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44 replies to this topic  – Started by Bonaparte , Jan 26 2013 09:47 PM

#1 Bonaparte

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

After years of building ships I finally started building my fortress.

I'm getting inspiration from the Eldorado fortress (my #1 LEGO set) so I've called the project "Eldorado 2013 XXL".

Here are some WIP pictures:

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Oh, and it's all modular for easy transportation:

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#2 Sir E Fullner

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:24 AM

Good start. But, will it hold up to the great Redcoat army?

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#3 Grimmbeard

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

Looks great so far :thumbup: . I don't see any problems with holding up the redcoats :tongue:
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:45 AM

Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

Thanks for the nice comments!

I haven't decided yet if this will be a bluecoat or redcoat fortress :devil:

Here's an update:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

Wow! That looks impressive and massive.
Will you add a kind of dungeon under it or is it just a rock?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Looks great! :thumbup: I can't wait for the final product!

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#8 Brig. Brick

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

great project with a wonder progressive results! keep showing!

View PostBonaparte, on 02 February 2013 - 11:27 AM, said:

I haven't decided yet if this will be a bluecoat or redcoat fortress :devil:

you, me, green hair commmander red hat knows.... Eldorado is blue! :laugh:

Edited by Brig. Brick, 02 February 2013 - 05:04 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

Wow this is a great project. Can't wait to see it finished.

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I haven't decided yet if this will be a bluecoat or redcoat fortress :devil:
How about we say, whoever wins the tournament :tongue:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Looks promising :thumbup: :classic:

Did you considered  allowing the island to split open so you can add an interior inside the rock base like a cellar?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

View PostBlackar, on 02 February 2013 - 11:44 AM, said:

Will you add a kind of dungeon under it or is it just a rock?

View PostBob De Quatre, on 03 February 2013 - 05:30 PM, said:

Did you considered  allowing the island to split open so you can add an interior inside the rock base like a cellar?
I might add that in a phase 2. For now I'll finish it without as the fortress needs to be ready for an upcoming event. So time is limited :classic:

Thanks everyone for your nice feedback :wub:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

Very nice, that gatehouse looks great, I love seeing the brick printed panel used properly :laugh: .
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

It's gettin' better and better! I can't wait to see the end result,
Bet ehh maybe the rocjs shoud be more 'one' rock like no big light or dark grey parts :wink:
That's my feeback, keep going! :thumbup:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

Looking good :thumbup:  I like the cable mechanism and the classical look!
It's also nice how some plants climb on the rocks like some sort of ivy.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

Nice! The walls and crane look great!

Can't wait for more! :thumbup:

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

This is looking great so far! Love the crane and the steps onto the tower.
Buildings are certainly something else then ships I've come to learn.

Perhaps some slopes over the rocks can break the ''burpy'' look a bit and I would advise to use some different sorts of plantation on the rocks like the grasses. These also come in different shades of green which might further add to the realism. You could also make a small cave in the rocks with water seeping through. Lastly, tiling off the wall edges might look nice.

I can't wait to see it at our event, good luck on the build! :thumbup:
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

That is looking great. I like how you designed that little crane. :blush:

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:23 AM

This is looking terrific! It has an amazing classical felling to it :wub: The gatehouse is specially well-built.

My only suggestion so far would be to add a bit more of detail in the rock work, such as plants and so, but you are probably planning to deal with that later :classic:

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

Great work, faithful to the original, but 100 times better already. Looking forward to updates, and further tweaks to make this awesome!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

This is awesome; particularly your last update.

Eldorado is one of my all time favourite Lego sets, so I can't wait to see what your beefed up version ends up looking like.  So far, it looks excellent!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

This is amazing!!! It is a perfect update for Eldorado Fortress. I even like the use of BURPS for the rock face which isn't something that I'm normally a fan of. Can't wait to see this finished.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

Looks promising, only a couple of things I'd suggest, the rock base I'd add some slopes and cheese just to help it flow and it might help the transition between the different rock colours. The second would be to use some traverse bricks with dark red tiles to break up the white walls and add to the classic feel with more modern techniques. I'm looking forward to updates.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:06 AM

Awesome! Now that's a great upgrade of an all-time fave set! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:10 AM

Really cool project--I love 'upgrades' of classic sets! :classic:

To my eye the gatehouse should be a bit taller (seeing as its the tallest part in the original set), or the whole fortress might end up looking a bit flat. Also, I think you should build the holes in the walls just a bit higher so that cannons can fit through them. But otherwise it looks awesome!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

This is looking great, have you considered building a set of gallows (although I wouldn't know how to build one) great job anyway and I'll look forward to seeing the finished product :classic:




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