This castle by markus19840420 has seen better days, but the crumbling, mossy appearance of the structure is precisely what makes this build so appealing. Castle walls can be created quickly with LEGO. So quickly, that it becomes almost second nature to assemble bland, plain walls of grey. (I’ve taken apart more castle works-in-progress than I care to admit simply because they were too bland.) Markus’s battle-scared walls, on the other hand, have character. My favorite detail is the jagged hole in the tower revealing the set of spiral stairs inside. The figures huddled around the table under the awning also breathe life, and a little mystery, into this build.