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 Group admin 
This is a great idea! I hope that it works out. I'll do my best to help. There are a couple of people I'd like to invite, but I can't invite people in any way other than through a comment, which I hate to do. I had Blake Baericks and LWC guy in mind.
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| March 26, 2012, 4:48 pm
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Hayden ought to be invited, and Deus Otiosus often builds Castle. I may come up with more soon.
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| March 27, 2012, 6:20 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Büürli Burri
Do you want to be an admin? You're so active and you help me a lot to reach my aim... You also know more people on the 'pages than me, so you could invite more...

Sure.
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| March 30, 2012, 9:28 am
Quoting Büürli Burri
We have only 8 Members. Please tell me the names of some active castle builder, so I'll invite them... Thank you

I would but I'm very new to MOCpages.. :/
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| March 30, 2012, 5:24 pm
Hey guys, thanks for the invite! I must say, I'm glad that after just two castle builds, I'm considered an active castle builder. :P
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| March 31, 2012, 3:08 pm
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Quoting Owen S.
Hey guys, thanks for the invite! I must say, I'm glad that after just two castle builds, I'm considered an active castle builder. :P

I knew that there were more to come since you're in LCC. Glad to have you here!
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| March 31, 2012, 6:42 pm
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Quoting Büürli Burri
Wow! We are 18! I've never thought that a (Castle) group grows such fast.

Yeah, things are looking promising.
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| April 1, 2012, 6:36 pm
Thanks for the invite! These are some quality builds going on here! I look forward to seeing what the active castle builders can do!
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| April 2, 2012, 1:06 am
I am working on my CIC right now.
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| April 12, 2012, 7:20 am
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I'm the Lenfald Faction Liason.
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| April 12, 2012, 6:28 pm
Outlaws. ;D
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| April 12, 2012, 6:31 pm
Thanks for the invite guys:) Maybe try inviting Josh E.
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| April 13, 2012, 3:30 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri
Who of you is participating in the LCC Contest?

I am! Even though I shouldn't, I have too many projects already, ah well.
Outlaws too :D

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| April 13, 2012, 10:48 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri
Who of you is participating in the LCC Contest?

Sadly, I'm not:/
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| April 14, 2012, 1:19 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri

You can still join, if you want to ;)

Maybe.
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| April 14, 2012, 1:39 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri
That's what I call "active" :D

Argeed! :)
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| April 14, 2012, 1:49 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri
If someone knows some people to invite, write their names here...

Christopher Baldacci, Paul Vermeesch, Sir Nadroj, Mister Bones, Ben King, Sebeus I, Flare, Max Pointner, Peter Lewandowski, Stephen Chao, Anders T, Leda Kat, John Moffatt and Tyler Halliwell. Some of these builders may already be members, so hopefully this helps.
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| April 19, 2012, 12:39 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri
Thank you, I added them :D

If this group should stay active for a long time, we need to get more members... That's a good start!

Glad to help anytime!
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| April 20, 2012, 11:29 am
What do you guys say about a contest?
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| April 20, 2012, 6:32 pm
That would be fun! :)


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| April 20, 2012, 7:06 pm
Quoting Owen S.
What do you guys say about a contest?

Count me in!
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| April 20, 2012, 10:19 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri
I'd like to do one...

With 28 members, we could pull it off. What do you guys say?
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| April 22, 2012, 2:59 pm
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Quoting Owen S.
What do you guys say about a contest?

That'd be cool! I'd probably scrounge up some time... ;)
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| April 22, 2012, 8:21 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
That'd be cool! I'd probably scrounge up some time... ;)

Count me in!
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| April 22, 2012, 8:27 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri
Yay! Finished my LCC Global Challenge entry!

It looks fantastic!
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| April 25, 2012, 3:51 pm
 Group admin 
Seems like a good group you have going here! I'm not sure if you can call me a "Castle Builder" because I build it a wide range. But I do have a couple of castle creations. And I hope to build more in this theme!
-LB Senior
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| April 26, 2012, 4:23 pm
Quoting Lego Builders
Seems like a good group you have going here! I'm not sure if you can call me a "Castle Builder" because I build it a wide range. But I do have a couple of castle creations. And I hope to build more in this theme!
-LB Senior

I'm sure if you do build some more in the castle theme, It will be some impressive creations!
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| April 27, 2012, 12:40 pm
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Quoting Justin M
I'm sure if you do build some more in the castle theme, It will be some impressive creations!


Thanks! I have limited "castle bricks" so I might have to keep my builds small. You have really improved in your builds as well. And I hope to see many more great castle creations from you!
-LB Senior
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| April 27, 2012, 1:38 pm
Quoting Lego Builders

Thanks! I have limited "castle bricks" so I might have to keep my builds small. You have really improved in your builds as well. And I hope to see many more great castle creations from you!
-LB Senior

Thanks LB Senior, that really means alot:)
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| April 27, 2012, 1:41 pm
Hmmm... We are VERY ACTIVE Castle Builders. :P
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| May 2, 2012, 8:49 pm
Quoting Seth .
Hmmm... We are VERY ACTIVE Castle Builders. :P

For the record, forced activity is destined to drive itself into the dirt.
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| May 2, 2012, 9:04 pm
Quoting Blake Baer
For the record, forced activity is destined to drive itself into the dirt.

Exactly.
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| May 2, 2012, 9:22 pm
Quoting Seth .
Hmmm... We are VERY ACTIVE Castle Builders. :P

Nailed it!
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| May 3, 2012, 12:49 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri

I'm sorry. I registred on CC, on FC and on Flickr... I can't spend all my time on MOCpages, but I'll try to keep this group active ;)

I'm not saying there is anything wrong, I was just stating a fact. :p
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| May 5, 2012, 3:44 pm
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Quoting Blake Baer
For the record, forced activity is destined to drive itself into the dirt.

What about... cajoled activity?
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| May 5, 2012, 3:53 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
What about... cajoled activity?

Like with a contest?
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| May 5, 2012, 4:53 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
What about... cajoled activity?

Cajoled activity leads to reluctant activity which leads to forced activity which leads to much drop-outs which leads to hate which leads to suffering which leads to the dark side.

Therefore, don't cajole activity out of someone. (You'll end up with a bunch of Sith in the group)
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| May 5, 2012, 5:23 pm
I'm serious about the contest, though. Maybe make a separate group, and invite a ton of people.
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| May 5, 2012, 6:13 pm
Quoting Owen S.
I'm serious about the contest, though. Maybe make a separate group, and invite a ton of people.

Agreed. Quality castle contests are few and far between on MOCpages. It would be good to host one soon.
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| May 5, 2012, 6:44 pm
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Quoting Medieval Guy
Like with a contest?

