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  1. PirateRoberts

    [MOC] Castles over the years

    Some Castles Ive made over the years. Its been a blast building them all. Focusing on pirates now but ill go back eventually.
  2. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/c928192a-50a0-4c4c-90da-5224f92f1937 This is a build of the Inn of the Prancing Pony from The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien built as a Lego ideas submission to be made into a set. I have seen other versions of this inn and tavern submitted to LEGO ideas in the past, so I know there is interest out there in having this inn as a set. I hope to honor those previous submissions and see if we can reach 10K. The Prancing Pony is one of the most famous fantasy inns of literature and I would love to see this added as a set to the LEGO portfolio in the Lord of the Rings or castle genre. It is a very iconic medieval building. I would love you support if you would be willing to vote for this idea! Thank you!
  3. 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
  4. la_lego_room

    viking attack

  5. Great Wall of Batuhan Great Wall of Batuhan The great wall of Batuhan protects the village from the evils of the Wither Woods. Overview Construction was commanded and overseen by Aarash the Ardent using stone from Buğra Quarry. Skilled stoneworkers from Kaliphlin and beyond worked for seven years to complete the wall. There are several barracks, gates and towers along its length. It runs north of town eastward to the Barlas river and the Wester Road, which runs through he Wither Woods to Avalonia. Aside from the protection it gives, it is also headquarters the Guard of Batuhan. Aerial View Eastern Tower The Eastern Tower viewed over Lake Barlas The Eastern Tower overlooks the crossroads of the Wester Road leading north through the Wither Woods to Kaliphlin, Woodbrow Road leading into Batuhan itself and the road leading south to Barqa. Eastern Tower of the Wall Door of the Easter Tower East face of the Eastern Tower Road To Barqa A Peasant Walking South The road leading south of the tower leads to Barqa. It is always busy with travelers and merchants on their way to Avalonia. A stone bridge provides a safe crossing of the Barlas River. A House Lays in Ruins Next to the Barlas River A Guard on the Bridge of the Barlas River Looks East Eastern Gate A Guard and Traveller near the East Gate Set near the Easter Tower, the East Gate guards the road that leads north to the Wither Woods. Forest and Lake Barlas Wildlife Near Lake Barlas East of Batuhan lies a small forest near Lake Barlas. The path north of the forest runs along the great wall. Deer in the Woods Path Along the Wall Path Along the Wall Forest Canopy The Barlas River flows through the its Rocky Banks Chipmunk and Mushrooms Runs now in Lake Barlas
  6. Kozikyo86

    [MOC] The Black Serpent

    Hello Lego Castle Fans! for starters - it's going to be a long slow project :) Do you remember 6057 Sea Serpent set from 1992? I've never had this set in my collection, I thought it might be worth building a new version... for Black Falcons fraction! One week ago I started building my first ship project - Medieval Cog "The Black Serpent"! This is still work in progress moc, I have a lot of work to do :) Now, has 43 cm long and almost 900 parts (will be more). Then I will make my own sail, so far I have prepared the material (my old pillow), I painted it white, I still have to paint the Black Falsons logo. But it's not over! I also want buils some area, fragment of sea and coast with some stronghold - for Raven Knights. The next steps are: - complete the ship's design, - make a sail, - order a lot of new parts, - hunt few sheeps from set 10775 I prepared the first material from this project, if you are interested, check out my youtube - Edge of Bricks channel :)
  7. Perterz

