Typically for castle builds we see…castles. Medieval villages and the like. Wandering bands of thieves and vagabonds, fearless knights, and the occasional dragon. There’s a handful of awe-inspiring cathedrals for diversity.
What we don’t often get are places of learning. Brian Corredor presents his Great Library at Saltoro, for your viewing and learning pleasure.
This fabulous library is an entry into Classic-Castle’s Colossal Castle Contest. You can head over there and check out the prizes and enter yourself!
It comes as no surprise that Kiwi builder David Hensel (Legonardo Davidy) has produced another fantastic castle. I really like the base on this one, as David is perfecting the slope-built rock technique. The wood-plank front door is also quite nice, and the stone walls have just enough texturing to look appropriately weathered without going overboard.
Blake Baer and Jack Bittner showcased their third castle collaboration at BrickFair earlier this year, and now they have taken photos of the display for everyone to enjoy. The creation uses around 80,000 pieces and stands 4’8″ tall. It features a colorful marketplace, a beautiful wooded area and of course, the gate of Erebor. You can see the entire gallery on Flickr along with a video and a shot with the builders for scale. If you want to see construction photos, check out more on MOCpages.
Now here’s a cult I might join: a place where bacon is revered and cooked tenderly to a delicious crisp. Builder Rifiröfi has an active imagination and the building chops to really bring home the bacon.
Thanksgiving’s around the corner, and around these parts, that means Classic-Castle‘s annual Colossal Castle Contest is well underway. There are plenty of fantastic entries, and I want to highlight a few that caught my eye!
Justin M‘s Order of the Bull
Lego_Fan‘s Coast of Northern Lake
Gary^The^Procrastinator‘s Go Where No One Else Will Go
David Hensel‘s Crow’s Nest
The contest runs through December 31, 2013, so get building!
Steven Erickson (Brother Steven) built this fun medieval scene and I love how the jesters are all “balanced” on top of one another. The expressions and posing of the minifigs in this scene is spot-on. The look of anticipation on the bottom-most jester, as he prepares to step up onto the ball is hysterical!
I haven’t posted one of my own builds in awhile, so thought I would share this one. I had to build a Medieval Feast with a 16×16 stud footprint for a challenge in which I’m involved. I have to say that I’m liking the Lord of the Rings elves much more than I expected.
Luke Watkins Hutchinson (-Derfel Cadarn-) has beautifully recreated a scene from Disney’s Sword in the Stone. The ramshackle tower and worn, eroded walls make this build stand out, but the smaller details bring it to life. For those familiar with the movie, you can see young “Wart” (young King Arthur) cranking on the jousting dummy while the arrogant Sir Kay practices his “form”. Quite the fun build!
Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another throat crushing edition of Friday Night Fights! Tonight’s bout features builders two Castle-Heads ready to get medieval on each other for the honor of the king. Let’s go to the tale of the tape:
Fighting out of the red corner, from “The Land of Misfit Toys“…Lego_fan and his Lindon Castle.
And fighting out of the blue corner, from the 13th American Colony…Magnificent Mark of Falworth and his Aldora castle.
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, the Battle of Hub-14 ended with a magnificent 10-5 victory for Nick Trotta and his purple VTOL with the unpronounceable name. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!
A rather unique approach to the tudor building, I couldn’t resist the lines and shapes David Hensel (Legonardo Davidy) created with this brilliant little cottage. The colors and angles work beautifully together.
He says it’s a warm-up for the annual contest over at Classic-Castle. If this is the warm-up I can’t wait to see the competition!