Long ago this pitiful cave was a beautiful dwarven city. At their disposal were many minerals and metals - all a dwarf needs to prosper. For many years their civilization flourished, but over time they grew soft, they had forgotten how to fight an defend themselves. Their leadership became corrupt, and when the ferocious orc rabble turned up, they didn't stand a chance.
After decades of poor orcish maintenance, this once beautiful underground complex has turned to ruins. The orcs still reside here of course, as they are not picky when it comes to their living conditions - but the local Nords are. For years the Orcs have terrorized helpless farmers and peasants, going as far as to set whole villages alight. At last the Nords have had enough of losing their innocent civilians, crops and cattle. They don't have a large army, but their warriors are strong and fierce, so it doesn't take them long to charge through the cavern and rid the land of the orcish stench once and for all!
This is what I've been building in the last two weeks since CBS2013. The inspiration came from the game Skyrim - originally I was going to build Markarth, mainly due to the concept of water flowing down a mountain through both man-made and natural structures. I decided not to build a replica from skyrim because of the limitations, but instead built this.
I'm quite pleased with this build, hope you enjoyed!
Brilliant stuff, I love the waterfall spilling through that grate and all the ingenious crevices, passageways, and the like. The rockwork is epic, too! Great sense of action and all-around an excellent build!
Quoting LWC guy I do agree that the waterfall is a bit substandard. I was going to add some 1x2's to the edges to make it look a bit more irregular, but I used all of my trans 1x2 bricks on the lower waterfall. Thanks guys!
That's when you use Bricklink! ;)
Great MOC here by the way, I love the rockwork.
Truly amazing LWC! I do believe that this is your best MOC, it has been a pleasure watching you improve over the last year and a quarter! Now a bit of criticism; the main water fall is too square, it needs to be broken up. But everything else looks awesome (I really like the rock work :D) --John
I like it
August 6, 2013
Great MOC! The water pouring through the grate is excellent, and the skeleton with swords poking out of him looks way cool.
I do agree that the waterfall is a bit substandard. I was going to add some 1x2's to the edges to make it look a bit more irregular, but I used all of my trans 1x2 bricks on the lower waterfall. Thanks guys!
Oh wow! Well this is certainly different from anything else I've seen before. Not just the usual bog-standard castle/fantasy scene. I love the rockwork around the tops and that wall at the back is very interesting. Oh, I like the central island section and the wooden walkways too. Great job on this! Nice to see something a little different for a change.
Wow, excellent work on this LWC! Nice angle in that far corner wall. You've achieved a convincing water pattern too. The only thing that I'm not sure if I like is the waterfall. Aside from that, well done all the way around!
The rocks and walls look great, of course, but the water is disappointing compared to the rest of it. The waterfall is too plain and unrealistic, and the water below is too messy and flat. It would look better if the colors were more organized down there. I also don't like that the water is connected, if you use 1x1 round plates, it shows the gaps between the plates, so with round plates loose water would look better.
WOW this is great! love how you made some of the rocks on this thing, and bridges were great!
I don`t really know much about skyrim, but all my friends at school are gamers so they will probably like this. Although i would have made the water fall with a few 1x2x2/3 slopes to give it a bit more texture, but that`s just a personal preference. But yeah, keep up the good work.