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White Castle
The CCCP would like to thank the Normans for building this so far from home 900 years ago...
About this creation

Decisive Action

NATION: The Communist Collective Of Curious People

TERRITORIAL DEFENSIVE POWER : LAND

After the Battle of Hastings, hundreds of castles much like this were built all over England. William the Conqueror was amazingly productive...

We found one in the CCCP's territory (currently bits of central Russia with a sliver of Western China), somewhere old Bill never got close to, but historical accuracy never bothered us...

A shiny new anti-tank gun on each tower and voila! An impregnable fortress for 21st Century warfare.



The general arrives to inspect his new (old) facility.



He can only hope they don't lower the drawbridge and raise the portcullis quite so readily for our enemies...



Honey, I shrank the infantry. And made them wear spacesuits. They were not amused, despite what they look like...



This should make Moto Moto Stop Stop...



The central tower houses the strings, pulleys and gears that operate the drawbridge and portcullis.



The Murder Hole, just in case invaders get through the door. The Normans would have poured boiling tar through this grate onto their heads. Nice. Since this is the 21st Century, we use something far nastier...



Just in case the guns fail, there's still arrow slits all around the building, all accessible via steps and walkways. 'Cos if an anti tank gun won't do it, a bow and arrow will, right?



The half timbered barracks building.



Which has a nice cosy atmosphere, so the infantry use it as a pub.



Once a stable, now somewhere for the general to keep his car. And a peace cow. The troops will eat well tonight...



It's mostly a big pile of white bricks, but I did make an effort on certain details...



It's a fact that most of these castles were originally built very quickly, and when you visit them it's easy to see where the Normans rushed the job. Since they were so over-engineered most of them are still standing 900 years later.

Most of them were extensively messed with by the Victorians to turn them into private residences, but this is largely how it would originally have been. Apart from the guns, of course...





Night falls, but the CCCP never sleeps...