    [MOC] Krylhan Castle

    Standing like a magestic Castle on solid rocks, I’m back with a new MOC after going through a rough personal period. More pics on Flickr Instagram
  8. 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.
  9. Hi, This is my new Castle theme LEGO idea! If you like this project, you can vote for it here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/e3070a55-6aa6-4572-8db3-406ae5021952 Thank you in advance, Zol
  10. 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.
  11. It's a rainy and cold evening in Scotland, and you are on the Hogwarts Express as a first year student. You have noted other students have changed from street-clothes into the black robes with the crest of your destination on the front: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You do the same, and then notice the train slowing down, and finally coming to a stop at a small station marked "HOGSMEADE" on a wooden platform sign. You don't want to get too wet in your nice new robes, and feel a bit lost in the hustle and bustle of older students departing and railway staff getting luggage off the train and onto the platform. You spot your trunk on the platform and detrain. It's raining less hard now, and a slightly portly-looking, very tall man in a beard and fur-lined coat comes down the platform shouting above the steam engine's noise; "First years with me!" He leads you and about dozen other 11-year old's away from the nice and neat (and warm!) station down to a series of boats on the water's edge of a huge lake not far from the train. He leads each student into the boat, and then boards the lead boat himself. He taps the oarlock of his boat with his umbrella, and all the boats move away in sync by themselves. You are then astounded to see a huge castle, perched on rocky cliffs on the other side of the lake, lit up by hundreds of candles under the moonlight of the clearing sky. The man then shouts out to everyone assembled in the tiny boats; "Welcome to Hogwarts!" (small note: This movie concept art was taken from the Harry Potter wiki sometime in 2015. It is NOT mine.) I have converted and combined this Hogsmeade Station from two different versions found on Rebrickable, and made it my own using pictures and guesswork. This design is supposed to go well with set 76388 - Hogsmeade Visit - (or my Winter Village MOCs) but of course, in the official Harry Potter canon it's on the other side of the lake from Hogsmeade proper. I removed the original version's snow piles from the roof and sidewalk, and will add printed 1x8 tiles saying the name of the station to the side walls where the plain black tiles. (I still haven't decided if I'm going to stay with Hogsmeade or try a different name instead.) This side features a ramp for luggage trolleys, a staircase to the station proper, and the entrance to the employees-only ticket counter area on the side closest to the camera. The lanterns on the front / rear are my own idea as additions (as is the double-sided platform clock), so the transition to the archway looks better. The station has a fully removable roof and new detachable platform. The model has two rooms under the removable roof, featuring seating from the Disney train set. One one side is the ticket office, with a cash register / ticket window and a mail sorting desk. (I couldn't decide to put that in or not. I know owls are used in HP, but where are they dispatched from if the mail is coming from Hogsmeade, not Hogwarts?) The other is the waiting room with a few bench seats w/ individual arms and a steam heater unit. The station is in the planning stages right now, and *should* be ordered by August. (I now hope it will be ordered someday, too many things on the Wishlist as of now, such as my Hogsmeade-inspired post office and non-haunted Shrieking Shack MODs!) Thoughts, comments, suggestions, and complaints are always welcome!
  12. Black Numenorean

    Moc: Orléans Campaign

    BP Challenge: Castle with limit: 32x32. Theme: Castle ---------------------------------------------- During the wars between France and England, Jeanne d'Arc launchs assault at Augustin Fort with mercenarys and french soldiers. ------------------------------------------------ Orléans Campaign by Hugo, sur Flickr Orléans Campaign Orléans Campaign
  13. Hi everyone, I just finished my castle project of the castle Falkenstein in Austria. The castle consists of more than 14.000 pieces and was designed by Giuseppe Pelliccioni, so it's not my creation. What do you think about this castle? In my opinion it was worth building it :)
  14. Dear Eurobricks builders. Once 31120 was announced, I was thinking, as many of you, of what could come out of combining 2 or 3 sets, as creator implies and encourages own creations. Then I saw Grand Castle by Wurger49. It is a very detailed mod or upscaling of the original set. By that time I had one copy of the set. So I bought second one and decided to build a castle, but not to stick to the original layout. I could not get rid of the tower corners design, as there are so many l-b-gray 1*1s, plus it looks nice). It is already a month or so since I finished it. It was partially destroyed 2-3 times by my kids and cats). Now, that our relatives come to visit, I need to free the room and destroy it. I could not do it without taking pictures). So I decided to share them with you. I used ONLY pieces from two sets. Though in the pictures there are 4 extra minifigs from the blacksmith (mostly) visiting the castle. We were waiting for the castle sets so long that I am surprised there are not that many mods. Castle is build modular. With gate tower, over the river tower, great hall, and several tower/wall sections. I had extra pieces left for a small blacksmith and tree with a well/fountain as side builds. Unfortunately not that much of interior in wall sections. Link to album https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWgtioj
  15. Mark of Falworth

    Storst Castle

    Greetings Eurobricks Citizens! Long time no siege! I thought I would pop back in to share my latest big castle build: Storst Castle by Mark E., on Flickr You can find the whole album here.
  16. dimka_ya

    [MOC+WIP] Modular micro castle

    Hello! I'm opening a new topic. I'm slowly running out of ideas for my microcity. Now a new direction - is the modular micro castle. The base is still the same - 16x16 plate. Thanks for attention! I will be glad to receive your comments :) Fortress wall with a main gate, a rising bridge and a traditional moat :)
  17. ETELENZOS92

