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71043 Hogwarts Castle scale Quidditch Pitch
After building #71043
Hogwarts Castle, my family started asking to add additional locations that existed around the grounds. I'm not quite ready to tackle the rest of the castle as some builders have done, so I thought that a quidditch pitch might be a reasonable thing to start with. I've seen online that the quidditch pitch is supposed to be 500 feet long by 180 feet wide at the center, but I don't have a good feel for how large that would make it compared with say the Great Hall in #71043
? Does anyone have a good guess as to how long or wide the Great Hall is to help me make a pitch in the same relative scale? I was initially guessing the pitch should be around 48 studs long, but that seems a bit small when I lay it out.
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I believe she put together something similar recently. I can't seem to find her photos of the project, but I'm almost positive a Quidditch Pitch was among the builds. May be some good reference material for you?
Tomorrow I will put this pitch (on approximate 4 baseplates and a bit extra) next to the Hogwarts Castle (and take a picture) so you can judge it scale-wise. My reason for this scale was mostly to get some nice stands in there.
I've already made a pretty huge Hogwarts Hall (https://flic.kr/p/295CpvU) and my plan is to integrate the Castle into the MOD at some point too.
Yes, mine is a total different scale. Still I promised you a picture, so I moved it back next to the microfigure scale Hogwarts and also finally got my stands filled up with students and teachers.
It is a very different thing then how you are doing it, but maybe it helps you judge the scale.
I tried spacing out the pitch using 6 studs between each viewing stand to add additional length. (Originally it was 3, then 4 studs between each.) With the stands, it will be 63 studs long by 30 studs wide.
I am going to need more green tiles to cover the full pitch at this point! Not to mention all the 1x1 plates it will take to make the stands!
Edit - I see your in the US. Happy to take a look still. Shipping UK to US is a lot cheaper than vice versa and 200 1x1 plates wouldn't weigh much. Someone reading this in the US might be able to help you out as well.
I finally got around to finishing off the Quidditch Pitch based on my original design. Ended up being 64 studs long and 28 wide, which was close to the ratio I found online for the pitch dimensions. I fear it still is a bit small for the scale of the castle, but it isn't supposed to sit this close to it! I think the stands worked out fairly well with the alternating reddish-brown and trans-clear 1x1 plates. I don't love the goalposts, as they look too thick, but I haven't come up with a better solution yet. I still need to figure out a way to add broom sticks and players. (I think the paint brush would work ok as a broom, but how to attach it cleanly to a micro fig plus a trans-clear rod to make them elevated has me stymied.)
Good call Tkatt, that would make them more narrow and streamlined. Now if only they would make it in silver or light bluish gray. Since they just started making it in colors other than white this year I can hold out hope!