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The Fairytale Sky Castle (base on the Neuschwanstein castle)

by iamcoming Posted 16th Jul 2009 at 2:07 AM
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The Fairytale Sky Castle
The Gothic style castle is gorgeous both outside and inside. The ocean-view is amazing from every floor of the palace. The Dragon Tower is the highest and best for your observatory. The Minotaur Stronghold is very spacious for a large party in the clouds. The Griffin turret is reserved for the King only. Your sim inside will definitely feel and act like a KING!

The sky castle design was inspired by one single picture of the Neuschwanstein in Germany. The original castle was very big, and I can't construct all of them in the largest lot 60x60 in the game. But even it's much smaller than the original, it is still look gorgeous like in the fairytales.

That's start the tour of the castle.

The gate
The gate is of arched shape, with a bridge drop down across a river for the outside access. Above the gate, is two watch-turrets. And 2 watchtowers are on each sides of the gate. It has plenty rooms as barracks. And your sim will feel very comfortable living in the gate building if he/she has to work.

The palace
The palace is for the King. The first and 2nd floor are the original throne room, and very suitable for using as an opera theater. The 3rd floor is the the loyal bedrooms and the 4th floor is the snack-bar/kitchen and the reading room. Both the Griffin turret and Gargoyle turret are only accessible from the 3rd floor.

The garden
The garden is beautiful, especially with the fountain, the view and the canopy. It's a great place for outdoor parties.

The height and stairs
All the turrets, towers and the palaces are very high. The highest one is the Dragon tower, which reaches the max height of the game you can go (I don't know there is a max height in the game previously). Because of the height, each floor is much higher than the regular. Amazingly, the stairs works perfectly, still take only 6 grids as regular but hanging in the air. There's no CFE involving the stairs. You just put there. You sims walk on it like regular one.

The towers and turrets
All the towers and turrets are different in structures. They are not only for decorating but all of them can be accessed to their tops. There are 2 small roof-patios above the palace, kind like the 5th floor, one is accessible through the Griffin turret and the other is accessible from the 4th floor.

The dungeons
Every castle has its dungeons. This dungeon is huge. The prism is under the Minotaur tower and not connected to the rest dungeons. The rest dungeons are converted to a large swimming pool/gym, a gallery and some storage rooms. The cellars work like secret hidings, since your sim has to walk a long way to reach them.

Lot details
Lot size: 6x6 (60x60)
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 11 (+4 in prisms)
Price furnished: 642,090
Price unfurnished: 442,687

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: see lot details

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Test Subject
23rd Jul 2009 at 12:06 AM
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#26 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 4:12 PM
God!! How long were you bussy making this epic castle?! :O
Test Subject
#27 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 1:31 AM
Wow, I remember going there several years ago. It's very impressive and I remember a lot of the rooms being unfinished or undergoing repair work. It must have taken a lot of work to build it, good work. I love it!
Test Subject
#28 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 10:11 PM
You did a really great job on this castle. It looks very close to Neuschwanstein! As close as the game's engine would allow.
Field Researcher
#29 Old 16th Aug 2009 at 6:34 PM
VERY impressive. I normally demand at least 3-4 royal bedrooms of my castles -- well, 3-4 bedrooms of any house, really, considering I normally play with 5-6 Sims -- but seriously, I don't care. This will work. It must work. There is no bloody way I shall /not/ make this work. o-o

It is... impressive. Highly, highly, highly so.

By the way: if you're talking about the place where criminals and thieves are kept for committing crimes, it's a "prison", not a "prism". A "prism" has something to do with a beam of light; I believe it's a rock that channels light into interesting colors.
Test Subject
#30 Old 13th Dec 2009 at 6:39 PM
Wow, this had to have taken a lot of time. Incredible work! I'll definately have to move my princess sim into here.
Mad Poster
#31 Old 18th May 2010 at 4:08 PM
omg i can't believe u did this! O.O
the new swan castle is my favorite castle EVER! i wanna go there b4 i die
that prince mighta been loopy but 2 me he was a genius!
Test Subject
#32 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 2:31 AM
Is Huge and I finally found the carpark!
Test Subject
#33 Old 6th Jul 2016 at 4:42 PM
This is incredible.
Test Subject
#34 Old 13th Jan 2017 at 5:10 AM
If anyone knows how to create those support pieces on the castle walls. They're called "corbels" please PLEASE contact me asap. Those are exactly what I need to achieve the look of a castle I'm working on. Contact me at (601)-731-8742
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