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    Favorite running Lego theme: Ninjago
    I build medieval fantasy (Guilds of Historica), custom minifigures and other things!

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  1. Exetrius

    [MOC] Toa Nuva on Mata Nui

    Thank you! Right? I can’t think of one either! I think that is because CCBS Bionicles are quite large, meaning that the scenery around them would become large as well. I have seen some CCBS terrain though, but no background. Thanks, David! Thanks, cheers mate! (btw, despite being a Ninjago fan I never had the courage to watch the movie πŸ˜†πŸ™ˆ)
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    [Freebuild] Guard of Rockwail

    Thank you! Yeah, happy to have them
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    Celebrating Guilds of Historica, final contest!

    @Ecclesiastes Alright, thanks!
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    [MOC] Toa Nuva on Mata Nui

    Thanks a lot! Thank you! Nice to hear about the trees, as I had them built more abstract (and colourful) at first, but then changed them to look more natural. Thanks, VBBN!
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    Celebrating Guilds of Historica, final contest!

    Oooh, here it is!! I'm liking the Old but Gold category in particular. And what a prize pool! Three questions to further flesh out the rules: Do entries have to be completely new, or can you finish WIPs that you started before August 1? Can you post multiple entries for the same category? Are digital entries allowed?
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    [Freebuild] Guard of Rockwail

    Thanks mrcp6d! I can see what you mean with the exposed studs. Some sections do bother me a bit too, but I still stand by my decision for the very rough rock look. 70% coverage would be too much, imo. If I had made this build today, I may have tried spamming it with dark grey quarter circle tiles, since I now have quite a number from the PAB wall. Thanks for your suggestion though!
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    [Freebuild] Guard of Rockwail

    Thanks! I think the variety of greens is necessary though as they have different functions. Lime for the water, spring yellowish green for water vegetation, sand green for architectural highlights. Dark green is used for moss and growth on stone, but I think olive was needed to separate foreground from background. That said, I like greens. Thank you man!
  8. Hi!I don't know if this build is enough 'action figure' for this forum, but at least I have seven brick-built Toa to show here, and their weapons. I hope you can appreciate the scenery as bonus! Back in August I created an entry for the "90th Anniversary: Bionicle Theme Celebrations" contest on Ideas. My build is a tribute to the theme that loved for years: Bionicle. I grew up with Bionicle "Mask of Light: The Movie", and it's still one of the very few films I rewatch sometimes. The world of Mata Nui, the Toa and the Matoran, the different environments and strange architecture, and the soundtrack too, still resonate with me. With this build I wanted to capture the essence of each Toa and display them in their natural environment. The Toa Nuva, being my favourites, formed the basis of my designs, but you'll see hints of Toa Mata and Metru. I gave each Toa a unique build, but with some features shared between them. The most challenging part were their masks, because of the limited space and because I really wanted those to represent Toa. I feel like if I'd build these masks in alternative colours, it would still be possible to tell which design belongs to who. The weapons were also fun to make. I also varied their heights: Pohatu is one of the shortest, while Kopaka and Onua are significantly taller. As you can see, I used Mixel ball joints, technic pins, hinge plates and bar-clip connections to give these guys a nice range of motion. Unfortunately, no wrist articulation and the feet can't turn side to side. Some of the masks are a bit fragile, and all Toa are prone to fall over because they are top heavy and have relatively small feet. So on the whole, playing with them is certainly possible, but in the end a little frustrating. In the model, I attached the Toa with studs under their feet, and in the case of Takanuva with stud with shaft pieces to the side of his feet sticking into the ground. Makes life easier when moving the build around. Look closer into the background and you may notice a carving of the Great Spirit Robot! Thanks for reading! C&C appreciated!
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    [Freebuild] Guard of Rockwail

    Thank you! Haha, yeah 'funky angles' is now a term that I hope to use more often Thanks, I really appreciate your feedback! I can see where you're coming from. I reckon it's not 'incredibly pretty', it's more about presenting an interesting location in a way that feels real somehow. But of course, I have it in 3d to experience, while you rely on photos. The higher angle was meant to show a bit of what is at the back, but is not very effective. I should have done a side view, but I didn't. Also yes, LEGO Masters.. So much fun! Speaking of Trout's Crossing, I'll have to write a post about it too. But I'll happily take your compliment in advance! Thanks Dan, glad you like the walls and story too! 'Unique' is definitely what I went for, while retaining the features that -Sunder- put into his walls. Thank you!
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    Historican Settlements - HSS

