Friday, April 18, 2014

Chateau de Helm's Deep

It's finally time to reveal the alt-build for The Battle of Helm's Deep (9474).  I present the Chateau de Helm's Deep:

This has been my largest build to date.  I started with putting together all of those windows to see what it would look like.  After playing with it for a bit, I thought, "That looks like a Chateau."

After doing a Google search, I was pleased to find that a Chateau was really what I was looking for and not some word I made up.

While the back doesn't look like much, it has a lot of play features.

The rooftops come off, the back walls and staircase swing open and the center piece in the back pops out.

The second floor also separates from the first floor.

Let me take you on a tour of some of our fabulous features.

As you enter, you will notice the wonderful tile flooring throughout the foyer.

Our dining area is cozy and we serve an excellent chicken leg.

We have a great sitting room with a lovely couch and loveseat and a fine lamp.

Next you will find our beautiful spiral staircase leading to the upper floor.

We have an impressive armory with authentic Middle-Earth era weapons and armors.

Finally, you will find that are sleeping quarters are welcoming after a long day (even if the beds do run a little on the "firm" side.)

Overall, I really like the end result.  I still feel the back looks a little junky and it all doesn't close quite as nice as I would like.  Despite that, I feel that this is a lot more complete than I expected it would be.  It took a lot of work, but I like each of the little rooms and the spiral staircase.  I hope you like it too.

As always, full instructions can be found HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Very Excellent!! I'm wanting to build a Wayne Manor, also, and this is very helpful!!