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TT R3: Halhi141 vs Adam Brunsting: Foul Play
Bracket: Foot Combat
About this creation
For Round 3 of the 2014 Tourney

Category: The Rail
Guild: Average Gnomes
Opponent: Adam Brunsting and his entry.



It was time. The crowd had gathered around to view their favorite event of the Tourney, the foot combat!




Halbert fought the knight carefully, trying to avoid further aggravating the injuries he had received in the orc arena. Even despite his entry, the Crimson Knight was a tough opponent. At least this time he had a crowd he could trust, as well as noble Mythronian soldiers as guards, to ensure that no foul play occurred. With any luck, he wouldn't have any trouble surviving the battle. More than he could say last time, anyway...





Orc Woman: What a relief to escape that nasty village and get to some proper civilization. They even have nose polish here!

Skeleton Warrior (to Skeleton King): Let us battle to the death, once they are done, to see who should really be king!

Skeleton King: We're undead skeletons, we can't die.

Skeleton Warrior: Oh right, I forgot.





Moustached Man #1: Man, I'm having a bad hairday.

Midget: Hey fatty, at least you don't have to climb a rock to be able to see the event!

Moustached Man #2 (to midget): Wow, you're mighty young to have such facial hair...oh wait...




Housekeeper Woman: All this dust will be terrible for my hair!

Chicken Leg Guy: If 2 heads are better than one, what about 4? And what if they're legs instead? And what if the legs are chicken legs?...

Fez Guy: I think I know why you're so fat...

Destrian: Haha, what's that you're wearing on your head, a dunce cap?

Hippy Girl: Hey y'all! Make Lego, not war!...oh wait, you already did...






Meanwhile, inside the castle...




Reghof worked silently at the table, charting locations on the map. He had to do it in secret, that was important. Fortunately everyone was out watching the Tourney; a good moment to take advantage of.

But he was not the only one taking advantage of the time....



Footsteps. Reghof heard footsteps. He must hurry, yes, hurry. Quickly now, no time to waste.

More footsteps. Too close. He frantically tried to hide his work as the sound came closer.



And closer. The steps weren't the sound of the Mythronian guards; they were stealthier. He was in danger.





He hardly had time to react before a sword was at his throat.

"Let's get right to the point," the Outlaw whispered menacingly. "What do you know about a man named Darden?"


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Hopefully the second half of the story was a surprise! I purposely made the first half very silly and lighthearted to juxtapose the second half and add to the shock factor.

The overall build is one of my favorites and is 32X55, plus a one stud black border (thank PaB for all the black tiles!)

While it doesn't play a part in the story, this room might be my favorite part of the build. The table design, made using two brown window shutters (held together with a 1x2 tile), plus some clips and round bricks for legs, isn't too complex, but it's still pretty clever and I really like how it looks.




One thing I really tried to focus on in this build was architecture and detail, rather than just texture. I hope I succeeded with the detailed yet mostly untextured (as Mythronian castles aren't supposed to look worn down) interior here.




The cheese mosaic and rug were surprisingly difficult to do; as Gilbert noted, two cheese slopes is actually very slightly larger than 1x1 space, meaning that it's a tight fit!



Table and rug in the other room.




This chair is another one of my favorite details. It's a pretty interesting build, filled with clips, SNOT, and NPU! My favorite part is probably the back formed with a gold window piece.




The whole MOC again



Above view to show the overall layout.



Another picture of the whole build. Like I said earlier, I just love this build and it's definitely one of my best. Thanks goes to Brick for some advice on the wall height, adding that one extra brick of height really improved the overall look a lot, I think.




The rock; pretty tricky since it was a last minute-ish addition, plus it's a style of rockwork that I've only really tried once before. I really like how the round, smooth shape turned out, though.



Another of my favorite parts (and the first part I built) is the inset shields on the wall. I really like the look and color they add to the wall, and I also like the use of the door rail piece.

The architecture, filled with arches and slopes, on the wall is also notable, especially considering that it's my first time working with more interesting medieval architecture like this.




The flags here deserve a mention. Not only are they all above the corresponding shield, they also have varying lengths of flagpoles, yet they're at the same height. Much to my dismay, I learned while building this that there are 6L rods and 6.6L rods; I have 3 of the former and one of the latter. To make the height the same, I didn't push the flag on very far on the former and pushed it on all the way on the latter.




The tower was another part that I'm pretty satisfied with...



I also like the look of the arches. Simple yet effective.




One last shot of the guards.


For once I managed to use quite a few olive green cheese slopes in this moc. Can you guess how many I used?


Thanks for viewing!



