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The Mighty Castle of Buduje
My big castle project is finally finished and here on MOCpages! Yay!
About this creation
OK well its not really so big or mighty but relative to what I've done in the past it is :P
So this is my recent project - I started it almost half a year ago... I tore it apart because the MocAthalon was coming up and I needed all my pieces, I lacked the grass stalks to full up the scene, and lacked inspiration to continue. I started it up again in June, and posted WIP shots on Flickr. With the encouragement and ideas of my LEGO friends over there I was able to get ideas to continue the build. Personally I really enjoyed building it and when I was able to receive more grass stalks in the mail from my friend "Masked Builder", I was really able to complete the build! Thanks for viewing and make sure to look at all 23 of the pictures :P



Front view of the castle scene. This is my largest yet creation: 64x64.



Another view.



Another shot of the front...



Side view! Notice all the amazing details, or wait and see the other 20 pictures that are here :P



Back view...

From now on I'm going to leave less comments and let the numerous pictures do the talking.







The lake.



The sturdy bridge that crosses the small but quick river.







The guards are very loyal and make sure to protect the inhabitants and visitors to the mighty castle.



More guards.



Aerial top down view.



The guards watch over the gates and make sure no commotions will happen.



Dancing monkey and violin case for donations. Yup.



Stables with a little area for the piggy to eat his slop. Yum.



The horses.





Two noble visitors to the castle.



Artistic shot of the bridge.





This is what happens to my castle after letting my siblings play with it for two days :P

Thanks for viewing and I hope you like it :) I spent a long time working on it, and improving it, and I think it's my best creation yet :)

Constructive criticism appreciated! I'd like to make my next castle even better :)



