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#1 DarkDruid

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:43 PM

Hey, I'm currrently working on a bastion based on the Kingdoms-line. There's still a lot yet to be done, including walls, but I thought I should share it with you guys. :) It's currently composed of four sets 7948 and some extra bits.

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The current "ground floor" opens up to reveal:
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Comments would be appreciated.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:02 AM

It´s unfair you dont have any comments yet.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:12 AM

This is already looking great, I love the unusual cross design of the structure. Very good job so far and looking forward seeing the progress and the completion of this one. :thumbup:

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:30 AM

Beautiful and Uniform in appearance. Very military.

Do you build for play or show, I noticed the hinges on the walls for access to the interior.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:44 AM

Interesting design,I like it  :grin:
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:59 AM

I really like the look of this project. The colors/patterns look great and I especially like those statues used as structural supports. It all looks very nice. :thumbup:

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:55 AM

I love the overall design and really liked the first floor statue columns.  :classic:

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:03 AM

Looking good so far! Feels like a set with MOC-like detail.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:20 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 28 June 2011 - 06:03 AM, said:

Looking good so far! Feels like a set with MOC-like detail.
The idea for this construction started out when I had two sets Outpost Attack, they looked good together, forming a tower, but I felt it was kind of missing something. What I set out to do was create something that maintained as many elements from the original Kingdoms sets while being a bit more "solid" as it were.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:06 AM

looks great. i really wish i had the pieces to make a real castle and not just the little gates i do now.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:45 AM

So many beautiful little touches.

But I think the 2 Minifig Pillars are definitely my fave. Simple but beautiful.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:33 AM

Unusual shape, it looks interesting, but I'm sure would be no good for defending as the enemy can so easily attack each wing from 3 sides.  :oh3: But it does look good as a MOC. I especially like the tiling on top, very official looking. :thumbup:

I think in terms of making it more defendable, if it had 8 wings/arms that might work. It reduces the size of attacking army that can fit between towers. Not that I'm asking you to do that, just saying.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:38 PM

View PostDarkDruid, on 28 June 2011 - 12:20 PM, said:

The idea for this construction started out when I had two sets Outpost Attack, they looked good together, forming a tower, but I felt it was kind of missing something. What I set out to do was create something that maintained as many elements from the original Kingdoms sets while being a bit more "solid" as it were.
Ah. Well, you've executed it well, with the studs-up building and all. The modularity is very official set-ish as well.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:13 PM

That's gonna be a nice bastion! Like it to see it now, so we can see the progress!

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 08:05 PM

All the other comments are terribly accurate, but the flag is also brilliant.  It's custom yes?  If so, how did you make it?

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:11 PM

I bought it. I'll send you a PM with further details.

Also, I'd like to note that I'm currently designing the floor that will come beneath the current structure. (And no, that's not the basement.)

Edited by DarkDruid, 05 July 2011 - 02:11 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

Well, it's been a while, but I finally amassed the 2300+ bricks needed to continue work on the next floor.
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I thought I might as well take some snapshots as the building progresses:
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At this point I couldn't help but wonder what on earth the LDD building guide was thinking, but oh well.
Which brings us to:
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Yes, thank you LDD, this makes sense.  :wacko:
I'll continue work later today/tomorrow and keep you guys informed.  :classic:
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:06 PM

That looks very nice, man. I would like to see more pics :)
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:17 AM

Hmm...I can't wait to see the outcome of the new box o' pieces! I'm going to be keeping my eye on this.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:41 AM

Onwards it is:

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The end result!
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Now for some interior.
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Needs some books yet:
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Miniaturised version of what the bastion will look like once completed:
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Sick"ward" with medicinal plant, knife and some potions.
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Treasury:
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No, it's not a throne:
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It's for weapon storage!:
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So, where does all this go?
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(Yes, I know it's sticking out a bit. I'm still in the process of collecting bricks to work on the other sections.)

Edited by DarkDruid, 19 February 2012 - 05:48 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:45 AM

Unrealistic as it is this is looking quite cool, unique design and great playability. Your furniture looks good, simplistic as the rest of the design but very TLG. The mini-model looks promising, I didn't know you were expanding it beyond the cross.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

Wow! What a great update. Nice details on the inside, great furniture. All said and done there, though, it looks a bit odd just stacked there by itself. I can't wait to se the finished product. I definitely like what I see so far. Very creative.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:01 PM

This was never meant to look realistic, it's started out as something that's supposed to be as close to the style of the official sets as possible. If you're wondering why there's a bit hanging over, it's all to do with the next layer of the central tower. (Part of the current layer this update also belongs to.)
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Which also means, that yes, I assembled it incorrectly in that last photo. Er-... :sceptic:

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

New stuff added: (Apologies for the poor lighting.)

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:34 PM

This is coming along really nice. I like that the central parts are shaped like a cross, this gives it a really distinctive style and makes it easily reckognizable. The symmetry of the several parts is an interesting feature as well and I'm eager to see how it develops in the future :thumbup:

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