The Second Annual Summer Joust castle competition is well underway, and with just over two weeks left to enter, the contest has prompted some amazing entries. ReeseEH built a small diorama featuring a beautiful gatehouse and castle gate built into tree. The build is full of wonderful details like the textured castle wall, the string vines hanging from the tree, and the gatehouse roof made from various bars and droid arms, giving it a rough thatched look. Although, I do spy a strange-looking character on the banks of the pond—is that Bossk doing some fishing?
When we were young, we probably all dreamed of having the perfect treehouse — a place of solitude away from irritating siblings, homework, and that annoying older neighbor boy who always laughs at you when you’re walking home from school. Tim Schwalfenberg has constructed a rather more communal and social trio of treehouses in adjoining trees, with a rope bridge connecting them and plenty of room to play both up top and down below. The colorful little buildings have slap-dash siding and textured roofs, and the trees themselves look ready to be climbed.
The rear of the diorama showcases wonderful little platforms for lounging with a good book and even an open-air art studio.