Sir E Fullner

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  1. Here's my entry, inspired by the Robert Frost poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", written 1922.
  2. Have you got any Ilchester? -No All right, well how about Red Leicester? -Normally, sir, yes, but the van broke down. Wensleydale? -Yes Splendid, I'll have some of that then, please. -Oh! I thought you were referring to me, Mr. Wensleydale.
  3. I'm not implying that the themes take place in the 1600's, but rather using the century as an example of the religious wars of the period. I posted the LEGO City article a very long time ago. Be darned if I can find it now. In my mind, the 2013 Castle roughly parallels the Hundred Years' War. The Royal Knights are the defending French while the Dragon Knights are the invading English. Might be a bit subjective.
  4. A few years ago, I made a post in the Town forum about where LEGO City is located. Now, I would like to do something similar with the Castle themes. More accurately, show where in History and Literature the Castle Themes take place. Let us begin with the earliest theme: Castle (1978-1983) Possibly the most general theme in the whole Castle series, there are knights, soldiers and nobility. Judging by the clothing worn by the soldiers (all blue with castle-emblemed apron and helmet), it's safe enough to assume 1978 Castle takes place during the late Middle Ages, possibly near the end of the Hundred Years' War. The next themes in the Castle canon all share one thing in common: factions. So, they shall be grouped together. Faction Series (1984-1993, 2010-2014) -Black Falcons (1984-1992) -Lion Knights/Crusaders (1984-1992) -Forestmen (1987-1992) -Black Knights (1988-1994) -Wolfpack Renegades (1992-1993) -Kingdoms (2010-2012) -Castle 2013 (2013-2014) In the Middle Ages, Europe was rife with numbers of independent kingdoms, principalities and fiefdoms, each with their own dialect, currency, measurements, and ruling system. The Holy Roman Empire (modern-day Western-Central Europe) consisted of at least 100 such domains. Naturally, there would be some occasional warring between these domains over land rights, religion (especially in the 1600's), and annexations. Each domain was noted by its coat of arms, carried by soldiers into battle. As for examples of each faction, here are some parallels I've found in historical contexts: Black Falcons: Teutonic Knights Lion Knights/Crusaders: Holy Roman Empire, Knight's Templar Black Knights: Slavic kingdoms Lion Knights (Kingdoms): Kingdom of Léon/Castile Dragon Knights (Kingdoms): Kingdom of Aragon Royal Knights (Castle 2013): Kingdom of France Dragon Knights (Castle 2013): Kingdom of England The Forestmen faction is obviously a play off the legends of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, along with various Germanic folk heroes. The Wolfpack Renegades are more simply rogues that made these warring factions a necessary evil, a bunch of marauding villains pillaging and burning, forcing peasants to swear loyalty to one of the above warring factions. Our next section is a different category of factions that didn't truly belong with the above: Knights Series (2000-2006, 2015- ) -Knights Kingdom (2000) -Knights Kingdom II (2004-2006) -Nexo Knights (2015- ) The basis of these series isn't historical, but rather in literature. During the mid to late Middle Ages, a popular form of literature was the Arthurian Romance, involving knights, with fealty sworn to a King and a code of honor, fighting against all manner of adversaries to prove themselves. The most popular adaptation of the Arthurian Romance is Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur, but other versions exist, including Thomas of Britain's Tristan and Iseult, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, and Ulrich von Zatzikhoven's Lanzelet. The two Knights Kingdom series put this in context for a LEGO world, while Nexo Knights makes it into King Arthur with computer chips. And now for the final category: Fantasty (1993-2000, 2007-2009) Dragon Masters (1993-1995) Royal Knights (1995-1996) Fright Knights (1997-1998) Castle 2007 (2007-2009) Never in history were there live skeletons, wizards, trolls, dwarves, dragons, and ghosts mucking about with knights. However, all of the aforementioned did have a place in the stories of the medieval public. Trolls and dwarves were a large part of Germanic and Scandinavian folklore. Ghosts were also prevalent, like the banshee from Ireland or Hamlet's father from William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Dragons go with medieval folklore without even debating it (St. George and the Dragon, Siegfied). Likewise with wizards. Skeletons, though, are most likely a parallel to the danse macabre associated with the large number of deaths during the Black Death that swept Europe by storm. Of course, these skeletons did not have large battleships or towers. That's all I've got at the moment. Have any other ideas? Then feel free to post them below. Always entertaining, always inspiring, always:
  5. What I'd like to see is a CMF British Nanny (akin to Mary Poppins), with a hat molded onto the hairpiece.
  6. Well, even if I didn't even get into the Top 10 (just like with every other contest I enter on Eurobricks), it was still fun to compete. Congratulations to the winners, and remember that next time my model won't be so mediocre.
