Sultan's Tower MOC
Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:31 AM
A close-up of the top level. The Sultan's look-out stands ready:
The Sultan with his royal guards:
Another angle of the tower:
Your comments/feedback are welcomed.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:04 AM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:29 AM
Edited by mister_phes, 25 March 2006 - 10:30 AM.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:59 PM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:07 PM
The answer will influence the direction I take my feedback you see...
Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:36 PM
Although I think it could do with some arches as they are are synonymous the islamic building style, particuarly used with doorways (like in the picture below). I realise you were building for fun but you asked for feedback so Im sharing my immediate thoughts which are to give it a hint of the orient to add some cultural distinction. Although if you only had a limited selection of pieces and were building spontaneously that probably wouldn't have been an option. But anyway there ya have it!
This website has more great examples of what I refer to.
Bottom line is you've created a MOC in a genre rarely touched by MOC builders and even The LEGO Company, has only come out 7418 Scorpion Palace,so its great to see something different!
Edited by mister_phes, 25 March 2006 - 05:48 PM.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 06:00 PM
I don't think this one came out too bad, so I thought I'd share. If I had Scorpion Palace readily at hand, I think I would use the arches and add more detail from some great pieces contained in the set (including the figs, scimitars, and other detailed pieces).
Posted 25 March 2006 - 06:11 PM
here's the solution for Phes' confusion: after the collapse of the roman empire in egypt, several other Middle Eastern factions took over the rule of Egypt, i don't know if he was called Sultan or Kalif or whatever, but they did try to use the classic Egyptian buildings to their own image/advantage. So sure, i can see a muslim leader in a classic Egyptian tower. Besides, in Egypt, there are no different time frames, really, u just take whatever brick you can find to build your new house, even if that's a part of a pyramid
Posted 25 March 2006 - 06:54 PM
And stand behind, the choices that you made
Face each day with both eyes open wide
And try to give, don't keep it all inside" - Dream Theater (The Answer lies within)
"The man in Black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed" (the Dark Tower, Stephen King)
Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:45 PM
And Phes, whats "arabian knights", or you meaning "Arabian nights", also known as "A thousand and one night"? There is no such thing as an "arabian knight".
Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:05 AM
Definitely nothing wrong with it, it reminds me of the LEGO sets from the 70's minus the palm the tree.
That must be what happened! The Brickster's MOC has so much historic depth!
Arbain Knights is the "most honored dinner show in the world" and hereis their official webiste. But yes The Hordesman you are correct, I did mean Arabian Nights and the mistake arose due to posting half asleep at 3AM in the morning.... But you are wrong when you say there is no such thing as an "arabian knight" because Google.com will tell you otherwise :biggrin:
Posted 03 April 2006 - 06:20 AM
Posted 03 April 2006 - 06:28 AM
By the way, The Brickster your avatar is really nice and captures the Egyptian essence really well! What did you use to design the background or is it a found image?
Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:12 AM
Going back in time just slightly... What inspired you to make the Sultan's Tower? Not long ago you were The Brickster, meanest MOCer in the West and now you've turned into an archeaologist, so I'm curious what has inspired you to take this direction.
Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:23 PM
Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:12 PM
I'd give your MOC a 9/10... I would love to see a whole theme like this - classic castle with Egyptian/Middle-eastern influence... would be aweeesome.
Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:45 AM
I have a few favorite themes in no particular order: Castle (one of 1st favorite themes going back to the yellow castle from the 70s), Train (remember Murder on the Lego Express?), City (because you can't have a train without a town), Pirates (although I have just a few sets), Western (one of my all-time favorites for it's uniqueness and link to trains), and last but not least Adventure (I have every Orient Expedition set and a number of Jungle, Desert, and Dino Island sets. I like all things mysterious and Adventure, esp. Desert, has that mystique (Curse of the Mummy, Riddle of the Sphinx, etc.)) - but don't be think'n I'm nice or anything! I still think Western aint no darn gone castles and pirates! >:-(
Not sure what inspired me to do a tower, but at the time, I wanted to do a pyramid, but do not have enough yellow bricks. I thought I'd try a tower instead. In all honesty, I hate the classic castle figs with this MOC and just grabbed them because I had them readily available. It also lacked detail. The Curse of the Mummy MOC, however, at leat I think, came out 100 times better. And I put a lot more time into it. Curse of the Mummy
How did you create that Brickster? Is it just paper or another material? Did you make the design yourself or did you find it somewhere?
Just regular paper. I made the design myself in Power Point. Just something quick to add some detail.
Thanks for the compliments fellows, but I wasn't really happy with this MOC. Check out the Curse of the Mummy for a much better MOC (at least I think).
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