Welcome to the complete guide to Ulmaris Castle. Ulmaris Castle is an Edwardian style castle using Beaumaris castle as its' inspiration. The castle boasts a truly concentric design with moat with drawbridge, two port culli, a blacksmith, a stable, barracks for more than 20 soldiers, lavish accomidations for royals, and countless archer loops for maximum defensive capability.
Below I will do my best to walk through and discuss all of the highlights Ulmaris has to offer.
There are a few more pictures in my Brickshelf Gallery than Mocpages recognizes, so please stop by there to see them all.
Here is a low shot of the inner gatehouse and outer curtain wall. Here you can see the other two archer loop designs used in the castle clearly. Dr. Carney's version, using panels, is used extensively throughout Ulmaris' battlements. The other is my design, using 2x3 wedge elements, placed in the outer curtain wall.
Along with the outer gatehouse, the outer curtain wall contains a salley port, which takes the form of a boat dock in the moat, on the opposite side of the castle. This allows for the delivery of supplies where delivery by land is not possible or practical.
Looking into the inner ward. Here is the back side of the inner keep and it's two spiral staircase towers. On the bottom right is the stables, and bottom left the barracks. A decorative garden stands in the middle of the inner ward.
Here we can see the lord of the manor, Lord William Falconis (blue and black armor), otherwise known as the Coolest Black Falcon Ever, atop the inner gatehouse. He is accompanied by his wife (immediate left), Nathaniel the Earl of Wells (immediate right), and Lord Falconis' general (far right).
Here we can see the archer loops that flank the entrance to the inner ward. As if trying to get through two port culli was bad enough, a would-be attacker would also be under constant fire from defending archers.
In this pic I tried to illustrate how the floors in the octagonal towers work. By burying the 6x6 plates without corners within the walls, I've been able to completely remove any holes in the floor in the design.
Rear of the inner gatehouse, interior. The back wall of the inner gatehouse is easily removable, allowing access to the three levels inside. The first floor is generally unused, aside from the cisterns, and also gives access to the interior of the gatehouse. The second level holds the great hall, and the third level houses the study and library.
I love it. I'd seen this as part of your chaos skies story, and thought it looked awesome, but I didn't see it on MOCpages til now. It reminds me very much of the blocky building style that the black falcon fortress used. this is a really well designed and executed castle. I've already stolen some ideas from here. The octagonal floors are awesome. the more time I spend looking at it, the more I enjoy it.
Quoting s.w. creations
wow this is great, propobaly the most realistic one yet. hey would it be okay to use some of your ideas for my castles. p.s. ill give you credit if i can- thanks
Giving credit is always a good idea, but you shouldn't ever have to ask permission to use someone else' building techniques. You can't own the way two bricks happen to fit together. If my creation has inspired you, go for it.
One of the best castles I have ever seen. Outstanding job.
I like it
June 9, 2009
Wow this the best castle i have seen! just whats with the half arch doors it looks realy wierd with just one of those doors.
Oh and you should make a town and castle getting raided it would look realy cool with a bunch of burt up village homes and the castle all ready for battle.
I do not even have words to describe the mastery of this creation. Everything from the stonework to the interior decorating is sublime, and is proof that Mr. Anthony Sava is an artisan of the LEGO world. Keep it up!
I like it
July 24, 2006
This is the castle that actually brought me out of my dark ages... thanks
Well, I should have chimed in on this one a while back (I made comments on Classic-Castle). Great work! I bet that its going to be hard when it finally comes time to dismantle this and start something new.
1. Amazing layout yet again.
2. The fact that the entrance to the courtyard is not staight off of the gatehouse makes it harder to invade.
3. You did so much detail for this like the path, the mulit-colored wall, and the garden.
4. The archer loops in the inner gatehouse. Very much like they built them!
5. The library is a nice touch.
6. The whole interior is detailed so nicely that itself pushes this to at least a 15!