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 Post subject: Cairo Bazaar
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:26 am 
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Join Jack Raines as he and his companions explore the exotic Cairo bazaar:

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Jack visits the blacksmith who can repair your tools for digging in the desert and sharpen your weapons for battling mummies:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Adventurers/CairoBazaar/bazaarsmith.jpg

Mac inquires of the old imam to learn the secret to defeat the minions of Am-set Ra:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Adventurers/CairoBazaar/bazaarimam.jpg

Helena enjoys a refreshing drink of water from the well before stocking up on exotic wares and vital supplies at the market:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Adventurers/CairoBazaar/bazaarmarket.jpg

Stow the supplies in the rugged truck for transport back to the dig site:

[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Adventurers/CairoBazaar/bazaartruck.jpg[/url]

Once all the work is done, the last stop is the wayfarer's Inn, where beautiful belly dancers serve a tasty meal on the roof, but beware the monkeys, they will steal anything:

[url]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Athos/Adventurers/CairoBazaar/bazaarinn.jpg[/img]

About the creation: I built this creation as an entry for the eurobricks Direct-to-Consumer Contest. This entry is purposefully not nearly as large or elaborate as other entries. As the contest was to design a D2C set, I really tried to make this set look and feel like an official Lego creation. I used the Medieval Market Village and Diagon Alley as guides and templates for a D2C set. Thus, the construction techniques are pretty basic, without much SNOT work or tiling, as you would find in an official Lego set. There are not a significant number of play features, as D2C sets tend to be more directed at AFOLs. Though, as you can see in the pictures, each building has an interior with some minimal furnishings. As an homage to the original Adventurers line, the truck design borrows heavily from the truck in Pharaoh's Forbidden Ruins. As official Lego sets tend not to include excessive numbers of large or specialized pieces, the set only includes one camel. I did not count the pieces, but would guess there are around 1000 there. Using the $.10/piece ratio, I would place the cost of this set between $99.99 and $149.99.

You can see more photos in the flikr gallery and I may post some more as time permits.

Steve


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