Posts Tagged ‘France’

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


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.



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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.


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…


Go !, originally uploaded by ArzLan.

Airborne in Normandy – 1944

September 1, 2010

Ciamoslaw Ciamek (aka PigletCiamek) has done another excellent layout, this time showing the war scenario of the airborne in Normandy at 1944.

There a lot of cool details that is hard to point out the favorites. I will suggest a close look to the German tank, infantry and the anti-aircraft machinery.

Here is the Ciamek’s description of the diorama:

Diorama shows US airborne troops landing in Normandy.
At night of 5/6 June 1944, as a prelude to the landing in Normandy operation an airborne troops assault was made. The work is inspired by the events from St. Mere Eglise town described in a book and depicted in the movie “The Longest Day”.

It is a “loose” presentation of the subject , as despite the quite “idyllic” atmosphere, there is also an unexpected gathering of German military equipment:
- Tiger tank
- Flakvierling anti-aircraft gun
- Anti-aircaft searchlight with a generator
- Wehrmacht post

You may see more pictures at his gallery.

The battle of Cherbourg

August 23, 2010

Andrew made a cool representation of the Cherbourg liberation day that took place some days after D-day. Chergbourg was a strategic point of the Allied campaign to reconquer Europe from the Nazi occupation. The diorama illustrates French civilians emerging from their hidings to welcome the allied troops and the heavy damage in the buildings caused by the long days of battle. This construction deserves that we take a few moments to explore all the details, such as the bullets holes, the damage walls and the high-detailed M4 Sherman tank!

See more photos at Andrew’s photostream and his announcement at The Brothers Brick.

Mont St. Michel

April 26, 2010

I have this MOC waiting on the queue for some days and now here it is. Torgugick made this brilliant representation of Mont St. Michel. I’m amazed with the enormous amount of detail he inserted in this microscale version of the French landmark.

See more pictures here.

French Navy Xebex

April 12, 2010

Bonaparte made a fantastic french navy Xebex. Xebex was a Mediterranean sailing ship that was used mostly for trading but quoting Bonaparte itself here’s his description of this masterpiece:

Xebecs were used in the Mediterranean by French corsairs mainly for quick interception and getaway. The corsairs favored the xebec for its speed and maneuverability, and for its shallow draft which also aided in escaping larger vessels. These qualities were recognized by many of the European navies, and the vessel was quickly adopted into the Mediterranean squadrons as commerce-raiders and anti-piracy cruisers. – by Bonaparte.

See more pictures of this MOC at flickr.

How to build a castle

March 26, 2010

Mala C has a nice collection of photos in is flickr gallery of great MOCs. I would like to point out the MOC designed by Steve Gerling that shows the process of building the France’s Beaumaris Castle. Master James of St. George designed the real Beaumaris Castle in 1295.

See more pictures at flickr.

31 Incredible Examples of Lego Architecture

February 28, 2010

A friend of mine sent me the link to this nice post in the WebUrbanist that collects 31 examples of Lego Architecture. Since most of them are landmarks that belong to our human history, I though that HistoryBricks’ readers would  appreciate it :)

Read the full post here.


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