My first castle.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:56 PM
There's no amazing new building techniques, and I've shamelessly stolen/copied many ideas from others, I make no excuse for that.
My main building criteria was playability, and features. All rooms in the castle are fitted out with furniture, all buildings are modular and similarly fitted out except for the mill which is as yet unfinished. Roofs lift off in some areas of the castle, and every room has an opening wall panel of some sort to allow access to the interior.
Full set of pics here: <iframe align="center" src="http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?user_id=beelzibus&set_id=72157629508693628" frameBorder="0" width="500" height="500"></iframe>
Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:37 PM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:01 PM
Awesome job, especially for your first castle.
Wow, Thank You so much for all your kind comments.
Regarding the copying of others techniques; There's some great builds out there on the net, it would be virtually impossible not to copy someones ideas in some way, so if I see something I like I'm not afraid to use it. Also finance concerns are an issue to me, there are very very few high cost parts here, a few minifig torsos, the tall corner roof tiles, those are probably the most expensive pieces in the whole model. Once committed to building something of this size of course any financial concerns seem to be a mute point, but it is still a consideration. Also as a person with a full time job, family and other interests as well I find that I work much slower than many, so don't expect anything new anytime soon. I don't plan on tearing this apart anytime soon. When I do at least I should have a good selection of parts to start with.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:50 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:06 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:47 PM
The angled houses add a lot to the scene as well. Looking forward to seeing more castle MOCs from you in the future
Here is my website: http://brickbuilt.org
My flickr: link
John 14:6, Jesus answered, "I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:34 PM
I'm no beginner with Lego of course, I came out of my dark ages about 4 years ago, I'm 40 years old this week) and found Bricklink 3 years ago. The rest as they say is history.
I usually build Technic models, or other random stuff, I've honestly never built a castle before. I started to get interested in castles just a few months ago, when my 7 year old son showed an interest in the Kingdoms theme. I have spent countlesss hours trawling the net since for inspiration and ideas, this castle is the result of that research.
I read quite a few Lego websites and forums, looking at other's MOCs, and I take note of details and techniques which I can integrate into my MOCs. Once I'm building unless I'm totally happy with something I build I tear it down and start again, or at least I tear down the last part and rebuild that bit. This is partly why it takes me so long to build things, certain elements of the castle were built and rebuilt a few times until I was happy. Only when I'm completely happy with the whole build have I taken some pictures and released it to the world.
My MOC page (http://mocpages.com/home.php/53518) show's a few other things I have built in the last few years, of course there have been more things but I don't post up much.
Now I've built this castle I shall leave it in one piece for a while for my children and their friends to play with, later in the year I will dismantle it and start afresh, I intend to build more castles, hence why I was happy to invest in so many castle type pieces, my big problem is exactly what that castle will be like..... Cheers Andy.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:57 AM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:40 PM
I'm a fan of all your ground in front of the castle.
Houses, water, green und trees.
This is what a build needs to make it alive.
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