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Duel in Black Knights' Mage Tower

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It had tried Majisto's patience for months, the attitude of the young wizard recently taken under the protection of the Black Knights.  The new mage was constantly boasting to any tavern wench or random farm hand about how he could summon an army of demons from an unnamed void that would be stronger than any dragon the Dragon Masters could raise.  Well, it was time to teach this kid a lesson--for the soul of a dragon set loose in its pure form of fire and rage is a very nasty opponent and Majisto had figured out long ago how to bind many of them to a specially enchanted lantern...

My entry for the CCC XIX "Battle" category.  More pics in the Album.

C&C Appreciated! :dsweet:

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I'm at a loss to understand why no one else commented on this, so let me be the first to say that this is an incredible build!

While the size of the room alone would be enough for me normally to view this as an impressive MOC, your two 'magic avatar' builds take this from impressive to sublime. They're the real stand-outs here, especially since you gave us an updated Majisto to boot! While I've admired many of the other MOCs other people have made here, using some of the original characters LEGO created in newer builds will always be my favorite, especially when the results are this good! You've done an amazing job showing us how proficient Majisto is with magic, and I absolutely love your decision to use an enchanted lantern to contain several dragon spirits, a device I've never heard of before, but one which I'm finding very cool. As for the dragon spirit itself, all I can say is wow! It may not resemble the classic dragon mold, but it is rather striking, especially with your use of those old flame pieces to create a 'tail' for the spirit coming out of the (again, excellent) brick-built magic lantern.

And of course the unnamed upstart mage fighting Majisto is also great, even if he looks a bit like a dwarf with that helmet and beard. But great use of that Ninjago head with the bright green eyes, which complement his equally wild magic portal! I don't know how you positioned it, but it looks great and offers a welcome contrast from Majisto's dragon spirit, with the demonic/ghostly warriors all looking very cohesive (great job marrying Hidden Side and, again, Ninjago parts here) with the portal and the mage's eyes.

Lastly, I'd be remiss if I didn't praise your lighting. That black light(?) really makes the magic entities pop and adds an otherworldly vibe to the whole scene! Great work all around, and all hail the Dragon Masters!

Edited by Mr Maniac

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I didnt see this one before else I would have commented, I have to say is my favorite build of the entire competition.
Wonderful job. :dsweet:

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Completely missed this. Great MOC. I love the lighting effect you've used. Blacklight? Anyway, the details alone for the building as noted by others are worthy of a thread alone. The dragon spirit and demonic summoning are incredible. Kudos.

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On 2/1/2022 at 12:20 PM, Mr Maniac said:

I'm at a loss to understand why no one else commented on this, so let me be the first to say that this is an incredible build!

While the size of the room alone would be enough for me normally to view this as an impressive MOC, your two 'magic avatar' builds take this from impressive to sublime. They're the real stand-outs here, especially since you gave us an updated Majisto to boot! While I've admired many of the other MOCs other people have made here, using some of the original characters LEGO created in newer builds will always be my favorite, especially when the results are this good! You've done an amazing job showing us how proficient Majisto is with magic, and I absolutely love your decision to use an enchanted lantern to contain several dragon spirits, a device I've never heard of before, but one which I'm finding very cool. As for the dragon spirit itself, all I can say is wow! It may not resemble the classic dragon mold, but it is rather striking, especially with your use of those old flame pieces to create a 'tail' for the spirit coming out of the (again, excellent) brick-built magic lantern.

And of course the unnamed upstart mage fighting Majisto is also great, even if he looks a bit like a dwarf with that helmet and beard. But great use of that Ninjago head with the bright green eyes, which complement his equally wild magic portal! I don't know how you positioned it, but it looks great and offers a welcome contrast from Majisto's dragon spirit, with the demonic/ghostly warriors all looking very cohesive (great job marrying Hidden Side and, again, Ninjago parts here) with the portal and the mage's eyes.

Lastly, I'd be remiss if I didn't praise your lighting. That black light(?) really makes the magic entities pop and adds an otherworldly vibe to the whole scene! Great work all around, and all hail the Dragon Masters!

Thank you so much for the comprehensive comment! :blush:  The small 1746 Wizard's Cart was one of my first sets I remember as a kid, and I've been playing with some Dragon Masters table scraps and whatnot for a while wanting to get an MOC put together in the theme.

On 2/1/2022 at 1:32 PM, PassengerJet said:

This is fantastic!  I’m usually a technic guy but I’m glad I stumbled on this beauty!

Thanks!

On 2/1/2022 at 3:30 PM, Niku said:

I didnt see this one before else I would have commented, I have to say is my favorite build of the entire competition.
Wonderful job. :dsweet:

Thanks Niku! :sweet:

On 2/3/2022 at 8:32 AM, Feuer Zug said:

Completely missed this. Great MOC. I love the lighting effect you've used. Blacklight? Anyway, the details alone for the building as noted by others are worthy of a thread alone. The dragon spirit and demonic summoning are incredible. Kudos.

Yes, black lights plus a small handheld flashlight with weak batteries.  Long exposure under only the black lights while "painting" some of the areas I wanted more light/better color on with the flashlight.  Majisto in particular needed some help to avoid being washed out by the black light since he's mostly blue; caused a bunch of glare at his feet that I should have edited out but oh well.  I wanted to try to do everything in one shot rather than taking multiple pictures under different lighting and then stitching/layering images on top of each other in post.

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