There has been a generation of peace since Prince Adam victoriously led his merry band against the dark forces of the wizard Harold. Prince Adam is now King of Carrith Knorr, his father having tragically passed away in a pie eating contest. King Adam’s son, Prince Steve, has grown into a fine young man and himself married a young woman from the village. Here they are on vacation at the Prince’s cottage.
Here is the Prince enjoying a refreshing swim. His wife, the Princess Vespa, is constantly nagging him about being careful. “What could possibly happen?” Prince Steve thinks to himself as he tries to ignore his wife’s continual moaning.
The Princess is accompanied by her ladies in waiting. What are they waiting for? For this moc to be over would be my guess.
The servants are busy cooking today’s catch. How they plan to feed 10 people with two fish is beyond me...
Ohhhh… so HERE’S what Vespa was worried about. Maybe that guard should take his job a bit more seriously and turn around before this royal family has another “unfortunate accidental death” tarnishing it’s already crooked family tree.
Maybe they’ll get lucky and the croc will go after bambi there.
Now let’s take a look at the cottage. In front are the personal guards of the prince and princess. No, not the cat. That one's a total pussy...
On the right is Prince Steve’s personal guard Kevin, and on the left the personal guard of Princess Vespa, Karen. While their names may not strike fear in the hearts of the wicked, the legends of their blades do.
Why, Karen is so skilled with her spear that it’s been said she can circumcise a man with one hand. No… she doesn’t circumcise a one handed man she’s able to perform the maneuver with… never mind. And don’t even get me started on what Kevin can do with an Ax. (shivers) Let’s just say you don’t want to be eating sausage when he tells you about it. Why they’re both so fixated I’ll never know… Maybe they’ve been hanging out with Grand Maester Jones too much?
Moving on, the rear of the cottage is where extra supplies are kept. Everything from canned goods to extra wagon wheels and even the occasional “artistic” painting. The Prince likes them but the Princess just thinks they’re degrading.
I hope you all enjoyed the tour. We wish the prince and princess of Carrith Knorr well in the coming years… you know… if he doesn’t get eaten by a crocodile in the next 90 seconds and all.
Fourth Wall Commentary (with bonus pics)
Greetings MOCpages! This build wasn’t going to originally be part of the ongoing storyline from the Chronicles of Carrith Knorr, but rather just a medieval cottage build. You know, something to just throw together while taking a break from my BrickWorld build for this year. After I built it I decided that it needed a little story to go with it. So I did my best, however tenuous, to link it back to a storyline that I started a few years ago and never finished.
Below you'll find a few extra shots of the build.
You're probably asking yourself... "Why is the firepit shaped like that?" Well, even if you weren't asking I'm going to tell you anyway. The small fire pieces needed a way to be held vertially. So, I used some hinge plates, make a little circle and then used a hook plate on the inside to hold the fire in place. The larger fire pieces are on an inverted/rounded trans orange circle tile (man I wish I knew the name of that piece, it woulda been a lot less wordy...). Anyway, it was just a new way of trying to make a fire (Man make fire. Fire good.) Maybe I'll work on it and try to refine the technique in future builds.
Can you see the frogs? There’s 3 of em. Go on, count… I’ll wait. (kinda like “Where’s Waldo” huh?)
And speaking of “Where’s Waldo,” that would be the perfect name for this slithery little guy… Can you spot him?
I named her Do. She’s a deer. A female deer…
I really liked how the bridge turned out on this one. I’ve never seen this technique used for a bridge before. It’s pretty simple, just using two rows of brown chairs and arching them a bit.
I figured since EVERYONE else was doing it, maybe I should build a border around my moc. I wanted to continue the “nature” type feel from the moc and added some foliage.
Teenage Mutant Ninja…. No? Just a turtle? Really? But… what if I said he had nunchucks and a slice of pepperoni under the water? Still no? Ok fine… just a turtle. Those Friend’s sets I’ve gotten for my daughter have really paid off in the animal department.
And that’s all for now folks. Of course as soon as I was done taking the pics my daughter grabbed her Friend’s figs and pounced on this build. It is now HER cottage and will be until I can pry it away from her to tear down and sort back into the collection. But hey, that’s what Lego is for right?!!?
The layout is fantastic and there are some great techniques here... but those rocks are weird. :P Nice, interesting for sure, but odd-looking. And while the idea of steps carved into them is a great one, I think it would only have been effective if the rest of the rocks weren't the same style.
I somehow think that this is a reflection of what occurs in his daily life. The wife talking about who knows what, her friends doing whatever it is that they do... Yep, I think that this MOC could also be called "A Day in the Life of Phipson". Or a day in my life, either works. Oh, and great MOC by the way.
Hilarious write up aside, this is a great build. I like the little room that juts out from the side of the cottage, and I love that bridge. Great work on the rock and foliage, both look really realistic. Remind me to stay away from those guards though...
Oh man, it's been so long since Carrith Knorr, great to see a little memory jogger. Excellent build and write-up, I especially like the steps carved into the rocks and the bridge design is brilliant. Did the Prince commission Kelso for those artistic paintings? ;)
A most excellent build here, Boss! The rock work is really slick, especially how it looks carved. The bride is quite clever, and sure to be copied. Princess Vespa, eh? I was looking for Dot Matrix in there somewhere... Barf?
What a nice surprise - this makes my day! Beautiful design with the cottage up high and the winding waterway below. And yeah - kudos on that bridge, looks great. Of course the commentary is classic Phipsonian verse, which never fails to entertain. I'm off to BW Indy here in a few, and I'm sure this will come up in conversation today. Thanks for kicking things off right this morning!
and re a drop of golden sun, me a name I call myself, fa a long , long way to go so a needle pulling thread la a note to follow so ... sorry I got carried out of the way!
Nice build and nice story,
by the way they had more fish
they were in the cottage