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Caleb's 4 x 4 Contest, Round 2: Heroic Delivery Man
Thank goodness for small builds! This contest is great.
About this creation
You may recognize the theme here: the horseshoe nail illustration. In this classic example of the snowball effect, a farrier botches up a single nail while shoeing a horse. As a result, the nail is lost. This is followed by the shoe, the horse and, alas, both the messenger and his message. Because the message is lost, a battle is lost, the king is lost and, finally, the kingdom is lost. Everyone dies because of one darn little nail...
Anyway, I chose to celebrate this proverbial messenger in my round two entry and, even though he or she failed in her or his mission, I still see him or her as a hero.

It was dangerous to take the cliff road at speed in the best of conditions, let alone on this dark and stormy night, yet Errol was a good rider and his cause was worth the risk. He and his horse, Umbra, were a perfect team. Neither of them suspected that Umbra would soon throw a shoe, let alone the catastrophic effects that would follow...

The partners fell with a terrible screaming from man and beast. Errol remained conscious when he struck the icy waves, and struggled to hold his all-important message above the seething brine. Sadly, his efforts were in vain, and it was not until his waterlogged body washed ashore a month later that the people realized how close they had been to salvation...

Deprived of his message, King Cedric and his war ministers decided to take the field against Leo's invaders, unaware that there was a traitor in their midsts...

Knights, king and soldiers fell in a terrible rout, depriving Taurland of the adamantine barrier that had protected it for so long against the Lion's ravages. Leo's men marched across the land, burning villages, slaughtering peasants and sowing the land with salt. The lush, peaceful country of Taurland became a desert, inhabited only by ghosts, and in time the conquerors fell to fighting amongst themselves.

So it was that, because of one tragic nail, time ran out for both civilizations and millions fell into the iron grasp of the master of all people, Death.




























Enjoy the pictures. I never used the same scale twice in this story tower, progressing from macroscale to microscale to minifig-scale to... er... uncertain scale to midiscale. Note the gauntlet with the hourglass in the end, symbolizing the end of all things and the chaos theory in general. Well, that's it... Cheers, and I hope to see you in Round 3!



Comments

 I made it 
  January 6, 2014
Quoting Mister Lego ~ Sorry to bug you here, but could you invite me back to the soniar group?
No, sorry. I just deleted it, partly because it never existed in the first place and partly because it could be incriminating evidence if anyone worked out what it never was.
  January 6, 2014
Sorry to bug you here, but could you invite me back to the soniar group?
 I like it 
  November 20, 2013
Pretty impressive. :)
 I like it 
  November 7, 2013
Great details to this story-build. Nicely done!
 I like it 
  November 7, 2013
Really nice tower! I Especially like the claw with the hour glass at the end. And what is the pillar at the top? Is that decoration?
 I made it 
  November 6, 2013
Quoting Caleb of Enalica I am a bit confused about the bottom layer, can you explain what it is? I read the things, and it looks like a hand, but what is the blue thing in the middle?
Quoting Myself Note the gauntlet with the hourglass...
I noticed that two jewels held end-to-end have an hourglass shape, and because I had the hand sitting around and the unused hourglass idea, I decided to throw them together. Maybe it wasn't the best move I've made, but I kind of like it.
 I like it 
  November 6, 2013
I am a bit confused about the bottom layer, can you explain what it is? I read the things, and it looks like a hand, but what is the blue thing in the middle?
 I like it 
  November 6, 2013
Nice! But I think more than one level is minifig scale. The one with the crown and helmet is too, isn't it? :P. Anyway, great work!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2013
Definitely my favorite entry of the round, the techniques and detail are fantastic.
 
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