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Ulmaris Castle
Welcome to the ultimate guide to Ulmaris Castle.
About this creation
Welcome to the complete guide to Ulmaris Castle. Ulmaris Castle is an Edwardian style castle using Beaumaris castle as its' inspiration. The castle boasts a truly concentric design with moat with drawbridge, two port culli, a blacksmith, a stable, barracks for more than 20 soldiers, lavish accomidations for royals, and countless archer loops for maximum defensive capability.

Below I will do my best to walk through and discuss all of the highlights Ulmaris has to offer.

There are a few more pictures in my Brickshelf Gallery than Mocpages recognizes, so please stop by there to see them all.



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   A low overview of the castle.



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   West side of the castle. Here you can see the castle grounds beyond the moat, as well as the outer gatehouse.



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   A closer shot of the outer gatehouse. The drawbridge has a working mechanism (not shown), but it is under too much friction and stress to move down freely.



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   A low shot of the castle. The odd green half-octagon is the backside of my peacock MOC.



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   A more detailed shot of the bridge leading to the castle. This is a redesign of the original version, which is much more 'structurally sound.'



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   Here you can see the cobblestone path that leads from one gatehouse to the other. The cobblestone path is made up entirely of 1x1 plates, which encircles the outer ward and spills into the inner ward.

Also seen is one of the large inner towers. Each octagonal tower has one cross-shaped archer loop, which I give credit to Daniel Siskind, on each of the tower's angled wall sections.



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   Here is a low shot of the inner gatehouse and outer curtain wall. Here you can see the other two archer loop designs used in the castle clearly. Dr. Carney's version, using panels, is used extensively throughout Ulmaris' battlements. The other is my design, using 2x3 wedge elements, placed in the outer curtain wall.



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   A closer shot of the inner gatehouse. The inner gatehouse holds the two port culli as well as the royal accomodations.



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   The south side of the castle.



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   Here we see a few soldiers enjoying a break. The fish must be biting today.



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   Along with the outer gatehouse, the outer curtain wall contains a salley port, which takes the form of a boat dock in the moat, on the opposite side of the castle. This allows for the delivery of supplies where delivery by land is not possible or practical.



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   The east side of the castle.



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   Peering into the inner ward. Here you can clearly see the cobblestone path that surrounds the inner curtain wall.

The smaller towers that sit atop the seven large inner towers house the spiral staircases that allow access to the different levels within the walls and towers.



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   Looking into the inner ward. Here is the back side of the inner keep and it's two spiral staircase towers. On the bottom right is the stables, and bottom left the barracks. A decorative garden stands in the middle of the inner ward.



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   Here you can see the Castle Stables, Blacksmith, and central garden.



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   Here is the barracks and kitchen. The kitchen is the extension with the red door. The dogs seem to think the cook is fixing up something good.



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   The north and east sides of the castle. A small flock of sheep quietly graze on the outer ward lawn, keeping the grass nice and trim.



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   An overview of the inner ward. The well (right of the gatehouse), smokehouse and storehouse (left of the gatehouse) are visible.



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   Low imposing shot of the castle #1.



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   Imposing shot #2.



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   Imposing shot #3.



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   Here we can see the lord of the manor, Lord William Falconis (blue and black armor), otherwise known as the Coolest Black Falcon Ever, atop the inner gatehouse. He is accompanied by his wife (immediate left), Nathaniel the Earl of Wells (immediate right), and Lord Falconis' general (far right).



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   An overview of the entire castle complex. Here you can see and fully appreciate the castle's truly concentric design.



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   Final shot of the entire castle.



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   The inner gatehouse, removed from the complex.



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   Rear of the inner gatehouse.



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   The inner gatehouse' spiral staircases can be accessed by hinged panels in the towers.



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   Front of the inner gatehouse, interior. The octagonal tower faces of the gatehouse are easily removable, allowing access to the three bedrooms, armory, and cisterns.



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   The royal bedchamber.



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   The royal bed, a redesign of Jojo's Canopy Bed.



