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Alternative mode for Lego Castles

Postby Thoriun » Sat May 07, 2011 4:13 pm

Hi ppl.

Does anyone know where i can find the building instrutions for the alternative modes that are on the regular building sets of the old castle lines, for example the alternative mode of Black Monarch Castle, or the Black Falcon Fortress

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Re: Alternative mode for Lego Castles

Postby dyntar » Sat May 07, 2011 4:30 pm

I don't think there were many sets that came with instructions for alternate builds. I know 6040 black smith shop came with instructions for 2 different builds and 6074 came with extra pieces to build the castle on the instruction booklet.. but I don't think that there are any instructions for the castles that appear on the back of the boxes.
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Re: Alternative mode for Lego Castles

Postby architect » Sat May 07, 2011 8:29 pm

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Re: Alternative mode for Lego Castles

Postby Vrio » Sun May 08, 2011 11:33 am

OMG!!! :o
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=245873
This one was one of my most loved castle structures in idea books!I wanted to make it so much but always was missing something and couldn't make it exactly the same! (this small 1x1 plate! wonder how i couldn't imagine it!). Also for holding the label you could use two of these parts:
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=2341
instead of these:
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=3665
So to be more stability/constant :wink:

Do you have any other alternative castle model instructions?? BTW great job! :)
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Re: Alternative mode for Lego Castles

Postby architect » Sun May 08, 2011 11:40 am

Vrio wrote:Do you have any other alternative castle model instructions?? BTW great job! :)


Thank you. Unfortunately the links above are all of the alternate model instructions that we have made to date.

Please also check out the following articles by Yaron Dori and I that feature built versions of official idea book models:

http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/arti ... ok250.html
http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/arti ... k250b.html
http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/arti ... k250c.html
http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/arti ... k250d.html
http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/arti ... ok260.html
http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/arti ... k260b.html

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Re: Alternative mode for Lego Castles

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Thu May 26, 2011 6:53 pm

On the inside of the box for the yellow castle (#6075), there's a nice little alternate castle tower with a bridge and a ramp leading up to the front doors. It's the one in the bottom, center of this image: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=234504. The back half of the tower is hinged so that the whole tower opens up as seen in this image: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=234503.

For years, I've had my little yellow castle in this configuration (plus a gate tower at the front of the bridge with a drawbridge instead of a ramp), but on reading your post, I decided to try and reproduce it with LDD. You can download the LDD file from this link: http://designbyme.lego.com/en-US/Gallery/default.aspx?parameters=2||16a0463f-7ccf-433a-a3a2-58ccddbf7f10.

I know LDD isn't the greatest, so instead of a yellow castle with grey floors, it's a grey castle with black floors. There are also numerous minor differences due to the bricks that were available in LDD. Notably, I used a bunch of these guys Image, when they hadn't been produced when yellow castle came out. Also the main doors are brickbuilt, and the very top of the turret is speculation, since it is not shown in the box photo. I've always suspected that this tower couldn't actually be built with only the bricks from 6075, but I'm not sure and am not going to try to find out.

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