This beautiful MOC shows the fair queen of the trolls and her fearless companions fending off twice their number in shadow knights in some ruins by the side of a road (I decided that it would be nice to have the famous villains from fantasy-era Castle on the moral high ground for a change). Will the monsters win the day, or will the other monsters kill them all and use their hides to upholster some new saddles?
Maybe someday I will actually get the images up for this MOC.
About this creation
Okay, maybe I exaggerated the beautiful- I built this scene in half an hour with leftover scraps, including an unsightly number of BURPS. I originally intended it to be a scene change to add a bit of plot to a larger MOC, but I decided that I kind of liked the design and the way the lighting worked.
Perfect twilight effect, right? No photo editing!
And here you can see the queen of trolls, who is basically the infamously hideous sorceress minifigure with hair covering her unsightly bits. I would love it if they made a troll civilian set, like a mirror image of the Medieval Market Village. I could make that my next project...
Before I go any further, here is my polearm design, which is ridiculously simple yet unique, as far as I have found in my search for excellent Lego castles (please correct me if I'm wrong). It also looks good with a flag piece on the perpendicular lance handle.
What with all the evil wizards suffering epic downfalls at the hands of brave warrior-kings, the forces of evil find their own employment. Skeletons and shadow knights have banded together on a bounty hunting mission for the crown of Ankoria.
Prospects are bleak for the trolls, who once again wonder why they always use those chipped-up choppers and wear more fur than armor. And why do they bother with all that nasty animal hair anyway, when they load themselves up with cold metal chains and go without sleeves? It reminds me of modern fashion.
Archers, archers. And the ground, which is slightly more exciting.
The shadow knights even have horses. Trolls think horses are just cows without horns (hamburger on legs). Plate armor is a similar advanced concept.
To make a long story short, the humans triumph and the damsel-at-arms is dragged off in chains. Better luck next time, adventurers.