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Castle Drachenschlaf (formerly known as Schlafendrache)

Postby robin » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:52 pm

Hi all,

(sorry about the large image before :oops: )

Click here for the Brickshelf folder

You'll remember the castle talked about earlier this year in this post:

A german friend of mine informed me that "Schlafendrache" didn't quite make sense in german, and recommended a name change. So ... Drachenschlaf it is! The Castle of the Sleeping Dragon.

I also posted a MOC announcement to LUGNet.

Click here for the topic thread

I won't bother repeating the post here, so go there for more info.

I finished the castle, and brought it to NWBrickCon 2005. I've updated the island with a new outpost and tower, modified and improved the manor, and several towers (including the "dinky little tower" 8) ). I also built a medieval cog (ship) which I think turned out great.

Castle made a much better showing at NWBC this year, with several outstanding medium-sized castles, and a fair number of smaller castle MOCs. I was really honoured to have Castle Drachenschlaf voted "Best in Show" by both the public, and my fellow AFOLs. Very cool!

Please post your comments and questions, and I hope you enjoy the pictures.


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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:59 pm

It's simply a beautiful presentation, a bit more the post-medieval castle in looks. I really like the cog! Wou;ld it be possible to get some more detailed pictures of it in particular and the castle in general?

Edit in two seconds later: Ahhhh, Bruce H. covered that base just a few messages down the list as I was typing this.

Edit in again: And sure enough, Bruce has locked that thread, so perhaps he can add those links back in to this thread (hard to keep up sometimes). :D
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Postby lil Jon » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:17 pm

Nice to meet the maker.

I really like the cog as well. The castle as a whole is quite inspiring.

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Postby J1A3L5 » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:27 pm

Hi Robin,

As I already told you at NWBC, and as everyone else is, this is fabulous! Highly inspirational for me - There's a lot of unique constructions and designs in it.

It was also great to meet you in person, and be able to see this beauty of a castle in a person. Once again, congrats on all the awards you won with it: You deserved it!

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Postby Tristram » Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:32 am

That is a beautiful castle! A world unto itself, and I could get lost in there! Seriously, what fun this would be to play with - hours of enjoyment.

I am amazed at the level of detail, and impressed with the obvious time and resources it must have taken to create this.

This may be my favorite large scale MOC ever!

PS: And the other post has a space invasion going on! Now that's pretty cool.
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Postby ottoatm » Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:00 am

Truly a showing of creativity - from the structure of the landscaping, to the towers and peaks, to the cog... all the way down to the minifigs! It would have been easy to have some soldiers marching around, but you have some monks and peasants... ahh... it's really a pleasure to view!

The bit of design your castle continues to impress with the most

This is wonderful building.
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Postby tw0nst3r » Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:20 am

Bra Veaux! Excellent work - I hope to learn from you for a long time to come!! Thanks for all the detail pics - this could be a LEGO Castle text book!
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Postby Stone Goblin » Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:33 am

Oh my! (mouth drops in shock):shock:
So much detail don't no where to start.
Like the fountain on the curved wall, the cog, the layout, the many bridges, the two sloping walls, the landscape, the smaller hidden doors, the curved stairs, the towers and on and on and on....
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Postby robin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:19 am

Thanks to all for your comments!

TwoTonic, I'm not sure which links you're looking for. All the pictures came from either the main Brickshelf, or the two subfolders underneath it. Let me know if you still have trouble finding them.

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Postby Gumby » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:02 pm

Don't know what else needs to be said about your amazing creation Robin!

So, what's next? :D
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Postby robin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:28 pm

Gumby wrote:So, what's next? :D

I've got a few ideas in mind, and I've definitely been bitten by the micro-scale bug (for something completely different ...), so we'll see.

I also really love the whole steampunk genre, and have been wanting for a long time to create something along those lines. Then again, there's space ...

Too many cool themes, too little time ...

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Postby E of Alshire » Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:05 pm

robin wrote:I also really love the whole steampunk genre...

...Too many cool themes, too little time ...


I, personaly, would LOVE to see what you could do with that... You have talent, flair, and a ton of bricks. :wink:
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Postby Norro » Sat Oct 15, 2005 9:58 am

Great work... see my reply on Lugnet...

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