This years annual Collaborative building project with E.B. and myself. Built and Displayed for the Melbourne Lego Convention, Brickvention 2018
About this creation
The Kingdom of Rhorevia is at peace once again, the various Kingdoms are united after the 'High King's Accords' were signed by many across the Realm... However the Golbin and Orc armies united under the Shadow Triad have returned staging daring protests and attacks, every day their power grows, threatening to return to what it once was prior to the Destruction of Bahnhof. The High King fears that the treaty may not be enough to stop the mystical power of the Shadow Triad! To ensure the safety of the Kingdom, he tasks the Wizard Arakoth to use his knowledge of the mystic arts to find something that can end The Shadow Triad before it's power destroys the Kingdom.
After weeks of research, Arakoth finds a map to Volsung Hall, the ruined and abandoned city of an ancient people who died off centuries ago. The catacombs had never been explored, perhaps they held treasures or secrets that could fulfil the Kings wishes? Arakoth gathered the best mages, Adventures, and mercenaries in all the Realm and together this band of Adventurers set out to Volsung Hall... However so did the Orc and Goblin Armies.
Upon entering, the Band of Adventures were attacked by Draugr, undead warriors of the fallen Civilization that once lived in Volsung's underground Halls. The Adventures were separated by the Draugr's unrelenting attacks, but this worked in Arakoth's favour. Arakoth entered a large room and before him stood a bright glowing egg, papers and books nearby explained that this was a Dragon end. The Egg was placed below in the deepest chambers of Volsung so that none would find it. A keen spirited Warrior leapt forth to snatch the egg only to be turned into an undead warrior. It seemed the Egg had some sort of curse of the undead laid upon it to prevent it from hatching, or to prevent it from leaving Volsung Hall.
Arakoth knew much about the Mystic Arts, he searched the chamber for some kind of counter-spell of counter-measure to lift the curse from the egg. A bright Blue glowing crystal caught Arakoth's attention, could this be the way to lift the curse? As Arakoth's fingers began to grasp the crystal, a roar echoed through out the cavern. Arakoth's eyes widened in fear, a crimson Red Dragon stood before him, towering over him, it's eyes narrowed ready to attack!
Will Arakoth and the Band of Adventures find a way to take the Dragon egg? Will they survive the Mother's attack? Will they make it out in one piece? Only time will tell...
Here's the whole diorama as it was at Brickvention!
Another view, the inside is semi hollow, but does have a lot of structure stuff to support the size of the MOC
And another angle :)
This top part is mainly showing off Eli's top half
And this bottom half mainly shows off my half :)
Momma Dragon getting ready to law down the law on the intruders
Inside the main chamber of Volsung Hall with the Dragon Egg
I'm throwing in a few of the teaser photos I posted on Instagram a few weeks ago in the lead up, just cause they show things off very well :)
Had these fancy boarders on the ends of the MOC, I figured they were an extension of the underground temple stuff and also doubled as a nice way to round off the base of the MOC
The sort of bridge area and walkway to the main chamber that's crumbled at the end over the years
Arakoth getting ready to release the curse from the Dragon Egg
This was meant to be a sort of underground pool at the base of the cavern
Everyone needs a break at conventions, and nothing improves a break more then Sergeant Fuzz-boots
The crumbling bridge and a Draugr at the end
Up onto Eli's side, the Draugr are alive!
The Catacombs and walls of the Dead slowly awaken as their long sleep it disturbed
A Draugr Deathlord defends the Dragon Egg
The Band of Brothers powerful Mage is ready to help ... But can he defeat a Dragon?
The Band of Brother descend lower into the cave on old wooden supports
Oh yeah here is the Trophy we won :) Also the statues inside these I imagine depicted the History of Volsung... a history I am yet to write :P
A Draugr gets ready to attack!
Arakoth gets ready to grab the Crystal!
Poor Dave, he died long ago but his moustache lives on!
Fun fact this is the mother to the Dragon in an older MOC we built for Brickvention in the past (Don't Keep a Dragon In Your Dungeon) Be sure to check it out to see what the Dragon Egg will later hatch into!
