This is a hi-bred of Fasilides Castle in Gondar East Africa and the ancient Ruins of Great Zimbabwe, though I think it kind of fits in better with the history of Zanzibar. But really I had Richard Adams 'Shardik' novel in my head when I was building it!
I thought I'd have a go at the curved wall technique, but thought I would use plates instead of bricks, big mistake. It takes ages, it hurts the fingers, it costs a lot to get the bricks, and it takes so many bricks... I wanted this to be twice the height, but I ran out of plates! Anyway here it is:
As I said it's inspired partly by Fasilides Castle in Gondar, Eithiopia.
And partly by the ruins of Great Zimbabwe (in Zimbabwe of course).
The cow is slightly Africanized by using Atlantis 'teeth' for horns, looks good!
Targets for aiming...
Tower of bendyness!
Walkways for walking on... what else?
Birds eye view.
A Christian preacher with a cross on wheels, how cute.
Can you see that's a Power Miners lava monster head in the fire pit? I hope not!
Looking right through.
Casava? Maybe. Turnips? Could be. Don't know, just looked good.
Carting is fun... cabbages not so fun.
They work as wooden swords:
My Favourite bit:
Thanks for all the nice words everyone.
Just to stop speculation, the blue 'ninja' wrap I've had for over 5 years (2 longer then I've worked at LEGO) It's one of several unexpected parts I found at the bottom of the grab box in LEGOLand Billund, I did not know the colour was special until it was brought up by Nannan, I would not have used it if I had realised! I don't know why it was made or added to the grab box, but I'm glad to have it!
Superb. Your use of parts is always great and I always feel i've picked up a new trick looking at your MOCs. The dedication to do curved walls in plates is crazy! Like Nannan said below, i'm intrigued by the blue ninja wrap and as you are pretty purist i'm hoping that's in a set coming soon? Great MOC.
amazing castle! The brickwork for the walls is some of the best I've ever seen for a castle, and you have to win the prize for the best use of Ahsoka's headpiece as the baby's blanket. There's so much detailed work here that it would be impossible to comment on it all. SUPERB
There are many incredible little details throughout this creation. You demonstrate excellent use of pieces on the onions, the baby swaddle, etc. The entire creation is simply, umů.wait a minute, is that parrot pink? Great work.