Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:41 AM
Lord Of The Dark Isle
Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:15 PM
In this case, it's a pity if nobody noticed this nice one entry.
For me the brown-tan building look very fine and the 2 little fountains are absolutely lovely.
But the big emptiness (as it said by Derfel) in front of the quay should be improved. The water with Snot technique fits very well but some more colours (light blue, white...) would give this more depth.
The same for the little island. A little bit green, stones or something like that.
The best thing on this is unintentional comedy. If you compare the first and second picture you see that a large ship arrives, tie on the quay and will be offload.
BUT the little raft shiper with his tiny paddle stay on the same point. Looks like a strong flow
On his grave stone will stand: Lost at rough sea ^^
Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:27 PM
Nevertheless, it's good to have seen so many wonderful MOCs and this is no exception. I too enjoy this entry's "town planning" - as in, structures, fountains and beautification. I also love the way the fort's cannons have been built here! If there's one thing that's a bit of a disappointment here, it's the straight line that the dock follows throughout. Even though the use of red tiles works well to break off the monotony, the front still looks a bit too plain - a few more details there could have worked nicely, and a curved/ diagonal build would have been a really great choice.
I'd say that the ship also suffers from more or less the same drawback in its construction - I'm not a fan of multi-coloured vessels, but a bright line or some elements in colours other than black or brown would have worked really nicely here, even if it were just to focus the viewers' attention on some specific detail.
On the other hand though, this entry has some very original elements as well and I'm definitely not trying to be excessively negative :) For example, I love the sight of St. George's flag there; as well as the inclusion of a small island "retreat". There are also some wonderful scenes and great minifig usage throughout (the DIY-raft is a pure win here, and so is the "coming back together" scene taking place at the docks).
Kudos for this wonderful entry, Lego_Warlord_8 :) And good luck with it!
Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:37 PM
Keep it up
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