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LOM RC: An Unexpected Meeting
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An Unexpected Meeting (2)

Halbert walked briskly through the short grasses by Carthal, hurrying to get back to his home before the sun set. He had been in Carthal for over half a year. The last few months had been peaceful and uneventful, merely everyday life.

As he walked, he noticed a small dilapidated cottage. It was too small and in too poor condition for someone to live in, he figured. Still, he was curious.

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It was as if the woman had appeared from nowhere. One moment Halbert was walking up to the cottage; the next, she was standing in front of him.

Halbert stared, surprised. He tried to say "Can I help you,' but the words that came out were: "Do I know you?"

An Unexpected Meeting (4)

The mysterious woman smiled. "Perhaps you might. I am your mother's sister."

Halbert gasped. "My mother never told me she had any siblings."

"That's because she may not have known. We were separated after only a year. I was taken away after my father died, to live with my uncle.

"But my story is not important. What's important is you."

"What do you mean?"

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"Your father is alive, hiding in the cave network beneath Meids. You must find him and help him before it is too late."

Halbert prepared to go north.




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This was a pretty quick build for the July RC. I originally was planning a different MOC with Reghof and Filberth, but I won't be able to finish all the scenes for that in time.

This is also my eighth entry for my MOC-off with Stephen, and my favorite in terms of parts use.


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An Unexpected Meeting (7)

LOM RC: Preview

The roof technique using technique pins is probably my favorite part of the entire build.

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There's also a lot of hinges (vertically and horizontally) in the landscape, making it much more complex than usual. You might be able to see some here (horizontally hinged dark green area, vertically hinged path, etc.)

Thanks for viewing!



