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Castle Falling Water
This is my second entry into the 2011 MOC Athalon.
About this creation
Links first for safety:
Inglorious ABSt&rds Homepage
2011 MOC Athalon Homepage
Pic of original Falling Water

This is my entry into the 2011 MOC Athalon.....category is:
29. What would King Arthur say?:
Take an modern building (20th or 21st century) and transform it into a castle - how would the Empire State Building or the Staples Center look looked if they were transformed into a castle? Make sure to post a link to the original building for the judges to see. This can be in any scale, micro to maxo.



While many would claim that the Dragon forces were to blame for their woes, they never crossed the river that divided the country to invade the Imperial Kingdom. The Imperial forces however, didn't seem to mind coming across the river to raid the hard working farmers. From pigs to crops, they didn't leave a source of food untouched.



Then the Royal strategist decided to procure Lord Frank Wright to create a special outpost near the shallow part of the river where the Imperial forces cross the most. He built the outpost right over the water, using the bedrock to support the outpost. By adding multiple layers, and enough room for ten troops, the Dragon forces now had a strategic location to battle the Imperial Kingdom and their raids.







The outpost includes a wizard and a commander who oversees the troops.







A guardsmen keeps watch.









A special look out was created over the water. This gives the Dragon Forces the ability to scan the water carefully for invaders.



A guard keeps watch over the only entrance into the outpost.



The Dragon Forces also have a mercenary sharp shooter on hand. Snipers are always handy.





This last pic is just to show you what my wife puts up with when I'm building. LOL

Well here is my second entry into the MOC Athalon. I apologize to my teammates for taking so long, this one was a doozie.

I tried to faithfully reconstruct Falling Water, including using nearly no support for the overhanging sections of the building. I think I did a pretty good job, but I doubt I would ever rebuild this thing again. It took me quite a few days to get this just right. I hope you all enjoy, and good luck to everyone else giving this category a go. It's one of my favorites on the list.




Comments

  March 17, 2011
So far behind on my comments.... Anywho, great work mate!I love the fact that although it could be a kingdoms playset (albeit a UCS version) it's got recognisable Falling Water elements and style. Now go have a Guinness. or 12.
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  March 10, 2011
Very nice, original idea, great job Kirk :P:P:P
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  March 8, 2011
Excellent idea and adaptation!
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  March 8, 2011
Pretty cool adaptation. It's one of my favorite of Wright's works. Good Luck with the contest. see ya. garth
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  March 8, 2011
El perfecto Hombre!
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  March 8, 2011
Those balconies really frighten me. I don't think they would stand up well in an earthquake... (I've been looking at every building I walk under lately with great suspicion)... Even from the thumbnail I knew this was going to be great! A very successful merge of architectures and what I like most about it is the playability factor. All those surfaces are perfect for little hands to walk figures around and stuff. 5 points.
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  March 7, 2011
Keep 'em 5's comin' judges! Great work Heath. I'm sure doing the watering on this put quite the dent in your trans clear collection.
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  March 7, 2011
i m not much into castles, but, strategy is cool, [risk anyone?] any form or theme, so i like this a lot, all the personnel, specialists, adapted with medieval, is quite nice, as for the castle itself, the concept is also very innovative, i think it should be pushed further, as it s so cool to mix natural features with structures, and quite tough too! great work kirk!
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  March 7, 2011
Great idea and build! >> 5 points <<
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  March 7, 2011
Great build. The trueness to the unsupportedness (what?! It's a word!) is probably my favourite aspect.
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  March 7, 2011
I saw it this morning at work, but wanted to have a closer look at it. Still, my first impression was the right one: I love your couch. Oh, and the MOC is awesome, too ;oP
  March 7, 2011
Yay, you Irish pirate - this is excellent - Score = 5
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  March 7, 2011
Phipson took the words right outta my pie hole. Your score, Sir, is a 5.
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  March 7, 2011
Cool!
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  March 7, 2011
Inspired idea and you've done it beautifully.
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  March 7, 2011
Awesome! I guess this means I need to get in gear and finish my second one...~H
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  March 7, 2011
Worth the wait I think. Build was a SOLID 4 pointer and then the thinking outside the box concept took it over the top. 5 points! ~ Chris.
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  March 7, 2011
Great job!
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  March 7, 2011
Not only is this a great FW tribute, but adding the Castle stuff is awesome! Good luck with the judges, especially Mr. Bones, I hear he can be pretty tough...
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  March 7, 2011
Nice work, isn't a perfect rendition of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous piece of architecture but definitely an impressive effort!
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  March 7, 2011
I can't imagine a better entry for this category. Truly stylin. (Don't you need to put more soldier figs on it, to make it look less sparse? ;^} @ yunkle below)
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  March 7, 2011
Sweet! But a bit bussy? To many man are standing on the castle?
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  March 7, 2011
Falling Water is one of my favorite examples of architecture. I was wondering if you would add the hatch on the lower level that goes down to a platform above the river, but I know that would be an even bigger challenge. Good work!
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  March 7, 2011
Nice twist on a classic.
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  March 7, 2011
Now that's doin' medieval in STYLE!
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  March 7, 2011
I think it speaks Frank Lloyd Wright...ahem Lord Frank Wright I think you put it. The water effects are cool and when looking at a comparison picture of the real deal, it looks very similar. Great work!
 
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