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Hi folks, I don't have this set (yet), but I've created a fix for the Gov's office - its now closed and includes a ladder to the top floor.

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10 hours ago, iragm said:

There's definitely a ladder in the tower.

I haven't had a chance to build it IRL yet, I only got around to building Eldorado a few weeks ago.  I believe I have all the parts for it, just sadly, not the time.

I just reread it again and spotted where I made my mistake. 

It's a great build. I really like it. I would love to build and attach it to my Eldorado Fortress. I'm just a little chalky on how and where it connects in what modes. I think I misunderstood, which is why I wanted to see pictures.

The Sabre Island MOC is pretty much spot on perfect a remake as Eldorado Fortress is, being super faithful. 

6 hours ago, zinnn said:

Hi folks, I don't have this set (yet), but I've created a fix for the Gov's office - its now closed and includes a ladder to the top floor.

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This is excellent. I especially love that you turned that walkway to nowhere into a working space.

 

Do you happen to have instructions, or even just a parts list to work with? I'd love to try replicating this setup you've designed

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So I checked all my "extras". I had enough spare parts to fix the walkway to nowhere near the Governor's office, but not enough to make a wall and finish the tower behind the office. 

I took cue from this thread and made it into a lookout.

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On 2/5/2024 at 1:02 AM, MightyThorngren said:

Do you happen to have instructions, or even just a parts list to work with? I'd love to try replicating this setup you've designed

I will post them on Rebrickable, I need to get my house in order, been meaning to post instructions for my MOC Skull Island there for many months too... Will try to get both up there very soon

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On 7/17/2023 at 9:26 PM, Marooned Marin said:

@zinnn you can easily try that in Studio.io since @iragm made the studio.io file also available with the instructions.

If anyone needs the fortress in digital, you can download it HERE from my GoogleDrive. I gave my best to follow the instructions to the letter.

The link is dead. Can anyone repost the digital file of 10320 Eldorado Fortress?

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On 2/4/2024 at 3:13 AM, MightyThorngren said:

Share some pictures my friend!

Still haven't gotten around to that (taking pictures)...
The fort is now populated by pirates and mainly used every now and then by my daughter (together with me ;) to play.
For some time now, a number of soldiers from PAB-country have arrived to take over the fort again...

I have mainly been busy with Castle lately, expanding that part of the collection.
In combination with a Castle MOC.
(but I almost dare not say that/Castle here... ;)

On 1/31/2024 at 11:51 AM, Cearthenn said:

Hello, I wanted to share my Imperial Trading Post remake from the new Eldorado Fortress and the island from PoBB.

This is my first adult MOC so as you can see I reused a lot of the design from Eldorado Fortress but adjusted it where it was needed/possible. I'm still reworking it and will probably add some islands since I have a lot of sand and stone left from PoBB, but this is the version that is the closest to the original. I had a lot of fun with it, I can definitely recommend this as an entry level MOC.

 

Imperial trading post remake

 

Really nice!

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Not too original, but I squeezed out every white piece I had to make this. I wish I had more and different parts, but I used only what I had.

 

Shout out to Trikus and his mod. I didn't use his parts or instructions, but I followed his lead and ended using his basic set up for the inside when the room seemed too crowed with a bed I put in there.

 

 

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A bit crowded up there. I'm gonna take out one cannon and brick build a swivel cannon down the road.

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Thanks for sharing. I like the arched window in particular.

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I've actually changed the Admiral's office since my last post and I turned it into a war room. I want to tweak it more before showing though. However, I like new ladder situation a lot more.

 

I just today changed the crane and absolutely love it. The new remake crane was way too large and imposing, not even giving a figure room to operate it. It was my least favorite part of the new remake set. I tried to fix all that and give the crane a classic look.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, MightyThorngren said:

I've actually changed the Admiral's office since my last post and I turned it into a war room. I want to tweak it more before showing though. However, I like new ladder situation a lot more.

 

I just today changed the crane and absolutely love it. The new remake crane was way too large and imposing, not even giving a figure room to operate it. It was my least favorite part of the new remake set. I tried to fix all that and give the crane a classic look.

