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

The Battle of Little Round Top

 

 

Defense of Little Round Top, Overview

As mentioned previously, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. This sizeable diorama depicts the defense of the hill known as “Little Round Top” on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2nd, 1863). Here The 20th Maine commanded by  Col. Joshua Chamberlain, defend the height of the hill against the onslaught of the 4th, 15th, and 47th Alabama under Confederate Brig. Gen. Evander Law. The Union troops successfully repulsed the attack, setting the stage for the next, and last, day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Hats off to Gary the Procrastinator who built this!

 

Battle of Gettysburg 150th anniversary

Today’s post focus on the Battle of Gettysburg that was fought in July 1–3, 1863,  during the American Civil War, which happen to be the 150th anniversary. The battle between Union and Confederate forces, involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war’s turning point.

Eric Schmidt‘s MOC captured this historical moment of the third day of battle. The diorama depicts the fighting at “The Bloody Angle” within the assault known to history as “Pickett’s Charge.”

Battle of Gettysburg

Check more pictures at Eric’s gallery.

 

Stephenson’s Rocket

Kris Kelvin made an incredible replica of the Stephenson’s Rocket, an early steam locomotive. As we would expect from Kris, the colors and overall design of the construction are just perfect.

Stephenson’s Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement, built in Newcastle Upon Tyne at the Forth Street Works of Robert Stephenson and Company in 1829. – description by Kris Kelvin.

See more pictures here.

Slavery on South of America

The Brothers Brick found in The Brick Testament this interesting picture of slavery on South of America prior to Civil War.

I’ll not discuss here the related passage of the Bible, but I confess that it surprised me (unless I understood it wrong).