Page 1 of 1

Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:02 am
by jaydawg
I've been working on this off and on for almost two years. Ideally I would have been able to but some better detail on the outside, but with baby #1 on the way I needed to finish ASAP since the "LEGO room" will soon become a nursery (my wife has been very patient so I'm grateful I've had this long to work). The next challenge will be carefully disassembling and reconstructing in a smaller room. First gallery is on MOC pages: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/333665
Second set of pictures (in daylight) is at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30878760@N07/


Image
Image
Image

Hope you all enjoy.

Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:55 am
by The Flowers of Time
Can you hear the sound of all of our jaws hitting the floor from where you're sitting? :D
Once I got over the size of this MOC, I was impressed all over again by the neat texture and details on the walls.
My only complaints - and far be it from me to criticize :shock: - are that the outside landscape is a little sparse for the scale of the build, and somehow the space inside the walls still seems a little empty in spite of its contents.

Also, best wishes to you on the new addition to your family.

Cheers,
The Flowers of Time

Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:39 am
by lord_of_orks
the first thing I thought when I saw this was ITS HUGE! :twitch: this has to be one of the largest lego castles I ever seen and as the flowers of time said the texture of the walls is great :) you've done a great job with the cobblestone path ways in side the walls, it looks quite impressive from above, but both the interior and exterior landscapes look a bit flat. I think adding some green plates to give the land height and in the case of the outside scattering some foliage around(even if its no more than a few pine trees)would do wonders for it.

P.S. does it have an interior?

Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:43 am
by soccerkid6
Very impressive! The moat with double gatehouses is really well done, I also like the buttresses you put on the walls :D

Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:53 pm
by athronieth
Like everyone else I am WOWED by the castle size and layout/design. My own building focuses on much smaller castle design in a large "world" setting, but I love seeing what those who prefer the mega-structure design come up with. Since my own "world" build has been ongoing for 15 years, I appreciate you posting pics even before you finish the interior and landscaping details as that will take many more $$$ and hours.

P.S. Hope the new baby is healthy and a good sleeper!

Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:16 am
by Tastymuffins
Woah. That's really amazing try to add some nice landscaping later for sure! That would really bring this incredible build to the next level!

Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:55 am
by friskywhiskers
'scuse me for a minute, I seem to have misplaced my jaw :wink: ! This is right up there with Anthony's Ulmaris Castle as one of the best lego castles ever.

Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:44 pm
by Eklund
Wow, I love this. It's shear size is just incredible. Great job on the cobblestone path inside too!

Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:53 pm
by Daken the Bladesmith
That is an amazing castle! All the detail is astounding and the size is incredible :twitch: Congratz on the baby and good luck moving the castle! Will you be updating it? Perhaps adding more detail to the landscape and the courtyard?

Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:18 am
by halstud
this is awesome! love it!

do you plan on adding landscape and working on an interior when you reassemble?