Here’s a fun scene by Mattius Xavier. I always love a bit of good forced perspective in a model, plus I don’t see that old school dragon nearly enough. This is a very nicely composed shot, and shows what you can do without any fancy photography tools, and only a bit of clever building and Continue reading →
LEGO Castle models on The Brothers Brick
Dragons! Knights in shining armor! Trebuchets & ballistas! From enormous LEGO castles buttoned up for battle to peaceful village market scenes, we’ve got your LEGO Castle needs covered right here.
David Leest (Deviet) returns to the Brother-Ship after an almost two year absence. The diorama is a classic slice of fantasy boilerplate with soaring towers, meticulous rock-vomit and of course, access to the water table. The star of the show is the bridge that somehow anchors the model and helps to elevate the whole enchilada. Continue reading →
David Hensel (Legonardo Davidy) is churning out creations this week, with at least six decent dioramas in as many days. First up is this great little scene. The mounted Wyvern is what really makes this one shine. Also there’s this gorgeous mill scene. Be sure to check out David’s photostream to see the rest of Continue reading →
The summer wave of sets is here, and LEGO has focused its Tolkien license back onto the Lord of the Rings trilogy, while we wait on the new Hobbit movies. The Council of Elrond is the medium sized set in this wave at $29.99 USD, with 243 pieces. I find it interesting that LEGO chose Continue reading →
The_jetboy is taking the concept of a “seed part”* to a whole new level. He’s used a single piece, the wide track link, 92 times to create this crazy microscale citadel. It’s not often I find visually interesting models made of only one part type. *A seed part is single part type that must be Continue reading →
Ryxe and Sanna has been working on a Lego model of the Czech Hluboká Castle for the majority of the past year. From the looks of it the model’s footprint is larger than a twin-sized bed. While size doesn’t always make a Lego creation great, there are sufficient details to be admired such as the Continue reading →
There are various ways to avoid the big-blank-wall syndrome on different builds (Ships can suffer from it, Castles are prone to it, and some buildings for Town see it, too). I like to look at different ways to avoid that, and we’ve had some pretty fancy stuff here before. Sometimes, though, simple is just fine. Continue reading →
Although our next featured builder is guilty of using way too many first names, Tim (Gilbert_Keith) knows how to build a sweet looking castle. I considered blogging this when it debuted about a month ago and decided not to because I’m a jerk and I was probably distracted by something shiny. “Chester Keep” has everything Continue reading →
French fan Théo‘s latest model depicts a terrifying past filled with adventurous biologists, mighty dragons, and a fair bit of Steampunkery.
Ádám Monostori’s (Rifiröfi) colorful presentation of this action-packed medieval scene is quite eye-catching. It made me realize that an appropriately colored and textured background adds a lot to the photo, which you can see in more of his works. Thanks for the tip Gabe Umland!
Sometimes relatively simple scenes can provide the most opportunity for showing terrific quality. Take, for instance, this beautiful diorama of the Roman invasion of Britain by James Pegrum (peggyjdb) which is really just a bit of shoreline with some soldiers. I’ve seen the trans-blue 1×1 round plates used as water many times, but James has Continue reading →
I can’t let the weekend slip by without something to appeal to the Kastle-heads out there and this one is just the way you like it..fresh out of the creative oven. We’re nearing the midpoint of 2013 and already K.Kreations (which sounds horribly like a Kardashian enterprise), has appeared three times on this rag-tag fugitive Continue reading →
I’ve been in Atlanta the last few days, but I would rather have been spending my time in this excellent microscale castle scene built by oLaF-LM and his 8-year-old son. The pair of sailing ships in the harbor and the castle town are especially lovely. The LEGO clips as the castle walls’ crenellations are also Continue reading →
legonardo Davidy makes the first of what will no doubt be many appearances on this humble blog with an inspired build he calls “Receiving orders“. The model is part of the Guilds of Historica fan-theme that features great builds from a variety of builders that should be familiar to constant readers. The angle of the Continue reading →
ZCerberus built this LEGO Castle scene for the Guilds of Historica challenge over on Eurobricks. Orcs defend their home against a marauding human army (or something like that). ZCerberus built quite a few motorized elements into his diorama, including a whirlwind, battering ram, and catapults. Check out the video for the action.