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Victorian manor by Shaun Sullivan

Postby Bruce N H » Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:01 pm

Hi all,

Shaun Sullivan has posted this amazing victorian manor to Brickshelf.

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According to a note in his gallery (still looking for a Lugnet post or game write-up), this was first used for a horror (Lovecraft) themed Brikwars game this past weekend, though obviously he's been working on this for quite a while (he hinted about in in August).

While this is not a castle-themed creation, there are amazing architectural details throughout, and the general area of horror, IMO, is castle-friendly.

Be sure to check out: the amazing 2-thick curved wall, with curved bookcases to match, fireplace and chairs, canopied bed, perching parrots, fireplace variant, monstrous skeletons, extremely rare, never sold, element (how'd he get this?), rolling ladder, spooky tree (by Dave Eaton) and fence, and an amazing number of details throughout (plus the general studless nature of the floors and the modular room construction themselves amazing).

It looks like Shaun is still planning on uploading a ton of detail pictures, with all of those empty folders for different rooms.

Pictures from the game in progress are in another folder.

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Postby lil Jon » Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:49 am

That is pretty amazing!

That is also a pretty intense tree!
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Postby jwcbigdog » Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:19 pm

That is just simply amazing. I don't want to even think how much time he must have spent planning all that out. The interior has so many details it would take you days to see them all. Absolutey beautiful.
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Postby Jojo » Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:26 pm

Hello!


I rarely make use of the word "amazing", but this building seriously is. So much detail, so stunning building skills!


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Postby kor » Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:51 pm

Wow! What a work of art. Cant even imagine the time spent to build it.
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Postby architect » Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:53 pm

This is... really really nice :) I love the interior architectural details. The kitchen/dining room is my favorite. I love that fireplace. The exterior details are a bit plain (who am I to complain) but match the architectural style of the house. The porch and turret are also wonderful.

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Postby Formendacil » Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:12 pm

I love how this uses plain, ordinary colours in such a predominant way. No earth-tones, not much white or grey. Such a lovely effect.

Lot's of detail too. I would love to live in this house. :D
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Postby Gumby » Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:49 pm

WOW. :shock:

Apart from its size, the exterior is not that amazing. (But the landscaping, fencing, and spooky tree are awesome) But the interior details - now THAT is stunning. I've only looked at a few of the pics, and I really like the way Shaun kept certain details constant - i.e. the curtains.

WOW.

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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:40 pm

Hey guys,

There are a ton more pictures here:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=103052

Some further details I saw going through these included a slide-out sock drawer:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=959888
old-fashioned phone:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=959862
this creature based on Greedo's head:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=959829
cool arch variation:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=959821
glass-doored shelves that open:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=959788
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=959794
a better picture of the monster skeleton:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=959784
Oh, it's out and about here:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=959830
It looks like it was a really fun game. Wish I could have been there.

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Postby Jojo » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:05 am

Hello!


Bruce N H wrote:There are a ton more pictures her

Again. That is so great it makes me want to play with it. I got the impression the bar has been raised again....


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Postby Formendacil » Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:23 am

Jojo wrote:Again. That is so great it makes me want to play with it. I got the impression the bar has been raised again....


Jojo, the bar has gotten to be so high that we could drive a semi under it, and not come close to scraping it. :wink:
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Postby Sir Terrance » Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:06 pm

:shock:





Wow, that rocks!

The thing that caught my eye was this picture:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=959783

Is that LEGO? If so, why?
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Postby Bruce N H » Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:29 pm

That's an element that was never produced. It showed up at a LUG meeting a year ago, presented by a LEGO employee who said it was a prototype. Here:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=430700
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Note in that same pic there is a clear fig, a trans-blue scimitar, and a clear chain. There was much speculation, but no official information, about what this might be for. I'm hoping it will show up in a future set, but am not holding my breath.

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Postby JoshWedin » Sat Oct 30, 2004 2:11 pm

Bruce N H wrote:Note in that same pic there is a clear fig, a trans-blue scimitar, and a clear chain. There was much speculation, but no official information, about what this might be for. I'm hoping it will show up in a future set, but am not holding my breath.

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There is also clear shoulder pad armor like the aliens and Ogel. Pretty cool, but I'm not holding my breath either.

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Postby Azaghal » Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:06 pm

Looking at that picture, I would say that the figure on the horse is a skelaten, rather than a true minifig.

How do you spell skelaton, anyway :roll: ?
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