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Round 5
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The final round is here! 50 people have been eliminated in the last 4 rounds, and only 4 remain. The final four are:

General X
Halhi141
Matt Bace
Dead Frog Inc.

This round is free-for-all, just like rounds 1 and 2. You will all be given 1 category to build from, and we will all judge you on the same criteria. The two contestants with the highest score get the prizes linked below.

Both prizes are donated by minifigureworld.com

First place will receive a BrickArms Modern Combat Pack V4 http://www.brickarms.com/Images2/Products/Modern_Combat_Pack_v4_Gallery_1.png

Second place will receive a BrickArms spy pack
http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server3000/99a43/products/111/images/335/img-wpp-ba-spy-01__31324.1308027881.250.250.jpg

Onto the rules-

Title MUST be- "Caleb's 4x4 Contest- Round 5: your title here"

Description- "My entry to Caleb's 4x4 contest"

Body- MUST have a working link to the homepage of this contest, and be sure to copy the category down, even though there is only one.

The build MUST be on a 4x4 plate, there cannot be ANY over hang WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FIGURES. Same as last round, guys, you know what this means.

YOU MUST HAVE two extra pictures: TAKE THE FIGURES OFF OF THE BUILD, and take one with solid brick walls on the sides, and one with solid brick walls on the front and back. This is to show that there is nothing overhanging, aside from figures.

FIGURES MUST BE ATTACHED WITHIN THE 4X4 CONFINES

There must be at least 3 pictures.

You CAN make multiple levels, however, the build CANNOT EXCEED 50 STACKED BRICKS TALL. This is new, as the limit was 32 in the past. You can thank Halhi141 for the additional 18 studs.

Once you post the MOC to this group, it will be OFFICIAL, you are ONLY allowed ONE ENTRY per round. You must post within the given time-frame, you your MOC WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Alright, and the moment you have been waiting for, the category! This time I will explain it more and give an example so that you guys are sure you understand it.

"Paradox"- Show a paradox that is either taking place, in the making, or already created. Or all of those. It's meant to be complicated. An example of a paradox is the classic, "go back in time to kill your grandfather".

Although simple sounding, I expect your entries to be at least somewhat complex (in concept, that is).

You have until the end of 2013 to to post your entry (December 31st). Note that this means before 12:01 AM Eastern time zone on January 1st to post your entry.
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| December 15, 2013, 7:06 am
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Sorry about the comment only being partially visible. This happens because of the link. If you are having trouble seeing everything just copy and past it somewhere, it's the fastest fix.
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| December 15, 2013, 7:07 am
Thats actually a really fantastic cathegory... Becourse I looove Time Travel. :D
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| December 15, 2013, 7:54 am
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Quoting Dead Frog inc.
Thats actually a really fantastic cathegory... Becourse I looove Time Travel. :D

Glad you like it :) Doctor Who fan, per chance?
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| December 15, 2013, 7:57 am
Quoting Caleb R.
Glad you like it :) Doctor Who fan, per chance?

Yes, although there aint many paradoxes in Dr. Who..

And...
THIS sentence is wrong! Don't even think about thinking about this sentence...
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| December 15, 2013, 8:08 am
I'm going to make a request here: for this round could we do away with the height restrictions?

I think allowing unlimited height (as long as the entry can stand on its own) will allow the MOCs to be more impressive and allow contestants to flesh out their ideas more to have more of the epic finale that you probably want. (plus making a high quality MOC on a 4x4 base that can stand on its own is already hard enough, height can add an additional challenge...)

I assume that most of the competitors will be doing story tower type MOCs for this category, and additional height (if not unlimited, at least less restricting) would allow for more impressive builds and interesting story.


I hope you consider this request!
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| December 15, 2013, 3:18 pm
I'll build according to whatever is decided for the rules for this round, but my preference would actually be to go the other way -- tighten up the limits to allow absolutely no overhang, including figures, and stick with the existing height limit. The limits make for a much better challenge.
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| December 15, 2013, 5:36 pm
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Interesting conflicting requests we have. I am not adding any more restrictions on overhang, there is already enough. As for height, I think 50 is a good limit.
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| December 15, 2013, 8:24 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I'm going to make a request here: for this round could we do away with the height restrictions?

