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WarScape
An entry for Classic Castle's MCC(Micro CastleContest).
About this creation
Hello all!
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.

WarScape: Vol2; Chapter 1 of 5

"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."

WarScape: Vol2; Chapter 2 of 5

"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!"

WarScape: Vol2; Chapter 3 of 5

"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!’”

WarScape: Vol2; Chapter 4 of 5

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
Blake



Comments

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  October 26, 2013
You should put some of your projects on Lego Cuusoo! :D You'd have my vote.
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  August 29, 2013
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...
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  July 7, 2013
thats very beautiful!!
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  July 7, 2013
Awesome work! I really love it:)
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  July 7, 2013
Very well deserved MOTD. The amount of detail you captured in this scale is amazing. Very sleek and natural construction.
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  July 7, 2013
Nice job man, grats on MOTD! Definitely deserves the attention, and it is a VERY good build! Hope to see more in the future!
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  July 7, 2013
Beautiful.
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  July 7, 2013
Amazing job here! I love the SNOT. Congrats on a well deserved MOTD, Blake!
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  July 7, 2013
Wow, that's amazing !
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  July 7, 2013
Probably the best microscale i have seen yet. You are an awesome builder :D
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  July 7, 2013
fabulous m-castle! all the tricks and techniques are eye candy brain smashing, congrats on motd!
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  July 7, 2013
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.
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  January 24, 2013
...guys? That was a bit of a cliffhanger ending there...hehehe... ... ...guys? ...did we win?
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  January 13, 2013
I was sent this by Lego Builders Senior, and just wow! The techniques you used are amazing. I also like that each section splits apart and can be their own little pieces of art. Truly amazing work.
  August 11, 2012
Wow, it's brilliant, a well deserved MOCie winner! Excellent parts usage (trees, stairs, catapults, fields, ...) and detailed buildings (the windmill is my favourite). Great job! :-))
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  July 27, 2012
WOW!!!i love it!!!it's totally amazing!!
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  June 27, 2012
Many ingenious ideas, although many pieces looks like they are not attached at all...
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  June 27, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  May 19, 2012
Very cool scale here!
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  February 28, 2012
How did you make the people?
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  January 11, 2012
this is awsome i love the trebuchets! this deserves all the comments out thier!
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  December 14, 2011
Wow amazing!!
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  November 16, 2011
Thank you all for your support and comments. This has done much better than I expected. UPDATE: This also managed to grab the trophy for the MCC contest! Blessings ~Blake
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  November 16, 2011
wow! very detailed! can you check out this group i made? http://mocpages.com/group.php/17926
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  November 15, 2011
This is a mini scale of awsomness!
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  November 14, 2011
Amazing! I like the ship!
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  November 13, 2011
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???
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  November 12, 2011
This is really awesome!!
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  November 12, 2011
The detail is just amazing!
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  November 12, 2011
Speechless.
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  November 9, 2011
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.
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  November 5, 2011
Oh My Gosh, This is Awesome! The sea serpent was a nice touch. 5/5
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  November 5, 2011
Another masterpiece! Great work ;) You've put so much work, effort and detail into this it's just brilliant! Lovely work ;)
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  November 5, 2011
Amazingly impressive! Another great MOC from you! I like the micro ship and trebuchet!
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  November 5, 2011
Impressive skills all packed into one set! The ship, the temple coming out of the mountain, even the tilled fields. Excellent!
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  November 5, 2011
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!
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  November 5, 2011
An epic chapter in the collaboration; I can only imagine what Chapter 3 has in store!~H
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  November 4, 2011
This is stunning! There are some really cool techniques and good piece usage in there. I particularly like the mountain stairs.
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  November 4, 2011
Wow this is awesome Blake;) Keep up the very impressive work!!!
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  November 4, 2011
Excellent job on this Blake! That tower made out of suitcases is genius. Great work all around. ;)
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  November 4, 2011
Superb job all the way through! The only thing that irks me is the blockiness of the windmill; I couldn't tell really what it was a first glance.
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  November 4, 2011
Hardhat mushroom? Suitcase tower? Stunning! This is huge...in a microscale way, that is.
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  November 4, 2011
Simply one of the best displays of clever parts usage I have ever seen! I love those castle walls and the pillars!! The whole set up is stunning and beautiful! Simply put, this is a masterpiece!
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  November 4, 2011
absolutely fantastic! love the castle and the ship and the forest and everything!
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  November 4, 2011
The water design is excellent! you're a true master of micro builds!
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  November 4, 2011
I want to play Heroica on this
Blake Baer
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White Knight
  November 3, 2011
Remarkable !....such excellent detail !>.....well done....
Blake Baer
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Commander Nexu
  November 3, 2011
WOW! 5/5! 35 likes already! Congratulations!
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  November 3, 2011
I agree with Ian, lots of good techniques here!
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  November 3, 2011
this is totally, completely, insanely, AWESOME!!!! To good for words, immensely detailed.
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  November 3, 2011
Great job Blake! You've got some really neat techniques going on here!
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  November 3, 2011
Dude I can't decide where to start, this is really well built, congrats!
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  November 3, 2011
Great usage of parts. Do the front and back of the boat stay together?
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  November 3, 2011
Wow! So much detail on such a tiny scale. A tower out of suitcases : ) It's hard enough to make mocs with detail on a minifig scale. Well done
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  November 3, 2011
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.
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  November 3, 2011
Some - no, a lot of - absolutely ingenious touches!
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  November 3, 2011
Very cool! I love the exo-force hair tree!
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  November 3, 2011
How do you do this?! The amount of advanced SNOT work here is incredible- and the stairs? Wonderful. This is a work of art.
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  November 3, 2011
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. This is an incredible use of pieces!
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  November 3, 2011
fantastic parts usage, you get a 'wow' for the detail.
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  November 3, 2011
I saw it on flickr already. AWESOME MOC!
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  November 3, 2011
this is amazing! so many different amazing techniques used! love all the custom objects!
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  November 3, 2011
Mouth-droppingly gorgeous! Awesome work, Blake, keep it up!
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  November 3, 2011
I don't know what Deus is talking about! ;)
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  November 3, 2011
My friend, this is the best Microscale that i ever seen.. Great job
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  November 3, 2011
Well, there's not much to say except for - epic micro work!
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  November 3, 2011
Stunning scenes! They fit together so well.
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  November 3, 2011
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.
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  November 3, 2011
Awesome! you used a lot of miniscale techniques ive never seen before! 5/5
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  November 3, 2011
I've dutifully followed this progress on Flickr, but I am even more impressed now that I've seen all the detail shots here. Well done too say the very least!
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  November 3, 2011
Outstanding micro build! As others have already noted, the piece usage is brilliant. You have a real knack at using little details to make your creations come alive.
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  November 3, 2011
The parts usage is just waaaay nifty!
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  November 3, 2011
Very cool! I love the breifcase building thats a very cool idea!
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  November 3, 2011
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.
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  November 3, 2011
Pure epicness! awesome mini scale landof even mini(er)people!
 
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