Perhaps it’s just me, but I would never have imagined that LEGO Power Functions and LEGO Castles would go well together. There may be other examples out there that I am not aware of, but Marco den Besten (Ecclesiastes) proves me wrong with his Acirhon’s Nest.
At a first glance it’s a decent-looking castle with a bit of a fantasy theme. Take a closer look, however, and you’ll note a moving representation of a waterfall, a bear that moves in and out of its cave, some sort of bat circling one of the towers and warriors emerging from hatches in the top of another tower. Powerful stuff.
I remember patrick bosman’s entry for the CCC last year having power functions, that was brilliant as wel.
there is one more in your own archive with moving tentacles coming out of a castle tower.
Particularly for public shows, a little bit on animation can make the difference between a good display and a great display – why let the train folks have all the fun?