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  1. Louis of Nutwood

    CDC1 Tower: The Last Eye

    Ütoverögat Entry for GOH's Anniversary Challenge: Tower. (As always, a cup of warm beverage should go well with the following read. Enjoy!) High up in the cold mountain peaks of the white north, where the winds hissed and the storms blew, there was one rule that reigned above all: the rule of the stronger. Younglings were thought to embrace the snow, to cherish the blowing wind and to endure with a hollow belly. The ones who took those teachings by heart were most likely to survive the bleak environment of the vast and unexplored Frozen Beyond. Yet even those who grew a thick skin and sustained through nights of famine were subject to perish on the hands of wild beasts, raging diseases or lingering savage tribes. To survive meant to gather and form a family. For as a group, people were stronger, and for the group they fought not only for their own lives, but for the ones they have learned to share their lives with. There was one village, though, that contrasted from the rising communities. Instead of relying on fishing and agriculture, and establishing trade relations with neighboring families, they trusted on a different source of strength that was unknown to most. This village, called Völsung, was establish up in the North, somewhere past the last remaining road. In the center of a gorge, it was surrounded by two ebony cliffs of frozen black stone, where rivers have dried, trees did not grow, and no animal found reason to walk by. It was a dead land, buried under a thick mist and doomed to remain untouched, hidden from gods and men. But fat wooden towers, heavy timbered walls, and massive speared palisades appeared over time, indicating the entrance to an uninviting nest. It raised suspicion amongst the northern clans. After all, how could these people survive in the middle of nowhere, under an unstopping storm, without provisions from any of the known villages and apparently, without ever opening their gates? Everyone had questions, but no one dared speaking aloud. That same year, as all years past, just when the winds turned colder and the frost covered the crops, people were called to prepare for the time of shortage and ensure their comfort during days of blizzard. But that year, winter came in a flash. Faster and stronger. Even those accustomed to a life of clenching teeth felt tricked by the gods, for the blowing winds came without a warning and brought the thickest clouds and a lingering shadow that enforced an unending night over their homes. A darkness that took away their harvests, their sleep, their children. Everything. People cloistered. They hid themselves from the unnatural force they could only assume was cast by the gods and prayed their villages would not be chosen. Still, a small group of men set foot on the road with only their loved ones in mind, and blades in their scabbards to calm their disquiet. But this winter was different. They fought against time and nature to stock for a time of uncertainty. Yet they strove to understand a force that slipped from the grasp of reason. Fiobvr followed, as it was his duty, and prayed in silence in an unsettling farewell. “I’ll always protect you”, whispered the farmer to his family, facing the spreading clouds over the mountaintops. ... Fiobvr walked the lonely streets of the camp he knew so well, under a black mantel that covered the world. Starless skies swallowed his puzzling dreams and filled his chest with frozen air. The distant glow of a dancing fire revealed at least one man amongst all farmers and fishermen was awake. There was no doubt. He knew who it was, and therefore forced himself to think of scenarios in being summoned at this hour, while all others slept, meant a good thing. But no blessing came to mind. The lingering air inside the tent was thick and warm, and Fiobvr thanked the Gods for feeling the tips of his callused fingers once again. Leaning over a hardwood table, the figure of a man made of nothing but muscle, dwelled over a wrinkled map as his hair, clamped in silver rings hung over the world as a pendulum. His eyes turned to the woken farmer, briefly turned into a warrior, and a puff of air fled from his clenched teeth. “Gather your belongings and empty your tent. You will leave at first light,” said the chieftain from behind a thick beard. “You may form a group of men to accompany you, to make sure your travels are safe.” “All of my belongings, Lord?”, Fiobvr said puzzled. “Where should I leave to?” The Chieftain emptied his lungs and his head sunk between his broad shoulders, as his eyes wafted across the map. “A messenger was sent west to report on our families”. He paused, looking for words. “Many villages remain tall and strong. These have opened their gates to the neighboring families in need. Some other villages, though... had to be evacuated”. His finger drifted across the map and landed over a vast forest Fiobvr recognized in a heartbeat. There was a handful of friendly villages, and amongst them, Høydefür, the one village he knew more than any other. Home. His mind was filled by warm thoughts of Nyeda and his sisters, Phili and Teri. Yet, he shivered, conceding the arrival of the sudden winter, and realizing his task up in the cold mountains of the North was far from complete. “For all we know, Høydefür fell.” Are they safe? Fiobvr wanted to ask, but a sudden freeze grabbed his throat, and he could not find his voice. “Roligsfrakk is well provisioned, and I trust your family will find comfort by their heaths. But I reckon your sisters will feel safer in your presence,” said the warlord, his breath frosting in the dim light. His braided hair swung like a bell, from one side of the map to the other. Fiobvr followed. “The last group... they did not go west,” Fiobvr observed. But in truth, he did not need the reply. He