 

 

I really like your crane but I must say the one from the set is absolutely awesome. So well designed even if it is quite large.

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14 hours ago, MightyThorngren said:

I just today changed the crane and absolutely love it. The new remake crane was way too large and imposing, not even giving a figure room to operate it. It was my least favorite part of the new remake set. I tried to fix all that and give the crane a classic look.

What you've done to the crane is exactly how it should be in a set like Eldorado Fortress :thumbup: Let's leave that LEGO City looking like monstrosity to its belongings — we're dealing with 16-18s centuries stuff here, things should look appropriately, and yours absolutely does :pir-thumb: Can't wait to see the changed Admiral's office :bonaparte:

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I know I'm late, but I finally picked this set up and instantly began to mod it.

So far I've:

  • Closed off the office (whilst keeping a hallway so that people don't have to go through the office to get to the balconies and cannon atop).
  • Added a ladder to the cannon deck up top.
  • Added a plank to the "wine cellar" and placed a load of treasure there.
  • Added some small plates to prevent the gate from 'caving' inward.

What I still plan on doing:

  • Adding two studs of width to the office, likely by adding two studs to the whole tower.
  • Readjusting the prison tower to accommodate the cannon I removed from the main tower.
  • Making the crane longer and making sure it can lower items into the "wine cellar".
  • Moving the prison tower ladder so it doesn't block the hatch.
  • Adding the telescope to the balcony of the main tower.

Things that I'm toying with:

  • Removing the wine from the "wine cellar" and making it only house treasure.
  • Adding a ladder and room beneath the central courtyard (I'd lose the "dock" functionality, but realistically I won't ever display it in that configuration, so I'll probably go for it).
  • Widening the docks to be at least 4 wide all around.
  • Replacing the black dock with dark brown (I tried it with reddish brown and it just didn't do it for me, so I'll have to see what it looks like in dark brown, otherwise it'll just stay black).

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6 hours ago, Lord Valgor said:

I know I'm late, but I finally picked this set up and instantly began to mod it.

So far I've:

  • Closed off the office (whilst keeping a hallway so that people don't have to go through the office to get to the balconies and cannon atop).
  • Added a ladder to the cannon deck up top.
  • Added a plank to the "wine cellar" and placed a load of treasure there.
  • Added some small plates to prevent the gate from 'caving' inward.

What I still plan on doing:

  • Adding two studs of width to the office, likely by adding two studs to the whole tower.
  • Readjusting the prison tower to accommodate the cannon I removed from the main tower.
  • Making the crane longer and making sure it can lower items into the "wine cellar".
  • Moving the prison tower ladder so it doesn't block the hatch.
  • Adding the telescope to the balcony of the main tower.

Things that I'm toying with:

  • Removing the wine from the "wine cellar" and making it only house treasure.
  • Adding a ladder and room beneath the central courtyard (I'd lose the "dock" functionality, but realistically I won't ever display it in that configuration, so I'll probably go for it).
  • Widening the docks to be at least 4 wide all around.
  • Replacing the black dock with dark brown (I tried it with reddish brown and it just didn't do it for me, so I'll have to see what it looks like in dark brown, otherwise it'll just stay black).

Please share some photos of the stuff you’ve done already!

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On 6/21/2024 at 4:09 PM, zinnn said:

Please share some photos of the stuff you’ve done already!

Haha, I'll see if I can figure out how to post photos inline into this thread...

 

In the meantime, an update;

Since my last post I've:

  • Added two studs to the width of the main section (and thus the office). Had to order some pieces, so still waiting on them before it's fully done.
  • Readjusted the prison tower to accommodate the cannon I removed from the main tower.
  • Changed the crane to be longer, and more visually appealing (even though it was period accurate, I didn't quite like how bulky it looked).
  • Moved the prison tower ladder so that it doesn't block the hatch down to the treasure (wine) cellar.
  • Added a (bad) ladder, a floor, two beds, a lantern, sword storage, writing desk (via a barrel), and some cheese to the basement of the central courtyard. Now the soldiers have somewhere to wait out the storms and hurricanes :pir-classic:.
  • Other minor changes (moved the key, moved the table, swapped some wall pieces around, etc).

