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DopedCow

Tribute to Childhood memory

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Hi guys,

After a long time building out-of-the-box sets I finally decided to give it a go on my own. The original Guarded Inn (6067/10000) was my all-time favorite as a child and I was equally in favor of the Falcons. So combining the two I ended up with this blue remake - the red felt wrong for the Falcons.

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Very nice - I love the bird, and I really like your stonework on the floor. The blue works really well in the building, and the highlights of gold are nice too. :thumbup:

Some more pictures from different angles would be helpful. :classic:

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Hello, welcome on Eurobricks.

I have the original also and I find this a very nice recreation of this set with pieces and building technics of this time.

Well done!

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Very nice, the blue works surprisingly well and the inspiration is immediately evident.

Does the front hinge? If it does, like the original did, then extra points!

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I agree, that blue looks better than the original red. Great work! I've always been a sucker for blue/white color schemes. :grin_wub:

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Yep that looks like the Guarded Inn, that was my reaction before reading your description. Great job on paying homage to an awesome classic set.

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Nice work, the Guarded Inn is one of all my all time favorite castle sets. I like the way you've created your own interpretation of the set rather than simply swap the pieces around. I particularly like the stone paving and the improved entrance. The brick built castle wall is also an improvement over the original.

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Hi guys,

Thanks a lot for your comments. They encouraged me to go back and revisit the original since I felt there were a few things missing.

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So now it hinges default_classic.gif (se the new pictures @Flickr) and the pond is detachable from the building (the stork will return in another interpretation of the Inn).

I like the blue/white combo as well (obviously default_satisfied.gif) but I would love to see it done in dark green or black/dark grey. My only problem is deciding for which faction the dark green version should be aimed; the original forestmen supplemented with the one from the collectible minifigures, the new dragon knights or perhaps a band of the leprechauns.

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Very nice, looks very much like an old classic castle set

Hi guys,

Thanks a lot for your comments. They encouraged me to go back and revisit the original since I felt there were a few things missing.

6915689620_c87059f49e_c.jpg

So now it hinges default_classic.gif (se the new pictures @Flickr) and the pond is detachable from the building (the stork will return in another interpretation of the Inn).

I like the blue/white combo as well (obviously default_satisfied.gif) but I would love to see it done in dark green or black/dark grey. My only problem is deciding for which faction the dark green version should be aimed; the original forestmen supplemented with the one from the collectible minifigures, the new dragon knights or perhaps a band of the leprechauns.

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Ah, fantastic! I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the Black Falcons, and this is instantly recognisable as an update of the original set. Very nicely done indeed. I prefer the overhang in the eaves you introduced in the newer version... and is that a Leprechaun's pot that you've put the plant in?

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I've just seen the hinged version and that really did bring a smile to my face, an excellent rendition of a complete classic.

If the next castle line (after LOTR) re-introduces the concept of a modular castle wall then this should definitely be up for inclusion within. A couple of tweaks here and there to make it buildable from instructions and to have a sensible price point and it would be a high seller amongst the AFOL's and do well amongst the wider castle buying public.

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Looks very good, the blue white combo is nice. This is how it should be done :sweet:

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Ah, fantastic! I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the Black Falcons, and this is instantly recognisable as an update of the original set. Very nicely done indeed. I prefer the overhang in the eaves you introduced in the newer version... and is that a Leprechaun's pot that you've put the plant in?

Yes that in the Leprechaun's pot. It is my main reason for collecting the Leprechaun. default_satisfied.gif

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