Archive for the ‘Ancient Greece’ Category
It was revealed the first official pictures lining up the new minifigs of series 12.
I’m glad to find a few more historical characters, this time the collection seems to include a Mongol and female Greek warrior. It also seems to include a new Musketeer and a old western gold miner :D
In overall the new collection is very attractive and it’s probably related with the new Lego Minifigures online game.
Fantastic Lego creations abounded at BrickCon 2013 in Seattle, WA. Amongst the mini-fig scale recreations of Hogwart’s Castle and Rivendell, between the micro scale Battle of Hoth and the homage to Red. vs. blue, an attending history fan could find much to delight.
I’ll start by one of the collaborative builds produced by BattleLUG, titled “Battle through the Ages.” The sequence of displays follows the evolution of warfare from ancient history to the modern period. Here are a couple segments of the display.
The Pelopsonnesian War
Several different battles from World War II were displayed, all collaboratively created between several AFOL and TFOL builders. Behold Operation Brickarossa :
The Allied advance through Normandy. Note the hedge rows!
In the next post, we’ll review some of the other, non-warfare related history entries at BrickCon.
According to the greek myth, Heracles saves Prometheus that was chained by Zeus after he has stolen the fire and gave it to humans. This diorama reflects the imagination of Mihai Marius Mihu about the story of Heracles confronting some myth creatures who guarded the temple on the foot of the mountain where Prometheus was chained.
Quoting the author:
(I wanted to include the chained Prometheus in the diorama but the lack of pieces forced me to make them separated www.flickr.com/photos/mihaimariusmihu/9515653462/). The emblem on the minotaur shields and the decorative bird statues on the architecture are to relate to the eagle that torments Prometheus.
LEGO has renew the decoration of its Brand Store at Mall America with a set of giant LEGO Heroes from pre-historial ages, through ancient Greece, medieval, age of discovery, present days and the future.
Thanks to Conchas for pointing it out.
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.
After the great LEGO news of the past days, I’ll come back to the presentation of historical MOCs. Today’s MOC is an interesting construction by Wami Delthorn of a War Elephant commanded by a Spartan Warrior. It’s unclear if the Spartans have ever used war elephants but is known that some Greek armies had.
See more pictures here.
WhiteFang post it today on Eurobricks the first photos of the second series of LEGO Collectible Minifigures. It’s great news to all AFOLs, but the real reason I’m posting here in HistoryBricks is picture of a Spartan warrior. Should we expect a new theme somewhere in the future?
View more info at Eurobricks.