was summoned in the middle of the night, not to bring distress. He was asked to leave before dawn, not to raise more speculation, he figured. That meant all he needed to know, and a sudden shudder raised to his collar. The chieftain’s eyes moved across the map up to the north, and stood over a neck, where two ridges met. The gorge. “Everything leads to the same place. The Frozen Beyond.” He grunted. “We can send men to protect the whole land. But until we understand what happens inside those walls... we and our families will live in fear, waiting for a shadow to swallow the sun and bury ourselves in the snow”. His eyes left the map and stared into the night beyond the cloth of his tent, as the candlelight danced in the silence. Rumors. Fiobvr heard all of them. People spoke of sorcery and Seidr magic. Of a blood-thirsty creature brought from the underworld that meandered with the winds. Of a whisper chanting in the storm. Of the return of the undead... Rumors. Nothing but rumors. That was what he kept telling himself. But truth be told, they haunted his sleepless nights. Because beyond the rumors, Fiobvr saw the villages with his own eyes. Dortvaenir, Khardun, Sjenervandt, once prosperous and full of life, were taken by the storm in a sudden, and were now sunken in the snow. Deserted. Taken by the dark shadows of an unknown strength, blowing from the North, and their people were nowhere to be seen. It all happened so fast! He knew the rumors, aye. But those were not the works of rumors. Those were something else. Fiobvr swallowed and struggled to find his voice. The image of empty cobblestone streets filled his mind and twisted his guts. The chieftain’s words echoed in his mind. “Until we understand... our families will live in fear.” “Aye. I’ll leave before dawn.” A distant glow burned the sky behind the cracked contour of the mountains, taking the night as the falling snow covered the footsteps of the Norseman marching into the frozen mist. ... Amidst the white fog and the cutting storm, the shadow of a structure, tall as a mountain, defied the cruel weather. From atop the wooden pillars flapped the green and golden banner of the northern folk, marking the final stretch of the world known to men. Ütoverögat. The last eye. Fiobvr stopped. His feet hiding in the snow, cloak flapping in the wind. Before reaching the arch of stone that divided the two worlds, he looked over his shoulder, beyond the path that brought him thus far. He glared beyond the mountaintops and the grey sky. Gazing deep into the past, he embraced the warmest of his memories, and begged for the spirits to guide his path. From this point on, what remained was the unknown of the Frozen Beyond. “I’ll always protect you,” he whispered once more, hoping to meet his family once again. ... ... Following chapter: Chapter II: Daemon's Throne ________ Louis of Nutwood For Mitgardia! Hope you all like it, and if you had time to read (thank you!), please let me know your thoughts. Skol!
  2. Felt great to do building for a GoH challenge again! The tower style is largely based on my previous Harburg Castle, which is nearly 5 years old now. Crazy. And the roof is the same basic design, and you can find our tutorial for that here. Lord Karsten always makes it a point to personally inspect the various watchtowers situated around Harburg’s borders several times a year, and often Eryl or Elise accompanies him. Recently Historica has enjoyed a time of relative peace, but Karsten won’t let his men fall into carelessness. Few more pictures on Brickbuilt.
  3. So I have (slowly) begun working on a castle, the Castle of Syndrifel. I started on the great hall and kitchen, because let's be honest, even minifigures get hungry. After building the great hall, I began to realize just how big this thing will be. I'm planning on building it in modular secutions due to the real estate it will take up. Do the colors look ok? Too much dark grey? Etc. The first two photos are the great hall and kitchen, sans furniture for the most part. A minifigure is there for scale. The white arch there is also just a place holder, as are the transparent bricks behind the royal table. Some furniture I've been working on. The far left might be counters, but I'm really not fans. The middle tan and black will probably be shelves and tables in the kitchen. Far right are 99% sure to be benches. Should I start building from the ground up? Right now I have ane idea of the walls. Ignore the white bricks, they're place holders, as are the full on dark gray. I'm thinking 12x12 for the towers, aside from the main gaates which might be 12x14 or something to give a bit more room. The center 4x4 will be filled in as well. I have six of those built, which are the amount of towers I plan on building.
  4. Willow is a 1988 film with story and produced by George Lucas and directed by Ron Howard. With Warwick Davis in the lead role. It will have a Disney TV series in 2022. The project has 513 as of this time on LEGO Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/55c36299-4a0a-48b8-9dfa-c623ad427260 If you like it, please support it's free! Tir Asleen: portcullis (raised by a winch on the battlements) Rolling barrel rolling down the walkway like in the film. On the left: tunnel (on a hinge piece. In the film Madmartigan hid with boxes/hay in the film and surprised attack Queen Bavmorda troops) Battle over the bridge with the troll: Also notice a person frozen in a crystal and the troll poo that Madmartigan unluckily steps in the film Another person trapped in a crystal. And a cage similar to the one Madmartigan was in earlier in the film. Catapult. In the film it's placed on the battlements between the two towers. The Eborsisk dragon that Willow accidentally transformed from a troll. Project Link again: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/55c36299-4a0a-48b8-9dfa-c623ad427260
  5. LegoMathijs

