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  1. Sarophas

    [MOC] Everyday life of a dwarf

    Love it! Great feeling of depth and live, really well done
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    [MOC] Assault on Lothlórien

    Thank you. I try to keep it simple due to a light degree of colorblindess Thank you very much, I'm slowly trying to collect LoTR minifigs so that I can build LoTR MOC's, but naturally the prices make it slightly difficult
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    [MOC] Assault on Lothlórien

    Thank you very much I went for a really clear distinction between the two sides, happy it came across as I hoped Thank you very much! Means a lot
  4. Sarophas

    [MOC] Assault on Lothlórien

    Thanks man! I always see people use weird parts and thought it was my turn Thanks a lot! I really wanted to capture some of those whimsical 70's/80's fantasy elements, glad you noticed Thanks man! No worries, I do see what mean
  5. My entry for Summer Joust 2022 - Bridging the Gap category. Inspired by the assaults on Lothlorien during the war of the ring. The build is not depicting any particular scene from the books, but just trying to capture a mixture of Peter Jacksons darker style, mixed with the classic 1978 cartoon. Link to album:
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    [MOC] Hanseatic Guildhouse

    Haha, will do. I prefer the cold anyway
  7. Sarophas

    [MOC] The Pool - making of

    Man.. how do you do it? It´s like you see the LEGO brick as a completely different thing, that doesn't have to follow the physical rules. So creative and inspiring it just blows my mind every single time! I personally get strong elven vibes from this (except the base rim). Like a highly advanced ancient society, of which only the splendid ruins remain. Simply beautiful and so aesthetically pleasing.
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    [MOC] A Thirst For Vengeance

    Thanks you very much! No, it has long since been demolished, maybe the 'story', could be expanded with more scenes?
  9. Sarophas

    [MOC] A Thirst For Vengeance

    Unfortunately that was during my dark ages, alongside Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and many more
  10. Sarophas

    [MOC] Hanseatic Guildhouse

    Well I'm part German, but rarely venture outside of Schleswig-Holstein, so quite a long way from Frankfurt
  11. Sarophas

    [MOC] Valdemarsdag

    Thanks mate
  12. Sarophas

    [MOC] A Thirst For Vengeance

    Thank you very much Yeah got the set last year for aprox 300 Euro, new. So that was an easy buy
  13. Sarophas

    [MOC] Hanseatic Guildhouse

    Thank you Although not exactly from the baltic region, the townhall of Frankfurt (Römer) was a big inspiration for overall structure/facade. But just relying on memory from buildings I have seen around my home area.
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    [MOC] Valdemarsdag

    On this day in 1219 - 803 years ago, Dannebrog (the danish flag) descended from the sky during the battle of Lyndanisse (modern day Tallinn). According to the sources, King Valdemar had rallied his vassals and gathered a great army. No less than 1500 longships farried the crusaders to Estonia Upon landing, the crusaders began contructing a castle, the so called "Dane Castle" or Taani-linn (Tallinn) in Estonian. During the construction, the crusaders were met by many negotiators, whose task it was to stall construction, whilst the Estonians could muster an army of their own. During the evening of June 15. 1219 - just after supper, Estonian forces began a surprise assault from five directions. Chaos and panic struck and the crusaders fled from the attackers. At the point when all seemed lost, a flag descended from the sky and a voice promised the danes victory if they wielded it, and so it came to be. Or so the story goes.. In reality it was the kings wendish ally, Vitslav I, Prince of Rügen who managed to lead the counter-attack, that changed the tide of the battle. The oldest written records of this myth date to the early 1500's and seem to originate from two different sources. The other one mentioning the battle of Felinn (modern day Viljandi, Estonia) in 1208 during a different crusading campagin. The myth closely resembles other myths of divine intervention and divine legitimacy, noticeably that of Constantine the Great. According to this story, the sign of the cross appeared in the sky alongside a voice, proclaiming the famous phrase "In hoc signo vinces" meaning "In this sign thou shalt conquer". For a king, this story definitely has a better ring to it. I should also mention that some do consider the Wendish or Baltic Crusades a genocide. I thought it was worth mentioning, as we tend to look at history with a cultural or national bias. The whole Dannebrog myth really embodies this. I do find the story to be great and inspring and healthy for our national identity, but with all things, we owe it to ourselves to be honest and acknowledge the grim history of this period and the part our ancestors played in it.