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The Red Fort
Peppermint_M posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesThe Red Fort, or Gaer Goch in Welsh, is a small fortification built to keep the local area under the authority of the King. He has installed his Sheriff and a small garrison of men to guard the keep. Two local peasants are allowed on the grounds, for a share of their produce they can fish and graze their livestock. The keep of the fort, I have made the top floor a little fancy for the sheriff to be comfortable, and put in a few details to break up the walls. The keep has a connected tower for a watchman to look out over the land. A local rascal seems to have bagged herself some game, daringly close to the castle. The side of the gatehouse and the second tower. Guards and knights populate the fort, some knights are simply visiting as they travel from place to place. The travelling fool visits the manors and inns of the county, his little dog part of the act. He has been asked to stay a few days, the Sheriff has guests and would like to entertain them. The plan from above, you can see the well inside the castle, the angled walls I put in to place, the wall walk around the whole space. The footprint is two 32x32 baseplates, minus a quarter at the overlap. The guards and knights were chosen for their colours and the fact I used the Dragon knights for my Yellow Castle project. The Sheriff and his wife with their little dog were a final touch. I built this during lockdown in 2020, it has taken me a while to get around to photographing it. I went over to Caldicot Castle to take the photos, it makes for a good backdrop. The build process is over in my Instagram photos. I am peppermint_builds if you would like to take a look. I have been a little inactive over 2021 so most images are easy to find. If people are interested, I can post them here properly. Hope you enjoy my classic styled build
[MOC] Krylhan Castle
Perterz posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesStanding 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
[MOC] Indian Palace
MasterStud posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesThe Front of the Palace New Female Characters All the set displayed Back of the set Back of the Set Zoomed Elephant Top of the Tower Minifigures Indian Minifigures Sultan Army If you like it, it is also a LEGO ideas set. It has 238 supporters out of 10,000 at the time of this post. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/e3a2b3a0-ed3c-4960-bd79-883bfa43f1ee
[MOC] Wolf's Watch
ProvenceTristram posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesSo... I'm not the world's biggest believer in enormous, Windsor-scale castles. Call me unambitious, but A) I like to design something that might be in the realm (for me) of building one day (given my finances, even small MOCs are ridiculously tough to swing), and B) I like isolated, somewhat forlorn fortresses located in the wilderness, as opposed to city-encircling mega-citadels. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to build the starter keep from the Kingdom's and Castles PC game, and while I was happy with the final result, I didn't like that it was based on someone else's IP - I wanted a "castle of my own," so to speak. So, three days ago, I started putting together Wolf's Watch. Originally, I didn't plan on doing anything nearly this ambitious, but the project kind of expanded as I built - I wanted to add a dungeon, and then once I had raised the keep up, it needed additional terrain to give the elevation context. But I am very happy with the final design - it really encompasses the heart of what I was shooting for: an English/Welsh-style small castle with heavy play features and a (relatively) low part count (okay, 5,000 isn't low, but when you're talking about projects like this, you can quickly see the numbers explode into the tens of thousands :P). First, some overview shots of the exterior: The keep itself features three floors, plus an accessible roof. The top two floors lift out over the first (which has a kitchen inside, but I didn't bother taking a picture of it since Bluerender's interior lighting is so shoddy), and are accessed via a swinging side panel. The second floor is a reception room which will showcase a few suits of armor and a throne (not going to cram the suits into the digital model); the third is the King's (and I say "King's," but I never intended this to be a full time royal residence - I am thinking more along the lines of a Baron or poor Viscount) bedroom, and features a bed, chamber pot, crown, fireplace, tea kettle, and so on. The castle has an extensive subterranean area which has limited access via the keep lifting up. Unfortunately, as mentioned previously, Bluerender's lighting for this kind of thing is downright poor. However, the left-hand side of the underground section is an area of haunted caves, with still drip pools, stalactites, stalagmites, and so on. The right side is a split scene, with two jail cells and a brick-built spiral staircase, plus the Forgotten King's Tomb. I intended for the tomb to be accessed via the caverns and not the stairs directly (some imagination is necessary), to give the basement a kind of adventurous, exploration-oriented design that hearkens back to Taran and Eilonwy mucking around under Spiral Castle in The Book of Three. The only independent non-castle-related structure within the outer wall is a blacksmith. I ripped off the mill wheel-powered auto-hammer design from 6918. The bone is part of some exterior scenicking which, along with a buried skull, is intended to represent a fossilized beast. There are hints of the caverns embedded in the sides elsewhere on the model. And that's pretty much it! As always, any questions, comments or critiques are most welcome!
