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.

LEGO Nexo Knights 2017 sets unveiled [News]

Yesterday we got a look at more of the new City sets, and this morning we saw LEGO’s new BMW motorcycle. For a more fantasy twist, take a look at the Nexo Knights sets for 2017. We don’t have word on the price or part counts for the new sets yet, but I spy a number of new elements. Check out all six new sets below.

70351 Clay’s Falcon Fighter Blaster
LEGO Nexo Knights 2017
LEGO Nexo Knights 2017
LEGO Nexo Knights 2017

If you still haven’t picked up any of this year’s Nexo Knights sets, check out our reviews of Axl’s Tower Carrier, General Magmar’s Siege Machine of Doom, The Glob Lobber, Macy’s Thunder Mace, Aaron Fox’s Aero-Striker V2, and the stand-alone figures. And remember, many of this year’s Nexo Knights sets are currently on sale on Amazon.

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Sorcery is bad to the bone

This evil little floating rock was summoned into existence by Henry F, and it has a sinister feel that I love. The gray rocks have a cloud-like look that really makes them feel like they are floating, and the pillars give it a very elegant look. The genuflecting skeletons give it just the right amount of comic relief!

CCCXIV - The Three Pillars

This was built for Colossal Castle Contest XIV.

A Wizened Dragon to Bring You Victory

Aaron Newman‘s latest dragon is this beautiful sand-green and and gold beast. As we discussed in our interview with Aaron earlier this year, he builds in the style of official sets, so the dragon is completely poseable and quite sturdy unlike many fan-built LEGO dragons we highlight. I’d love to have this creature sitting on my desk, perhaps leaping into battle.

Obashi Mist Dragon

Obashi Portrait

A Hellish Warrior Never Fears His Enemies While He Still Holds His Axe

Yautis of Agimel, builder Djordje dubs this fierce fighter. I don’t know what the name means, but it sounds fitting for a warrior such as this. The whole character is well sculpted, but the helmet is amazing. The way the claws weave together to form a silver helmet is splendid, with two points of yellow revealing the beady eyes beneath.

Yautis of Agimel

This castle stands out from the bunch

Castles are a popular type of creation in the LEGO fan world so it takes something special to really stand out from the crowd.  Christope has certainly managed this in his latest build, Laslan Castle. I’m used to the muted tones of medieval life but orange, yellow, lime?? The use of such bright colours is very refreshing and actually works incredibly well for a this castle scene. As well as the great use of colour, there is also some lovely LEGO stonework to admire with the castle walls and the angled stone steps to the front entrance.

Laslan Castle

Don’t miss the details around the dock and the little merchant stall in the right-hand corner. This closer view also reveals the amount of work that has gone into creating the lovely textured stonework.

Laslan Castle

Toltobury Wharf

I am a sucker for medieval dioramas and this one, by Polish builder Toltomeja, is particularly good. The variations in the buildings while maintaining the color scheme really makes this little town pop and I especially like the structure of the cranes that tower over the hustle and bustle of the wharf.

Toltobury Wharf

There is so much story-telling and minute detail going on in the build, I could sit and stare at the pictures all day. You really have to check out the brilliant fretwork this builder has created using hand-cuffs over the archway.

Toltobury Wharf

What is dead may never die | Greyjoy stronghold from Game of Thrones in LEGO

The Game of Thrones universe is full of amazing structures, including a ginormous wall of ice, pyramids, and even a castle half-melted by dragonfire. But my personal favorite has always been Pyke, an ancient castle built upon the cliffs of the Iron Islands of Westeros. Anu Pehrson‘s LEGO version of the Greyjoy stronghold is breathtaking. Anu, who won an award for this creation at BrickCon recently in Seattle, perfectly captured the rickety towers connected by rope bridges and the eroded, mossy cliff faces. There’s even salty brine covering the lower rocks!

Pyke Castle

The landscaping in this large LEGO creation are worth a closer look, with blocks of green breaking up the gray cliffs.

Pyke Castle

Four seasons in LEGO

As I sit here, patiently waiting for the first bit autumn storms to arrive, I see the leaves changing color and the rain falling. I absolutely love the changing of the seasons. They’re all wonderful for different reasons. I adore autumn because it means that winter is almost here.

Galaktek has illustrated the changing of the seasons beautifully in this little vignette. It features a microscale central keep, surrounded by four valleys, each featuring a season. There is more, though, than you see initially to the build.

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Walk through time with a LEGO history of Roskilde Cathedral

I am fascinated by how buildings change through time. It’s so interesting to see how they are built, rebuilt, and modified as the needs of a community change. Lasse Vestergård has built this evolution of Roskilde Cathedral, a beautiful cathredral in Denmark. It serves as the final resting place for Danish royalty, and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1995.

Lasse has provided a ton of history and backstory for each iteration of the Catherdral, starting with the Danish King Harald Bluetooth in 980 CE all the way up to 2016. I invite you to view each build and read its history!

Click here to take a walk through time

Ye olde days of medieval yore

This medieval village by robbadopdop is alive with details and action. Each building features different construction techniques and some are placed diagonally to achieve a natural layout to the village. The windmill on the hill create staple landmark to top off this medieval LEGO masterpiece.

LEGO medieval diorama

The large diorama features lots of excellent details, including some great yellow hay bales under the awning on this green-roofed hut.

Medieval LEGO scene

Fee Fi Fo Fum! I smell the blood of a LEGO man

Jacob Nion‘s latest creation is an impressive fantasy diorama depicting a fearsome giant coming down from the mountains — no doubt to bring chaos and terror to a peaceful Crownie settlement.

The Giant

Whilst the scenery is well done, the giant himself is the obvious star of this show. The figure is packed full of nice parts usage — wrapped sails for trousers, minifig hair for his luxurious beard, and then there’s the use of “bigfig” troll arms as, err… arms. My favourite bit of the model? His packed lunch — a live cow. Nothing like a bit of fresh meat.

The Giant