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12 replies to this topic  – Started by TinyPiesRUs , Jun 08 2008 07:11 AM

#1 TinyPiesRUs

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 07:11 AM

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I originally posted this as an entry in the "A Pirate's Life!" competition, but I've decided to make a seperate thread for it, containing more pictures and such. Lets get straight into it, shall we?

View PostTinyPiesRUs, on May 17 2008, 06:45 PM, said:

Category: Large
Set Name: Aztec Temple Attack
Piece Count: 200!
Descrption: The Armada soldiers are attacking the mighty Aztec temple! Can the Aztecs defeat the invading Spanish and put them in their prison (and sacrifice them on the altar at the temple top  :pir-sick: ) and defend their gold? Or will the Spanish defeat the Aztecs, free their captured comrade and take the gold? Which side will you choose? Includes prison, breakable wall, sacrificial altar, golden statue and cannon. Contains Aztec high priest, Aztec warrior, 3 Spanish soldiers and 3 horses.

A couple of overall views:
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The temple top:
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A golden statue of an Aztec god:
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An Aztec prison, containing a poor Spaniard:
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Thye Aztec  High Priest calls for the next sacrificial victim to come up...
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The Spaniard makes a daring escape!
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"I suppose you'll have to do..."
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Load the cannon...
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... And fire! The wall collapses! (looks like they hit the Spaniard as well though... :imperialguard_commander1:)
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... Which reveals a large stash of Aztec gold!  :pir-devil: But beware of the spiders! (did that cannonball just change colour?  :pir-look:)
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Have minutes of fun with this set!
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Aztec warrior and High Priest:
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The Conquistadores:
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Enjoy! Feedback much appreciated  :pir-sweet:

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 07:22 AM

Very cool, TinyPiesRUs! The minifigs are perfect, the Conquistadores look great, and those Aztecs are awesome, the monkey shield fits perfectly and the plant on the Aztec warrior's back is a great addition.
The temple itself is neat, very Aztec looking, the golden statue is indeed neat and would be great for parts, as well as those wall pieces with the Aztec stickers. The only thing IO find a bit strange is the sticker on the inside of the temple, where the gold is. Any particular reason it's on sideways? :grin: Anyway, a neat MOC indeed, great job!
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 07:49 AM

One word... Beautiful  :pir-cry_happy:
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:20 AM

Great work

i love the high priests hat  :pir-wub: :pir-wub: :pir-wub:  

the set has a lot of mini figs! i can see smaller sets having aztec warriors, at least then they may have a chance against the Spanish cannons :pir-skull:

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:34 AM

I loved this entry, and I still love it. It's one of a handful that I actually would like to replicate in some form.

From minifigs to playability, this has it all. I especially appreciate that, unlike the way LEGO does things, each minifig has a unique head and personality.

The golden idol is a nice mix of the available parts in that colour, the little prison cell is very traditional LEGO, they loved giving us something like that in their official sets, and the wheeled cannon, while never part of any official Pirate sets, really fits the look.

Sometimes even the simple details can really do the trick. The palm tree base torches are a good example of that.

I personally thank you for entering this in the contest, and for sharing more of it here. :pir-sweet:

Now I want one that fills a 48x48 baseplate! :pir-grin:

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:14 AM

Great temple, filled with so much playability! I love it, especially the secret compartment below where they house the treasure. It reminds me so much of Indiana Jones.  :pir-classic:

The sacrifice altar was done very well, making use of Indiana Jones parts to illustrate it was a good choice. I can really imagine myself playing with this set, or change it to some mysterious cult for my Castles.  :pir-tongue:

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 02:56 PM

Nice work, here!  :pir-wink:

You know what? I sincerely think it would work as a real (I mean official  :pir-grin:) Lego set, opening a new line on the Pirates theme: Aztecs VS Conquistadores  :pir-devil:

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 07:54 AM

Wow, thanks for all of the great comments, guys :wub:

View Postiamded, on Jun 8 2008, 07:22 PM, said:

Very cool, TinyPiesRUs! The minifigs are perfect, the Conquistadores look great, and those Aztecs are awesome, the monkey shield fits perfectly and the plant on the Aztec warrior's back is a great addition.
The temple itself is neat, very Aztec looking, the golden statue is indeed neat and would be great for parts, as well as those wall pieces with the Aztec stickers. The only thing IO find a bit strange is the sticker on the inside of the temple, where the gold is. Any particular reason it's on sideways? :grin: Anyway, a neat MOC indeed, great job!
~Peace
Thanks. As to the sticker being on sideways, it must be one of the many mysteries of the Aztec Kingdom... or perhaps it's just how you attach one of the stickers in 7623 Temple Escape  :pir-tongue:

View PostMocha, on Jun 8 2008, 07:49 PM, said:

One word... Beautiful  :pir-cry_happy:
Thank you. :pir-sweet:

View Postimperialshadows, on Jun 8 2008, 08:34 PM, said:

I loved this entry, and I still love it. It's one of a handful that I actually would like to replicate in some form.

