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Hrothingas Castle - Castle Evolution - Stage 1

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:51 pm
by DNL
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This is the first stage of my castle. It will evolve into a bigger stone castle in the next stages.

This wooden castle could have existed around 950 AC.

More pictures on flickr

Brickshelf folder when its public

Daniel

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:28 pm
by smcginnis
Wow *is speechless*. Another absolutely fantastic castle you've come up with DNL. I love the landscaping. I'm not up to a detailed review (too tired/out of practice); but I wish I could say more. It's amazing.

And the name is really cool too.

~smcginnis

Edit: I also looked at every picture closely, which is rare for me.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:31 pm
by BrianofBrick06
Wow indeed.. I cannot stress enough my love for the scenery in this creation. I do not have enough scenery related bricks or skill with such creations, and likewise am always amazed when a MOC handles such details with exceptional grace. Nicely done...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:29 pm
by CastleLord
:shock: Holy ....! This is a Great! Moc! Now would you please excuse me while i go looking for my jaw?

CastleLord.

Once again: :shock:

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:45 pm
by eggplant wizard
Exellent idea. BTW, the evolution of your landscape skills is remarkable.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:15 pm
by Duckingham
I love the whole concept of you showing a castle's progression over the ages. Do you plan to build separate MOCs for each one, or do you not have unlimited parts...:) I'm guessing the latter, but for public display it would be really cool to see the stages. I guess your "public display" will probably be Flickr. :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:32 pm
by puddleglum
Very nice! This is a great concept and I'm looking forward to seeing where you take it.

Matt

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:46 pm
by man at ye old well
I really like it, I've been waiting for someone to do this for a long time. Really well don I might add.

,Old Weller

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:28 pm
by mrkovach
CastleLord wrote::shock: Holy ....! This is a Great! Moc! Now would you please excuse me while i go looking for my jaw?

CastleLord.

Once again: :shock:



:shock: :shock: :shock:
Geez, understatement.
b-e-a-utiful piece of LEGO-*sob* brilliant

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:24 am
by Ser Loktar
I've got to echo everyone else here and say what an amazing job you've done here. I enjoy the tower quite a bit, to say nothing of the landscaping and choice of color palette.
Though I do wonder how you'll be doing the evolution of this baby, do you plan to show us the castle in another couple hundred years or do you plan to show the actual construction of the fort, like a shot for every year. Some minfig life, like the blacksmith on the roof, in shots showing the whole upgrade, while potentially time consuming, would be a real treat.
Either way I can't wait to see the next incarnation,
Ser Loktar

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:31 am
by Shadowviking
It's not bad.

Okay, who am I kidding? This is positively godly. :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:27 am
by albero78
It's a wonderful idea and a wonderful MOC! :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:46 am
by DNL
Thanks a lot everybody! :D

Ser Loktar wrote:Though I do wonder how you'll be doing the evolution of this baby, do you plan to show us the castle in another couple hundred years or do you plan to show the actual construction of the fort, like a shot for every year. Some minfig life, like the blacksmith on the roof, in shots showing the whole upgrade, while potentially time consuming, would be a real treat.
Either way I can't wait to see the next incarnation,
Ser Loktar

If i would make one shot for every year i would have to make hundreds of shots :wink: I will probably make four or more stages to show how the castle changes. I will probably have at least one stage where a part of the castle is under construction.


I love the whole concept of you showing a castle's progression over the ages. Do you plan to build separate MOCs for each one, or do you not have unlimited parts... I'm guessing the latter, but for public display it would be really cool to see the stages. I guess your "public display" will probably be Flickr.

No i will update this MOC, since i don't have enough pieces to make a new landscape for every stage, and it would be boring to build the same landscape several times.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:33 am
by Jojo
Hello!


That’s a nice idea and well done, too. Very well, to be exact. I like the landscaping and the human/minifigian devices growing into it very much.


Bye
Jojo

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:54 pm
by medieval_total_lego
clever idea! love the building