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    Favorite running Lego theme: Ninjago
    MOC interests: Medieval/oriental fantasy, GoH, Mecha, Sci-fi

    Other interests: I look at the world around me (nature, industry, architecture, whatever!) and get inspiration. I also watch anime (google Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Mobile Suit Gundam, Fairy Tail, My Hero Academia or Attack on Titan to get an idea), which has the same effect. :)


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  1. Btw, it's great to see the CMF category is ever so popular!
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    [Freebuild] Skaldar Port

    This is the type of build that makes my heart skip a beat when I see it in my Flickr feed for the first time! With my eyes I wander from one interesting spot to the next; what a gorgeous piece of village! As others have said, great composition and a coherent style between the houses. All the more impressive that there is actually plenty of variation going on with the roofs and their orientation! Also, I think the bars you have on top of the roofs add quite a bit of visual interest. One other particular part use that is nice is the V-angle plates that make up part of the scaffolding at the water. Oh and I really like the pathway leading down to the shore, surrounded by a health amount of vegetation. All in all, this really has that sleepy remote village atmosphere. Btw, the irregular base is neat! However, it's also a bit enigmatic: what is the layer of dark green exactly? It would work for water because it's very smooth, but then what is the black? And finally: I suppose this is a bit south in Mitgardia and maybe not too far from the see, judging by the gull? Keep rocking, sir Louis!
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    @NickLafreniere I feel similarly: hopeful. They picked up franchise that many people were actually wanting for years, plus a beautiful non-licensed project that was also quite popular in the comments. Of course, castle and modular fans would really like to see their call answered, but I think Ideas is not the place to expect that from right now.
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Yes, pretty much... There's really not much that has my interest. An affordable castle/viking/fantasy thing, I guess, but that's not going to happen. I bet the community would be cheering if Zelda would finally get approved, but I don't see that happening either. It's one big gamble anyway, and I'm feeling adventurous, so I'll place my bet on Steampunk Airship.
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    CDC2 CMF: Homecoming

    Thanks! That use of axes was definitely a eureka moment. I intended them more as a magic seal or aura, rather than wings. Anyway, it's there to make him look powerful. Thank you! The Underworld and Cedrica weren't proposed expansions like Yureishima, but they were preexisting. Cedrica (also known as the Crownlands) is the province/territory where Historica's Throne is located and where the Queen lives, at the centre of Historica, in between all the (continental) Guilds. The Underworld is technically wherever you go deep into the earth, and it would seem logical to me that as you go deeper, the influence of the rule above grows weaker, so that for the most part it's its own thing. Thank you, socialbricks! I'm really happy those figs are so well-received, as well as the staff!
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    CDC2 CMF: Ayrlego

    Very solid entry! I like the figures on the front row in particular, plus the shield maiden! Btw, I didn't really get the comment on the second axe, until I saw it. Nicely done! Looks like the Mercenary Captain has been doing good business in the past; he's probably not the cheapest mercenary in town...
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    CDC2 CMF Eyrezer

    Oof, you got me!
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    CDC2 CMF: Homecoming

    Haha, one does not simply stop building, ey? Okay, thanks. I can see Madame Quarrat with an extra gemstone or something, or maybe a map with the mine site marked. I like the pose on Yffreya, but I reckon she would also look good holding the two swords pointing forward. For other figures you mentioned I could defend my choices, but I appreciate your elaboration.
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    CDC2 CMF: Homecoming

    Thanks, zoth! High praise, thanks a lot Aurore! Yeah, Pandemonium is one of my top favourite combos here. I featured the external territories (or out of the Guild's control) because on one hand I wanted to show them/honour them, and on the other it meant that my whole series would conveniently consist of pairs. And I had Miyuko laying around for months (not really fitting in with my previous fantasy fibarfs), who definitely would fit best in Yureishima. Lunarius was one of the very last figs that I made, but it was obvious he would be the ace of the game. I imagine he and Raina will form a great duo, btw! I again spent a lot of time on the writing, and the narration evolved as I went along, so I'm very pleased you like the writing! re PS: "I don't know what seeds you and ya pals 've been chewing today, but this is clearly copper. I could use a little brush-up, though..." Thanks! Interesting critique. After I finished the figures I was wondering to which degree I should accessorize them, because the more you add the more the combos get obscured in the group image. I reckon maybe should have put Umdurin's scroll in his hands instead of in his backpack, and perhaps I could have found another luxury item for Sabrina. Which of the figures were you thinking of? Thanks, mate! Don Guillio does look a bit dodgy, doesn't he? Perhaps his art trade is just a cover-up of a more shady business he's involved in... Thank you! Haha, yeah yellow. Nice to hear you like my civilians, too! So when is your CMF series coming?
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    CDC2 CMF: socalbricks

    ^I figured it wouldn't be intentional. I have the official piece and knew that it only came in dbg, so I saw it immediately. I'm a very strict purist too, so I feel you there. It's just an extention of a weapon, not something like custom body armour, so it could be worse. Btw, I think cavalery seems like the best fit.
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    CDC2 CMF: socalbricks

    Great combos! Brielle might be me favourite brick-built centaur yet, the dark blue and metallic go great together, as do the torso and shoulder armour. Is that a non-LEGO spear tip though? ­čśČ Gertrude really has that "scholar in an obscure field of science" vibe, you nailed it! Other figs I like are the Ivory Priestess, Jalla, Countess Irina, and Sinclair. This is quality.
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    CDC2 CMF Eyrezer

