Introducing the Elven Castle, a set idea based on the beloved Castles of Lego Castle past, with an elven twist. Much inspired by the works of Tolkien, I wanted it to look less like it was made of wood and more like it was grown from it. The build is very modular and a little repetitive, but this also means if you were to buy multiples you could easily make an even larger castle. Additionally, unlike my previous Fossil Museum project, for the Elven Castle, I tried to be mindful of what pieces are currently in production in what color; as a result, very few of the pieces come in colors they haven't come in in the past two years. This will, hopefully, aid in passing review, should it make it that far.
Areas I want to improve are the throne room segment, which was the last area to be built and suffers from me trying to keep the piece count from rising much more, and the piece count, which, as it stands now, is 1314 pieces, which would make for a set $110-$130 in price. While that's not much more expensive than the usual castle sets, I want to bring it down to about 1000 pieces, if possible, to keep it at a more affordable price. I would appreciate any comments and criticism on ways to improve this model before I take it to Ideas; I want it to be as perfect as possible, and I don't have a lot of experience working with System.
If you want a better look at it from more angles, you can download the .lxf here. Of note is that, like many castles, in the back is a prison, should you wish to imprison a nasty human for crimes against the forest.