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CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby Fraslund » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:32 am

Finally.... I get to show this. This thing is huge. Its half the size of my brickcon project which took 9 months to build. I have been working on this furiously for the past 6 weeks. I am sure I could have gotten another half dozen builds done in lieu of this, but I am happy with how this turned out.

I really had to fight the urge to change the design of the Castle as I wanted to stick to the basic design of the castle as much as possible even though from a style perspective is relatively plain. This castle has a very rich history which started shortly after William the Conqueror and was the main defense in Southeastern England until if fell into desrepair in the 16th century.

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Flickr Link with brief history of the castle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fraslund/8 ... 290069953/

Here is the keep that still stands today:

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Re: CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby gid617 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:42 pm

:shock: Fantastic castle, really like all the detail you were able to include without changing the nice square shape of the castle. The red you added is suberb and the keep is extreamly well done! Great job!
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Re: CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby mencot » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:49 pm

One word, awesome. Lots of detail in this like gid617 also said, what makes this more awesome that it is based on a real castle.
You have done a great job on this :D
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Re: CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby Caelan » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:08 pm

Outstanding! I wish we could see more if it. You need to post more pics on Flickr under a separate set.
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Re: CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby Mark of Falworth » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:30 pm

Superb stuff as always! I really like that you went for the design of an real life castle! :)
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Re: CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby Fraslund » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:58 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys. I had several concerns going into this project and was worried about the time it was taking me to complete. Whenever you do a large project like this its every hard to step back and look at it as a whole to make sure everything comes together and it looks decent.


Caelan wrote:Outstanding! I wish we could see more if it. You need to post more pics on Flickr under a separate set.


Can we do that? I was planning on uploading high res pics of all my stuff after the contest has ended.

Mark of Falworth wrote:Superb stuff as always! I really like that you went for the design of an real life castle! :)


Thanks! I watched the movie Ironclad last year and loved their take on this castle. I immediately had to go and find out as much about it as possible and was impressed with its history. There is so much more to its origins and the many battles it saw. The funny thing is that you could easily add a much larger outer wall with the town and cathedral... Not that I would ever do that :roflol:
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Re: CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby mrcp6d » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:20 pm

Fraslund wrote:Can we do that? I was planning on uploading high res pics of all my stuff after the contest has ended.

Yup. The "non-contest" pics just have to be in a separate set from the contest pics.

Very nice work on the MOC. The height is great and even with the huge size of this thing, there are still a bunch of minifigs to populate this beast! I really want a close-up picture of that crane. I love cranes on castles for some reason.
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Re: CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby LettuceBrick » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:36 pm

Beautiful castle. The fact that it is based off of a real one makes it even more impressive.
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Re: CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby Justin M » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:27 pm

This is wonderfully done!
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Re: CCCX - Castle - Rochester Castle

Postby Aeridian » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:39 am

Great job on the tiled corners and the rock work. The whole looks amazing! :)
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