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Ardvreck Castle
Ardvreck Castle, seat of the MacLeods of Assynt: a reconstruction in LEGO.
About this creation
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Ardvreck Castle was home of the MacLeods, the clan made famous by the slicing and dicing of Connor MacLeod in The Highlander movies. As a kid I thoroughly enjoyed the capers of Connor, so when I happened by the ruins of 'his' castle I had to pay a visit! You young'uns may not know the movie as it is from 1986, but a remake is to be released this year! But this MOC has nothing to do with The Highlander, neither do the movies have anything to do with the castle... So without further ado I present to you

Ardvreck Castle

Please enter! But leave the beggar outside...
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The MacLeods are expecting important guests
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No, not the Castle-series king and queen... Over there, in the boat
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... in the other boat...
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The retired Eggy Pop comes a visiting and brought his blushing daughter!
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Thanks for the wonderful creations over the last two years, Eggy, I will miss them.

Take the drunken sky tour of Ardvreck Castle. Be the first to guess the number of frogs around Loch Assynt and win a prize!!!
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Allow me to guide you up through the castle. Let's start in the cellars, where a supply of Scotch is stocked to last a siege!
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Climbing up the spiral staircase we reach the great hall.
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Up another level on the spiral staircase we find the Lady's chamber.
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"Aagh! Dirty diaper! Burn it, burn it!"

That staircase keeps on spiralling higher! Are you dizzy yet? It maybe the Eggwhelp's diaper...
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On the third floor we enter the Lord's chamber and the Lord's study in the tower.

Under the rafters we find some bedding for the guards.
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It is a long way down from up here!
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Inside the walled-off promontory, behind the castle is a small yard.
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The larger of the two buildings is the smokehouse. The fisherman's equipment can be stored here and his wife prepares the deliciously smoked salmon for the Lord and Lady.
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The smallest building is also the fullest! It is the smithy, and the blacksmith's house. Here all shapes and sizes of claymores, swords, rapiers and other butching utensils are made, stored and sold.
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When I visited the site of Ardvreck Castle, I picked up this sheet with an artist's impression of the castle looked before it fell to ruins
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Not much remains of the castle, which gave me the chance to be liberal in creating my artist's impression. This is how the castle looks nowadays:
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Click here to find Ardvreck Castle on Google Maps

Dalv strikes a pose in his kilt
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It took me a long time to build, and depleted all my bley bricks. It took me even longer to make this post, as life got in the way once again. But now it's here! I hope you enjoyed watching these photos!

Have fun!!!



Comments

 I like it 
  July 16, 2014
Reminds me of lego classic castle.8
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  May 21, 2013
Awesome Castle.
Vladimir van Hoek
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Emerald Knight
  January 27, 2013
Amazing !>.....well done
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  June 20, 2010
OMG WOW amazing work, some very nice design ideas and shape work on the buildings, and if that wasn't enough you did all the interior work to and blow my mind 5/5. lets see some more like this please.
  June 17, 2010
Awesome work and great photography. Thanks for the shout-out on my page. Keep on bricking.
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  April 1, 2010
Quoting Ryan Durant ...There could stand to be a bit more of the castle wall... ~Ryan
Hey Ryan! I think you're right... Truth of the matter is that it is made without using a single regular brick. I was clean out of bley bricks once the castle was erected! (To be honest just before that - observe the interior pics of the rafters closely; the two non-smooth 1x4 bricks...) What annoys me about the wall is that it has windows but no interior or entrance to the non-existent interior...
 I made it 
  April 1, 2010
Quoting Hans Dendauw ...I have never seen that technique for the spiral stairs... ...and is that one of the new LEGO game micro figs as Eggy's daughter?...
Hi Hans! the bottom part of those spiral stairs started as short-for-bricks-throw-together in a past MOC. I expanded on the idea by bricking it up in Ardvreck. The top part was the easiest way of shrinking down the other. And yes, yes it is! Eggplants spawn Greek soldiers apparantly!
Vladimir van Hoek
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Pony Lord7
  March 28, 2010
Very nice work.
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  March 28, 2010
Beautiful.
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  March 28, 2010
Magnificent! I love all the details and all the colors!
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  March 28, 2010
I really like this castle because it really has a natural look to it. Great work on all of the little intricate details and such. -Dylan
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  March 28, 2010
cool! please check out some of my lego creations :D
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  March 28, 2010
Of all the GREAT details, I have never seen that technique for the spiral stairs. Beautiful job and is that one of the new LEGO game micro figs as Eggy's daughter? Fabulous work.~H
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  March 28, 2010
impressive!
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  March 28, 2010
Outstanding work, and beautifully presented! Hope this one gets a lot of hits...it would be well-deserved.
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  March 28, 2010
This is brilliant! Why not join my group and inspire peopl to do creations like this1 My group is Lego WW2,Pirates&More Instructions. Here is the link: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/9676 You upload your models, explain how to make it, Inspire people, Makenew friends, Learn new skills from other members, Be inspired by other creations, Have fun! I hope you join... You wont regret it :) Tell other people abut my group too. Thanks.
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  March 28, 2010
Excellent work on the layout, I love the details and all... There could stand to be a bit more of the castle wall, but it doesn't matter. This is still a well-built MOC. ~Ryan
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  March 28, 2010
Magnificent castle, nice kilts, great details on the houses too, I like the spiral stairs, good job, and nice little tribute to eggy, great job !
 
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