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#1 ADHO15

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:26 AM

Hello everyone. :classic:

With the release of the final Harry Potter film (which was brilliant, may I add) and while planning for an upcoming project, I decided to make a miniature model of the beautiful, but ever-changing Hogwarts Castle. My version is mostly based on that featured in the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (though less damaged), but may also incorporate features from the castle as seen in previous films.

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And the LXF File...(see here)

I know that some parts of the castle aren't quite in scale or positioned perfectly, and some locations are yet to be built.
The model is still a work-in-progress, so comments, criticisms and improvements are very welcome.

Thank you for looking.

Edited by ADHO15, 13 August 2011 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:19 PM

Outstanding creation!  :thumbup:
I like the bridge on the front  :wub:
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#3 TheKingOfBuilding

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:48 PM

Very nice microscale creation ADHO15 ! I especialy like the boathouse stairs!

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:04 PM

This is a nice creation - Good overview of the castle and as said the bridge is really great!

Thanks for sharing

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#5 Mr_Malfoy

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:55 PM

Nice mini :thumbup: !

It's really accurate-looking, but I think that the top of Gryffindor tower seems too big.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:21 PM

:O That's amazing! It looks so detailed and accurate! How long did it take you to make that?

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:34 PM

Impressive build, my friend, though I wouldn't mind seeing some of the nearby landscape/grounds; no amount of magic would let that bridge float like that! :grin:

Though seeing as it's a WIP, it's pretty perfect so far! :thumbup:

Seeing as this is a WIP, what part of Hogwarts is next?

I'm Agnostic and ambivalent about it.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:08 AM

Wow, that looks like a lot of work and effort went into the design. I am impressed.  :classic:

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:17 AM

Excellent!

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#10 ADHO15

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

Thank you very much for your kind comments everyone. :sweet:

View PostMr_Malfoy, on 24 July 2011 - 03:55 PM, said:

It's really accurate-looking, but I think that the top of Gryffindor tower seems too big.
Which do you think is Gryffindor tower?
If it is on the far side of the Quad in this picture, it looks taller than the tower with the stone bridge. It was a rough guess really.

View PostMattieG7, on 24 July 2011 - 05:21 PM, said:

How long did it take you to make that?
Not very long really. I completed it in about a week, working on it for a couple of hours each day.

View PostProfessor Flitwick, on 24 July 2011 - 10:34 PM, said:

Impressive build, my friend, though I wouldn't mind seeing some of the nearby landscape/grounds; no amount of magic would let that bridge float like that! :grin:
Seeing as this is a WIP, what part of Hogwarts is next?
Why the grounds, of course. :tongue: Also adding and correcting things mentioned here.
I guess the Quad could use a bit more work too.

Edited by ADHO15, 25 July 2011 - 04:49 PM.

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#11 the last chronicler

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:18 PM

The best mini scale Hogwarts I've ever seen, and the most complete any Hogwarts I've seen!

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:01 AM

Looks great, suprised how well it works  :thumbup:

#13 ADHO15

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:06 PM

Thank you for the further comments. :sweet:


I have updated the castle a bit more.
Here is Hogwarts Castle V2:

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I'll get round to adding the surrounding landscape as soon as I can.
More comments, criticisms and improvements are very welcome.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 03:24 PM

how long did it take to make ???

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:13 PM

It looks fantastic but....
Quidditch pitch!

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:50 PM

View Postthelegoguy, on 13 August 2011 - 03:24 PM, said:

how long did it take to make ???
Like I said, I'd made the majority of the castle within a week. The extra V2 additions didn't take very long.

View Postceroknight, on 13 August 2011 - 10:13 PM, said:

It looks fantastic but....
Quidditch pitch!
Haha, that will be tricky, but I'll give it a go. Thanks you. :classic:
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:58 AM

What are the clear pieces at ground level for?

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:37 AM

View Postcornerbrickery, on 22 August 2011 - 12:58 AM, said:

What are the clear pieces at ground level for?
Those are the greenhouses. :wink:
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