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An Even Longer While December 14, 2010

Posted by cptdecius in Classic Castle, Fantasy, Historical.
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I’ll give it another try…

Here’s something cool to kick everything off with. This is from a rather new builder to the community. He is 13 an already building this.

Preparing for siege

Preparing for Siege

Originally Uploaded by Glory_Forever

Its Been a While December 3, 2009

Posted by cptdecius in Castle, Classic Pirates, Classic Themes, Historical, Naval, Pirates.
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As with most Teenage Lego Builders, school takes up a good portion of life. Certainly, I am no exception. It seems that a mix of schoolwork, homework, music, sports, and just normal social activities have kept me busy and away from a hobby I love. Recently, I have tried to get back with the community.

Well, lets kick it off with a new creation from our very own Zack Milenius(Newright).
The Reconstruction of Fort Oswald

As usual, Newright brings us a well crafted, detailed, beautifully executed, large pirate themed layout. The Reconstruction of Fort Oswald is a great little (large) creation, and has some great features, not to mention a large ship of the line entering the harbor. He brings in some SNOT techniques with the smooth water, and some cliff construction techniques with the rocks on the left-hand side.

As usual, great job Zack. Now, perhaps we can get you back on track with your SHIP.

The Reconstruction of Fort Oswald

Originally uploaded by Newright

Seven Dirty Walls September 4, 2009

Posted by shadowviking in Castle, Classic Castle, Classic Themes, Historical.
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Castle Carlin

Ursprünglich hochgeladen von Zimzø

‘kay, so Castle Carlin probably isn’t named after the comedian, but to make up for that, it’s super cool. I especially love the great wall texture and Tudor section (not that half timbered additions on castle are uncommon, just that it’s well done). Landscaping’s pretty good, too.
Well built, Zimzø.

Office Building and 30s Car July 12, 2009

Posted by cptdecius in Historical, LEGO Photography, Modern, Prop Replicas, Town, vignettes.
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Here is something I think should be blogged. Mdrn~Mrvls’, who is usually a strong vehicle builder, now brings us this “Office Building and 30s Car”. Of course, it does have a well built vehicle in it.
Office Building and 30s Car
This creation comes from a series of vehicles that Mdrn is building stretching from a fire engine to a dump truck.

Birthday Wishes July 10, 2009

Posted by Nathan in Historical, Minifigs, Modern, Western.
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Nikola Tesla
Originally uploaded by Sir Nadroj

Jordan (Sir Nadroj) wishes our favorite eccentric electrician, AC advocate, radio revolutionary, and Serbian savant a very merry 153rd.

Also note, this is at least the second time I’m writing about these two fellows here on this blog, both Tesla and Jordan, and hopefully not the last either!

Castle Brædacre July 9, 2009

Posted by Nathan in Castle, Classic Castle, Classic Themes, Historical, Military.
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Castle Braedacre

Originally uploaded by Shadow Viking

This hæs got to be the lærgest LEGO work ever constructed by fellow blogger Peder Peter (who also displayed it at BrickWorld). Allegedly drawing an archaic etymology from the Old English for “Flat Field”, the fortress is aptly named. Additionally, the architecture is rather aesthetically pleasing and appears to be an attempt to emulate the Norman style that became popular in England after the year 1070 AD. The light gray curves and bends are beautifully fluid, but also note the Tudor style second floor and the wooden stables that break up the otherwise contiguous gray walls rather well.

Also, there’s viking-Aunt-May-archers!

BrickWorld ’09 June 24, 2009

Posted by cptdecius in Ancient, Animals, Armor, Blacktron, Castle, Classic Castle, Classic Pirates, Classic Space, Classic Themes, Cyberpunk, Fantasy, Hardsuits, Historical, Humor, Ice Planet, LEGO Photography, Mecha, Microspace, Military, Minifigs, Modern, Naval, Near-Future, News, Pirates, Post-Apocalyptic, Prop Replicas, Racing, Real Life, Science Fiction, Space, Space Police, Starfighters, Steampunk, Town, Trains, vignettes, Western.
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BrickWorld 2009 was for the most part, a great success. The real highlight was the Micropolis, and the Space display, for me. Space has died ever since Brickfest ’06, however, this year, Starfighters and SHIP’s ruled the half the tables of AMCP display. Castle was a little disappointing this year, but it was still cool since Peter brought along his castle. The vendors were expensive as usual. This year, there were not as many trains, which is a good thing and a bad thing for many people. All in all, a great convention with a staggering 556 attendees. 
BrickWorld SHIP's (Nannan Zhang's Picture)/SHIP WIP

^That wasn’t even all of the SHIP’s. There were two more.

Some Towers by Adam Tucker

Now, all we have to do is start preparing for BrickWorld 2010. Next year, we have the whole hotel.

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) June 10, 2009

Posted by Nathan in Ancient, Castle, Historical, Minifigs.
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Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Originally uploaded by Sir Nadroj

I really love this. Named after the hit swing-style tune, Sir Nadroj has delivered a gracefully rendered atmosphere fluently emphasizing Turkish architectural vernacular as well as a touch of cultural heritage with use of the Indian printed elements from the Orient Expedition product line. Although I slightly miss the ogee style arches so commonly associated with Byzantine design, I particularly fancy the fountain as both a realistically and aesthetically fitting facet to an overall beautiful scene (even despite the fact that Jordan has only built it and thrown it on flickr to boast the fact that he’s got his hands a certain piece earlier than most other people have. But hey, as a common follower of his work, that is something to which I have grown accustomed. This time he even admitted it. Ha!)

Sigmar had no sisters! May 7, 2009

Posted by tinywilliam in Castle, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic.
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Sigmar had no sisters!

Originally uploaded by <Shadow Viking>

I love this. Not only because Warhammer is awesome, but also because Peter is awesome.

Let the pics speak for themselves!

Burnt-Njal approved! May 5, 2009

Posted by Hawk in Castle, Fantasy, Historical.
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Loki's Champion


Loki’s Champion

Originally uploaded by <Shadow Viking>

Perhaps Peter Anderson (ShadowViking on Flickr) gets featured here too often, but this awesome viking-themed vignette, featuring a shadowy Champion of Loki wreathed in infernal flames was too impressive not to blog. Amazing work with the fire, and a fun backstory melding the mythology of the Vikings with LEGO’s Orc warriors.