Lord Buckethead

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  1. Lord Buckethead

    [ESL - FB] Ceniza Bajo Taberna

    Woooow! What a build! Amazing to see Ceniza Bajo keep growing. I love how lively the scene is, and the way the jetty blends into the landscape is perfect. Overall just an incredibly natural looking scene. You've absolutely smashed it!
  2. Lord Buckethead

    [ESL - FB] Carrot Farming, Ceniza Bajo

    Sounds amazing! Definitely a necessity in a port town such as ours. Arguably just as important as the agricultural economy hehe.
  3. An incredibly well disciplined looking group of sea rats haha. As other have said the layout is simply superb. I think the architecture is very fitting for a Caribbean style port town. Well done!
  4. Lord Buckethead

    [ESL - FB] Carrot Farming, Ceniza Bajo

    Thank you! And ya, doesn’t help that those particular bricks don’t seem as easy to acquire in bulk as would be ideal. Cheers! I’m trying to work with medium nougat buildings for Ceniza Bajo, just trying to get the combo right. Will keep experimenting. Aye, big plans are in the works. Would love to see you pay a visit if you get some time away from the expedition. Thank you!
  5. Being such a small hamlet, Ceniza Bajo lacks a largescale agricultural economy. Instead, most farms a relatively small and exist only on a subsistence level. While this practice has worked for some time, as Ceniza Bajo grows, its agricultural production must keep pace. The enterprising Francisco de Merdos is keenly aware of this issue, and has taken steps ahead of time to ensure the food supply remains plenty as the population increases. The first step taken has been to acquire the existing subsistence farms in an effort to combine them into larger plots. Here exists one such farm which has recently been acquired. While small on its own, when consolidated with other small plots and the land put to more efficient use, a surplus should be realised. The agricultural economy will of course need to be expanded further, however this should do for now. Not a massive or particularly exciting build, but wanted to work on some of the meat and potatoes of Ceniza Bajo. Relatively happy with how this one turned out. Only now realising how many of the dark red 1x1 round bricks are actually required for that roof technique haha. Thanks for looking. Will be licensed as a small plantation.
  6. Lord Buckethead

    [ESL - FB] The 2nd Maldria Expedition

    Love this! I think you’ve done a really good job in breaking up the uniformity on the structure. I’ve also noticed and been intrigued by the lettering techniques used in quite a few Star Wars builds recently, and I think you’ve pulled it off brilliantly! Looking forward to the next chapter of the expedition!
  7. Lord Buckethead

