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Building Orthanc, Part 3
my_partner_doug and I continue building the Tower of Orthanc.

Begin with Part 1, Part 2. Skip to Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8.


This is an inside view of the tower thus far.

Session 5a

This is an outside view of the tower.

Session 5b

Here are the parts for our fifth session.

Session 5 Parts

This is a subassembly for the next floor/ceiling.  The different colors make it easier to see what goes where.

Session 5 Subassembly

Here is the subassembly in place, along with some taller gray bricks.  Around the edges are a bunch of pegs.  Every barbarian knows the reason for putting a whole lot of hooks on the outside of your tower: because you plan to hang severed heads from them.  I am seriously considering buying some extra skulls for that purpose.

Session 5c

Now all the floor/ceiling plates are in position.

Session 5d

Here's view of the outside.  You can see the red attachment points that will anchor the staircase into that concave corner below the doors.

Session 5e

This is the subassembly for the staircase.

Session 5 Staircase Subassembly

The staircase now leads up to the balcony doors.

Session 5f

This subassembly shows one of the wall decorations.

Session 5 Wall Subassembly

It attaches to the outer walls like this.

Session 5g

Here is the tower at the end of our fifth session.

Session 5h

These are the parts for the sixth session.

Session 6 Parts

Here are some of the subassemblies for the wall decorations, partly assembled.

Session 6 Subassembly A

Now they're complete.

Session 6 Subassembly B

At the end of our sixth session, the tower has the wall decorations in place.

Session 6 End


[To be continued in Part 4 ...]

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msminlr From: msminlr Date: February 14th, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I followed the link to the LEGO website, my first thought was "LEGO Ents look like Transformers".
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 14th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

That's pretty much how I felt building this one.
peoriapeoria From: peoriapeoria Date: February 15th, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
The stairs seem to be at a 45°, how is the part the connecting parts match connected to the rest of the model?
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 15th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well...

Yes, the stairs are angled that way. If I remember right, the red sockets are built into part of the wall. It's not perfectly stable with only those two small points of attachment, but it won't come off easily.
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