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The Prince's Summer Cottage
About this creation
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?!!?

Till next time true believers!
~Chris.





Comments

 I like it 
  November 3, 2014
Excellent! I could spend hours looking at it! breathing it all in... :)
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  September 4, 2014
Great build!! That water is lovely and so is the base! I think the rocks are a bit under-done next to this amazing build butttt hey. No build's perfect.... :D Overall, 5/5
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  July 28, 2014
I came here after so much time to get some inspiration, and indeed, inspiration I got. This is just fantastic. My humble respects, and thx for this wonderful moment.
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  July 19, 2014
Man I can't believe how far you've come in these few years.
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  June 26, 2014
Quoting Aidan Frusher Hey Mr. Phipson can I borrow the fire pit design, and give you the credit? Thanks! ~ Aidan
Sure, go right ahead! ~ Chris.
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  June 25, 2014
Hey Mr. Phipson can I borrow the fire pit design, and give you the credit? Thanks! ~ Aidan
  May 15, 2014
Fantastic job! Really nice detail on every thing! I found the three frogs. :-)
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  May 5, 2014
I love the fish over the fire, I'll have to use that technique sometime...
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  May 3, 2014
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.
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  March 26, 2014
Looks like you've improved a lot since the last time I was active on MOCpages. Love it.
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  March 22, 2014
pretty good! That background kinda bugs me though oh well!
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  March 22, 2014
Awesome built and story! Most i like green landscaping and the green things in the water.
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  March 21, 2014
Great job! Is the bridge's walkway made of chairs?
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  March 21, 2014
Really cool chimney stack. The whole thing looks like a fun build that turned out to require some work to finish off. Well done on seeing it through mate cos it is fun to look at. Cheers :)
  March 15, 2014
Good job on the rock formation.
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  March 13, 2014
Hooooo what a nice cottage !!! I'd like to swim also in this river.....maybe with the princess ??hu ??
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  March 12, 2014
perfect!
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  March 12, 2014
How brilliant is this wonderful creation and exquisitely presented. Loving all of it down to the rocks and it ROCKS... Well done.
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  March 11, 2014
Nice work Chris! Those rocks look good, and so does the house!
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  March 11, 2014
Very pleasant build and story. As promised, sooner or later I'll try to steal your rockwork !
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  March 11, 2014
I love those stairs in the rock. Well done here!
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  March 11, 2014
Excellent job, Mr. Phipson! :)
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  March 11, 2014
This pleases me muchly :-D
Chris Phipson
Golden Knight
  March 9, 2014
a delightful build !>.....well done
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  March 9, 2014
Good show Chris! Some ice techniques and textures throughout!
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  March 9, 2014
Excellent build Chris!
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  March 9, 2014
A wonderful building. all the loving details. The chimney is great. The idea with the fish on the fire is just awesome
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  March 9, 2014
Just wondering if you built this before or after Stu 's comments on castle building?
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  March 9, 2014
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.
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  March 9, 2014
classy and beautiful scene! it s good to see some pieces from you!
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  March 9, 2014
Heyhey, he's alive and building!
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  March 9, 2014
Fabulous and Funny! :)
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  March 9, 2014
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...
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  March 9, 2014
Is Knorr a stock joke, I really hope so. Not so sure I'd let those girls with blades near me. Loads of nice bits and bobs going on - the simple chair bridge is very good. Thanks for the laughs
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  March 9, 2014
Well done with the rock-work there. Nice and smooth.
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  March 9, 2014
Amazing! The rock work is great, with the stairway built into it. Fantastic!
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  March 9, 2014
Love all the details. Well done Chris. When do we see a MOC from your daughter?
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  March 9, 2014
Really gorgeous scenery and building, the multi-directional rocks are particularly good, well done!
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  March 9, 2014
Great MOC. A cool scene, and the trees are terrific, nice and tall.
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  March 9, 2014
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? ;)
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  March 9, 2014
I like turtles. XD Awesome build there Chris! Love the rockwork and the clever bridge. Perfect for Lily's Friends. Excellent!
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  March 9, 2014
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?
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  March 9, 2014
A beautiful creation. A great balance of foliage and the cliffs. I like how you stepped the cliffs. It made for easy access to the cottage for the figs. Well done.
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  March 9, 2014
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!
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  March 9, 2014
Wow! This is fantastic. Excellent detail and the overall house on the rock look is great. My boys really like the stream and its foliage as well as the swimming minifig. Well done.
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  March 9, 2014
This is just amazing! Love the sloped side and the house itself, great work on this!
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  March 9, 2014
Great build, Chris. Love the SNOT and the bridge is really cool. I'll have to remember that, as I seem to always have far more chairs than needed. It's always nice to see builds from you pop up!
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  March 9, 2014
As a medieval themed builder I can really respect and enjoy this moc. The rockwork is top notch. The house is well designed. Great work!
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  March 9, 2014
Beautiful! The rockwork is kinda repetitive, but apart from that this is a very idyllic scene!
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  March 9, 2014
Sweet! I like the steps built into the rocks. --Blast--
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  March 9, 2014
Very pretty cottage; a lovely build all round. I actually enjoyed the story too, but then I'm strange like that...
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  March 9, 2014
*shudders* My parent's names are Kevin and Karen...Still, great work!
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  March 9, 2014
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
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  March 9, 2014
Nice!
 
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