Here is the set to Dawn Conquest: Homecoming. This set was rather easy to build and it was made to be one of Marcus's homes as a child. He runs to it in the beginning scenes of the story. The tower is a little plain but the fountain is pretty good. I tried to simulate a marble fountain by using yellow pieces in the making of it. The total set size is 32x32.
Here is a picture of Marcus from Dawn Conquest: Homecoming. This is the original image, no photoshop has been added. The pictures on this set were taken outside in the shade, if you check closely on both DC and DC II you will see that the pictures from the original Dawn Conquest are a heck of a lot clearer. A word of advice, if you can get your set outside, then take your pictures outside. That is assuming it is a sunny day outside, and in California, when isn't it?
The same image photoshopped. I got photoshop a few months ago and you will see my skills improving.
Now moving on to Dawn Conquest II: The Turn of Power. I made two sets for this build. The first is the inside of the church set which measures 48x48 studs. This is a place where survivors of the onslaught are taking cover. The idea behind this set was to have a dark church and at the end of the story have an all out fight with flames spreading throughout the whole church.
The outside of the church, this set measures 96x48 studs, the biggest thing I have ever build so far. The whole idea was to have a church built into a cliff. There is a guard tower to the right and a study room to the left.
Some of the details of the set. I finally got my hands on some greenery through P.A.B and Bricklink. I made sure to incorporate that in this build.
Here is the entire set. At first it was suppose to be a church on top of a large cliff, but I didn't want to tackle something that big. I really wanted to have a lot of ground detail. You can see how the path winds around the church. It was a good idea but a pain in the @#$ to carry out. The entire ground is made up of 1x1 bricks. Try and place 2,000 1x1 bricks one by one on the ground and you will see how fun it is!
So what inspired me to make this series?
I saw a great deal of castle designs by people like JD Luse, Professor Eggplant, and Matija Grguric, etc. I also saw a lot of really cools stories/comics like Hero's Peril by C Blanchet, Glomshire Knights by Dennis Price, and Apocalypsis by Mark Kelso. I wanted to combine the two, make a story while I can incorporate different castle designs too.
Dawn Conquest: Homecoming is made up of about 1,000 bricks
Dawn Conquest II: The Turn of Power is made up of about 7,500 bricks.
Dawn Conquest: Homecoming took about 15 hours to make and compete.
Dawn Conquest II: The Turn of Power took about 45 hours to make and complete.
Castle is my new favorite subject of building now!
And now, what I think the the awe factor of both MOCs, this picture right here. My decision to make a storm made it a little harder, but I have never seen a storm scene been done before and I think this came out very good.
Quoting Stuart Delahay
re: the MOColympics by the way, but i'm building for a battle contest at the moment, and with a newborn and a toddler to look after I couldn't do an entry justice. Maybe next year!
Sounds good, I completely understand and good luck with your contest! -Dylan
Nice to see some 'extras' to the story Dylan, and the un-shopped photos show what a good build you've made.
Thanks for your kind comments re: the MOColympics by the way, but i'm building for a battle contest at the moment, and with a newborn and a toddler to look after I couldn't do an entry justice. Maybe next year!
Hey a really great build. I'm a big fan of the modern lego diorama so this is right up my alley.
Nice plantwork, and the path is very effective.
Maybe some slight undulations in the flatter brown areas to sculpt around the path and water details.