Sunday, May 3, 2015

Castle Blocks...Again - Crafting with Savvy

     Alright, I don't know how much you guys have played with the castle blocks but I've realized that it takes a lot of blocks to make even a small extra building. Yes, the Midday Estate, Meadows at dusk and the Night Garden are bewitched to allow an extra 250 castle blocks inside and out but the castles pre-built already take that many or more! You can get elixirs to increase the amount of items you can set down but that only increases the amount total, not the bewitched castle blocks allowance. So if you don't want to spend a ton on elixirs the only solution I can think of is to use as many of the XL pieces as you can and try to avoid the small and XS where you can. My buddy Lloyd Fallingwater, you know, in the Shopping District, he pointed out some huge pieces that can really help you free up some space.
      To put up an extra large room you need at least 1 XL floor, 8 large walls, 4 wall posts and if it has a roof, 4 roof corners; that's 13 pieces without and 17 with roof! Now if you use the XL walls it's only 9 or 13 and even better if you use the corner pieces, 5 or 9, that's much better (if you place the wall pieces on the outside of the floor). That's with solid walls all the way around and I'm sure that you don't want to make a castle that's just one big square with no windows but if you use the extra large pieces where you can instead of the smaller ones you'll be surprised at how much space you can save! When I originally built my castle at the Midday Estate I used 280 pieces, now that I've included as many of the huge pieces as I can it only uses 220 of the bewitched allowance.
     Now that the castle is all put together I'll be placing it on the castle tours so that you can come check out the different items I feature in person! Come on by and visit!