Exactly.
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| May 5, 2012, 6:53 pm
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Quoting Blake Baer
Cajoled activity leads to reluctant activity which leads to forced activity which leads to much drop-outs which leads to hate which leads to suffering which leads to the dark side.

Therefore, don't cajole activity out of someone. (You'll end up with a bunch of Sith in the group)

Wait, you're a Star Wars fan and you've been wasting your talent on castles all this time? Why haven't you built a minifig scale death star yet? ;)
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| May 5, 2012, 6:55 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Wait, you're a Star Wars fan and you've been wasting your talent on castles all this time? Why haven't you built a minifig scale death star yet? ;)

WASTING?! Hang on! ;)
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| May 5, 2012, 7:40 pm
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Quoting Blake Baer
WASTING?! Hang on! ;)

Okay... fine, castle's kind of cool. But maybe a Chewie hiding in the bushes or something?
For example: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=270869&id=/user_images/73406/1306345985m but in a castle setting. ;)
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| May 5, 2012, 8:14 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Okay... fine, castle's kind of cool. But maybe a Chewie hiding in the bushes or something?
For example: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=270869&id=/user_images/73406/1306345985m but in a castle setting. ;)

That would be cool!
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| May 6, 2012, 11:25 am
 Group admin 
I'd be willing to either judge or participate in a Castle contest.
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| May 6, 2012, 4:09 pm
 Group admin 
Keep it in this group. If your aim is to have an active Castle group, you'd want to attract people here, not somewhere else.
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| May 10, 2012, 6:21 pm
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Quoting Medieval Guy
Keep it in this group. If your aim is to have an active Castle group, you'd want to attract people here, not somewhere else.


Yeah, that would definitely keep this an active group. But it might also make it disorganized. I would suggest that you make separate topics for "entries", "rules", and the like.
-LB Senior
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| May 10, 2012, 7:08 pm
Quoting Lego Builders

Yeah, that would definitely keep this an active group. But it might also make it disorganized. I would suggest that you make separate topics for "entries", "rules", and the like.
-LB Senior


Agreed.
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| May 11, 2012, 11:08 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Okay... fine, castle's kind of cool. But maybe a Chewie hiding in the bushes or something?

Like... this? http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=295802&id=/user_images/29890/13216494872
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| May 11, 2012, 11:15 am
 Group admin 


This is a bit off topic but, Blake, do you edit your pictures?
-LB Senior
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| May 11, 2012, 2:00 pm
 Group moderator 

Haha, I forgot about that!
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| May 11, 2012, 2:13 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Haha, I forgot about that!

I did too!
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| May 11, 2012, 2:25 pm
Quoting Lego Builders

This is a bit off topic but, Blake, do you edit your pictures?
-LB Senior

Aye! I do indeed.
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| May 11, 2012, 2:29 pm
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Quoting Blake Baer
Aye! I do indeed.

Photoshop?
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| May 11, 2012, 2:30 pm
I use pixlr.

http://pixlr.com/
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| May 11, 2012, 2:34 pm
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Quoting Blake Baer
Aye! I do indeed.


So when you give your pictures the white background, do you take photos of your builds with a white board then adjust the brightness so that the white comes out really clean? Sorry for all the questions, I've been experimenting with stuff like this.
-LB Senior
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| May 11, 2012, 2:39 pm
Quoting Lego Builders
I've been experimenting with stuff like this.
-LB Senior


Same with me.

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| May 11, 2012, 2:43 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Photoshop?

Among others.
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| May 11, 2012, 2:54 pm
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Quoting Blake Baer
Among others.

Nice. I use Arcsoft Photostudio. It's like a photoshop rip-off, but works really well.
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| May 11, 2012, 2:56 pm
Quoting Büürli Burri
Back to the Contest:
I opened a new topic for it :)


Sound's good.
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| May 12, 2012, 12:23 pm
Wheres all the activity I've been hearing about?

I cant be active if nobody else is. *sniffle*
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| May 24, 2012, 5:40 pm
 Group admin 
This group may not be very active, but the members are.
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| May 26, 2012, 12:46 pm
Quoting Medieval Guy
This group may not be very active, but the members are.


Well said.
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| May 26, 2012, 1:07 pm
 Group admin 
Could I add castle Brickfilms? I know that technically, they aren't considered builds.
-LB Senior
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| May 29, 2012, 3:06 pm
Quoting Lego Builders
Could I add castle Brickfilms? I know that technically, they aren't considered builds.
-LB Senior


Anything castle is allowed!
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| May 29, 2012, 3:18 pm
 Group admin 
Just thought I would share this with you other castle builders; it is awesome! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/89458
-LB Senior
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| June 7, 2012, 11:24 am
Does Lord of the Rings count as castle?
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| June 8, 2012, 10:43 am
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Quoting Büürli Burri
Sorry guys, but I won't be able to organize the contest. In the last time I had much less time to build and to be active in the community. I have no time left for a contest. :(

Ah, too bad. Well, maybe another time then.
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| June 9, 2012, 9:35 am
Quoting Büürli Burri
Sorry guys, but I won't be able to organize the contest. In the last time I had much less time to build and to be active in the community. I have no time left for a contest. :(


That's to bad. But it's fine, we all get busy.
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| June 9, 2012, 3:11 pm
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Quoting Büürli Burri
Should I change the title to "Castle Builders" XP ?

Heh heh... Oh hey look, here comes the activity fairy!
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| June 19, 2012, 3:28 pm
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Greetings everyone. I am not currently building any castles, but something is planned.
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| June 19, 2012, 3:29 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Greetings everyone. I am not currently building any castles, but something is planned.

Sounds very mysterious indeed. ;P
-LB Senior
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| June 19, 2012, 3:56 pm
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Quoting Lego Builders
Sounds very mysterious indeed. ;P
-LB Senior

Very much so, actually. ;)
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| June 19, 2012, 4:38 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Büürli Burri

When will you show it to us? *.*

Not for quite a while... Details must still be figured out...
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| June 22, 2012, 3:15 pm
 Group moderator 
Cool, time to moderate this place. ;) How's it going everyone? Any good stuff to talk about? Looking forward to the MOCies, who'll win best castle?
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| June 23, 2012, 11:06 am
 Group admin 
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Cool, time to moderate this place. ;)

Hahahaha....

Seems like the MOCies nominations are slowing down. Hasn't there always been a castle category in the nominations every year? I guess the castle theme is prominent on MOCpages.
-LB Senior

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| June 23, 2012, 11:20 am
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Quoting Lego Builders
Seems like the MOCies nominations are slowing down. Hasn't there always been a castle category in the nominations every year?

