For the last two builds, I haven't had to buy any new pieces. I guess that means I have too many legos now. Sorry bricklink sellers!!
01 - The Keep is built in "dwarf" LegoMan Scale. I really enjoy building on this scale because you don't have to make it super big to seem really big. This is on a 64x64 base plate. Eggplant Island on the other hand was on 80x80 base.
02 - I call it Darkwater because the transblue tiles have black underneath it to make it look dark. I generally like the way that the water turned out. A lot of times with tiles, the grooves show ugly patterns etc.
03 - There are two wooden doors connected by a winding staircase beneath the waterfall. I actually built this is detail but its difficult to see. In the last pictures you can get a glimpse of the stairs
05 - This build uses the same amount of rock pieces as Eggplant's Deep, primarily because both interior and exterior stones were detailed.
06 Is it just me or does the back photo look like the Eiffel Tower if you squint your eyes? Eh, probably just me.
07 The waterfall.
08 - If you look on the leaves, there are some trans clear rounds that were used to act like water drops.
11 - The Top of the tower is offset 1/2 brick. Same thing with the stone walls. Offsetting a full brick seemed a bit too dramatic for small perimeter towers.
13 - The grotto. Originally was going to put a gold mine back here. But what fun is that?
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, remarkably designed, stunning castles I've ever seen in my short time building with LEGO. I first saw this build two years ago, and to this day it still amazes me! Phenomenal job!
I really like the overall structure and feel. Very dreamlike! Dont know how to describe it...reminds me of the dreamlands in Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.
Only critique is the flat top of a couple rocks...looks a bit unnatural. Some more slopes would help a lot, even if it was a really shallow/low slope.
Eggy, I love your castles, but this is one is definitely my favorite. The livable feel to it makes it the most realistic and functional to me. (For a bunch of plastic bricks anyway!) The details you include in landscaping, water and amenities for the populace is what I aspire to achieve!
I could go on for a long time about how amazing this is so I will try to keep it short. First of all I have seen this alot of times and it has not gotten old yet! The whole moc is just amazing, I have bin working on a castle of my own for a while now and I keep on destroying and rebuilding it because I couldn't get it to look right then a few days ago I decided to use your mocs for insporation and since then my castle has bin going alot better! I can let you know when I post the castle if your interested. I realy hope you can get more time to make another casle until then I'll just have have to look at what you already finished.
dude me and my friend are going to make some of are own castles and you have the same idea as me, build it on an island somewhere. Also mind if i borrow the bridge, those things are awesome! Awesome build, I wish my castle would be anything like this good... sigh
Wow. That is really awesome. I wish I could build something like that: this is what I dream about DREAMING about doing, so I am naturally quite impressed. Love the waterfall, the secret staircase, and the bridge. I've got a little soft spot for those slat bridges. Keep building, Eggy!
This is your best creation in my opinion... It has everything . Your humor (grotto and the guy with ants..etc) It is stunningly beautiful. The bridge is nice. And your a cool builder..What more can you ask for! Nice build
! as im sure u have been told before about 4,321 times
This is amazing. my lack of bricks disturbs me. not that i could do this, but at least attempt something like it.(and probably fail...) on another note, i found your rocks tutorial very helpful on the landscape i made. lastly, i would love it if you reviewed something of mine. If you don't thats fine, youve probably got a lot of people asking you the same question. Thanks, and again, great build.
That's a very nice building!!
but i've got a question: how did you do the bridge?? I really like the bridge and I was trying to make is but i don't know how you did it! it's really cool! could you please help me?
I'd have to say that out of all your creations, this one is probably my favorite. Everything about it is really pleasing to the eye. In particular, I really like your landscaping, especially the waterfall. I look forward to seeing your future projects!
I like it
September 11, 2008
Wow, very nice, this has to be one of the best castles out there!
This kind of reminds me of that Elf village from the Lord of the Rings movies (I think it's called Rivendell), except more castley. The scale you built it in (dwarf?) is interesting. I've never heard of it before, but it seems pretty cool.
Sorry I wasn't able to get to this sooner. Love the staggered pyramidal composition you came up with for this castle MOC. It's a beautiful design. As usual, the details are outstanding. One of these days, maybe I'll get around to doing a castle over a falls, too...I used to do fantasy paintings like that, and this really brings back fond memories of those kinds of images. So, a belated congratulations on yet another absolutely outstanding build...I guess that's why you're the professor. (say hi to Gilligan and Mary Ann for me!)
The "Dark Water" is my favorite part. It's perfect against the waterfall. Speaking of which.. The waterfall is my favorite part. And good job on being featured on the Brother's Brick! Keep It Studly Sir!
Very nice. Lots of great stuff to look at. I like the brown tiles and the turntable windows. Nice grotto, just the place to get into trouble. The look on that one guys face, it just cracks me up. Well, I'm exhausted just from thinking about all the work that was involved. see ya. garth
Wow, I really have to nit-pick to find just one flaw on this MOC, and that's all I could: The water off of the waterfall is bubbly and wavy for about 3-4 lego feet before magically becoming glassy calm. If you could come up with a way to get that effect, [with your building sk¡llz, I have no doubt you could] I could not come up with anything lacking, to any degree. Other than that miniscule detail, [which I can definitely overlook with the quality of the rest of the MOC] this is phenomenal. The interiors are great, the overall water affect is really good, the trees look fantastic, and the stone outcroppings on the outside are outstanding. I'd still give it a 5/5 if it was rainbow colored and you had a kustum W4RTTH0GG driving off the falls.
This is probably my favorite MOC of yours. Excellence in the extreme. The jacuzzi is my favorite part! I hope you enjoy school; I look forward to hearing from you when you get back! Peace my Eggplant friend. C ya~Nick ("ElNickre")
Brilliance. I'm a huge fan of the trans tiles over a base colour; I think it adds great a fantastic illusion of depth. And the castle itself is just beautiful. Looks like it's got a gothic vibe going on which suits it's name perfectly. Amazing.
The whole thing is just really amazing! The water technique looks great and it's obvious you're a master of landscaping. The smaller scale is an interesting idea that I'll remember if I ever try castle.
Sorry to those bricklink sellers. Even though you already put 7 of their kids through college. At this point, I'm REALLY hoping I don't have to go against you in the MocOlympics caslte category. The water is BRILLIANT. It has that illusion of depth to it that is just masterful. I think you need to add yourself to the list of caslte builder greats. Thanks for schooling us on this professor. I would drop some smack on Kelso, but he's not around this weekend. I think he's pretending to work somewhere... HEY, Shaddix just hit me with a spitball! ~ Chris.