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The Bandit's Mission
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About this creation

It seems like I have endless pieces now that Luseville is gone...*sniff*




The title "The Bandit's Mission" does not mean that the bandits have mission, but rather that the bandits have a Spanish Mission on the coast of old Florida.












Beginning in the sixteenth century, the Kingdom of Spain established a number of missions throughout la Florida in order to convert the Indians to Christianity, to facilitate control of the area and to prevent its colonization by other countries, in particular, England and France. The first Spanish missions to the Indians of la Florida began soon after the founding of St. Augustine in 1565.










In this case, the Spanish Mission has been long abandoned and re-claimed by a pair of poor bandits, who have turned it into a hideout/armory. The sea cave serves as a perfect lookout with carved stairs from the Spanish.










At first I was going to put 1x2s all along the top of all the walls like regular castles, but then I did some research on Spanish Missions, and I found that most of the stone ones had the top of the walls completely flat and smooth. (Thus the tiles)










As seen through the back...











...the bottom floor is grass, as it is somewhat of a courtyard.










The bell tower and the long balcony have been long closed off from ground access to keep anything - or anyone - from ringing there bell, thereby ruining the hideout.












Here's a nice shot of the courtyard from above...











Nice front shot...










Nice side shot...
























And now...The cave!











Please ignore the poor quality pictures and lighting. Where's Alex Eylar when you need him?











All of the inside of the cave is SNOT...Actually, I built the rock first THEN the building, both of which I built on the same weekend.









The carved stairs...

































Here's a really bad picture of the inside. Sorry I didn't have many of the interior, this was one of those projects that you start out wanting to make a DARKspawn inside, but end up making it really cramped. *Sigh*











We're having a massive snow storm right now...that's why I'm posting. =)











I kinda wish I lived in...Florida? Then I could get away from all the snow AND look at some Spanish Missions.











This picture...












...this one...












...and this one, were taken with my brothers brand new camera. I didn't know how to work it. =)












Well, thanks for looking! The next time I'll post at all will probably be after Christmas, unless something good pops into my head, so don't be expecting something huge anytime soon. =)












Merry Christmas!





Comments

JD Luse
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James Walker
  October 2, 2009
You always comment on my stuff, but my pics suck, unlike most other castle builders, my foundational collection is immense (the gray brick, black roof, arches, and windows) but I seriously lack architectural detail and the knowledge of taking good pics. Do you use a light box? What kind of camera? How do you do the lighting??? Thanks JD
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  January 5, 2009
Wow, how did I miss this? This is really good. I think the mission is very Spanish-looking, and the Calvin and Hobbes reference is just great.
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  January 1, 2009
Yo Luser, I just went back to an old MOC to discover a hilarious comment you posted. You said that you just posted, and asked me to check it out because it's kinda Asian so I might like it. LOL!!!!
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  December 31, 2008
Here I am!
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  December 30, 2008
Very nice. I like the crosses, and the way you made a somewhat boxish castle look good.
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  December 30, 2008
BUILD US MORE LUSEEEEE!!! i built some new mocs... come and see them.
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  December 30, 2008
Cool! The smooth, clean style looks good, but it still has an interesting shape.
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  December 28, 2008
I just posted some new mechs.
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  December 25, 2008
You were a day early! Meery Christmas JD!~LL
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  December 24, 2008
Nice Spaceballs quote, and Merry Christmas!
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  December 24, 2008
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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  December 24, 2008
May the spirit of Christmas light up your heart, and fill your life with love, joy, and LEGOs!! "MERRY CHRISTMAS"... b.t.w. cool pic at your homepage ;)
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  December 22, 2008
I just realized that you were born exactly 3 years and maybe a few hours/minutes before me! I like the ide a of the cave on the shore. This creation is :):):):):) Excellent
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  December 21, 2008
Hey! Florida's my turf! And there ain't no bandits on my turf! Okay, that was stupid. The MOC is really cool! Anyways, the set reviews shall keep coming. In fact, I might do another one right now!
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  December 21, 2008
I love the Calvin and Hobbes line. (Bill Watterson is so clever) The build is great too! I will be posting a MOC on christmas with some of pieces from the sets I know I am getting and hopefully your photoshop help will show on it! thanks for everything
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  December 20, 2008
Actually Legolord Florida isn't all about tourism It is down in the Deep south of florida such as the keys and miami. We live in Jacksonville and there are like no tourist here! Great Work JD!
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  December 19, 2008
I'm digging those windows, and I'd hate to live near all that tourism... ;) ~LL
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  December 19, 2008
Great work JD. I did live in Florida for many years and let me tell ya... can't wait to get back! Oh, and the answer is 7. That's how many they'd horde if they were bored... 7. ~ Chris.
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  December 19, 2008
Nice work mate! Really liking the attention to historical realism.
JD Luse
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Elite Commander CC-7576
  December 18, 2008
This is very very good, I love all the detail.
JD Luse
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masterchief 1
  December 18, 2008
EXALLANT!!!
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  December 18, 2008
Nice looking MOC here. Kind of reminds me of a spanish mission.. Oh wait, the title is Bandits mission, so that actually makes sense now. DNL has a tutorial on how to make the small arrow slits if you're interested: brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=304754
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  December 18, 2008
Nice, JD! Love the idea of a sea cave, and you did a good job with the rocks. Don't recall ever having seen a spanish mission done in LEGO before either - cool choice of subjects for a MOC.
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  December 18, 2008
Nice looking MOC here. Kind of reminds me of a spanish mission.. Oh wait, the title is Bandits mission, so that actually makes sense now. DNL has a tutorial on how to make the small arrow slits if you're interested:
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  December 18, 2008
Nice job LUSEr! I like how you made the Cross windows.
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  December 18, 2008
Ah yes, I forgot to comment on the Calvin and Hobbes line! "I'm the manifestation of Calvin's good side." "If that were true, you'd be a lot smaller."
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  December 18, 2008
@ Xiazeran: Thanks for your sympathy, but I was the one who destroyed Luseville. =) It's time had come.
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  December 18, 2008
You really have a unique style in your MOCs! when I first saw it at the thumbs I knew that it was yours.. any way great creation you've made over here, I agree with the guys about the crosses.. keep it up my friend >>> peace.. Fofo :)
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  December 18, 2008
This is very nice! I think it would be better if you put some more landscaping or something in the open space between the building and the cave. But that's no big deal, this is great anyway. And thanks for a good history lesson.
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  December 18, 2008
Nicely done, I live those crosses in the building, great job
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  December 18, 2008
Hawt. I love those crosses, and the weeds outside. I wish therewas some ship-wreckage in the cave, but this whole thing is win anyhow. <3
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  December 18, 2008
that is downright flippin, CRAZILY, insanly, cooly, AWESOME!!!!!!!!! nice rock texture.
 
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