After being defeated in the Kingdom of Morcia, Vladek and his most trusted Shadow Knight went to the realm of the Lion and Dragon Knights. He took control of the Dragon Knights and stole gold and jewels from the Lion Knights and also captured two of the Lion Knights. Now the Lion Knights are about to attack the Dragon Knight fortress to reclaim their gold and jewels and to free the two captured Lion Knights.
About this creation
This is the first LEGO creation that I have posted in a year (not counting the LDD creation that I posted a little over a month ago). I left for college on August 10, 2013 and since then I have only been home for just less than two months. Those two months include Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, spring break, and the week that I have been home this summer. I have not gone into my Dark Ages however. I am still an AFOL and I recently purchased a few smaller LEGO sets with my birthday money that led to me building this MOC. Among the 5 small sets that I bought for my birthday, I bought the two smallest 2013 Castle sets. When I got those two sets about a month ago I decided that I really wanted to build another Castle MOC when I got home that would use my new minifigs and not my "jellybean" (Knights Kingdom II) minifigs that I used for my last castle MOC. This is only the second castle themed MOC that I have built since I sorted all of my LEGO pieces a year and a half ago but I think it turned out really well, especially with my new castle minifigs that are not jellybean colored.
Different views of the MOC:
The Lion Knights attacking the castle to rescue their fellow knights and to get their gold and jewels back.
The drawbridge can be pulled up or let down depending where the ends of the chains are attached to the fortress.
The moat with a crocodile and frog
Different view of the moat
Stable with the Dragon Knight's two horses
Aerial view of the MOC
Top of the fortress
Dragon knight and catapult
Front doors of the fortress
Catapult and two Dragon knights
The catapult is attached to a small 2 x 2 turntable with two jumper plates
Tiles allow the catapult to be easily moved around
Boulders for the catapult
The main floor of the fortress
Vladek's throne, a Shadow Knight, two treasure chests, two torches, and a map
Map showing Vladek's plan to take over the LEGO castle world
The ladder can be attached to the floor when the trapdoor is open so that minifigs can get into the dungeons of the fortress
Table with chairs, goblets, and a plate with turkey legs
Two torches and the trap door
Spider web with spider
Armor for Vladek's horse
Cell with two Lion Knights, chains, skull, and skeleton
The Lion Knight's catapult:
The Lion Knights
Vladek, the Shadow Knight, and the Dragon Knights
So what do you think? Is this better than the castle I built a year and a half ago pictured below or is that one better?