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Postby KennDoubleN » Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:51 am

That's an awesome castle. I love how you stacked the purple tiles to vary the roof appearance, and the purple already makes the castle unique. I quite like how the tudor buildings are tacked into the side of the tower, giving it a more magical, unconventional shape.
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Postby JasonSpears » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:42 pm

Great work. I'm really taken by the tudor rooms attached to the sides of the towers. Also, as others mentioned, the colors work quite well together.

Thanks for sharing.
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Postby Loneranger » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:57 pm

I remember looking at this castle on Brickshelf awhile back, way before we discussed it here on CC. I was soo amazed, the roof design really blew me away. It looks like a great castle for play.

Keep up the good work!

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Postby kajo163 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:17 pm

Okay, I know this is going to look like I'm just going with the croud...

But I like this castle I mean, purpuel is'nt my favorite color, especially in Lego, but after looking at it for a while, it does look good.

That's an interesting technique for roofs. Good landscaping too!

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Postby Lord Mikal » Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:12 pm

Write a story! Write a story!
This castle is way too big and too detailed and too awesome to be fully appreciated through just the pictures you took.

I think that the best feature of this monstrosity is the incredible use of angles in the outer wall, especially the stables. You have too many tiles :)
IMO, all of the SW pieces scattered throughout this structure lend more of a mystical feel than the purple roofs do. I especially like your use of the chrome antenna/lightsaber hilt staff design as an architectural element.

Another really impressive feature is the accesibility you've built in. There don't seem to be too many sections that you can't put a fig inside. For play value, this is easily one of the best creations out there.
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Postby Nathendricks428 » Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:00 am

:shock: Where did you get all of those purple pieces?

Awsome castle
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Postby ottoatm » Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:17 am

Write a story! Write a story!
This castle is way too big and too detailed and too awesome to be fully appreciated through just the pictures you took.

Agreed... that would be really cool!
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Postby Infyrana » Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:50 pm

As already mentioned an absolutely fabulous castle. Incredibly detailed and worked through!

I think my favorite aspect is the way the "house" sections "hang" onto the high tower. Definitely something I will try out myself.
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Postby Norro » Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:09 pm

Hey, I like the Castle. The hidded entrance in the rock is my faviorite detail... Phew that's a lot of purple... I also like the 80's lego feel to it. I admit I'm not much of a fantasy guy, but this is pretty good!

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Postby Scnicker » Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:15 pm

I don't know why, but I love the purple-teal and other colors like that and this castle is a really good example for the use of purple. I really love it and it also reminds me of Eminem's song :)

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Postby Sir Dillon » Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:29 pm

Simply incredible :shock: There is so many things I like about this castle I can't name them all. Very awsome.
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Postby 00Psyren00 » Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:59 pm

That's amazing...
I just made a small army of Dumbledores with purple turbans and JarJar shields a few weeks ago. :D I thought I was the first person to think of it, :lol:
Nice use of the colour purple too.
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Postby jens » Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:29 pm

Thank you guys, for your congratulations! Puh! A lot of questions, I try to answer:
  • The color: Purple works very well with (old)grey. I replaced the purple tiles with teal. But the whole castle then got a cold look. And I've no teal Minifigs... annoying wise I don't find the pictures I've taken from these color combination.
  • The Dumbledores: The most of them I bought on Bricklink. I tried with the cape cloth (522) in every color, but the black cape (4524) I liked most. Nearly most. My favorit was the brown one, but I only own 2 of them, not 80...
  • The distracting plates at the round towers: In the inner of the towers there are spiral staircases. The plates I needed, to connect the towers with the building between them. And the staircases should be passable from down to above.
  • The Story: I'm not a big writer. I will try to write a story for my next castle or Moc. This time I don't do so.
  • The Name "PurpleHills": I do not know denials that I was affected of the emenim (D12)-song :-D
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Postby jens » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:22 am

The dark tide wrote:How do you guys even begin to build somin that big and still add all the details?Do you build everything separately then add them together when they are all done?

I started with the idea to build a wall that isn't right-angeld. And it had to be high. And I wanted a big tower. And a hugh gate. The little chapel was finished, so the walls have to surround this building.
After all one came to the other. Some details I added after finishing and some along the mainbuilding-time

Lord Felix wrote:I'm glad this has been here before... I really liked the quality.

Thank you.
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