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  1. I wanted to design medieval inn which is filled with life, guests and is actually playable. So it’s bigger than usual designs (maybe as big as some castle builds … but I like it the way :) ). Roof and main four windows are removable. If there is cold outside, you can sit next to the fireplace which uses lite cube for nice fire effect :) . As part of the build, there is a tree with sign which points the travelers towards the Inn. Stables are on the right side. Outdoors is filled with life and all kinds of pets (cat, dog, chickens and pig) which are all taken care of by lovely satyr. As one of the main goals was playability (I have kids :) ), I’ve deliberately didn’t use flat tiles on the floor and chairs. While very nice to look at, I know how unhappy me and my kids are, when we bump into our build and everything falls down. Tables and furniture has also few pegs to hold glasses and plates in place. Build has 2 800 peaces and uses different part on minifigures, old and new lego figures. I’ve already done few playtests with my daughter and Inn did well. :) I hope you will like it. You can check and support the build at https://ideas.lego.com/projects/805c3c81-efaf-418d-a4a3-c262251dee4a
  2. My brother and I ( @soccerkid6 ) have been writing quite a few tutorials on techniques we often use in our medieval creations. We will be using this topic to share these designs with all of you, and will keep an index of our tutorials in this first post while also posting new replies as we add new tutorials. Index of tutorials: Curved Thatch Roof Tutorial Corner Thatched Roof Tutorial Technic Rockwork Tutorial Stone Wall Tutorial Tilted Plate Landscape Tutorial Simple Angled Wall Tutorial 8x8 Octagonal Tower Tutorial Irregular Base Tutorial Shingle Roof Tutorial SNOT Stone Wall Tutorial Half-Stud Offset Wooden Wall Tutorial. Basic Arrow Slits Tutorial Turntable Stained Glass Window Tutorial Stone Cottage Wall Tutorial Medieval Hand Cart Tutorial Furniture Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #2 Round Well Tutorial Wagons and Carts Tutorial Snow Tutorial Four Sided Castle Roof Tutorial Simple SNOT and Studs-Up Rockwork Tutorial Wagons and Carts Tutorial #2 Furniture Tutorial #3 Furniture Tutorial #4 Simple Roof Gables Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #5 Middle Eastern Tutorial #1 Furniture Tutorial #6 Tree Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #7 Furniture Tutorial #8 Slanted Rockwork Tutorial 45° Skyrim Roof Tutorial Curving Staircase Tutorial Mixel Joint Tree Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #9 Doors and Gates Tutorial Large Onion Dome Tutorial Mottled Stone Wall Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #10 Flying Carpet Tutorial Stone Bridge Pier Tutorial Turret Roof Tutorial Elegant Fountain Tutorial Hexagon Tower Tutorial Hinge Brick Well Tutorial Semicircle Tower Design Stone Footbridge Tutorial 4x4 Dish Dome Tutorial Podium with Mosaic Tutorial Small Carts Tutorial Stepping SNOT Wall Tutorial Al-Danah Tower Design Small Onion Dome Tutorial Stone and Timber Wall Design Market Stalls Tutorial SNOT Panel Water Tutorial Doors Tutorial #2 Middle Eastern Tutorial #2 Furniture Tutorial #11 Winter Tower Roof Design SNOT Tudor Design 6x6 Octagonal Tower Tutorial Monastery Window and Roof Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #12 Large Round Tower Tutorial Bar and Clip Brickwork Tutorial Window Tutorial Free Floating Cobblestone Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #13 4x4 Roof Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #14 Dormer Roofs Tutorial Footbridge Tutorial #2 SNOT Water Tutorial SNOT Rockwork Base Tutorial Photography and Editing Process Headlight Brick Cobblestone Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #15 Wagons and Carts Tutorial #3 6x6 Elven Roof Tutorial Irregular SNOT Base Tutorial Furniture Tutorial #16 How to Angle Buildings Round Tile Cobblestone Tutorial Wagons and Carts Tutorial #4 Furniture Tutorial #17 Middle Eastern Tower Tutorial Diagonal Tudor Tutorial We have many more tutorials already done that we will be posting here soon, but here are a few for starters. We hope you find this thread to be a useful resource for all your medieval creations.
  3. quiriacus

