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  1. So this question may seem a little out there, but bear with me (and if this fits in better on the Sci-Fi Forum, than by all means move it over). I recently published a review of Witch's Windship here a few days ago given the season, and in it I mentioned how I ended up picking up most of that particular wave. Whether that was folly or not remains to be seen, as I've only built two out of four of the mid-sized sets. But I do find parts of this subtheme appealing, especially when we get to the different flying machines. Given the actual state of the official sets, I'm already in the process of modding them to have a more consistent color scheme, but want to go further. Given how this subtheme already dabbled in more "advanced" technology for LEGO Castle compared to other subthemes, I was considering incorporating some more "machinery" that would be high-tech...for the Middle Ages as I modify the existing line. For instance, I'm thinking of reverse-engineering a device similar to the one from the Scary Laboratory in the Studios line, where you have a door and a turntable you can spin to "transform" a minifigure. But given how I'm working in a more medieval setting, I'm not sure a direct transfer would mesh as well. So my question is whether anyone may have any thoughts on what kind of parts would make a contraption like the one I described appear more "medieval," instead of Victorian. More clockwork mechanisms? Gears? Wagon Wheels? Or is this a silly question, and should I just try a direct transfer? Given the era, I'm inclined to stay away from any designs that resemble the harnessing of electricity, and am trying to consider what other designs I could implement to convey a sense of power being harnessed for this infernal machine.
  2. Since the 2018 Hogwarts Express (set 75955) is lacking in realism, (with the engine and tender in particular!) I decided to revise my custom version with ideas from the set, including printed 1x4 curve tiles with Hogwarts Castle printed on them. The locomotive is a heavily modified version of LDDModelmaker's Black 5 model with some parts from set 79111, Constitution Train Chase. The tender features a three wheeled bogie design modified from the one in Anthony Sava's ALCO MRS-1. The middle axle moves side to side, as to allow going through switches and curves without issue. The inside of the cab features two gauges and the firebox. In this false-color image, the red parts slide, the blue ones stay put to allow for the loco to go around curves and switches. (BTW: There are parts underneath that keep the sliding bogie from falling out.) The roof and side wall of each coach come off independently from each other, to reveal four seats for students and / or the occasional teacher. The Hogwarts Express is usually made up of four corridor BR MK I passenger coaches, although sometimes a special fifth coach is attached with an open floor plan. (however, in this Lego design, they are all open floor plan!) Also, the end car is not accurate to the films, but is what I prefer to the alternative: a gangway leading nowhere with no red light on the end. In-universe / Film History for the Hogwarts Express: Leaving from Kings Cross' Platform 9 & 3/4 to Hogsmeade Station at exactly 9 AM, the Hogwarts Express carries students (and sometimes faculty) to and from Hogwarts' School of Witchcraft & Wizardry in the Harry Potter series of books and movies. It has been seen in every Harry Potter film, from it's first appearance in the beginning of Philosophers Stone to it's (so far) last at the end of Deathly Hallows. (part two) The Hogwarts Express is usually only in the film for a short while, and it is generally a pleasant journey from Kings Cross to Hogsmeade, although Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and a certain Flying Ford Anglia might beg to differ! This 100% fictional version of Hogsmeade station (as in, not really based on any of the Harry Potter films) was inspired by several sets, mainly set 21324 (123 Sesame Street) and bits of my older Hogsmeade station MOCs from years past. The model is modular, and features a detachable track-side platform, ground floor, second floor, and roof. The platform is five tracks long, and starts three studs away from the rail head, making it a breeze for larger engines with wider pistons to pass through unrestricted. The street side features the same basic look as the other side, but in this case their is a staircase.... which could cause a problem for luggage trolleys as their is no ramp! As also used on the rail side, this Hogsmeade 1 x 4 tile should be placed on the four exposed studs on the second floor. The upper floor features the station master's office with an little break room for an off-duty engine crewman to sleep in. Also up here is a fireplace and two desks, one of which has an oil lamp on it. The lower floor features a bench for passengers out of the Scottish fog and rain. Also, the two ticket booth's share a single cash register, so the two ticket agents best be extra sure how much money goes where and who did what! Every floor & platform is grouped separately in LDD, as shown here. As usual, comments, questions, suggestions, and complaints are always welcome! EDIT 10/27/2020: Hogsmeade station LDD model replaced, screenshots and words updated accordingly. Real life pictures coming eventually. (Hopefully soon!)
