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Baltharus
Baltharus is a small watchtower belonging to the Kingdom of Ondellor on the east coast of the kingdom. The role of the watchtower is to identify any threats coming in from the sea and send a runner up to one of the barracks that lie at the edge of the Ondellor Mountains, that will send soldiers to deal with the threat.
About this creation

Here is a shot of the sea portion of the diorama, showing the changing depth of the water.


A picture of the coast, with the breaking waves.


Another picture of the coast. Notice... anything?


An overall shot of the tower


The side of the tower.


The front of the tower.


The doorway.


Here is the wall of the outlook, on the top of the the tower.


The two soldiers manning Baltharus talk over goblets of ale.


A picture of the ale cask, imported from the Kingdom's Capitol, deep in the Ondellor mountains.


And here is a weapons rack holding a longsword and a bow, for use in situations that require them.


Well, this is the closest thing I've ever built to a castle, and also the largest diorama! The tower was heavily inspired by castle builder Sirens of Titan, and also Ru and Annie Corder's Warlock's Tower.

Thanks for looking!



Comments

 I like it 
  March 27, 2014
Epic water, and brilliant tower to boot!
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  March 8, 2014
The coast is brilliant! Nice use of the dark tan tiles to represent the wet sand. I adore the water! Looks soo realistic! Keep On Brickin'!
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  March 5, 2014
Dat WATER though....what are we supposed to notice?
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  March 12, 2013
awesome man you should join the LCC!
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  August 18, 2012
Outstanding work! The waves coming into shore is beautiful:) Excellent job with the tower too!
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  August 5, 2012
Quoting Lego Obsessionist Beautiful creation! Blogged: http://lmotd.blogspot.com/2012/08/baltharus.html
Hooray! Second time I've been blogged. Thanks!
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  August 5, 2012
Quoting Matt the Backward One You already know how I feel about the water, but let me take to time to say that I love the windows on the tower, too. I must try building both sometime. Also, you did a great job with the composition of the build! The slenderness of the diorama along with the flow of the water onto the beach compliments the tower excellently. The only thing I would suggest you do next time, though; try and make the tower more consistent. You've got a lot going on in the diorama and the tower offers the only smooth, geometric surface for the eyes to rest. Don't get me wrong, you've put in some excellent techniques into it! But if you add more uniform repetition in the tower, the eye will tend to rest there, which is the point of the diorama in the first place. There's nothing wrong with getting everything else detailed, because you should; the tower should be a bit more cleanly, though. I hope I'm not sounding too condescending. Let me know if this helped at all. :P
Thanks for the criticism, and I completely agree with what you had to say. I would have included more repeating motifs in the tower, but I definitely don't have enough light grey 1x2's to make another floor, so I just had to settle. I'm glad you like the windows, I definitely would've included them in another level, had I the bricks. And again, thanks for the feedback.
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  August 5, 2012
Quoting Aidan Flynn Get out of here! That's awesome! Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2012/07/baltharus-by-lando-l-jackson.html
Thanks! That's my first blogging!
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  August 5, 2012
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Wow! A vey nice and simple diorama. I love how it is NOT overloaded and drowned in "action". It works very well as a whole. The slanted position of the tower, and the many greebly detials are wonderful. I espeically like how you use the grille element! I might borrow some ideas here... ;-) I didnt notice anything on the two water/coast shots, so I hope you will tell me what I am supposed to see.
I'd be honoured for some of the techniques in this to be used! About the thing you're supposed to notice, you can only really see it in the second picture, it's in the shallower water.
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  August 5, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist That's amazing. The tower is wonderfully detailed, the water stunning, and the beach superbly textured. You have improved exponentially since the MocOlympics, keep it up!
Thanks! That's a great compliment, I'm certainly glad to have improved (maybe I can even get past round 1 this year?).
 I like it 
  August 3, 2012
The sea is just a masterpiece....
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  August 3, 2012
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  August 2, 2012
I echo all the sentiments about the water, but I must also state that if I were to construct a beach, that would be the way I would do it. Love the four-tone gradation of depth, and the breaking waves are lovely. Great work all around.
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  August 2, 2012
You already know how I feel about the water, but let me take to time to say that I love the windows on the tower, too. I must try building both sometime. Also, you did a great job with the composition of the build! The slenderness of the diorama along with the flow of the water onto the beach compliments the tower excellently. The only thing I would suggest you do next time, though; try and make the tower more consistent. You've got a lot going on in the diorama and the tower offers the only smooth, geometric surface for the eyes to rest. Don't get me wrong, you've put in some excellent techniques into it! But if you add more uniform repetition in the tower, the eye will tend to rest there, which is the point of the diorama in the first place. There's nothing wrong with getting everything else detailed, because you should; the tower should be a bit more cleanly, though. I hope I'm not sounding too condescending. Let me know if this helped at all. :P