Yeah, most people who are nominating are probably finished by now.
I think so, it's like Sci-Fi and Best MOC.
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| June 23, 2012, 11:59 am
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Yeah, most people who are nominating are probably finished by now.
I think so, it's like Sci-Fi and Best MOC.


Hey Luke, I was just curious. What kind of builder would you consider yourself? It seems like you build in quite the variety!
-LB Senior
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| June 26, 2012, 1:34 pm
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Quoting Lego Builders

Hey Luke, I was just curious. What kind of builder would you consider yourself? It seems like you build in quite the variety!
-LB Senior

Hmmm.... I'm a Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Micro /Town MOCer. ;) But I think castle/fantasy and Sci-Fi are my main interests. You too build in many themes, what would you consider yourself?
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| June 26, 2012, 2:56 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Hmmm.... I'm a Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Micro /Town MOCer. ;) But I think castle/fantasy and Sci-Fi are my main interests. You too build in many themes, what would you consider yourself?


You know what, I have absolutely no idea! ;P Well, my brother (LB Jr.) is a car builder, but I don't know about myself.
-LB Senior
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| June 26, 2012, 2:59 pm
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Quoting Lego Builders

You know what, I have absolutely no idea! ;P Well, my brother (LB Jr.) is a car builder, but I don't know about myself.
-LB Senior

Cool. I like variety, it keeps things exciting and new. :)
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| June 26, 2012, 3:01 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Cool. I like variety, it keeps things exciting and new. :)


Yeah, I think so too. Only, it might mean that becoming exceptional in one area would be rather challenging.
-LB Senior
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| June 26, 2012, 3:03 pm
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Quoting Lego Builders

Yeah, I think so too. Only, it might mean that becoming exceptional in one area would be rather challenging.
-LB Senior

I don't know about that, I think that building different stuff all the time allows you to develop more techniques and meld them into other genres to create new and improved types of MOCs.
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| June 26, 2012, 3:11 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I don't know about that, I think that building different stuff all the time allows you to develop more techniques and meld them into other genres to create new and improved types of MOCs.

Good point. I hadn't thought of that. Maybe you're right.
-LB Senior
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| June 26, 2012, 3:26 pm
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Quoting Lego Builders
Maybe you're right.

"Maybe"? Sir, I'm always right. ;) I just feel that a well rounded repertoire of skills can be used for most any MOC. For example, you might be working on round tower designs for a castle and then use the same design for a starship's engine a month later. Someone who only builds starships may not think to use a technique like that. What do you think?
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| June 26, 2012, 3:32 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
"Maybe"? Sir, I'm always right. ;) I just feel that a well rounded repertoire of skills can be used for most any MOC. For example, you might be working on round tower designs for a castle and then use the same design for a starship's engine a month later. Someone who only builds starships may not think to use a technique like that. What do you think?


Haha, you are right in that regard! I completely agree with you. ;) Oh, I forgot, I'm talking with the great LukeClarenceVan!
-LB Senior
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| June 26, 2012, 3:39 pm
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Quoting Lego Builders
Oh, I forgot, I'm talking with the great LukeClarenceVan!
-LB Senior

Exactly! ;) I really should change my homepage up sometime, now that I actually have some skill people might not see that paragraph as a joke and just think I have a two ton ego...
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| June 26, 2012, 3:42 pm
Wow, I've missed a lot in the last week!
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| June 28, 2012, 10:57 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Justin M
Wow, I've missed a lot in the last week!


Well, not much actually. At least, not in this group. ;P Welcome back Justin!
-LB Senior
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| June 28, 2012, 11:16 am
Quoting Lego Builders

Well, not much actually. At least, not in this group. ;P Welcome back Justin!
-LB Senior


Thanks!
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| June 28, 2012, 11:19 am
 Group moderator 
Hmmm... we're not too active right now. Time to change that. ;) So, let's talk about trees, round towers, and water. Techniques for these are varied and everyone has their own preferences. Personally, I like plain blue SNOT for calm oceans or very large rivers, clear plates or clear cheese for faster rivers, and clear cheese for very shallow coasts. Trees, I like 'em all. The use of hinge pieces is my current favourite though. For round towers I'm not sure which I like right now.
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| July 7, 2012, 6:53 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Hmmm... we're not too active right now. Time to change that. ;) So, let's talk about trees, round towers, and water. Techniques for these are varied and everyone has their own preferences. Personally, I like plain blue SNOT for calm oceans or very large rivers, clear plates or clear cheese for faster rivers, and clear cheese for very shallow coasts. Trees, I like 'em all. The use of hinge pieces is my current favourite though. For round towers I'm not sure which I like right now.


So many good techniques!
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| July 9, 2012, 8:11 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Personally, I like plain blue SNOT for calm oceans or very large rivers,


Well, that's the only technique I can afford to use right now. I don't really have a sufficient amount of transparent blue that would look stunning when on top of white plates. And I'm too cheap to buy them right now. I think Eggy Pop's famous for that technique.
-LB Senior
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| July 9, 2012, 8:17 pm
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Quoting Lego Builders
I think Eggy Pop's famous for that technique.
-LB Senior

Ah yes, that is a nice one. Thoy Bradley has also earned some renown with that type, even if Eggy was the first to use it in bulk.
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| July 10, 2012, 5:13 pm
 Group admin 
Does anyone have any WIPs? I'm finishing another micro castle, and will hopefully post in sometime during the week.
-LB Senior
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| July 16, 2012, 11:24 am
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Quoting Lego Builders
Does anyone have any WIPs? I'm finishing another micro castle, and will hopefully post in sometime during the week.
-LB Senior

Nice! I don't really have any castle WIPs right now, but I'm planning a micro castle. Great minds think alike, eh? ;)
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| July 16, 2012, 11:39 am
 Group admin 
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Great minds think alike, eh? ;)


You can be sure of it!
-LB Senior
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| July 16, 2012, 11:42 am
 Group admin 
Hmm... Trees, water and towers...
I'm not a fan of blue SNOT water. It doesn't look anything like water to me, since water is not blue and is rarely that flat. Blue tiles have the same problems. I like anything that uses trans-clear pieces over another color, or on their own. For a fast-flowing river, I actually just dumped a bunch of 1x2 clear plates into the riverbed. It turned out OK, but seemed too rough.
Towers. I like the look of Derfel Cadarn's technique, but there's no way I can shell out the money I'd need to get the necessary parts. Besides, everyone is using that technique now, and if the tower is attatched to a wall (like maybe it's a corner tower on a castle) the texture of the wall would have to be made to match the tower. I like using hinges the best, I think. There are plenty of things you can do with that technique to make it different each time. I've also used the 1x1 round technique, which is great to actually achieve a round shape rather than an octagon or hexagon like the hinge technige does. The problem with 1x1 rounds is that it limits the style/design that you can achieve. The tower is always fairly plain, and it has an extreme amount of texture.
As for trees... I have yet to make a tree that I am fully satisfied with. Mark Erickson and Derfel Cadarn both make excellent trees, but I just can't seem to do it. I guess I have a hard time with building anything organic.
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| July 18, 2012, 12:49 pm
Hey guys!
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| July 29, 2012, 8:43 pm
Quoting R. M.
Hey guys!


