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Sandyman's Watermill

Postby TheLordOfBricks » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:28 pm

Hello! Over the past two and a half months, I have been building this scene from LOTR in Hobbiton showing Sandyman's Watermill, The Brandywine Bridge, and the Brandywine River.

It is irregular on one of the sides, it ends up to roughly be around 70 x 70 studs, and is my third largest build! As I have said before, this took me two and a half months of on and off building. Overall, I think I worked on it for around 75 hours...

Anyways, now for the exciting part:

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The bridge definitely took the longest to complete, and it was what I started the build doing. The arches took me a couple tries to find, but I ended up doing the illegal technique with headlight bricks connecting front to back to create a gentle curve that worked great here IMO. After figuring out the arches, I began looking at a couple different stonework techniques by great builders all over, I still couldn't find one that fit the look of the inspiration picture I was looking at, so I decided I would make up my own technique, as you can see it is just simple SNOTed tiles with gaps to give it a little dimension. Next I started to build the watermill itself and continued the same stonework style with it. I used the generic tudor style for the build, and put a straw roof on top, which proved quite difficult because of the angles. Next it was on to landscape, where I did your average landscaping, and then covered it with plant leaves like my previous Hobbiton build. Then on to the water, which is trans. clear over different shades of blue.

I will be competing in the CCC this year, so expect some builds coming in a little quicker than usual. :)

For the WIP journey, and a few more pictures click here: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/442699 Please drop a like and a comment!

C&C Appreciated!

I hope you enjoyed!

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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby josdu » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:24 pm

That's your most impressive MCO yet! I'd say that's a feat :wink: . The bridge is downright lovely, and the rest is cool, great expansive water. The angles all over are ace. Well done sir! One small critique (which could make do as praise in fact :eyebrows: ) is that the mound on the left is so cool without leaves I'd just have left it that way. It'd be an improvement IMHO.
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby TheLordOfBricks » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:22 pm

josdu wrote:That's your most impressive MCO yet! I'd say that's a feat :wink: . The bridge is downright lovely, and the rest is cool, great expansive water. The angles all over are ace. Well done sir! One small critique (which could make do as praise in fact :eyebrows: ) is that the mound on the left is so cool without leaves I'd just have left it that way. It'd be an improvement IMHO.

Thanks! I appreciate the feedback! Thanks for the suggestion! I did kinda like it too, but I knew I was gonna cover it anyways, so I made the other two kinda simple... Again, thanks for the feedback! :)
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby soccerkid6 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:57 am

That bridge is super cool! Great way of getting a smooth curve along the top edge. Very pretty tudor for the watermill too. And the water shading is excellent.
Can't wait to see what you come up with for the CCC! Going to try for the Master Builder award?
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby TheLordOfBricks » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:43 pm

soccerkid6 wrote:That bridge is super cool! Great way of getting a smooth curve along the top edge. Very pretty tudor for the watermill too. And the water shading is excellent.
Can't wait to see what you come up with for the CCC! Going to try for the Master Builder award?

Thanks Isaac! If I have time, I am gonna go for exactly 6 entries. Can't wait to see what you do in the CCC!!! :)
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby Kalais » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:58 am

Impressive. The bridge is awesome!
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby richardanthonyc » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:48 pm

The bridge is amazing! Great work!
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby TheLordOfBricks » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:28 am

richardanthonyc wrote:The bridge is amazing! Great work!

Kalais wrote:Impressive. The bridge is awesome!

Thanks guys! Glad you like it!
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby Gothano » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:12 am

Congratulations to that famous bridge and watermill, great, perfect, I love it! :o
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby TheLordOfBricks » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:07 pm

Gothano wrote:Congratulations to that famous bridge and watermill, great, perfect, I love it! :o

Thanks! Glad you liked it! :D
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby Fletcher Floyd » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:44 pm

Wow man, you seem to be in a more than good shape for this year's CCC...

You're showing a great LotR-Scene here with fantastic wall-design and a wonderful (!) bridge! The house and water look great as well! Really good!
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby TheLordOfBricks » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:49 pm

Fletcher Floyd wrote:Wow man, you seem to be in a more than good shape for this year's CCC...

You're showing a great LotR-Scene here with fantastic wall-design and a wonderful (!) bridge! The house and water look great as well! Really good!

Thanks! Excited for competing! :D
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby LittleJohn » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:35 pm

Fabulous work Roanoke, definitely one of my favorites from you so far! Your time and effort on the bridge really paid off, it's one of the best I've seen done in LEGO. Great job covering up the gaps on the roof as well, and the landscaping tops the build off nicely :)
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Re: Sandyman's Watermill

Postby TheLordOfBricks » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:31 pm

LittleJohn wrote:Fabulous work Roanoke, definitely one of my favorites from you so far! Your time and effort on the bridge really paid off, it's one of the best I've seen done in LEGO. Great job covering up the gaps on the roof as well, and the landscaping tops the build off nicely :)

Thanks John! I am glad you noticed the roof, because that took a good deal of wondering why it wasn't working the way I thought it would, and then I realized it wouldn't work that way, and I had to use trig to figure it out, and even then it was tough, because it was one and half every one stud... So yeah... Glad you like it! :D
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