    Kingdom of Heidra

    Hey everyone. As a first post, i'd like to show the WIP faction i'm working on which is the Kingdom of Heidra. Regular Infantry with their general Pikemen Two Standard-bearer, two officers & 30 pikemen Archers Highlands Mercenaries Hope you enjoy. More to come soon, i'll try to update with the changes and additions.
  4. Hello everyone. I am new in MOC-cing. I will use this thread to display my build which will be the main castle and habitat build. I will be integrating the habitat into the medieval castle and its surrounding in the future. CASTLE BUILD Actually this castle is my first MOC to build (just started on May 2020). So you might see a lot of simple technique used on it. I am still yet to learn or master the advanced build such as SNOT or MILS. I built it on 32 x 32 baseplate. My vision is to expand it into at least 4 times 32 x 32 baseplates. The castle will have blacksmith & armorers, throne room, dining room, barracks, King's chamber, storehouse, etc. Initial build on 1 unit of 32 x 32 baseplate. HABITAT MODULES Audience With The King (Will be incorporated into the Throne Room) The king's throne, golden candle holder and stained glasses concept are from the medieval tutorial furniture by little john Medieval Store All furniture concept in this habitat are from the medieval tutorial furniture by little john Armoury (Added on 30th May 2020) Shield stand and the small weapon rack ideas are from the Medieval furniture tutorial. Armor stand is generic build, crossbow stand is my own creation. Sword stand is pretty easy to build. I will post more photos when I have updates for the Castle MOC or build more habitat modules. I also have a modern LEGO city build. You can find me on instagram at @raysbrickville NEWS UPDATE 23th May 2020 My Audience With The King Habitat is featured by LEGO Fans Media in Chile. Feel free to read it here (The language is in Spanish though): https://www.bricksinbits.com/vineta-medieval/ It also featured on their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAfr34cAc4f
  5. Jcreations912

    Fantasy Castle

    Hello everyone! Welcome to my latest LEGO castle MOC! You can find the link to support the project here: Fantasy Castle Please also check out the video I made about the project here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClmoGd7x-7ZTzq7n5pDcQkA?view_as=subscriber Description Recreate endless different fantasy battles and stories with this epic citadel. Adventure and excitement await as you explore the many rooms in the castle, and fight the fearful foes! Will the goblins take the castle? Or will your heroes save the day? It's up to you to decide with the Fantasy Castle! Build This build consists of: The castle A pig and a bird A lookout tower with a catapault 7 minifigures: A cobbled courtyard Knight A moat Wizard A blacksmiths Dwarvern smithy A study Dwarvern warrior A bedroom Centuar A prison (with a hidden escape passage) Goblin A store room Hobgoblin A wizards potion room Hope you like this model! Please take the time to comment and support!
  6. Paul Corbak

    Watchtower on the road

    Hello everyones, this is the first Moc I dare to present. Im building since a long time but never take the plundge to show them on internet. This is a watchtower over a countryside road, some smalls fields around, animals and a watermill. Feel free to give your opinion on it and thx for your post :) DSC_0226 by Roger Cageot, sur Flickr DSC_0171 by Roger Cageot, sur Flickr DSC_0135 by Roger Cageot, sur Flickr And more and my Flickr account :) https://www.flickr.com/photos/188145996@N08/
  7. Hello! This time other fraction, Wolfpack. This is one of my favourite nation of Lego Castle. Maybe that gatehouse will be a part of something bigger :) I want to build big fortress based on modular elements, which could be useable in other models. But I’m not sure that my computer has enough power, we will see ;) Wolfpack’s Stronghold Gatehouse by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Wolfpack’s Stronghold Gatehouse by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Wolfpack’s Stronghold Gatehouse by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Wolfpack’s Stronghold Gatehouse by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Wolfpack’s Stronghold Gatehouse by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Wolfpack’s Stronghold Gatehouse by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Wolfpack’s Stronghold Gatehouse by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Wolfpack’s Stronghold Gatehouse by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr
  8. JAMJAM

