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#1 kabel

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:57 PM

After seeing all these castle evolution mocs, I decided I'd go for a city evolution series. The idea developed during a class on urban geography I tought last sping term. Stoneroda is actually modeled after my hometown of Wernigerode, found at the foothills of Northern Germany's Harz mountains. However, due to the limitations of my Lego collection I had to simplify matters and came up with this:

Stoneroda is a small village at the intersection of two important trade roads. Around an old Inn a few more buildings have begun to spring up:
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a number of peasants in simple huts still lives in the vicinity
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however, as the area is favourable for the construction of a city several stone buildings are finally being raised
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the local duke residing in the largest of them when not on his castle
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the area is rich in natural resources and the rivers are teeming with fish
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so, will Stoneroda remain a peaceful place?

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Edited by kabel, 20 August 2011 - 06:03 PM.

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#2 Hartfan

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:33 PM

Lovely done village. Nice details. Great job !
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:18 PM

Wow this is absolutely incredible!

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:08 PM

I really like how all of this comes together. I especially like the fish in the water, and the gentleman lifting the brick. Great work!
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:23 PM

Very nice!  I like the contstruction of the new stone building.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 01:43 AM

Hehe the fish are awesome :)

Looks like a thriving little town!
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 01:48 AM

I really like this. It's simple with just the right amount of detail. It reminds me of an old PC game I used to play. Great job!!
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:22 AM

Oooh, this looks interesting. I always love a good evolution MOC, especially one that medieval-inspired. This one here is one of my favourites, but I'm sure yours will pan out great, too. You can't really compare the two, since you're going for a city's evolution and he did a castle one.

The build is simple, but all of the minifigs give it its something "special". It makes the MOC seem "alive" to me, like as if they're actually building themselves a new town :classic: . Can't wait for part two!!

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:27 PM

Well, thanks for the positive feedback. I just started construction on phase two and I'll see how it turns out. However, your comments quite motivate a lot.
As for the simplicity, houses around that time were constructed rather simple and without much decoration. The highly elaborated facedes many percieve as mediaval are actually more of a Renaissance thing, at least in the region that i'm trying to depcit here. I'll try to put more details in it as this mocs evolves.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:05 AM

Looks like you have a tremendous start to the project! Can't wait to see more pics/updates in the future!

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:54 PM

Double Post.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:06 PM

I love the construction scene, very convincing and I wonder what they're building.

Can't wait to see how this pans out, great beginning.  :thumbup:

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:15 PM

250 years have passed and the village became a nice little town. However since I'm waiting for the last bricks to arrive I thought I might present a little teaser of stoneroda 1450:
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

Really nice creation!
looking forward to see the next stage!
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