Comments

 I like it 
  March 2, 2014
You really did a great job on the architecture and rock work!
 I like it 
  February 22, 2014
Problem solved.
 I like it 
  February 20, 2014
Well-deserving of a second like, Halhi. The size and detailing is awesome.
  February 20, 2014
You're still in the Tilt, Halhi. Send over somebody who's been eliminated already, and they might get into the Knights :)
 I made it 
  February 17, 2014
Quoting bombin ben You know, the outlaw reminds me of Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride. Great build!!
ˇQue coincidencia!
 I like it 
  February 15, 2014
great castle, courtyard, and minifigs...well done!
 I like it 
  February 14, 2014
dude, this is great! you are so good now!
 I like it 
  February 13, 2014
What an excellent build!
  February 12, 2014
Congratulations! As you are probably aware, you have made your way to The Tilt! Expect the categories late Thursday night.
 I like it 
  February 12, 2014
I really like both of your entries, yours is a bit better though. Good luck in the next round, I vote for you.
 I like it 
  February 12, 2014
Congrats!
 I like it 
  February 11, 2014
You know, the outlaw reminds me of Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride. Great build!!
 I like it 
  February 11, 2014
I like the everything!
  February 11, 2014
Congrats on advancing Halhi!
 I made it 
  February 11, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman Fantastic work, Halhi! The amount of detail you packed into this won you my vote!
Thanks Graham! :D
 I like it 
  February 11, 2014
Fantastic work, Halhi! The amount of detail you packed into this won you my vote!
 I made it 
  February 11, 2014
Quoting David FNJ Both of you put up an impressive build this round! Unfortunately I have to choose one. I like the great bunch of details and decorations here! So in the end, you have my vote! I like the SNOT M embedded into the wall, as well as the rugs that are half a plate above the floor level. The shields in the wall were also nice. The bits of dark grey on the outside walls added just enough wear I think. Overall great work! This was pretty close, but for me it came down to the details and techniques for the walls. Your walls are arguably more interesting than your opponents who used traditional stacking on flat walls, while yours had indentations and other things (like shields and arches) to make up the wall. Good luck with the other judges.
Thanks FNJ! I'm glad my focus on architecture paid off!
 I made it 
  February 11, 2014
Quoting Reynolds . The castle wall and landscape is looking great! I like especially the inside how you did the rug and the picture frame, overall great work!
Thanks Reynolds!
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  February 11, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein Great work on the architecture and landscaping; I love that boulder! And yes, those are some fantastic chairs and tables inside; excellent piece usage! But...those square 1x1 tiles as pebbles again...
Thanks! I actually like the 1x1 tiles; not all small rocks are round; especially in some regions, square flat rocks are pretty common...
 I like it 
  February 11, 2014
Great work on the architecture and landscaping; I love that boulder! And yes, those are some fantastic chairs and tables inside; excellent piece usage! But...those square 1x1 tiles as pebbles again...
 I like it 
  February 11, 2014
Both of you put up an impressive build this round! Unfortunately I have to choose one. I like the great bunch of details and decorations here! So in the end, you have my vote! I like the SNOT M embedded into the wall, as well as the rugs that are half a plate above the floor level. The shields in the wall were also nice. The bits of dark grey on the outside walls added just enough wear I think. Overall great work! This was pretty close, but for me it came down to the details and techniques for the walls. Your walls are arguably more interesting than your opponents who used traditional stacking on flat walls, while yours had indentations and other things (like shields and arches) to make up the wall. Good luck with the other judges.
 I like it 
  February 11, 2014
The castle wall and landscape is looking great! I like especially the inside how you did the rug and the picture frame, overall great work!
 I made it 
  February 10, 2014
Quoting Jacob Pennington Wonderful work! The textures are top notch! 5/5 :)
Thanks Jacob!
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  February 10, 2014
Quoting Armon Russ This is most definitely one of your best builds to date. I also like the rooms in back with your cheese rugs and all. The chair and table are quite nice, too. ;) I just can't stop examining all the slopes and arches on your castle walls. Excellent details. The tower is a nice addition as well. Though the ground outside seems a bit plain with all that dark tan, it's still good. Love that smooth rock. Nice work, and have fun in the Tourney.
Thanks Armon! This build was my first experiment with some interesting architecture rather than just textured, straight walls; I'm glad you like it. I agree about the dark tan, I really wanted to add something but I just ran out of time. Thanks again for a great comment!
 I made it 
  February 10, 2014
Quoting Mark McPeek Very impressive! Good luck!
Thanks Mark!
 I made it 
  February 10, 2014
Quoting Justin M Wow! Excellent work man! Good luck! :)
Thanks Justin!
 I made it 
  February 10, 2014
Quoting Stephen Boe I've counted 74 olive cheese slopes.
ˇCorrecto!
  February 10, 2014
I've counted 74 olive cheese slopes.
 I like it 
  February 10, 2014
Wonderful work! The textures are top notch! 5/5 :)
 I like it 
  February 10, 2014
This is most definitely one of your best builds to date. I also like the rooms in back with your cheese rugs and all. The chair and table are quite nice, too. ;) I just can't stop examining all the slopes and arches on your castle walls. Excellent details. The tower is a nice addition as well. Though the ground outside seems a bit plain with all that dark tan, it's still good. Love that smooth rock. Nice work, and have fun in the Tourney.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Very impressive! Good luck!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Wow! Excellent work man! Good luck! :)
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode Hahaha, I just noticed the orc woman . . .
Finally found a way to use Squidward's head. Now I just need to use those of Spongebob and Patrick...
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting ~ Brick 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100?
Nope :P
  February 9, 2014
Hahaha, I just noticed the orc woman . . .
  February 9, 2014
77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100?
