This project took about 2 months to complete! A lot of that was because I built in phases, ordering pieces as I went so as not spend too much at once. There are approximately 11,000 pieces being used, as well as two motors, 7 LED light sets, a battery box, about a dozen minifigs and my favorite: a Goat!
About this creation
Closer view of the Golden Royal Guard escorting the King’s Carriage.
The Back of the gate, with wooden steps leading up to the walls.
The King has safely crossed the moat. Time to raise the drawbridge! The drawbridge is Motorized, controlled by a lever on the top!
Here’s a view of the bridge being lowered.
This view shows exactly why I chose to build this scale. I really liked the King’s Carriage set, but it was so large that it couldn’t fit through any standard-sized gate. This gate was designed to allow the carriage to pass through, and anything else I might come up with in the future!
A view of the Palisade lowered. The Palisade is also motorized, controlled by a lever on top!
Hello your majesty! My, what a shiny looking Knight you have there!
Here’s a wide view of the left side. Notice how the wall “cuts off” suddenly. This was designed to be a modular city wall, with sections & towers being interchangeable.
A view of the right side. Small vines are creeping up from the moat.
I decided to go with an elaborate cobblestone road through the gate. It turned out better than I thought!
Here’s the top! A few captains watch as the king passes, with bowmen at the ready. Notice the two levers on the left side. The front one controls the Drawbridge, while the back one controls the Palisade.
Here you can see some details of the top: Battery Box in the back right to power everything. It is easy to pull out in the event of some dead batteries; Guards heating up some stew in the front right; Stairs descending into the tower.
Inside the 4 barred windows are illuminated torches! I can’t really get good pictures of the tower with the lights out, but you can still see some glow.
The causeway is lit with torches on both sides.
Each side door into the tower has some torches as well! In total there are 14 LED-illuminate torches scattered throughout the tower’s construction!