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Hello all!

I build these vignettes as both a nod to Classic Castle of the late 80s/early 90s and the 2010 Kingdoms-theme, which features a new take on the old antagonism between the two powers.The sets of the 2010-incarnation weren't great (well, mostly!), but the minifigs were just awesome!

Anyway, enough blabla. Lets have a look at the Throne-room of the Dragon Queendom:

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For the Dragon Knights I had a distinctive, quite archaic look in mind, which pays tribute to the often harsh and inhospitable land they live in. A clear geometry with straight lines and steep slopes to give the impression of the Queen’s throne room being made of large black stones cut into simple shapes. Quite a imposing fortress-like architecture really with inspiration from ancient Babylonian temples and the city of Windhelm from the game Skyrim, with a little bit of Saruman’s throne Room thrown in. I also decided to give it a more asymmetric layout, to make it visually more interesting and slightly unsettling. The fireplace is made from a transparent Nexo Knights minifigure-base and a light brick I got from a Prince of Persia set. It turned out looking quite naturalistic and required no fancy effects added in post-production at all!

Meanwhile, at the court of the Lion King:

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The Lion Kingdom got a more welcoming throne room, which impresses rather by its elaborated decoration than with brutalist geometry. It is in every respect a more conventional setting, with typical medieval decorative elements and a warm colour palette and a quite symmetric layout to emphasize noble rulership, justice and stability. The striped columns are inspired by the throne room of Emperor Charlemagne in the cathedral of Aachen, as my King himself is inspired by the life of the real-life ruler.

 

 

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Nice little depiction of two great factions, great work at the fireplace using those pieces and the windows colors are uncommon, you can feel the atmosphere there.
Just as a little advice you could change the head and hands of the Gandalf fig, so you could keep the continuity on yellow colors on the figs. :classic:

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Cool! I cant quite place it but there is something I really like about the "Lion Teams" picture :thumbup:, most likely because the whole room is so well done.

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On 01/11/2016 at 4:10 PM, blackdeathgr said:

nice depiction of this age long rivalry!

Thank you very much! :classic:

15 hours ago, Niku said:

Nice little depiction of two great factions, great work at the fireplace using those pieces and the windows colors are uncommon, you can feel the atmosphere there.
Just as a little advice you could change the head and hands of the Gandalf fig, so you could keep the continuity on yellow colors on the figs. :classic:

Thank you Niku! I was looking for a use for these translucent Nexo Knights bases. I still have a couple of them and they might end up as engines for a space ship or so. Anyway. Their irregular pattern is really ideal for flames.

As for Gandalf... that's really an issue. With so many fleshy-tones Minifigs around now and their unique face-prints, it feels like a unsatisfying substitute for me to change them all into yellow. I wish they had never introduced that tone really. So... right now I just refuse to change them. Lets just assume he got some elvish blood or so. Yeah, that explains it! :wink: :laugh:

11 hours ago, BrickJagger said:

I really like the design of the fireplace :thumbup:

Nice work!

Thank you very much! I actually ran a bit low on dark grey bricks, so I am pretty happy on the result - and positive reactions like your! :classic:

5 hours ago, The Architect said:

Cool! I cant quite place it but there is something I really like about the "Lion Teams" picture :thumbup:, most likely because the whole room is so well done.

Thank you! That's really flattering :classic: 

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