This is my entry into the 2011 MOC Athalon.....category is:
29. What would King Arthur say?:
Take an modern building (20th or 21st century) and transform it into a castle - how would the Empire State Building or the Staples Center look looked if they were transformed into a castle? Make sure to post a link to the original building for the judges to see. This can be in any scale, micro to maxo.
While many would claim that the Dragon forces were to blame for their woes, they never crossed the river that divided the country to invade the Imperial Kingdom. The Imperial forces however, didn't seem to mind coming across the river to raid the hard working farmers. From pigs to crops, they didn't leave a source of food untouched.
Then the Royal strategist decided to procure Lord Frank Wright to create a special outpost near the shallow part of the river where the Imperial forces cross the most. He built the outpost right over the water, using the bedrock to support the outpost. By adding multiple layers, and enough room for ten troops, the Dragon forces now had a strategic location to battle the Imperial Kingdom and their raids.
The outpost includes a wizard and a commander who oversees the troops.
A guardsmen keeps watch.
A special look out was created over the water. This gives the Dragon Forces the ability to scan the water carefully for invaders.
A guard keeps watch over the only entrance into the outpost.
The Dragon Forces also have a mercenary sharp shooter on hand. Snipers are always handy.
This last pic is just to show you what my wife puts up with when I'm building. LOL
Well here is my second entry into the MOC Athalon. I apologize to my teammates for taking so long, this one was a doozie.
I tried to faithfully reconstruct Falling Water, including using nearly no support for the overhanging sections of the building. I think I did a pretty good job, but I doubt I would ever rebuild this thing again. It took me quite a few days to get this just right. I hope you all enjoy, and good luck to everyone else giving this category a go. It's one of my favorites on the list.
So far behind on my comments.... Anywho, great work mate!I love the fact that although it could be a kingdoms playset (albeit a UCS version) it's got recognisable Falling Water elements and style. Now go have a Guinness. or 12.
Those balconies really frighten me. I don't think they would stand up well in an earthquake... (I've been looking at every building I walk under lately with great suspicion)... Even from the thumbnail I knew this was going to be great! A very successful merge of architectures and what I like most about it is the playability factor. All those surfaces are perfect for little hands to walk figures around and stuff. 5 points.
i m not much into castles, but, strategy is cool, [risk anyone?] any form or theme, so i like this a lot, all the personnel, specialists, adapted with medieval, is quite nice, as for the castle itself, the concept is also very innovative, i think it should be pushed further, as it s so cool to mix natural features with structures, and quite tough too! great work kirk!
Falling Water is one of my favorite examples of architecture. I was wondering if you would add the hatch on the lower level that goes down to a platform above the river, but I know that would be an even bigger challenge. Good work!
I think it speaks Frank Lloyd Wright...ahem Lord Frank Wright I think you put it. The water effects are cool and when looking at a comparison picture of the real deal, it looks very similar. Great work!