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Watch the recreation of an old city gate to enter the city Leiden, Netherlands. It's called the Morspoort (Mors gate) dated from 1669. A few weeks ago I created the topic [MOC] Sweet red mill. After photo 4 I added this project to my lego city.
After having build the Lekpoort (Gate to the river Lek) for an exibition in Vianen (NLD) I took apart the landscape but deciided to keep the gate building itself. I liked it a lot and thought it would work well in a new modular project. It is now part of the old citywall of Ankh-Morpork. To preserve its heritage I kept the twon flag. Also the small top tower has been added to keep up with the current looks of the building. the wall is expendable according to the MILS standards. i created my own standard for the wall to make it easier to connect other modules and keep them in line. LPV_AM-City Gate-01 by L-space, on Flickr LPV_AM-City Gate-05 by L-space, on Flickr LPV_AM-City Gate-06 by L-space, on Flickr more on flickr
Not sure if I'm posting this in the right section... Although I signed up to Eurobricks ages ago, I never really posted anything up here. it's quite historical (although parts of it are still medieval, it is set in the 18th century). It doesn't really fit in the "LEGO historic themes" section in my opinion. It's not a pirate mod either, since it's based on a real building and I'm pretty sure Dordt never had a pirate harbor :-) So I put this into town, but if I'm wrong, please put it on the right spot :-) Groothoofdspoort, Dordrecht Some time ago my colleagues in Dordrecht asked me if I could build something from their city. They offered me a challenge to recreate one of Dordt's landmarks: the Groothoofdspoort (one of the two remaining city gates). It is located at the river Beneden Merwede, at the point where it continues as river Noord and river Oude Maas. It was built in the late medievals, but altered in 1618 (facades), 1692 (dome) and 18th century (rococo ornate gate at the river side). The house between the harbor entrance and the gate were built in the early 17th century after narrowing the harbor entrance. The house at the other side of the gate was built with it's back leaning against the city wall. Since the current setting (2014) isn't my favorite one with a big grey hotel at one side of the gate, I started searching for historic pictures in the city's archives and found several ones from the 18th century showing some Dutch renaissance facades and a nice kitchen annex with columns instead of the hotel. The street plan was taken from the first proper cadastral map from 1830, still showing the 18th century situation. Most fun was recreating the diagonal parts in the building lines. Only three buildings have square floor plans. One of the houses got only one 90 degree angle. pj_bosman 2014-05-11 Groothoofdspoort reference pictures 7662 by patrick_bosman, on Flickr pj_bosman 2014-05-11 Groothoofdspoort 7551 by patrick_bosman, on Flickr More pictures here Thanks for reading :-)