My entry for the final round of the 2013 Builder Triathalon. The theme was Empire so I thought I'd get inspiration from Star Wars.
The MOC shows the sort of little empire that kids build for themselves when they play. The tree looks a little like the Death Star (with flower powered planet destroying laser on the top!) and it's filled with children playing Star Wars.
Down by the river bank sits young Luke, dreaming of bigger things while he happily fishes. Little does he know that the evil empire is looming overhead.
A stormtrooper fends off an attack by a rebel pilot. His trusty water pistol soon sees off the rebel scum.
I really enjoyed making this little scene. It's the first time if tried leaf weaving and my first proper attempt at nature. It's a lot harder than people like Derfel Cadarn and Mark of Falworth make it look! I hope you enjoy it.