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  August 1, 2012
Wow! This is gorgeous. Absolutely incredible water, and the architecture of the tower is fascinating! Extremely well done.
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  August 1, 2012
Yes, the water is quite stunning! Its really what made me click on the icon, actually, I wanted to see how you made your water so amazing :)
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  August 1, 2012
Amazing beach and water effects! The tower is nice, too
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  August 1, 2012
The water effect is simply stunning!
 I like it 
  July 31, 2012
Cool! I really like the way you depicted the changing depths of the water.
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  July 31, 2012
The tower is great, especially the front door, with its big hinges and the arch. The waves on the the beach are amazing: a brilliant bit of sculpture in Lego.
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  July 30, 2012
Spectacular MOC, the water is brilliant is and the tower is splendidly detailed, I'm adding you!
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  July 30, 2012
Wow! Great MOC! The water technique is excellent!
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  July 30, 2012
Lovely colour gradient you have there. That sort of thing tends, from what I've seen, to be difficult to pull off.
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  July 30, 2012
Get out of here! That's awesome! Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2012/07/baltharus-by-lando-l-jackson.html
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  July 29, 2012
Excellent, you probably live near the sea.
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  July 29, 2012
And you've even included wet sand where the waves have been.. Wow!
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  July 29, 2012
WOW!! Great job on the water and tower designs!!!
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  July 29, 2012
The tower is nice, but the water is fantastic! I've seen lots of different versions of lego water, but yours is the best I've ever seen! The waves look so realistic, and the colour is beautiful! Great build!:)
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  July 29, 2012
Excellent,well detailed MOC.The texture of the water is fantastic!
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  July 29, 2012
That water is the best I've ever seen in Lego. I love your building techniques.
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  July 29, 2012
I like the colouring of the water a lot, it is surprisingly hard to make good looking water with trans-clear over blue, but you managed to do it well. On the other hand, the tower should either be a bit wider or the top needs to be narrower, because this looks dangerously unstable for a rock structure. Or is it made of concrete?
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  July 29, 2012
Excellent work on the transparennt waterpieces!
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  July 29, 2012
perfect! the breaking waves and the different colors for showing the deepness is amazing!
 I like it 
  July 29, 2012
Wow! A vey nice and simple diorama. I love how it is NOT overloaded and drowned in "action". It works very well as a whole. The slanted position of the tower, and the many greebly detials are wonderful. I espeically like how you use the grille element! I might borrow some ideas here... ;-) I didnt notice anything on the two water/coast shots, so I hope you will tell me what I am supposed to see.
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  July 29, 2012
awesome, amazing both the sea and the tower, everything perfect!
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  July 29, 2012
Some really nice details in this MOC
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  July 28, 2012
You must put this on LEGO CUUSOO. I want to buy one!
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  July 28, 2012
Everything is so elegant and the shore line is beautiful!
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  July 28, 2012
the detail in the tower is INCREDIBLE! great wave technique, too!
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  July 28, 2012
That water is inspiring!
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  July 28, 2012
That water is amazing. I can't stop staring at it for long enough to see the rest of the build.
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  July 28, 2012
This looks amazing Lando. I like the water technique the most.
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  July 28, 2012
The water is without a doubt the highlight of this MOC. Absolutely beautiful!
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  July 28, 2012
That's amazing. The tower is wonderfully detailed, the water stunning, and the beach superbly textured. You have improved exponentially since the MocOlympics, keep it up!
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  July 28, 2012
I have to agree with the other comments, the water effect is fantastic. The color, change in depth, and breaking waves all look amazing.
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  July 28, 2012
this is amazing! i really like the water and how you did the waves great job
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  July 28, 2012
Beautiful!
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  July 28, 2012
This is ridiculously fantastic.
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  July 28, 2012
The tower is wonderful, but it's the beach and water which have blown me away. Absolutely incredible, it's such a beautiful transition. 10/10
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  July 28, 2012
I've never seen a shoreline so dynamic! :)
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  July 28, 2012
Wow this is an epic tower!!!!
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  July 28, 2012
I completely agree with Ru. The merging between land and water is excellent! -LB Senior
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  July 28, 2012
That water is just beautiful!
 
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