Archive for the ‘Age of Discovery’ Category

BrickCon 2013 Review, part 2

October 15, 2013

In the previous post about BrickCon 2013, we mentioned that some of the best history-related MOCs have little or nothing to do with warfare.

One of my personal favorites was this gorgeous display of the Paro Taktsang (aka “Tiger’s Nest Monastery”):

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Another fantastically detailed series, this set of MOCs displays “old” Anaheim, California.

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 I don’t recall the official title of this MOC, but the scene reminds me of stories about Port Royal, Jamaica during the 16th and 17th Centuries.

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And, for the heck of it, here’s a gratuitous shot of the humongous Rivendell MOC:
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Treasure Island

September 17, 2013

Recent featured on TBB

Treasure Island

Incredible finding from TBB of this street inspired on the Treasure Island romance and built by Matthew Hurt. Every house has its peculiarities and fine details, with close historical allusions with pirates and the age of discovery.

Colonial Outpost

August 31, 2012

The Colonial Outpost is a great construction from The Brick Time Team. It caught my attention because of the elaborated techniques for building the water, the fine detail of the rocks and most important the micro-detail using round bricks on the walls.

The Princess Ceinwyn

August 9, 2011

Hi everyone. I have been out for some time but returned for a new season of historical posts :-)

I would like to open this new season in History Bricks with a MOC of one of my favorite builders – Derfel Cadarn. Just look at this princess and how beautiful she is with those incredible details. The whips are definitely my favorite building technique.

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The Princess Ceinwyn, originally uploaded by - Derfel Cadarn -.

Imperial Trading Post

February 27, 2011

Great remake of the 6277 Imperial Trading Post built by NewRight. He had done a great job with lots of detail improvements. However, I must say that he forgot to build one storehouse with a crane at the top. Nevertheless the MOC is just awesome!!!

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Imperial Trading Post, originally uploaded by NewRight.

The Fort as Isla D’Or

January 23, 2011

This is one more great fortress by 2 Much Caffeine. I loved the technique used to build the roof, the wooden sticks on the wall and how he built the well in the center.

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The Fort as Isla D’Or, originally uploaded by 2 Much Caffeine.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean – NEW Pictures

January 15, 2011

A German toy store published a set of pictures that appear to be a preview of the brand new LEGO sets of the Pirates of Caribbean theme.

They are very small pictures but is enough to preview some details. Hope LEGO don’t find them any soon. Nevertheless, here’s the gallery with the pictures :-)

Here’s the full list of Pirates of the Caribbean sets:

LEGO Heroes through ages

December 18, 2010

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.

Kingston,1729

November 28, 2010

I’ll announce my returning to writing with this awesome seaport by pif500. The small boat it’s a beauty, the jail with a hole in the roof, the details of the buildings, but for me, the cherry in the top of the cake is the bell’s support in the top of the white church.

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Kingston,1729, originally uploaded by pif500.

How to build a Frigate

October 31, 2010

Captain Green Hair wrote an extensive building instructions with pictures of how he built his latest frigate. He started his project in Eurobricks at 27 June 2009 and finished yesterday after posting the last set of pictures.

Here’s some pictures of the building process:

Read the full article here.


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