Welcome, R.M.
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| August 22, 2012, 10:01 am
So who of you will be entering the CCCX?
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| November 5, 2012, 4:40 pm
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Quoting Justin M
So who of you will be entering the CCCX?

I plan to. Some cool categories, and I have some plans for castle stuff anyway. Do you have many entries planned?
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| November 9, 2012, 5:59 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I plan to. Some cool categories, and I have some plans for castle stuff anyway. Do you have many entries planned?


Yes, I do. Quite a few actually. But I couldn't reveal my wonderful plans, could I? ;)
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| November 19, 2012, 12:26 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Justin M

Yes, I do. Quite a few actually. But I couldn't reveal my wonderful plans, could I? ;)


No, it would spoil it wouldn't it?
-LB Senior
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| November 19, 2012, 12:31 pm
Quoting Lego Builders

No, it would spoil it wouldn't it?
-LB Senior


You'll just have to wait. ;D
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| November 19, 2012, 12:33 pm
 Group admin 
Anybody home?
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| July 15, 2013, 8:38 pm
Quoting Medieval Guy
Anybody home?

A new year, folks! How about we DON'T let this be one of the inactive castle groups? ;) (And I know you're there because somebody approved me. :P )
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| January 1, 2014, 11:53 pm
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Quoting David .
A new year, folks! How about we DON'T let this be one of the inactive castle groups? ;) (And I know you're there because somebody approved me. :P )


Welcome to the group, David! Things have dropped off into inactivity here for a while now. And Simon S, who started this group is no longer on MOCpages.
-LB Senior
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| January 2, 2014, 11:40 am
Quoting David .
A new year, folks! How about we DON'T let this be one of the inactive castle groups? ;) (And I know you're there because somebody approved me. :P )


Well, I for one am here, and welcome! :)
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| January 2, 2014, 11:27 pm
Quoting Lego Builders

Welcome to the group, David! Things have dropped off into inactivity here for a while now. And Simon S, who started this group is no longer on MOCpages.
-LB Senior
Yeah, it's a real shame he deleted his account. I can understand npot using it, but deleting it?!? Man it's sad... :( (Even though he's on flickr, but still. Not everything's on there)

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| January 2, 2014, 11:31 pm
Quoting Matthew Oh

Well, I for one am here, and welcome! :)

Noice and thanks!
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| January 2, 2014, 11:31 pm
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Quoting David .
A new year, folks! How about we DON'T let this be one of the inactive castle groups? ;) (And I know you're there because somebody approved me. :P )

I myself am hardly active now. Still building, but not really visiting the old online haunts. Still, I would like to think that there is a place for Castle builders to come and discuss all things Medieval. So have at it!
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| January 3, 2014, 5:50 pm
Hey!!!
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| January 3, 2014, 5:57 pm
Quoting David .
Yeah, it's a real shame he deleted his account. I can understand npot using it, but deleting it?!? Man it's sad... :( (Even though he's on flickr, but still. Not everything's on there)

Why did he delete it? He's still on GoH...
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| January 3, 2014, 5:59 pm
Quoting Toa Infernum
Why did he delete it? He's still on GoH...

I noticed it as well...and to think, he was a founding member of LOM:I
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| January 3, 2014, 6:04 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
I noticed it as well...and to think, he was a founding member of LOM:I
Do you know why he left?
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| January 3, 2014, 6:06 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting ~ Brick
I noticed it as well...and to think, he was a founding member of LOM:I
Do you know why he left?

No Idea. I never really had conversation with him, as I don't interact with outlaws;) Not to mention the staff group wasn't around then...
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| January 3, 2014, 6:08 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
No Idea. I never really had conversation with him, as I don't interact with outlaws;) Not to mention the staff group wasn't around then...
Oh.
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| January 3, 2014, 6:09 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
No Idea. I never really had conversation with him, as I don't interact with outlaws;) Not to mention the staff group wasn't around then...

He was a pirate, although not at first I guess.
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| January 3, 2014, 6:13 pm
Quoting David .
A new year, folks! How about we DON'T let this be one of the inactive castle groups? ;) (And I know you're there because somebody approved me. :P )

Hey hey! Good idea
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| January 3, 2014, 6:49 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
No Idea. I never really had conversation with him, as I don't interact with outlaws;) Not to mention the staff group wasn't around then...

Well, he actually was in the staff group even when I was there. It was truly a sad day when he left :/
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| January 3, 2014, 6:49 pm
Do you guys base your castles off of any particular style or architecture of real castles?
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| January 3, 2014, 6:51 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Do you guys base your castles off of any particular style or architecture of real castles?
I haven't made a castle yet, so I'm not totally sure.
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| January 3, 2014, 6:53 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
Do you guys base your castles off of any particular style or architecture of real castles?

Nah, I just go by what pieces I have.
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| January 3, 2014, 7:28 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Do you guys base your castles off of any particular style or architecture of real castles?

No actual castles, although I often get inspiration from buildings/architecture in LoTR/ the Hobbit... And Sirens-of-Titan's (A.P.) creations. ;)
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| January 3, 2014, 7:35 pm
Quoting Medieval Guy
I myself am hardly active now. Still building, but not really visiting the old online haunts. Still, I would like to think that there is a place for Castle builders to come and discuss all things Medieval. So have at it!

Cool! Last night I was sorting (by color) all my (mostly) torn apart builds until I fell asleep... So now I have a little pile I've got to sort. :1 It's not a heaping mound anymore though, so that's good. :D


Anyone building anything awesome!
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| January 3, 2014, 7:56 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Hey hey! Good idea

Boy, I really gave it a good kick-start, didn't I?

We've already got more than two people talking and everything. :P
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| January 3, 2014, 7:57 pm
Quoting Toa Infernum
No actual castles, although I often get inspiration from buildings/architecture in LoTR/ the Hobbit... And Sirens-of-Titan's (A.P.) creations. ;)

Ah okay.
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| January 3, 2014, 8:33 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Nah, I just go by what pieces I have.