Comments

 I like it 
  August 17, 2014
Great, the house is awsome! :):):):):)
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  August 16, 2014
This might have become slightly overrated.
  August 9, 2014
thanks!
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  August 9, 2014
Quoting Joseph Tyer Awesome build! Can I use this roofing technique in a build? I need to know ASAP
Sure.
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  August 9, 2014
Awesome build! Can I use this roofing technique in a build? I need to know ASAP
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  August 5, 2014
Wow! I must say that I absolutely love that roof technique! The dark green doesn't fit that we'll with the dark green, but I don't know what could make a good alternative. Overall a great build, even though at some spots the ground seems overhinged...
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  August 5, 2014
Love the different color scheme! I think the roofing is a fantastic tequinique to use, fantastic build!
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  August 3, 2014
Nice build, Halhi! That new roofing technique is amazing, and the building itself is near perfect IMO, if not perfect (I've really got to try that hinged wall technique sometime...). My only concern is the color scheme. I've grown to appreciate dark green, and even dark orange in landscapes when used in builds like Infernum's a couple challenges back, but I can't really say that I like dark green+dark orange-- it's just a little too clashing IMO. But, overall, this is a really nice build. Keep it up!
Halhi 141
Crown Knight
  August 2, 2014
clever use of bricks !.....very nicely done
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  August 2, 2014
Really neat build!
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  August 2, 2014
Quoting Graeme Straughn Nice work! That dark orange is amazing!! I was looking around after seeing this at my LEGO collection (Which isn't small either...) and I've got like NONE!! Great usage of colors and textures!
Thanks! Yeah, dark orange is pretty uncommon, luckily I have 4507 and 4767 which both have decent amounts of it.
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  August 2, 2014
Nice work! That dark orange is amazing!! I was looking around after seeing this at my LEGO collection (Which isn't small either...) and I've got like NONE!! Great usage of colors and textures!
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  August 2, 2014
I have mixed feelings on this. The roof is fantastic and the building itself very good, though with texturing as crazy (in a good way) as that, it works better on slightly larger buildings. The white/tan section also needs less grey/a few round 1x1s. The landscaping is great in all aspects but the color. The color is...frankly, "ew". Experimenting is always good, and the results of this experiment are: hinges really do work well, and dark orange on dark green is just garish. :P
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  August 1, 2014
Awesome job Halhi! The landscape up close is a lot more complicated and complex than it looks...Great Work!
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  August 1, 2014
Wonderful stonework. Lovely textures too. I do agree with Stephen about the roof, though. But it's a cool design nonetheless.
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  August 1, 2014
Quoting ~ Brick Oh yeah, I hope this filter thing doesn't become a regular occurrence to your photos. I much prefer them without it.
I'll try working on some similar lighting effects without editing, but right now normal photos don't really capture the mood well enough for something like this.
  August 1, 2014
Oh yeah, I hope this filter thing doesn't become a regular occurrence to your photos. I much prefer them without it.
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting Justin L. I just noticed the roof technique, it's brilliant. Very economical since everybody has about ten thousand of those 1x2 pins. Mind if I use it?
Sure, that's fine.
  July 31, 2014
I just noticed the roof technique, it's brilliant. Very economical since everybody has about ten thousand of those 1x2 pins. Mind if I use it?
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting A M That roof is awesome! Great work on the angles of the house, as well.
Quoting Dr. Monster Very impressive. Fantastic shaping and detailing.
Thanks!
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting Mate P Wow! Incredible! Love the roof and red dirt!
Thanks!
Quoting Toa Infernum Landscape is cool, love the colors (except for that 1x2 palisade brick in the dark orange section). Don't think the roof fits the house at all though... It's an awesome technique, but doesn't really fit a little cottage IMO.
Thanks! The log brick is some lighter shade (medium nougat or something) and I thought the diversity would be good. IMO it doesn't look much different from a normal brick. I don't really agree about the roof, I think it looks fine here...
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  July 31, 2014
That roof is awesome! Great work on the angles of the house, as well.
 I like it 
  July 31, 2014
Very impressive. Fantastic shaping and detailing.
 I like it 
  July 31, 2014
Landscape is cool, love the colors (except for that 1x2 palisade brick in the dark orange section). Don't think the roof fits the house at all though... It's an awesome technique, but doesn't really fit a little cottage IMO.
 I like it 
  July 31, 2014
Wow! Incredible! Love the roof and red dirt!
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting Nate B. That looks really good!
Thanks Nate!
Quoting Mark McPeek Great angles and textures, but that roof is just brilliant! Real eye candy! Very clever design!
Seems like everyone likes the roof. I'll probably never use it again since it's so piece-consuming, tedious to build, and fragile, but I guess it's good as an entry for this MOC-off. Thanks Mark.
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting A. Sargent Nice build! The angled walls are awesome, and the roof is a very clever technique.
Thanks! Yeah, the roof was pretty much the only part of this that wasn't a technique stolen from my previous LOM MOC :P
Quoting Justin L. You're one of the few builders who makes the LOM group worth visiting every now and then. I love the unconventional angles.
Thanks! I think the angles show up better on small MOCs than in large builds like my last...
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting Zach Lucia Beautiful work Halhi! ~Zach
Thanks Zach!
Quoting Finn tegotash Nice! The roof technique is quite good, but seems maybe a little out of place on this model (maybe its more oriental?). I am glad you included dark orange. It's a good color that you don't see enough.
Thanks! Oriental? Maybe you're right....and yeah, I love dark orange, it's one of those colors I always try to use but don't really have enough of...
Quoting Freeling ++ YOU DON'T REMEMBER!?!? ..... Oh you said it. Trust me. That's the only reason I didn't order the dark orange.
I still will maintain that I would never say anything bad about dark orange, seeing as its not exactly a color that I just started using, I first used it over two years ago. Are you sure you're not thinking of regular orange? That's not very useful.
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting The Dunedain98 Amazing details, and the techniques are very neat! I might have to try that roof technique one of these days :) Great job making the building look old!
Thanks! Like I've said, just to warn you, the roof is pretty fragile and tedious to put together, plus nearly impossible to connect due to the lack of any connection points :P
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus Techniques and colours, I got all I was promised, thank you.
Thanks!
Quoting Benaiah Newhall Great job! It looks Awesome!! I love the house! Good Luck!
Thanks.
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting Eve Daniels This is amazing Halhi! I really love the roof, and the building is amazing, you seem to have a talent for older fashioned buildings like this. Great build!
Thanks! Yeah, medieval buildings are my favorite subject to build.
Quoting Mario Fabrio Yes, roof...
Quoting Tirrell Brown Inventive roofing design.
Ah, the one part of the creation that actually makes it worth looking at :P Thanks.
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting Legomania . This looks really nice. The layering is great, and I really like how the dark green and dark orange look together. The roof looks really good. The biggest problem with this is that the back roof isn't the same, but that's probably just a lack of parts.
