Humvee," so if it's a large armored vehicle on wheels it should count. I suppose if you want it to be owned by a private company rather than a government, that's fine.

TLPershing: I'd steer clear of the chariots - this group is designed for relatively modern technology. Think the invention of the internal combustion engine forward. If you want to add some historical stylization to it, though, go for it.

Rebla: I think a forced perspective MOC can be counted as a diorama, though the overall footprint will still need to match to the small (indoor) or large (outdoor) category.
I have question about dioramas category.

If we do 32x3,can it be outdoor scene (war torn city) and are scenes allowed?
Skooby C 5 years ago
For the Behind the Scenes Warfighters category, could I build something like a Bv206?
[Stijn Oom] 5 years ago
I have almost finished my first vehicle today, and I'm making a diorama as presentation.

You can present your vehicle in a diorama but not enter it in the diorama entry thread, right?
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
I'd say the Bv 206 is acceptable, as it's primary role is Transport not Enemy Engagement.
Gabry$ 5 years ago
Can screen of war be the computer screen from in example CoD game?
[DustyBricks] Posted 5 years ago. Edited by [DustyBricks] (member) 5 years ago
For the behind the scenes warfighters category, does the vehicle have to be a land vehicle?

Also, does the infiltration team in the 'infiltration' category have to be an actually team/individual, or can the infiltration be done by an aircraft or vehicle rescuing individuals from behind enemy lines?
-Mainman- PRO 5 years ago
-Aldin.: Sorry, any dioramas smaller than 48x48 should be interior scenes.

[Stijn Oom]: Sure, if you like. Just make sure we're able to see the vehicle clearly so we can make a good decision about it.

Gabry$: Negative, just movies and TV shows for the diorama. You can, however, build a vehicle from a computer game and enter it in the "They Dreamed it, You Build it" category.

[DustyBricks]: Like Dornbi discovered, there's nothing in the "Behind the Scenes" description precluding sea or air vehicles.

You can interpret "infiltration" how you like in that regard. I just happened to use people on foot as an example for the description.
[Stijn Oom] 5 years ago
-Mainman-:

yes, I will add extra pictures and possibly a video of the vehicle too! :)
Dornbi PRO 5 years ago
-Mainman-:

Great, thanks! That's not to say that I am going to build a KC-135, but at least now I can start thinking :)
Mark of Falworth PRO 5 years ago
Hi, I would love to build something for this contest. My question is would a castle themed (or another war/military related genre) creation
be acceptable in the "Dioramas" category?
Or is this exclusively for guns and tanks and such?
Commander Turtles 5 years ago
I'm in. So new builds only, just to make sure?
rossart12 5 years ago
"Is this your idea of fun, Mav?" I'm in 150%.
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Magnus-L 5 years ago
Mark of Falworth, this is a modern military competition, so Castle era builds wouldn't work. That said, you could feasibly incorporate castles into a dio, because castles still exist today, and are known to have featured in modern era combat. So you could build an interior dio that represents modern usage of an old fortification.

In that case though, please make sure you aren't just building a Castle MOC and replacing archers and knights with modern figs. You'd want to add other elements of modern stuff. For example, you could show us how a modern day or WWII era soldiers might modify an old castle to turn it into a modern bunker or missile silo or something like that.

Keep in mind with the dios that anything up to a 48 by 48 stud footprint needs to be an interior dio and anything larger than that is an outdoor dio.
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Magnus-L 5 years ago
BTW if you have a question and a judge misses it, you can always FM us directly to make sure you get your answer.
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Magnus-L 5 years ago
I'm OK with concept art being used as "They Dreamed it" category. Make sure for this that you do your best to model it as accurately as possible to the original, as opposed to using it as inspiration for building something broadly similar.
kek ♤ 5 years ago
If I can find a perfect category match for it (I was thinking, either war on screen, or the dioramas) an apocalego MOC be entered ?
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
Yes, Only New MOCs may be entered into the competition.
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Magnus-L 5 years ago
^^ I would say instead of trying to "fit in" an Apocalego MOC, think rather of how you can use experience/inspiration from the Apocalego theme to build something that is specifically military in feel and spirit.