  3. I would appreciate your vote on my Lego ideas MOC especially if you like the castle theme, dwarfs and Lord of the Rings Legos! You can vote for it here on the Lego Ideas website. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/eef9bd2f-282c-4613-b70e-c64b7072093f My children are my inspiration for this Lego build. The dwarfs are some of our favorite castle minifigures and there are not many sets featuring them. This build is intended to feature the dwarven race and their unique home set robustly within the natural elements.
  4. charlesp1138

    [MOC] King Lennox's Castle

    I was putting together the 80s King's Castle set recently and got inspired to do a remake of a classic castle style set (using the same footprint) and got to work digitally. Here are some renders of it. Would love to know what you think of it!
  5. Well, since there is no "real" castle (spare me the discussion about Nexo please) in the next months, castle-loving AFOLS will increasingly have to resort to other themes for their historic needs. Since there is a thread for the impact of CMF on historic, I figured it might make sense to have a wider thread for parts from all the other themes. Up to now, it has been common use to post this in the respective threads, now I suggest to collect that here, too. CMF can remain in the thread already existing. So let us see how this works out: Let me begin... New tall skeleton in Minecraft There is a new, quite tall black skeleton in the upcoming minecraft sets. A worthy addition to the abundance of skeletons already available. It is particularly the legs which are longer. New shield in Elves New shields can make new characters, regiments or even factions. This one is beige and gold with a red gem on it. New shield in DC licenced Wonderwoman has a new shield as well, it looks somewhat white and metallic.
  6. Hi! Some time ago I start built my medieval Trebuchet MOC, based on my first design from 2010 year. The final project is ready! What's more, it will be part of my new diorama! The project "The Siege of Bricks" will be diorama in a winter world, my army will be preparing to siege the city (that will be built by my friend form Cube Brick YT channel. Going back to the Trebuchet - it's contain 300 parts, range is 6-7 meters, which I consider a huge success because the initial range was 3 meters. You can find more about this construction on my YouTube - Edge of Bricks (link below), where you can see how this machine works and more about the project The tutorial will be available soon!
  7. BrickCommander9

    (MOC) Chateau de Morgana (WIP)

    I have recently started on a massive castle project, something to a scale I have never built before. The completed castle will be situated on roughly 3x3 48x48 baseplates, and be as realistic as possible to a castle built between the 11th and 13th centuries in Britain or France. I would love to hear peoples' opinions on my work so far, as well as suggestions or constructive criticism. The first section is a span of curtain wall flanked by 2 round towers. Inside the bailey is a half timber tudor style building, which I have not decided what will be inside. https://flic.kr/p/2jL2hm5 If anyone can explain how I post pictures in the body of the message, I would greatly appreciate it! I have also included a gate with a brick built portcullis, which, in my opinion, turned out beautifully! And here is a WIP exterior view of the curtain wall sections and towers. The tan keep is also visible in the background.