Yeah, that's kinda how I roll. Many times I just get an idea just because of the pieces in front of me or the pieces I glance at while looking for other pieces.
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| January 3, 2014, 8:33 pm
Quoting David .
Cool! Last night I was sorting (by color) all my (mostly) torn apart builds until I fell asleep... So now I have a little pile I've got to sort. :1 It's not a heaping mound anymore though, so that's good. :D

Anyone building anything awesome!

Yeah...organizing is such a thrill... -__-
I have a bunch of sets partly destroyed because I was building something and I knew the set had some of the pieces I needed. I have lots to take apart because of the sets I got for Christmas.

I just finished my MELO entry today, so I'll take pictures tomorrow :)
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| January 3, 2014, 8:35 pm
Quoting David .
Boy, I really gave it a good kick-start, didn't I?

We've already got more than two people talking and everything. :P

Now we all just gotta keep it going :)
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| January 3, 2014, 8:35 pm
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Quoting Toa Infernum
No actual castles, although I often get inspiration from buildings/architecture in LoTR/ the Hobbit... And Sirens-of-Titan's (A.P.) creations. ;)

Yeah, A P's a god of fantasy.
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| January 3, 2014, 9:09 pm
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Quoting David .
Cool! Last night I was sorting (by color) all my (mostly) torn apart builds until I fell asleep... So now I have a little pile I've got to sort. :1 It's not a heaping mound anymore though, so that's good. :D


Anyone building anything awesome!

Nice, I still have to sort my sea serpent and SHIP... Bah.

I'm working on my MELO entry, you?
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| January 3, 2014, 9:10 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
Yeah, that's kinda how I roll. Many times I just get an idea just because of the pieces in front of me or the pieces I glance at while looking for other pieces.

Always better to build something that you know you have the pieces for, rather than visualize something and find your collection fall short, eh?
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| January 3, 2014, 9:11 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Nice, I still have to sort my sea serpent and SHIP... Bah.

I'm working on my MELO entry, you?

Ooh, any hints on the MELO entry's subject matter?
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| January 3, 2014, 9:21 pm
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Quoting Toa Infernum
Ooh, any hints on the MELO entry's subject matter?

Haha, Desolation of Smaug and Gandalf. ;)
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| January 3, 2014, 9:26 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Nice, I still have to sort my sea serpent and SHIP... Bah.

I'm working on my MELO entry, you?

Daang. How'd you do the scales btw?


Actually I just started on it, yeah. :)
*EYE SEE YOU*


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| January 3, 2014, 10:07 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Always better to build something that you know you have the pieces for, rather than visualize something and find your collection fall short, eh?
Exactly. When I do envision something, I make sure that I stock up on that piece (if they have it) the next time I visit the pick-a-brick wall. With my large black building I made recently I knew I needed a lot of black but also knew I didn't have enough. The next time I went to the LEGO store I made sure I got plenty of black so that I could build it.

I haven't found luck with olive cheese slopes though :/

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| January 8, 2014, 7:02 pm
Quoting David .
Last night I was sorting (by color) all my (mostly) torn apart builds until I fell asleep...

Do you only sort by color?
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| January 8, 2014, 7:03 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Nice, I still have to sort my sea serpent and SHIP... Bah.

What is your method of organizing your collection?

I do as much as I can by piece, and then from there I continue by color if I have the right storage separators.
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| January 8, 2014, 7:04 pm
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Quoting David .
Daang. How'd you do the scales btw?


Actually I just started on it, yeah. :)
*EYE SEE YOU*


Simply round tiles stacked on a stairway style layering of plates, in 8 stud long sections which were then connected by hinges.

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| January 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
What is your method of organizing your collection?

I do as much as I can by piece, and then from there I continue by color if I have the right storage separators.

I use large ziploc bags, going by colour. Some colours, like white, black, and greys, have separate bags for basic bricks, plates, slopes, and "other." Others, like brown and tan, simply have a brick bag and a plate bag. Stickered/printed pieces and oddballs go in another bag, as do all trans pieces.

Your way sounds much more organized, though I love being able to dump out a couple bags of a colour and rummaging for the right piece. ;)
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| January 8, 2014, 7:34 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Do you only sort by color?
I've done all my Dark Gray/Bley by piece at one time, (some of it's still by piece) but I build something and then... Sorting by color is loads easier and way faster, long story short. ;)

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| January 8, 2014, 8:12 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting David FNJ
Do you only sort by color?
I've done all my Dark Gray/Bley by piece at one time, (some of it's still by piece) but I build something and then... Sorting by color is loads easier and way faster, long story short. ;)
Haha! I know what you mean XD

It'll probably take me a whole building day (defined as how long I'd normally spend building during a contest) to sort what I have built from things in the past and Christmas gifts. :/ I'm sooo putting it off right now.

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| January 8, 2014, 8:13 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Simply round tiles stacked on a stairway style layering of plates, in 8 stud long sections which were then connected by hinges.

Ah. Excuse me while I got and order 500 2x2 round plates off brick-link. (500 for each color of Olive green, dark/light grey, and brown, of course. ;) )
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| January 8, 2014, 8:14 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I use large ziploc bags, going by colour. Some colours, like white, black, and greys, have separate bags for basic bricks, plates, slopes, and "other." Others, like brown and tan, simply have a brick bag and a plate bag. Stickered/printed pieces and oddballs go in another bag, as do all trans pieces.

Your way sounds much more organized, though I love being able to dump out a couple bags of a colour and rummaging for the right piece. ;)

Ah okay.

Yeah, but it takes a lot longer to organize. But it helps with building speed. In the future (like 5 years or more) I'd love to have my collection organized by piece and color by having the colors in columns and piece by row. I've got it all figured out except for space and cash XD
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| January 8, 2014, 8:19 pm
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Quoting David .
Ah. Excuse me while I got and order 500 2x2 round plates off brick-link. (500 for each color of Olive green, dark/light grey, and brown, of course. ;) )

I heartily endorse that course. ;)
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| January 8, 2014, 9:15 pm
There's apparently a bunch of "Active Castle Builders" chatting here:P
I think I build castle a bit to much, honestly, I can barely do greebles nowD:
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| January 8, 2014, 9:27 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
There's apparently a bunch of "Active Castle Builders" chatting here:P
I think I build castle a bit to much, honestly, I can barely do greebles nowD:

Eh, it's what you like :)

I dabble in all sorts of themes. Castle is definitely going to be a longstanding one because of my activity in LOM. But of course I will always do other stuff with Darkeye, sci-fi, and random things for contests like the MEMA and MO.
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| January 8, 2014, 9:37 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Eh, it's what you like :)

I dabble in all sorts of themes. Castle is definitely going to be a longstanding one because of my activity in LOM. But of course I will always do other stuff with Darkeye, sci-fi, and random things for contests like the MEMA and MO.

