Archive for the ‘Romantic Era’ Category

Coauthor Sérgio Antunes

May 18, 2013

It’s with great pleasure and satisfaction that I come to announce that History Bricks has a new author. Sérgio Antunes agreed to participate, and I have no doubt that his skills as an historian and his past as AFOL will be of great value in the growth and promotion of the blog.

The idea came up during a conversation while commenting his work in PLUG’s event Brincka 2013 at Porto Salvo. He participated with an incredible Napoleonic Army.

Napoleon

 

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Welcome to History Bricks, Sérgio. I look forward to read your posts :)

The British ultimatum

August 18, 2010

Cuahchic built an interesting historical moment of the meeting under a wild fig tree on the Lower Thukela Drift, Natal Province, on 11th December 1878, between the Zulu’s king envoys and the British colony representatives. Present at this historic meeting was John Wesley Shepstone – Frere’s representative – who read to the Zulus a British ultimatum. You may read more about it at the MOC’s page.

The tree if the most notable detail were Cuahchic applied good techniques to get the volume effect of the tree leaves.

See more pictures here.

10214 Tower Bridge unveiled at Brickfair

August 7, 2010

The Brothers Brick had permission from LEGO to pre-announce the official release of the Tower Bridge and publish more and good information about the exclusive set:

10214 – Tower Bridge

Ages 16+. 4,287 pieces.

Price: US=239.99, UK=204.99, DE=219.99, CA=314.99

Build London’s famous Tower Bridge!

Stretching over the River Thames since 1894, the famous Tower Bridge of London, England is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Now you can add this timeless classic to your LEGO world buildings collection! Designed with advanced building techniques and rare colors and elements, the Tower Bridge is complete with its iconic paired towers and a drawbridge that really opens. Fun to build and display, it locks together solidly but can be taken apart in sections for easy transport. Includes 4 miniature vehicles; a black London taxi, a traditional red double-decker bus, a yellow truck and a green automobile. Completed model measures 40″ (102 cm) long, 17″ (45 cm) high and 10″ (26 cm) wide.

  • Includes 4 miniature vehicles: a black London taxi, a yellow truck, green automobile and even a traditional red double-decker bus!
  • Features the iconic paired towers and a drawbridge that really opens and closes!
  • Includes unique printed shield!
  • Features hundreds of 1×1 slopes in tan!
  • Many useful arches, angular bricks in tan!
  • Includes 4 blue base plates and over 80 windows!
  • Tower Bridge is ideal for building and display – it can be taken apart in sections for easy transport!
  • Add this amazing landmark to your LEGO world buildings collection!
  • Completed model measures an impressive 40″ (102 cm) long, 17″ (45 cm) high and 10″ (26 cm) wide.

Here’s a close-up of the mini-cars!

10214 – London Tower Bridge

August 6, 2010

Some users post in Eurobriks new pictures of the 10214 – Tower Bridge set. The set about this landmark is just awesome! The towers are well detailed and I loved the mini-cars (including the London bus) passing by.

Five starts to this set!

You may find more information on Eurobriks.

Eiffel Tower construction

February 10, 2010

Steven1980 made a nice MOC that shows the beginning of the Eiffel’s Tower construction. The MOC is a recreation of an old photo of this event.

Bellow is the original photo so you may compare it with the Steven’s MOC.

Palace

December 14, 2009

Zgreenz has made an incredible detailed palace. It appears to be a Neoclassical architectural style of the mid-18th century. It worth a closer look.

See more details at brickshelf.


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