    Sunspray Peninsula

    First MOC I've undertaken, welcome everyone to the Medieval world of Sunspray Peninsula! This highly sought after outcrop is home to Skytouch Keep, and a pleasant village and farmlands in its surrounds. Hope you like it and would love to hear some feedback. Castle 2_7 by James Lucas, on Flickr Castle 2_6 by James Lucas, on Flickr Castle Interiors by James Lucas, on Flickr Castle Interior 1_ by James Lucas, on Flickr Castle Interior 1_2_ by James Lucas, on Flickr Castle Interior 1_3 by James Lucas, on Flickr Pub Interior 1_ by James Lucas, on Flickr Farm House 1_ by James Lucas, on Flickr House 1_ by James Lucas, on Flickr
  9. LegoModularFan

    Inspirational Modular and Castle MOCs

    Hey guys, I decided to create this topic and the main idea came from this and this post (so special thanks to @danth and @Digger of Bricks!). I would like to highlight three things before I start to post inspirational MOCs: I’ll post three staff picks everyday! Please feel free to post your favorite MOCs! Have fun admiring and taking inspiration from those great MOCs Top three MOC’s IMO in Baroque architecture: 1. This incredible Baroque Church by @Jellyeater! 2. This amazingly detailed MOC by @pj_bosman! 3. This greatly shaped modular by @cimddwc! Here are the three best Baroque MOC’s IMO! What do you think about them? Would you buy modulars like those if TLG made? Here are the Steampunk ones: 1. This incredible layout made together by @castor-troy and @domino39 (they also made one MOD of the PR and the MS and two MOD’s of the CC included in this layout. But they look so different that they are more MOC then MOD). EB topic here and Flickr albums with more photos here, here, here and here. 2. These great Steampunk modulars by @adde51! 3. These very interesting modulars by @Zilmrud who as well made great MOD’s of the PC and the BB! Here are the three most gorgeous Steampunk MOC’s IMO! What do you think of them? Would you buy modulars like those if TLG ever made?
  10. Well people this is my first post showing a moc of my own. The story behind this is that the Queen decides to go for a ride to the countryside with her carriage. She passes in front a cottage and the kid gets out to wave her. This is also my first attempt of building something from the medieval/castle era. What do you think? Any comments are more than welcome! Here is the complete moc: Queen's carriage passing through the village by aemil.toe, on Flickr A close up to the cottage: Medieval cottage by aemil.toe, on Flickr And the carriage from different views: The Queen's carriage by aemil.toe, on Flickr The Queen's carriage back view by aemil.toe, on Flickr The Queen in her carriage by aemil.toe, on Flickr Thanks for viewing it! Have a nice day, built something!
  11. Hey Eurobricks! I hope you like my latest design, the Medieval Dock House! The exterior ground could still use some work but let me know what you think...You can check out the project here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/25b97712-657f-4978-b5ed-6a0626142d9f I appreciate your support and feedback!!! Medieval Dock House-LEGO Ideas Project by Ben Pitchford, on Flickr Medieval Dock House-LEGO Ideas Project by Ben Pitchford, on Flickr Medieval Dock House-LEGO Idea Project by Ben Pitchford, on Flickr Medieval Dock House-LEGO Ideas Set by Ben Pitchford, on Flickr Medieval Dock House and Medieval Blacksmith Shop New Medieval Ideas Set Coming Soon! by Ben Pitchford, on Flickr
  12. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/49ca9889-05fb-4887-ab3a-aad4add5237e Cultural link : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenshu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onna-bugeisha https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoe_Gozen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakano_Takeko https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ono_(weapon) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ōtsuchi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyumi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torii I love Ninjago and Japan. Thus was born this idea with historical consonance of medieval Japan, while being incorporable with Ninjago. I have been looking for a long time: to have a strong iconic and cultural medieval Japanese architecture, and to have a Ninjago aspect. The Soutou Tenshu ! In Japanese, a "Tenshu" is a multi-floor castle tower. A "Tenshukaku" is a Japanese castle. A "Soutou Tenshu" designates a particular architectural form, which is a smaller version of a Tenshukaku. There is no word in English or in Western culture for this type of construction. It’s not just a tower of a castle. It is a scaled-down reproduction of a main keep in a Japanese castle. In the West, this notion does not exist. To date, there are 12 original surviving Japanese castles. So few remain… The Soutou Tenshu are a cultural treasure in Japan; they are emblematic of its architectural sophistication, beauty and functionality. They are classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Soutou Tenshu - LEGO IDEA by Horlack, sur Flickr With my creation, I have not reproduced an existing Soutou Tenshu. I wanted an authentic