Comments

Nick Barrett
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Golden Knight
  January 14, 2014
Definitely a favourite Castle !>....well done
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  September 11, 2013
Nice use of off-white bricks!
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  August 7, 2013
Great work Nick, I agree with everyone else about the aged bricks, it looks wonderful.
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  August 4, 2013
sweet!!
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  August 4, 2013
Smileys for power!
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  August 4, 2013
Nice!
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  July 24, 2013
Cool to see this on the homepage...nicely done!
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  July 24, 2013
That does it, I want a castle.
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  July 22, 2013
Do not forget the guide... :) A castle built in a pure Roman (and efficient) style!! Excellent!! you forgot the porks and chickens to join the peaceful cow... lol
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  July 21, 2013
Square, solid and huge, just as a castle should be in order to intimidate attacking peasants. I like the working mechanisms and the cafe.
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  July 21, 2013
Awesome!
Nick Barrett
Keith Goldman
  July 16, 2013
You are specifications accurate general and a power-house! I would be shocked if you were not in the mix for the win in October. Good luck!
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  July 16, 2013
Fantastic use of aged white bricks!
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  July 16, 2013
Great build Nick. Those pesky Victorians, whatever did they do for us? I do love how you are managing to fit all these different themes into your Decisive Action mocs. You must be having great fun and it shows, I love all the quirky guns and such like. Alas I have no building time at the moment :( unless you count fitting a kitchen. One question - where is the key stone? ;)
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  July 16, 2013
It s a very great build!!!! I rate it 5 stars.
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  July 15, 2013
Quoting Nick This should make Moto Moto Stop Stop...
... Hammer Time! Wait, that's not how the rap goes. LOL! Cool castle (pub especially)!
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  July 15, 2013
Nice!
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  July 15, 2013
Wow. That´s a lot of (almost) white bricks! The patina looks alright for such an old castle. Nice!
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  July 15, 2013
Quoting JS Can Does this count as Classic Spastle?
Maybe if I'd built it blue and trans. yellow :-) Thanks JS
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  July 15, 2013
Quoting Gwain Hammerstad (P.S, why is one of the space helmets cracked in the middle? Is this a common thing? Since I saw something similar in the Lego movie trailer.)
Thanks Gwain. That's pretty common with 1980s space helmets after 30 years of play... I was quite pleased with the movie's attention to detail in this respect.
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  July 15, 2013
Does this count as Classic Spastle?
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  July 15, 2013
This is a cool castle! Also had fun reading it.
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  July 15, 2013
Nice moc! I like the mini town found within the castle and the colour combination. Your creation give me a 2nd thought to invest on used bricks.
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  July 15, 2013
Cool idea, a great reminder of the days of classic castle... fully brick built and everything! Nice one!
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  July 15, 2013
The spaceman's patio looks like a great place just to kick back.
Nick Barrett
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Dr. Monster
  July 14, 2013
Cool castle. I really like brickwork around the main gate and the thin windows. Another great addition to the CCCP.
Nick Barrett
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Emerald Knight
  July 14, 2013
This is so Good ! Before lego castle building gets out of hand, this little set of battlements is spot on !>.....well done
  July 14, 2013
I love this build! What you did with the gateway was especially cool. I am never ceased to be amazed by the stuff you make! Keep em' com in'!
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  July 14, 2013
Very nice! Great re-purposing of the original structure, every base needs a pub. That was when my ancestors crossed the channel, too, with old William T.C. Must have some great parties in those days, eh?!
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  July 14, 2013
I really hate it when the bricks do that. :( Anyways, great job! Looks like you don't have to worry about your country being attacked! 5/5 (P.S, why is one of the space helmets cracked in the middle? Is this a common thing? Since I saw something similar in the Lego movie trailer.)
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  July 14, 2013
Such a great castle! And actually, the yellowed white bricks are just perfect for this, it adds a lot to the character of the castle walls. Fantastic!
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  July 14, 2013
oh, on the collection I bought, there where only 1 maxifig, I ll try to find a piece to use it soon!
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  July 14, 2013
it s testament to your talent, that, each piece you create makes me want to build...lol, I have such a craving for a castle right now...ok, the death trap and gate mechanism made me drool, the pub surprised me, as the spacemen, lol, the defences where cool, and the way you did the openings for archers where great! as for the car, you did well, as it inspired nostalgia of the good old 4's, I love to mix cars with castles, super job Nick!!!
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  July 14, 2013
awesomeness! I like the stone!
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  July 14, 2013
Quoting Karol J Excellent! I like guns! I didn't know that you build castles ;)
Thanks Karol. I don't, normally. It seems like ages since I built a big car....
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  July 14, 2013
Excellent! I like guns! I didn't know that you build castles ;)
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  July 14, 2013
Quoting Ru Corder Wow! Those old white bricks give a surprising amount of texture. Really, really awesome.
Thanks Ru. A lot of them are 1960s, and therefore made of cellulose acetate (not ABS) and are slightly warped. It all helps :-)
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  July 14, 2013
Wow! Those old white bricks give a surprising amount of texture. Really, really awesome.
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  July 14, 2013
Quoting Tom Simon Your own Norman blood is boiling over and puffing you up with pride. I take it what you are prepared to pour down the murder hole is runoff grease from White Castle hamburgers? The details are quite fine, and historical accuracy is over rated, so don't sweat it. Besides, what's a few hundred kilometers between friends?
Runoff grease, huh ? Surely deadlier than the sulphuric acid I had in mind... I'll go with your idea :-) And yes, maybe my great (x 40) grandpa built one of these... either that or he was a Saxon whose bones are propping up the foundations...
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  July 14, 2013
Your own Norman blood is boiling over and puffing you up with pride. I take it what you are prepared to pour down the murder hole is runoff grease from White Castle hamburgers? The details are quite fine, and historical accuracy is over rated, so don't sweat it. Besides, what's a few hundred kilometers between friends?
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  July 14, 2013
Great job!
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  July 14, 2013
Awesome!
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  July 14, 2013
Lovely detail around the archway!
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  July 14, 2013
Great work!
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  July 14, 2013
Quoting Emerald Knight This is so Good ! Before lego castle building gets out of hand, this little set of battlements is spot on !>.....well done
Thanks Emerald. If only I had your knights.... and your castle, for that matter... :-)
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  July 14, 2013
Nice castle! And indeed, a humorous description :-)
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  July 14, 2013
Quoting Nick Pascale I do not know why but I have such a craving for hamburgers and want to be transported back in time when the waitresses brought out your order on roller skates!!! http://www.whitecastle.com/
I'd never heard of that! Thanks Nick.
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  July 14, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) This is Classic on soooo many levels! Great use of all your discolored white bricks too! :)
Thanks Topsy. It is nice not to have to fuss about condition :-)
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  July 14, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti Mmmmmm.....White castle bergers . Awesome castle is that a Mazda miata? :-)
Thanks Clayton. You're very close: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/322630
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  July 14, 2013
Mmmmmm.....White castle bergers . Awesome castle is that a Mazda miata? :-)
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  July 14, 2013
Very quaint for an impregnable fortress! Nice interior buildings, and funny write up. Poor white spaceman's helmet is broken, though. Maybe get some superglue for it?
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  July 14, 2013
This is Classic on soooo many levels! Great use of all your discolored white bricks too! :)
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  July 14, 2013
I do not know why but I have such a craving for hamburgers and want to be transported back in time when the waitresses brought out your order on roller skates!!! http://www.whitecastle.com/
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  July 14, 2013
I rather like the General's car! There was just too much going on for me to mention everything... So I just mentioned my favourite bit - the Pub!
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  July 14, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Haha, very cool! I love the pub ;)
Thanks for not noticing how b@d I am at 4-wides... :-)
  July 14, 2013
Peace cow burgers at a White Castle. Nice!
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  July 14, 2013
Haha, very cool! I love the pub ;)
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  July 14, 2013
Nice work on this!! looks absolutely stunning!!! I'm surprised you haven't built a spy car or something for this game, with weapons that can pop out, your next one perhaps? ;)
 
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