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Cozamalotl
Looking for original themes, I thought to make something in the mesoamerican style. Cozamalotl means rainbow in Nahuatl, the Aztec language.
About this creation










One of my favorite parts of this build is the mural work on the main temple and the entrances.



Conquistadors enter the city under guard to proclaim the advent of the European colonials.



Unaware that they will soon contract small pox, the high priests head out to meet their would-be godly visitors.





The other part about this build that I really enjoyed is the thatching technique. LDD sure didn't like it, but it eventually let me do it.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
LOVE IT!!!! Its not often that someone builds anything aztec themed. I tried a few years back, before LDD had the extended edition, and it was totally boring and bland. yours has tons of cool angles in it that are very realistic. I love those relief carvings. even better is that they're are all not the same. its like they truly tell a story in this city. your thatched roof is epic. not entirely sure how you keep your sanity after getting LDD to that, but it really reminds me of woven grass bundles that Californian Indians used to make their homes with. i also like that your spaniards are very diverse with their armor and weapons. it looks less like a copy&paste nightmare and more natural. the only suggestion I have is that you work on making your landscaping a bit less sparse. this model and Iishi Castle both could easily blend into and jungle or forest with a bit more growth around the edge of the model. but, i totally get it, placing plants sucks in LDD. you need to enter into some contests, because I have no doubt that this model would place very well.
 I like it 
  April 26, 2012
I like everything in here, but my favorite parts have to be the thatched roof and the "paintings" on the wall.
  April 8, 2012
Stunning!
 I made it 
  April 4, 2012
Quoting Ru Corder You are the best LDD builder I've ever seen. You really take advantage of the best thing about LDD, unlimited bricks!
Thank you very much! That is the nicest thing anyone has said to me all week. There is, however, a limit to the amount of bricks that you can use in LDD. I found that out the hard way when I was making Ishii Castle. That one uses almost 30,000 bricks and at that size LDD starts to crash whenever you try to save. Even using my best computer, it bogs way down.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
I like that roof in the last picture!
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
You are the best LDD builder I've ever seen. You really take advantage of the best thing about LDD, unlimited bricks!
 I like it 
  March 27, 2012
This is a really nice city. Like said below, usually LDD isn't my favorite, but this is fantastic!
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
Usually, I don't care for LDD creations. But this is really neat! -LB Senior
 I made it 
  March 22, 2012
Quoting Warehouse Reach (the Arbiter) How many pieces did you have at the end of the moc?
7471 bricks, or about a fourth as many as in Ishii castle. This one is less brick intensive even though the overall physical size is not that different. The pyramids were blessedly easy to make. After the complexity of the roofing in the castle this was a welcome relief!
 I like it 
  March 22, 2012
How many pieces did you have at the end of the moc?
 I like it 
  March 21, 2012
Great Build and awesome use of techniques. Your diversity of build styles is impressive. Keep up the good work!
Daniel Brilliant
 I like it 
Chris Melby
  March 7, 2012
Fantastic details!
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
The people in the wall look great, and I love the thatching.
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Excellent job on the thatched roof! I think your selection of 1x1 round tiles is a bit ambitious though!
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Amazing.
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
This is an extremely impressive LDD creation. The detailing like the thatching is awesome!
  March 5, 2012
Super work
  March 5, 2012
Super work
 I like it 
  March 5, 2012
Another superb build! You really have a knack for cultural architecture and the Aztecs are a realm that seldom gets any LEGO love. Wonderful job!
 
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