    [MOC] Witch Den

    The Witch Den is a old tower, which is destroyed by a dark power. Witches uses this place to perform their dark rituals. Pictures: 02_Witch_Den by Mathijs Bongers, on Flickr 01_Witch_Den by Mathijs Bongers, on Flickr 03_Witch_Den by Mathijs Bongers, on Flickr I've built this MOC for a medieval contest at our LUG. We had to build a medieval MOC on a 8x8 plate. I hope you like it
  6. the Inventor

    [MOC] Rindle Tower

    An outpost and watchtower near the Black forest, keeping a look out over the forest border. Many eagles live in the forest and keep the guards company, circling the tower, on the lookout for a prey. Rindle Tower by Ids, on Flickr Some additional pictures: The tower is modular:
  7. Hello, I'm proud to present to you my newest MOC, Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, at a 1:400 scale. Pieces - 23,037 Height - 131 Centimetres (51.4") My take on the iconic Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower. The structure of the tower itself is relatively simple as it is just the same four patterns repeated. That said, The base more than made up for the tower's lack of complexity. Featuring sloped roads and split level entrances it took a lot of trial and error and of course, time, to get to this result. I am really quite happy with how this model turned out. It was worth all the effort. I cannot wait to try my hand at more skyscrapers in the future. The Willis Tower is a 110-story 1,450-foot (442.1 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center in New York City to become the tallest building in the world, a title that it held for nearly 25 years; it was also the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere for 41 years, until the new One World Trade Center surpassed it in 2014. While it held the title of "Tallest Office Building" until 2014, it lost the title of "Tallest Man-Made Structure" after only 3 years. The CN Tower in Toronto, which serves as a communications tower, took over the title in 1976. The Willis Tower is considered a seminal achievement for architect Fazlur Rahman Khan. It is currently the third-tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere – and the 23rd tallest in the world. Each year, more than one million people visit its observation deck, the highest in the United States, making it one of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations. The structure was renamed in 2009 by the Willis Group as a term of its lease. More pictures can be found on my Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/186855130@N08/albums/72157713216189008 -TJ
  8. Hi everyone, A happy new year to you all. I want to show you my latest creation. This castle is the home of the Black Crows. The men are preparing to march through the lands. Some people are moving crates and barrels to the storage rooms. I wanted to use the Tournament Knights. This was a great excuse to do something with the new minifigures. For more pictures, please look into my Flickr album. Comments/feedback/questions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  9. Here it is, my newest model, the Woolworth Building. The Woolworth Building is an early American skyscraper located in Manhattan, New York City. Designed by architect Cass Gilbert, it was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930, with a height of 792 feet (241 m). Located in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood, The 60-story structure consists of a 30-story tower situated atop a 30-story base. Its facade is mostly decorated with terracotta (though the lower portions are limestone) and contains thousands of windows. The skyscraper was originally conceived by F. W. Woolworth, the founder of a brand of popular five-and-ten-cent stores, as a headquarters for his company. Woolworth planned the skyscraper jointly with the Irving National Exchange Bank, which also agreed to use the structure as its headquarters. Construction started in 1910, and it was completed two years later. The Woolworth Building underwent several changes throughout its history. The top thirty floors, formerly used as office space, were sold to a developer in 2012 and subsequently converted into residences. The remainder of the building remains in use by office and commercial tenants. This model stands at 63cm tall and contains ~8,500 pieces, built at a 1:400 scale. There is a lot of techniques I had to come up with to be able to get all of the details in the façade and the roof. The details of the Woolworth Building are so intricate that it would be impossible to include everything at this scale but I tried my best to make it work. Overall, I'm really happy with the way it has turned out and I can't wait to get started on my next build.... More pictures can be found on my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/186855130@N08/albums/72157713858882581
  10. Alpine Builder