Every time I build, even if I think it's going to be StarWars, it somehow becomes Castle. I remember my early days on the 'pages, all I wanted to build was Transformers and mecha. Speaking of mecha, I need to finish one I've had sitting around for a couple weeks!
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| January 8, 2014, 9:41 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I heartily endorse that course. ;)

I'll bill it in your name then. ;)
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| January 8, 2014, 9:48 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
Speaking of mecha, I need to finish one I've had sitting around for a couple weeks!

Sounds like a plan to me!
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| January 8, 2014, 10:18 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Sounds like a plan to me!

I have the arms, legs, hips, and lower torso done. I'm just having a hard time fitting it all together. One thing is for sure...with all the weird angles in this I might actually have to use snot, along with SNOT:P
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| January 8, 2014, 10:20 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
I have the arms, legs, hips, and lower torso done. I'm just having a hard time fitting it all together. One thing is for sure...with all the weird angles in this I might actually have to use snot, along with SNOT:P
Haha!

Have a good night sir!

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| January 8, 2014, 10:23 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Quoting ~ Brick
I have the arms, legs, hips, and lower torso done. I'm just having a hard time fitting it all together. One thing is for sure...with all the weird angles in this I might actually have to use snot, along with SNOT:P
Haha!

Have a good night sir!

Good night to you too!
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| January 8, 2014, 10:28 pm
Any tips on good ways to texturize castle walls?
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| January 8, 2014, 10:28 pm
Quoting David FNJ
What is your method of organizing your collection?

I do as much as I can by piece, and then from there I continue by color if I have the right storage separators.

I have it all sorted into big stackable boxes that have smaller compartments in them. It's all sorted by type of piece (one compartment for tiles, one for hinges, one for 1x3 and 1x4 plates, ect). I also have big boxes for plates/tiles 6x6 or larger, wheels, technic with studs, technic without studs, and average bricks.
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| January 8, 2014, 11:10 pm
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Quoting Graham Gidman
Any tips on good ways to texturize castle walls?


Take a look at our latest castle creation: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/361903 The wall texture is not anything unique but I think it works fairly well. We kept it all gray (different shades though), but I think tan or dark tan might work as well.
-LB Senior
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| January 9, 2014, 12:22 am
Quoting Graham Gidman
Any tips on good ways to texturize castle walls?
I like using headlight bricks with a 1x2 plate attached to it sometimes. Using tiles also works well with the modified 1x1 brick with a stud on one side.
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| January 9, 2014, 11:37 am
Quoting Mr. Cab
I have it all sorted into big stackable boxes that have smaller compartments in them. It's all sorted by type of piece (one compartment for tiles, one for hinges, one for 1x3 and 1x4 plates, ect). I also have big boxes for plates/tiles 6x6 or larger, wheels, technic with studs, technic without studs, and average bricks.

Neat! Do you have a box for whatever doesn't fit in the other boxes? I sure do XD
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| January 9, 2014, 11:41 am
Who's your guy's all time favorite castle builder? Mine's are either Disco86 or Mark Erickson.
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| January 15, 2014, 7:06 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Who's your guy's all time favorite castle builder? Mine's are either Disco86 or Mark Erickson.

A.P. definitely. I like Disco, Mark, Legolord. I also love Ecc, ZC, Gideon, and Torgar's builds (all on Eurobricks). ;)
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| January 15, 2014, 7:24 pm
Quoting Toa Infernum
A.P. definitely. I like Disco, Mark, Legolord. I also love Ecc, ZC, Gideon, and Torgar's builds (all on Eurobricks). ;)
Ya know, A P is good in all, but I just don't get why everyone likes his stuff so much, Mark Erickson is much better, in my opinion.
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| January 15, 2014, 7:26 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Ya know, A P is good in all, but I just don't get why everyone likes his stuff so much, Mark Erickson is much better, in my opinion.

Really? I like AP because he has a nice style. Not overly complex, and not under-complex. His builds are all scaled perfectly, and have nice techniques and details. I also love his stories. Mark's builds, while also great, tend to be a little simpler. I guess it's all opinion.
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| January 15, 2014, 7:32 pm
Quoting Toa Infernum
Really? I like AP because he has a nice style. Not overly complex, and not under-complex. His builds are all scaled perfectly, and have nice techniques and details. I also love his stories. Mark's builds, while also great, tend to be a little simpler. I guess it's all opinion.
I tend to disagree, A P's are kinda dull, and look strange in some areas, Mark's has vivid colors, and amazing landscaping.
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| January 15, 2014, 7:34 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting Toa Infernum
Really? I like AP because he has a nice style. Not overly complex, and not under-complex. His builds are all scaled perfectly, and have nice techniques and details. I also love his stories. Mark's builds, while also great, tend to be a little simpler. I guess it's all opinion.
I tend to disagree, A P's are a kinda dull, and look strange in some areas, Mark's has vivid colors, and amazing landscaping.

I personally like Derfel Cadarn's builds most, at least his newer ones. I think A P and Mark are afraid to take risks in their builds and as such their builds are good, but don't really stand out. Whereas Derfel's color choices, texturing and style really stand out (except that he has David Hensel copying him :P)
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| January 15, 2014, 7:36 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I personally like Derfel Cadarn's builds most, at least his newer ones. I think A P and Mark are afraid to take risks in their builds and as such their builds are good, but don't really stand out. Whereas Derfel's color choices, texturing and style really stand out (except that he has David Hensel copying him :P)
Derfel Cadarn does take risks, but I don't think they all work out. Now his texturing is boss, but not everything he makes is amazing, in my opinion. David does use his techniques, but executes them differently.
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| January 15, 2014, 7:39 pm
Oh, yeah, I'd forgotten about DC and Legonardo. Love both of their builds, even if some of LD's don't quite work out.
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| January 15, 2014, 7:43 pm
OK, my two favs are definitely DC and A.P. :)
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| January 15, 2014, 7:44 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Neat! Do you have a box for whatever doesn't fit in the other boxes? I sure do XD

nope, just a compartment for those... several, actually. And a huge box for all those pieces that are too big and that you never need, like prefab hulls and such...
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| January 15, 2014, 9:01 pm
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Quoting Graham Gidman
Ya know, A P is good in all, but I just don't get why everyone likes his stuff so much, Mark Erickson is much better, in my opinion.

Son, no! A P has mastered both texture and colour, creating realistic harmonious compositions of ethereal beauty. Mark's very talented, but like most of us he tries to build what he knows. A P builds what the minifigures know, and it allows us to better suspend our disbelief.
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| January 15, 2014, 9:56 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting Toa Infernum
Really? I like AP because he has a nice style. Not overly complex, and not under-complex. His builds are all scaled perfectly, and have nice techniques and details. I also love his stories. Mark's builds, while also great, tend to be a little simpler. I guess it's all opinion.
I tend to disagree, A P's are kinda dull, and look strange in some areas, Mark's has vivid colors, and amazing landscaping.

