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Blue Granite Castle
Blue granite castle housing the ruler of Basementonia.
About this creation
This is my first castle and an exercise in some of the simpler design elements. Not sure how many blocks were used, but close to 10,000.

The castle sits on top of the largest mountain in Basementonia and the king rules over the kingdom keeping the other rulers in check. The King’s spies, however, have reported that there are talks of the two lesser kings banding together to destroy his kingdom and castle.

I chose blue as the base colour for several reasons:
1) cost – the bricks were inexpensive compared to some other colours
2) my son’s castle was mostly black, and I wanted this to be different
3) I really like the look of black and blue together,
4) and I am saving my gray blocks for the LOTR scene we are working on.

The castle will be short lived (it will be destroyed in the upcoming battle) and will be deconstructed to experiment with some other design elements.

In addition, the next castle will likely be modular/component based so as to work in more detail with the interior – this castle’s interior is not finished. These blue bricks will likely be used as the outer walls for the next castle.

Please leave comments on what you like about this castle, and please offer examples of what should be changed for the next MOC. There are many things that I wished I had done differently, but that is part of learning.

If you have examples on your page that you would like me to look at for ideas of design elements, then please leave a comment so I can look at your MOCs.

This castle was built from parts that I collected from the fine people at Bricklink

Regards,

www.leejones.ca



Comments

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  March 30, 2010
Oldie but goodie eh? Love the color! That is one tall MOC.
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  March 30, 2010
Oldie but goodie eh? Love the color! That is one tall MOC.
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  March 30, 2010
Wow, that is really impressive. About 10,000 bricks you say? That's my entire collection... I like the blue because of the fantasy feel it gives.
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  November 13, 2009
I really like it. Im working on a helms deep from lotr and wondered if you could check it out and rate it? Great work btw it looks amazing
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  October 16, 2009
WOW! The base interests me the most though. Very imposingly high walls. I don;t think Lego makes a dragon mean enough to smoke cool blue these walls.
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  June 28, 2009
How tall is this?!
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  May 21, 2009
SUPERB!... the coolest blue castle ever seen by me
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  May 21, 2009
SUPERB!... the coolest blue castle ever seen by me
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  May 3, 2009
Very tasteful - great proportions - your best work!
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  April 16, 2009
Do you do your battles with minifigures? By the way nice castle!
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  February 12, 2009
Hey there! Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate it when great builders such as yourself pay attention to my/our MOCs :] I love this castle, most of all due to its colour scheme. Can't wait to see the upcoming modular version of it!
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  January 12, 2009
impressive.very tall... hard to believe it's your firsts lol.
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  January 8, 2009
wow... seriously jaw dropping. good color choice.
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  July 1, 2008
I liked how you used blue bricks. When you are building a Castle do you use plans that you already made or make it up as you go?
Lee Jones
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erik smit
  June 2, 2008
This is so stunning. If you told me you had built a very high BLUE castle with only so many windows I would have expected it to be ugly and boring. But in all its simplicity (not too many small details) it shows grandeur, it's very impressive indeed. The blue gives it a nice moonlight fantasy touch. Great!
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  June 2, 2008
wow. it's....big.........really big.....I want it.
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  June 2, 2008
1 word: "WoWsOrZ" if it was any better...u could not build it =P...but, u did give me the idea to begin construction of my own castle thingy. blue is a good color, make me think the thing was built in the middle of the Atlantic or something...blend in u know XD. 5 Lego Dude Heads 4 u!
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  June 2, 2008
don't listen to them. blue was the right choice.
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  June 2, 2008
This has always been one one my favorites. I thought I'd reviewed it before, but oh well, now I get the chance to say, Congrats on MOC of the Day!
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  June 2, 2008
Great job Lee, but I'd prefer a more sinister color like grey.
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  June 2, 2008
Amazing...taht's all I can say about this -once again- excellent creation!
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  June 2, 2008
Geeeeez This thing is tall! I really like the overall simplisity of the castle. It runs true to the medievil style castles. Great Job! Can't wait to see LotR!
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  June 2, 2008
I love the sheer...tallness of the thing, and it has great detail. I also like that it's blue contrary to most castles. Awesome job, MOC of the day fo' sho'!
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  June 2, 2008
A grey or tan would have been better, but it still looks awesome even without it. The base reminds me of Orthanc from Lord of the Rings. (To those who don't know what Orthanc is, it's the tower at Isengard where Saruman lived, and not the one with the firey eye on top. That's Sauron's pad, called Barad-dur.) So back to the moc, how tall is it actually? Looks about 5-6 feet to me.
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  June 2, 2008