Actually the technique only uses like 100 of the pins for each side, and I have around 1000 total. The reason I made the back roof different is more of laziness and time issues - I connected all the pins together, made the same connection as on the other side...but it wouldn't stay in place, and I figured it wasn't worth the time for something so trivial. Thanks for the comment.
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga Looks pretty good. The house looks very good, and I agree about the roof technique being good. However, I don't think all the dk orange and dk green patches look good together. Maybe if you blended them more or added some other foliage?
Hm yeah, blending them more would work better I guess. Foliage isn't really possible though, the only dark green foliage I have is some 5x6 leaves and vines...
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  July 31, 2014
Quoting ~ Brick The build is very nice! The roof, the stonework, the inclusion of angle plates in the landscape! My one problem with the actual build is the landscape. I think it would have looked much better if dark orange was only the path to the house, and not more of a random addition to the side. Anyways, onto the story. It's extremely amazing that Halbert just happens to stumbled upon a family member:P
Well, when he's away from home for six months, it's bound to happen eventually. The dark orange....dirt patch? Maybe it would look better if there were more, smaller dirt patches though. Thanks.
 I like it 
  July 31, 2014
The build is very nice! The roof, the stonework, the inclusion of angle plates in the landscape! My one problem with the actual build is the landscape. I think it would have looked much better if dark orange was only the path to the house, and not more of a random addition to the side. Anyways, onto the story. It's extremely amazing that Halbert just happens to stumbled upon a family member:P
 I like it 
  July 31, 2014
Great angles and textures, but that roof is just brilliant! Real eye candy! Very clever design!
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
That looks really good!
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
You're one of the few builders who makes the LOM group worth visiting every now and then. I love the unconventional angles.
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  July 30, 2014
Quoting MCLegoboy ! That roof, while illegal in my book, is beutiful, and I like the dark green next to the earth orange. The whole build is great.
Illegal? The connections are loose if anything, they don't put any stress on the pieces. Anyway, I don't like sticking to only legal techniques. I'm a pretty strict purist in that I only use official lego parts even in things like rubber bands and string, but I'm fine with using abstract parts (set boxes, stuff like that) and illegal connections to enhance the look. Without illegal connections most techniques wouldn't be possible and one would never really be able to innovate. Even something as simple as a cheese mosaic can be considered illegal due to 2 cheese slopes stacked being a bit more than 1 stud.
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  July 30, 2014
Quoting Stephen Boe Lovin' da roof, though like I said on flickr, it has more of a cloth feel than a roof, but still cool. The dark orange/dark green combo looks great as well.
Cloth? Hm, maybe. I actually thought this would work well as a straw roof. If only this size of pin came in tan...
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  July 30, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman Wow, fantastic work! Lovin' the colors! And that roof, just great!
Thanks!
Quoting Kevin Moyer Beautiful! I love it! And, of course, the roof is great! Don't know how well it would keep out the rain, though... :D
Yeah, there's a ton of gaps in the technique, though I think I managed to photograph it from the right angle so you can't see the gaps :P
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
Nice build! The angled walls are awesome, and the roof is a very clever technique.
  July 30, 2014
YOU DON'T REMEMBER!?!? ..... Oh you said it. Trust me. That's the only reason I didn't order the dark orange.
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
Nice! The roof technique is quite good, but seems maybe a little out of place on this model (maybe its more oriental?). I am glad you included dark orange. It's a good color that you don't see enough.
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
Beautiful work Halhi! ~Zach
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  July 30, 2014
Great job! It looks Awesome!! I love the house! Good Luck!
  July 30, 2014
Techniques and colours, I got all I was promised, thank you.
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  July 30, 2014
Amazing details, and the techniques are very neat! I might have to try that roof technique one of these days :) Great job making the building look old!
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
Inventive roofing design.
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  July 30, 2014
Yes, roof...
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  July 30, 2014
This is amazing Halhi! I really love the roof, and the building is amazing, you seem to have a talent for older fashioned buildings like this. Great build!
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
This looks really nice. The layering is great, and I really like how the dark green and dark orange look together. The roof looks really good. The biggest problem with this is that the back roof isn't the same, but that's probably just a lack of parts.
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
Looks pretty good. The house looks very good, and I agree about the roof technique being good. However, I don't think all the dk orange and dk green patches look good together. Maybe if you blended them more or added some other foliage?
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
That roof, while illegal in my book, is beutiful, and I like the dark green next to the earth orange. The whole build is great.
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  July 30, 2014
ya i have noticed that as well with my mocs
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  July 30, 2014
Lovin' da roof, though like I said on flickr, it has more of a cloth feel than a roof, but still cool. The dark orange/dark green combo looks great as well.
Quoting Hildigrim Took
Once you're getting pretty popular and you get a bunch of comments and likes in a short while, it's pretty easy for one to make the homepage.
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  July 30, 2014
Beautiful! I love it! And, of course, the roof is great! Don't know how well it would keep out the rain, though... :D
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  July 30, 2014
Wow, fantastic work! Lovin' the colors! And that roof, just great!
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  July 30, 2014
Quoting Justin M Love it! That landscaping is pretty cool, really has a Fantasy look. You don't see that roof technique used too often as well. :)
Thanks! Yeah, I like the colors on the landscape a lot.
Quoting Lindel Baskin Looks excellent, Halhi! Love the roof technique, and the color scheme and texturing in the landscape is fantastic. Great stonework and weathered whitewash as well. Great work!
Thanks Lindel!
Quoting Nathan Pownell Wow! That roof technique is incredible! Love the dimensions of this model.
Thanks Nathan!
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  July 30, 2014
Quoting Freeling ++ And you're the one that told me not to get the orange pieces because there was no use for them....
I don't remember saying that, I love dark orange...
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  July 30, 2014
And you're the one that told me not to get the orange pieces because there was no use for them....
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  July 30, 2014
Wow! That roof technique is incredible! Love the dimensions of this model.
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  July 30, 2014
Looks excellent, Halhi! Love the roof technique, and the color scheme and texturing in the landscape is fantastic. Great stonework and weathered whitewash as well. Great work!
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  July 30, 2014
Love it! That landscaping is pretty cool, really has a Fantasy look. You don't see that roof technique used too often as well. :)
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  July 30, 2014
Quoting Hildigrim Took Wow that is very well done do you think this one will make the hompage as well? :)
Pretty much all of my mocs make the homepage...so yes.
Quoting Sean B Very nice! That roof is awesome.
Thanks! Yeah, this was built to try out the roof technique.
  July 30, 2014
Very nice! That roof is awesome.
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
Wow that is very well done do you think this one will make the hompage as well? :)
 
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