An entry for Classic Castle's MCC(Micro CastleContest).
About this creation
Those who have been following me on flickr probably already know about this. This is a collaborative story between myself and Siercon and Coral for the microscale contest on Classic Castle. The 1st volume can be found in their photostream. This is the second volume to the exciting story that we have created. There will be a 3rd volume appearing shortly. I won't say too much more but you can figure it out. The build speaks better than I do.
This is a series for the Mini Castle Contest at Classic-Castle. There are 4 parts that connect to create one full entry for the contest.
"The time has come. We were startled by bells in the night, calling us to waken and arise. People crowded out of their houses, staring in one direction, each with different thoughts. There on the veiled horizon was a small prick of light, a beacon burning forth in the hearts of men. Our Sornan allies are sending forth a cry-- a yearning for a friend when all the world has turned against them. Ready the ships-- We sail to war."
"My fathers name, Thorin, means courageous and mighty. I only wish I might inherit some of his courage. My name is Samuel Thorin-son, son of a blacksmith. All I have known is the rough walls of our cottage. My life has been hard, working for my father has grown me into a tall young man, with weathered muscles and skilled fingers. Yet still, the call to arms has given me qualms about leaving the village. I am only fourteen now, a new man in the village's eyes, yet only a boy in the field of battle. I fear the coming days will test and destroy my previous ambitions and passions. In these days ahead, I will see blood, spill blood, and have my own fall upon the graves of our kin. They say death has a face there. She is cold, beautiful and the bringer of despair. Why must I go into this seeming hell? Our blood brothers call for assistance. All of us, will answer!"
"My time has come. Our battalion's captain sent out the message yesterday. We're boarding final ships today and will set sail by sunset. The first two fleets have already gone, trudging across the expanse of water between us and war. My father and I embraced mum, and my younger sister before plodding along the path. Soon we met up with the rest of our men, but still the streets felt empty and air heavy. It hurt knowing I might never see this homely countryside again. I do not wish to die across the sea, but we all know it’s only a matter of time before this evil spreads. Just a matter of… My father hushed the squadron, his gaze fixated on the black forest on the eastern slopes of our land. There was movement amongst the trees. We held our breath as shapes began to crawl from the darkened forest floor. Figures, pennants, and war machines emerged. My stomach twisted at the sight of spiders larger than elephants crawling towards our home. We were under attack! Half of our army was sailing away, and we alone were here to stand between the mysterious horde and our home. War was upon us now. We may never make it to Sorna. Thornin whispered hoarsly‘Quickly now round up the villagers and head for the city!’”
All the villagers were in a panic, rushing toward the mighty keep whilst looking over their shoulders, expecting every second to be their last. Then my father, myself, and our band of remaining soldiers, helped usher everyone into the castle. The thirty foot gates were shut, barred, and the portcullis was dropped. We are safe for the time being. Suddenly a repetitive crash resounded around the courtyard and the ground shook on the impact of stone against stone. 'Trebuchets', Dad whispered to me. We were caged, surviving a siege that might never end, with little to no food. But turning to the huddled people and feeble men his shouts ran out words of liquid courage. Quickly everyone was rushed to the sanctum on top of the mountain. Still, Lady Time stands against us, fading behind the ever blackening hoard. We will not be out of evil's reach for ever. Here we are. And here we will stay."
"We have been inside this prison for what seems like an eternity. The steady crashing of cobble is nothing more than a drizzle of rain. The north wall has spilled over and we cannot hold this stronghold any longer. Spiders press their spiny legs through every crack in the wall, driving us further back. My father pulled me aside 'Samuel,' he whispered, 'Sometimes men get to do great things for those that they love. It is not easy, but some men face a choice that will change life around him or end it. We are at that choice son.'
Before the night broke the brave men have gathered, breathing heavily for likely the last time. An entire company saddled up and geared in armor. These men representing generations and echos from countless lives now stand silent. Like stars that have been pushed into the corner of the blackened sky their courage shone, but not enough to bring the day.
My father gestured to the corner where I mounted my horse, gripping my family claymore. 'It was mine when I was your age.' My father whispered as he straddled his horse besides me. 'Alright men. Now is the time. We have family to protect, and freedom to defend, join with me.'
Without a word he started out and the all followed. The blood was pounding through my head at what seemed to me a hundred miles an hour. My breath was short and shallow. Looking at my father though, gave me courage and inspired me to ready my sword. I could see that he was praying. Reverently, I joined him. 'God help me' was all I could manage before a sound resounded through the valley, echoing through the fields, and reverberating on every mans heart. The earth was ripping apart.”
Mates, thanks for viewing. I always appreciate C&C. Soli Deo Gloria
This is the most amazing microscale I have seen! The detail is amazing! The houses are absolutely awesome! I can't tell how he built some of them...
Does anyone know how he made the people? I really like them and the parts don't seem familiar...
First to congratulate you, sir, for a truly Amazing MOC of the day! Excellent story, excellent techniques! If I had to chose a Vig that best represents LEGO, it's creativity, it's colors, it's amazing-ness, well. This is it! It have to relegate it to 5/5, I am afraid.
This detail is better than I have seen on some bigger MOCs. The boat and seige weapons are awesome. That castle is also pretty cool. I like the story behind it. But if his father is a blacksmith why is he leading the army???
words cannot describe the beautiful scenery, the incredible detail, the advanced techniques, and the sheer awesomeness of this.the story is almost poetry and the brick use is epic. this isn't bricks, its art.
I just keep coming back to this! The details are still as amazing as I remember, and I just noticed the waterwheel, brilliant! This might even inspire me to build microscale soon! Again, fantastic work!
The amount of detail you managed to cram into this MOC is completely mind-blowing. The keep section particularly made me stare in awe. I honestly think that you could build in any genre and be exceptional judging from this magnificent build.
I couldn't stop staring. This is truly perfection, a micro build like no other. I like this creation so much I'll actually go through it piece by piece praising it's splendor. The first thing that jumped out at me was the sea serpent, that's an amazing idea and the SNOT water is awesome. The stream leading to the ocean is also beautifully rendered. The ship's design is excellent, the detail in such a small build is mind blowing. The town is just brilliant. The mottled town square is perfect, but the fountain makes it so much more. Using the "flower" piece is the sort of touch that makes a good creation a legendary creation. The buildings look great, and the diversity in building them is amazing, I also like the smoke plumes. The trebuchet is an incredible design, not to mention the amazing suitcase tower. The cliffs and beach really stand out because of their cleanless and the hard hat mushroom is a fantastic parts usage. The castle entranced me. It's brilliant design only became better as I looked closer. Using the snowshoe was a stroke of genius and the stairs are awe-inspiring. The balcony with lightsaber hilts is something that I won't soon forget and the rockwork is stunning. I thank you for posting this magnificent creation, you deserve to win that contest. I apologize for the novel I just wrote, but brilliance like this must be recognized. Fantastic.
You are an absolute genius. I've never seen so much complexity on such a small scale. Can you recreate your Munchkin Land moc in micro? Pretty please with cherries on top? I would buy that if it was in a charity auction.