    [MOC] Secret of the Castle

    Hi all! I want to share my classic castle creation "Secret of the Castle". I was inspired by the 35th Anniversary of Black Falcons and Lion Knights / Crusaders (1984 - 2019), and I wanted to celebrate it by creating this MOC. I submitted it to "Lego Ideas" two days ago, so if you like it you can support it there: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/23b323b3-99c8-4427-b89a-0c6a7d3b7cda If enough Historic-themed projects get a large amount of supporters on "Lego Ideas", maybe the Lego Group will realize there is enough interest in those kind of themes and they will finaly release some new historic-themed sets. Story The prince and the princess are in love with each other. Since they come from warring factions, their love must stay secret for now. He came all the way from his castle to see her, bringing her flowers from a forest. But will castle guards notice him? And will he return safely home through the dark forest, where outlaws are preparing an ambush? Design I designed this MOC to be an interesting model as a standalone set, with excellent play value. At the same time, I made sure that it fits nicely with classic Lego Castle sets, by using styles and standards of modular castle design from the 80s. It can be connected to any Castle building from that period (by using Technic pins at the ends of the castle walls). The color palette is limited intentionally so that it reflects the style of the classic Castle sets, because my goal was to give this MOC a strong "retro feel". Minifigures The princess and the prince are new miifigures, and the other minifigures have updated torso designs based on the designs from the 80s. All minifigures have two different faces - a classic "standard grin" face, and a face with modern design. The castle guards, Princess and Prince have double-faced heads (since their hair / helmet / hood covers the back of their heads). Two heads would be provided for the Forestwoman and Forestman (since their caps do not cover the back of their heads). Parts The total number of parts is 925. All parts are current - virtually all can be found in different sets released during 2018 / 2019 (some in a different color than in this set). Therefore, molds for all those parts should be available and so Lego would not have any problems producing them. Only new prints / stickers would be needed. I integrated some of the new elements and utensils in this build (for example, new types of panels and windows, new arches, flames on the torches, sack, pot, new sword, etc), but I chose only those that hopefully don't stand out too much from the "classic style". A new variant of Black Falcon’s shield is included, with whole Falcon in black color on white background.
  11. Hanwasyellowfirst

    [MOC] The Riverside Scholars

    Hey all this is a build of mine thats part of an original theme I have been working on! What do you think? Any feedback appreciated! There are currently 2 other sets in the theme. It's up on LEGO Ideas so please feel free to check out more images and support if you like it! https://ideas.lego.com/projects/322bc554-a4ab-4a7d-86ad-b755379e73a5
  12. I would appreciate your vote on my Lego ideas MOC especially if you like the castle theme, dwarfs and Lord of the Rings Legos! You can vote for it here on the Lego Ideas website. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/eef9bd2f-282c-4613-b70e-c64b7072093f My children are my inspiration for this Lego build. The dwarfs are some of our favorite castle minifigures and there are not many sets featuring them. This build is intended to feature the dwarven race and their unique home set robustly within the natural elements.
  13. Ignatius666

    Moc Tower on Mandalore

    Hello there! I wanted to show my first real architectural steps in the Star Wars World - I got inspired by the Mega-Project from Solid Brix Studios. I really like the design of Mandalore, it's simple and beautiful and effective. But enough words, see for yourself:
  14. adde51

    Mophet square

    In one of the many gathering-places in Mophet, Ma'Zarie is selling some of his crops as part of the Mophet city guard rush to quell some unrest...On one of the balconies, the local fortune teller/con artist Eira'fa, is smiling with her usual smug look... More Mophet, haha! Had som fun designing the window on the tower for this one, hope you guys like it!
  15. Ravelino

