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!
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 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…
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.