Posts Tagged ‘Army’

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

Battle of Gettysburg 150th anniversary

July 3, 2013

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.

 

M4A4 Sherman RC

May 22, 2013

Do you remember the post about WWII MOCs from Brincka 2013 and the great work of Luís Pedro?

Now he surprised us with a new version of his Sherman motorized with Power Functions.

Awesomeness!

World War II MOCs from Brincka 2013

May 19, 2013

 

MOVE! MOVE! MOVE!!!

Normandy landing

Since 2008 I didn’t show up at an exhibition like Brincka 2013 and was a nice surprise to found a set of historical MOCs from WWII of high quality, specially after knowing that most of them were built by a TFOL with 15 years old!

The landing craft carrying the troops towards the beach is a classical scene, specially since the success of “Saving Private Ryan” movie. The above picture is my attempt to capture the emotion of that stressful moment! The MOC, however, is authored by Nuno Taborda and is a perfect replica of the Normandy’s landing crafts.

Landing troops Landing troops

 

 

The infantry is well supported by an amazing army of vehicles and artillery built by Luís Pedro, the TFOL I mention earlier. Starting with this gorgeous Light M5 Stuart, Luís presented 25 highly detailed vehicles, including tanks, trucks, medical transport and cannons.

Light M5 Stuart

 

The soft top of the trucks were one of my favorite details. Luís get those from a vacuum cleaner bag. Great idea, I must say!

WWII Truck

 

And finally, an overlook picture of the battalion:

WWII vehicles and tanks

 

 

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 :)

Normandy 1944

May 15, 2013

I came across this wonderful layout of a world war II battle in Normandy, made by Lugpol members Pit Mrutek Rasch Glaz Pimpur dmac Borys Misiek Axel Nexus 7 Matix Szarik Kris Kelvin and many other water helpers.

The amount of detail is incredibly vast that is difficult to enumerate  and where to start. I will mention just a few details that caught my attention: the notion of movement in the water, the explosions, the detail of the studless vehicles and mainly the many scenes with minifigs that give life to this scenario.

Normandy 1944

Check more pictures at Brickshelf.

 

Sacking of Colchester by Boudica

October 16, 2012

James Pegrum and Malravion assembled together several MOCs, including the Roman Colchester Theater, bringing to life this awesome roman layout describing an assault of enemy troops into the city.

Read more about this creation at James’s MocPages.

Russian trenches

March 29, 2012

Cool representation of the Russian trenches, this MOC made by =DoNe=.
Lego ww2 -Russian Trench-

Black Falcon Siege Tower

December 3, 2011

This Siege Tower built by Knight Eklund is a very interesting entry for the CCC IX Siege Weapon. The archers tower are in fact my favorite detail about the whole construction.

Black Falcon Siege Tower

Fort Legoredo

November 22, 2011

Fort Legoredo was one of my favorite LEGO sets during my childhood and was a pleasant surprise when I discovered this wonderful tribute from Franko Komljenovic and Matija Grguric to this set from the year 1996.

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Fort Legoredo, originally uploaded by Matija Grguric.


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