representation of a Soutou Tenshu, but I also wanted to pay tribute to all the Soutou Tenshu which have disappeared over history. That is to say, I preserved the architectural spirit of the Soutou Tenshu, while allowing myself the freedom of imagination to incorporate playability into its construction for a child. The toy aspect of this for a child is just as important to me as its cultural fidelity to Japan. I have devoted myself to researching and uncovering ancient and long-forgotten aspects of Japanese culture. Whether just forgotten by time or lost in the writings of European historians who “westernized” the Orient too much. Modern history books have erased certain historical facts about Japan which did not agree with their vision of the western (often masculine) world, sometimes so much so that we forget about the Japanese themselves ! For example, today we know that Samurai often had katanas, an iconic and mythical Japanese sword. But we forget that many samurai did not have the financial means to buy such a prestigious weapon, which might cost them years, or even a lifetime, of salary. Likewise, we overlook the fact that there were more modest samurai who fought with axes, spears and bows. More importantly, we are unaware that there were samurai women, called Onna Bugeisha, who could make up 30% of an army. But modern Western feminism ignores the fact that the Japanese, 5 to 6 centuries before the Westerners, already had their feminism. No, feminism is not credited as a gift of our modern world. Thus, I intentionally incorporated into my Soutou Tenshu five powerful elements of ancient Japanese culture, forgotten and passed over in silence by Western reports. Personnagesi-01 by Horlack, sur Flickr 1 / A female samurai figurine with a Japanese longbow, named Daïkyu. Like the famous Samourai woman Tomoe Gozen, whose life gave birth to beautiful poems and tales. Woman of legend, with an extraordinary destiny, who commanded men. (Kimono based on figurine Ivy Walker - set 70620) 2 / A female samurai figurine with a long spear, named Nagamaki or Naginata. Like the famous woman Samourai Nakano Takeko, of the Aizu clan, who ordered up to 30% of samurai women equipped with this weapon, in her army. The length of the handle of the Nagamaki and Naginata, allowed women to keep an enemy at a distance, even if the opponent was stronger. The advantages of this weapon are a bit like the Greek phalanxes under Alexander. (based on Kimono Girl, Series 4) 3 / A male samurai figurine, with a large axe named a Masakari, and a small axe named an Ono. Representative of some samurai from low social class, such as farmers or monks (also named "samurai monk" or "warrior monk"); many of these men rose to the rank of samurai by their courage and loyalty to their lord. They often fought with weapons from their social class (like axes), because the Katana was inaccessible to them financially. (based on figurine Kendo Fighter, Series 15 & Samurai Warrior, Series 3 & Samurai, Series 13) 4 / A male samurai figurine, with a large mallet made entirely of hard wood known as an Otsuchi. This weapon was used by samurai from low social class. It was also effective for breaking down castle doors. Despite its heavy and rudimentary appearance, it was a formidable weapon to crush the leather and metal armor of enemy samurai (based on figurine Kendo Fighter, Series 15 & Samurai Warrior, Series 3 & Samurai, Series 13) 5 / The ōyumi, a defensive ballista. The ōyumi was a complicated type of giant crossbow, although historians are unsure of its appearance, as there are no real examples or illustrations known. Only five medieval texts refer to it. Historians agree that this weapon did exist, but it is one of the forgotten weapons of Japan’s past, and its details have been lost in history. The construction of Soutou Tenshu, with a certain free interpretation to be compatible with the gameplay: Ground floor : -Door with stylized Oni face -Stylized portal (or Torii), with emblem of Japan (wink) -Forge / blacksmith -Well water -Water and sake reserve (wink) -Prison / warehouse room -Ōyumi ballist -Various weapons. -Sakura Cherry blossom tree (emblematic tree of Japan) First floor : -Kitchen -Dining room / refectory -Weapons room / training room Second floor : -Bedroom Base : Folding base with 3 basic hinges (pivots) on the outsides, and a triple system of internal hinges per pivot, to stabilize and strengthen the base, with part number 19954 Hinge plate 1x2. When the base is closed, the stability and structural integrity is increased by the triple internal hinge system, and also by the 4 train magnets hidden in the walls of the ground floor. . Play functions : Everything is playable and functional. You can open the Tenshu by the hinges of the base, or by lifting the building floors like the LEGO Modular sets. Everything is accessible both horizontally and vertically. Working : Make with LEGO Digital Designer and Studio (Bricklink). There are 2987 bricks without minifigurines. The project required around three weeks of working and 72 hours of 3D rendering (calculation). If you love Japan, or your kids love Lego Ninjago, then support me ! thanks you very much.
  13. LegoMathijs

