Château de Caprèshèr . Did I mention that Andrew B is awesome? . I’ve built cars. I’ve attempted mechs. I've made custom minifigs. I’ve succeeded somewhat with Post-Apoc. I’ve even built Halo! In the past I have done well with Star Wars, and for a while there was building World War II. I’ve jumped on bandwagons as they went past, creating Cyborg Racers, cave racers, a MOCtag entry, and even a VV or two. The classic theme of Science Fiction is always fun, and when I ‘space’ out on that, I love a good microscale creation.
So many different themes and building styles have crossed my path over the few years I’ve been truly serious about building Lego, but there is nothing that pleases me more…than to build Castle.
Good ol' castle. =)
This creation has been sitting in the back of my mind since I destroyed Luseville, but I never thought I had the pieces. Turns out I didn't, but I was able to compromise with sizes and a change of pieces to mold it into what you see now.
As you might have gathered from my comments in different groups, this is my "large" entry for the Sig-Figgy Abusers Club Darwin Awards Contest. Continuing from my second entry, Kelso has a time machine!! I know the storyline isn't very long, but here it is. Please focus on the build surrounding Kelso and his evil creation. That's what I worked the most on for the contest.
So enjoy my entry. All of it. =)
It was a quiet day at Château de Caprèshèr...
...until Kelso and his time machine arrived.
Kelso: "Hey, what's that black pointy thing coming up through the floor?"
*the doors open*
Kelso: "I mean, I almost lost my...Hey look, Heather! It worked! IT WORKED!! I'm a genius!!"
Heather: "You are? That's a new one..."
Guard: "Oh the wheel in the dungeon goes round and round, round and round, round and round..."
Kelso: "Alrighty, let's see if I can get, um, oh no! I'm falling!"
Heather: "NOOOOOOOOO!! Wait, what? Starbucks? Where?!?"
Guard: "Tell me again how that THING got past my hand?"
Yeah...I know it's not as long or animated as my first entry, but as I will repeat until the end of my days, please judge me on the actual creation as well as the death of SigKelso Figgy. That's what this contest is for, right? Lego! Well, I mean, it's so that we can get away with killing master builders, but other than that...
Seen in the picture above are Kevin Fedd's wonderful little pine trees. So loads of thanks goes out to him for allowing me to use the design. I really wanted to use them because here in Washington State, pine trees like Kevin's are quite common in swampy areas like the one depicted in this MOC.
I did add some things of my own design though, in the shape of cat-tails and a birds nest. And no, I didn't design the duck...
Irony of ironies that today when I post it the sun is out and my whole house is flooded with wonderful sunlight that is absolutely perfect for taking pictures unlike when I actually took the pictures. *takes deep breath* Curse you Convergence Zone!!
One thing that really bugged me is the fact that it was really windy when I took the main picture, so I wasn't able to have the cattails on the dio. Curse you Convergence Zone!! Wait, did I already say that?
So yeah, the picture below is an embarrassingly good example of poor quality lighting. It's like, blue.
Well folks, that all for now! I'm sorry for the lack of detail shots; just blame it on the Convergence Zone. And cloudy Washington. Both, really.