Mount Olympus

Pete (aka Auric) shows us the way to the top of the Mount Olympus, the celestial home of the gods, with his micro-entry for the MCCVI at Classic-Castle. I say it before and I’ll say it again, these micro constructions fascinate me with the incredible amount of detail they have. The technique of building upside down as a great idea in order to get all the columns of the circular temple in place.

You can find more pictures here.

And here is the full description of the MOC given by Pete:

The celestial home of the gods, atop the highest peak of Mount Olympus. This mighty citadel, built upon the raw stone of the Mount Olympus, was made as a place to rule over and discuss the affairs of the mortals far below. The houses, thrones, tools and weapons of the gods, as well as the mighty gates and the many metal furnishings, were forged of gold, silver and orichalcum by the god of the smithy, Hephaestus. Black and white marble makes the pillars and floors, while strong grey stone makes the mighty walls. The lowest level, circled by the mighty walls, broken only by the Gate of Olympus, contains the Olympic Stables and the Forge of Hephaestus. As one goes up, one passes through streets, terraces and gardens that wind between the houses of the Gods, until one comes at last to the top, where the massive Olympic Tholos dominates the city, containing within it the Forum of the Gods in the lower level and Zeus’ Throne Room in the upper. It is from here that the Gods rule over the mortals below, and the rule of the gods is mighty indeed. But there are some who say the time of the Gods is coming to an end…

For the MCCVI at Classic-Castle.