    The Big Mystery WIP

    Tall Black Tower WIP by Jip Kempers, on Flickr So yesterday I started uploading my latest WIP Project to its own Flickr Album I decided to upload every day or two depending how fast it progresses to get some feedback and tips while I build instead of having to alter a thousand things in the end. Which’ll probably still occur lol! I also decided to make a little guessing game of what it will be and to spice it up a bit I upped the ante by asking what the full title of the finalized project will be. (I have it in my head since brick one) Winner will get a nice memento once the project is finished, and the rules are in the descriptions of today’s upload and if you don’t have a Flickr account you can send me a pm here or on the LowLug forum. C&c welcome, wanted, needed!
  16. WIth buckets full of honey, Bjorr and Edd return to Bjorr's house. They pass Lokscrag tower and are greeted by Snor, the tower's gaurdian. Bjorr: "Mmmhhmmm, this stick sure is sticky, but man does this honey taste good!" Edd: "yeah, I guess I'll have a taste when we get home seeing as I got my hands full." Bjorr: "Oh hey Snor, look what we're bringing home! Two buckets full of honey! I'll ask my mom if she can spare some honeymead for you." Snor: "Oi Bjorr, that would be lovely, tell your parents they make some fine mead." TG0_0224 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0225 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0225 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0229 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0223 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0230 by R. de Rover, on Flickr Had some real fun buildign this, tried some snot rockwork, and had to support my wall as you can see. Hope you guys like it aswell, feedback is always welcome!
  17. On the northern slopes of Pikesteel Mountain, nestled among the trees that blanket its basalt crags and sandy gullies, a complex of ancient structures lay. Seemingly untouched by time, and well hidden from prying eyes, its pure white walls had sheltered generations of Great Elk clansmen when their forest homes were menaced by immeasurable threats, then sat unoccupied in times of peace. But in the wake of the devastation wrought in their lands by the Algus, the elves sought to keep a permanent presence in this haven. The Pikesteel dwarves, for their part, had never been able to find the stronghold on the borders of their domain. Thus, they regarded it as a rumor or legend, and were surprised when the elves requested it, and even more surprised when the elves showed it to them. Some among the dwarves argued that they should claim the fortress for their own, given its situation upon their own domain, yet when scouts were sent to find it without elven guides, the hapless dwarves searched the forest fruitlessly for several weeks before stumbling back through the gates of the mountain, perplexed and looking rather worse for wear. Still, the Pikesteel dwarves were eager to have an ally to shelter their northern flank, and so they ceded the land and even committed to aid the largely nomadic elves with settling into their new, well-fortified home. The expert dwarven craftsmen, guided by elven design sensibilities, seamlessly integrated the elves' improvements with the existing structures. In little time the numbers of the tribe swelled, their kinfolk flocking eagerly to the flourishing citadel, which they called Herfin Telosuren in their tongue, or the Haven of the Great Elk. Travelers pays their respects at an ancient shrine to a god whose name has long since been forgotten to these lands. Admiring the tribe's motif, newly affixed to the Great Tower. The elven chieftain thanks the leader of the dwarven craftsmen for his efforts. The fountain tower looks out over the forested slopes that descend to the great lakes and flat lands to the north.
  18. Captain Flint

    [MOC] Trothgar tower

    It's been a long time, but here it is. I really needed this and I'm very happy to be back due to lack of time. I built a tower in colors that I've done many times before. Uh, I really need bricks in new colors. Anyway, I enjoyed it and hope you like it.
  19. Hi everyone, I finished my latest build. This build is for the LowLUG collabration at Bricks am Meer in April. In the tower is the HQ of Alpha Team. After the attack of Ogel on their previous HQ, Alpha Team had to restart at a smaller location. Below the HQ is an cafe where people can buy some drinks and snack. This tower can be reached by monorail. For more pictures, please look into my Flickr album. Questions and feedback are appreciated.
  20. RyszardBosiak

    [MOC] Archers Tower

    Hello, I want to present you my MOC, which I was reported to Lego Idea program. My main inspiration was Archers Tower from Heroes III. Main goal of my MOC was create set which will be playable. Other thing which was very important to me was achieve old style look with some modern details. If you like my set please visit my Lego ideas site. You can support it or share with your social media. Thank you for your help! Best Regards :)
  21. RyszardBosiak