  7. #33: 2 points #18: 1 point #22: 2 points
  8. How I hope that voters in the contest judge by the content of the build, and not the quality of the render.
  9. Sure. I'll put them on Flickr sometime later this week.
  10. Thank you. It took me a while to think up a good name for it, but then I remembered the lost theme and Bob's your uncle. If you know your history, you might even get a few of the names of the characters featured. For instance: Prince Karl = Karl/Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor Prince Louis = Louis XVI of France Prince Frederick = Frederick the Great of Prussia Prince George = George III of the United Kingdom ~Furthermore~ Emperor Victor = Gender swap of Queen Victoria Empress Alberta = Gender swap of Prince Albert Carnor is a corruption of the French for "Black Heart", and Herrick is a play on the character Baldrick from Blackadder (Herr/Hair vs. Bald).
  11. Entry# 14: Europa Based off of the original idea, the theme involves a Empire ruled by Emperor Victor the Great, his consort Empress Alberta, and their four sons, Princes Karl, Louis, Frederick, and George. However, the corrupt magistrate Lord Carnor wants the power for himself. Using his skills in alchemy and sorcery, Cornar puts a fit of lunacy under the Emperor, imprisons the Empress, and sends the four princes into hiding, with his secret cronies of highwaymen, rogues, pirates, and scoundrels wreaking havoc across the Empire of Europa. However, Cornar cannot obtain full power until he obtains all four gems of the Crown Jewels, hidden in the Colours of the four main army regiments: the Royal Grenadiers, the Royal Dragoons, the Royal Forest Rangers, and the Royal Fusiliers. Now it is up for the four princes to put a stop to his malignant plans, with Prince Karl in charge of the Northern Mountains and the Royal Grenadiers, Prince Louis in charge of the Eastern Plains and the Royal Dragoons, Prince Frederick in charge of the Western Forests and the Royal Forest Rangers, and Prince George in charge of the Southern Port and the Royal Fusiliers. ~Sets~ 1. Royal Court Features: - 2099 bricks total. - Rooms inside include dungeon, Lord Carnor's study, throne room, and vault for the Crown Jewels. - Roof and back open up for more play features. - Dungeon wall can be removed by grenade. - Includes 8 minifigs: Prince Karl, Prince Louis, Prince Frederick, Prince George, Emperor Victor, Empress Alberta, Lord Carnor, and Justice Herrick. 2. Tavern Brawl Features: - 404 bricks total. - Interior of tavern reveals bar and seating, plus upper room. - Includes 7 minifigs: Prince George, Tavern keeper, Tavern keeper's son, Lord Carnor (disguised), pirate, and 2 Royal Fusiliers. 3. Mountain Fortress Siege Features: - 274 bricks total. - Interior of mountain fortress has supply cave and collapsing floor with dungeon underneath. - Catapults can be used to fling snowballs or flaming grenades. - Includes 5 minifigs: Prince Karl, 2 Royal Grenadiers, and 2 Rogues. 4. Supply Train Features: - 91 bricks total. - Includes 4 minifigs: Prince Louis, Highwayman, and 2 Royal Dragoons. 4. Forest Hideout & 5. Army Barracks Features (Forest Hideout): - 160 bricks total. - Remove rocks to reveal hidden treasure stash. - Includes 6 minifigs: Prince Frederick, Peddler, Justice Herrick (disguised), Forest Rogue, and 2 Royal Forest Rangers. Features (Army Barracks): - 64 bricks total. - Accessories include 2 muskets, 1 carbine, 1 rifle, 4 knapsacks, food, and drinks. - Includes 4 minifigs: Royal Fusilier, Royal Grenadier, Royal Dragoon, and Royal Forest Ranger. New part color combos: - Dual-molded legs: white top w/black bottom, red top w/black bottom, sand blue top w/ black bottom. - Minfig cutlass: flat silver. - Minifig flintlock pistol: Pearl dark grey. More pictures can be found in the Flickr folder here. Edit: The LDD file can be found here. Always entertaining, always inspiring, always:
  12. It's Cromwell and Mr. Bottomsly from Tales from the Other Railway!
  13. I half wondered when this service would be put in Korean. Felicitations on the day of mockery within the fourth month of the year known as April.
  14. I found the Assets.lif file, but whenever I open the program through Terminal, it just shuts down. What's up with it?
  15. Can't wait to participate. Of course, my model won't look that professional since my computer doesn't support the LDD rendering program.