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.

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?

When winter arrives, this is where I want to be

Lego, by its very nature, can often look fragile and plastic, but this castle by Gideon_83 is impressively solid and substantial. The nicely textured walls are thick and imposing, and the battlements and numerous arrow slits seem ready to rain fire on anyone trying to arrive with a battering ram.

Friday Night Fights (Round 31)

Happy New Year Fight Fans! It’s 2014 and we have a long season ahead of us. For tonight’s fight we bring you the duel of the dragons. Let’s go to the tale of the tape:

In the red corner, from the literary scene to the big screen we have Jonas (Legopard) and his Smaug the Stupendous:
Fire and Water

In the opposite blue corner, from the big screen down to the tv screen we have Stormbringer and his Skrill Showdown:
Skrill Showdown

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 knights vs demons ended with a score of of 3-1 for Moko’s Knight Gundam. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!