    Lookout tower

    Hello! It was my first MOC after switching from Lego Digital Designer to Studio. That was time, when I can learned how Studio works. Brave warriors are taking a rest on their post. Part of them are watching the area. Everything looks safely and quiet, but there is something worrisome in the cave... Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Enjoy :)
  22. Hello Eurobricks again! May I introduce my new MOC set in the same gaslamp fantasy universe as Fean Walker, albeit in a different, preceding era. Behold the Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Brother and Sister! The Tower of Ernst and Isabella by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Somewhere in space, there is a far world where WW1 technology co-exists with fantasy creatures and magic. And it has been already sieged for centuries by demonic armies. The human kingdom of Katzenhausen is one of the mightiest powers that can fight them. Queen Isolda has not only well armed troops, but a superweapon against the Legions of Hell - Ernst and Isabella. Brother and Sister, the legendary demon hunters. Their powerful violet magic burns the demonic flesh, and the invisible Field gives the ability to read thoughts of each other and fight as one, Katzenhausen Castle is the majestic white-stone residence of the Queen. Few people know that one of its towers only at first glance does not differ from the other ones. After all, Isabella and Ernst live there, returning in between the fights to rest and think over the plan for upcoming battles. And no one can get inside without the permission of Sister and Brother - no demon, no human, no elf and no other creature. That's because the tower is bewitched - all of its rooms are actually located in a pocket dimension. This is made to secure Ernst and Isabella against the demons - and, possibly, against the humans of Katzenhausen who are suspicious against the violet mages... The tower reaches 75 cm in height and 18 cm in width: The Tower Size by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Its architecture is heavily based on one tower (second right, to be precise) of French Château de Chambord that was designed by great Leonardo da Vinci: Chambord is a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture combining classical and gothic elements. And I found it very fitting to represent Katzenhausen Castle, the residence of kings built near the Writers' Lake. The LEGO tower is a bit thinner and longer. It is built using the same pattern as in 4707 set (2001 Hagrid's Hut) - corner plates are placed together at the angle of 45 degrees. Isabella and Ernst near the Tower by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Here are some side views: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Side View 1 by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Side View 2 by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The round balcony stands atop three floors of the tower. The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Third Floor Balcony by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Isolda I Vuzurro, Queen of Katzenhausen, stands on the balcony of her castle: Queen Isolda on the balcony by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The chimneys of the tower look like they are separate towers on their own: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Roof with Chimneys by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The roof has two large, intricately detailed skylights: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Roof Windows by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The tall spire crowns the entire tower: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Spire by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr After the battles with demons, Brother and Sister like to spend time together - looking at serene water of Writers' Lake from the balcony, for example. Ernst and Isabella on the balcony by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Sometimes they meet Ernst's old friend, now-Queen Isolda Vuzurro. Queen Isolda, Ernst and Isabella on the balcony by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The interior of the tower contains the kitchen, the library, the bedroom and the attic. It is inaccesible for no one but Isabella and Ernst themselves and their guests because it is actually located in another dimension. But, as you can see, some demons found a way to infiltrate the tower... The Tower of Ernst and Isabella Interior by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The basement of the tower is narrow, and there are some treasures, a rat and (hopefully, demonic) bones... The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Basement by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The kitchen is on the first floor: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Kitchen (First Floor) by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The clock hangs on the wall of the kitchen. Magical gas lamps provide the light: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Kitchen Clock by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Ernst, Isabella and their friend Queen Isolda sometimes drink tea in the tower's kitchen: Isabella, Queen Isolda and Ernst in the kitchen by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The kitchen has a vintage, steampunk-looking stove with a pipe. The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Kitchen Stove by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Ernst and Isabella make different food with their stove: Isabella and Ernst are cooking in the stove by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr A mischievous imp stole chicken legs from Ernst and Isabella, but they quickly spotted the thief: Demon hunters chase a mischievous imp by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The library is located on the second floor: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Library (Second Floor) by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The bookshelves contain lots of literature about demons and anti-demon magic. The famous PANDAEMONIUM, where various species of demons are described, is located there. The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Library Bookshelves by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Isabella is reading a book about demons while Ernst is writing about their last fight against armies of Hell. Isabella and Ernst in the library by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The third floor stores the bedroom of Ernst and