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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.

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.

Ccythra will grind your bones solely for his own enjoyment. April 17, 2009

Posted by shadowviking in Castle, Fantasy.
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Ccythra

Originally uploaded by Kǻrrde

This mythical MOC by Karrde is monstrously awesome. I’m particularly loving the legs and kilt. The chain and skull are great touches, too…

Soaring Free April 2, 2009

Posted by shadowviking in Animals, Castle, vignettes.
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Eagle

Originally uploaded by zarlighttusk

Zarlighttusk‘s eagle is simply brilliant. It’s quite easily recognizable, and the fish is a very nice touch.

Dwarven Rollercoaster by Slyowl February 21, 2009

Posted by Nathan in Castle, Classic Themes, Fantasy, Historical, Humor.
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Dwarven Rollercoaster
Originally uploaded by SlyOwl

Barney puts a creative twist on the Renaissance Fair concept to make this pair of dioramas depicting the an anachronistic rollercoaster built at a medieval carnival – an alternative source for Dwarfish income as well as an alternate use for their excavation skills. Be sure to check out the other half of the scene on flickr, perhaps built together for Classic-Clastle’s Job Müller contest.