Last Adventurers set - Destiny's Castle
Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:41 AM
Recap: Johnny Thunder, Doctor Lighting, and Harry Cane have finally made it to King Leownis's castle. But guess who's waiting for them? The long awaited General Veeronis and his men that's who. A showdown for the crown is about to begin! With a familar guardian watching in the background...
Click the picture of the set to go to the folder. (Pic = Link) And for a change in repetition I made a nice sky-blue background for the castle. Please note the green glow on the building is from the green screen I used to photoshop the pic. Note: When viewing the pic of the whole set, click resize -otherwise it'll look disorted. ;-)
The set has 624 pieces, possibly more (the plane was not counted) and it has 9 minifigures (originally it was supposed to have 8, but I had to put in good ol' Harry). It has 3 traps, a jeep, a plane, 2 skeletons (castle style) a ton of weapons and Fire Nation flags, and 4 stories of a castlely goodness. Some prices for you guys: 99.99 Canadian, 69.99 American.
And just for fun:
Take a look at the first four sets if you haven't:
The whole JT folder
Hope you enjoyed the final set. I know it wasn't perfect, perhaps too many figs, but I really wanted to put Harry and his plane in this set. I hope you all liked it anyways.
I have to apoligize for my absence, my computer caught a virus a few weeks ago and I lost all my pics, but I finally got this online at the end.
As always, comments are appreciated. :-)
Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:30 PM
Like before you managed an huge amount of clever traps and secrets. I like the entrance with those
lionheads and your rich jeep design. Maybe the throne could be a little more impressive.
Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:49 AM
You're probably right, maybe an actual seat for a king to sit on would be better, instead of just the platform.
Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:57 AM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:03 AM
This reminds me of Adventurers cross between Knights Kingdom with a splash of Harry Potter thrown in for good measure. Quite an interesting creation but I don't think the black and tan work together very well in that configuration. I think there needs to be more segregation between the two, perhaps a row of tan between the black castle walls and the grey bricks would have balanced it better, but in turn that would increase the height of the MOC.
Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:26 PM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:12 PM
I think it has to do with you not using punctuation X-D
Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:45 PM
Anyway, on to the creation: I think its way too colorful. The black, light grey, dark grey and tan are just too much for my aesthetic sensibilities to take. Especially when combined with the gold accents, red flags, green vines and green car. I think if you dropped two of the structural colors it would look much better. Right now it looks like a little kid's project because of all of the colors. Not to be too critical however, I think the structure design works pretty well and its only the color scheme that doesn't do it for me.
Steve, who loves to see Adventurer MOCs...
Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:40 PM
As for adventurers, I also think that sticking to a color palette would be good. Still the sets are amazing as they could well be sold by TLC.
Posted 15 December 2006 - 01:34 AM
My bad on the colours, but I didn't think they were that bad at the time. The castle has the same colours as King's gatehouse and no one complained, so I figured people didn't mind them.
I guess you're right.
Posted 21 December 2006 - 07:01 AM
1) too many time periods (however, i have said this about the whole theme ;-) )
2) color scheme, i agree with phes here... i would go ahead and make the castle taller to balance out the colors better.
3) the jeep is great, probably my favorite vehicle in the theme.
overall, i love concept building, and LEGO SYSTEM-ish building styles. you have captured both successfully in your MOC line. i love the presentation, and character building you have done. though i was hoping for a little more with this last one !!!
overall great job with the theme, what can we expect next ???
also, check out The LEGO Western Expansion MOC Page at MOCpages.com !!!
and Brick Miner's Extras BrickLink.com store !!!
Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:28 PM
Posted 22 December 2006 - 11:10 PM
I love the presentation, its really nicely done. I wonder how you do it, would like to try it too sometime (guess its your secret :-) )
I also like all the traps you put in. They really spice things up and are good for making cool action scenes.
Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:49 AM
I might do a few sets from other themes. I already have a pretend Exoforce plane ready to have pictures taken of it, and I will try to post that soon. I was also hoping to do a few pirates sets in the future, because it could be a fun topic to explore. ;-)
Advice I will have to remember.
I use a software called the GIMP. I really should be using photoshop, but I don't have it. Sadly, I still rely on MS paint for a lot of the pohotoshoping. :-P
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