Comments

 I made it 
  April 16, 2014
Quoting Andrew Alexander Holly c@&p that's an amazing creation! The grass 0-o the castle... No words dude this is just... Amazing 5/5! I truly want to build as you!
Thanks a lot bud, you're already a pretty good builder! Keep at it and you'll be great!
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  April 16, 2014
Holly c@&p that's an amazing creation! The grass 0-o the castle... No words dude this is just... Amazing 5/5! I truly want to build as you!
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  November 7, 2013
So clean and excellent, especially the castle wall. The pond is amazing! Great work.
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  December 13, 2012
very nice castle! the city style sculpting [emporum] and others, make it shine, now that you mention it, I don t recall big pieces you ve done, only smart, neat, small ones, the stables, and pig...[den?] are stylish and elegant even if pretty simple to do, I don t know why, seeing this, makes me want to do something with horses, they just look so cool, the bridge is just perfect, I might build a castle someday, as I certainly have enough now, but, since I exchanged my medieval figs for used parts...it will have to be another period, a bad guy s lair coold be nice, yours sure is! bravo flare!
 I like it 
  August 21, 2012
Wow, Flare, you have gotten to be a much better builder than when last I saw your builds. :D This castle is extremely well built and put together, with some sweet techniques and excellent attention to detail. Nice work!
Flare .
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Chris Melby
  August 14, 2012
The bridge technique is very cool. Z
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  August 14, 2012
Wow! Great creation! The water is nice and the castle is beautiful!
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  August 14, 2012
Excellent work!
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  August 14, 2012
Wow! I love all of the detail you put into this! I especially like your bridge design, it's really cool!
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  August 12, 2012
Wow this is amazing i love the water!!
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  August 12, 2012
Great build, and lots of great details.
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  August 11, 2012
Nice I love that bridge design and the pond. And what no tommy gun in the violin case?
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  August 11, 2012
I don't know if I've ever seen that type of pond built with lego bricks like that before; regardless, it's my favorite feature of your castle.
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  August 11, 2012
Congratulations on "Across MOCpages", Ben!
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  August 10, 2012
Excellent stuff Ben! Lovely job on the landscaping also.
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  August 10, 2012
Amazing! The wall is great and I love the bridge. You put some fantastic details into this. Very worthy of Across MOCpages. Congrats!
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  August 9, 2012
This is an excellent build, very detailed, and the skill you obviously have with a camera enhances that even further.
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  August 8, 2012
This is pretty cool right here Ben, exactly my type of MOC, just got to love it. Smart bridge, beautiful depthness on the water, the SNOT on the walls is looking very clean, and the landscaping is enticing. I'd love to visit it if I was a minifig :D And congratulations on most discussed!
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  August 7, 2012
Ben, The build is lovely, and the depth of field photography is great, but can we see some pictures where everything is in focus? ~Dave
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  August 7, 2012
Awesome! All 23 pictures of it! Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-mighty-castle-of-buduje-by-flare.html
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  August 7, 2012
Beautiful landscape! I specially like how you did the different depths of the water areas.
Flare .
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White Knight
  August 6, 2012
Magic stuff ! Very creative, right down to the lake !>>.....well done
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  August 6, 2012
This is truly spectacular! It must be so fun to play with because of all the extraordinary details! Do you know how long it took you to build? That bridge is amazing! How did you make it? I just love the whole lego. you must have spent so much time on it.
 I like it 
  August 6, 2012
This is just stunning! I didn't see the true amount of detail and time you put into this until I scrolled through all of the pictures, let me just say it was totally worth it! The stables, the bridge, the lake, the complexity of the castle wall! You really out-did yourself with this one:D Fantastic job!
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  August 6, 2012
Woah! Just wasn't expecting this... :p I was actually thinking about building some Castle MOCs too.
 I made it 
  August 6, 2012
Quoting John Wall How do you source that many parts from bricklink or other paces, how long do the bricks take to arrive, and how long does it take to build?
Well to be honest I didn't get many bricks from bricklink towards this project. Most of them I got from my modular buildings. It took a couple months to build this, only because it was off and on.
 I like it 
  August 6, 2012
How do you source that many parts from bricklink or other paces, how long do the bricks take to arrive, and how long does it take to build?
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  August 6, 2012
Really nice detailing on the landscape and castle walls - I love the way you've used lots of different techniques to give a variety of shapes to the walls, but it still looks like a coherent whole. It takes a lot of time and bricks to produce something like this; well done!
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  August 5, 2012
Very nice.
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  August 5, 2012
Amazing!! I think for you next castle you could do the whole castle. That would be really amazing!! So much detail! I really liked the two trees and the stable.
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  August 5, 2012
Cool,I like the bridge.
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  August 5, 2012
The bridge is really nice. Landscape overall top notch.
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  August 5, 2012
I'm speechless. Fantastic build.
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  August 5, 2012
Alright! One of the best builds you have done in ages, welcome back in town...
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  August 5, 2012
"Epic!"
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  August 5, 2012
Absolutely your best Castle ever! The whole build is very clean and the figs are excellent! Great work!
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  August 5, 2012
Fantastic. There's no way I could have appreciated this MOC without those 23 photos;) The detail is very thorough and all the grass really gives life to the other features of the landscape. The wooden path and bridge are beautiful, but it's the placement of all of the features that really caught my eye on this one, especially the water features.
 I made it 
  August 4, 2012
Quoting Shannon Young You ask for constructive criticism *snip rest of the helpful comment*
Hi Shannon! Thanks a ton for that! I will keep the point of the similar motif in mind for my next castle build. Hopefully my next one will have a more uniformed look :)
