Brickvention 2015 build, another collab with Eli :D
About this creation
The Coastal city of Millstone has lived peacefully for generations. In more recent times the city's Jarl has befriended a wizard by the name of Arakoth, a wizard who specialised in the study of Alchemy. The city's Jarl asked Arakoth to move into a tower close to his Keep and continue his research for the good of the cities people.
Arakoth had heard tell of an ancient ruin that had been unearthed close to the city, he set off hoping to find secrets inside the ruins that could lead to exciting new scientific possibilities. After searching the cave he came across an Altar, and on this grand Altar sat a yellow glowing crystal. Arakoth picked up the crystal and a strong yellow glow emitted from it's core and then faded. Puzzled he took it home for research.
Years passed and Arakoth learnt nothing from the crystal, it continued to glow every so often, but he could learn nothing from it. Years passed and he continued his research elsewhere, but one day the crystal exploded open and revealed a baby dragon. It was then Arakoth learnt that this was no crystal, but a dragons egg. Arakoth picked up the dragon and raced down to the lower levels of his tower where he imprisoned the dragon and began harsh experiments on it. He was too excited about all the new scientific information he would learn to care about the beasts well-being. Years passed and the experiments got harsher, but Arakoth was learning so much, he didn't even think of the pain he was causing the beast. Time passed and the dragon aged, it slowly grew bigger and bigger until the cell was too small for it. More harsh experiments occurred and finally the dragons anger had built up too much. With a powerful roar the dragon broke free of it's cell and escaped the wizards tower. Within seconds the city was in flames, the dragon needed to take it's revenge. Arakoth stepped out onto his balcony to see the dragon's path of destruction, he now realised what he had done and collapsed to his knees, he was responsible...
The overall MOC
As with every year the MOC is a collaboration, half is built by myself and the other by Eli.
I live in Perth and Eli in New South Whales, the convention is in Melbourne.
How do you get it over there? Good question :P
Anyway, Eli's house with some fire.
Overlooking the water.
The Dragon's managed to land on top of the tower the men were building, so rude.
The display card for the convention and Eli's tower.
The wizard's tower, how's it held up? Magic!
Dragon's don't saw rawr, they say meow.
Eli's house and village on fire.
Most of Eli's side, Dragon's these days burning everything!
Another shot of the tower with some rockwork :D
The bae or the bay?
Behind the Wizard's tower, is that a mermaid?
The MOC had 4 story panels that told a condensed version of the story above
Thanks to Insidethebrick for the printed 1x8 bricks.
Oh and big thanks to Instant Noodles for the edit on the main picture :D
Aquaman will save the day don't worry!
City's on fire.
Overview of the MOC, this is it at Brickvention, the first and only time the MOC was together.
The MOC was on display for 4 days during Brickvention and that was it.
If you wanna see it again, too late! But do come next year and see our next collab!
We do one every year.
The convention is in Melbourne Australia every year on the 17-18th of Jan
I meet a couple fans there, which was awesome to see, drop a comment if you reconsigned me there.
Meet some other amazing MOCists at Brickvention too, such a great convention.
Are you actually reading this? Let me know if you are...
At least he caught something!
Washed up seaweed and crabs and shells.
Base of the tower.
My rockwork and path leading up to the tower.
More SNOT rockwork.
Yes that's how the rock's are connected my own SNOT!
Why is that disgusting? It's just SNOT, all the cool MOCist's are doing it, just thought I'd join in...
Now you're saying I'm not cool? Mean.
Is that? The Dragonborn? Will he save the day?
Or will Aquaman be the hero today?
Dragon, built this in a day with the help of my IRL friend Legobodgers.
Legobodgers is his actual name, says so on his birth certificate.
Oh really? Come on you have to believe that!
Hey look at that, the workers are eating healthy, good on them!
Come to Brickvention next year if you can, book early though, tickets sell fast!
No award this year of the MOC, but hey I only displayed to have fun, which I did!
Back of the MOC
These are the story panels by the way
Everyone who came on the public days loved the water.
That and the Dragon, although they all thought it was Smaug...
How much money did I spend there? HAHAHA ... It's lovely this time of year you know!
I'm not changing the subject, no seriously look outside!
*sigh* fine ... a lot
I'm not giving you an actual figure, too scary to think about :P
It's not Smaug or the Hobbit despite what thousands of kids thought.
My mistake to build this right when the last Hobbit movie comes out I guess :P
Thanks again to Instant Noodles and Forgotten Days for the edits by the way!
Head over to my Flickr, soon I'll be posting pictures of the other MOC's on display this year.
What are we displaying next year?
Another collab! Fantasy this time, so a lot less medieval.
You want more hints!? Well you'll need to be patient Padawan! Can I reference Star War's in a Castle post?
We had a can you find this year again, not sure if you can see them all in the pictures though...
So yeah, hope you enjoyed, oh also, I also brought these MOC's with me this year. People loved them :D
Eli brought some too.
Fourth Wall Commentary:
Bam!! Another Brickvention. This one was probably the best yet. Lots of fun, lots of laughs and a lot of very high quality MOC's. Overall really happy with this years MOC, the public loved it and so did everyone else displaying. I got lots of great loot and have already built a new MOC using some of those pieces. I might wait a week or so before posting that though just to give some space between posts. Anyway yeah, hope you liked it :)
Wonderful! You see so many castle/medieval builds these days that they all seem to blend together and, (sadly), hardly get my attention anymore, but this really grabbed me. The overall composition is nothing short of brilliant. I love the tudor house and that rock work is stunning. The dragon reeking havoc in town is a wonderful touch. The technique that impressed me is the water. I like how you worked out the shapes to make it look like the water is rolling into shore. Genius! Really great work.
I'm really jealous of how good your SNOTed rock work is, but these medieval Mocs get better each time you build them. The landscaping is great as usual, and the castle towers are really well done. SMAUG! The dragon is fantastic, never could manage to build a brick built one.
Nice collab, i love the beach / shore lines, and the flaming village is awesome aswell, and gotta love that rock work, the one i specialy liked was that little rock formation infront of the wizard tower.
And i will let you know, i read everything.
I do like the fact you just kept on blabbering hehe. and theres atleast 3 pictures of every CM2 , but i also do that myself.
Great collab, its a shame it only lasted 4 days =)
Wow, holy toledo. What an epic MOC; this is seriously legitimately cool stuff here. I love the clever usage of the helmet as part of the burning foliage and the white snakes as the chimney smoke. Wonderful work; you guys really nailed this one. 5/5! :-)
OF COURSE there are far more compliments I could pay this MOC, but you know what's immediately BRILLIANTly done here? - that WATER technique. Graduated illusion of depth as coastal topography suggests dropaway? Just genius. And that's just ONE point to comment upon. Wow.
Wow, amazing job both of you! Superb detailing, and the landscaping all flows so well! Yes, I read (and was entertained by) the text throughout the post. Haha about everyone thinking it was the hobbit and that the dragon was Smaug. Lots of people thought Andrew's and my creation was Star Wars XD Anyway, fabulous job, and conventions are always a blast!