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VOC Frigate ‘De Ruyter’

VOC Frigate 'De Ruyter'
Imaginary frigate from the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (the Dutch East India Company) by Koen

Treasure Island

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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.

Today I stumbled in this awesome and giant Czech Hluboká Castle, built by Ryxe and Sanna and published by The Brothers Brick.

Of course, the size not always dictates the quality of the model, but this isn’t the case, where we can find lot of details in the towers and windows.

Czech Hluboká Castle

The Lost Castle

The Lost Castle is one of the most impressive castle constructions that I ever seen. This masterpiece was built by Tender Shadow and as so many cool details and genius techniques that I don’t know where to start. The bridge is one of my favorites. Look how he built the roof. And look at the tower windows. Look again and see how awesome is the gate.

Definitely The Lost Castle will become one of the best constructions of this year!

See more pictures at brickshelf.

Window of the Chapter House

Hello everyone! I’ve been very busy lately due to professional reasons but I’m back and to celebrate I would like to present one of the great constructions I’ve seen lately. Romão ans his students built the window of the Chapter house that belongs to the Convent of the Order of Christ at Tomar – Portugal, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage.

The Convent of the Order of Christ was originally built in 12th century as a Templar stronghold. After the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal’s maritime discoveries of the 15th century.

Romão is, in my opinion, one of the best Portuguese builders, his portfolio includes the Cathedral of St. Macario.