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

Victorian London Street Life

Jonas wanted to build a wall and decided to present this awesome vignette.
The streetlamp is very good but my favourite detail is, definitely, the little bird on his nest!

Victorian London Street Life

Victorian London Street Life by Jonas O.

Pictorial Map of Europe

Great work by Matt Base representing Europe’s countries with some of the most iconic monuments. The micro scale work is amazing. Thumbs up also for the map itself!
Pictorial Map of Europe
Pictorial Map of Europe by Matt Bace

To War!

James presented this wonderful ship representing the arrival of King Richard at Acre during the Third Crusade.
I really like how James built the wooden hull of the ship! Well done and another great historical entry on the blog :)

To War!

Here’s the historical context given by James on Flickr.

1191AD, June 8, King Richard lands at Acre during the Third Crusade

The Third Crusade had begun after Saladin had conquered a great part of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The Crusaders afterwards controlled only Tyre, Tripoli, and Antioch. A new Crusade is called by Pope Gregory VIII in October of 1187AD.

Richard had become King of England on 6th July 1198AD and began preparations to join the third Crusade. On his way to the Holy Land he fights in Sicily and Cyprus, gaining control of Cyprus an important Island for the Crusaders.

On arriving at Acre, he arranges a meeting with Saladin, and an armistice of three days is agreed so the meeting can take place. However, both Richard and Philip II of France fall ill. There is no meeting.

Afterwards Richard and his forces help capture Acre, despite his serious illness. Although sick from scurvy and being carried on a stretcher, he fights, picking off guards on the walls of Acre with his crossbow.

Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Jan 22, 1879

Gary built this realistic representation of the famous battle from the Zulu War of 1879.
I remember of an old movie I saw with my grandfather, many years ago, about this war. The picture I have in my mind of the battle between the Zulu and British soldiers is precisely the same as the one Gary published on Eurobricks. Quite impressive!
Regarding the building techniques I would like to highlight the wall texture, the thatched roof and the ground.
Battle of Rorke's Drift, Jan 22, 1879, Main Overview
Battle of Rorke’s Drift, Jan 22, 1879, Main Overview by Gary^The^Procrastinator

The beginning of an era

A great shot of this simple but beautiful pre-historic MOC.
The beginning of an era
The beginning of an era by James Pegrum

Here’s the historical context given by James on Flickr.

9,600BC (approximately) some of the first Homo Sapiens come to the most western peninsula of Europe, which will one day become an island, Britain.

During the last ice age there had been several changes between glacier advance and retreat. Now the ice is beginning to melt and in time it will have dramatic changes to coastlines.

For the time being hunter gathers follow the mammoth and reindeer who can still travel across dry land to this part of Europe.