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Post by Hemish Wed 20 Oct 2010, 7:26 am

I wanted to build my own castle forever.

I had put some orders in at bricklink and started building yesterday

I realised this is gonna cost me a bit more than I thought so it might take a while to actually finish off.

Anyways did the back wall of the castle and started on the interior buildings.

Here are some pics so far

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Post by TazManiac Wed 20 Oct 2010, 8:40 am

wow looks like it's goning to be huge!
nice wall design, simple but very effective.
do you plan to add timber (brown) interia supports or is it going to be completely stone built?
looking forward to seeing your progress!

Soon after starting my MOC ship/port i realised that it'll end up being thousands of bricks and may take quite some time to collect the parts
(my little patch of SNOT water is over 500 pcs).
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Post by Lightningtiger Wed 20 Oct 2010, 9:29 am

Nice so far 'Hemish', can't wait to see some more - keep on going.....keep on bricking ! legohappy
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Post by Hemish Thu 21 Oct 2010, 1:52 pm

Cheers guys, its been fun, but its been scary browsing bricklink adding things to the basket and seeing a total jump from $20 to $80
TM I think I will try to put some timber supports in there
I think size wize it will be a bit bigger than the standard castle but will go up a bit more too.
Dunno, see what happens I guess, I really want to finish it, so it will mean no other lego purchases for a while

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Post by TazManiac Thu 21 Oct 2010, 2:49 pm

yeah I'm hearing you there I've said no more sets till I've done my ship/port!!


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Post by Hemish Thu 21 Oct 2010, 4:01 pm

Yeah love me some gundams
These are some of the Zeon suits I have built over time

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Post by TazManiac Thu 21 Oct 2010, 4:17 pm

very nice I've got "flight suit ZAKU" @ 1/160 and some others @ 1/100.
they look sweet !! nice display case!
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Post by Hemish Fri 22 Oct 2010, 3:31 pm

I'll have to post some better pics of them in the other section of the forum.

Anyways got some more work done on this last night and today
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The throne my son Dominik designed
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Changed the outer side of this block and added the bars in place
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The whole section completed
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This is where we are at at the end of tonight.
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I have another 3 orders in with bricklink for close to $200 worth of stuff so hopefully that will get me somewhere to finishing this off
Hopefully..................

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Post by Lightningtiger Fri 22 Oct 2010, 3:57 pm

Nice, it's a....very nice !
I said at EB I would reply.......keep going....keep on bricking ! legohappy
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Post by Hemish Fri 29 Oct 2010, 10:36 am

Did some work in LDD today for a dining hall for the castle, this needs to be inside the walls, roof for it will be flat and will have to make a catapult to go on top of itFirst castle WIP LDDScreenShot9
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Also have another 4 orders for bricks coming from bricklink that were shipped today so hopefully next week can do more building.

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Post by Lightningtiger Fri 29 Oct 2010, 10:45 am

Nice one please build it in bricks - it would be AWESOME !
Keep on bricking ! legohappy
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Post by TazManiac Fri 29 Oct 2010, 11:22 am

with all those new bricks/sets he has been getting recently I'm sure we'll see it in the flesh.
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Post by Hemish Fri 29 Oct 2010, 12:20 pm

Cheers chaps, well with the bricklink orders we should have it in the flesh in approx 2 weeks depending on when the orders arrive.
I just need to find an aussie seller on bricklink now with brown chairs

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Post by TazManiac Fri 29 Oct 2010, 12:57 pm

this is pretty good $0.08 brown minifig seat
http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=toritiger&itemID=19768401

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Post by Hemish Fri 29 Oct 2010, 1:52 pm

Cheers for that, ordered the chairs and a few other bits to go along with

Played with LDD abit more tonight, now I would like to finish this off like this but I honestly can't see it happening atleast not with the tower in there.
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Post by Lightningtiger Fri 29 Oct 2010, 3:36 pm

Nice tower 'Hemish' - keep on designing dude ! legowink
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Post by Hemish Tue 09 Nov 2010, 1:07 am

Dunno if the tower will ever get built, would be nice but not sure at this stage.
More bricklink orders arrived and here we are after building till 2.30am last night.
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Also after designing the dining hall I realised the wall needed to be expanded, its pretty much doubled in length from the first pic
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Post by TazManiac Tue 09 Nov 2010, 1:22 am

wow Hemish it's really taking shape there and the scale is immense.
brick count must be getting up there too.
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Post by Hemish Tue 09 Nov 2010, 7:38 am

Yeah TM its getting there, my youngest son loves it.
I dont have any idea of the brick count and it should get huge as I still have the front gate to do. Then some details inside the walls.
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Might have to order more bricks too, thats gonna make the wife mad legohappy

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Post by Hemish Fri 12 Nov 2010, 2:15 pm

Update time

Took the tower off the back wall and replaced it with 2 smaller ones in each corner, there will be some tweeking still to go in there.
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Blacksmiths area, still need to make the anvil for it and maybe redo those weapon racks not real happy with them
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Dining Hall, all it needs now are people
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We wanted a wizards hut in the castle, this was originally on that back wall but it didnt look right so it was taken down and will go on the ground inside the castle walls
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Where we are at the end of building at the moment.
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Post by Oddleaf Sat 13 Nov 2010, 8:47 am

wow looks epic cant wait to see it all in one piece
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Post by Lightningtiger Sat 13 Nov 2010, 9:04 am

'Hemish', this is fantastic - very classic castle inspired eh ? legohappy
Keep on bricking ! legohappy
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Post by Hemish Sat 13 Nov 2010, 1:36 pm

Thanks guys, Its been fun tweaking bits and pieces as we go.
This will be a castle that will be played with so things need to be either reasonably solid or repaired easy. Those are the two main things I'm keeping in mind while building this thing

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Post by Hemish Fri 10 Dec 2010, 2:58 pm

Funny how things change as you build stuff
New back wall
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Where we are at at the moment
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Those "huts" on the left will be mounted like they are on the other side and the centre section will also be built when the parts show up

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Post by BrickTango Mon 13 Dec 2010, 5:05 am

Wow!!!! lego8O Great MOC!
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