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Golden Spire of Quetzalcoatl
Dalv has docked his rocket-trimaran next to a medieval alien tower: the golden spire of Quetzalcoatl, built on the shores of an alien world.
About this creation
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Lord Quetzalqoatl shares - by an amazing coincidence - his name with an Aztec and Mayan god. These ancient native American people did not build round towers, nor was the sea yellow in those days, no, no, no; the only relation between the Aztec god and Quetzalcoatl of the golden spire is that they both think the world will end in 2012.

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And the names of course...

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Dalv doesn't buy this end-of-the-world-crap, and comes to give this crazy god a can of whoop-ass!

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But with his outdated navigational equipment he is forced to search and destroy all 4,220,001 google hits....

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'Don't bring a knife to a gun-fight' is an expression Dalv is horribly reminded of when he finds himself facing a fluorescent, alien knight wielding an Emeralyte battle axe, and he himself just armed with an M-figurator... The oscillo-shield the slug carried just drank the power of Dalv's gift-shop-grade weapon...

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When Lord Quetzalqoatl ultimately got board of the show he lowered his Emeralyte battle-axe and reaper-flected the power wielded against him. The result was as tragic as it was comic.

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Oh well, some adventurers before Dalv were not so lucky...

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But most did not even set foot on the rock but were gobbled up by the Ostropus living in the cave in the rock.

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Now some pics and some ramblings on the design and construction...

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This new trick for constructing round towers came to me after playing a game of 'Shave a sheep'. We were goofing around with the sheep, and idly playing with the 'wool', and then I stumbled on this design.

The golden bricks are from christmas ornaments, as are the trans yellow bricks of the sea. Innitially I just wanted a few gold bricks - from one ball, but I could not resist and purchased another nine some days later...

I don't think I have ever seen a tower built like this, but it is such a simple trick, everyone knows it. Surprisingly though, the doors and windows could be fitted seemlesly into it. The dome on top was also a lucky fit, but this design can be downscaled to as little as five bricks per ring, and upscaled endlessly! This tower here has ten bricks per layer..

That's why I built a fancy platform to display it on, which got out of hand too... The tower had to have a cellar, and penultimately a well...

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The stair needed a cool twist on a rock that had to have a cave, the cave a monster, and, remain ascessable...

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And finally, if you use transparent bricks to create a sea, you have to put something behind it, so why not a minifig?

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But in the end it are all distractions from having no interior in the tower...I think it can be done just as easy as fitting a window, balcony or dome, I just didn't bother; if I went for an interior, it had to have a spiral staircase (I'd do it like this one on the Starship Bistromath, and would be so cramped that I couldn't possibly fit something nice in it, plus a minifig, ánd make a purdy picture... No interiors period I humbly apologise :)

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The Aztecs believed the world would end in the year 2012, were they right, or were they just a bunch of crazy people? Who knows?! Who cares!?
Happy New Year!!!
and let's find out...



Comments

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  July 15, 2012
Love that tower technique and those stairs! :)
Vladimir van Hoek
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Vladimir R.
  April 27, 2012
Those stairs are brilliant.
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  January 4, 2012
Wonderful
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  January 3, 2012
Impressive!
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  December 31, 2011
I love this tower. Thanks for bringing this simple construction technique to my attention. I will definitely be using it in the future.
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  December 31, 2011
Some cool stuff in this build, especially that tower technique!
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  December 31, 2011
Brilliant tower technique! Every aspect of this MOC is excellent, and you really made sure it was perfect. while the tower is the main focus, the rockwork is terrific, and the spiral stairs are incredible. I also really like how you gave the tower an interior. Magnificent work!
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  December 31, 2011
Very nice! That tower is great.
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  December 31, 2011
Prettyful... Me likes.
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  December 31, 2011
Interesting tower technique. Also, Ilike the monster and the minifig beneath the water.
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  December 31, 2011
Very nice.
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  December 31, 2011
I like the intricate design of the tower, and the pathway. Great work!
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  December 31, 2011
Very nice, especially the tower. I don't think everyone knows this trick :-) Definitely haven't seen it in a tower design before either.
 
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