  8. EDIT: I have turned this topic into a place where we, as Historical fans, can efficiently gather and support projects in these themes in Lego Ideas; so please feel free to add any that you find and I will amend this original post. If you like any of the projects listed, please consider supporting them over on Lego Ideas. Have you all seen these? Thoughts? Last Update: 18th June 2020. MADE IT! Medieval Blacksmith by Namirob. We made it! Namirob's Medieval Blacksmith is going to be made into a set. The Castle in the Forest by @povoq. - This has achieved support and fingers crossed, will be made into a set! Historically Accurate Rome by daevead. - This has achieved support needed. Brickwest Studios by Bricky_Brick @paokus. - Another 10k achievement from Bricky_Brick. That's 4 now, including the recent Pirate Bay set. Ending Soon (URGENT VOTES NEEDED): The Medieval Blacksmith by Cholmberg1. Medieval House (2999 Pieces) by llllllllll. (sic. I have not made a mistake here with the username lol). Medieval Farm by cubeous. The Grand Colosseum by jofra-imperial. Nearly There (Needs more votes): The Bakery by Bricky_Brick. @paokus Medieval Blacksmith Shop by LEGO ScapeSculptureDesign @Ben Pitchford. Classic Castle by DERBOOR. Aging Entries (Needs a boost): Viking longship by Beñat. Black Falcon Stronghold by Xman. Modular Wild West Saloon by joefreak2003. Siege the castle ! by @povoq. Trolls's Siege Brachiosaurus by @Destrier. Medieval Knight House by Namirob. The Fortress by Gandalf54. Colosseum (Architecture Style) by SkyWalter. Medieval Harbor by Namirob. - I love this. It's beautful. Medieval market by lennert476. Greek Temple by Imperator49. Kinetic Saloon Simple by brickster0404. Desert Palace by SirMiniLasha. The King’s Castle Chess Set (2 in 1) by FormidableSouthernTiger. Lego HeroQuest by KingGloriousSquirrel. Enchanted Haven by GondorSoldier. Rysendor's Island by Lego Landon. Medieval Castle by Lego fan 99. Viking longship by Beñat. Medieval Woodcutter's Cottage by Banana_Guy03. Adventures of Robin Hood by siuliano. The King's Castle Gatehouse by @Jcreations912. The Old Watchtower by HP_Brixxter. Archers Tower by RyszardBosiak. Cliffside Villa by OrientExpress26. Medieval Cottage by Lego User. Medieval Town Hall by HP_Brixxter. Studwalder Castle (Modular Castle) by HP_Brixxter. Secret of the Castle by Alpine Builder. Sage's Library by SMARLIN. The Argo, Legendary Greek Ship by Kropotin_vl. Medieval Tower by 1965MGTFB. Western Saloon by lachie1023. Forest Fortress by Blocker007. Princess June's Castle by legolux1973 @legolux1973. House of the Samurai by hischen. Fantasy Era Medieval House - Here Comes Trouble by l_hendriksen. Viking Longship with Working Catapult by legomountainfanatic. Classic Fairytale Castle by Maxence. Roman Chariot Racing Stadium by brickster0404. Medieval Dice Tower by El_Skutto (a bit unconventional, but it fits!). Mini LEGO Kit - The Mighty Castle by Dcomprime76 (a miniature scale entry). The Modular Knight's Castle by @klockizbroda. Harbrick Castle by kylav. Royal Knight Harbor Outpost by BrickJohnny. Viking Hall by Heimdallsen. Coyote Canyon by BrickJohnny. Windmill Defense by Banana_Guy03. Forgotten Fantasy Castle by DutchLegoMan. Medieval Stable by Banana_Guy03. Chromed Classics by MinifigInSpace. The Medieval Village by Danthelegoman. A Truly Wild Western Town by MinifigInSpace. Tolkien by BrickGallery. Medieval Watermill by Witz Bricks. Mini "Emerald Dream" by Lionard. Ancient Temple by Blocker007. Brickville Tavern by momirsarac. Medieval Dock House by LEGO ScapeSculptureDesign @Ben Pitchford. Fantasy Castle (micro-scale) by Timiny Cricket. Lava Castle (Microscale) by BrickDesignerNet. LEGO Robin Hood by @Jcreations912. The Mountain Windmill by Hanwasyellowfirst. Hidden Greek Temple by DutchLegoMan. Soutou Tenshu, Japan's Forgotten Past by Horlack @Horlack Bricks. Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Modular by BooCrackers12. Fairy Tale House by farmfarm. Castle Bridge Stone by @Master0889. Lego Medieval Farmer Village by Luuknijman. Tower of Three Wizards by MaverickBrick. Minas Tirith by @GJC15344. Medieval Guard House by Micro_Model_Maker, aka @legoMoccer. Roman temple by ROMVLVS. Wizards Keep by Woligan. Castle Mellori by Magiclaw. Four Swords Inn by Magiclaw. Medieval Windmill by Neon5. Medieval Windmill and Barn by BooCrackers12. Redbrick Outpost by GondorSoldier. Sheriff's Office by Angryclone. Druid Gathering in the Forest by Cromone. Monrepos by Orbiter88. Lion Knight's River Outpost by HP_Brixxter. The Wizard Tower by AdrienClochere. The Legend of Zelda BotW: Hyrule Castle by BrickGallery. Castle Outpost by xXgGhostXx. Mighty Fortress by hischen. Medieval Outpost by LEGO ScapeSculptureDesign @Ben Pitchford. Miner's Mountain by BeatBlocks. English Fort by Klarinik. Merlin's house by Davy_92. Olivia’s Get-Away by PeetersKevin @Perterz. Lighthouse of Alexandria by MA_bricks. Red Badger Border control by Neon5. Wizard’s forest house by Ranger03. Merlin's Tower by George Brickman. Wizard Tower by DominikQN. Plundering the Ancient Fortress by Bricks_Of_Tomorrow. Medieval House in the Forest by BooCrackers12. Medieval Puppet Show by Ben.Daly. The Wizard’s House by Michele16. Lion's Mountain Gate by ErockBrick. The Mill by J-Bricks1. Viking Longship (Knarr) Overseas Raider by jbmakemson. Castle Waterrock by Egol Okkas. The Conquest of the Outpost by Davy_92. Jason and the Argonauts - Triton by Justspb. The Great Kingdoms Gate by KAJAKSZATANA. The Black Knight's Castle by Alessandro 28. Old West General Store by J-Bricks1. Tribute to the King by frederic.q99. The Fortress by Crossway_Studios. Nobleman's House by DominikQN. The Dragon Attack by Jcreations912. Heailenregarr Outpost by @DanDelie. Medieval Inn by DominikQN. S.P.Q.R. Castrum - Microscale Roman Fortress by BriKKone. The Witches' Lair by Alessandro 28. The Satyr's House by Silver42. Medieval Siege Tower - Belfry by VamosYimmy. The Prancing Pony Inn by BriKKone. The Dragon and the Knight by Proteasome. Mediterranean Coastal Fort of the Knights by VamosYimmy. Ancient Roman Warship by VamosYimmy. The Parthenon by Mattix creations. Castle Chess Set by BricKatai. Medieval Cottage by BrickyHead. Medieval Marketplace by DominikQN. The Water Mill by ricbuilder225. The Mythical Camelot Castle by BrickHammer. Wolfpack Hideout - Old King's Castle! by @tomaaki. Wizard's Room by Andrew Bricksen. Raven Knight’s Castle by MrPotatoHead. Outpost Defence by SirSurprisedPoodle. Lord of the Rings Balrog and Gandalf by Alexmorsilla_8413. Wolfpack Fortress by Mefju. Attack On The Village by Crossway_Studios. Roman Warship by Iyan Ha. Medieval Observatory by SMARLIN. Old Castle. by MasterOGEL. Ninja Outpost by Greenflame24. King's Crown Carriage by VamosYimmy. Rock Diamond Sea Castle by Trixi van Park. Ironbeard Dwarf House by ErockBrick. Medieval Market Village by Commander Brick. Siege of Troy by Haluk Skywalker. Viking Warrior Temple by HammerofHenfryn. Temple of Horus by daevead. In the Hall of the Mountain King by RatAHatHat. Medieval Restaurant by tm.bricks. Viking Dwelling by beforekilling. Fort Iron Cactus by JaminStar. The Golden Hall of Edoras by BrickHammer. Fantasy Castle by @Jcreations912. Ancient Indian Fort Watchtower by TheDude98. Waytt McLego Rescue by Brick_come92. Medieval Farm House by @Jcreations912. Gargamel's House by ArchiZ. The Shire, the Hobbithole of Frodo and Bilbo Baggin's by TB Brickcreator. Tower Outpost by Iain McCarthy. Lord of the Rings: Edoras by theLOTRbuilder. White Stallion Tavern and Inn by Andrew Bricksen. The Tower of Barad-dúr by theLOTRbuilder. Lion Castle by Hsiao1. Wolfpack Castle by enowicki_AFOL. @enowickiafol Dinomads by brickster0404. Mountain Monastery by BrickHammer. Whistling Past the Old Orc Watch Tower Through the Ancient Bog by Captain Key. The Medieval Cottage by