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   One of the two castle cisterns. The other is located on the opposite side of the gatehouse. The cisterns collect rainwater from the roof, and act as an alternate source of fresh water from the well.



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   Here we can see the archer loops that flank the entrance to the inner ward. As if trying to get through two port culli was bad enough, a would-be attacker would also be under constant fire from defending archers.



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   The armory.



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   In this pic I tried to illustrate how the floors in the octagonal towers work. By burying the 6x6 plates without corners within the walls, I've been able to completely remove any holes in the floor in the design.



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   Rear of the inner gatehouse, interior. The back wall of the inner gatehouse is easily removable, allowing access to the three levels inside. The first floor is generally unused, aside from the cisterns, and also gives access to the interior of the gatehouse. The second level holds the great hall, and the third level houses the study and library.



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   The study and library.



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   The small study contains two chairs (of Jojo's design) and a writing table. It seems Lord Falconis has fallen behind in his correspondance.



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   The modest library. Behind the monk is the doorway that leads to the port cullis control room.



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   Different accessories of the study and library.



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   Here we see a closeup of the book stand and the Bruce the Monk action figure, now with furious studying action!



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   The port cullis control room - featuring only the latest in medieval technology. Two portculli - two winches.



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   The great hall holds enough bench seating for a modest feast, as well as a large fireplace to keep all your guests toasty warm.



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   The second floor's access to the inner wall passageways and the spiral staircase.



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   The well.



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   The stable with Troy the Stable Boy and pony action figures.