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23 minutes ago, Lord Valgor said:

Haha, I'll see if I can figure out how to post photos inline into this thread...

You have to host your pictures on a site like flickr, imgur, bricksafe or basically any website of your choice where you can upload pictures. Then add the link to the image to your Eurobricks post and the picture should be shown automatically :thumbup:

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Posted (edited)

Let's give this a shot.

 

Here's the hall and wall I added to the main tower, plus the ladder that leads to the cannon deck atop. I've got proper pieces on order, so don't worry about the color mismatch haha.

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Here's the other side. The corners that will be adjacent to the office will be smoother after my extra pieces arrive.

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Here's the office, again I need the pieces to complete the walls and support, but with the plate there you can see it'll add plenty of room. I'm also considering adding a folding bed to the office, but we'll see.

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Here's what I did with the crane; quite a bit less bulky but still good looking IMO. Also has a place for minifigures to stand.

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Here's what the new prison building and trapdoor look like:

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Here's what I did with the section beneath the central courtyard, with the hatch open. Beds are small and rudimentary on purpose. Minifigures can stand (without hats) as long as they aren't under the support beams. Ladder (as noted) is bad; I'll keep toying with designs, but I'm at least okay with it for now.

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And the other side of it with the hatch closed. Table, lantern, sword barrel, and cheese all visible here.

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And finally the gate (with 1x2 plates added to reinforce it a bit) and the new treasure room. The wood plank beneath the treasure is on jumper plates so that it can be somewhat easily removed (it's a tight fit). Lots of room for treasure to help the fort live up to it's name.

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18 hours ago, Lord Valgor said:

Haha, I'll see if I can figure out how to post photos inline into this thread...

 

In the meantime, an update;

Since my last post I've:

  • Added two studs to the width of the main section (and thus the office). Had to order some pieces, so still waiting on them before it's fully done.
  • Readjusted the prison tower to accommodate the cannon I removed from the main tower.
  • Changed the crane to be longer, and more visually appealing (even though it was period accurate, I didn't quite like how bulky it looked).
  • Moved the prison tower ladder so that it doesn't block the hatch down to the treasure (wine) cellar.
  • Added a (bad) ladder, a floor, two beds, a lantern, sword storage, writing desk (via a barrel), and some cheese to the basement of the central courtyard. Now the soldiers have somewhere to wait out the storms and hurricanes :pir-classic:.
  • Other minor changes (moved the key, moved the table, swapped some wall pieces around, etc).

So many of those changes are ones I wanted to do but was unsure about with my own limited parts. Especially curious how you modified the prison for the cannon.  Curious about the beds too.

 

 

Sadly the post with pictures didn't show up for me. But this sounds so cool. I really hope you figure out the tweaks. I use imgur.com for linking sometimes here.

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50 minutes ago, MightyThorngren said:

Sadly the post with pictures didn't show up for me. But this sounds so cool. I really hope you figure out the tweaks. I use imgur.com for linking sometimes here.

Yeah, yesterday i could see the images, but today they are gone. It can be a bit tricky sometimes. Best is to make sure to directly link to the image (link directly to the image file with .png or .jpg file format ending).

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1 hour ago, Yperio_Bricks said:

Yeah, yesterday i could see the images, but today they are gone. It can be a bit tricky sometimes. Best is to make sure to directly link to the image (link directly to the image file with .png or .jpg file format ending).

Thanks, thought I was going crazy because I swore they were visible when I posted. Lemme see if I can get a more direct link and update the post.

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3 hours ago, MightyThorngren said:

So many of those changes are ones I wanted to do but was unsure about with my own limited parts. Especially curious how you modified the prison for the cannon.  Curious about the beds too.

 

 

Sadly the post with pictures didn't show up for me. But this sounds so cool. I really hope you figure out the tweaks. I use imgur.com for linking sometimes here.

I think I got the photos working. Also if it helps, the prison and crane modifications didn't require a whole lot of new pieces; I mostly just moved things around. The prison isn't perfect, but it's good enough for now. Someday I might revisit it to see if I can give more walking room around the cannon whilst keeping the original design language

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