My biggest, and best Castle MOC yet! This Castle took me about a month to build, it would have been shorter, except that I had to make a large Bricklink order to finish it.
The Keep at Dinas Emirys has stood strong and proud for untold centuries, watching over the small town below. It has survived 40 sieges by the neighbouring Crown Kingdom. The keep is ruled by the Duke of Emirys, one of the bravest men in the land. Built in the year of the 1020 BCE by King Francis I as a sanctuary from invading forces, the keep is now used as a full time fortress to protect the town of Dinas Emyris.
My inspiration, the Keep in Rochester, England.
A front view.
The top view.
The entry way. The statue above the entry way shows the Family motto of the keep: Knowledge before Power.
A bunch of pictures of the entrance.
Parts of the back open, so you can see inside.
The first floor, the guard chambers.
The two beds. Only two guards sleep at a time, the rest have to defend the castle.
The Kings chamber. The Queen is preparing a meal.
The top floor. I wanted to make all of the battlements SNOT, but my Bricklink order didn't have enough of those flat 2x2's.
Small slit windows to make it harder for archers to fire inside.
Anyways, that's all. I personally think that this is my best MOC yet. I'm not sure whether to enter this into my and Tristan's MOC-off. I'll see if I can get my planned entry done in time...
Good to hear you haven't abandoned Castle. Great job! I love the tiled battlements, even if the towers aren't tiled it gives them a distinction from the rest of the keep. Most awesome interior as well.
this is amazingly amazing :D! nothing can be said that would make this better, but snotting the battlements, but i get why you cant. and if Fed comments on this and says that it needs improvement, im going to critisize ev ery creation hes ever done.