I think allowing unlimited height (as long as the entry can stand on its own) will allow the MOCs to be more impressive and allow contestants to flesh out their ideas more to have more of the epic finale that you probably want. (plus making a high quality MOC on a 4x4 base that can stand on its own is already hard enough, height can add an additional challenge...)

I assume that most of the competitors will be doing story tower type MOCs for this category, and additional height (if not unlimited, at least less restricting) would allow for more impressive builds and interesting story.


I hope you consider this request!


Well, I think that would be great too...
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| December 16, 2013, 10:03 am
Quoting Caleb R.
Interesting conflicting requests we have. I am not adding any more restrictions on overhang, there is already enough. As for height, I think 50 is a good limit.

I think that is fine. For normal rounds 32 high is good, the extra for the last round makes it a little more "special", plus it may result in some even better (though hard to photograph) builds. I like the rule that minifigures can overhang but nothing else, it makes for some interesting "outside the box" minifigure placements.
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| December 16, 2013, 7:03 pm
Thanks Caleb! 50 bricks sounds good.
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| December 17, 2013, 12:20 am
Quoting Caleb R.
Interesting conflicting requests we have. I am not adding any more restrictions on overhang, there is already enough. As for height, I think 50 is a good limit.

Cool. That's 50 stacked bricks, not 50 studs, right? I just figured out a way to use pretty much all of the available height and I wanted to make sure.
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| December 17, 2013, 11:58 am
Well, I finally have my idea and am ready to start executing it. As we don't have family coming until later this week, tomorrow is declared a crazy build-a-thon. Good luck to the other competitors, and merry Christmocs! (May your stocking be filled with Lego!)
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| December 24, 2013, 11:15 pm
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
Well, I finally have my idea and am ready to start executing it. As we don't have family coming until later this week, tomorrow is declared a crazy build-a-thon. Good luck to the other competitors, and merry Christmocs! (May your stocking be filled with Lego!)

Hehe, I haven't started either. I've almost finished another contest entry (due on the same day) so I'll probably be able to build something for this over the next few days. I'll try to spend more than a day on my entry this time...
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| December 24, 2013, 11:36 pm
Quoting Caleb R.

Would it alright to have a narrator minifigure that's not connected to the actual 4x4? He would simply be explaining the different elements of the build related to the paradox.
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| December 25, 2013, 5:18 pm
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Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
Would it alright to have a narrator minifigure that's not connected to the actual 4x4? He would simply be explaining the different elements of the build related to the paradox.

You can explain it in the text, but why would you need a narrator? In summary, no. If you have a narrator, he must be in the 4x4 confines.
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| December 25, 2013, 11:13 pm
Quoting Caleb R.
Interesting conflicting requests we have. I am not adding any more restrictions on overhang, there is already enough. As for height, I think 50 is a good limit.

Could you perhaps push it up to 60? I'm not positive that I'll need the extra height, but my plan is for a 7 level story tower, and the first two levels are already about 15 bricks in height, which would make the final build at that rate just over 50 bricks tall...
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| December 28, 2013, 1:52 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Could you perhaps push it up to 60? I'm not positive that I'll need the extra height, but my plan is for a 7 level story tower, and the first two levels are already about 15 bricks in height, which would make the final build at that rate just over 50 bricks tall...

I'm sorry, but no. I'm sure you can trim down those extra 3 bricks somehow.
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| December 29, 2013, 4:17 am
My entry is complete. That was a pain to photograph...
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| December 30, 2013, 8:21 pm
My entry is finished, uploaded and entered! Judges, duty calls! Good luck to all the competitors!
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| December 31, 2013, 8:29 pm
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Everyone managed to post an entry! Great work everyone! We'll get to judging ASAP!
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| January 1, 2014, 2:17 am
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