    [MOC] Witch Cottage

    This witch house is part of a community layout from Lowlug. This layout was seen at Legoworld Utrecht 2019 and Bricks am Meer 2019 in Germany. My module was seen at Legoworld. I’ve built a witch cottage, where dark rituals and spells are used. I’ve added a play feature in this module, the witch cottage can be opened and have a full interior. Pictures: 01_Witch_Cottage by LegoMathijs, on Flickr 02_Witch_Cottage by LegoMathijs, on Flickr 03_Witch_Cottage by LegoMathijs, on Flickr 04_Witch_Cottage by LegoMathijs, on Flickr 07_Witch_Cottage by LegoMathijs, on Flickr More pictures at Flickr: Pictures of the whole community layout. A link to the album of Eti, who collaborated in this project too: flickr.com/photos/eti-eti/48932249792/in/album-7215771142... I hope you like it :)
  14. About 2 years ago the original version of my MOC Olivia’s Get-Away was created as some of you may remember. Unfortunatly after I took pictures of it, it fell and exploded into thousands of pieces scattered all over the floor. Ever since I was rebuilding from memory in between other projects as I really like this one a lot. While rebuilding, I’ve redesigned the MOC a bit. A year ago, the original version ran on LEGO Ideas but didn't gather the needed supports to proceed to be an official LEGO set. Here we are now, the updated version of Olivia’s Get-Away is finished! It now is build modular, with removable top floor and roof! The bottom even opens up to improve playability and to reveal its new and detailed interior! To me the MOC stands for a peaceful and calm getaway from daily chaos and stress. The colors used are easy on the eye and work pretty well together. Also this creation shows there’s more into a Castle theme than just knights in shining armor defending their castles from rival factions. Instructions now available at Rebrickable.com https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-35444/PeetersKevin/olivias-get-away/#info https://www.flickr.com/gp/46736604@N07/61Ko71
  15. RyszardBosiak

    [MOC] Gremlin's workshop

    Do you remember Heroes III? City called Tower? Do you remember these small guys which were living in a big clock? :) They there are :) Gremlin's workshop by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Gremlin's workshop by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Gremlin's workshop by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Gremlin's workshop by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Gremlin's workshop by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Gremlin's workshop by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Gremlin's workshop by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Gremlin's workshop by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr
  16. Alpine Builder