theLOTRbuilder. The Acropolis of Athens by AlphaBricks. Medieval Bakery by Dorino Dorino. Black Dragon Knights' Castle by yuptype. Ye Olde Dragon’s Inn by Bubis. LEGO Construct & Command: Forest Outpost Siege by LEGOConstruct_and_Command. WolfPack Hideout by @DanDelie. The Mushroom House by JohnyKov. Fantasy Dragon by Crossway_Studios. Castle of White Lord Afol and the Black Knights by SleeplessNight. New Entries: The Castle Of The Black Falcons by thkindcrusader. Minas Tirith by Dar-nat-phné. Medieval Homestead by MegaPeskyPineapple. Smaug by Brick-A-Brac. Creator Windmill 3 x 1 by FranzPlus. Asterix the Gaul by Ganpat the Celt. Bone Wing by HerboRyanSeth_6561. Royal Residence by SomethingOfAScientistMyse. Winter Castle by Lukas_84.
  9. Hi everyone, As disney and lego fan im searching the official background for my custom made display case/closet for my lego castle (71040). I have already contacted the official lego helpdesk with the question if they cant receive the official artwork for me like the displays in the stores but they dont have acces to the files. Who can help me further for finding the backgrounds or can find a sollution for my problem? Example of the background: https://independent-travellers.com/denmark/copenhagen/stroget/45.php Tnx in advance! Andy Eetezonne
  10. Hello to this Forum! After more then 3 decades out of action, the donkey (thats me) decided to try a castle on its own. I am not quite sure if it is allowed to post WiP here, but I hope it will be no mistake if I do so. The following pictures - sorry for the bad quality - are the result of my yesterdays first building session after more than 30 years, so there is no question the results are bad. I would be grateful for every hint, idea and critics that may come along, so please feel free to add Your comments. Right at the moment i do not have a clear idea what the castle will look alike in the end, so I just got started with a pallas builing, which will be accompanied by a gatehouse in the near future. Lots of best regards Martin the donkey t
  11. richchie

    Siege of Tharbad

    Siege of Tharbad after nearly 4 years since I start to thinking about this project and 2 years of building , I am finaly in the end. This creation is a part of castle commpetition on www.kostky.org (local czech and slovak LEGO fan forum) So, let me introduce my largest MOC - city of Tharbad. Fans of LOTR know this city probably... and because I am a big fan of LOTR and also of Castle, I decided to make my own small fiction to LOTR world and put this fiction in timeline between events from Hobbit and war of the ring. Tharbad was founded by Numenor colonists in 2nd age. After fall of Numenor it becomes part of Northen kingdom of men - Arnor. When Arnor broke in 861 TA , tharbad belongs to Cardolan. In 1409 TA, Witchking of angmar destroy Cardolan, but Tharbad survive. In tolkiens books, tharbad was destroyd by Great flood in 2912 TA. In my fiction Tharbad after fall of kingdom of arnor in 1974 TA still exists as independent city state and great flood in 2912 TA destroy only eastern part of the city. I decide to take my fiction to year 3008 TA when armies of Sauron from Mount Gundabad start siege of city of Tharbad as a last kingdom of men from numenor on the West of misty mountains. To help for besieged city of tharbad come elves from lindon, gondor and also rohan (all armies i have in my collection). Army of orcs was defeated and that was the reason why sauron was not abble to open western front in war of the ring 10 years later after events of my fiction. more pictures here : https://www.flickr.com/photos/91849803@N02/albums/72157706346200871 1 by richchie, on Flickr 3 by richchie, on Flickr 9 by richchie, on Flickr 12 by richchie, on Flickr 15 by richchie, on Flickr 17 by richchie, on Flickr and some pictures from castle : 18 by richchie, on Flickr 19 by richchie, on Flickr 18 by richchie, on Flickr 24 by richchie, on Flickr 25 by richchie, on Flickr 27 by richchie, on Flickr 26 by richchie, on Flickr 14 by richchie, on Flickr
