Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Castle Barracks

Name of Model: Barracks of the Order of the Rampant Lion and Home of the Grand Master
Created by: DARKspawn
Found at: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=224040
This snazzy little building is a barracks for a castle's knights. Nothing particularly out-of-the-ordinary here, but there is some nice plate work for architectural details. Note the outside staircase and the lines on the side of the building. The use of shields and studs-out 1x1 bricks on the walls is great too. Like many great castle buildings, this one features hinges so that it can be opened in the middle. That feature was originally used in the 80s for easy play with official LEGO models, but now it's generally used as way to show off clever interior work and slice-of-life minifig action. The kitchen, in particular, does that here with pots, pans, cups, and other kitchen-themed LEGO parts. The side balcony features some nice angle work with its slopes and windows. There's a little bit of sculpting in the front to add sand effect to the "grassy" green baseplate as well. Check out the way that a ladder was used on it's side as a fence door for the horse!

I don't think any cheating was used, but don't ask me what part that is in these windows

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