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#1 Duke

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:15 PM

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Whilst I wait for a brick order to arrive so I can attempt to build some more Wheel of Time creations (see my recent post), I thought i'd have a go at making a pub.

The Old Horse is famed throughout the kingdom for its fine varieties of dry cider, the small building only allows for a few patrons at a time and the drinks are pricey, but the agreeable barmaid and the fine beverages make up for this!

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A closeup of the staircase.
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A peon working the cider press in the cellar.
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A close-up of the scene upstairs including my attempt at pouring action from a pump.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:33 PM

Simply beautiful!

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:44 PM

That's the best spiral staircase I've ever seen made out of lego.  Brilliant work.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:04 PM

Great little MOC!  :thumbup:  The stairs are really beatiful and the use of the horn for cider is very very clever  :wink:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:42 PM

Great work on the stairs. Are they stable? The large kegs downstairs are also very well done. I guess that hole in the bottom is good for something after all...

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:45 PM

Awesome stair design, great MOC!

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:54 PM

Sorry to say the same thing as everyone else, but those are the loveliest stairs I've seen. :cry_happy:

The rest of it isn't too bad either. :laugh:

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:16 AM

Fantastic Staircase!!!  They just flow so smoothly.   I really like the way you set up the keg/cask system.  And on a personnal note, thanks for not having the brewmaster use his feet!!!!!

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:08 AM

Aww, I hate to repeat what others had mentioned, but I must admit that this is the nicest staircase ever seen.  :thumbup:

Very nicely done.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:15 AM

that's a really great little tavern ^^ I love the way you did the cider   :thumbup: ! the stairs are really cool too^^ but do you think they had these kind of pump existed at these times ?
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:01 PM

Not bad. I like the stairs, and the sign is good. The guy in the cellar doesn't look happy.
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:45 PM

This a great idea  :thumbup:
The stairs have been mentioned enough I think  :grin:  really nice job there.

The only thing I would add is a small piece of pavement or road just outside the door. That way you would have something to step in from.

Are you planning on building the rest of Tar Valon btw?
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:32 AM

Interesting cutaway. The placement of the wall next to the door in particular makes me want to see what the whole tavern would look like.

I have to say, those stairs are a beauty. Great work.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:04 AM

Thats an awesome MOC, Ilove how you've used the horn to signify the beverage coming out of the tap. The stairs are heaps cool(nearly every peson in front of me has said that) I got to say though its a intresting name for a Pub/Bar . Anyway all in its a great MOC

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:03 PM

Thanks for all the staircase appreciation everyone, i'm rather flattered  :cry_happy:

View PostAthos, on Apr 17 2009, 12:42 AM, said:

Great work on the stairs. Are they stable?

They are actually surprisingly stable, I think the central part from which each step originates helps keep it rigid, it was a little tricky to attach to the floor above at the right level but otherwise quite simple!

View PostGuss, on Apr 17 2009, 09:15 AM, said:

do you think they had these kind of pump existed at these times ?

I think they probably didn't! But then I tend towards aesthetic appeal over historical accuracy (to a certain extent)

View PostL-space, on Apr 17 2009, 08:45 PM, said:

Are you planning on building the rest of Tar Valon btw?

I've got an order of white parts arriving, since I realised I had no white arches and very few slopes so i'm going to try and do something with that when it arrives. Perhaps an entrance to the tower itself or some rooms inside it.

View Postkeetong, on Apr 18 2009, 03:04 AM, said:

I got to say though its a intresting name for a Pub/Bar . Anyway all in its a great MOC

There's actually a pub near where I live called The Old Horse, and given that i'd used the stable sign from MMV I thought it fit quite nicely.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:32 PM

This is one of my favourite mocs  :thumbup: it incouraged me to log in :O
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