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Celebrating 3000 posts: The Wall Of Bley!

Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Thu May 04, 2006 4:44 am

To celebrate 3000 posts on Classic-Castle, I proudly present the Wall of Bley!

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/lordo ... wall01.jpg

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http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=181961

Please let me know what you think! :D
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Postby smcginnis » Thu May 04, 2006 5:20 am

Perty cool. I really like the (duplo?) decorations under the battlements, the Durmstrangers, and the 1x1 slopes in the arrow loop. It's so tall! :shock:

Congrats on your post #3000, BTW (although that is a rather average count on BZP :wink:).

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Postby ottoatm » Thu May 04, 2006 5:42 am

Nice... you could make a really cool series of ladders and floors if you wanted to on the other side... winding all the way up to the top. :)

Either way, this is pretty cool... I've never seen that one large piece with arches, but I like the way the HP shields and the viking torsos mix for a nordic looking warrior.
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Postby ZIGGY! » Thu May 04, 2006 11:12 am

Go Bley(and yes,I do want a better rank :wink: That thing is pretty darn cool!
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Postby E of Alshire » Thu May 04, 2006 11:58 am

How's that poor archer supposed to get down? :wink:

Not bad. The Duplo is less obvious than I would have thought, and it works well in this 'color' scheme. :mrgreen: I have to admit I'm warming to it after seeing Castle Bleydenstein...
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Postby Norro » Thu May 04, 2006 3:32 pm

Well I'll always be a holdout against bley... but congrats all the same : )

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Postby The dark tide » Thu May 04, 2006 3:42 pm

Very nice! How did you get the archer slits in this http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1767361
to have that rounded effect?
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Postby Bruce N H » Thu May 04, 2006 4:55 pm

Hey Nate,

Very nice window idea and also the inclusion of that Duplo piece. Did you Bricklink that, or did you actually buy one of the big Duplo castles? If the latter, have you experimented with the inclusion of any of the other speciallized pieces into system MOCs?

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Postby smcginnis » Thu May 04, 2006 5:04 pm

The dark tide wrote:Very nice! How did you get the archer slits in this http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1767361
to have that rounded effect?

Do you mean on the 1x1 slopes? If so, then he didn't do that, that's just their natural shape.
Bruce N H wrote:If the latter, have you experimented with the inclusion of any of the other speciallized pieces into system MOCs?

Yeah, like maybe some giants? Please? :roll: Seriously, I would like to see some giant people (although they're tiny compared to megafigs) attacking somewhere. Maybe this wall?

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Postby J_Chartowich » Thu May 04, 2006 5:42 pm

Very good, Nathan! I like the opening in the back! :)

Bely and fleshies shall dominate!

EDIT: I'm suppprised you didn't use fleshies! :twisted:
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Postby wunztwice » Thu May 04, 2006 6:42 pm

So, even though I still don't like bley this wall is very well made. I love how hugely tall it is and the inclusion of the duplo. The arrow slit is excellent. I think the best thing about this MOC though, is the figs. I love the way they look with those shields and those torsos.

However I wish that if LEGO is going to stick with bley that they hurry up with bley helmets in all styles! The old grey just looks terrible with bley IMO.
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Postby JoshWedin » Thu May 04, 2006 10:24 pm

I don't know, couldn't you have made it any bigger? :) Pretty impressive, Nathan. Congrats on reaching 3000!

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Postby eNiGMa » Thu May 04, 2006 10:25 pm

I love it. The use of 2 stud long bricks all the way up gives a very nice brick impression, and the color is very nice when it's alone like that. And I really gotta get me some of those Durmstrang shields....

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Postby Jacob C. » Fri May 05, 2006 12:56 am

I like the battlements on the wall.
Those little 1x1 slopes are great for the tops of battlements.
I need to get some!

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Postby Sheen » Fri May 05, 2006 4:39 pm

That's the first time I remember seeing the Duplo piece used and it looks great on a wall this large. Good choice! Funny how you can make pieces from different scales look so appropriate to the same scale if you work it right.

To give it more of a 'slice of life' feel I might have put enemy soldiers running past the base of the wall so the archer had someone to shoot at instead of just shooting out the window. But given how high up he is and the construction of the arrow slit he probably couldn't shoot at the base of the wall anyway, so I'll just imagine an enemy further out from the castle. (Or maybe a bird :wink: )
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