[Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by vynsane » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:40 am

^ We've been discussing the possibility of implementing something like that, but it won't happen for this contest.
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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by Cara » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:16 am

Is the maximum size for the base or does it include overhang?

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by vynsane » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:30 pm

Maximum dimensions include overhang - notice how the construction of each booth is set back one stud from the edge of the 6x12 base on all three walled sides the official set (the back of each is open). If building the two small booths, yours should follow suit with that design. The single large booth can either have three walls or four walls with a small opening, and the footprint should be set back one stud from the perimeter of the base as well.
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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by Umbra-Manis » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:31 pm

I'll have to set up a flickr for this. I need to do that anyway.

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by StClair » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:43 pm

agrahmann wrote:Any chance we could implement a more private polling system for voting on contests here at toysnbricks? I'd love to see who voted for what at the end, but watching the votes tally up live is nerve-wracking. :)

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agreed. Its crazy waiting for voting to end... resisting the urge to check to see if anyone else has voted... recounting votes

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by agrahmann » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:44 pm

Great to hear that the moderators have this on their radar. You people rule!

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by davedude » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:28 am

might have some time for this one!!!
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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by Eek » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:20 am

Would a large booth need to be set back one stud from the perimeter of the base on all four sides, or just three sides like the small booths?

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by vynsane » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:10 pm

The one-stud set-back is merely to allow for a one-stud overhang for the roof or other adornments. If there is no overhang, there need not be a set-back. That said, the set-back helps display the snow (assuming the base is white) in keeping with the official set design, so use your judgement.
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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by Brick & Blue » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:57 am

I'm having issues finding the current size plates in white. Could I use a slightly larger baseplate and just keep the booth to the same dimensions?

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by vynsane » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:49 am

I guess it depends on the size of the larger baseplate. If you're talking a 6x12 or 8x8 + 2x8 to make an 8x10 pad, okay, as long as the footprint of the booth(s) itself, including overhang, is maintained as outlined in the contest description.

If possible, though, I would recommend you use a different color 6x10 plate, or a combination of smaller plates (e.g. three 2x10 plates for small booths, six 2x10 plates for the large) in white to achieve the same exact footprint as the official set. Stack two layers of plates if necessary for structural integrity. If you use a different color large plate, I'd suggest simply covering the visible area in part or in total with white tiles, plates or slopes to achieve the snowy 'Winter Village' look.
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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by Brick & Blue » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:07 pm

So pretty much stick to the size? :lol:

I have two white thin 8x16 baseplates and for some reason I can only find plates that are 8 long in white. I'm sure I have some around somewhere. I'll just build the booths on the bigger plate then move them to something else when I take the pictures. I have insane amount of LEGOs, I'm sure there are some around somewhere.

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by vynsane » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:50 pm

Sounds like you need a better/any sorting solution ;-)

The 8x16 baseplate is close to the large booth base size - are you planning on building a large booth or two small booths? If large, I'd say go for it on one 8x16. But I feel like that's just too huge for the small booth. If you can somehow fit both small booths on one 8x16...
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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by Brick & Blue » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:24 pm

vynsane wrote:Sounds like you need a better/any sorting solution ;-)
I have half my LEGO sorted, the problem was within the last few years I have gotten a lot of LEGO and the boxes I sorted the LEGO into can't fit it all. So now it's just in several big plastic containers. I'm still brainstorming what I want to do, I have three ideas so far.

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by vynsane » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:51 am

Just a reminder, this contest ends in ~13.5 days! Get those entries in!
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[Entries] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by condor » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:12 pm

^^ Nice entry, but be careful of the overhang. You may want to remove the icicles.

Per the contest rules thread:
vynsane wrote:The booth structure should follow suit with those in the image - so, no overhang of the 6x10 or 12x10 footprint. The minifigures can be wherever, but there should be room inside the booth for the vendor(s).

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Re: [Entries] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by dho7622u » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:58 pm

Thanks for the heads, condor!

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Re: [Entries] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by vynsane » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:41 am

Yes, thanks for catching that, condor, and thank you for reworking it to conform dho7622u. Once the image is replaced I will delete this post and the two preceding it, so as to maintain only entry posts in this topic. Thanks again!
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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by Brick & Blue » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:40 am

I'm out of town and won't return until after the contest is over. So I took some picture, but have one question. Do we need two costumers? I made two small stands and only have one costumer in one of them as the other one is design in a way that they wouldn't quite fit.

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Re: [Contest] Winter Village Market Vendors Needed!

Post by Brick & Blue » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:45 am

I'll ask this here before posting pictures. Im out of town until at least the 15th, but I took pictures before leaving. One of my booths doesn't have a costumer because how I build it they wouldn't fit on the plate. So does it need to be exactly two costumers, or up to two?

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