A mighty high castle in the clouds

One of the things that can really set a castle apart are the little architectural details — window frames, a well-crafted wall, bridges, and parapets. This stunning creation by Fraser Ratzlaff has all this and more. At a glance, it might seem like this castle in the clouds has to be microscale, but make no mistake, this minifig-scale castle is nine feet tall! One of the most impressive things about this castle is the support, made entirely of official LEGO bricks.

Castle Lorinean (Castle in the Clouds)

The main entrance is flanked by two asymmetrically designed towers with few windows to break them up, which draws more attention to the big windows in the central tower. The color scheme, inspired by the Disney castle, set is a great choice.

Castle Lorinean (Castle in the Clouds)

The extra-tall windows really add to the sense of scale, making the towers feel larger than they are, and they’re such lovely details. The colored transparent plates behind the windows made from classic fence parts is a wonderful stained glass technique, and the inverted railing and unicorn horns at the bottom are a nice touch.

Castle Lorinean (Castle in the Clouds)

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