Posts Tagged ‘England’

The Great War – 100th aniversary

July 18, 2014

Ciamosław Ciamek built a wonderful MOC with 3 parts celebrating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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“I: ‘Enthusiasm’ (Paris 1914)
Mobilization in France. The crowd greets soldiers marching, and the recruitment point is popular.”
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“II: ‘Awe’ (Passchendaele 1917)
Positional War. The so-called third Battle of Ypres, fought in a sea of mud, in which drowned tens of thousands of soldiers.”
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“III: ‘Glory’ (Vaux-sur-Somme 1918)
April 21, 1918 Manfred von Richthofen – ‘Red Baron’ – was shot down on the French territory. Probably by the Australian machine gunner.”
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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

 

English Warship “Revenge”

October 25, 2013

maydayartist presented today at Eurobricks Pirate Board this outstanding piece of art! The construction is so smooth and with an incredible amount of details that I can’t stop going back and forward between the pictures here.

The author took some time with his workmate (a wooden ship modeller) to choose the right ship. The selected ship was an English warship named “Revenge” from 1577 that was built at minifigscale in the proportion of 1:50.

English Warship "Revenge" English Warship "Revenge"

Treasure Island

September 17, 2013

Recent featured on TBB

Treasure Island

Incredible finding from TBB of this street inspired on the Treasure Island romance and built by Matthew Hurt. Every house has its peculiarities and fine details, with close historical allusions with pirates and the age of discovery.

Battle for Fort St. Frederic

September 13, 2013

Today’s highlight goes to this battle between the British and French forces, represented by Mattius Xavier in this MOC. The buildings techniques are simple, but the photo perspective and placement of figures gave life and action to the scene.

Fort Saint-Frédéric was a French fort built on Lake Champlain to secure the region against British colonization and control the lake. It was located in modern New York State across the lake from modern Vermont at the town of Crown Point, New York.

Battle for Fort St. Frederic

 

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

 

 

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.

 

Liberty Inn

November 20, 2011

Incredible work! Was the first and only thing that came to my mind when I saw the Liberty Inn built by ZCerberus.According to the author, the Inn was inspired in the Liberty store in London.

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Liberty1, originally uploaded by ZCerberus.

Go, go, go!

January 17, 2011

Look at this great World War 2 scene created by Schneider for Bricks Adventure 2011 in Hong Kong, and shared by Arzlan.
Suddenly I feel like to see again The Rescue of Private Ryan…

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Go !, originally uploaded by ArzLan.


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