    [MOC] Hogwarts Castle

    ALBUM ON FLICKR: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127927778@N04/albums HOGWARTS CASTLE by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Hogwarts Castle interior by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Quirrell/Voldemort by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Dueling Club by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Colin Creevey takes some photos to Griffindor's Quidditch team by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Griffindor Common Room by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Draco Malfoy by Etel Enzos, en Flickr
  18. THE CLOCK TOWER Hi guys, finally here we have this MOC that I have been working on during months. This Diorama represents from the left to de right; The Whomping Willow, the Stone Circle entrance that connects to the Wooden Bridge that I have omitted for space reasons in this MOC, and Hagrid’s Hut. In the Back we have the section of Hogwarts that represents the Gryffindor Tower, the Clock Tower and also the North Tower, where the Divination classroom is located. After the completion of my last MOC, I decided that from then on each MOC that made the Hogwarts Castle would be based only on one or two films in order to recreate them as completely as possible. Because the clock tower is a new section in the Azkaban prisoner film, I decided to focus on this film, but when LEGO released the new Harry Potter sets I finally dedicated the castle to the first three Harry Potter films, thus recreating the final scenes of the philosopher's stone and the secret chamber. Hope you enjoy it! HOGWARTS CASTLE LEGO Moc by Etel Enzos, en Flickr HOGWARTS CASTLE LEGO Moc Interior by Etel Enzos, en Flickr LEGO Clock Tower Interior by Etel Enzos, en Flickr LEGO Hogwarts Clock Tower by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Harry and Dumbeldlore at Headmaster's Office by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Gryffindor Common Room by Etel Enzos, en Flickr North Tower by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Hagrid's Hut by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Rotating Hagrid's Hut Interior by Etel Enzos, en Flickr The Magical Chess challenge and in the back, the Flying Keys challenge by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Mirror of Erised room by Etel Enzos, en Flickr North Tower Section by Etel Enzos, en Flickr The Chamber of Secrets by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Potions Classroom by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Gryffindor Common Room by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Mad Eye Moody at Defense Against Dark Arts Classroom by Etel Enzos, en Flickr The Dungeons and Slytherin Common Room located in the back of the Main Stairs of the Entrace Hall by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Slytherin Common Room by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Dumbeldlore's Office by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Happy Halloween! by Etel Enzos, en Flickr
  19. DISCORD: https://discord.gg/4UPpRSdCsW 2018 Note: Unsurprisingly, there have been a few minor changes since 2014 - RA 2014 Note: Since it has been mentioned various times that Guilds of Historica is "hard to understand as a new builder" I thought I would revamp this a little. I originally wrote it before I was one of the guild leaders, and it is still unfinished, but any comments on things to add would be appreciated. 2013 Note: Since this has been mentioned countless times in the last two weeks, I started it. It is not finished, I just wanted to get the basics up. Please feel free to comment critique, and to add to it. I will try to keep it regularly updated. Guilds of Historica New Member Guide Hello fellow adventurer, it looks like you have decided to move to the land of Historica to join us in our quest to flesh out one of the greatest Lego stories ever told. I have prepared this guide to help “ease” you into the guilds project. Perhaps the first question we should answer is “What is the Guilds of Historica?” The simple answer is that it is a building community on Eurobricks that is open to all who wish to join. We tell stories about a land called Historica which currently has five guilds. Each member joins a guild, and builds to win points (Gold Darics) for their guild and to better their building skills. At any given time of the year there may be one or more building challenges that a builder may win recognition and sometimes prizes for themselves. The current official description by ZCerberus is: “The Guilds are a Castle MOCers paradise where builders can connect with other castle fans to build in a connected world of five distinct Guilds, each with their own territory, history, and geography. The world grows as builders compete in challenges to win prizes, enhance their building skills and progress the official lore of Historica. Guilds score gold by competing in challenges and by "free building" in their own guild to grow their world.” Table of Contents 1.0 Choosing a faction 1.1 Choosing a Signature Figure 1.2 Common starting questions 2.0 General Guilds of Historica Guidelines 2.1 Where are we now? 3.0 Some links to important Guilds of Historica information. 