  12. Welcome to Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry! The whole castle up to fall 2019, including set numbers: 75954 (Great Hall) 75953 (Hogwarts Whomping Willow) 75948 (Hogwarts Clock Tower) and a majorly customized version of set 4867 (Battle for Hogwarts) This model was originally inspired by 2011's Battle for Hogwarts set, to which I added a basement layer to bring it up to 2018 set height. I also redid the roof peaks from sand green to dark bluish gray, and added more inside details. On the left is the Slytherin common room, and above that is the astronomy tower. The dungeon is empty, as it is no longer used, much to Argus Flich's dismay. On the right side on the bottom level is the micro-scale Chamber of Secrets with it's large face in the rear and stone snakes statues. Up a level is the entrance to the chamber, the sink in the girl's lavatory that Moaning Myrtle haunts. Up one more level is a generic classroom. Bridging the two towers (literally) is the stone viaduct is one of the three or so entrance's into the school.... unless you count the seven secret passages! The Great hall, with the dock used by first years to get into the castle proper from across the lake and the train station. Four tables, four houses to be sorted into. Hufflepuff in the top left, Slytherin on the top right, Ravenclaw bottom left, and Gryffindor bottom right. The teacher's sit at the head of the room. Looks like one of the Slytherin kids ordered lobster! Through this courtyard archway Harry Potter and Ron Weasley saw the flying ford Anglia disappear into the Forbidden Forest after it had hit the Whomping Willow. It was not the last time they would see the car however.... The potions classroom (bottom level) and Gryffindor common room (middle level) with the owlery on top. The clock tower set has had it's Yule ball parts removed. I didn't like them, and they dated the set to later point in time than I wanted. Upstairs is the hospital wing, while the middle floor features the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom and the Headmaster's office, while the ground floor features the prefect's bathroom and another exit onto the school grounds. Heavily inspired by Eurobricks user @f2iso100 model of Hogwarts' bell towers (as seen halfway down on page six of this topic here.), I have devised my own model, with some revisions to make it's features more visible amongst all the tan. I made the stone shutters for the actual bell area wooden, and reduced the height of the towers by a good three bricks, as it currently looms over the official sets by a good floor-and-a-half. (10 bricks) The bottom floor features the house points tally counter across from the Tri-Wizard Cup. Looks like Gryffindor and Slytherin are tied for the house cup! The second floor features the Room of Requirement in it's room of hidden things configuration, with the chalkboard from the Dumbledore's Army room, the possibly still broken Vanishing Cabinet, and a few sealed crates. Above that, on the third floor is the Divination classroom. This includes a crystal ball and pink teapot with 2 teacups. Continuing climbing up to floor four, we have the two belfries with the dual "iron" bells that swing side to side. No, they don't actually make any noise. From left to right in the upper row: Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, Prof. McGonagall, Prof. Lockhart, Prof. Snape, Prof Flitwick, Rubeus Hagrid, Argus Filch, and a custom random Professor. The students are mostly all as they are in the sets, with the addition of one custom Dean Thomas. More could be added in the future, depending on what Lego releases for the required castle expansion. Until then, this is it, and I hope you enjoyed it. Comments, Questions and Complaints are always welcome!
