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Attack on Mir Gruthil
About this creation
Greetings gents!
After long months of building (off and on I guess), it's finally finished. Introducing my biggest MOC ever! Mir Gruthil, City of the Strong, which I do believe is my best. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy! :D















Sorry for the bad picture. It looked good on the camera...








Poor fella.




Okay, funny story behind this orc's death. Notice how close the killer is? Well, me and my older brother were playing the Return of the King video game during Christmas break. He picked up a spear and waited for the orc to come within arms length (well, Gimli's arm length in the game). To make a long story short, my older brother pretty much just threw/thrust the spear into the orc. The spear nearly went clean through and the orc fell over dead. We laughed so hard at that (though you may not see what's so funny) for quite a while. Anyway, back to the castle.




















Cape design for the chief orc goes to Mr. Cab .






The castle without the figs. As you can see, there are a lot of rocks (probably one of my favorite things to build). I think they turned out very well. This was also my first attempt at panel rockwork. Oh, and I decided not to do any olive cheese. It just didn't seem to fit in. And there aren't any brown or tan either. I wanted it to be as mountainous as possible.






































I built little rooms behind the walls where archers could fire through the slits in the walls (see battle pictures).










You can take the top off, revealing the rooms underneath.




If only I had enough pieces... I could have finished the other side. Oh well.
















Now for a bunch of work in progress pics. As you can see, the rocks on the right changed twice and the base was much shorter in the beginning.






















Thanks to everyone who helped it reach 50 and appear on the Explore page!






And then on the Homepage!




One last awesome shot of this awesome castle.



So I really like castles. You'll probably see more big castles from me in the future. As Mark of Falworth said: "You'll never want to build anything else again!" Of course, I might build other stuff, but right now that's the only thing I'm interested in.

Thanks for looking! C and C are welcome!

Soli Deo Gloria!



