Tag Archives: Castle

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.

Viking Short House

I’m not sure of the historical authenticity of the build, but I can tell you for sure that Dwalin Forkbeard built a cute little viking house:

Viking's House_front

He’s done a great job with shaping the roof and adding the right amount of details on the side of the building. But what what really makes this moc great for me is the little landscaping – the irregular shape, the carefully placed plates and tiles, and the fantastically balanced fence.

The Demon in the Night

Micah B.’s (Arkov) beastly villain is a fantastic creature. Titled the Mortal-Foe, it’s a great example of how good posing and careful parts usage can make a model come alive. There aren’t many more parts on display here than in the typical Bionicle/Hero-Factory set, and yet Micah’s fey being displays a great deal more personality and life (and death) than most official sets.

Arharicus, the Mortal-foe

Castle – History and Fantasy

I sometimes forget that there are two different types of Castle builds, all too often my thoughts of Castles are that of wonderful fantasy creations from the figments of imagination. So it was refreshing to see Macsen Wledig‘s historic fort:

Hadrian's Wall Milecastle

As Macsen describes it:

Hadrian’s Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain between AD 122 and AD126, during the rule of the eponymous Emperor Hadrian. It stretched some 120km between the Solway Firth in the west to the Tyne Estuary east. Along it were placed Milecastles, located at regular intervals of one Roman Mile (approx. 1.5km). Barracks and facilities for cooking and storage were provided at each, with the garrisons varying in number, but up to a maximum of 64 troops.

Then again, it’s fun to see some less historically accurate builds… like dragons. Which Gabriel Thomson (qi_tah) has kindly provided us:

Friend or Foe - 1

Two piece micro castle

MocPages’ annual MocAthalon is in full swing! One of the more unique contests in the community, teams of five work to build in 30 different zany categories.
Justin and Jordan W. (General JJ) steps up and puts in this fantastic build for his team:
Ackermouth Keep

You might say it’s not really that amazing given some of the other micro builds we’ve seen … But take a closer look, this build was for the ‘Pair Dare’ category – where only two elements (of any colour) may be used. Yes, this entire build is made out the 1×1 slopes and the 1×2 masonry profile bricks.
Really fantastic parts use guys, good luck to you, and all the teams (you’ll need it!).

In-Depth Look at The LEGO Movie Closing Credits

How many of you saw the LEGO movie? All of you? Excellent. Did you hear they’re doing a sequel, due in 2017? That’s pretty fantastic news to me. I’d love to go back to that world.

Art of the Title gives a really insightful walk-through of the process creating the end-credits, with all of those excellent micro-scale worlds. If you need a reminder of how awesome it really is, their article has it for you to watch and pause whenever you’d like. The article doesn’t name any fans by name, though you may recognize a couple of builds, like Bruce Lowell‘s cow skull and hot dog.

Which of the end-credit builds was your favorite?