    [MOC] Secret of the Castle

    Hi all! I want to share my classic castle creation "Secret of the Castle". I was inspired by the 35th Anniversary of Black Falcons and Lion Knights / Crusaders (1984 - 2019), and I wanted to celebrate it by creating this MOC. I submitted it to "Lego Ideas" two days ago, so if you like it you can support it there: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/23b323b3-99c8-4427-b89a-0c6a7d3b7cda If enough Historic-themed projects get a large amount of supporters on "Lego Ideas", maybe the Lego Group will realize there is enough interest in those kind of themes and they will finaly release some new historic-themed sets. Story The prince and the princess are in love with each other. Since they come from warring factions, their love must stay secret for now. He came all the way from his castle to see her, bringing her flowers from a forest. But will castle guards notice him? And will he return safely home through the dark forest, where outlaws are preparing an ambush? Design I designed this MOC to be an interesting model as a standalone set, with excellent play value. At the same time, I made sure that it fits nicely with classic Lego Castle sets, by using styles and standards of modular castle design from the 80s. It can be connected to any Castle building from that period (by using Technic pins at the ends of the castle walls). The color palette is limited intentionally so that it reflects the style of the classic Castle sets, because my goal was to give this MOC a strong "retro feel". Minifigures The princess and the prince are new miifigures, and the other minifigures have updated torso designs based on the designs from the 80s. All minifigures have two different faces - a classic "standard grin" face, and a face with modern design. The castle guards, Princess and Prince have double-faced heads (since their hair / helmet / hood covers the back of their heads). Two heads would be provided for the Forestwoman and Forestman (since their caps do not cover the back of their heads). Parts The total number of parts is 925. All parts are current - virtually all can be found in different sets released during 2018 / 2019 (some in a different color than in this set). Therefore, molds for all those parts should be available and so Lego would not have any problems producing them. Only new prints / stickers would be needed. I integrated some of the new elements and utensils in this build (for example, new types of panels and windows, new arches, flames on the torches, sack, pot, new sword, etc), but I chose only those that hopefully don't stand out too much from the "classic style". A new variant of Black Falcon’s shield is included, with whole Falcon in black color on white background.
  17. Hello, Some of you might have already seen this thanks to @leafan's thread on Historical/Castle projects currently posted on LEGO Ideas (thanks again for sharing!). My latest entry - The Modular Knight's Castle is my humble attempt to bring back the good old Castle back on the shop shelves. It consists of six basic types of modules that allow you to rearrange your castle fairly quickly and easily. Some of the modules like the walls and the main gate consist of hinged segments to provide good flexibility in terms of shaping the castle as well. I have tried to make it as playable as I could by including features such as a working portcullis and a drawbridge operated with a windlass. There is also a lot of space to place your knights on top of the walls and battlements and inside the towers. A siege tower with a folded bridge is also included in the set to add even more playability . The entire build (as well as each and every one of the modules of course) is very sturdy - the castle is actually used by a six years old for almost a year now, and still remains intact (can't say the same about some of the knights unfortunately ). If you want to read more about the project and maybe fancy supporting me on my quest, you can find it in here: The Modular Knight's Castle Thanks! The Modular Knight's Castle by Michał Piotrewicz, on Flickr The Modular Knight's Castle by Michał Piotrewicz, on Flickr The Modular Knight's Castle by Michał Piotrewicz, on Flickr The Modular Knight's Castle by Michał Piotrewicz, on Flickr The Modular Knight's Castle by Michał Piotrewicz, on Flickr The Modular Knight's Castle by Michał Piotrewicz, on Flickr The Modular Knight's Castle by Michał Piotrewicz, on Flickr
  18. Every nation has it own historical features like architecture style, wear, traditions, professions and so on. And I want you to introduce Ukrainian traders - chumaks. They travelled long distances on a wagons pulled by oxen, and transport a lot of goods. But the main was salt.
  19. Castle Wip...🏰...Just posted video update #3 Watch Here⤵️ <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ExrPbv-pFys" rel="noreferrer nofollow">m.youtube.com/watch?v=ExrPbv-pFys</a> Still working on landscape...next to start the castle, village, n forest...Please comment with any feedback no matter how demoralizing...👍 Follow below for more photos: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lego.scape.sculpture/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">www.instagram.com/lego.scape.sculpture/</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ben.pitchford.58" rel="noreferrer nofollow">www.facebook.com/ben.pitchford.58</a> Castle Wip by Ben Pitchford, on Flickr Castle Wip...Video Update #3 by Ben Pitchford, on Flickr Castle Wip...Video update #3 by Ben Pitchford, on Flickr
  20. Anders T

    Cog

    Cog or Kogge A cog is a type of ship that first appeared in the 10th century, and was widely used from around the 12th century on. Eventually, around the 14th century, the cog reached its structural limits. This model is a somewhat generic version of this ship. However, some features narrows it down to being from around 1300, +-50 years. The ship type was a northern European brake from the sleek Viking ship. The need for spacious and relatively inexpensive ships led to the development of this trader workhorse. Fore and stern castles would be added for defense against pirates, or to enable use of these vessels as warships. It is in minifig-scale or 1:40’ish. The model will have the dimensions Length: 68 cm, Height: 75 cm (with stand), Width: 19 cm (Beam) There is approx. 4300 bricks in the model.
  21. Anders T

