Nick wrote:I never realised Lego made green helmets! Nor green snakes! (snip) Are all those coins won by the monkey, then?
The green helmets are pretty rare, but the green snakes come with the Harry Potter graveyard set. I am not sure how many it comes with, I bought them off of Bricklink. And, yes, the monkey won, so those are his coins...now.
Of course the monkey cheats. There are six aces in play at the table!
Seriously, though, this is a great tower. One of the things that jumped out at me was the awning (sp?) on the boat. Very nice use of a hard-to-use piece.
Along with 7 kings! In case, someone doesn't know, the card tiles show a full house with 3 kings and 2 aces. And naturally the hands are the same...so wait...who won then?! Thanks for the comment on the awning, it was a last minute kind of thing.
Graynar wrote:Wow that's a great tower! I have no idea how you made those fire pieces stay in suspended animation but that tower is great.
Thanks! I got the idea for the fire from Suvied's entry in the Battles contest (at least I think it was his entry, his pics are offline now). I didn't know before, but the pegs on the flame actually fit into one of the tongues of the flame and you can position it however you want.
Thanks! Lego monkeys are cool and whatever MOC you use them in becomes funny just because of them...weird. As for the time period...a long time ago in a tower far, far away.
The sleeping pic is one of my favorites as well. The lawn chair took quite a bit of work. Actually my 11 year old son came up with the final design. (side note: those are his green doors in the armory too. I didn't have any). The rock actually came with 8875 The King's Siege Tower. It is the battering ram. And in the pic, Nilrem is studying it with a magnifying glass. It is supposed to be a meteor.
JPinoy wrote:I can't help but think of that flaming tower from the movie "Kull the Conqueror".......
Didn't occur to me, but yeah.
Luís wrote:He got it from the viking fortress.
In-topic: Nice...Just don't let him bring gun powder.
That fire must be hard to make.
Thanks! I got the rock from the KK2 siege tower, but does one come in the Viking Fortress? I don't have it yet, so I wouldn't know. The fire isn't too hard to do. Time consuming...but it is surprisingly stable.
Thanks for the comments!