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#1 DopedCow

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Hi guys,

After a long time building out-of-the-box sets I finally decided to give it a go on my own. The original Guarded Inn (6067/10000) was my all-time favorite as a child and I was equally in favor of the Falcons. So combining the two I ended up with this blue remake - the red felt wrong for the Falcons.

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#2 Trent

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Very nice - I love the bird, and I really like your stonework on the floor.  The blue works really well in the building, and the highlights of gold are nice too.   :thumbup:

Some more pictures from different angles would be helpful.   :classic:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

@Trent: Thank you Posted Image

I have added a few more to Flickr. Please see the link.

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#4 Wout

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Hello, welcome on Eurobricks.

I have the original also and I find this a very nice recreation of this set with pieces and building technics of this time.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:25 PM

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That is great. This Set should be rebuild like yours!

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#6 Combee

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

I love that stork  :wub: great job!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

Very nice, the blue works surprisingly well and the inspiration is immediately evident.

Does the front hinge? If it does, like the original did, then extra points!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

I agree, that blue looks better than the original red. Great work! I've always been a sucker for blue/white color schemes.  :grin_wub:
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:33 AM

Yep that looks like the Guarded Inn, that was my reaction before reading your description. Great job on paying homage to an awesome classic set.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

Nice work, the Guarded Inn is one of all my all time favorite castle sets. I like the way you've created your own interpretation of the set rather than simply swap the pieces around. I particularly like the stone paving and the improved entrance. The brick built castle wall is also an improvement over the original.

#11 DopedCow

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

Hi guys,

Thanks a lot for your comments. They encouraged me to go back and revisit the original since I felt there were a few things missing.

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So now it hinges Posted Image (se the new pictures @Flickr) and the pond is detachable from the building (the stork will return in another interpretation of the Inn).

I like the blue/white combo as well (obviously Posted Image) but I would love to see it done in dark green or black/dark grey. My only problem is deciding for which faction the dark green version should be aimed; the original forestmen supplemented with the one from the collectible minifigures, the new dragon knights or perhaps a band of the leprechauns.

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#12 BrickBucket

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:05 PM

Very nice, looks very much like an old classic castle set

View PostDopedCow, on 09 April 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:

Hi guys,

Thanks a lot for your comments. They encouraged me to go back and revisit the original since I felt there were a few things missing.

Posted Image

So now it hinges Posted Image (se the new pictures @Flickr) and the pond is detachable from the building (the stork will return in another interpretation of the Inn).

I like the blue/white combo as well (obviously Posted Image) but I would love to see it done in dark green or black/dark grey. My only problem is deciding for which faction the dark green version should be aimed; the original forestmen supplemented with the one from the collectible minifigures, the new dragon knights or perhaps a band of the leprechauns.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:08 AM

Ah, fantastic! I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the Black Falcons, and this is instantly recognisable as an update of the original set. Very nicely done indeed. I prefer the overhang in the eaves you introduced in the newer version... and is that a Leprechaun's pot that you've put the plant in?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:48 AM

I've just seen the hinged version and that really did bring a smile to my face, an excellent rendition of a complete classic.

If the next castle line (after LOTR) re-introduces the concept of a modular castle wall then this should definitely be up for inclusion within. A couple of tweaks here and there to make it buildable from instructions and to have a sensible price point and it would be a high seller amongst the AFOL's and do well amongst the wider castle buying public.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

Looks very good, the blue white combo is nice. This is how it should be done  :sweet:
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#16 DopedCow

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

View PostED-209, on 14 April 2012 - 06:08 AM, said:

Ah, fantastic! I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the Black Falcons, and this is instantly recognisable as an update of the original set. Very nicely done indeed. I prefer the overhang in the eaves you introduced in the newer version... and is that a Leprechaun's pot that you've put the plant in?

Yes that in the Leprechaun's pot. It is my main reason for collecting the Leprechaun. Posted Image
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