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My first micro-scale MOC: Drachenburg Castle

Postby Sir Nelson » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:25 am

Here is my first micro-scale MOC: Drachenburg Castle

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This is my entry to Robin Hood's Mini-Castle contest. Drachenburg is a castle on a hill that overlooks a small town. Dragons sometime visit the area, hence the name - and one has just arrived in the town to check things out. There is a small mill that is powered by the river. Also, a cart and horse is escaping from the town to the castle. (All on a 32x32 baseplate!) :) Enjoy!


(Note: This being my first micro-scale MOC, I now have a great appreciation for the style. I built this in less than a day, but my big hands kept destroying parts of it as I built it!) :P
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Postby eNiGMa » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:36 am

:shock: That is easily one of the very best micro MOCs I have ever seen, in any theme! This seriously reminds me of so many fantasy novels, and your attention to color is perfect.
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Postby Graynar » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:47 am

That is truely a great mini master piece! Personally, I really like the water mill, that's very cool. The river going into the mountain is also great.

Good suff.

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Postby Dunechaser » Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:06 am

Eh, not bad for a first try. :wink:

Seriously, though, I just saw this on Brickshelf and almost mistook it for a minifig-scale castle. Very nice! I like how you used the clips as crenellations.
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Postby Formendacil » Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:27 am

Dunechaser wrote:Eh, not bad for a first try. :wink:

Seriously, though, I just saw this on Brickshelf and almost mistook it for a minifig-scale castle. Very nice! I like how you used the clips as crenellations.


Yes, whatever SOME people may say about clip crenelations looking a bit lame, they look awesome here. Of course, at this particular scale, your inhabitants wouldn't be a round 1x1...

Overall, an awesome job.
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Postby Stone Goblin » Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:46 am

Awesome! :shock:
This looks like you will be the winner or at least a runner up in the contest.
Love the gears on the towers and watermill. The whole landscape has a very nice flow to it. Some very good house designs.
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Postby lil Jon » Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:48 am

That is really inspiring. I might have to try building micro sometime.

I really have nothing new to add, sorry.

Great job!
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Postby Bruce N H » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:57 pm

Dang, Nelsosn, that's awesome. Dare I say that the landscaping is Itou-esque? I particularly like the dragon! :D The use of the gear is also very cool.

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Postby MaxiVisVires » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:05 pm

First try? This is amazing. By far one of the best micro scale castles I've seen to date. And wonderful job on the landscaping. :D
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:34 pm

That tears it. I gotta get into this Micro scale thing.

This is just too cool. I'm definately stealing ideas, both phsycial techniques for a future Micro Scale creation, and design ideas for minifig scale MOCs.

I love the trees, especially the way you installed them. That might not be a new technique, but it's new to me!

The gears in the towers are supurb, makes me wish there was such an easy detail solution for Minifig scale.

Yup, I'm definately inspired. Now if I can just find all the parts I'll need...

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Postby Gumby » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:09 pm

Holy cow - micro scale is becoming more & more cool! Judging by your topic, I thought it was a micro version of Robin's castle. :oops: Hey, they're both Drachen-whatever!

Like Anthony, I really like the gears used as tower details, and the trees.
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:07 pm

Brilliant execution. It shows what can be done with the micro-scale concept.
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Postby Formendacil » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:13 pm

Gumby wrote:Holy cow - micro scale is becoming more & more cool!


I've noticed that too...

In my (not-so) studied opinion, I think that Microscale building is this year's fad, where vignettes was last year's.
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Postby Azaghal » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:02 pm

Formendacil wrote:In my (not-so) studied opinion, I think that Microscale building is this year's fad, where vignettes was last year's.


Quick, everybody get something ready to enter in the CCC3 Microscale category!!! :lol:

Seriously, though, you did a great job an this castle. The microtudor houses are cool, too.
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Postby Morgan19 » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:33 pm

Simply beautiful. Excellent work!! :P

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