    Rockwail, Nocturnus Rockwail is an ancient fortified city in the Boulder Bogs, at the heart of the Moruth Swamplands. According to tales of old, the entire fortress was carved out by dwarves from one giant boulder. Being surrounded by a hazardous swamp, shrouded in fog, and protected by thick walls, Rockwail is a very secure place. REQ - Agriculture - Grains & Produce: Agriculture - Livestock: REQ - Military: Wall with watchtower REQ - Hospitality - Lodging: Hospitality: REQ - Laborers: REQ - Craftsmen - General Goods: Craftsmen/Merchant - Arms & Armor: Craftsmen/Merchant - Clothing: Craftsmen/Merchant - Specialty: Services: Scholars: Entertainers: Administrative (Town or City only): Religious: Catacombs Medical: Nautical:
  11. @Louis of Nutwood Good that you bring this up. Maybe a mini-challenge to kick things up. πŸ€” In my case I've been building for GoH mostly in the weekends I was at home this year, but it's a large project and I've spent more time away from home than in previous years. And sometimes I feel the need to build in other genres too. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  12. A Rockwailer guard gazes over the Boulder Bogs. Standing guard on the ancient city walls is a rather uneventful job. The Boulder Bogs are a damp, foggy, and thoroughly smelly place. Not much ever approaches the isolated city. The waters – or rather, the sizzling green soup surrounding Rockwail, are inhospitable to most life, though lizardfolk and other tough-skinned creatures are able to swim in them. As far as the eye can see (usually not far) there are boulders with varying degrees of vegetation on them, and more green soup. On the rare clear days of the year however, the view is not awful. But today it is. Today will be another boring day on the Walls where nothing happens... ... or will it? For a brief moment, the guard thought he heard a voice, far in the distance. Any activity above the water level, other than the moving of birds or other small creatures, is notable in this swamp. There are people going outside the walls to hunt and gather resources that are not found or grown inside the city, but those people can rarely be heard from afar. Did he imagine hearing it? Now with his full concentration, he looked and listened again. There it was! One voice, two, nay, three even... something was approaching! Travellers? Enemies? A handful of unusually loud citizens? The fog was thick as ever, so whoever these voices belonged to: once in sight it could be too late. The Rockwailer Guard had to identify them as soon as possible. Maybe today wasn't going to be as uneventful as usual! --- Thanks for reading, if you did! The lore is is new here, but the build is definitely not. Let's go back in time in time for a moment, see additional pics below. It's the beginning of 2019, I was creating builds to further illustrate what happened in the Nocty Civil War. I was gradually starting to think about how to move the overall Nocty story forward, by making builds of 'turning point' events. I decided I wanted to depict Rockwail, the forgotten stronghold city, silently taken over by Raavage's skeleton army that he was building, being stormed by the forces of the Resistance. I was going to call it "Liberation of Rockwail", and it was going to be both an awesome architectural-landscaping build and an epic battle scene. I went all in on complex and subtle angles for the wall to add a sense of realism, but it created a lot of problems that needed to be solved. And every other part of the build also took more time than I had hoped. I put the build aside several times and started/finished other builds (most notably "EVA 02 & Tokyo 3" and "Lego Universe: 10th Anniversary Tribute"). In May 2020 I finished the build as you see it here, but still intending to make a battle scene with boats and grappling hooks or something. In late 2020 I concluded that despite all effort that went into it, it wasn't the ideal build for the scene I had in my head. I photographed it so I could put it on my year 2020 build collage, and uploaded it to Flickr in January 2021, but still kinda wanted a Civil War scene with it. However, my motivation to do that decreased and I moved on, thus never posting it here in the Guilds. I also thought the photos I had didn't really do it justice, and same for the order in which I uploaded them. This was "confirmed" by the amount of faves/likes that was much lower than I was expecting (not a healthy mindset!). I couldn't help but feel that I wasted some of the build's potential. It didn't help that due to covid there were no expos to show off this build in real life. However, I've come to terms with all of that. I think it's a fantastic build, one of my finest works to date. Above all, I've learned that if you have an ambitious plan, you should expect it to take (much) longer than planned. I could have done it 'quick and dirty' and finish up the story of the Civil War sooner (which Nocturnus would have benefited from), but at the same time I can't. No halfhearted builds, sorry! I have more Rockwail in the pipeline, and this time there will be both important lore and an epic overall build. Oh, and I figured I'd enter it in the HSS. Why not, right? Hope to bring it to you soon!* Cheers! *I'm trying to live a social life and graduate and get a job and build other ideas too, cut me some slack!
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    The Hideout

    Delightful light reading material and illustrative images! Those trees are really good, and I like the path and stream too.
  14. Using all-green shades for an interior rather than, say, a forest, is definitely an unorthodox choice, but you completely nailed it! Dark green for the wall (didn't even know arches and masonry bricks are available in that colour) works out well, actually the whole scene checks all the boxes despite the tiny footprint. And I'm always a bit jealous of your special parts... @Kai NRG @Grover it's from this guy from Vidiyo Bandmates series 2... I swear I am NOT jealous!
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    [Freebuild] Under the blood tree

    Oh wow, I missed the octopus tentacles when you posted this! That's great, and they pair well with the other odd parts use: the dragon legs! Great job with the gradient, the dark red and white are particularly nice. The figure is... interesting. Perhaps I'd put the staff in the other hand, to not disappear in the red background. But it's a Nocty build pur sang, haha! Reminds of the Blood Sands, as mentioned in the intro of the Nestlands Clan Embassy. This would fit perfectly there!