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting ~ Brick Random cheese slope guess number thingy that's name is ridiculously too long: 76
Not quite, but close!
  February 9, 2014
Random cheese slope guess number thingy that's name is ridiculously too long: 76
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode Absolutely stellar work! Great textures everywhere, and fantastic architecture (as I have said). Well done and good luck!
Thanks Alex, you too!
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Ian ..... Great job!
Thanks
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Lindel Baskin Incredible work, Halhi! The architecture is top-notch, and the overall look of the whole build is fantastic. I love the cheese mosaics and rugs on the interior as well.
Thanks Lindel! I'm glad you like the architecture, that kind of repitition techniques isn't really something I'm used to, now that I think about it it's probably more similar to my sci-fi style. Those mosaics were a pain though, at least I got to use olive cheese. By the way.... No guesses so far? Do you people not read my write-ups, or do you just not want to try counting that high? :P
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting A M Dat boulder though.... great work, Halhi! The size of this is quite impressive.
Thanks Alex. I've really tried to focus on making larger MOCs lately, to focus on seeing how far my collection can go (this, and my previous entry, are about the largest...); it's really neat to see a build this big in real life. If only I could capture that better in photos...
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Andrew the Jedi Ninja Very nice work!
Thanks Andrew!
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Stephen Boe ˇEste es muy bueno! Me gusta la roca en la tierra, también me gusta la arquitectura en la castillo. ˇOtra vez, este es muy muy bueno!
ˇGracias! ˇMe gustó mucho la arquirectura también! Fue un creatión muy divertido.
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting ~ Brick Amazing work man! Not else to say, just amazing!
Thanks Brick!
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting X ~ That's great! Love the detail you put into this. Nice job and good luck! :)
Thanks!
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting --R.K. Blast-- Nice work. A lovely scene. --Blast--
Thanks Blast!
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Mr.Falcon Punch Very nice. When you said you were making a castle, I thought you meant full out, but this is still good.
Thanks! Yeah, I wanted to make a full one, or at least a half one, but alas, I ran out of pieces. (plus, I forgot to mention that most of this was built in two days, plus whatever spare time over the week, due to band stuff)
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting Jozsef Venczel Wow! Great Job, again!!!
Thanks Jozsef!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Absolutely stellar work! Great textures everywhere, and fantastic architecture (as I have said). Well done and good luck!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Great job!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Incredible work, Halhi! The architecture is top-notch, and the overall look of the whole build is fantastic. I love the cheese mosaics and rugs on the interior as well.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Dat boulder though.... great work, Halhi! The size of this is quite impressive.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Very nice work!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
ˇEste es muy bueno! Me gusta la roca en la tierra, también me gusta la arquitectura en la castillo. ˇOtra vez, este es muy muy bueno!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Amazing work man! Not else to say, just amazing!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
That's great! Love the detail you put into this. Nice job and good luck! :)
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Nice work. A lovely scene. --Blast--
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Very nice. When you said you were making a castle, I thought you meant full out, but this is still good.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Wow! Great Job, again!!!
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga Nice work on the architecture! Overall, the different heights are well integrated, but there are several places where the heights look off. I've found that a stud's height is equal to half of a plate, as long as you can cover up the gap it leaves.
Thanks! Are you talking about the height of the rugs? If so, the differing heights were intentional, to make it look like the rugs are on top of the ground.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Nice work on the architecture! Overall, the different heights are well integrated, but there are several places where the heights look off. I've found that a stud's height is equal to half of a plate, as long as you can cover up the gap it leaves.
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting David . Awesome! I'll just say awesome because that's what it is. Deal with the cliche. :P
Thanks. Okay then :P
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Mr. Cab Awesome build. This is really lovely!
Thanks!
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  February 9, 2014
Quoting Adam Brunsting It's going to be close!
Good luck!
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting Toa Infernum Nice! I love the story, I'll make LEGO, not war. ;). Nice furniture! I really love the dark blue and olive rug, I don't like the other as much (because of the brown cheese slopes that stick above the other brown). Nice build! Good luck, my fellow gnome! :)
Thanks Infy! Yeah, I agree, but I couldn't find a way to make one of the slopes raised by half a plate (to make it look like the rug is on top of the ground rather than part of it) while the one next to it isn't. Maybe I should have just kept the whole thing at ground level...
 I made it 
  February 9, 2014
Quoting Chi Warrior Amazing entry! The castle looks awesome!
Thanks! I think my focus on architecture probably helped...
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Awesome! I'll just say awesome because that's what it is. Deal with the cliche. :P
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Awesome build. This is really lovely!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
It's going to be close!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Nice! I love the story, I'll make LEGO, not war. ;). Nice furniture! I really love the dark blue and olive rug, I don't like the other as much (because of the brown cheese slopes that stick above the other brown). Nice build! Good luck, my fellow gnome! :)
 I like it 
  February 9, 2014
Amazing entry! The castle looks awesome!
 
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