As the Lego Chima Big Box Competition deadline is coming we finally finished our fort for the contest. Here it is:
This Fort has taken several months to find all the pieces and actually build it.
So first we have the main door:
So first on the left of the door is the mailbox with a letter in it. The main door slides open with it’s two parts, it has a phoenix design on it, and is guarded by two eagles.
Right as you walk in the door you see a transparent rotating flame:
This flame matches the flames on the outside walls, except it is transparent.
As we keep moving in we come to the kitchen/dining room:
We wanted this fort to not only be a fort to protect the chi, but also a place where the characters can live. The kitchen is fully decked with a big freezer, refrigerator, pots and pans, oven, sink, cabinets, dishes, and a trash can. We even have a chef!
Moving to the back-right corner, we have the girls bathroom:
There is an identical bathroom on the other side for the boys. The bathroom comes complete with hot and cold water, and a toilet. It also has a minifigure head (with hair) that tells you if it is the boy’s or girls. If you couldn’t tell the hair for the girl’s bathroom is princess Leia’s from Starwars.
Next to the bathroom is the Barracks:
(sorry we don’t have a picture of the inside.) This is where they store all the weapons. The inside has four clips on each side each holding a weapon just waiting for battle.
Now for the main reason for building the fort……the Chi vault:
The giant lion head is resembling Laval’s head, and took us about a week to finally get the look just right. As for the vault, it is loaded with big pieces of chi. The goal of the challenge is to build a fort for Laval to protect the chi from the ice tribes.
Just like in the TV show we have our own map of Chima:
As you can see there is a forest which passes off the map, and a tree. Now you might be wondering what that yellow, black, and red thing is? Well it is the fort you are looking at! If the fort is in Chima it has to be on the map, right?
As we approach the next part we pass the boy’s bathroom:
The next part is one of the most important, the jail:
The jail cells were very fun to build. The toilet idea was from a Lego police station set, but the rest is original. The bed looks like it is held up with chains, but it really has a support in the wall underneath. You probably didn’t notice the rigid pieces in the walls, this adds a very nice effect to make the cell feel run-down.
We are now up to the front-right tower, and at the top of both front towers is a turret:
Not only is this turret on a turn table to swivel around, if you turn the steering wheel then the guns turn! How cool is that!
Moving to the Speedorz garage:
This garage is full of tools to fix the speedorz. It also contains a custom arm to lift the speedorz up into the air for people to work on. Every speedor also has it’s own custom parking space with a space for it’s wheel to rest and a dock on the back to charge it. You also might be wondering, “How do the speedorz get out of the fort?”. Well I will show you:
There is a secret door on the wall of the fort that lets the speedorz out!
As we move to the middle of the fort we have the fire fountain:
This was the very first thing built for the fort. The day we decided to enter the contest we were building things to possibly go inside or around, and this was one of them.
As we bring our tour to a close we go above the main door to the cannon:
This cannon is designed to protect the door. It has six rounds to fire powerfully at the enemy, and it also swivels.
This is the end of the photo tour, but you can watch the video tour here:
Thank’s for checking out our awesome fort!