    [ESL - FB] Punto Sur Waterfront

    A beautiful setup! Like NOD said, I love how the buildings have a different style on their own, but still work so well together. Angling the house on the right adds so much to the entire moc so great job on that! Really excited to see where your adventure leads you (the expedition party looks amazing!).
  8. The journey had been long, very long. Augustus and Sallah had managed to find passage to the New Haven Sea onboard a small vessel captained by an Eslandian merchant who empathised with their quest for adventure. In return for pulling their weight abroad, he offered transport to his furthest destination, which just so happened to be the sleepy hamlet of Ceniza Bajo; a most generous offer. The final leg of the journey saw anxiety rise amongst the crew. The Luther Islands were far enough away from the warzone in El Oleonda such that an attack was unlikely, but one could never be too cautious. The Lotii had proven to be unpredictable before. Fortunately this journey was to be a smooth one and everyone abroad was glad to put their feet to the hard dirt of Ceniza Bajo. The port was small as the town was in its very early stages of settlement, and Augustus for his part was surprised and delighted at the lack of bureaucracy the pair would have to deal with. Entry into the Corrish settlements he was used to came with no shortage of paperwork that had to be filled out, however the Eslandian's were happy to dispense with what they saw as needless paper pushing. The pair explored the town, though it didn't take long. Ceniza Bajo was small, but it was clear future growth was anticipated. Augustus couldn't help but notice a plethora of villa's both under construction and clearly unoccupied. These villa's were spacious and spread out, offering plenty to work with for any would be colonists. The pair were not immensely well endowed, however between Augustus' savings and Sallah's own modest allowance from his family's wealth, he was sure they would be able to afford such a comfortable residence. He floated the idea to Sallah, who agreed albeit with a degree of hesitation. Sallah was here for adventure and would have been more than happy with a warm ditch in the ground. However for the sake of his friend he agreed that a villa would serve them well. The pair sought out the appropriate party, coming to meet an affable old entrepreneur by the name of Francisco de Merdos. Francisco was one of the first Eslandolan settlers on the Luther Islands, and was keen to help the settlement grow. He had these villa's built and priced aggressively to attract colonists from the old world. Augustus couldn't believe their luck. The home was indeed generously priced, perhaps half what he might've expected to pay. In less than a day of arriving in Ceniza Bajo the pair had acquired their home. Business was indeed smooth in Eslandola. My first build in Ceniza Bajo. Was very much inspired by recent works in Queenston so thanks to those builders for many of the techniques. Overall I'm pretty happy with this build. Parts definitely started to wear thin in areas and there's certainly things to improve on but I learnt a lot through this build and really enjoyed using some of the techniques I've been learning. The base inspired by @Ayrlego is definitely something I'll keep using and perfecting. Have also tried to learn how to edit photo's but still very much an amateur job. Something else to keep improving on. Can't wait to keep building in this style. Thanks for having a look!
  9. His expedition to the Mokolei Empire ending in an unsatisfactory manner, Augustus Fernsby faced embarrassment within Corrington. Stripped of his commission he finds himself alienated within his homeland and lacking purpose. However for all he lost on the expedition, his travels gained him a new companion in an adventurous young Mokolei nobleman by the name of Sallah. On the advice of his intrepid new friend, they board a ship bound for the New Haven sea to start a new life. To explore. To make something of themselves. Where this adventure will take them, not even they know. However with a trusted friend by his side, our dear Augustus will surely be able to recover his lost sense of self-worth and prestige. A bit of a strange move but in returning to the game I've made the decision to switch faction to Eslandola. I'd like to try something new building-wise (sneak peak at what I've been working on in background), and my previous faction Corrington is by far the largest and most active faction so doesn't hurt to try balance it out a bit more. Overall, looking forward to what I can contribute to the faction.
  10. 8. The Lotii Connection - Task 1 - Lotii Shophouses Will be licensed as a medium residence in Port Raleigh.
  11. Port Raleigh hosts a sizeable Lotii community, many moving to the new world in search of a more prosperous future. With them they bring aspects of their culture, perhaps most notably their unique architectural style. It is a credit to the Lotii immigrants that Port Raleigh now features some of the most beautifully designed and tranquil gardens and teahouse in the new world. These Lotii buildings stand very distinct from more orthodox Corlander architecture, giving the Lotii quarter of the city an incredibly foreign atmosphere. However after some time and given the increasing urbanization of the Lotii quarter, the architectural styles of the two communities have begun to fuse, giving rise to an interesting and rather unique form of building; the shophouse. The streets of the Lotii quarter are now lined with these long and narrow buildings of the most colourful varieties. The bottom floors feature intricate mosaics, unique to each shophouse which contrasts with the uniform terracotta roofs. Thus each shophouse is unique in its own right, though they all still clearly belong to the same architectural family. Their namesake comes from the twin roles that these buildings serve. They are first and foremost a residence for their owners, being deceptively large they are well capable of housing entire families comfortably. However they also serve as businesses for their inhabitants. Featuring a front room that can act as a shopfront, each dwelling on these streets is also a vibrant place of business. The rise of this style of building has given the Lotii quarter an even more unique ambience that cannot be felt anywhere else in the known world. G'day everyone! I'm back again hahaha. Have been wanting to build for a while and got around to it. Have a couple of loose ends to tie up story wise and will definitely get around to them but this build was inspired by a recent trip to Singapore and I figure this is a great way to incorporate it into our little world. I loved walking down the streets seeing all the different styles of shophouse and wanted to do my best to recreate it. I've never been an immensely technical builder but that's something I'd like to slowly change. I used a lot of techniques I haven't before and must so I really like the outcome. It could of course be improved and I'd love if you guys could help me out on that front. I'd like to put a lot more effort into learning techniques so that with every new build I can slowly improve. And with that in mind, I feel the GoC challenge is perfect. I love the spirit of it and would be very grateful to you guys for helping me improve. This is for category 8: The Lotii Connection. That aside, I hope to be back for a bit longer this time, there's definitely quite a few things I'm keen to try out. It's also been great trying to catch up on all that's happened over the past couple of year. There's a lot and I haven't nearly covered it all but you guys have smashed it. Some really great stories!
