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The Hanging Tower

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Sometimes its not what goes over a bridge that is troublesome - its what comes from under it. In the more remote reaches of Mitgardia bridge trolls can be more than just a nuisance - they can block entire trade routes or even collapse the bridge itself. This led to the construction of the Hanging Towers along the underside of strategic bridges. Manned by just a few men, these towers are quite effective in preventing the nesting of bridge trolls if only due to the angle of their watch.

It was my hope to convey a small section of a larger bridge, while I feel I failed somewhat in that respect (the MOC seems fairly self contained) - I'm still happy with the overall look.

For Mitgardia!

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Hah, what a neat idea, does that slider on the right raise the troll up the wall? (if it is a slider and not a really long window lol)

It's a solid display as is, but if it ever bothers you enough I think simply extending the bridge a little more would get the point across better that it's a bridge not a stone treehouse.

Edited by DrNightmare

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A great idea and well done to bring it to bricks! :classic:

does the hanging tower have any trans clear pillars that I canĀ“t see or is it really hanging?! *oh2*

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I love the hanging piece - does that part weigh a lot? Structurally, I'm curious how much stress is on that main joint location! Very cool creation!

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Wonderful creation! This may be the most original idea I've seen in the contest so far! :wub: The design itself is really great, and the architectural detailing on the top parts of the tower has a very good fantasy feeling to it. :thumbup: :thumbup:

I too am curious what kind of counterweight you used to keep this beauty from falling over.

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Neat idea, well made, good details, very nice. It is indeed original and has some very unique features.

I agree with your concern that it is may be a little too self contained as I am not sure without the back story I would have known this was a section of mountain bridge. I may have understood that better had at least one side been mountain or something. I think this is more an issue with the 32 x 32 restriction than with your building skills though. I also think it is too narrow to be a major trade bridge. I suppose in the mountains everyone is on foot so it might not need to be large enough for a cart or something, but I would hate to squeeze through this bridge with a large pack or a pack animal of some sort... especially with all the trolls and dwarves about!

I do love the shapes and details though, it is just so unique. I think you are right that the look is so eye-catching the other stuff is far less important. Great MOC overall and sure to be a challenge contender!

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Thanks everyone!

The tower is actually hanging - no trans-clear or other trickery. I built this piece into the tower on the right http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=73090b and made it as solid as possible. The hanging tower is as hollow as possible, with only a single technic axle inside the round section. The actual bridge between the two sections is full of long overlapping plates. Even still the right side of the baseplate rises about a millimeter off the table from the weight of the tower.

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Very original and impressive! This instantly jumps out, thanks to the interesting design, something I have often thought about trying myself. There must be a lot of stress on the tower that's holding it up? Great work

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Love the idea of a hanging tower, it looks so striking and original. :thumbup: Although i feel for the poor troll though, all he wanted to do was practise his bouldering skills! :laugh: Great work, i really want to see a complete bridge version now!

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This is a great idea. I really like the circular barrel, and the spiked pendulum at the bottom. Great concept though, way to think outside the bridge!

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This is a really impressive build, it's not only a really neat original idea, but it has nice techniques too. Great spikes. Well done!

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That's a fantastic tower, great idea too. The RR Rock monster looks good against the grey stone tower, all I want though is some foliage, just a little bit here and there. I like the round bit on the tower, will have to give that a go :thumbup:

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nice, I love it ;)

King Kong wannaby is super ;)

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That is a unconventional concept.

Great Work! I don't know this Tower before.

Thanky to Legonardo Davidy for this Idex thread

Edited by Hersbrucker

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Same with me, I had not seen this until today in the index. I love this tower, it is really original!

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