Recently the Polish LEGO club LUGPol ran a challenge to build a monochrome LEGO model. I think we can agree that Hippotam more than succeeded in meeting the challenge and making a great model with his “Destruction of Pompeii“. I’d like to see more people try building in just one colour.
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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.
tiberium_blue is known for his technique of making brick-walls out of liftarms as seen in The Sleepy Oak and T’Met Monastery. His latest is another great example showcasing this style, but also notable is the landscape that features embedded boulders that first made their appearance in Castle Palamar.
Mike Doyle spent over 600 hours to create this majestic fantasy cityscape called Odan. The creation depicts the peaceful contact of extraterrestrials with a race of highly spiritual humans. The diorama measures 5′ high by 6′ wide, but more impressive is its consistent quality in every corner as is characteristic of Mike’s focus on detail. Continue reading →
This brightly colored Inn by Nick V (brickthing) is just packed full of detail. I can’t say I would have ever recognized it from it’s source material, but Nick’s description says it was inspired by a number of buildings from Asterix. I’ll take his word for it!
The Iron Throne, that notoriously uncomfortable chair at the heart of the turmoil in Westeros in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, has been wonderfully recreated in Lego by Jacob Nion. And of course, to accompany it is the beloved, if ill-fated, Ned Stark, Hand of the King. Jacob is following Continue reading →
Brick Vader shows off a LEGO textural study in his medieval witchhunting diorama. I’m particularly fond of the surprise studs in the studs forward segments of the wall. And the leaning chimney is very neat. I’m now almost convinced someone can make The Shambles out of LEGO.
Someone said recently that we don’t feature enough scenes — just models. That seemed like a fair criticism, so I’ve tried to keep my eye out for interesting LEGO photos that don’t necessarily feature a model, as such. This photo by Hayden certainly fits the bill. We’ve gotten so used to highlighting “well-lit” models on Continue reading →
One of the MocAthalon categories this year is to build a medieval inn. Julien Andries (Julandrius) has built one full of character and detail — from the battered tile roof to the splotched walls and rough stonework.
March is Marchikoma month in the Lego Flickr community, resulting in many variations of think tanks. Chris Maddison‘s variation on the theme is far out of the ordinary, and he attributes it to listening music from Howl’s Moving Castle while building.
The last time we featured a model of Orthanc, it was over 7 feet tall. This time we’re going to the other extreme, with this awesome micro-scale version of Saruman’s flooded monolith by flickr user Julius No. Even the microscale ents are instantly recognizable.
Now here’s a gorgeous bit of medieval architecture by Paul Vermeesch. Paul says this lovely seaside monastery was inspired by his deft modding of Bombur’s hair into a tonsure. The white and medium-dark flesh tones of the building give a wonderfully refreshing feeling that’s different than the gritty, disheveled look so many castle builders aim Continue reading →
This castle display by The Brick Time Team is a pretty attractive display. There is a lot of detail, and the edges of the display are decorated quite nicely. What really sets it apart however, is its modular nature. With this configuration, the builders can quickly convert this display into a variety of options. I Continue reading →
This gorgeous river fortress was built by Soccersnyderi for Guilds of Historica. I really like how the castle spans the river and the landscaping is quite nice. All the pieces really seem to mesh and create something special here. You also have to love the roof on the main tower.
The tenth year of the CCC was a big one! We had over 400 entries and many of the honorable-mentions would have been winners in previous years. Check out winners and enjoy some Castle-Greatness! Here are some of my favorites among the winners: Best Castle – Ras al Jabar by Fianat Best Winter Scene – Continue reading →
Here is one from last month that should have been posted but I overlooked it. This incredibly detailed tower, by Kyle, is outstanding. From the bricks and rockwork to the details on the crennelations, it is all top-notch. Kyle is a builder to keep an eye on.