LEGO – Douro Historical Train

HistoryBricks had the great honour to be one of the first to have access to the new pictures of the LEGO Douro Historical Train masterpiece built by Sérgio Batista!

As usual his most recent construction is full of wonderful details and awesome building technics. He’s well known for using a lot of SNOT and using parts in unusual ways… :)

Sérgio is one of my favourite builders and makes me wish to know more about the trains and engines he recreates so well!

LEGO Douro historic train

 

 

The following picture shows the real train following the path of River Douro, the famous Portuguese region where is produced some of the best wines in the world!
I had the pleasure to make the journey a few years ago and I highly recommend to anyone who enjoy a good experience and wonderful sights! For those you appreciate wine, I also recommend the visit to some of famous wine houses, where you can visit the wine cellars and taste the best Douro’s or Porto’s wine ;)

Douro historic train

World’s largest collaborative WW2 LEGO diorama – setup

Accordingly with the message Daniel Siskind posted on Flickr, next week, members of Brickmania and members of the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club will present a joint project of the world’s largest collaborative WW2 LEGO diorama in the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park and it’s going to completely fill the exhibit hall at the First Division Museum.
I’m looking forward for the incoming pictures of this project :)
Cobra King
Cobra King by Daniel Siskind

Beatiful school ship Sagres of the Portuguese navy

Jorge Reis built this wonderful tall ship representing the school ship Sagres of the Portuguese navy. It is the third ship with this name in the Portuguese Navy, so she is also known as Sagres III and is on service since 1961.

The ship was available to the public during the Braga Brincka 2014 event, a LEGO exhibition organized by the Portuguese LUG – PLUG. I wish I could attend the event and closely observe the MOC, including the wonderful small details in the ship’s deck!

I wonder if the pressure on the hull parts isn’t too big to cause some deformations…

School Ship Sagres by Jorge Reis
School Ship Sagres by Jorge Reis

Video

Using LEGO® to simulate ESA’s touchdown on a comet

Another “giant leap for mankind” was taken this week when Rosetta landed on the comet 67P after 10 years of space travelling.
I would like to congratulate all people involved specially for ESA‘s team who is the main responsible for the project and I would like to share this video that explains the landing procedure using LEGO bricks :)