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Trebuchet Attack

Postby soccerkid6 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:02 pm

I tried to make this build as much like an official set as possible. The wall/tower can hinge at two points, there is a secret door hidden in the wall, and the trebuchet works.
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After receiving so many requests to put Manaor Castle, or a simplified version thereof, on Cuusoo, I got to thinking about designing several smaller builds that could all be hooked together to form a large modular castle. I know a lot of Castle fans have always wanted LEGO to produce something like that, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'd be selling the sets myself. And I'd probably put the idea up on Cuusoo at some point, or even Bricklink now that it's going to have a MOC store. I'm not worried about selling tons of sets, 5-10 a year would be plenty for me.

This is my first build/prototype for the project. I purposely tried to make this build like a set, so mostly simple building, a cool secret door in the wall, working trebuchet, and no super piece intensive techniques. I'm using official fig parts shuffled around to make two basic factions, blue/black and red/dark green. This build contains 406 parts, only one of which is a panel. There are plenty of useful castle parts: 18 bley headlight bricks, 4 bley brick modified with stud, 25 bley 1x1 brick, and 28 bley 1x2 bricks.

I'd be selling this set for 65$ which includes shipping to anywhere in the US. If anyone was interested in the set without figs, that would lower the price to 50$; or for just the wall tower and two figs that go with it, 40$; or just the trebuchet and its two figs, 20$. I'm planning to use LDD to make the instructions for the sets. For those outside the US, I'd be willing to sell the instructions by themselves for around 2-5$. I'd really like to hear some feedback from you guys on what your thoughts on the project are, whether it's feasible, what kind of sets to do, etc. I already have a lot of possible set ideas in the 20-30$ range and a few larger ones. Anyways let me know what you think.
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Re: Trebuchet Attack

Postby Brother Steven » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:24 pm

Great little moc here! I like the playable features, And the figs are nice too! :D
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Re: Trebuchet Attack

Postby mpoh98 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:29 am

This is great! I love the idea! :D Love the playability features!
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Re: Trebuchet Attack

Postby Brickninja » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:11 am

Wow, cool! It does look official but cooler than most of the officials too.
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Re: Trebuchet Attack

Postby Sir Valiant » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:21 pm

Hey, this is a nice small MOC that you have here. I like the tower and the trebuchet/catapult looks neat as well.

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Re: Trebuchet Attack

Postby Sir Erathor » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:29 pm

Very clever! :)
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Re: Trebuchet Attack

Postby soccerkid6 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:42 pm

@Brother Steven: Thanks Steven, I spent a bit of time design the figs :)

@mpoh98: Thanks Matthew, there are lots more 'sets' coming :wink:

@Sir Valiant; Thank you

@Sir Erathor: Thanks :)
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Re: Trebuchet Attack

Postby Justin M » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:36 am

Fantastic work! Can't wait to see this develop! :)
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Re: Trebuchet Attack

Postby soccerkid6 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:20 am

Justin M wrote:Fantastic work! Can't wait to see this develop! :)

Thanks Justin, I have a lot more sets coming. The next one should be within a week or two :)
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