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Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby jaydawg » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:02 am

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/


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Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby The Flowers of Time » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:55 am

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.

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Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby lord_of_orks » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:39 am

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?
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Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby soccerkid6 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:43 am

Very impressive! The moat with double gatehouses is really well done, I also like the buttresses you put on the walls :D
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Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby athronieth » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:53 pm

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!
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Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby Tastymuffins » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:16 am

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!
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Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby friskywhiskers » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:55 am

'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.
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Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby Eklund » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:44 pm

Wow, I love this. It's shear size is just incredible. Great job on the cobblestone path inside too!
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Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby Daken the Bladesmith » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:53 pm

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?
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Re: Garrettsbrau Castle

Postby halstud » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:18 am

this is awesome! love it!

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