Isabella: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Bedroom (Third Floor) by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The bedroom has a wardrobe, a bed and a staff holder: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Bedroom by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The bed is enormous and comfortable, and demon hunters sleep there together. No Lannister-type subtext here - Ernst and Isabella cannot have children because of their not-so-really-human nature, but like to be together due to their magical bond with the Field: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Bed by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Good night, demon hunters! Isabella and Ernst peacefully sleeping by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr This holder bears two magical staves with amethyst crystals that amplify the power of Isabella and Ernst: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Staff Holder by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Brother and Sister prepare for their mission. Ernst and Isabella take their magic staves by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The chandelier lights the bedroom: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Chandelier by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The tower has a tall and massive attic: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Attic by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The roof inside is inhabited by spiders and bats. No one knows how they got into the pocket dimension of the tower! The tower's attic is full of magical artifacts and things that were important in Brother and Sister's lives before they manifested their powers. The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Attic by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr There is a fireplace in the attic (and a stuffed baby dragon too): The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Attic Fireplace by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Demons invade the attic. Probably, they appeared through a portal in some book... Demons invade the attic by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Ultimately, Ernst and Isabella learned about the inursion and stopped the hellish invaders: Demon hunters fight the demons by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Thank you for watching and reading! I hope you like this MOC and its concepts and lore. I would also like to hear some feedback and criticism to find out strong and weak sides of my works. More photos can be seen in my Flickr album!
  23. I'ts been a while since I finished this model, probably some months after getting my hands on original Saturn V. The latter seemed lonely on the shelf and it was my mission to build it a company. As an engineer I always admired these large structures but always been too lazy to do something in that direction. After seen the proposal at Lego Ideas for Umbilical Tower, I started to gather ideas, pictures and most important the - bricks. Since 20th of July marks 50 anniversary, it seemed like a good idea to present this project. Therefore I took model from the shelf, dusted of some dust and took some new pictures. The last time I didn't get the time since I was running late for our BrickFest. 1. Planing and Building As any good creations, this started as a plan, something like this: The next step was scaling. I am sorry Sariel, but I am more familiar with pen and paper than your great tool (the top should be at aprox. 140 studs). The internals of the Launch pad was made out studded technic bricks which are quite suitable for carrying a lot of load. These proved vital in the later stage when Pad is occupied with the tower and Saturn V. The outside was tiled with tiles and the building of the tower could go on. The most critical component was how to attach the tower to 4 points, while allowing beams to be at angle in both direction (from the plans and pictures it could be seen, that tower is getting narrower and thinner at the same time). A person is added at the corner to get a feeling of a scale of the tower. The solution is presented here, an angle connector at 157.5°: 2.The Big Thing The result is here: I've tried my best to show the whole thing but my dining area seems too small. It looks more beautiful with Saturn V: And picture from behind: On the top there are some knobs to conrol the support rods, the position of the white room and the top support above the capsule. Please note that crane is also fully operational. Another picture of the top with crane in lift-off position. The central column (gray) has room for an elevator, however it was not added since it would be very difficult to observe White room and the Apollo 11. I hope the astronaut on the plank is not late. And bottom up view. 3. Details Mobile transporter is simplified to the bone: just some necessary things. And of course it should be capable of having a tone of bricks on its shoulders: A functional crane is simple but I hope it adds to the character of the tower Pad is almost clear with exception of some service buildings Some more files can be found at my Bricksafe page. I hope you like it. It's always an conversation starter at home. Please feel free to comment or ask a question.
  24. I have always wanted the original 4757 Hogwarts Castle because it had a clock and a pendulum! I found its clock works to be a GREAT mystery until I could look into its instruction manual! Lego was so gracious to create the new Clock Tower and release it! I loved it very much. However, a great feature was missing: the pendulum! I decided to make minimal modifications for adding a pendulum and even motorizing it! My Clock Tower's clock work would not be a GREAT mystery because I made a video which showed how I built it!
  25. soccerkid6

    Militia Mishaps

    This was my 6the ntry for the Colossal Castle Contest XVI. As the title indicates, this one was for the Medieval Militia category. I’m quite satisfied with the sloping wall foundation, and how smoothly I got the angled portion to fit. The tower top style was inspired by Steven Erickson. The annual training of militia is always a trying time for Sir Renaud. While he no longer directly oversees the weapons drills it’s practically painful to watch some of the peasants try and use the blunted practice swords, throw javelins, or even fire a simple bow and arrow! Others are only too confident in their supposed combat skills. At least there haven’t been any injuries so far this year… More images available here. Good to be posting a free build again, plenty more to come