Some notes for the judges:
-All pieces (even the string) are official Lego pieces, there's only one modified: The top of the lance
-PU: In the Leprechaun pot I used a light blue diamond for the water, so there's a smooth top =) (zoom in on Flickr to see it)
-Thanks for running this contest, sadly I couldn't come up with a bigger entry =,(
I like burning books, it might just be worth it. ;)
Quoting Max Pointner
Ah, but you missed Burrli's preceding comment in the Smack. I had to delete it, because it was sent to moderation. As for Luke being humbled, well...*refrains from including link to a certain creation* I don't feel I need to say anything. ;) Haha, sorry for turning this into a miniature smack thread Burrli. We judges like to think we're too mature to join in the fray, but in reality... ;) Oh, and nice build as well; one of many in this contest. There's been such a fantastic turnout!
Awesome job on this, the lay-out is very well composed and there are tons of realistic details. The roofs are just brilliant, great work!
And Max, I should get bonuses for smack, not penalties. Especially smack of my caliber, I mean, people would pay for a book of my smack talk. ;)
After reading the smack thread and noticing your humble, quiet nature, I decided to put you ahead of Luke. See Luke! You DO get benefits from being humble (not including points on entries; the build will determine that).
*Sigh*, seems like You are now my favorite builder! I added you a long time ago, but you weren't when I saw this on the homepage... And to think I thought you was inactive! Great entry, like the cheese and the roofs in particular. :D Good luck - in both contests!
In my opinion a bigger entry would have taken away from this masterpiece. I love the cluttered feel of it, and the busy atmosphere. The gentle sloping is very reminiscent of Edoras, as is the texture and overall style. Great minifigures, and excellent PU. Quite the build!
Wow, this is a great build! The technique in the roof is great, I don't think there is any criticizing that. The goat technique is genius, may have to try that sometime. All the figs are nice, but that spear/lance thing is a little long. Overall, I think it is safe to say you are off to Round 2. (P.S. I actually used the diamond in the bucket technique once, it also works well in those goblet-looking pieces.)