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Hi there I'm here to bring you the latest Brick to the Past build, England 793. 793 is arguably one of the most important years in British history, for this is the year of the first recorded Viking raid on these lands. Of course we can’t discount the likelihood that earlier raids took place and nobody bothered to write about them; but at the very least, this is the year in which people really started to take notice. Our story is told through the sinuous waters of a tidal river, which weaves its way past Anglo-Saxon villages, riparian woodlands and estuarine bogs to the island dotted shores of the North Sea. The model was created in 2016 by builders James Pegrum, Dan Harris, Simon Pickard, Jimmy Clinch, Steve Snasdell and Tim Goddard. The model is just over 17 square metres in size and reaches over 30 bricks in height. As usual a great deal of research went into creating this model, which took the form of extensive reading and no small number of field trips. The model contains a number features based on these efforts and we have tried to incorporate as many iconic Anglo-Saxon sites and features as possible. You can see more photos and info about the model over on our website at www.bricktothepast.com/england-793.html I would have added more photos but there seems to be some sort of functionality problem when trying to link from a URL and I couldn't see any way of just writing the code myself. I assume this is a result of the recent update... Anyway, if someone could let me know how I can insert code, I'll add a few more. In the meantime, www.bricktothepast.com/england-793.html is where all the photos are.
Hello Eurobricks. I'm here as an ambassador of Brick to the Past to present our latest collaberation The Wall: Rome's Northern Frontier The Wall is a model of Hadrian's Wall, a former defensive fortification in Roman Britain built between around AD 122 and AD126, during the reign of the eponymous Emperor Hadrian. The Wall stretched some 120km between the Solway Firth in the west to the Tyne Estuary east and when in use was effectively the northern limit of the Roman Empire. In 1987 the remains of the Wall were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and in 2005 it became part of the transnational Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site. The model is roughly sixteen square metres in size and was built on 105 48x48 stud Lego baseplates. It was built by Brick to the Past members James Pegrum, Jimmy Clinch, Simon Pickard, Steve Snasdell, Dan Harris and Barney Main. It was unveiled for the first time at the Great Western Brick Show in October 2015 and will be on display again at London's Brick 2015 in December. You can view more photos on our website. We hope you like it! The Wall by James Pegrum, on Flickr The Wall: Rome's Northern Frontier by Dan Harris, on Flickr The wall - Rome's Northern Frontier by Simon Pickard, on Flickr Southwestern Corner by Jimmy Clynche, on Flickr Milecastle 37 by Jimmy Clynche, on Flickr Along the Wall by Jimmy Clynche, on Flickr The Wall by Barney Main, on Flickr Roman Villa by Workshysteve, on Flickr The Wall: Rome's Northern Frontier - The Vicus by Dan Harris, on Flickr The Wall: Rome's Northern Frontier by Dan Harris, on Flickr Heading North by James Pegrum, on Flickr Orders Arrive by James Pegrum, on Flickr Brick to the Past is a group of British Lego fans who build historically themed models on a grand scale. You can follow us on: www.facebook.com/bricktothepast www.twitter.com/bricktothepast www.bricktothepast.com