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  1. 26 countries built of LEGO bricks: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Greenland, UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, India, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Japan, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, USA and Australia. More photos:
  2. Roskilde Cathedral (Roskilde Domkirke) is one of the most famous churches in Denmark. The cathedral is the burial site for the Danish monarchs and is known as the church in the world where most kings and queens are buried. Since 1995, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These 7 LEGO models show the history of Roskilde Cathedral during the last 1000 years. The 7 LEGO models are built in scale 1:200. Roskilde Cathedral, year 980 According to the legends, Roskilde was founded by the legendary King Roar back in the 6th century. The name Roskilde means Roar’s spring. In the beginning the village had no church because Denmark was still pagan. Around year 965, the Danish king Harald Bluetooth (Harald Blåtand) converted to Christianity. When Roskilde became the new capital of Denmark, there should of course be built a church in the town. Around year 980, Harald Bluetooth built a small wooden church on the site where Roskilde Cathedral is today. The wooden church was named Trinity Church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. When Harald Bluetooth died around year 986, he was buried in the church. So did his son Sweyn Forkbeard (Svend Tveskæg), who died in year 1014. Around year 1020, Roskilde became the seat of the Bishop of Roskilde and the church became a cathedral. No one knows exactly how the wooden church has been like. Therefore, I had to use a some imagination when I built the LEGO model. Roskilde Cathedral, year 1080 After the church had been recognized as a cathedral, it was decided to replace the small wooden church with a larger travertine church. It was completed by Bishop Svend Nordmand around 1080. The Danish king Svend Estridsen was buried in the church when he died in 1074. The travertine church was built in Romanesque style, which was the dominant style in Europe in the early Middle Ages. Roskilde Cathedral, year 1230 In 1160, the art of firing bricks was brought to Denmark by monks from the south, and the new material was employed. Around year 1170 Bishop Absalon decided to build a new, Romanesque brick cathedral around the existing one, allowing services to continue during construction. In 1191, Absalon's successor, Peder Sunesen, embracing the new French Gothic style, made significant changes to the plans. The choir was completed and inaugurated in 1225, allowing services to begin there. Some of the stones from the old travertine church were used to build a Gothic arch that connected the cathedral with the bishop's palace. The arch was built around year 1200. It is still standing today and connects the cathedral with the current Roskilde Palace from the 18th century. Roskilde Cathedral, year 1280 After year 1230 the front of the old travertine church was now demolished to make way for the construction of the rest of the brick cathedral. Around year 1280, the brick cathedral finally was completed, but only with one tower. The cathedral was built so it looked like a cross seen from above. However, the cathedral already had got its first extension: Kapitelhuset. The construction of the last tower was slowed by a fire in 1282. Roskilde Cathedral, year 1465 Around year 1400, both towers were completed. When Queen Margrethe I died in 1412, she was buried in her family's chapel at Sorø Klosterkirke. But the following year Bishop Peder Jensen Lodehat, who had been the queen's chancellor and religious advisor, brought her body to Roskilde Cathedral. Here her grave was given a central position in the church. Above her grave the Margrete-Spire was built, named after her. When King Christopher III died in 1448, he was also buried in Roskilde Cathedral. Around year 1460 King Christian I built the Chapel of the Magi, where he was buried in 1481. Since the 15th century, the cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs. The Chapel of the Magi, Oluf Mortensen's porch and all the other additions from the 15th century were all built in Gothic style like the rest cathedral. Roskilde Cathedral, year 1635 During the Middle Ages, the cathedral was a Catholic church. But after the Danish Reformation in 1536 all Danish churches including Roskilde Cathedral became Evangelical Lutheran. However, this did not change the exterior appearance of the cathedral. But the exterior appearance of the cathedral was changed a lot during the reign of King Christian IV (1588-1648). The Gothic style had become out of fashion and was replaced by the Renaissance style. Around year 1635 the church got its two iconic spires, which today is one of Roskilde's landmarks. And around the same time, the old entrance portal was replaced by a new Renaissance entrance portal. Christian IV also built a large burial chapel in Renaissance style, where he was buried in the 1648. Roskilde Cathedral, year 2016 Roskilde Cathedral function as a burial site for the Danish kings have meant that there have been built many additions in various styles. In the period 1774-1825 Frederik V’s burial chapel was built in neo-classical style. In 1871, the entrance portal was replaced with one that matched the rest of the cathedral, while the old Renaissance portal was donated to the Church of Holmen in Copenhagen. In the period 1919-1924 Christian IX’s burial chapel was built in neo-Byzantine style.King Frederik IX loved life at sea. Therefore he wanted to be buried outside the cathedral with view over Roskilde Fjord. Therefore, a burial chapel for him was built outside the church in 1985. This is the newest addition of the cathedral. The current Roskilde Cathedral appears as mixture of many different styles built in the period 1170-1985 in Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Neoclassicism and even Byzantine style. Since 1995, Roskilde Cathedral has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More photos: .
  3. Petra (Microscale)