Um, dost my eyes deceive me, did you just say A P's builds are DULL?!!??!!??!!!?
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| January 15, 2014, 10:00 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
I personally like Derfel Cadarn's builds most, at least his newer ones. I think A P and Mark are afraid to take risks in their builds and as such their builds are good, but don't really stand out. Whereas Derfel's color choices, texturing and style really stand out (except that he has David Hensel copying him :P)

Luke's talented, but his style isn't as harmonious as A P's. A P has been pushing the envelope of composition techniques and subtle NPU, whereas Luke just goes all out with sloped walls and blue leaves. I mean, his builds look terrific, but A P's are a perfect extension of the LEGO aesthetic. Kyle Ransom copies A P though, so... ;)
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| January 15, 2014, 10:00 pm
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Quoting Stephen Boe
Um, dost my eyes deceive me, did you just say A P's builds are DULL?!!??!!??!!!?

Right on, who dareth blasphemy such?
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| January 15, 2014, 10:01 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting Toa Infernum
A.P. definitely. I like Disco, Mark, Legolord. I also love Ecc, ZC, Gideon, and Torgar's builds (all on Eurobricks). ;)
Ya know, A P is good in all, but I just don't get why everyone likes his stuff so much, Mark Erickson is much better, in my opinion.

I cannot believe you said that. Dude, that builder is freakin' amazing! I actually believe his landscaping is a lot more realistic than Mark's. Not every forest you see has bright colors like that. And, continuing my previous comment. A P's builds are in no way dull. Every single one he crafts is pleasing to the eye. The textures, the realistic colors, all a work of art. Mark and A P are both equally phenomenal builders in my opinion. Mark's style of rockwork is in my opinion, the most realistic, while A P's architecture is a bit more realistic.
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| January 15, 2014, 10:07 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Son, no! A P has mastered both texture and colour, creating realistic harmonious compositions of ethereal beauty. Mark's very talented, but like most of us he tries to build what he knows. A P builds what the minifigures know, and it allows us to better suspend our disbelief.
Nope, Mark's better.
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| January 15, 2014, 10:14 pm
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Quoting Graham Gidman
Nope, Mark's better.

*Cries* Kids these days... ;)
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| January 15, 2014, 10:14 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
Um, dost my eyes deceive me, did you just say A P's builds are DULL?!!??!!??!!!?
Dull, as in his landscapea are duller than Mark's.
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| January 15, 2014, 10:16 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Son, no! A P has mastered both texture and colour, creating realistic harmonious compositions of ethereal beauty. Mark's very talented, but like most of us he tries to build what he knows. A P builds what the minifigures know, and it allows us to better suspend our disbelief.
Nope, Mark's better.

I have lost faith in humanity.
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| January 15, 2014, 10:16 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting Stephen Boe
Um, dost my eyes deceive me, did you just say A P's builds are DULL?!!??!!??!!!?
Dull, as in his landscapea are duller than Mark's.
So realistic landscapes count as dull? I can see you walking into a forest and saying, "How dull!"
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| January 15, 2014, 10:18 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
*Cries* Kids these days... ;)
I agree, he is a phenomenal builder, his textures are amazing, but overall I still like Mark better.
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| January 15, 2014, 10:18 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting Stephen Boe
Um, dost my eyes deceive me, did you just say A P's builds are DULL?!!??!!??!!!?
Dull, as in his landscapea are duller than Mark's.
So realistic landscapes count as dull? I can see you walking into a forest and saying, "How dull!"
No, I wasn't saying his are dull, just duller than Mark's.
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| January 15, 2014, 10:19 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Luke's talented, but his style isn't as harmonious as A P's. A P has been pushing the envelope of composition techniques and subtle NPU, whereas Luke just goes all out with sloped walls and blue leaves. I mean, his builds look terrific, but A P's are a perfect extension of the LEGO aesthetic. Kyle Ransom copies A P though, so... ;)

Okay then, I'm not particularily familiar with A P's work (I've seen a bit, but not much) so I'll take your word for it :P
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| January 15, 2014, 10:24 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Son, no! A P has mastered both texture and colour, creating realistic harmonious compositions of ethereal beauty. Mark's very talented, but like most of us he tries to build what he knows. A P builds what the minifigures know, and it allows us to better suspend our disbelief.

That comment was beautful.
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| January 15, 2014, 10:26 pm
AH! I missed a HUGE sale on LEGO.com on The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings sets! I'm so angry, I could cry! It's so annoying, I have money I can spend, I have sets I want, they go on sale, AND I JUST DON'T GET TO THEM IN TIME! AH! Sorry for the rant, guys.
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| January 19, 2014, 12:30 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
AH! I missed a HUGE sale on LEGO.com on The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings sets! I'm so angry, I could cry! It's so annoying, I have money I can spend, I have sets I want, they go on sale, AND I JUST DON'T GET TO THEM IN TIME! AH! Sorry for the rant, guys.

there was a sale? I didn't even notice. Oh well...
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| January 19, 2014, 1:57 pm
I'm trying to rebuild King Mathias's castle from Knights' Kingdom 2, but replacing all the big useless parts and the baseplate with smaller bricks to achieve a more textured look. Any tips?
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| January 27, 2014, 11:09 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Okay then, I'm not particularily familiar with A P's work (I've seen a bit, but not much) so I'll take your word for it :P

No, don't take his word for it (although his word is most truthful). Read A P's Rise of the Mage series and observe for yourself! :P
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| January 27, 2014, 5:25 pm
I agree! Also, any tips on photographing Mocs that don't fit in a lightbox?
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| February 4, 2014, 12:39 pm
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Quoting Ranger Brady
I agree! Also, any tips on photographing Mocs that don't fit in a lightbox?

Get a bigger lightbox. ;)
The default would be photoshopping, gimping, whatevering out the backdrop.
If you have mad lighting skills, you can elevate it in a dark room or outside and night, light the MOC, and have everything else be black. Pretty tricky to snoot the lights well enough though.
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| February 4, 2014, 6:46 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Get a bigger lightbox. ;)
The default would be photoshopping, gimping, whatevering out the backdrop.
If you have mad lighting skills, you can elevate it in a dark room or outside and night, light the MOC, and have everything else be black. Pretty tricky to snoot the lights well enough though.
My current set-up st*nks.
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| February 4, 2014, 6:51 pm
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Quoting Graham Gidman
My current set-up st*nks.

