This is my great keep. It is loosely based on the Norman great keeps of Britain. It is a seven storey structure with corner turrets and a raised defensible entrance. The keep is built to William Howard's castle wall standard for compatability at displays and has done so at Piece By Piece South Hants '05 (at Petersfield in April). I have also displayed it (standing alone) at the Brickish Association Christmas Party at LLW (December), the Merrist Wood College show (May) and Yateley Fest (July).
I built the keep in November 2004 using almost all of my light grey parts as well as buying a few more specifically for it. The design was based on the utilisation of castle wall panels for the primary covering of the exterior. A brick base storey was used to give the structure strength. I first built it as an empty shell with roof. Then I rebuilt it so that the front hinged open; and then I rebuilt it with internal structuring. A total of over 3,500 parts were used in the building of the Keep which made it rather heavy. In April I added the seventh storey to it when I found I had enough light grey spare again. It was demolished in mid July.
The Keep at Petersfield. Here it was part of a great castle formed of modular sections built by myself, James Stacey and William Howard. (I can't remember who took this picture; if they would let me know I'll put their name here, thanks.)