We will remember them

Guns along the Western Front fell silent on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Using LEGO as a medium to acknowledge Veterans Day, Armistice Day or Remembrance Day wherever you are, is just our community’s way of remembering all of those who sacrificed for their country.

Lest We Forget by Simon Liu
Lest We Forget.

Remembrance 2015 by Luc Byard Remembrance 2015

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Deborah Higdon IMGP7275f

Poppy by Fujiia
Poppy Flower - Unedited version

Lest We Forget by JK Brickworks Lest We Forget

We Will Remember Them by Nick Sweetman
We Will Remember Them

7 comments on “We will remember them

  1. Andrew

    It’s not a question of “not appealing” — it’s a matter of not being able to find things buried on Belgian websites. ;-) Thanks for the link!

  2. Elspeth De Montes Post author

    Hi brickprojects, thank you for sharing the link. I’ve just watched the video and,while I could not understand a word, it made no difference as the build is certainly impressive. I liked the display location in the grounds of the actual Memorial itself as the direct comparison shots where a nice touch. The sentiments are not lost despite the language barrier for me. Thanks!

  3. brickprojects

    The embedded link is of a national tv show highlighting heroes-for-a-day; here’s a concise transcript :
    Jan Vanden Berghe (can’t find much on the internet), 50 years old is both interior architect and AFOL.
    He used blueprints to recalculate everything to LEGO proportions, and worked 5 months on the project.
    This culminated in displaying the replica right in front of the original. Ornaments : TECHNIC gears, Ninjago Sensei Wu hats, Lego Games Microfigs ( facing towards the building, so the print is not visible )
    Visitor : “Piece count?” – Jan : “How much names on the Memorial ? There’s your answer.” The Last Post still moves him no matter how often he hears it.

  4. Elspeth De Montes Post author

    Perfect thanks :-) I saw the blueprints and it’s interesting to know he is an architect too. It is very precise!

  5. Elspeth De Montes Post author

    No worries Nick, your build is certainly one of the ones that sticks in my memory when Remembrance Day and Lego combine. :-)

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