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  August 4, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  August 4, 2012
Excellent work. But I don't know how effective B1s would be deffending the battlements. :P As for CC, I like the castle and all the detail. The landscaping is brilliant. But I don't really like the slope-curvey thing on the wall. Though it's well built I don't think it goes well with a square shaped castle. Maybe a more round castle.
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  August 4, 2012
You ask for constructive criticism, and El Barto is the only one down there who'll oblige. Well, the landscaping looks good to me, so allow me to constructively criticize the castle wall. It needs a unifying motif other than the gray and tan mottling. Look it over, starting from the left, and you'll see what I mean: You have a straight stretch of wall, come to a little tower with nice recesses in the walls topped with arches, then it makes a sharp corner. The main gate has this neat ribbed pattern on the sides but it doesn't echo what we naturally expect, which should be some columns going up to an overtopping arch. Then we come to this curved section, which because of the pattern necessary to the technique, doesn't match anything that came before. On the end, the straight lines and sharp angles do mirror the left side, but we lack either columns/recesses or ribs. Each section on its own is well built, clean, looks good. All together in a short stretch of wall looks jumbled. But pick one or two motifs and repeat them, and it will just look "right" in a way this doesn't. All curves or none, columns and recesses or not, it doesn't matter. Just whichever motif you like best (or more practically, what your collection will allow).
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  August 4, 2012
there are too much details for getting them all in just few minutes! awesome work !
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  August 4, 2012
Very cool, I like the inside and the lake! 5/5
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  August 4, 2012
Super. i really likes the water.
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  August 4, 2012
Very nice, I'm happy you finished this after all, great job on the castle walls, the bridge looks nice but also inpractical, keep up the good work
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  August 4, 2012
Lovely work on the trees, caught me out for a second there. Excellent detailing on the minilake/pondthing. The wall itself is good as well, so excellent work!
 I made it 
  August 4, 2012
Thanks so much everyone! :) Let me just answer some questions:
Quoting Quad ????? Wow, great job Flare! But wasn't that island MOC you did 64x64?
No it was 64x48.
Quoting R. M. Great job. Love the angles of the wall. One question: how did you get the blue tint on the lake? Blue plates beneath trans-clear 1x2s?
The river was blue plates beneath trans-clear plates, but the lake was dark tan & tan plates beneath trans light-blue studs. :)
 I like it 
  August 4, 2012
Awesome! I love the lake, and the castle, and the river, and the bridge... Well, I love everything!
Flare .
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August .
  August 3, 2012
Great one, mate. :)
Flare .
Carter Heald
  August 3, 2012
Great castle! I especially like the bridge. The lake looks great too! Also the curve wall makes the MOC look even better. Can't wait to see your next castle! :)
 I like it 
  August 3, 2012
Fun details all around! The pond and curving road are excellent!
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  August 3, 2012
Awesome job! I've never seen a bridge built like that.
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  August 3, 2012
Deffinetly one of your best creations yet! I love the bridge and the castle walls :)
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  August 3, 2012
Wow, great job Flare! But wasn't that island MOC you did 64x64?
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  August 3, 2012
Great build- lots of good techniques and I really am drawn to that pond for some reason; makes if feel like a marshy area to me.
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  August 3, 2012
Gorgeous water, mind-boggling bridge, and very pleasing castle wall detail--love those angles! You best so far!
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  August 3, 2012
There are some sweet, sweet details on the castle wall's architecture, and I love that bridge. You're better at Castle than anything else.
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  August 3, 2012
Nicely done! I like that little bridge, crafty parts usage there. Dancing monkeys, always a plus. The main wall looks a tad short, but still, well detailed. One option would have been to just make it taller, another, since it's a facade anyway, have a taller wall on the back edge of the baseplate, like a forced perspective, to create some height. Just a thought. Looks like your siblings had fun!
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  August 3, 2012
The mighty Flare strikes again! Excellent castle design. Although I've got to say my favorite parts are actually the pond and the bridge (might have to use that sometime). The angles of the walls are great as well.
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  August 3, 2012
A violin case...? Really...? Well, still a really sweet castle moc, and great technique for the drawbridge!
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  August 3, 2012
Love the bridge!
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  August 3, 2012
Great job. Love the angles of the wall. One question: how did you get the blue tint on the lake? Blue plates beneath trans-clear 1x2s?
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  August 3, 2012
Excellent work, I love the angles you put into your castle walls!
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  August 3, 2012
Excellent work, I love the pond.
  August 3, 2012
everything is so awesome but the bridge is my favorite!
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  August 3, 2012
Great job. I really like the bridge. :)
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  August 3, 2012
Pretty cool. Castle seems to be "the thing" amongst TFOLs these last months, and I am actually glad that my kind is building something better tahn cubans and sharpied clones. Is still boring, though.
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  August 3, 2012
The castle wall is incredible! Love your idea with the bridge! And the pond is very realistic! And about the sibling remake... You're not the only one with the problem. :P
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  August 3, 2012
If you do a Pick-a-Brick at a lego store, you can get TONS of grass pieces. Awesome creation!
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  August 3, 2012
Great job! I still don't believe how many grass pieces people can possibly have!
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  August 3, 2012
warning do not step on grass lol
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  August 3, 2012
Epic! I really like the bridge, and the different color of the lake vs the stream. Superb build! 5/5
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  August 3, 2012
Amazing build! I really like the waterplace. Greetz, Elio
  August 3, 2012
Amazing Work Here, Flare!
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  August 3, 2012
Sweet build. Very eye-pleasing. -LB Senior
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  August 3, 2012
Oh, my goodness! FANTASTIC build- great castle design, and very nice foilage!
 
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