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#1 Norro

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 02:27 AM

Hi all,

         I present Cliffton Castle:


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         Cliffton Castle, known locally as the 'Castle of Three Trees' (all right, there are six trees if you want to be picky...), is an outpost of the great Black Knight Empire. It serves primarily as a heavily fortified beacon post

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but also has a small harbour front

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         Its name comes from Cliffton Lodge which once dominated the clifftop before the gradually expanding fortifications displaced it.

         Pics of the 20 odd interiors (with some location references) can be found here.

         And if you're really interested, my faviorite small details are in this folder (pic=link)   Posted Image

         Please let me know what you think... I normally include a few fun details but this time I can only offer you the chance to spot two cunning Wolf Pack raiders...

             Thanks for looking and God Bless,

                    Nathan

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 09:32 AM

Nice castle.
It is good to see some big and fanatstic castles.
I really much like all of the furniture. It is so detailed and realistic.

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Go here and find out what the academy is all about!

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 11:24 AM

Well Mr Norro, all I can say is I'm green with envy over your LEGO collection!  Its fantastic...  Its wonderful...  Its huge...  Its just not FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIR!!!

How do you afford all this?

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 12:09 PM

:oo

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 12:48 PM

oh well Noro, what can I say... Its just amazing, fantastic ... :oo  :oD ...

You really did a true castle masterpiece!!!! Every aspect is detailed to perfection ...

I love the library, the sausage machine and all the small shops ;)

fantastic job !!! Tks for sharing this with us ;)

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 12:51 PM

Fantastic work Norro! Thats one HUGE castle and the details are so amazing!

I love how you have built the BURPish structure around the base, and the main castle buildings looks great, nice motted effect. The bookcase and the drawers on the desk are great details too!

Great work! :)

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 02:55 PM

How long did this master piece take to create, Mr Norro?

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 03:21 PM

ooo i must say that looks awsome...and as mr phes here asked how long did it take to make and how many bricks do you think you used?

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 05:08 PM

mister_phes, on Jun 12 2005, 11:24 AM, said:

Well Mr Norro, all I can say is I'm green with envy over your LEGO collection!  Its fantastic...  Its wonderful...  Its huge...  Its just not FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIR!!!

How do you afford all this?

     Well... I am reliably informed by my parents that after the age of 5 I never had another toy besides lego (it adds up). And in laster years I cut grass (measured in miles in the no-mans-land of Canada) and did some other outdoor work like limbing... that added more. But mostly it is just slow and steady... My collection actually isn't that big. That MOC drains it and most of the tubs are now near empty...

                God Bless,

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 05:12 PM

chewie, on Jun 12 2005, 03:21 PM, said:

ooo i must say that looks awsome...and as mr phes here asked how long did it take to make and how many bricks do you think you used?

        First up Thanks...

                    It took just over a month and a half... and I can only guess at the number of pieces... somewhere between 30 and 40,000 probably.

                             God Bless,

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 06:01 PM

Norro, on Jun 13 2005, 03:08 AM, said:

Well... I am reliably informed by my parents that after the age of 5 I never had another toy besides lego (it adds up). And in laster years I cut grass (measured in miles in the no-mans-land of Canada) and did some other outdoor work like limbing... that added more. But mostly it is just slow and steady... My collection actually isn't that big. That MOC drains it and most of the tubs are now near empty...

                God Bless,

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How long have you been building your collection for?  And roughly how many bricks do you think you've accumulated?

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 06:53 PM

xwingyoda, on Jun 12 2005, 12:48 PM, said:

oh well Noro, what can I say... Its just amazing, fantastic ... :oo  :oD ...

You really did a true castle masterpiece!!!! Every aspect is detailed to perfection ...

I love the library, the sausage machine and all the small shops ;)

fantastic job !!! Tks for sharing this with us ;)

       I'm glad you could tell it was a sausage machine  :-D ! Thanks much.

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Nice castle.
It is good to see some big and fanatstic castles.
I really much like all of the furniture. It is so detailed and realistic.

         Furniture isn't a speciality of mine... This is my first serious attempt at any detailed pieces... So I am pleased it came off!


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Fantastic work Norro! Thats one HUGE castle and the details are so amazing!

I love how you have built the BURPish structure around the base, and the main castle buildings looks great, nice motted effect. The bookcase and the drawers on the desk are great details too!

Great work!

Jon.

       The scenery is always my faviorite part (and normally the best). Though there isn't much BURP to it... ;)

               Thanks again and God Bless you all,

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 07:16 PM

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Look at all those Castle and Pirate mini-figures coexisting peacefully...  It brings tears to my nose...

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 07:31 PM

I didn't have time to write up about the shops originally, but the one pictured above is an Expedition Supply Store and the sign was my attempt at conveying a large ship in sign form...

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:57 PM

I'm not sure if I can see a ship in that picture!  Don't spose you could take a picture of the pieces in question?

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 02:53 AM

mister_phes, on Jun 13 2005, 04:57 PM, said:

I'm not sure if I can see a ship in that picture!  Don't spose you could take a picture of the pieces in question?

    You can see it here...pic is link to larger shot in the gallery...
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 05:56 AM

I can see it, but at that angle its not working for me as a ship...

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:15 PM

mister_phes, on Jun 14 2005, 05:56 AM, said:

I can see it, but at that angle its not working for me as a ship...

      You need nautical eye sight... :-D

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:16 PM

Well I don't  have any of that...  So there goes that idea!




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