1.0 Choosing a Faction The first thing a new builder needs to do is choose a faction. Currently four of the five guilds are open to members. Avalonia – A land of that reminds us of Arthurian legend and classic European medieval style. Kaliphlin – A land where desert culture has become king, but also one of the more diverse styled guilds ranging from Mediterranean to Middle Eastern, and from the Far East to pre-Columbian American. Mitgardia – The northern guild, which is more akin to Norse tradition along with some of the other northeastern European styles. Varlyrio - the western island guild, similar to the Mediterranean on the east, dry wasteland in the west, the Venetian capital is closer to Renaissance in feel then the rest of the Guilds. CLOSED GUILDS - While members can still build here, new members can no longer join this Guild, and it is no longer included in challenge participation. Nocturnus – A guild of pure and dark fantasy for the most part, but elements of each of the guilds in its own twisted style. As a new builder you should decide to join the guild which you feel the most akin to. Are you looking to step outside of your building comfort zone? Are you looking to stay within the bounds of your own collection? These are all questions you might want to ask yourself. For example, conventionally, you may need a lot of tan pieces to build in Kaliphlin, you may need a lot of white pieces to build in Mitgardia, or a lot foliage to build in Avalonia. (There is no rule that says you need any of this, but there is a common consensus that these elements make it easier). If you think your lack of a certain type of piece will slow you down, maybe another guild is right for you. I personally would suggest joining the guild that most interests you and to start building your collection in that direction. Others will suggest the opposite. Varlyrio is the newest Guild, first opened to members in mid-2018 1.1 Choosing a Signature Figure After choosing a guild, it is time to choose your signature figure. This figure represents you in the builds that you will be making and in the builds of others (with your permission, of course). You will need to introduce your signature figure in a post in the homepage thread of your chosen guild. Most members post a backstory to their “sig fig” in their initial post. This can really be anything, that is the beauty of the Guilds of Historica – although there is some “cannon” history, it is open enough that whatever you make can stand. IF you want to be an ex-slave looking for a new life, you can. If you want to be a high lord of Avalonia, you can! If you want to be a peaceful farmer, you can! Please remember that your signature figure doesn’t have to appear in your builds, but you do need to have one for scoring purposes. (It is also good to have an “In Character” voice to speak with.) 1.2 Common starting questions: Can I have more than one character? Yes! Although one should be your sig fig, and your main character, you can have as many other characters as you wish. The world needs populated after all! Can I join Nocturnus? No, Nocturnus is no longer available to new builders. That guild is available for anyone to build in, but it does not have an open membership. This Guild is no longer included in the active Challenge and Build system of Book III. Can I be a wizard, mage, witch, omnipotent death god? Well, errr…. Yes? You have to remember since this is a community, it might be hard to get everyone on board with a superhuman being that could “consume the Avalonians with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his bum.” ~ Victor Revolword. Which guild is the best to join? They are all the best! Pick whichever you have the most interest in. What kind of challenges are there? 1) Overarching story line challenges are: civil war in all the guilds in turn which give you a couple of months to build. 2) "Mini challenges" set as a contest within your guild in between the civil war challenges, with lower stakes (?) And typically shorter deadlines, such as the Sultan's Gate community build. 3) Ongoing skills development challenges like the ages of Mitgardia or the Albion community build. These are basically open ended and which are measured by your own progress rather than in competition with other builders. Participation in any of these is entirely optional and up to you. Some people do all of them, some do one only, some do one and skip a few and then do another. I am lost, there is so much history to learn! There is already a lot of history, but the Wiki along with our very helpful membership base is willing to help you out along the way. Also, as I said before, there is so much Historica, if you just start creating, it is unlikely you will come into conflict with other storylines. Lastly, there is always some good bedtime reading buried in the many threads of the forum. Wow, I want to get into GoH, but I would like to learn more, where can I go? I am glad you asked, here are some helpful links: Some people here have a shield tag with the colors of their guild. What do you have to do to get such a tag? Those builders participated in Book I challenges. We are currently in Book II, but those who participate in these challenges should also have a chance to earn a special shield. The Historica City Guide The GoH Wiki(not a Eurobricks link) Nice Marmot's map-making guide A good post by Gabe on how to get your small collection to a more useful collection when just starting off with GOH Some fun, ongoing projects that you can join right away! The University of Petraea's Doctorate of Historica Program University Tracking Thread Age of Mitgardia List of Historican Settlements Current Gold Standings for the Guilds (As of Bk. III Ch. III FB Period 3 8-4-2019): Avalonia: 678 gold Mitgardia: 501 gold Varlyrio: 409 gold Kaliphlin: 331 gold
  20. Russel

