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#1 Redhead1982

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

This time I'm presenting myour latest creation, built together with my boyfriend. Since the two of us own 2 copies of Kingdoms Joust set (10223), we decided to build a medieval diorama based around the Joust set. Diorama is based on 3x5 baseplates (32x32) and is going to be presented this weekend at KockeFest (Slovenian LUG's exhibition in Ljubljana).

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One of the residents is returning to the inner part of the village with horse-driven cart, passing the guards.

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Outside the gates there are pastures on one side of the road, and some trees surrounding a small lake on the other side. At the lake, fisherman is catching his lunch.

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Behind the gates, people gathered to observe the jousting of knights. There's a special place for two royal families and nobility on one side of the jousting field, and the commoners are standing on the other side.

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At the end of the jousting field are pavilions where the knights can prepare for their turn at the jousting field.

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Behind the jousting field, stands the castle, surrounded by a ditch.

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The castle is accessible via drawbridge, that can be lifted by turning the wheel at the roof of the middle tower.

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At one of the corner towers, another guard is joining his colleagues at the top.

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Behind the castle wall, there's a courtyard, where some of the guards are enjoying a meal and drinks, and the others are moving a chest to a different location.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

This looks great, excellent castle.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:34 PM

Superb layout! The kingdoms joust gatehouse and tents fit right into your MOC and the landscaping is excellent :thumbup:
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

I'd love to see this MOC in person, hopefully it'll be shown at more than one event and I'll be able to come. I love the composition, the details, landscaping... it's fantastic.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:21 AM

Very nice work - The Kingdoms Joust is one of my all-time favourite sets and it is nice to see it integrated here into a larger MOC. I like the modifications you've made to expand it (like the larger tents).

Great work and looking forward to seeing the expanded castle.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:10 AM

This is amazing! I can honestly say this is one of my top 5 favorite MOCs ever. Superb work, sir.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:00 AM

Very cool!  The joust is one of the better Kingdoms sets, but this adds a lot to it and makes a great layout

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:32 AM

Very cool build! I'm drooling over the double Joust there. I'm trotting to catch up on purchases so I can get a second. I like the layout here, with all the action around the jousting area and the landscape is fantastic! Well done you two.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

This is excelent and huge! I'm glad I'll be able to see it in person this weekend.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:35 AM

Oh wow, this is amazing! I love the castle at the end and the tilt field (Jousting field) looks perfect too.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:31 AM

It's great to see how you expanded the Joust set. The castle looks spectacular with the darker and lighter shades of grey and the drawbridge is a great feature. :wink:
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:56 AM

Nice use of the joust sets, good features and love the details like the area behind the cart showing wheel marks etc.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

This is awesome. :wub_drool:   The doubling up of the Joust building for entrance to the village works really well.  I love the landscaping, particularly around the village houses, and the atmosphere you have created by having all the spectators for the joust.  The castle wall itself is very impressive and looks quite formidable as the backdrop to this diorama.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

Wow! Combining two sets really expands the possibilities, and you two have made good use of all of the parts.
This is one fine MOC! Congratulations!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

Thanks for great comments, everyone!

View Postsoccerkid6, on 14 October 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:

Superb layout! The kingdoms joust gatehouse and tents fit right into your MOC and the landscaping is excellent :thumbup:

View PostSammael, on 14 October 2012 - 10:35 PM, said:

I'd love to see this MOC in person, hopefully it'll be shown at more than one event and I'll be able to come. I love the composition, the details, landscaping... it's fantastic.
I used this as an opportunity to learn some new techniques, and doing landscape is great for that.

View PostLegocrazy81, on 15 October 2012 - 05:32 AM, said:

Very cool build! I'm drooling over the double Joust there. I'm trotting to catch up on purchases so I can get a second. I like the layout here, with all the action around the jousting area and the landscape is fantastic! Well done you two.

View PostLegogal, on 15 October 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

Wow! Combining two sets really expands the possibilities, and you two have made good use of all of the parts.
This is one fine MOC! Congratulations!
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View PostMstrOfPppts, on 15 October 2012 - 08:30 AM, said:

This is excelent and huge! I'm glad I'll be able to see it in person this weekend.
See you on the weekend! :sweet:

View PostKristel, on 15 October 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

This is awesome. :wub_drool:   The doubling up of the Joust building for entrance to the village works really well.  I love the landscaping, particularly around the village houses, and the atmosphere you have created by having all the spectators for the joust.  The castle wall itself is very impressive and looks quite formidable as the backdrop to this diorama.
I agree, the Joust set is perfect as a starting point. That's where we started and the rest developed with time.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:40 PM

Absolutely fantastic work :thumbup: :thumbup:

I love all of this layout, im particularly the castel :wub_drool: :wub_drool:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:24 PM

Lots of great details! My favorite is the sand green house and the trees, but the rest is just as awesome. Side note: if you want to add one more knight to the tourney, the KKII shadow knights (Vladek & co.) had a nice barding and the dark red/black tent would also look good.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:56 PM

Love the tracks from the cart :)
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:45 PM

Great work on the back castle especially, the entire thing looks excellent.  :thumbup:

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

This really is a beautiful model.  The attention to detail is outstanding.  The things like the cart tracks are very clever, and well thought out.  Excellent job.  Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:11 PM

This is very impressive. I love the landscaping. The exterior trees and the muddy trail with the cart. I really love the interior jousting area with the stands for the nobility and the commoners. Very clever.

I really like how you added in an actual scene with people doing jobs. Every castle needs two guards to move things from point A to point B. And in a few hours, they'll move it back to justify their pay scale :laugh: .

Overall great scene! I wanted The Joust when I first saw it, but all of these other great sets came out, so I was deciding not to get it. Now I want it again! Thanks a lot! :tongue:
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

WOW!! This MOC looks fantastic!!! This is a Camelot from Merlin on BBC :wub_drool:

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

Great work! At the event will be a really big feast for the eyes. It looks really huge and the two Kingdoms Joust look great together.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:41 PM

How great! And wonderful that you worked together.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:51 AM

Great work.  If you're going to expand on it in the future, it would be nice if you could add the Medieval Market Village and the Mill Village Raid to the set.




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