The Military and Apocalego themes have much in common but we will be rewarding builds that seem like they are geared towards the Military theme from the getgo rather than as an afterthought. The two dio categories this year could both be used as a springboard for some really interesting landscaping/structures, and replications of destroyed buildings.
_nadnerBeroD_ 5 years ago
... No ships? Darnit. Guess I'll have to try something new.
*ThǝPя☢* 5 years ago
I think i'm in!
Mark of Falworth PRO 5 years ago
magnus_lauglo:

Cool. That's totally understandable.

Thanks for the reply, :)
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Magnus-L 5 years ago
^^^ well you do actually have some options.

You could do an interior dio from the inside of a ship.

Or for a smaller vessel, you could go with a G.I.Joe or Cobra seacraft or something like that.

Or build a ship for the FvF category.
[Stijn Oom] 5 years ago
magnus_lauglo:

I'm really exited about the contest! If all goes well i can upload my first build tommorow !:D
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Magnus-L 5 years ago
Well keep in mind there is no rush. We are happy to be inspiring new building, but anyone who is hoping to build competitively has plenty of time to get all the details just right.
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D-Town Cracka PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by D-Town Cracka (admin) 5 years ago
Agreed.

An entry thread has been opened. Remember everybody, (1) Photo of your entry, MOC Title and Category entered are the ONLY items to post there!
Descriptions, Comments and Questions about your entry need to be contained to YOUR Photostream.
Thanks for your cooperation!

Magnus or Justin will open up the group pool, and set the posting limit.
Lego Junkie. 5 years ago
Got my recovery vehicle all picked out!
Can't wait to start building!
Citadel of Toffee 5 years ago
For dioramas,are sci fi things like futuristic dropships allowed?
Eínon PRO 5 years ago
Count me in! I have some ideas. Wish me luck!
: VolumeX : 5 years ago
Okay. GL. :D
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Magnus-L 5 years ago
I'd say dropships are OK, but probably avoid mecha like walkers and starfighter style stuff.
Citadel of Toffee 5 years ago
magnus_lauglo:

Okay. Great! Are remote controlled drones allowed too? Sorry for the questions, I'm a little confused.
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
Throughout the competition, you may see MOCs posted from the Judges. They are not eligible for prizes and they are not competing with any of you.
They are meant purely to inspire and motivate.
Besides, it's way too hard to lay down our bricks and let you guys have all the fun!! ;)
-Mainman- PRO 5 years ago
[Arctic Wolfpack]:

A simple litmus test might help you out:
a) Does your idea fit within the rules of the contest/category (i.e. it's not prohibited in the writeup, meets the few requirements we've set, etc.)?
b) Does your idea keep with the spirit of the contest (i.e. within the timeframe of 1800's to near-future, new builds, etc.)?

If the answer to both questions is yes, you're probably in the clear.

We're not going to actively try to disqualify entries. Part of the reason we leave things relatively open-ended is so contestants can flex their creative muscles in ways we may not have even considered.
_nadnerBeroD_ 5 years ago
So is Friends vs. Fabuland basically just gray vs. colorful?
[Stijn Oom] 5 years ago
_nadnerBeroD_:

I assume that with Pastels they mean pink/lime green and such :)
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D-Town Cracka PRO 5 years ago
Absolutely right.
Google Friends sets and you can get an idea of different color-combos you can work with! A gray or black vehicle with a Friend poking her head out of the top, will not do!
_nadnerBeroD_ 5 years ago
D-Town Cracka:

OK thanks. Guess I misunderstood that.
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Magnus-L 5 years ago
Remote controlled drones - which category are you thinking of specifically?
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