Posts Tagged ‘USA’
It was revealed the first official pictures lining up the new minifigs of series 12.
I’m glad to find a few more historical characters, this time the collection seems to include a Mongol and female Greek warrior. It also seems to include a new Musketeer and a old western gold miner :D
In overall the new collection is very attractive and it’s probably related with the new Lego Minifigures online game.
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
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!
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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.
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.”
Check more pictures at Eric’s gallery.