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A virtual cookie to anyone who can guess what this is before reading further.
About this creation
If you guessed, 'a lame attempt at making a diorama out of the popular board game "Settlers of Catan,"' you are half right. I am actually pretty proud of this diorama, and I think it turned out quite nicely!

"Settlers of Catan is generally a two hour long board game of trade, purchase, building, and villainy. It is one of my favorite games, but, despite my epic strategies, I usually lose. If you have never played the game before, I pity you. It's very fun.

I had originally thought that I would construct the entire hexagonal board out of Lego. Yeah right. I'll just say there's plenty of other talented people with enough pieces out there to do that themselves. I could only construct two of the 37 board pieces. Nevertheless, the resulting diorama, featuring the hexes "Sheep" and "Ore" has a nice artsy feel, and the varied scales make the dio an interesting piece to look at.

The "Sheep" resource hexagon. Featured here are a shepherd minifigure, and the infamous robber depicted in minifigure form.

The "Ore" resource hexagon. Aren't my mountains awesome!?!

I couldn't leave out a port in my diorama. In the board game, ports play an important role in the acquisition of resources. The mini boat was also a fun build.


There are basically four different scales in the diorama: 1:1 human scale, minifigure scale, mini scale, and micro scale. The four red road pieces and the settlement are to scale with the actual wooden board game pieces. The minifigure scale adds a lot of life to the dio, the boat and sheep are sort of in between the micro and minifigure scales, and the landscape elements, the mountains and pasture, are the micro scale.

I always play as red in the board game, so red roads and settlement was a must.



The minifigures. The shepherd was great place to use those printed legs that came with the Series 3 indian chief, and I am very pleased with my stylized robber.

And, to end, a shot of the scenario in real life.



Comments

 I like it 
  August 24, 2012
Quoting Paul Vermeesch Trust me. It's way more fun than Risk. World domination never seems to work out for me either.
I wouldn't say its more fun, its just different. Risk is about world domination, Catan's about resource acquisition. Any of you played Axis and Allies, by the way? Anyway, great MOC! (I'm always red too.)
 I like it 
  January 29, 2012
Well, I have more appreciation for this MOC now (having played the game). Great job Paul!
 I made it 
  May 6, 2011
Quoting Paul Romano Very cool! I've never played the game before, but from the looks of it, it seems very similar to 'Risk'(which I always lose at :) Great work, Paul!
Trust me. It's way more fun than Risk. World domination never seems to work out for me either.
Quoting Max Pointner Cool! I've never really played, but I have hypothetically. Great work. Is the cutlass from the new POTC sets?
'Played hypothetically.' You had me puzzling over that impossibility for a long time... Hmm... Anyway, no. The cutlass is actually from Brickforge. ($0.99)
Quoting Christopher Baldacci You must be a long lost identical twin! :) (1) I love Settlers of Catan (2) I always play as red (3) I loved devising epic stratagies and (4) I always lose. As always, you have done a marvelous job. Go Catan!!
Hahaha! You're right! We must be twins!
Quoting Stormbringer . What cute little sheep-feet! Plus the sail for the ship is just brilliant!
Heh. Sheep-feet. I love it.
Quoting Jess G. Awesome! Now where's my cookie?? :) Settlers is a really fun game!
Cookies all around for sure! Nice guessing all!
Quoting JS Can Love Settlers. Have you seen these versions: http://www.flickr.com/photos/behindthenet/233317988/ or http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtbin/5470136503/
Yes! I have actually! Those are the talented people I was talking about.
 I like it 
  May 4, 2011
Settlers of Catan! Nice work, cool mini ship.
 I like it 
  April 28, 2011
this is great!
 I like it 
  April 27, 2011
wow, thats an awesome little boat! The whole MOC is great, but I've really liked the boaty! Nice!
 I like it 
  April 26, 2011
 I like it 
  April 26, 2011
I guessed! this is one of my favourite games! brilliant representation! love the ship!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2011
A lot could be said about this moc, but I'll just stick to wow
 I like it 
  April 25, 2011
This is a good representation of the game, Settlers of Catan. I guessed it from the main pic. I used to play it all the time.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2011
Awesome! Now where's my cookie?? :) Settlers is a really fun game!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2011
this is amazing!!!!! 5/5
 I like it 
  April 25, 2011
What cute little sheep-feet! Plus the sail for the ship is just brilliant!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2011
It's funny. I saw this and thought, "That looks like Settlers of Catan." One of the best games I've played. Great representation of the pieces! Next up, lets see what you can do for wood and brick! Keep 'em coming!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2011
You must be a long lost identical twin! :) (1) I love Settlers of Catan (2) I always play as red (3) I loved devising epic stratagies and (4) I always lose. As always, you have done a marvelous job. Go Catan!!
  April 25, 2011
cool, i've played before and i usually lose too.great job i like the boat.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2011
Cool! I've never really played, but I have hypothetically. Great work. Is the cutlass from the new POTC sets?
 I like it 
  April 25, 2011
Very cool! I've never played the game before, but from the looks of it, it seems very similar to 'Risk'(which I always lose at :) Great work, Paul!
 
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