    Amazing MOC!!! I especially like the use of technic pins as columns.
  4. Rasmus Klump is a Danish comic created in 1951 and still very popular. The series tells the adventures of the bear cub Rasmus Klump and his friends: Pingo (a penguin), Pelle (a pelican), Skæg (a seal) and others. Always dressed in red dungarees with white polka dots, Rasmus Klump travels the world on board his boat Mary, which he builds with his friends in the first episode. At home Rasmus Klump's mother always bakes pancakes to Rasmus Klump and his friends. Rasmus Klump is known as Petzi in Germany and many other countries. In Sweden he is known as Rasmus Nalle. This LEGO layout is bulit by 5 Danish LEGO fans in 2015: Anne Mette Vestergård, Helgi Toftegaard, Henrik Kunz, Jakob Hestbæk and Lasse Vestergård. Video: Anne Mette Vestergård has built: Rasmus Klump's house and the haunted castle. Jakob Hestbæk has built: Egypt, the boat Mary, the train in the rail wheel and the brown ship house. Henrik Kunz has built: The North Pole Helgi Toftegaard has built: The pink house with the mill and the hot air balloon Lasse Vestergård has built: China, the lighthouse, the whale and some of the small islands. Movement and Mindstorms programming is made by Helgi Toftegaard and his students from Specialisterne. The Music in the video is the song from the Danish Rasmus Klump cartoon from the 1990s. The layout is not the first time I have built something from the Rasmus Klump comics. In January 2015, I built these large figures of Rasmus Klump and his friends:
  5. St. Bendt's Church is a church in Ringsted, Denmark. Red brick is one of the most common building materials in Denmark. The technique to produce red bricks arrived in Denmark around year 1160. St. Bendt's Church in Ringsted was one of the first red brick churches in Scandinavia. In year 1170 the church was dedicated with great ceremony to Saint Bendt (Benedict of Nursia). The church is built in Romanesque style and houses the tombs of Saint Knud Lavard and many of Denmark´s earlier kings, queens and noblemen. This layout shows the dedication of the church in year 1170. Saint Knud Lavard was canonized during the dedication of the church in year 1170. Saint Knud Lavard (1096-1131) was a very successful and popular Duke of Schleswig. He was the son of King Erik I of Denmark and a an obvious successor to the Danish throne. But he never became king because he was killed by his cousin Magnus. His death provoked a long and bloody civil war. A week after his death his son Valdemar the Great (1131-1182) was born. In year 1157 Valdemar won the civil war and became king of Denmark. The fate of Knud Lavard and his son’s victory formed the background for his canonisation in 1170. During the dedication of the church Valdemar the Great's oldest son Knud VI (1163-1202) was proclaimed co-regent together with his father. Therefore the 7-year-old boy is sitting on a throne with a crown on his head next to his father. The real church can be seen here: More photos of my MOC can be seen here: .
  6. [MOC] In nomine patris

    Amazing MOC with many great details. I especially like the use of the Death Star hemisphere.
  7. The Trojan War

    Amazing MOCs with many great details. I especially like the Trojan Horse.
  8. Amazing MOC with many great details.
  9. [MOC] Washing Tub Pirate Raid

    Very nice MOC with many great details. I particularly like the guy hiding in the barrel.
  10. Songkran Festival, Thailand

    Very nice MOC with many great details. I especially like the windows and the roof of the building.
  11. Very nice MOC with many great details.
  12. MOC: Kitchen

    Very nice MOC with many great details.
  13. Rosenborg Castle is a renaissance castle located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was built by the famous Danish King Christian IV. The construction started in 1606, and after several expansions the castle was completed in 1633. My LEGO model of the castle shows it in the 1630s when the castle was new and Christian IV lived there. Christian IV is one of the most famous Danish kings. He was born in 1577 as the oldest son of King Frederik II. At the death of his father in 1588 the 11-years-old Christian became king of Denmark and Norway. He is frequently remembered as one of the most popular, ambitious, and proactive Danish kings, having initiated many reforms and projects. Many of the most famous buildings in Copenhagen was built during his reign. But he also engaged Denmark in numerous wars which undermined the Danish economy. He also had more than 20 children with 5 different women. Christian IV died in 1648. His reign of almost 60 years is the longest of all Danish monarchs. More photos of my MOC: More information about the castle: https://en.wikipedia...osenborg_Castle
  14. [MOC] Rayman and Teensies

    Amazing MOC. It makes me want to play Rayman
  15. A new guy from Denmark

    Hej Jakob Welcome to Eurobricks.