Introduction: Knex Castle

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This is my knex castle that I built for a school project.  It is 3' 5 1/2" (1 meter, 5 1/2 centimeters) long and 2' 8 3/4" (83 centimeters) wide and 2' 9" (84 centimeters) tall at its highest point.  It is my design of a European medieval castle.  It took me about 18 hours, in a span of a few days, total.  We had a whole list of stuff that we had to put on our castle, but they were only mandatory in the blueprint.  I put most of them on the model but not the very detailed things.  It has a working drawbridge that goes over the imaginary moat and to the imaginary land around it.  There is also a postern gate (a side or less important gate/bridge) on the side of the castle.  There are 15 rooms and two staicases.  There's a bunch of other things that I will show in the instructable if you want to know more.

The castle is made up of about 5,496 pieces.

Step 1: The Towers and Outer Walls

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The towers are actually called turrets, except the large inner tower which is called a donjon.

Step 2: Stairs

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The stairs are so awesome that they deserve there own step.  There are two sets of staircases.  There is the spiral staircase, in one of the turrets, that gives access to all three floors of the castle.  There is also a small set of regular stairs that lead to the bailey, which is the courtyard. 

Step 3: Tour of the Castle

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Today you get to take a tour of the castle!  No flash photography, please.

Step 4: Some Cool Pictures

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These are some pictures that I took under the table through the glass.

Step 5: Castle Overview

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This is an overview of my castle.  There are a lot of image notes.


petey2000 (author)2015-01-23

thats awsome

jingo69 (author)2011-05-17


Hitchtopher (author)jingo692011-05-17


jingo69 (author)Hitchtopher2011-05-20

your welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many black connector thingies were used to make the drawbridge? Please respond.

I don't know as I didn't make it, reply to hitchtopher.

jingo69 (author)2011-05-16

1. thats AMAZING
2. 5*
3. you sir own alot of knex!

Hitchtopher (author)jingo692011-05-16

Only around 23,000 pieces. That's not a lot. JK that is a lot!
Also thanks

jingo69 (author)Hitchtopher2011-05-17

This does seem very harsh for a school project but seriosly this is the BEST castle on instructables I love those stairs, the base, the kings bedroom spy windows and all the other freakishly good features!!!

Hitchtopher (author)jingo692011-05-17

It wasn't too hard. I think I just overdid my castle a bit. Also thanks!

oh yeah. bye the way, why didn't you add the school in the tour?

DJ Radio (author)2011-05-16

This is great. Although it could be filled in a bit more.

Hitchtopher (author)DJ Radio2011-05-16

Where could it be filled in a bit more?

Mabey at the arch near the drawbridge?

It's really hard to do that with knex.

knexinventions 49 (author)2012-02-05

Mabey the arch near the drawbridge?

Tornado96 (author)2011-05-15

Dude that's AMAZING! That got to be the best castle I've ever seen ot if k'nex! Time for me to start my castle ball machine! :-P

5* and subscribed!

Hitchtopher (author)Tornado962011-05-15

Thanks for subscribing! and thanks for everything else!

Tornado96 (author)Hitchtopher2011-05-15

What's the everything else? :-P

Hitchtopher (author)Tornado962011-05-16

Everything else in the comment like, "Dude that's AMAZING! That got to be the best castle I've ever seen ot if k'nex!"

Tornado96 (author)Hitchtopher2011-05-17

lol! You know I expect something in return...
JK :-D

Hitchtopher (author)Tornado962011-05-21

I make instructions for the castle, or I make a ball machine out of the castle in tribute to you. Pick one.

Tornado96 (author)Hitchtopher2011-05-22

Do instructions. I was going to build a castle ball machine soon. :-P

Hitchtopher (author)Tornado962011-05-22

It will be crappy instructions but ok. Did you get the idea for the ball machine from this, or were you planning that before I posted this?

Tornado96 (author)Hitchtopher2011-06-22

I actually had the idea years ago but I didn't have enough pieces

Hitchtopher (author)Tornado962011-06-22

Ok, well it is a great idea!

Tornado96 (author)Hitchtopher2011-06-24

I will be planning it sometime next year maybe.

Hitchtopher (author)Tornado962011-07-02

Sorry for the late reply, I went to an overnight camp for a week.
Nice, I hope it works out well. Good luck!

Tornado96 (author)Hitchtopher2011-07-05


Hitchtopher (author)Tornado962011-07-05

Your welcome!

Hitchtopher (author)Tornado962011-06-20

I think I'm gonna bail on instructions, because they are taking too long to make and I'm overwhelmed on how to make the instructions. I also want to build something else. Also what was the answer to my question below this comment?

Tornado96 (author)Hitchtopher2011-06-22

Do what you want! I want to see something new. I barely ever get any subscriber has built somethig messages :-(

Hitchtopher (author)Tornado962011-06-22

I'm subscribed to two people and I have never gotten that message :P

bumboozer (author)2011-06-21

This is the most amazing thing i have ever seen!:) Please post instructions

Hitchtopher (author)bumboozer2011-06-21

Thanks! I'm really sorry but this is really hard to make instructions for so I will not. I'd also like to know, do you think you have enough pieces to build it?

bumboozer (author)Hitchtopher2011-06-21

Yes, I honestly do

Hitchtopher (author)bumboozer2011-06-21

Do you have at least 350 green 4-slot connectors? Do you have at least 320 gray 1-slot connectors? Do you have at least 1400 blue rods? Do you have at least 1100 yellow rods? Do you have 29 red rod length triangular panels? Do you have at least 500 blue 3d connectors? If you do, you have too much knex like me.

bumboozer (author)Hitchtopher2011-06-22

I dont have any red rod length panels. I migh have like 200 green 4 slots, 250 gray 1slots, 500-600 blue rods, 700 yellow rods, and like 200 blue 3d connectors. So no, i will not be able to build this

Hitchtopher (author)bumboozer2011-06-22

Sorry, it has a lot of pieces. To tell the truth, even if you did have the pieces, I wouldn't have made instructions. Now I feel bad so I will subscribe to you.

bumboozer (author)Hitchtopher2011-06-23

Ok, thats fine, thanks for the subscription

Hitchtopher (author)2011-06-22

I am about to take it down. I will not make instructions, but I will make a piece count though.

apples!!!!! (author)2011-05-25

Dude, that is awesome.

Hitchtopher (author)apples!!!!!2011-05-25


Hitchtopher (author)2011-05-16

There is six comments that say 5* but my rating says five ratings. Someone lied!

Hitchtopher (author)Hitchtopher2011-05-16

Sorry, There are six comments that say 5* but my rating says five ratings. Someone lied!

tytiger33 (author)2011-05-15

What class was this for and are you in jr. high or highschool.

Hitchtopher (author)tytiger332011-05-15

Jr. high and it was for history

tytiger33 (author)Hitchtopher2011-05-16


beanieostrich (author)2011-05-15

Whoa, that is a nice fortress =D 5*


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