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Custom Castle Sets: An interview with Eric Druon

Postby architect » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:50 pm

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Eric is a French AFOL who designs and sells a variety of custom sets using LEGO bricks. His models include the Watchtower, Skeleton’s Bridge, and the new Valiant Hart Tavern. Star Wars fans may know his Jabba’s Sail Barge model and creatures from the movies. Check out his website: http://www.baronsat.net/index.htm. Recently I interviewed Eric about his passion for LEGO and making custom sets. Read the inteview here: http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/articles/druon1.html

Please post your comments about the interview and custom castle sets.

Edit: Do not forget to check out the only Custom Castle Sets archive here as Classic-Castle.com: http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/custom.html

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Postby Sheen » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:10 pm

Thanks for conducting the interview architect, I think the concept of selling full sets is a great idea. I know back before I came to Classic Castle I always wanted to buy full sets with instructions, and I've met others who are the same way (not interested in building their own ideas). This type of selling caters to a good niche.

And I love the look of that tavern, look at all the tiles on the roof :shock: I could really use some tiles....
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Postby E of Alshire » Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:36 pm

I saw these on Brickshelf, and I can see he's getting better and better at these. That tavern is great, but 300+ € is a bit much for my budget. I'll look into bying instructions, though.

Great work!

EDIT: I just noticed that several of his customs use RedBean's decals; or something very similar. Has he been given permission for that?
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Postby smcginnis » Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:41 pm

Man I wish I could get that tavern. Thank you for interviewing him, or I never would have seen that. Maybe I could get my parents to buy it for my next four birthdays :) .

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Postby wunztwice » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:12 am

This guy's great, and he's getting better. I had found him a while ago on the net, but this new tavern is good. Too spendy for me though, too bad. I like his tree, and the sign hanigng over the door. The shutters also work well.

Thanks for doing this interview! It was well worth the break from homework to read.
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