The Great Wall of China (长城)
Location: Northern China (Shanhaiguan to Lop Lake)
Size: 8851.8 km (5500.3 mi) 6,259.6 km of actual wall, 359.7 km of trenches and 2,232.5 km of natural defensive barriers
Date: Built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 7th century BCE and the 16th century
Facts: (copied from wikipedia)
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces. Several walls had already been begun to be built beginning around the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger, stronger, and unified are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Little of that wall remains. Since then, the Great Wall has on and off been rebuilt, maintained, enhanced; the majority of the existing wall was reconstructed during the Ming Dynasty.
The most interesting and iconic characteristics of the great wall is not only its length, but also its beautiful curve. In most great wall mocs I've seen, the curve is missing. So I want to be able to capture both of these characteristics.
Battlements and watchtowers line the wall. In my design every one is slightly different.
It can be broken into 9 pieces.
Pieces 1 and 9 can also be connected. So the wall can be rebuilt in different ways.
If you get multiple copies, you can elongate your wall. With enough copies, maybe you'll be able to recreate the whole thing.
Edited by Rufus, 04 April 2012 - 08:38 PM.