Swinging Down to treasure!
The Orc's of the Shadow Triad are finding secrets and treasures of their own!
More of the Shadow Triad's Goblins finding treasure and unlocking the secrets of Volsung Hall
The Draugr awake and attack!
Eli put in some sweet dynamic lighting in here, looks great right!
The totally not Iron/Minecraft ores are visible on the outside of the MOC
The main Sarcophagus with Draugr ready to strike... and yes we were totally inspired by Skyrim
The glowing flames are glowing with the official Lego Power Function lights, which btw were on for 3 days straight
An underground Library
Which also was nicely lit
Is that Dovahkiin?
More of Eli's Side
The Surface of Eli's side with some sick waterfalls
A Bear Grabs a tasty treat
Got to use that sick new Beehive piece
One Adventurer slept through the raid on Volsung and stayed behind
A cool look at Eli's sick but expensive Tree Design
Sleeping Mcgee ain't getting paid for this job!
Some ruins from the old civilization
The Entrance that leads to Volsung Hall
An Orc Hunter notices the Adventurer's Camp
Another Awesome Waterfall
Another look at those cool trees
Lots of cool detail in the camp, nice work Eli!
Ohh man this photo would make a nice iphone background haha
A nice nature shot
The Underground Main Hall
Awesome low angle shot of the main chamber, you can see some of the lights we added to brighten up the chamber a bit
Another look at the Chamber with the Dragon Egg and some Adventures readying for battle
Cool Statue of someone important from the old civilization that once lived here
Sweet Dynamic shot of my side
Awesome shot of Eli's awesome landscape
And another cool shot
Battle cry... RAWWWWWGGG!!!
And that's all folks!
So Eli got the Trophy this year, and I got the set we got :D
Fourth Wall Commentary:
So this Build marks the 6th year Eli and I have displayed together at Brickvention. Every year we both build one half of a diorama. Together we then place our two sides together and the final model comes together for 4 days only at the convention... Sounds tough right? Well add the additional factor of both of us living on opposite sides of Australia (I'm in Perth, Eli is in Brisbane) and we have to fly our MOC down to Melbourne to set up and display. This year we added the challenge of placing Eli's sides on top rather then next to mine, another fun challenge. Lots of hard work and planning go into these annual collaborative builds, and I speak for both of us when I say we've very proud with the end result this year.
I meet and caught up with so many talented and kind hearted people at Brickvention 2018 this year and it was honestly one of the best years yet! We were lucky enough to win the commendation prize as pictured above, couldn't have done it without Eli!
Also new stuff that'll be here soon:
- A few more Bionicle MOC's
- My Avengers Battle of New York Diorama
- A Daredevil MOC
- Some Star Wars Vigs
- A new Marvel Vig
- Heaps more Bionicle Inspiration Series Episodes on Youtube!
This is ABSOLUTELY the BEST thing I have seen on MOC. The scale is MASSIVE and the detail put into it is breathtaking! Hands-down, This is just AMAZING! and no, my caps lock key is NOT broken. The MOC is just THAT awesome!
Hi Ben, I as usual took a deep look in the details, yes very rich and some of them really work at such scale.This scale is exactly what I like to use in my things. But this is much better quality. You are lucky you found such a companion even if so far away. I make collaboration but not like this. Great work!
Boy, some of these techniques only work at this mega-scale... Nicely done here, Ben and Eli! A very impressive build, to be sure. I love all of the architectural elements and that rock face by the dragon, looks quite cool. I could go on, but don't really feel like writing a comment the length of a college essay, just know that this build is inspiring... God bless and keep it up! ~Promar~
Well worth the wait my friend! A whole lot of incredible stuff here, from the both of you! Honestly, I reckon my two favourite parts are the waterfalls and adventurers camp on top, and the stone walkways and hidden treasures below. Just awesome mate, well done to the both of you!
Although i'm not familiar with the story and I haven't built a nice system moc since i was about 12, I am always thrilled to see another system moc from you! I really like the extravagant detail you to put into this work of art such as the sand green highlights on the bridge and the texturing of the rock walls.