  13. PirateRoberts

    (MOC) Castle on the Rock

    Made this a few months ago. Playing with open backs for interior. Simple design for a classic castle look. Enjoy!
  14. PirateRoberts

    (MOC) Forestmen’s Tower

    I actually built this 2 years ago, it is one of my favorite builds. I wanted to capture the lifestyle of the Forestmen, one of my favorite themes. The basic story is that they stumbled upon and old abandoned tower and made it their home.
  15. 1. Hi everyone. I’m new here but I have been building with LEGO-bricks for quite a long time. Hence this short story about my LEGO past. The theme, as far as you can call it a theme, what I’m working on is building buildings on a scale of 1:25. Why on that scale? Because it is indeed quite different from the general scale that is now called minifig scale. That is mainly due to the time I got my first LEGO as a child. That pretty much coincided with the moment LEGO sets were on sale for the first time in The Netherlands. The box I got was one of those boxes in which the bricks were neatly laid together as chocolates in a chocolates box. As a child, I found those doors and windows far too small and soon I made these door openings twice as wide and eight bricks high. This made my buildings far more playable. Later on, I found out that the width to height ratio of this self-made door opening 1:2.4 was, which corresponded reasonable well with real doors in real buildings. The height of the door was eight layers or 76.8 mm. Compared to the usual door height of 2 meters, that gives a ratio of 1:26. I made it 1:25 because that calculated a bit easier. Due to the limitations that the LEGO-parts give you, you sometimes have to ‘give and take’ when it comes to the exact scale of your MOC. The second reason of not building in minifig scale is that in those days minifigs simply did not exist. They came into play much later on, in a time I was in my so-called ‘dark ages’. I am regularly asked why I am not going to build on minifig scale. The only explanation is that I simply can’t handle the length/with ratio of the minifig. Take the height and then the width is not right. Take the width and then de length is not good. Keep the aspect ratio of the minifig and you get a distorted picture of your MOC. Nevertheless, I have seen very great and beautiful buildings and layouts on a minifig scale. Those builders then roughly holds a scale of 1:40. The minifig would in reality be 160 cm high and 64 cm wide. And it is accepted that medieval cottages have a ceiling of 4 meters in height. So, forget the ‘scale’ of minifig scale and look at the creativity of it… Miniland scale would be another alternative. There are some builders who are active on this scale and archive very nice results. The disadvantage is that you quickly have to deal with very large dimensions with buildings other than houses. The costs then will rise very quickly and transport to events will be an insurmountable problem. By the way, Miniland scale is also taken broadly, and often varies between 1:22 and 1:13, depending on the size of the real building. Easy to calculate if you count the layers of the door height. In the meantime, I’m so used to my “own” scale of 1:25 that I almost automatically feel whether the proportions are right or not. So, I’m not going to change that scale. I think, it is a good average between minifig scale and miniland scale. Maybe, it is a pity that I cannot use figures on my buildings. Certainly no minifigs. Normally, I don’t think those figurines are that important. But they do bring more liveliness and viewing pleasure, especially for the kids. And it gives a feel for the ratio and size of a building. The only LEGO-figurines that fit in in terms of proportion are the little dolls from the Belville series. With their height of 75 mm, they correspond reasonably to the human size. So that explains the presence of those figurines on some of my buildings on LEGO-events. Although there are also many visitors who do not recognize the little dolls as LEGO-figurines and sometimes even think that it is Playmobil. Anyway, then there is something to explain…
  16. 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
  17. 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/
  18. Hello! This is my new creations. Castles in Glass dome. Please watch my complete gallery. Castles in Glass dome by Petronel22, on Flickr
  19. I don't know if this has been done before here or somewhere else, but I thought it could be fun! Just post some pics of your Castle army. You can include old skellies in there too! The best way to do this is always in some kind of diorama! So, let's see some armies! :skull: I might post mine soon as well!
