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A Royal Inspection
The king visits one of the empire's border outposts -- is everything in order?
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This is the second model that is heading for Brickworld Fort Wayne next month. It began life as the tower, then I built the rocky base of the thing and spent a frustrating three or four hours trying different ways to get it to fit on there with the doorway at an angle. It's my proudest achievement with this build, I guess. Then I decided it was set along a stream/river, so I built up some landscape. Then I added the wooden top to the tower and decided the king was coming to inspect the troops and I'd show them getting ready by doing laundry, tidying up and so on. Then I remembered the mermaid and had her enticing the soldier doing laundry.
I thought it might be funny that a local farmer and his long-suffering wife would have to scramble to keep their livestock out of sight of the king's often-hungry troops, and I had more time/desire/bricks I'd add a module containing their small farm. Instead, I'll probably leave it as is.
Also, there's a troop of rangers coming back from a hunting mission empty-handed, but the eagle-eyed scout up in the tree warned the garrison captain that king was near and they've just lined up for inspection (the knight is saluting the king, not challenging him to a fight, capeesh?) I built this with the intention of having a somewhat whimsical castle scene, rather than yet another battle. If you're in Fort Wayne (Indiana) or the surrounding area Sept. 22-23, stop in and see me to tell me what you really think!














One final, unrelated shot: "The love that dare not speak its name"

Dedicated to my friends in VirtuaLUG -- Ya'll are awesome!



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  December 27, 2012
Awesome! I love the scenes of humor. They amused me greatly! I love how the tower is on an angle! Superb job!
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  August 19, 2012
Love your sense of humor!! Nicely done (specially this tower).
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  August 17, 2012
Nice one, Mr. Price. Diggin' the composition, and the angle you set on that tower!
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  August 17, 2012
That last shot is priceless! HAHA And I had a Royal Inspection the other night. Her name was Princess... never mind. Nice work Dennis and I can't wait to see the recap from BWFW! Go V-LUG! ~Chris.
Dennis Price
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Chris Melby
  August 16, 2012
The tower orientation is really cool, great MOC! Z
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  August 16, 2012
Great stuff. The whole scene feels alive. I like the angled tower.
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  August 16, 2012
Looks like that mermaid is going to be grounded! Nice job on this scene, Dennis, should be quite a display!
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  August 16, 2012
Fantastic work!
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  August 16, 2012
Hmm, dad doesn't seem to happy with Ariel's choice, that three-pronged spear says it all. Heh, anyhow, lovely tower! As others have said, the angle is great. It disrupts the typical symmetry of Lego castle builds. Well done! Now we just wait for the fireworks, when Goblin finds out who really killed her parents...alas, it was not to last.
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  August 16, 2012
Excellent work, I like the mundane feeling of this, it seems realistic.
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  August 16, 2012
I love the more whimsical feel that you gave your MOC, and all the little scenes are excellent.
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  August 15, 2012
awesome MOC, but that last pic is disturbing :P
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  August 15, 2012
I love the way you've angled that tower and the arches on the outside of the wall give it wonderful texture. The guy's smile waving at the mermaid gave me a real chuckle and that last image is superb. You rock too Dennis!
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  August 15, 2012
The last picture made the moc for me, but my I must say that I really like how you angled the tower. It adds a lot to the build and makes it not another square sitting on a square. If I weren't most likely working that weekend, I would love to come up. I may be able to. We will see. :)
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  August 15, 2012
When I read the title I thought I knew what was coming. I understood I was wrong only when I saw that nobody had a white glove. Awesome MOC. I can't speak for the others, but yes, I'm awesome.
 
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