Comments

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  October 18, 2014
WOW Very Amazing and impressive!!!!!
Anthony Sava
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Dr. Monster
  November 18, 2013
Very impressive! Nice architecture and wonderful interior details.
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  November 18, 2013
super work on this castle! a great example on how it should be done!
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  November 18, 2013
This is great!
  November 18, 2013
Good work!
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  November 18, 2013
Gorgeous!! Superb work!! 5/5
Anthony Sava
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Emerald Knight
  January 27, 2013
So play-with-able !>.....well done
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  November 13, 2012
Incredible!! Incredible.....
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  August 20, 2012
I love it. I'd seen this as part of your chaos skies story, and thought it looked awesome, but I didn't see it on MOCpages til now. It reminds me very much of the blocky building style that the black falcon fortress used. this is a really well designed and executed castle. I've already stolen some ideas from here. The octagonal floors are awesome. the more time I spend looking at it, the more I enjoy it.
Anthony Sava
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Bluethorns (John Henry)
  June 25, 2012
I love it!!!!!
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  November 13, 2011
The sheer size is impressive, but it's all the details that bring this MOC to life. You can tell that minifigs live there!
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  August 23, 2011
Awesome! Very classic, after the style of the old falcon knights. Again, very sweet!
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  August 15, 2011
The Inner Gatehouse alone is incredible! All together, one of the best castles I've seen. Good job! You should make a battle scene.
Anthony Sava
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Rainbow Warrior
  July 3, 2011
Awesome! Check out my new medieval CYOA!
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  May 10, 2011
Captivating! Absolutely one of the greatest things I've ever seen here. While looking at the pics, I found myself so fascinated, I had actually moved my face an inch from the screen!
  July 21, 2010
<quoting felix weslin>"HOLY SHIIIT!!!" swearin aint nice
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  July 18, 2010
your gatehouse is intriguing! made exceptionally well! this whole castle is remarkable
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  July 9, 2010
holy corn, man. that thing is huge! nice job! -5 severed minifig heads
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  July 8, 2010
once again great castlle and thanks:)
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  July 7, 2010
Quoting s.w. creations wow this is great, propobaly the most realistic one yet. hey would it be okay to use some of your ideas for my castles. p.s. ill give you credit if i can- thanks
Giving credit is always a good idea, but you shouldn't ever have to ask permission to use someone else' building techniques. You can't own the way two bricks happen to fit together. If my creation has inspired you, go for it.
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  July 7, 2010
wow this is great, propobaly the most realistic one yet. hey would it be okay to use some of your ideas for my castles. p.s. ill give you credit if i can- thanks
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  May 26, 2010
This is prob my fav castle i've seen on here yet! Great job!
Anthony Sava
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Matty Eason
  April 22, 2010
I love the book stand/lectern in the library
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  April 22, 2010
I can't bring myself to pick out 1 or 2 things to praise, cause it would seem petty in light of everything you made.
Anthony Sava
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That LDD Guy
  October 27, 2009
Ya Know I should make something of this nature on LDD, I'l be busy for the next couple days.
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  September 15, 2009
Thanks for the tip to make a floor on top of an octogonal tower. Great castle with lots of details.
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  July 25, 2009
Great Castle! Nice colour and nice design. please check out my Castle, Gonore Castle. I would appreciate your feedback.
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  July 14, 2009
Amazing! I particularly like the stairwell.
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  July 13, 2009
Excellent castle, I like the dark gray mized in for a more realistic look. The fact you made an interior really takes this moc to a new level.
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  July 4, 2009
do you have an army to go with it
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  June 23, 2009
One of the best castles I have ever seen. Outstanding job.
Anthony Sava
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master builder
  June 9, 2009
Wow this the best castle i have seen! just whats with the half arch doors it looks realy wierd with just one of those doors. Oh and you should make a town and castle getting raided it would look realy cool with a bunch of burt up village homes and the castle all ready for battle.
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  March 19, 2009
holy crud. i dont know what words i can describe this with. i give it infinity out of five. nice job.
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  February 13, 2009
I'm speachless, if I saw it was aswsome I'll sound like a jerk. This is a castle I would neeed to make up words for! I'm rating it 1 million out of 5!!
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  December 17, 2008
how did you get the parts, how did you get the eady? its not imposible!!!!
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  August 5, 2008
this must have have tookin so much time effort and skill to make
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  July 23, 2008
do yo have an army to go with this??????????????
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  December 23, 2007
This castle is amazing and i was wondering a few things about it... please email me and i will reply with my questions thanks
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  July 22, 2007
very nice!!
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  March 20, 2007
wow. that must have taken forever 2 build.
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  January 24, 2007
No words can describe how incredible this is. There is only one thing I can say:WOW.
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  December 14, 2006
I do not even have words to describe the mastery of this creation. Everything from the stonework to the interior decorating is sublime, and is proof that Mr. Anthony Sava is an artisan of the LEGO world. Keep it up!
Anthony Sava
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Mark Cowans
  July 24, 2006
This is the castle that actually brought me out of my dark ages... thanks
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  June 1, 2006
Holy Moly Anthony, this catle never ceases to amaze me. The mottling on the walls is just right, and the large round towers are nicely constructed.
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  May 22, 2006
Excellent castle man. I was not only blown away by the realism outside, but by the amazing attention to detail inside as well. 11 out of 10 in my book.
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  March 22, 2006
Well, I should have chimed in on this one a while back (I made comments on Classic-Castle). Great work! I bet that its going to be hard when it finally comes time to dismantle this and start something new. Later.
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  January 29, 2006
you must have sooooooooo much fun having brikwars inside that interior! ps how did you gat all those bricks? and all those figs?
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  January 15, 2006
1. Amazing layout yet again. 2. The fact that the entrance to the courtyard is not staight off of the gatehouse makes it harder to invade. 3. You did so much detail for this like the path, the mulit-colored wall, and the garden. 4. The archer loops in the inner gatehouse. Very much like they built them! 5. The library is a nice touch. 6. The whole interior is detailed so nicely that itself pushes this to at least a 15!
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  January 14, 2006
Its okay, I guess...:). Actually, Anthony, Ulmaris is a real masterpiece. Every time I look at it, I see something I missed before. A truly awesome MOC. The "Way to go" award goes to you, sir.
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  January 13, 2006
this is the beeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssst castle iv ever seen
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  January 13, 2006
Of all the meticulous details, I like the castle window design and the romantic courtyard garden the most
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  January 13, 2006
HOLY SHIIIT!!!
 
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