    [LEGO IDEAS] Fort Leeward

    Welcome to Fort Leeward, designed to fend off the toughest of pirates, like fierce Captain Breakwater and her motley crew. Thank you for reading and please share and support, and offer any suggestions. SUPPORT NOW!
  21. pianosarang3288

    Castle Concept Starbucks

    I saw an interesting project in ideas This is made by my friend! Visit and saw his fresh idea. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/19cd1ba6-ca29-477c-ac85-813180ed67f6
  22. Sigolf Brimabane

    Japanese Castle

    Hi there! Long time, no see. I've been inactive for a couple of years, not posting or anything. I haven't stopped building LEGO though, so I present to you my latest MOC! It's a Japanese castle, as you can see, inspired by a certain real life castle (can you guess which one?). Sorry for the shitty pictures. I don't really have the tools or know-how to take good pictures. I might try to take some better pictures eventually, but for now I just want to share my MOC with you guys. :) It's not completely finished since I want to expand it by adding more baseplates, but this section is done. You can remove a couple of the floors but it's kind of a hassle.
  23. Henry Bricklider

    Black Falcon Outpost (WIP)

    After building 21325 I had a newfound surge of inspiration to begin a new Castle MOC. I started this a few weeks ago and I'm glad to say I have made significant progress on it. Here we have the Black Falcon outpost. It's a simple building for soldiers to lodge in. Ideally, there will be a larger landscape surrounding the building.
  24. Romanos

    Djakovo-medieval town

    After I started building the city for a couple of years, I also became interested in castles. I'm never happy with what I've done, but I'm progressing slowly. Unfortunately the money side still limits me to go into more detail. Because when I go to work I like to do everything big. To make 4 buildings, instead of 1 with all the details. I am preparing for the exhibition of my LUG club "KOCKICE" so I am in a hurry to do everything I plan. I started the castle with 1 tower, then a couple of buildings, so I added the walls. Now I’m working the village in front - and the plan is a port as well. The tower is now too small for such a big city so I tear it down after the exhibition and do something bigger. I borrowed a lot of ideas, so maybe someone will recognized they work - THANK YOU !!
  25. "Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. The play the children of our elementary school have worked so hard for, is about to begin. And curtain!" [MOC] Tonight on Stage: Castle under Siege! by Bert Van Raemdonck, on Flickr "Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a princess ruling over a beautiful country. She was so kind that everyone loved her. Everyone apart from the evil wizard nextdoor, that is. Ages of obsessing over magic had made him bitter and he couldn't take hearing the laughter coming from the castle anymore. So after brooding for only a moment, with his dark magic he summoned an enraged ancient dragon and set out to take over the castle and lock away the princess... Luckily, when the wizard and his dragon arrive at the castle gate, the princess' bravest knight is waiting there to - ... Uhm, it appears our brave knight is nowhere to be found... Excuse us for that, ladies and gentlemen, our children spent so much time working on the set that they didn't get to go through a full rehearsal. But - aha - I see that the princess is taking matters into her own hands! She seems to have realized that one thing is true about dragons that's true about all of us: they get in a much better mood once they have a filled stomach! So with one of her famous home-made cookies and her general kindness, she manages to appease the dragon. So everybody ended up living happily ever after after all! Including the wizard, because the next morning he found a box of fresh cookies on his doorstep, courtesy of the princess!" [MOC] Tonight on Stage: Castle under Siege! ... behind the scenes by Bert Van Raemdonck, on Flickr Thanks for indulging me in this build that's quite different from what I'm used to! I was pushed out of my comfort zone thanks to a contest on instagram where the assignment was to build a castle in a week's time. Knowing how I build, there was no way I would be able to finish a castle I was happy with in that amount of time, I got the idea of just building the facade of the castle, thinking I could get away with it if I framed it as a stage set build of cardboard, wood, crates and pallets with visible supports and ladders at the backside. Turns out it worked, as the jury selected my build as the winner! This really is the first time I did a castle build and I enjoyed it a lot. I love the fact that I can bring some architecture into it but that I can exaggerate the shapes, proportions and details to make it look fun. I started from the masonry pattern on the walls which you don't end up seeing much of in the end. The technique actually was pretty simple even though it requires puzzling some pieces together. Every row of bricks is basically a stack of 1x1 plates, 1x1 bricks with side stud(s) and 1x1 plates with clip light. A row of tiles is attached to the side studs of the SNOT bricks. At the back side, the 1x1 plates with clip light attach to each other in a column of 1x1 plates and 1x1 round tiles with pin. I meant it to give texture to the wall in the same way painting a stage set would and am glad I was able to pull it off. If you're interested in more details, feel free to check out the digital .io file. From there, it was playing around with the building blocks I had to create a fun castle. In the end, a friend suggested to add a dragon and that's when the story took shape. Considering the time I didn't go for an epic dragon build (maybe one day?) but instead for a cutesy dragon custom puppeteerd by two people. for how quickly it came together, I love how much character it has! Thanks for having a look! Maybe not the kind of castle you were expecting to see today, but I hope it makes you smile! ___________________ Find the digital file here