Posts Tagged ‘Ships’

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.

The Princess Ceinwyn

August 9, 2011

Hi everyone. I have been out for some time but returned for a new season of historical posts :-)

I would like to open this new season in History Bricks with a MOC of one of my favorite builders – Derfel Cadarn. Just look at this princess and how beautiful she is with those incredible details. The whips are definitely my favorite building technique.

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The Princess Ceinwyn, originally uploaded by - Derfel Cadarn -.

Viking Village

December 14, 2010

Look at this great Viking Village presented by davee123 at Eurobricks. The overall design is great but what I liked most was the roof’s new technique.

Read more about it here.

Kingston,1729

November 28, 2010

I’ll announce my returning to writing with this awesome seaport by pif500. The small boat it’s a beauty, the jail with a hole in the roof, the details of the buildings, but for me, the cherry in the top of the cake is the bell’s support in the top of the white church.

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Kingston,1729, originally uploaded by pif500.

How to build a Frigate

October 31, 2010

Captain Green Hair wrote an extensive building instructions with pictures of how he built his latest frigate. He started his project in Eurobricks at 27 June 2009 and finished yesterday after posting the last set of pictures.

Here’s some pictures of the building process:

Read the full article here.

Micro Abu Simbel – Egypt

October 13, 2010

Jonathan Gilbert (aka Shmails) built a micro Abu Simbel, the famous temple carved into the side of a mountain in Egypt for the MCCVI over at Classic Castle. These micro constructions always fascinated me. I love the techniques to get those great details, such as the dozen of levers to represent the boat’s oars.

See more pictures at his gallery.

Sea galleon

October 10, 2010

Luca Emme 86 built a nice galleon that remind me a mix between the old LEGO set #6274 – Caribbean Clipper and the new #10201 Imperial Flagship. The author says that was inspired in a custom ship of SlyOwl. Comparing the two MOCs I must say that he done a good job upgrading some details, such as the small barrel in the top of the main mast and the wooden beams that supports the sails (I’m sorry, but I don’t know the technical name of these “beams”).

You may see more pictures here.

Fort McHenry battle

September 15, 2010

The Fort McHenry diorama is the third creation of Blake Baer in a tribute to America. This diorama illustrates the battle between the English ships and the US army. The English soldiers tried to get into Philadelphia but first they had to defeat the Fort McHenry defenses. After a long bombardment and several attempts to capture the fort, the English navy seeing the battle would be a stale mate withdrew his ships and retreated to New Orleans.

This diorama shows an incredible high detailed US flag and very good details of the rockets and bombs hitting their targets. The explosions and smoke turns this MOC very dynamic. Last but not least, I loved the small bubbles of the small boat!

Blake wrote here a good description of the history around this MOC and the fight of the US to declare independence to England.

Age of Discovery Cog

August 25, 2010

Steve Vargo took to Brickfair this small trading ship. The simplicity of the construction and the similarities with a real cog caught my attention.

View more pictures here.


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