This MOC is inspired to the "Devil's bridge" near Lucca, Italy. To see the original google "Ponte del diavolo" and it's gonna be the top result. I copied the bridge architecture as much as i could, but I had to scale it down a little.
It took me a very long time to build it but I'm pretty happy with the result, as it's my first minific-scale work.
About this creation
It really took all of my gray bricks to build this out, but after the bridge was made I felt I couldn't leave it alone, and I started working on the rest. It was an endless job as I was with no plan whatsoever thus ended up doing everything twice to have something I really liked.
Italy, 7th century. After the fall of the roman empire the country is divided into small independent states. Nevertheless, they join forces to free this little river castle from the evil wizard and declare it a free place for free people to develop arts and meditate.
Back shot. The elevator really works and gives access to the small dock, the room above it and the one on the right with the rounded white windows. I especially like the dark blue rounded roof.
I think the bridge architecture is pretty cool and it was worth the though snot work. Why holed bricks you ask? They're cheaper my friends, and decent looking after all..
Oh, that guy eating a carrot is the one who sat with me on my desk while building the bridge. Couldn't ask him to step out for the pictures ;)
Here you can appreciate the snotted black and white floor of the terrace. There are stairs to reach both the guard post above the front gate (which comes up from the floor to close instead of falling down) and the external wooden panoramic path.
Here's the external path I was talking about and a guy who went fishing. Not much luck for him so far though.. On the other side of the building, under the waterfall, a pretty chick is about to have some company ;)
I haven't spent too much time on the interiors due to a shortage of decorative bricks and time but I took care in making every room accessible.
People are having a little celebration party while the factions leaders are raising their glasses in a toast to their new friendship.
The fortress has just been freed and Crusaders are taking the evil wizard away. Forestmen have been given his magic stick to hide from greedy eyes; it is in the chained box. Seems that the apprentice, guarded by the black falcons, tried to escape. What a foolish move!
That's it guys, I hope you liked it! Any comment suggestion and critique is very appreciated as is my first "serious" MOC and I can't improve without your feedbacks!!
Last but not least, I want to thank all of you. I learned a lot just by looking at your creations around this pages. And if I stole some of your building techniques, please don't get mad, just steal mine! :)
<<<< Can you tell me how you made the bridge arches? awesome!
Thanks for the nice comment!
The arches are made with a serie of swivel hinges, around thirty for the main one, with their studs facing opposite sides. Than the two halfs of each section are held together with 6 stud technic plates and somewhat suspended to a technic lifarms armor which prevents the bridge from collapsing on itself.
The final result, even if not perfectly round, is pretty solid. Not even artillery would crush it with ease! :)
One of the best lego bridge i've ever seen. Awesome. Congratulations for the landscaping and the use of many building technics to.
I like it
July 31, 2009
This is really cool! I love the arch bridge design. A very innovative technique. I also like the circular base for the castle. It really looks nice. I'm also pretty keen on how most of the bricks in this MOC are at an angle. It really gives the MOC some depth and realism. Great work!
Whoa, and you said this is your first MOC... bravo. Superb job on the bridge, and everything else as well. You did a great job on the sturctures and terrain, and still put a whole lot of action in the scene. That's a win in my book.