    Dromon

    Not really a pirate ship, but a ship nonetheless. From Wiki A dromon (from Greek δρόμων, dromōn, "runner") was a type of galley and the most important warship of the Byzantine navy from the 5th to 12th centuries AD, when they were succeeded by Italian-style galleys. It was developed from the ancient liburnian, which was the mainstay of the Roman navy during the Empire.
  22. This is a model of an Italian style galley. 14th century, 1571 or mid. 18th century depending on weight on references or type. In the Mediterranean in medieval times, the galley was almost synonymous with a warship. These ships made up the principal warships of the major fleets in the area. Being high-speed vessels, they were also used to chase down pirates. The type had a late revival in the Baltic were it was used primarily in the conflicts between Russia and Sweden. It is in minifig-scale or 1:40’ish. The model will have the dimension Length: 166 cm, Height: 113 cm (with stand), Width: 82 cm (with oars) There is approx. 16200 bricks in the model. The galley, true galley or gallee sottili was developed during the 13th and 14th century and the design remained the essentially the same until it was phased out in the early 19th century. The main characteristics of the model are from La Capitana, a galley of Malta. The lines, armament, oars and overall arrangement follows the drawings of this ship. These are indexed in Architectura novalis mercatoria (published by Fredrik Henrik af Chapmann in 1768) as: no.18 on plate LVIII Details, such as color, not provided by Chapmann, are from Real, the flagship of Don John of Austria in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. In 1971, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the battle, a full size replica of La Real was built and displayed in the Barcelona Maritime Museum where it can be viewed today. This also gives an abundance of accurate picture material to work from. The details from this Spanish Real compared to the French La Réale from 1694; however, this ship is not a main reference. A sidenote on the names of the ships: “Capitana” was the term used for the largest and most prestigious ship of a squadron carrying its commander. “Real” or “Réale” just indicated these ships as being Royal, or as the main galley of the kingdom/fleet. This made me wonder: Did these ships have other more common names? -at least among the sailors. The doctrine of the galley was brutal. The ships would take position abreast and then get on the enemy as fast as possible to engage in melee combat. This largely dictates the design of the ship. Sleek with 60 oars and some 300 oarsmen, this is a thing built for speed. The main battery is at the bow, where the main battle would take place. This is also the only armament that is in the linedrawings. These guns were fixed and would only shoot once just before boarding. This may seem strange, but a galley would cover the effective distance of artillery pieces much faster than the reload time. I have placed the remaining guns, consisting of 2-pounders and pivot guns, along the side where I figured it made sense. A boat is starboard. This feature is not on the Linedrawings, but is on the other references as well as on several other galleys, so I figured it to be a galley-thing. The commander would have his place at the stern. In front of the commanders quarter is a deck space where additional soldiers, delivered by support ships, were organized.
  23. Anders T

    Skuldelev Ships

    Still not pirate ships, as such, but some of them could be handy for a bit of raiding. The models resemble five ships from just after 1000 A. D. Viking-age in Scandinavia. They are minifig-scale or 1:40’ish. The largest model, Skuldelev 2, will have the dimensions Length: 80 cm, Height: 40 cm (with stand), Width: 10,5 cm The smallest model, Skuldelev 6, will have the dimensions Length: 29 cm, Height: 21,5 cm (with stand), Width: 7 cm There is approx. 4900 bricks in the models combined. With 2100 going to Skuldelev 2, 1100 to skuldelev 1 and 450-700 bricks for each of the other ships. The main source of reference is the The viking Ship Museum: Vikingeskibsmuseet i Roskilde The focus of the museum is a permanent exhibition of the five original Viking ships excavated nearby in 1962. The line drawings and data found at the museum is the basis for the models and the replicas Ottar, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough, Roar Ege, Helge Ask and Kraka Fyr are invaluable source material for the colors and final look. Information about the ships can be found here and at the links found above https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skuldelev_ships Skuldelev 1 A “large”cargo vessel (Knarr), 1030 A. D. Skuldelev 2 (and 4, see information) A Warship (Skeid), 1042 A. D. Skuldelev 3 A cargo vessel (Byrding), 1040 A. D. Skuldelev 5 A small warship (Snekkja), 1030 A. D. Skuldelev 6 A fishing boat or small cargo vessel (Ferje), 1030 A. D.
  24. Anders T

