I’m still not finished yet, but on track to be finished this week. I am intentionally not building it in one sitting to give it some time to sink in.
This one too about an hour to build. This phase gives the castle the first set of walls and the main door. Not too much to see here.
This one also took about an hour to build. This phase is a little more exciting than Phase Three, in that there is a lot more detail than we saw in the previous sections.
This one has a movie reference:
There’s Merida’s arrow, quiver, and the target from Brave. The best part? Those little tan circles represent the three cakes that her mother and brothers eat to turn into bears!
Main entrance chandelier:
A Grandfather clock:
As an interesting bit of trivia, all of the clocks in the castle are set for 11:55, locking the castle in the last exciting few minutes before midnight.
A vase of flowers:
While not technically a movie reference, I can’t help but imagine Bedknobs and Broomsticks when I look at the suits of armor.
And all together:
This phase only took about 40 minutes. Minnie joins Mickey:
And the castle gets some walls:
This one took an hour-twenty (I’m tracking the time, because I’m curious how long the total project takes).
A reference to Aladdin (the carpet and lamp):
Just under an hour at 50 minutes. The front is coming together now:
This one took an hour. I constructed both Phase Seven and Phase Eight during the third presidential debate. Building Legos made the show of the debate much easier to deal with. And perhaps with a bit of irony (given that I was watching the debate), Donald Duck joins the castle cast:
And the walls start growing towers:
And then I took a couple days off to get ready for a conference this weekend. This phase took almost an hour, and the towers got flags:
To be continued!