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.

Colossal Castle Contest: Weekend Edition

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

CCCXI: The Order of the Bull (main)

Lego_Fan‘s Coast of Northern Lake

 

Gary^The^Procrastinator‘s Go Where No One Else Will Go

Go Where No One Else Will Go, Overview, CCCXI Secret Hideout Entry

David Hensel‘s Crow’s Nest

 

The contest runs through December 31, 2013, so get building!

LEGO Sword in the Stone – “Kay’s Squire”

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!

Kay's Squire

Friday Night Fights (Round 26)

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.

CCCXI 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!

Sarlina’s Cottage is the place to be

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.

CCC warm up!

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!

If you have Power Functions in your castle, magic is superfluous

Perhaps it’s just me, but I would never have imagined that LEGO Power Functions and LEGO Castles would go well together. There may be other examples out there that I am not aware of, but Marco den Besten (Ecclesiastes) proves me wrong with his Acirhon’s Nest.

Acirhon's Nest

At a first glance it’s a decent-looking castle with a bit of a fantasy theme. Take a closer look, however, and you’ll note a moving representation of a waterfall, a bear that moves in and out of its cave, some sort of bat circling one of the towers and warriors emerging from hatches in the top of another tower. Powerful stuff.

Mekorig’s Mine

Michal Herbolt (gearcs) makes his triumphant return to this blog of blogs with an outstanding Castle-themed diorama that is sure to catch and hold even your diminished attention span, constant reader. I was drawn in by the architecture and fancy rock formations, but I stayed for the fine details like the mine entrance and gate house. Perhaps my favorite detail is the classic blue wizard’s cap, used by the builder to simulate pouring water. Michal is no stranger to the subject of mining, and he uses just the right amount of minifigs to provide a sense of action without overwhelming the scene. If you click through the photo you’ll find plenty of photos to keep you immersed in the Medieval action.

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I used to be an adventurer like you

It’s likely not what builder Paul (Disco86) had in mind, but this scene reminds me of all the random encounters in the Elder Scrolls games (or the vastly under-rated Two Worlds games). It’s really a great little diorama, and I like the stonework ground under the orc camp. The blackened patch around the firepit is a nice touch, and the barricade looks convincingly ramshackle.

Orc Raid