For stuff under 2 feet long, this might work nicely. http://strobist.blogspot.ca/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html
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| February 4, 2014, 7:03 pm
What a time to have builder's block...right when the 2014 Tourney is in full swing, and my team is counting on me:/
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| February 4, 2014, 7:08 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
For stuff under 2 feet long, this might work nicely. http://strobist.blogspot.ca/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html
Oh, nice!
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| February 4, 2014, 9:51 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
What a time to have builder's block...right when the 2014 Tourney is in full swing, and my team is counting on me:/
Listening to inspirational music sometimes helps. Or looks at other builder's stuff, which for me, a lot of the time, is you. :)
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| February 4, 2014, 9:55 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting ~ Brick
What a time to have builder's block...right when the 2014 Tourney is in full swing, and my team is counting on me:/
Listening to inspirational music sometimes helps. Or looks at other builder's stuff, which for me, a lot of the time, is you. :)

That's inspirational:D
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| February 4, 2014, 10:15 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
That's inspirational:D
Dude, you're phenomenal for your age.
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| February 4, 2014, 10:16 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting ~ Brick
That's inspirational:D
Dude, you're phenomenal for your age.

I wouldn't be nearly as successful with out such a supportive and inspirational community! I can't tell you how often I used to just search MOCpages and be amazed by all the wonders here.
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| February 4, 2014, 10:20 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
I wouldn't be nearly as successful with out such a supportive and inspirational community! I can't tell you how often I used to just search MOCpages and be amazed by all the wonders here.
Yeah, I've got some great friends on here, who've supported me beyond belief. When did you start REALLY getting LEGOs?
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| February 4, 2014, 10:22 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting ~ Brick
I wouldn't be nearly as successful with out such a supportive and inspirational community! I can't tell you how often I used to just search MOCpages and be amazed by all the wonders here.
Yeah, I've got some great friends on here, who've supported me beyond belief. When did you start REALLY getting LEGOs?

Around the age of 9 or so. Before then I was a rainbow warrior, and just built with the few bricks I had.
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| February 4, 2014, 10:25 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
Around the age of 9 or so. Before then I was a rainbow warrior, and just built with the few bricks I had.
Yeah, same here, but I've only gotten decently good since I got an account here.
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| February 4, 2014, 10:26 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Yeah, same here, but I've only gotten decently good since I got an account here.

Same. I only began getting good last year. Before then, I was an absolutely àwfúl builder. Then BobaFett2 gave me some incredibly blunt, rather harsh criticism and snapped me out of it. :P
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| February 4, 2014, 11:29 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Greyson Beights
I have never quite fully understand people's building block. For me, I have so many things I could be building -just never enough time.


A great many builders have lapses when they just stop building for various reasons. I for one, haven't built in a long while.
-LB Senior
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| February 4, 2014, 11:32 pm
Quoting Lego Builders
Quoting Greyson Beights
I have never quite fully understand people's building block. For me, I have so many things I could be building -just never enough time.
A great many builders have lapses when they just stop building for various reasons. I for one, haven't built in a long while.
-LB Senior
I, on the other hand, haven't stopped building for awhile. The reason, you may ask? Contests. :)
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| February 4, 2014, 11:47 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I use large ziploc bags, going by colour. Some colours, like white, black, and greys, have separate bags for basic bricks, plates, slopes, and "other." Others, like brown and tan, simply have a brick bag and a plate bag. Stickered/printed pieces and oddballs go in another bag, as do all trans pieces.

Your way sounds much more organized, though I love being able to dump out a couple bags of a colour and rummaging for the right piece. ;)

That's interesting, I actually do the exact same thing.
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| April 14, 2014, 12:05 am
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting Lego Builders
Quoting Greyson Beights
I have never quite fully understand people's building block. For me, I have so many things I could be building -just never enough time.
A great many builders have lapses when they just stop building for various reasons. I for one, haven't built in a long while.
-LB Senior
I, on the other hand, haven't stopped building for awhile. The reason, you may ask? Contests. :)

Despite my best efforts to take a break....I've been spending around 1 hour everyday on building, since the Tourney. :P
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| April 14, 2014, 6:47 am
Quoting ~ Brick
Despite my best efforts to take a break....I've been spending around 1 hour everyday on building, since the Tourney. :P
Ever since I got on here, which was August of last year, I've spent way more than an hour a day building.
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| April 14, 2014, 3:45 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting ~ Brick
Despite my best efforts to take a break....I've been spending around 1 hour everyday on building, since the Tourney. :P
Ever since I got on here, which was August of last year, I've spent way more than an hour a day building.

I spend more than one hour when I try to build something, but even when I try NOT to build I still end up building. :P
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| April 14, 2014, 3:49 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
I spend more than one hour when I try to build something, but even when I try NOT to build I still end up building. :P
I've just learned to accept it, and build. :)
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| April 14, 2014, 3:53 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
I spend more than one hour when I try to build something, but even when I try NOT to build I still end up building. :P

BRICK WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CROSSOVER!!
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| April 14, 2014, 3:56 pm
Quoting Graham Gidman
Quoting ~ Brick
I spend more than one hour when I try to build something, but even when I try NOT to build I still end up building. :P
I've just learned to accept it, and build. :)

Words to live by.




:P
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| April 14, 2014, 3:57 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
BRICK WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CROSSOVER!!

To my email inbox I go!

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| April 14, 2014, 3:57 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
Words to live by.




:P
:P
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| April 14, 2014, 3:57 pm
 Group admin 
Just wanted to post a comment to welcome all the new builders who've joined recently! Feel free to introduced yourselves and write in the WIPs topic. Let us know what you are currently working on! Castle or otherwise.

While I haven't been able to comment on many of the great creations added to the group, I'm really impressed with all the MOCs. So keep it up!
-LB Senior
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| May 27, 2014, 3:02 pm
Until this comment, the comments, amount of creations and members all ended in zeroes.
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| June 26, 2014, 2:40 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
Despite my best efforts to take a break....I've been spending around 1 hour everyday on building, since the Tourney. :P

During the school year, whenever I build on weekdays I build around that much...but yeah, weekends can reach a lot of hours.
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| June 26, 2014, 2:58 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
During the school year, whenever I build on weekdays I build around that much...but yeah, weekends can reach a lot of hours.

I usually build about an hour to an hour and a half on weekdays, and up to four or five hours on weekends... although currently I can't build at all, as I am away from my bricks. :(
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| June 26, 2014, 3:19 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
Despite my best efforts to take a break....I've been spending around 1 hour everyday on building, since the Tourney. :P

For me it is about a half an hour every 3 days. Every other weekend I get about 6 hours of building time.
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| June 26, 2014, 4:26 pm
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