I don't I've seen a taller castle on MOCpages!! Is there any detail inside the castle? Great work!!
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  April 24, 2008
Lee, now that is what I call a castle! Actually, many of your others are extremely impressive. I'm generally not really into the Lego figures, but you've made them really cool with your castle creations. Keep up the outstanding minifig work!
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  April 24, 2008
thats realy cool i love it and i realy like rocks around it thats realy cool and i also like the windows but theres not many of them but it dosn't matter so the enemy can't shoot arrows through.
Lee Jones
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Bradley DeBildt
  April 7, 2008
Wow you must have a lot of time on your hands...
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  March 17, 2008
Wow, your the best! all of your lego creations are awsome. only thing is is that a castle or a keep? and how tall is it?
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  March 17, 2008
Wow, your the best! all of your lego creations are awsome. only thing is is that a castle or a keep??
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  March 6, 2008
It enter my Top Ten of the best MOCs I ever seen. Congratulation !!!
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  January 23, 2008
Sweet! It's so HUGE!!! I like the entrance, and the walls are cool, too. I do not like the top. It makes it look more like a house as apposed to a castle of war. Besides that, great job.
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  January 2, 2008
..b-bbut...h-ow..?..uh..? h-how i-is t-that p-possible?
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  December 17, 2007
how many poor peasant minifigures fell to their death in building this masterpiece?
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  November 12, 2007
I wish I had enough peices and determination to build (finish actually) my castle...
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  November 6, 2007
I have no other words for it....
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  September 29, 2007
My first reaction - HELP its blue! - Second reaction - Kewl, its blue! The colorscheme lifts it from monotonous to a radical design! You do have your son at the disadvantage in the upcoming battle; Rapunzel's blue tower here doesn't have a gate...
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  September 25, 2007
I wouldn't really call it a cstle, more of a Keep to a castle. of course, i'm just a big medeval nerd. Awesome castle none the less.
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  September 3, 2007
How tall is it?
Lee Jones
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STY-NOX Marco p
  September 1, 2007
Jezus thats big i love this one 5stars check out my new Ingram-mac10
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  August 31, 2007
This is amazing are you architect or designer? really nice job and color is great too there is no reason to do all in gray lol
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  August 4, 2007
love the blue and the height.
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  June 30, 2007
Yes, the disign is somewhat simpe compared tho other castles, but it is the sheer heght of it that gets me. The black highlights down the sides of it are cool though.
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  June 14, 2007
Usually bad things happen when you cheap out, but not this time. I think the blue is great! Although, I'm having trouble thinking of a color this tower WOULDN'T look good in -- maybe green.
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  June 5, 2007
Beautiful and formidable. There needs to be a story behind the castle.
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  April 26, 2007
Great work here, the blue & black work surprisingly well together, some excellent structural details too. The height is very nice, but I think it would look 100 times better in grey. Is there a door though? I can't make one out. I have actually been working on something similar for the past few weeks.
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  April 25, 2007
i agree that it is unfortunate. fortunately for you though you dont seem to have this problem =) very nice castle
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  April 22, 2007
Hey, I'm the guy you reviewed on MOCpages about my "Three Stooges" minifigs. I'm glad you like them! P.S. I really like your fortress . . . "Massive and Beautiful" were the only words I could muster before I fell silent in awe. It looks like "Basementonia" might soon be upgraded to "Houseland" at this rate!
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  April 16, 2007
instrctnz plz. No, I kid. Hot stuffs, I mean blue? Few can pull that off. I like the height, it adds a certain menacing/awe inspiring factor.
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  April 11, 2007
That is an exceptional castle. Great colours!
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  April 4, 2007
Hey this looks great. It's very imposing. I also love the fact that it's blue. Great job!
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  March 29, 2007
the black and blue look really cool together and i really like it! how much did all that cost and how long did it take?? geez!! i wish i had that many legos and the money and skill to make something like that
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  March 25, 2007
Nice start! I particularly like the extremely high walls and the long sloping front steps. The blue's not bad to me, kind of has a menacing effect. Future considerations might be sculptural detailing around windows, roof lines, doorways, etc, a curved wall somewhere for contrast, and variations to height. I'll look forward to seeing more!
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  March 25, 2007
Beautiful. I checked out the Brickshelf photos. Has a real fairytale or dreamlike quality to it. I really like the pitched roof design and the level of exterior detail is perfect. Makes me want to ditch all my Star Wars and Mech stuff and get back to Castle! Sublime.
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  March 25, 2007
very menacing... i love it!
 
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