Assault on the Necromancer’s Tower

My latest Lego project is done, and it’s my largest ever. It’s called “Assault on the Necromancer’s Tower”.

It’s too big to fit in the light box, so I had to photograph it outside. I’ll try to take some better pics of the whole thing today, but here’s the gist.

A necromancer has set up shop in the graveyard outside the village. And now he’s kidnapped the miller’s daughter.

The villagers come to her aid, but the necromancer, being a necromancer, raises an army to repel them.

The villagers are brave and resourceful, however!

How will this turn out? You can see all the pictures here:
Assault on the Necromancer’s Tower

This was a lot of fun to build, and pretty challenging. It used a LOT of bricks and ALL my skeletons. I think it’s obvious to even the most casual observer that I need MORE skeletons.

I’m really proud of the tower and I’m pleased with all the details. The one unfortunate thing is that the torches-and-pitchforks villager crowd is lacking pitchforks. According to Peeron, only six sets ever had pitchforks in them, and the last one came out in 1990. As a result, they go for about $4.50 each on Bricklink, which is more than I’m willing to spend on a single piece. (Also, I don’t have that much in my PayPal account right now.) I tried to make one myself, but there are at least 55,913 ways to make a lousy minifig pitchfork and zero ways to make a decent one (that I discovered.) Let’s pretend that the necromancer, anticipating that the villagers might be unhappy with him, stole all the pitchforks the night before.

So check out the photos and let me know if there’s anything you want more details about or better pics of. But keep this in mind:

Don’t blink. Blink and you’re dead.

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7 Responses to Assault on the Necromancer’s Tower

  1. Topher says:

    Wow, amazing stuff Dave!

  2. David Thiel says:

    You are putting me to shame.

    At first, I thought you had a two-headed skeleton, ’til I read the caption and realized the guy with the hammer was smacking the head off one skellie into the chest of another.

    The chef was great. As was the drunk attacking the shrub.

  3. Dave says:

    I’m putting no one to shame because you know why? Lego ain’t like that. In the Lego-building world there are no winners and losers, but builders and losers. If you’re building at all, you’re winning!

  4. joshnunn says:

    That statue is pretty damn cool.

  5. bugink says:

    I like the natural light and the trees in the background.

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