Posts Tagged ‘USA’

The Blue and The Gray, American Civil War

July 9, 2014

The Blue and The Gray
The Blue and The Gray by Gary^The^Procrastinator

Lake Worth Gold Mine

October 19, 2013

Fedin posted this beautiful minifigure scale model of the Gold Mine on the HistoryBricks flickr’s group. The rockwork is amazing but the minifgures posing is my favorite part of this diorama. We can find the workers, bandits, the old miner and  the guy washing the dirt/gold on the lakeshore.

By coincidence, today I’m recovering my brother’s old set 6761-1: Bandit’s Secret Hide-Out :D

Lake Worth Gold Mine

The Battle of Little Round Top

September 16, 2013

 

 

Defense of Little Round Top, Overview

As mentioned previously, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. This sizeable diorama depicts the defense of the hill known as “Little Round Top” on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2nd, 1863). Here The 20th Maine commanded by  Col. Joshua Chamberlain, defend the height of the hill against the onslaught of the 4th, 15th, and 47th Alabama under Confederate Brig. Gen. Evander Law. The Union troops successfully repulsed the attack, setting the stage for the next, and last, day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Hats off to Gary the Procrastinator who built this!

 

B-17 Flying Fortress

September 8, 2013

Recently featured on TBB

B-17 Flying Fortress

The iconic Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” returns to the skies with this model by Brian Fitzsimmons. The nose turret and bombardier’s station show considerable detail, including two smaller windows aft of the nose. The sculpting of the wings, in particular, stands out for its elegant shapes.

As impressive the model, Brian’s Flickr feed includes LDD renderings of is model that are also worth checking out.

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.

 

City Tram at LEGO CUUSOO

May 20, 2013

Trams are an iconic mean of transportation of several cities across the globe, just like the ones we can find at San Francisco or Lisbon.

Lisbon tram San Francisco tram

In my opinion, LEGO is missing these wonderful vehicles so I had proposed at LEGO CUUSOO a new city transportation set, based on my Lisbon tram MOCs.

I hope I can count with your support by approving the project at http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/1079. Please, help me share it on facebook also by visiting History Bricks facebook page.

lisbon tram

The project is gaining more and more supporters each day. Than you very much! :)

 

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.

 

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.

Wild west chariot

October 16, 2011

Lovely these two wild west charriots built by Matija Grguric. The amount of details is very high and he managed to capture really well the concept of these western’s icons.

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Wild west chariot, originally uploaded by Matija Grguric.


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