Comments

  July 31, 2014
I really think the posing of the mini figs is fantastic, as well!
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  June 17, 2014
wow man that really is an awesome castle! I absolutely love your fantastic rock work and also the stairs/entrance. Nice use of the hinges on the wall, too. But, I'd have to say my favorite part was the ladders! They look awesome! Also the way you set up the figs in the battle scene was cool. Rockin' MOC!
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  June 17, 2014
Goooood GRAVY! That is amazing!
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  June 14, 2014
Thanks everyone for helping this reach the homepage!
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  June 14, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode Wow, fantastic rocks! Great stuff man. My only suggestion would be to add some more colors somehow (not sure if someone has already said so).
Yep... they have. :P
  June 14, 2014
Woo-hoo! Homepage!
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  June 11, 2014
Wow, fantastic rocks! Great stuff man. My only suggestion would be to add some more colors somehow (not sure if someone has already said so).
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  June 7, 2014
Nice build, great castlework. Good orc battles are always awesome!
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  June 6, 2014
Quoting Graeme Straughn Oh yeah - What's your LEGO account name?? Just wondering.... Saw you in our hangout. XD
Jackal324
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  June 6, 2014
Oh yeah - What's your LEGO account name?? Just wondering.... Saw you in our hangout. XD
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  June 5, 2014
Hey nice work looks great usally blood and gore is over done but I think that in this case you did it well not overly gorey but enough to remind us of the horrors of war
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  June 5, 2014
Thanks a ton everyone!! I was so hoping it would make it to 50!
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  June 5, 2014
Amazing work, Professor! That's your best yet! I love those rocks and that wall is great! The posing isn't out of this world but it's not bad either. The gate is nice and those flags in the wall are a nice touch. Great overall work! 5/5 I'm gonna do a Helm's Deep that's a bit like that in a couple weeks. :) Thanks for the great ideas. XD
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  June 5, 2014
Wow! I am deeply impressed. The castle looks a bit bare and colorless without minifigures, but with the figures, it looks absolutely amazing. The rocks are great, all the action-posing is wonderful, and it is just generally a really well-done build. Nice job!
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  June 5, 2014
This is awesome. I love everything about it. Return of the king game is one of the most fun games I've ever played. My bro and I played it when it first came out non-stop.(Gimli was my fav.) We had a lot of funny moments also with that game. This build is mega good, keep it up!!
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  June 5, 2014
Great build! The action and atmosphere are very well-done, but what really stands out to me is those panel rocks. You nailed them.
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  June 5, 2014
Fantastic stuff, man! I love those rocks and the castle is awesome as well! Great work!
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  June 5, 2014
It looks spectacular, great scenery! :-)
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  June 5, 2014
Thanks gents!
Quoting Indy Beetle Aye, I have that video game! This build reminds me a lot of the "Southern Gate."
Yeah, it is kinda similar. Love that game. Thanks!
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  June 5, 2014
Aye, I have that video game! This build reminds me a lot of the "Southern Gate."
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  June 5, 2014
Incredible proffeser! Absolutey spectacular! I looked at this thrice on LEGO.com and once on here! Ithink ibasically summed it up on there ;) Keep building!
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  June 5, 2014
This is absolutely amazing...The castle and rock work is amazing, and he ladders are now one of my favorite!!!
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  June 5, 2014
Man, this is awesome! Great work on the landscaping flowing well around the castle. The wall details are great! I like how you used the hinge pieces at the top. Great minifigure posing as well. Definitely my favorite from you so far. Very well done!
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  June 5, 2014
Awesome work. Well done I love the snotted floor and the amazing rocks.Great job! =)
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  June 5, 2014
Great rocks!
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  June 5, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Great scene. Tons of action.
And gore (maybe not a ton, though). :P Thanks.
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  June 5, 2014
Great scene. Tons of action.
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  June 5, 2014
Thanks guys!
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  June 5, 2014
Very cool work! It looks great! I never can figure out how to do this sort of rockwork. Haha. Anyhows, it looks great! --Blast--
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  June 4, 2014
Wow!! That's Awesome!! I love the wall! It looks Amazing!! The Rocks are cool to!! Funny story!! :) This is your best creation you've made my far! Great job on it!!! Keep up all your good work! Your an amazing builder! :)
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  June 4, 2014
Amazing! The rockwork is fantastic, and I really like the castle wall! The ladder's are nice too!
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  June 4, 2014
That's fantastic! The rock work is great and the little details in the wall is really well done. I like the use of the hinge pieces, I must remember that technique!
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  June 4, 2014
The level of detail in this build is astounding. The rock work is just brilliant. I love the rickety looking ladders. Top notch work!
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  June 4, 2014
Nice build. The rocks are really nicely done.
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  June 4, 2014
Epic. Love this build! One of your best
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  June 4, 2014
Quoting everyone
Thanks guys!
Quoting Cole Blood fantastic great awesome... :)dude this is gonna b popular
That'd be fun, wouldn't it? Thanks!
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Thanks for the feedback! It is fun to imagine that. Maybe someday I'll build one like that. As to the brown... I see what you mean. I'll try that in my next castle.
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus Yep, that would be pannel rockwork.
Yep, thanks Deus.
Quoting Graham Gidman
Thanks! I don't mind at all! :D As to the critique, I agree with what you say... in some ways. I built it to be in a mountainous region, but I see what you mean.
Quoting Asad . It is so great! the only thing I don't like is the base of the ladder. It looks unnatural. Other than that, stellar build!
Orcs aren't exactly known for building very good wooden ladders.
Quoting Grant Davis Dude! very legit job. I love your rocks. And aren't big castles great? They just have this look that small castles can't always give you.
They are! Thanks Grant!
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  June 4, 2014
Great looking set, Dude! I like your take on the rock work, and the use of those old school hinges at the top of the wall. Well done!
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  June 4, 2014
Dat rock SNOT. Epic build!
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  June 4, 2014
Amazing just amazing!
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  June 4, 2014
I Love it!
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  June 4, 2014
Really Nice Castle. I like the character posing and it is nice to see a build without any greenery. I like the inset door on the front and Its nice to see that you took the time to build an interior. Great job!
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  June 4, 2014
Thats amazing
  June 4, 2014
fantastic great awesome... :)dude this is gonna b popular
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  June 4, 2014
I love it! My favorite MOC's are the ones with Terrific Textures! This suits it perfectly! 6/5
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  June 4, 2014
The rockwork is pretty awesome, and they look much better without olive cheese. Despite the effect caused by the lack of green, I can't help but imagine what this castle would look like refitted for peacetime with some grass and plants and banners and happy peasants. That brings me to the one part of the MOC that I would change, if possible - Those flat, horizontal spaces in the landscaping would look best colored for some sort of soil cover, possibly a bare brown.
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  June 4, 2014
Yep, that would be pannel rockwork.
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  June 4, 2014
Fantastic work! Love those rocks! Here's a little critique, if you don't mind. :) Overall, it's kind of a colorless build, without the olive green leaves and ladders, it would be completely grey, so some little accent colors would be nice.
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  June 4, 2014
Great job! I love the texture!
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  June 4, 2014
My goodness! That is amazing great job!
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  June 4, 2014
It is so great! the only thing I don't like is the base of the ladder. It looks unnatural. Other than that, stellar build!
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  June 4, 2014
Dude! very legit job. I love your rocks. And aren't big castles great? They just have this look that small castles can't always give you.
 
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