Archive for the ‘Middle Ages’ Category

Lothan castle and the awesome waves

December 15, 2013

I was looking at some of the Classic Castle Contest entries and found this Lothan castle built by Adam Hollings. I really enjoyed the castle architecture but the main reason I’ve decided to make a post about it was those amazing waves.

The water effect is one of the best I ever seen in LEGO. The color gradient is very well balanced and wave form is nearly perfect! Great job!

Lothan Castle

Crow’s Nest

November 20, 2013

Crow’s Nest is Legonardo Davidy submission to the “CCC XI Custom Faction” category of Classic Castle Contest XI. The wacky structure and the snow detail is really great. The yellow banners give that final touch and make it just perfect :)

Crow's Nest

The sword in the stone

November 18, 2013

The sword in the stone” was one of my favorite Disney’s movies when I was a child (it still is). Derfel Cadarn build this incredible scene from the movie, with the Merlin’s tower (with Merlin and Archimedes at the window), Kay’s training and little Arthur.

The overall wall-work is amazing but I’ll highlight how he managed to build the round tower.

The sword in the stone - Merlin's tower

 

LEGO Age of Empires II on Cuusoo

November 7, 2013

the Artizan published two new MOCs related with the world of the Age of Empires II. They follow the same construction techniques, simple but effective :D

This time I would to highlight his project on LEGO Cuusoo for a line of products that would recreate the world of the Age of Empires II. As a big fan of the RTS game this would be an awesome idea (but awful for the wallet). Don’t forget to support his project - http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/52276 - or maybe share it on twitter and facebook.

Last but not least, her’s the new pictures of his two MOCs.

Lego Dock from Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings RTS game.

Lego Stable from AoE2.

Lego Age of Empires II layout

LEGO Age of Empires II

November 1, 2013

Age of Empires II was one of my favorite RTS games at the time. The music, the gameplay, the graphics, everything on the game was nearly perfect for a good couple of hours of entertainment. Probably these were the same reasons that took the Artizan to recreate some of the buildings in (virtual) LEGO.

I really enjoyed these findings on the Flickr gallery, not because of some elaborated construction technique or the incredible details, but for their simplicity and how quickly recognizable they are :)

Lego Town center from Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings RTS game.

 

 

Lego Barracks from Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings RTS game

 

Lego Archery Range from Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings RTS game

 

 

Conwy Castle

October 21, 2013

soccerkid6‘s little brother has 11 years old and is the author of this gorgeous castle! I was surprised, specially after admiring the wall-work and the details inside the castle.

Conwy Castle

Here’s the link to the full gallery.

Collaborative Medieval diorama

October 14, 2013

Jimmy Clynche published a photo of this incredible medieval diorama, collaboratively built by eight people and presented for one weekend only at STEAM 2013. The main castle was presented here at HistoryBricks a few days ago.

The diorama captures most of the main daily activities of those medieval times. The outer walls divide the castle area from the villager’s area. The village has some houses under construction, the street market, the dirty ground, wagons, farming activities, and a lot of other delightful details :)

Medieval diorama

BrickCon 2013 Review

October 7, 2013

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

The Crusades

Several different battles from World War II were displayed, all collaboratively created between several AFOL and TFOL builders. Behold Operation Brickarossa :

Brickinawa:

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.

Tigelfah Castle

September 18, 2013

James Pegrum is building this massive medieval castle. The amount of details is stunning! In his gallery you may find the farmers working, the soldiers inside the towers rooms in their activities, the castle Lord with his personal guard leaving the castle and many more!

 

Plan of Tigelfah Castle WIP Tigelfah Castle Hutchinson Tower Tigelfah Castle Mattiusxavier Tower, Tigelfah Castle

The Outer Gate house Tigelfah Castle

 

LEGO Functioning Trebuchet

July 11, 2013

Hoang Dang presented a set of medieval war machines form which I would like to highlight this functional trebuchet that uses a real counter weight and mechanism.

LEGO Functional Trebuchet


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