    Medieval Ships

    Lately I have made some ships from the Middle Ages. I am sharing them here as they could fit nicely with castles, knights, catapults and armor. The Middle Ages is a broad term, but according to Wikipedia, it is the period 500-1500. So far I have made: A Dromon, The Skuldelev Ships, A Cog, A Caravel, A Carrack and A Galley. All ships are minifig scale or approx. 1:40. Some models can altered in to waterline models, ie. the bottom can be removed so that they can stand on a "water surface". They are digital for now, but that may change. Here I confine myself to a picture of each ship. Some of them have additional pictures. These are in the pirate forum, where each ship has its own topic and on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/131641614@N06/albums Dromon From Greek δρόμων, dromōn, "runner" was a galley and the most important warship of the Byzantine navy from the 5th to the 12th century. Length: 93 cm, Height: 43 cm, Width: 37 cm (with oars) Bricks: approx. 4350 Can be altered in to a waterline model. Skuldelev Ships 1-6 The Viking ships from Roskilde. Excavated in 1962. The largest model, Skuldelev 2, will have the following dimensions Length: 80 cm, Height: 40 cm, Width: 10.5 cm The smallest model, Skuldelev 6, will have the following dimensions Length: 29 cm, Height: 21.5 cm, Width: 7 cm Approx. 4900 bricks in all models combined. 2100 in Skuldelev 2, 1100 in Skuldelev 1 and 450-700 in each of the other ships. Skuldelev 1 A”large” cargo ship, Knarr, 1030 A. D. Skuldelev 2 (and 4) A warship, Skeid, 1042 A. D. Is so large that the excavation team initially thought it was two ships, hence 2 and 4 Skuldelev 3 A cargoship, Byrding, 1040 A. D. Skuldelev 5 A small warship, Snekkja, 1030 A. D. Skuldelev 6 A fishing boat or small cargo vessel, Ferje, 1030 A. D. Cog The cog is a ship type used from the 10th century to the 14th century. This model could represent a cog from from approx. 1270-1330. If anyone knows anything else, do tell. Length: 68 cm, Height: 75 cm, Width: 19 cm Bricks: approx. 4300 Can be altered to a waterline model. Caravel The caravel was developed in the 14th and 15th centuries. Shown here in both a lateen rigged and square-rigged version. With a length of 14 m (scaled), the model is roughly the same size as Niña (Santa Clara) and Pinta from the famous journey to Asia in 1492. Length: 40 cm, Height: 45 cm, Width: 10.5 cm Bricks: approx. 1300 (in one of them) Carrack Karrack, Caravela, Nau, Nao, Neef or Kraak., About. 1500 The ship type is a precursor to the galeon and builds on the cog, the holk / hulk and various Mediterranean ship types. When I researched this type of ship there were some very far-out versions of what it might look like. Maybe I will make some of them at some point, but here I have used different plans for Santa Maria and a lot of common sense. Length: 85 cm, Height: 75 cm, Width: 23 cm Bricks: approx. 6400 Can be altered to a waterline model. Galley This is a model of an Italian style galley. 14th century, 1571 or mid. 18th century depending on weight put on references or type. The main characteristics of the model are from La Capitana, a galley of Malta. The lines, armament, oars and overall arrangement follows the drawings of this ship. These are indexed in Architectura novalis mercatoria (published by Fredrik Henrik af Chapmann in 1768) as no.18 on plate LVIII Details, such as color, not provided by Chapmann, are from Real, the flagship of Don John of Austria in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. The details from this Spanish Real compared to the French La Réale from 1694; however, this ship is not a main reference. Length: 166 cm, Height: 113 cm (with stand), Width: 82 cm (with oars) Bricks: approx. 16200 Can be altered to a waterline model.
  25. RyszardBosiak

    [MOC] Archers Tower

    Hello, I want to present you my MOC, which I was reported to Lego Idea program. My main inspiration was Archers Tower from Heroes III. Main goal of my MOC was create set which will be playable. Other thing which was very important to me was achieve old style look with some modern details. If you like my set please visit my Lego ideas site. You can support it or share with your social media. Thank you for your help! Best Regards :)