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    Hello! I'm happy to share my latest creation, the Abbey of St. Delyn. Not based on anything in particular but I did look at some ancient Romanian and Hungarian churches for inspiration. Nothing particularly new for me - more rocks, more round towers and more dark red/dark orange trees - but it came out looking just as I wanted it to. Perhaps my best-looking MOC yet. Easily the most challenging part was the round roofs, and I'm still not especially happy with the lower one.

    I debuted this at Brick Fiesta 2017, my very first LEGO convention, where it won best castle. I started this June 1, so you can imagine it was a very busy month for me! >D I certainly bit off more than I could chew trying to build this in one month. Originally, it was supposed to be a complete 360, irregular-bordered build. Time, and several sluggish Bricklink orders, kept me from doing so. It's still a 360-degree build, but you can see the black border which covers much of the backside.

    Not sure on piece count, but I'd guess over 20,000.

    Unfortunately, I no longer have the room to keep this in the home (the wife, understandably, was tired of it covering our entire dinner room table!) so it's going into storage in my shop until a LUG show in September. Although I'm not entirely done with it, I wanted to share a few photos in case some disaster befalls it. Once it stops raining here, sometime next week, I'll try and get a few more angles and closeups to share.

    Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy!

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    1. W. Navarre 23 months ago | reply

      Great use of sand green in the abbey!

    2. Jacob Nion 23 months ago | reply

      insanely huge rock! Great work, PM! For some reason I love that small line of windows on top of the tower. It helps realising the enormous scale of the whole.

    3. Cuahchic 23 months ago | reply

      Fantastic work.

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