Wamalug: Standard: Adventurer’s Labyrinth
Jaron Janson set the initial Requirements and Standards in a Flickr Group discussion post in 2012 with updates following as BrickFair approached. John Rudy followed up after BrickFair with There’s a NEW standard in town… based on a pilot by Gary Brooks. The name of the collaboration later changed from Pharaoh’s to Adventurer’s, as explained by Ben Paczak, “in case we veer away from any Egypt iconography.” A consolidated restatement:
- Theme: 1930’s adventurers in the Nile Region.
- Colors: Tan should be primary, with possible accents of dark orange, dark tan, sand green, dark medium flesh (Prince of Persia), light bluish gray and/or dark bluish gray, no primary colors except where it would make sense for ancient Egyptian culture.
- Modules: 32x32, 16x32, or 8x16 joiner modules. In all cases the bottom must be a standard thin baseplate vice full plate so that height matches).
- Walls: Modules are meant to be viewed from the front POV, therefore front walls should be low or not there at all so kids can see in at Brickfair. Not all modules must have walls. 32x32 with walls is known as an anchor module, allowing open modules to adjoin. A half-anchor module would have walls on the back half and be open on the front half of each side. Walls should be 10 standard bricks in height (except in the front side which is open to your imagination) including a final tile layer on top.
- Floor: Must consist of a standard (thin) baseplate, with 1 layer standard brick on top, capped with 1 layer of standard tile. Pits are the exception, but there must always be a way to include the standard Technic bricks (joiners & pins) to allow for connection to the other modules.
- Doorways: The centerpoint of all doorways must be between the 8th and 9th stud in from an edge. This allows for matching up with other modules regardless of door width. The door sill must be at the standard floor height, but if stairs are needed they can proceed from just past the doorway inward. Doors should open inward if possible.
- Technic bricks: need 1x4 with holes or longer and they need to be 4 studs in from every edge but the front, which should be solid brick.
- 100% Lego is mandatory. Brick Arms type of equipment is allowed but not encouraged… :)1
- Tile are encouraged, following the theme colors above.
- [A suggestive image of how the first setup might go:]
- When registering a MOC in your BrickFair account be sure to select our collaborative build! This will help us get the necessary table space and be eligible for any awards that may or may not be given out.
- [An image showing the baseplate, 29 plate-equivalents, and final tile layer of the revision to the standard:]
1Jaron reserves the right to ignore the bit about BrickArms :)
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