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#1 KristofBD


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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:05 AM

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As part of my project to build a medieval village, I decided to build a luxurious tavern.  

The story behind the tavern is the following:
Based on a hillside at the border of the town, Tavern "The Dancing Dagger" is a hideout for restless noblemen and traveling merchants.  This time a Princess and her royal guard have arrived.  The princess is walking to her room, unaware of trouble to come.  A band of rogue soldiers is on its way to the tavern and they mean no good.  
Trouble is brewing in tavern "The Dancing Dagger"...

The rogue knights are approaching.
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An overview shot.
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What I like most about buildings are their interiors, hence I devoted a lot of attention to the interior parts of the building.  A shot of the backside of the tavern:
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The guard is unaware of trouble to come.  He's drinking beer (or is it hot chocolate?) and already has two more pints coming.  Not the perfect preparation...
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All in all, this MOC benefited heavily from the excellent pieces available in the Prince of Persia Market set.  The tavern has a cellar that can be entered through these stairs (based on the PoP set):
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The Princess' lounge:
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And lastly, life goes on for ordinary peasants - whatever happens.  I included a very happy fisherman.  But perhaps he's cheering too early, as a naughty cat is about to steal his fish...
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A technical note about this last one: I used the open-studded white round piece for the fisherman's equipment, and combined it with the accessories  from the collectible minifig's fisherman.
A second technical note: I really liked the elf. Not for his head or ears, but for his torso and excellent equipment.  Based on two elf-figures and one dragon I made this band of rogue soldiers.

I added two more pictures of the rogue soldiers:

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More pictures can be found in the Brickshelf-folder (when public): http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=459320

Comments and feedback are more than welcome!

Edited by I Scream Clone, 25 January 2011 - 10:49 PM.

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#2 Elander


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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:13 PM


this is a very beauty tavern. Many details, good structure and a beauty lady.
Top!  :thumbup:

We want see more.  :sweet:

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:19 PM

Lovely MOC. I love all the details like the bed, wooden bath and the staircase/trapdoor to the cellar. It looks excellent. Well done!

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#4 KristofBD


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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for these comments elander and Gregorovich!  I added two more pictures of the rogue soldiers.  I found the reddish Viking head very fitting for the elf torso.  Similarly, I think the silver helmets do very well with the torso.  The only thing I am still not sure about is the visored helmet.  Opened it looks quite good, but if you close it, it is a bit too big.  Any suggestions?

Regarding the details, I find it one of the nicest things to do.  Especially adding brick-built accessories that are not just one molded piece are nice to do.  

Best, Kris
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#5 KielDaMan


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:45 AM

Excellent creation KristofBD! I particularly like the external design which is truly medieval-looking with the nice combination of the tan and brown walls with the black roof, and the use of those PoP arches is really a nice detail. The multi-level interiors are very well done too. :thumbup:

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:36 AM

Very nice work here, I like this better than the MMV Tavern  :wub:

All the details are really nice. I also like the elf, but not for being an elf, great torso and leg print and equipment.


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#7 lightningtiger


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Posted 22 May 2011 - 04:00 AM

How did I miss this five months or so ago, an excellent tavern - love the trap door in front of the keg ! :laugh: :devil:  
I must keep a better lookout in the historic pages here eh ? :blush:
Great work 'KristofBD' and Brick On....oh, yeah Drink Up as well ! :laugh:

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

Great, I like the used technics in this MOC.. :thumbup:

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:54 AM

Looks great! I feel like the only way to pump it up one more notch would be to tile the floors. The exterior details are excellent; the roof-slope shaping is very nice. Great build!

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