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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.

Enter the Armory

You all know I’m a sucker for a good medieval scene. Well, this is a really good one. We don’t often see interior shots quite like this. Mark Erickson has knocked this one out of the park. I love the rows of weapons, the various stands and displays, as well as the overall architecture of the place. Overall, it’s a really nice build.
CCC (LoR) A Visit to the Armory.

Review of GI Bricks Exclusive Crate Packs featuring BrickArms and Brick Mercenaries

I just picked up a Claymore Crate from GI Bricks to review and Julie sent me the other two packs as well. All of these packs come with a BrickArms crate with special printing and four BrickArms weapons painted by Brick Mercenaries. They are available exclusively from GI Bricks.

Claymore CrateBloodshed CratePoison Crate

The Bloodshed Crate

This pack comes in a brown BrickArms crate with a splash of red blood printed on one side. The printing is very nicely done, as we have come to expect from BrickArms. The crate itself would actually be quite useful in a battle scene, perhaps with a slain minifig leaning against it. The pack includes a Claymore, Damien Blade, Havoc Blade and Killstrike Saber. What makes these weapons really special is the paint job by Josh Baum of Brick Mercenaries. The paint looks professionally done and he was able to recreate an accurate representation of blood-soaked weapons, rather than randomly applying red paint, as is so often done. The paint also feels very durable. On the GI Bricks website, it says that these are for display purposes only, but I think they would stand up to light play. They will get scratched up if left in a bin with other weapons, but normal handling isn’t going to affect them.

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Amazon LEGO sales for Black Friday 2014: Friends, Castle and Super Heroes

Amazon.com has kicked off its Black Friday week with some good sales on LEGO sets, if you are looking to do some early Christmas shopping or just want to pick up something for your own collection.


LEGO Friends Olivia’s House 3315is currently $55.47, down from an original price of $74.99.


LEGO Kings Castleis on sale for $85.07, down from $99.99.


Lego Castle Dragon Mountain – 70403is currently $41.33, down from $49.99.


LEGO City 60025 Grand Prix Truck Toy Building Setis $20.99, down from $29.99.


LEGO Superheroes 76011 Batman: Man-Bat Attackis currently $16.00, down from $19.99.


LEGO Super Heroes Spider-Cycle Chase 76004is $14.79, down from $19.99.


LEGO Superheroes 76017 Captain America vs. Hydrais $14.97, down from $19.99.


LEGO Super Heroes Superman Vs Power Armor Lex 6862is $15.00, down from $19.99.

Knife-throwing 101

RoR Thieves Guild Overall

Ryan Hauge, of BrickWarriors, just posted this fun little scene of an assassin training their apprentice. The timbered roof is cool and the crazy green flames in the fire make me smile, but the archways over the doors and fireplace really make this standout. I also have to mention that four-poster bed. The finials on the bedposts? BrickWarriors’ Magic Wands. Nice touch.

Ryan told me that this is a scene from his new book, now available on Amazon, also called “Riddle of Regicide (Pentavia Book 1)“.

A Shady Deal

(Goh 9) A Shady Deal

Vitreolum has some shenanigans going on in the shade of this wonderful, Middle-Eastern inspired fortress. I especially like the use of plate hinges to texture the walls and using orc swords to replicate the hinges on the door is brilliant. I also have to comment on his fig posing. Without those three figs, this build would be nice but dead. The simple placement of the guard looking over shoulder and the “traders” on the ground below really makes this come alive.