Elden Ring Lego Moc

I’m not going to speak about Elden Ring in detail this time but
it has truly been one of those time and mind consuming games that are
hard to move on from… I have beaten it 6 times by now and as soon as I
beat it I immediately started on my most ambitious Lego build yet,
taking apart my poor castle town, spending two months of time and
most of this year’s budget. The inspiration was just too strong!
The title might be misleading since this is only inspired by Elden Ring
not a specific location but those who have played will clearly see were
the inspirations come from anyway, haha.

I did most of the building this time but my brother helped a lot too
with both building and mostly making those hard design choices,
there was a lot of prototypes for each section, sometimes 10+
for just a single section making the build-time quite long.
As for piece count, I have no idea but probably 20-25000,
there is a lot of them holding up the construction from the inside
and I had to order thousands of specific parts to make my vision
come true, including 700+ 2×2 round bricks, a vital part of the build!

After building a lot of pretty standard houses and castles we wanted a
challenge with this and we got it… the biggest was getting a completely
symmetrical shape of the tower, finding a way to attach all those round
bricks and making the landscape, something I have never done before
and knew was going to be a pain.
Also, this being a different scale than the usual minifigure scale, see
the church and village in the pictures below as a reference!

I do have a lot of pictures taken during the build that I might post
later if anyone wants a closer look at the process.

Anyway, enjoy the final result, I am very pleased with it:

In total 140cm wide and 128cm high!
Built in 5 major sections: The landscape, the bridge section in water,
mountain+bottom section of tower, middle tower and lastly top tower.

Click on a picture for higher resolution and easier viewing!

The most random post?

Hello everyone!

I keep complaining that blogs are dying without
adding any posts myself…
I should have plenty to write about but as usual I keep
getting distracted, gah. This will be a mix of random
updates and items.

First up we have to mention the 15th anniversary of Xenosaga III
15 years! Didn’t I just make the 10th Year post? Oh well, playing
the game once again was just as great and painful as usual…
There has been a lot of great and amazing games in the past five
years and I actually thought that this might finally start to show its age
just a little, but of course, it only cemented the game as number one
once again, other games and developers still has a lot to learn from
the end of this Saga!

That was a great start to my summer and it was followed by my
first family trip in years and years! Sadly my sister was not part of it
thanks to miscommunication but I truly hope we can make another
trip with her included next year! My brother has yet to send me pictures
from the trip but let’s just say that it was filled of amazing nature and
my first climbed mountain. Standing on a summit, seeing miles and miles
in all directions and feeling the strongest wind you have ever felt was
truly an experience! I only have one picture myself, quite a nice view
from the place we stayed at that night but nothing compared
to the mountain.

The rest of the summer just went by with plans almost daily,
not as much gaming as expected.

The game collection is more or less on hold at the moment but this
expensive and nice addition arrived earlier! Bought it for the
Lil Cactus plush, haven’t even opened it yet…

The super cute birthday present my sister made me!
Haha, love these mini puzzles.
Tales of Arise has entered the collection, and beaten games list too, hehe.
Truly a great game with all the renewal the series needed!
And of course, ALWAYS more Nier soundtracks!
This time a set of four vinyls in a nice box, with the 1.22..
versions of the soundtrack.

You might have thought that the last Lego post with 100+ sets
was the culmination of it all but NO, my entire year has been
consumed with Lego and I am very deep into the hobby at the moment.
I have somehow managed to piece together every single one of the
old Castle sets, some not in the picture but all of them are here now!
What an absolute childhood dream fulfilled!
Apparently that was not enough however and I have completed a lot
of the space sets as well, not to mention built and bought more and
more pieces to my 80s inspired castle town!

If you want to see more I just made a new LEGO category
you can click on to the right!

Either way, expect me to be stuck in this next year too…

At least we have the absolutely splendid looking Welltal ID
to add to the Xeno collection next year!!

As you might expect my gaming schedule has also taken a hit from
all the Lego but I ‘m still doing my best to get through all the SNES; PS1
and PS2 RPGs. Don’t worry the yearly list will still be impressive and
include at least a few new titles too like Metroid Dread.

Thanks for reading!