One of the things I always said to myself was that once my bricks where all sorted out (which, admittedly, isn`t fully done actually) I would start building again.
Now, inspired by Brickmania, the idea I always had to use some existing sets and build them in some small scene dioramas, has been kindled up and today I received two small baseplates of 16x16 studs to complete two planned ideas... and while at it I completed a third I had started on.
Now, these aren`t by far large MoC builds or such, just simple scenery pieces making use of smaller sets, in this case for all three scenes a total of 2 promo sets and 3 of the smaller sets from a range.
And they where a suitable `training` to slowly get back into it and build some more ambitious pieces in the future... within the confines of the available space for baseplates.
A Dead Man`s Chest
This set makes use of the small Jack Sparrow promotional set, and an island I had from God-knows-which pirates set from my youth. Sailing the seas to raise funds for a crew, Captain Sparrow comes upon a true Dead Man`s Chest.
The Riddle of the Ring
From the recent Hobbit range, I have this small set when Bilbo finds the Ring and encounters Gollum. I wanted to incorporate it one a small base in which the boat comes near the shore of the rock formation.
When waiting for his courier by air to extract a mysterious golden crystal, an unlucky adventurer comes under attack by a giant scarab. This set uses the Pharaoh`s Quest promotional small plane, which I tried to build airborne using a transparant mounting, as well as the Scarab Attack set. On top of that, it uses the rock formation from the smaller Prince of Persia set I picked up two weeks ago at Brickmania.
Next project vaguely forming in my mind is something with the Dol Guldur promo set, together with a more build up formation on a smaller plate, before trying to tackle something bigger in the trend of a wizards tower.
DCC and the Problem of the Purple Prose
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