  20. A long, long time ago I started working on a micro scale Millennium Falcon. To begin with all I wanted to do was add detail to the Microfighter but I kept tinkering and before I knew it I had a growing collection of micro Star Wars freighters and fighters, and here they are! Instructions for all these little builds are on my Rebrickable page. Since this all started with that Falcon Microfighter the cockpit piece (a light blueish-grey 2x2 truncated cone) became my yardstick for scale. Luckily trans-black 1x1 slope pieces work as fighter cockpits at the same scale so all the ships are, and will continue to be, as close to scale with each other as I can manage, at least based on these pieces and whatever reference images I can gather from Google. My latest (September 2020) micro starship is the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels. I only watched the show two years ago but fell in love with it straight away, I assumed it would be throwaway entertainment for kids but it quickly developed the characters and story with life and grit, plus the ships and space battles are so well done! Anyway, here she is, complete with interior and tiny detatchable Phantom. Rather than carrying on doing new posts for each new ship I plan on adding them all here. All the instructions are on my Rebrickable page and there will be some photos of the real builds somewhere in this post, plus a few more on Flickr. I’m having a lot of fun creating at micro scale, it’s quite fast and satisfying and makes good use of those tiny spare parts you always get with retail sets, so if you like what you see then why not have a go yourself! I hope you enjoy these little builds and thanks for stopping by :)
  21. Hi, hopefully this is the right section! This Moc is a 3 vs 3 fight titled "Battle of boundary stream" that I built digitally using mecabricks, to test out the rendering capabilities. Trouble is brewing on the frontier and border clashes are growing in frequency. The northern wolfpack kingdom has taken to raiding the border towns in the black falcon kingdom, in retribution for falcon settlers poaching wild game, diverting water, and cutting down forest on the wrong side of the border. Knights of the yellow and black order have been dispatched to guard the border. On this fateful day at the stream that marks the boundary of the two kingdoms, 3 warriors from each side clash in heated combat. Who do you think would win the Wolfpack or the Black Falcons? Instagram profile @bonobobricks
  22. [MOC] Exploring Enemy Territory, is a small 12x12 vignette of the Wolfpack archer drawing his bow deep in Forestmen territory. I built it back in June for the Instagram 2020 summer joust contest. The rogue archer with the Wolfpack crest from the series 16 minifigures is a favorite.
  23. A colleague has been urging me to start doing something in castle topics. I have a big city of 7 m, so this block will be like an old part of town. And maybe I can expand it so it can big part of town. I'm still working on a lot of details and a building with a red roof that was 1 is now crazy to me - mostly the roof;) The sidewalk is too pretty, but I need about 3000 1x1 to make it right. I borrowed a lot of ideas, so maybe someone will recognized they work - THANK YOU !!
  24. "How's it looking back there, boy?" The captain asked as he looked at his little rumstained blueprints. "Oh this is strong!" "The castle?" the young man asked. "No! The rum!" the captain replied. And it was. He had heard Emile Perrault's rum was good, but this far exceeded his expectations. "But now that you mention it, how does it hold up?" "It's almost done," the trooper answered. "Just need to finish packing this bit down... and... there! She is finished!" "It looks just like the plans!" the captain shouted, a tad drunkenly. "Want some rum, boys? Is the little waterfall working? WAIT! Should we add rum to it?" "Let's just let it be..."
  25. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Castle of Lord Afol

    Hi All! I'd like to share with you my latest take on the Castle theme. It's called Castle of Lord Afol and the Black Knights. I tried to keep it classic in general appearance, modern in detail, playable and sturdy. The latter features are yet to be proven, as it's still only a digital MOC While it may look a bit modest compared to some contemporary MOCs, it is so for a reason - it contains "only" 3000 pieces, which is a limit for Lego Ideas entries. And while some of the MOCs around boast insane shapes, this one is quite solid and, despite the name, I think it could be built without a big problem by a 10-year-old with some practice with Lego. Tell me what you think about it and if you like it, please comment and support this project also on Lego Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/f588abaa-4dab-4a56-b7bc-a7e38d018711 Enjoy!