From minifigs to playability, this has it all. I especially appreciate that, unlike the way LEGO does things, each minifig has a unique head and personality.

The golden idol is a nice mix of the available parts in that colour, the little prison cell is very traditional LEGO, they loved giving us something like that in their official sets, and the wheeled cannon, while never part of any official Pirate sets, really fits the look.

Sometimes even the simple details can really do the trick. The palm tree base torches are a good example of that.

I personally thank you for entering this in the contest, and for sharing more of it here. :pir-sweet:

Now I want one that fills a 48x48 baseplate! :pir-grin:
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. :pir-sweet: I was very pleased with how the torches and the statue turned out. A 48x48 temple? Sure, I'll post pics tommorrow.  :pir-tongue:  :pir-grin:

View PostWhiteFang, on Jun 8 2008, 11:14 PM, said:

Great temple, filled with so much playability! I love it, especially the secret compartment below where they house the treasure. It reminds me so much of Indiana Jones.  :pir-classic:

The sacrifice altar was done very well, making use of Indiana Jones parts to illustrate it was a good choice. I can really imagine myself playing with this set, or change it to some mysterious cult for my Castles.  :pir-tongue:
Thanks. While it does have playability, it is slightly more fragile than you'd imagine. What kind of cult would you have in mind as a castle faction?

View PostBlueBard, on Jun 9 2008, 02:56 AM, said:

Nice work, here!  :pir-wink:

You know what? I sincerely think it would work as a real (I mean official  :pir-grin:) Lego set, opening a new line on the Pirates theme: Aztecs VS Conquistadores  :pir-devil:
Thanks. Yes, a Conquistador/New World theme would be great :wub:

Once again, thanks for the feedback. :pir-classic:

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:10 AM

For only 200 pieces, there is a lot of detail in this MOC. :thumbup:
This is great work TPRU!

I like the idea of using Palm tree stumps for torches!
That looks pretty kool.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:15 PM

Wonderful work TinyPies!

I really like those ancient-tribe MOCs lately. Long live Indiana Jones sets!

You've captured the ancient feel very well with the building style and the colours.
The collapsing wall and spaniard-escape is just plain awesome and would fit in great in an official LEGO set.

Minifigs used are good, especially the Priest, although the warrior seems a bit out of place. I would have given him a Islanders warrior torso instead of his current torso.

Also good use of stickers and nice amount of cool details!

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:15 PM

I think this creation would make a very good set.  The only modification to make it more "set" like is changing the baseplate because it would be highly unlikely an official set would have that much left over space.

In fact, I think this is frontpage news worthy too  :thumbup:


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Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:25 AM

Sorry for the late reply, I've been very busy lately.  :pir-blush:

View Postphred, on Jun 12 2008, 03:10 PM, said:

For only 200 pieces, there is a lot of detail in this MOC. :thumbup:
This is great work TPRU!

I like the idea of using Palm tree stumps for torches!
That looks pretty kool.

This MOC has been added to the Index of Land-Based MOCs in the Non-Military Section.
Thank you very much, phred.  :pir-classic:

View PostMr Tiber, on Jun 13 2008, 02:15 AM, said:

Wonderful work TinyPies!

I really like those ancient-tribe MOCs lately. Long live Indiana Jones sets!

You've captured the ancient feel very well with the building style and the colours.
The collapsing wall and spaniard-escape is just plain awesome and would fit in great in an official LEGO set.

Minifigs used are good, especially the Priest, although the warrior seems a bit out of place. I would have given him a Islanders warrior torso instead of his current torso.

Also good use of stickers and nice amount of cool details!
Thanks. :sweet: I'm glad you like the priest, it was hard finding a suitable headdress for him. Though I didn't use an Islander torso for the warrior because I wanted to make him out as more of a noble-class Aztec warrior, as shown below:
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Well, that and the fact that I only have one Islander torso.  :pir-blush:

View PostMister Phes, on Jun 13 2008, 09:15 AM, said:

I think this creation would make a very good set.  The only modification to make it more "set" like is changing the baseplate because it would be highly unlikely an official set would have that much left over space.

In fact, I think this is frontpage news worthy too  :thumbup:
Thank you. Yes, I agree that the baseplate is too large, but it was the the best baseplate I had available that would fit the 'Large Entry' category. However, 4856 - Doc Ock's Hideout has a rather empty baseplate (thanks to Batbrick for the review). Of course there are admittedly very few real sets that are like this.
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Thanks again for the feedback guys :wub:

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 04:47 PM

Very nice set design, I could almost see this being sold on shelves.

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