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Stronghold by the Sea
About this creation
This was the winning entry to the Microscale challenge in The Contest Group. Enjoy!

In the process of building this micro scene, I knew that I wanted to make it as detail as possible in a small amount of space. This creation was also partially inspired by Blake Baer's fantastic WarScape.

Initially, I was a bit worried about the size limit. But in the end, I was able to fit all this in the required 16x16.



A micro ship.



Here's how I connected it.











The castle itself is rather basic. It took me awhile to come to a point where it look decent enough. Though, I'm sure there is still plenty of room for improvement.






Honest comments are appreciated.

Thanks for viewing!


MOC by Lego Builder Senior





Comments

 I like it 
  February 6, 2014
Well well, this IS overrated. But it has some fantastic piece usage and is just such a great, clean build, I'm giving it a like anyway! :P
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  March 26, 2013
wow nice work with small details. i realy like it :-)
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Buurli Burri
  February 20, 2013
LB Sr. will you participate on the MocAthalon or not? I'd like to know it as soon as possible, so that if you don't have time we still can find another 5th builder ;).
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Buurli Burri
  February 15, 2013
Do you already have a MocAthalon team? If not, you can join us, if you want. Last year was pretty fun with you and a builder who is good in microscale stuff is always awesome as a teammate! I invited you and would like to see you there ;). Greetings Simon S. (Buurli Burri)
 I like it 
  January 28, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  January 23, 2013
Nice job LB! The micro ship is awesome! :)
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  January 22, 2013
Nice work, the ship is fantastic!
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  January 21, 2013
Very cool creation!
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  January 20, 2013
to improove, I don't have much for you except maybe the textured areas on the ground be brown so that they look like tilled farmland. or you could use yellow to simulate wheat. (promoter micah-) can you check out fade? I think you will like the photo tequnique(- did I spell that right?) it uses. Now off to get dressed.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
amazing scene, and that boat is perfect! 5/5
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  January 19, 2013
This is truely pretty. When I saw the thumbnail, I thought for a second the it wasn't Lego. Origonality 4/5. The castle by the sea waterfall gig is classic but a little cliche. Build quality 10/10. I honestly can not think of a way you could have used the pieces you did better. The castle construction is creative, the waterfall is genius, and, well that boat. Its a little boat! I mean it is a microscale boat!! It is so cute! Presentation is a 5/5. The pictures are great. Final score (19/20)
 I like it 
  January 19, 2013
I'm back with scores. This is such an amazing entry, I can't say it enough. Time for Scores. Originality: 4/5 Castles have been done, but I sure haven't seen many of them. Presentation: 5/5 Straight forward and great pictures. Build/Quality: 9/10 The use of pieces is amazing, you're probably tired of hearing about the boat, but THE BOAT! The pine trees, the farmland, and that rock work really make it really clear of what they are supposed to be. The build is also super clean. While I am a fan of studs, but a stud does not do microscale justice, so it SNOT needed. (Oh ho ho, jolly good.) Quite the build for others to go up against, especially with a score to back it up. 18/20
 I like it 
  January 18, 2013
Great boat design!
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  January 14, 2013
Wow, love the boat. Your builds are always ideal and unique!
 I made it 
  January 14, 2013
Thanks everyone for all the feedback. I really appreciate it!
Quoting Ian Spacek
Thanks a bunch Ian, especially for coming back for a second look as well as the lengthy comment. It's much appreciated!
Quoting Medieval Guy Are the tooth plates machicolations?
Not intentionally.
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Wow senior you are getting very good at these. Love the part usage throughout. Tell your brother to buy a small creator set and get building some alternatives - we need to break his moc block.
Thanks for stopping by Mortal. Yes, I have been telling him to finish his other projects and post them. That might clear up some bricks as well as kindle some new ideas. -LB Senior
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Büürli Burri
  January 13, 2013
That ship is excellent! Also some nice fields and a cool Castle! Keep up the great work ;)!
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  January 13, 2013
Allow me to leave a more in depth comment. "Very nice!" hardly sums up this spectacular micro-build (I must have been in a hurry or something)! ;) Some excellent PU here. I particularly like how you built the waterfall, the medium blue at the bottom adds a nice touch. The foamy white lining is very effective, both along the rocks and trailing behind the boat. The BOAT! Very clever use of that shoulder accessory. Your rock-work is also very nice and the use of those grille bricks for fields always does the trick. Oh, and did I mention the castle is lovely too? I guess I felt like coming back and leaving a long comment today, but this definitely deserves it. Well done! :)
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
wow! very classy micro scene! rock, falls, ship, castle, all very convincing colorful and clean!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Nice! All sorts of crafty details in there.
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
The waterfall and ship are really cool, if not exactly to scale. Are the tooth plates machicolations?
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  January 13, 2013
Ingenious micro ship design.
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Nice work! While the whole thing's great, the ship is just perfect.
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  January 13, 2013
Wowzy. Your attention to detail has paid of. Lovely fields, and battlements and boat and waterfall and.....
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Awesome job! I really like the creative little ship! Once again, amazingly done.
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
that Ship...
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  January 13, 2013
Awesome! I really like all of the small details!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Here's my honest comment: Amazing! That little ship blows my mind.
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Lovely... honestly! :)
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Very very nice! So much nice part usage! The boat is just awesome!
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  January 13, 2013
Amazing! I have to agree though, the castles are the hardest parts of building micro!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Beautiful! NPU especially on the boat and the castle towers.
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  January 13, 2013
Beautiful scene - and the castle isn't basic at all. 16x16 perfection!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Nice work Senior. I will judge when the time comes, but what I nice entry. It's too good for me to want to wait until everyone else's is in. Great work.
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Nice, love the rocks, and the micro ship.
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  January 13, 2013
You have put a lot of details in this creation. Great work!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Lovely micro - that little ship is really well done, caught my eye :)
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Wow senior you are getting very good at these. Love the part usage throughout. Tell your brother to buy a small creator set and get building some alternatives - we need to break his moc block.
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
Very nice micro! I agree, the trees, the waterfall and the boat is very well done. I like the cliffs too, and the embrasures on the wall :-)
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
An epic micro scale build!
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  January 13, 2013
An epic micro scale build!
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  January 12, 2013
Sweet! I love the waterfall escpecially and the use of epaulettes as a boat.
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  January 12, 2013
This is awesome! I like the trees, the most from the waterfall, the white behind the boat, and if course, the castle! Great job!
 I like it 
  January 12, 2013
This is awesome! I like the trees, the most from the waterfall, the white behind the boat, and if course, the castle! Great job!
 
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