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Elven Castle -- First Draft

Posted by Octodad , Aug 28 2014 · 33 views

It's only been twenty days since my first Ideas project was approved and already I'm working on something new, inspired by something I never thought I'd be inspired by: the whining of Brickset AFOLs.

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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.


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because i can now

Posted by Octodad , Aug 21 2014 · 152 views

michael crichton is an idiot and so is his in-story mouthpiece Ian Malcolm


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Why Are Some Minifigs So Got Dang Expensive?

Posted by Octodad , Aug 20 2014 · 149 views

I know why, don't tell me. They come in more expensive sets, are more sought after, etc. It's a rhetorical question as I lament that a Luna Lovegood minifigure is a good $30 on Bricklink.


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My Extremely Professional Review of the 2014 Summer Beasts Combiner

Posted by Octodad , Aug 17 2014 · 173 views

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god this thing is awful


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1000 supporters on the Fossil Museum!

Posted by Octodad , Aug 14 2014 · 112 views

Over on LEGO Ideas, my Fossil Museum project has hit over 1000 supporters in a mere week! At this rate of support, I could hit 10,000 in nine more weeks! In celebration, I did something I'd been meaning to do for a while: draw up a rough design for the torso print for the Paleontologist.

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The eagle-eyed among you probably notice the similarity between this design and my earlier self-minifigure. I freely admit to living my dream through this minifigure. If LDD had the capabilities, I also would have made the arms two-tone so she could avoid wearing long sleeves with shorts, which is a weird thing. She also has a Velociraptor claw around her neck. It's very rough because I am not the best artist, but it gets the idea across.

Thank you to all my supporters!






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Testimonials

Honestly, you can make this sound like some kind of crusade for justice all you want (I'm going to hope that some of how you worded it is just meant as hyperbole to make a point, though?), but it just comes across to me as being anti-fun and anti-imagination.

 

There's a time and a place for joke entries to place high in a contest (actually no there really isn't but w/e), but the first site-wide BZP contest is certainly not one of those times.

 

The first entry offended my eyes.

 

Well, this was probably in the bottom 3 comics I've read in my life. Didn't make much sense, and some things were hard to read because of the coloring and font style.

 
 

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