    Sofia (with the cages!!) and Gorki are great! Creative use of the printed tiles as fancy invitation envelops, and the cloth part on Aliß║íria really works wonders for the whole combo. Flix is pretty wild, reminds me a lot these figs by Vince Toulouse. Jealous of those arms btw, I wish LEGO would re-use and recolour those sometime. A word of criticism: DunedÔÇÖin could be much more convincing, imo. For example, give him the bottle you describe, and choose whether he'd be holding the axe, or the banjo (or neither). He's feeling drunk and miserable, right? Lastly, I think ─Éoris is an okay fig, but in my eyes offers nothing that Marija doesn't offer. Maybe a (more) different profession would have helped.
  13. Entry done! https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/187621-cdc2-cmf-homecoming/
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    CDC2 CMF: Homecoming

    Guilds of Historica Collectible Minfigures: Homecoming´╗┐ Yes, I remember now... I don't know why, or if this is common, but I tend to forget where it all started. How I ended up doing what I do. But as I set out to write this topic, it came back to me. I think it was around 2014 that Guilds of Historica caught my eye. I'm sure it must have been one of the many awesome castle builds that guided me to this forum. I went over the New Member Guide, the Guild topics one by one, and saw the maps. And then I saw minifigures, unlike any I had seen before. Custom factions, armies, fantasy races, built from official lego pieces! Up to that point, my (teenage) creations were based on official LEGO themes, built to be populated by official LEGO minifigs. With Guilds of Historica, it all started to change. A new world opened up for me, a journey, and a place to belong. I started building custom figures myself, eventually a sigfig and his family, friends and foes, and joined the Guilds a year later. So looking back at it, the figures have always been there, sparking new builds and stories. Perhaps that's why I have this feeling of homecoming. Introduction by Exetrius Welcome to Historica, fellow adventurer! On my travels through this land, this mighty continent, I have seen many wonderful people, creatures and other beings. Of course I can't tell you about all of them, that would take days, weeks, months probably! But, don't worry: I have made a selection. Let me introduce you to some of those I have met, or heard about. From the cold North to the hot South, from the tumultuous East to the calm West, from the world above to the world below, and from places within to places outside the continent. Let's start with the four guilds on the continent, and Varlyrio. Mitgardia Magnus, Lord of Spr├│ggefjell Keep "Staring at my armour isn't going to help you get through the winter, get to work!" Yffreya, wilderness hunter "A mercenary job? Sorry, but I don't hate humans that much. Do I look like I do?" Kaliphlin Madame Quarrat, mine owner "This deep pink sapphire came from the latest expansion. Work for me, and you might find one too..." Norri, badlands nomad "This is B├źrtah, my favourite of the herd. She's a little shy around strangers, though." Avalonia Fiona, Mystic Isles messenger "It's mostly good news from Albion this time around, so I can afford to take the scenic route. You can join me for a while, if you like." Jerome, salvager-carpenter "You are leaving your old wagon in good hands, sir. And, on behalf of the trees in our forests, I thank you!" Nocturnus Pandemonium, 6th wizard of Zotharith "Yes I burned the town, got a problem with that? There wasn't a good soul in the whole rotten place anyway..." Umdurin, Vacunani scholar "If I'm not mistaken Volume 467 of the Recorin Orbi makes mention of such a tunnel exit. I'll check with the archives." Varlyrio Don Giullio, art dealer "100% genuine, for certain. This is a one-time offer: 13 silvers and it's yours." Rebecca, maid and assistant-chef "I'd love to chat, but the market will be closing soon. Later!" Outside of the Guilds, there is also plenty of interesting folk. Some of them I never met in person, for better or for worse... Ghost Islands of Yureishima Yoshintamaru Sasekageojima, Master swordsman "I see your spirit is fierce, but you lack technique. And away with those runes, they ruin the flow between you and the blade!" Miyuko of the Dawn, folk legend It is said that those who meet Miyuko die on the spot, and depending on her judgement either get sent straight to the realm of the dead, or are reborn from their former bodies. The Underworld Zugal defector and Demorian informant "The war really changed the Clan, you know. I tell you: flying up and down the Underworld is better than serving Raavage." K'sirtllhisqr, Drow mage "Where do you think you're going, surface critter? Trespassing this area is strictly forbidden, even for Drow..." Cedrica Sabrina, spoiled brat "Say hi to Marco, I got him for my half-year birthday! Hey, I'm not spoiled, you're just too poor to understand!" Lunarius the Formidable, archmage "A City of Magic, you say? Sounds like something I need to keep my eye on..." ---- And there you have it: 16 figures! I wasn't feeling very inspired from the beginning, but I had said I'd participate so I didn't go back on my word. I found a way to produce solid figures nonetheless. There are a number of little hints to previous builds or other references baked into the figs and their bios, tell which ones you like! I could do a breakdown later. Thanks for looking! Criticism welcome, hit me with all you got. @Henjin_Quilones I'm not going to keep this from you: Fiona with nougat skin and white elven hair looked glorious. For example as a Hesperian dragon rider. However, it just looked wrong next to the carpenter... Maybe a fleshie figbarf isn't all that unlikely anymore.
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    CDC2 CMF: Henjin Quilones

    My apologies for this bit, Henjin. I have been working on my own entry this weekend, and I now realise I've been unreasonably harsh here. Yes, it is possible to make figs with say, their guild's colours, but that's both a very tough and a very unrealistic contraint, because people simply wear an array of colours, in any place or guild.