  12. The importance of the oasis to the running of the Mokolei Empire is never to be underestimated. They provide critical souces of water among the many essential trade routes of th empire, and more so are a welcome sight for many weary travellers. Historically control of an oasis has essentailly meant control of the trade route it lies upon. Indeed, one of the main reasons the modern Mokolei Imperial family rose to such prominence in the first place was their early recognition of the strategic importance of these locations, and their ability to levarge control over them. While war has not ravaged these lands for centuries, the current rulers have never taken these sites for granted and it is by royal decree that Imperial troops are to be stationed at any oasis around the clock. This serves several purposes beyond maintaing control over the oasis itself however. These guards protect the traders that travel these routes and that are vital to the many isolated pockets of the empire, as it has become common for bandits to prey on these often tired victims. Additionally, Imperial control of trade routes is often used as leverage above the many satraps of the empire, ensuring that it is difficult for one to gain an unfair trade advantage over the other. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Lord Fernsby's expedition was now in a precarious position. Whereas before, their journey was marked by cities, towns and settlements that were relatively close to each other making resupply a simple matter, the expedition was now advancing in to the heart of the empire. As they continued the land become more and more sparse in population, being replaced by endless seas of sand. Having been on the road for several days now, supplies were running low among the expedition. Had it gone on any longer water would have had to be severely rationed. Fortunately for Fernsby, by the good graces of the powers that be, a glimmering oasis was bestowed upon the sights of the expedition sparking feelings of relief and extinguishing a growing sense of anguish. However as they approached the oasis, three large and distinct silhouettes became visible. Initially Fernsby feared the worst...bandits. "Form up" bellowed the company sergeant as the sepoys rushed to formation. "Belay that order" yelled Fersby as he observed the three figures further. They were adorned in elaborate uniforms and their stature did not match that of bandits. These were soldiers, and not just local militiamen. These were Imperial troops. Fernsby ordered the majority of the expedition to hold their position, gathered a small party of officers and sepoys, and approached the oasis. As they got closer and closer to the strangers their figures became larger and larger. Fersnby's previous encounters with Mokolei troops had made him well aware of their impressive stature, however the height and physical strength of these soldiers dwarfed anything Fersnby had seen before, including the famed Corlander grenadiers. The Mokolei Captain paced towards Fernsby, as his entourage maintained their position, evidently sizing him up. He could ascertain that they were foreigners, but from where they came from he had no clue. "Who are you and what is your business here" he demanded. "I am Captain Fernsby of the Empire of Corrington" replied Fersnby, doing his utmost to sound as diplomatic as possible. "My expedition and I are here on diplomatic business, and are making our way to your capital". The Mokolei Captain grunted, "Ha, you have a long way to travel". "Indeed" retorted Fersnby. "Our expedition has been travelling for quite some time now. We are tired, weary and in need of water and rest. Will you permit us to supply and rest ourselves". The Captain adjusted his posture, proudly standing straight and proclaiming "This oasis is for the free and open use by all who peacefully wish to travel our lands", as he gestured his hand toward the glistening blue water and greenery. Fernsby remove his hat and bowed before the Captain, "Thank you kindly, we are much obliged" he replied as he motioned to bring the rest of the expedition forward. As the expedition began to resupply Fernsby continued in conversation with the Captain about his journey and future plans. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Well it's been quite a while and I'm unsure many will remember me but here's a relatively low effort build from me. I've been wanting to build for quite some time now but life has sort of gotten in the way. I've been thinking about how I can continue given some of the restraints I'm faced with. First and foremost my AMRCA of which this is a continuation of the story. I'm afraid given the fact I can't consistently devote myself to lego I can't pretend it would be feasible for me to continue it, as much as I would have liked to. As such, allow me to apologise to @Bregir, @Ayrlego and @SilentWolf who all contributed to it. I know me pulling out isn't fair given what they devoted to it but I just don't see how it could continue. I can't ask you to wait for months (or years as is the case now) for me. Nonetheless I'm still keen to continue the story, which I intend to do through freebuilds. I will probably not interact with the EGS from now on, instead simply focusing on building stuff that interests me and continuing this expedition. Again, sorry to the aforementioned builders, I hope you at least got some enjoyment out of the AMRCA and if you want, feel free to join me on this leg of the journey. On a side note, this obviously leaves some inconsistencies in the overall story for the expedition, but I'll sort all that out later. In short this is sort of like a fast-forwarding of the story. I might fill in the gaps later, I might not. Not really in a position to make promises. Thanks for viewing ;).
  13. Lord Buckethead

    Factions - Introduction, Discussion, and Core Rules

    I have a question regarding how I construct my builds so that they may be scored. Apologies if it was actually stated in the rules and I managed to miss it. Am I able to use a few small builds to count as one actual build scoring wise. I ask because I have a build that I'm quite happy with for what it is, I just feel it's a little small to count as an actual "entry of sorts". I was hoping to maybe make a few builds of roughly equal size to count as a decently sized build. Would that pass? Thanks.
  14. Lord Buckethead

    (GBW) Phase 2 - Information & General Discussion

    My apologies, but I think I might actually pull out for this one. I've been inactive for many months, and while I'm trying to get back in to the groove of things now, I still see myself as fairly overextended when it comes to Lego. If I can't contribute builds, then I don't want to be taking up a space that can be filled by another player. Once again, I apologise.