[MOC] Four-Towered Castle
LegoAcklay posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesAfter finishing it and creating minifigures I uploaded it to LEGO Ideas which you can find here: Four-Towered Castle It contains some extra information such as piece counts. Feel free to leave a support on the LEGO Ideas site if you like it. 3D Model view here on Sketchfab: Four-Towered Castle The Full Inside view. Note that the castle is made in a "L" shaped layout. The left/West Entrance. Notice the flaps that would allow archers/crossbowmen to fire through and take cover. The inside side of the West entrance. Entrance to the hall from the courtyard/bailey. The alchemy room. With a green substance in a flask and a chandelier below the tall ceiling. The certainly need a ladder here. A tower with a wooden hoarding around it. Crossbows are stored here. The armoury. Along with the stacked sword it has a bed for a soldier here as well. View above the towers. Better view of the catapult and the winch for raising the portcullis. Inside the shack extension. The Great Hall. Turnable fire in the great hall's fireplace. Winch which you can rotate the fire and exterior of the hall. Drawbridge Outside. Gate Inside. Chest room. Stone Sigil. Walkway. Romans with a catapult & Celtic Warriors. Upper view.
soccerkid6 posted a topic in Guilds of HistoricaThis build was inspired by Scottish Castles and Tower-Houses. I wanted to experiment with a modular building setup, and a new style of stonework. The keep is built on four separate 16×16 sections that can be pulled apart and rearranged. For the stonework I used brackets, headlight bricks, and brick with stud to give three different depths to the SNOT tiles. Credit for the corbel design under the battlements goes to LL. John designed the brickbuilt arches used here. Bjarn-dar Keep sits in Southern Mitgardia and is the main residence of the Bjarn Clan. Today a fresh shipment of supplies is delivered by some Mitgardian merchants. And one example of how the modules can be rearranged: See more here. Thanks for looking, comments and critique always welcome
How long do you keep mocs or sets together?
Aventador2004 posted a topic in General LEGO DiscussionI am wondering what the title says, how long before deconstruction happens on mocs? I usually keep sets together the most, spread between display and use. Usually 4-5 months, then I make a c model, then it stays like that. You probably keep your mocs together longer (I have only 3000 moc parts) and display them on a shelf like they are. Or you are like me, and disassemble a few days later. Share your thoughts.
Faerdham Fortress (Summer Joust Prize)
soccerkid6 posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesThis build splits apart into 4 modules, each of which is a prize in the Castle Collaboration category of this year's Summer Joust. Faerdham is a large fortress housing a whole town inside its massive walls. More pictures available on brickbuilt. Thanks for looking
(MOC) Classic styled Castle
Jreacher posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesI built this classical looking castle back in august, finally got around to taking pictures of it. Its modular! The back is sitting on the shore of a lake, don't have any cool bricks to add awesome water effects though. Hope you enjoy! More picks on flickr of the other interiors and such, nothing to grand. Untitled by K R, on Flickr Untitled by K R, on Flickr Untitled by K R, on Flickr Untitled by K R, on Flickr Untitled by K R, on Flickr Untitled by K R, on Flickr Untitled by K R, on Flickr Flickr Link: https://flic.kr/s/aHskMQZ5e9
Land of Raur: Castle
soccerkid6 posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesThis is the last of 4 micros I built as prizes for the Guild Creation category of the Summer Joust. These 4 builds were meant to fit the category, so I focused on different aspects of the same civilization: castle, town, farm, and landscape. I chose to name it the Land of Rauor, as Rauor is the Norse word for red and I used red roofs to help tie all the models together. All 4 together: You can see more pictures on brickbuilt Thanks for looking, comments always appreciated
AoM: Tower Phase 3: Nordheim Keep
soccerkid6 posted a topic in Guilds of HistoricaSnowy Castle dioramas have long been my favorite subject matter, so this was an extraordinarily fun build. This is my largest irregular base build to date, and features a full interior throughout the whole keep. The rockwork was made using my technic brick design, which you can see a tutorial on, here: Flickr It's my personal favorite of all my builds so far, so I hope you all like it The citizens of Nordheim are quite proud of their large keep, and can often be found feasting inside it's protective walls on cold wintry days. See all the details here: link
[MOC] Nag-Hum Keep
Kalais posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesNag-Hum keep is a medium-sized stronghold. It was build by the followers of the god of death named Krag-Dysh. Lion Knights have conquered it after a long siege. They rebuilt and renovated the rear part of the keep. The bridge and two black watch towers in front left untouched. More photos and full story on my blog: http://bricks.kalais.net/post9 Hope you like it, cheers, Kalais
[GoT] Craster's Keep
Legopard posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesHello, the HBO series Game of Thrones is an excellent source for inspiration and there are a lot of interesting landscapes and scenes that deserve a Lego version. My first choice felt on Craster's Keep. The awesome tree technique is stolen by Xenomurphy. Furthermore I got a lot of inspiration for the figures from Wats great GoT-minifigures. Jonas
[MOC] The Bridge
dman122866 posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesI built this MOC for display in a local Lego store (our LUG members take turns displaying a MOC every month).
The Keep at Stabbingham Castle
Capt. Stabbin posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesThis is the keep at Stabbingham Castle. Stabbingham is a small, mostly peaceful village. This is my first castle MOC, that I'm happy with. The top section lifts off to reveal the interior of the first floor. The second floor, I decided to try something different. The wall is on hinges and opens to reveal the interior, and the king's chamber. All in all it was a fun build, and I learned techniques from what I have seen from the many great builders on this forum. Stabbingham Keep by Capt. Stabbin, on Flickr Stabbingham Keep by Capt. Stabbin, on Flickr Stabbingham Keep modules by Capt. Stabbin, on Flickr Stabbingham Keep interior by Capt. Stabbin, on Flickr C&C Welcome and appreciated. Thanks!
Tigelfáh Castle and Town
Basiliscus posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesHi all, A while back I posted my medieval abbey in this forum. Thanks to everyone who posted there, sorry if I didn't reply to specific questions but I was away at the show and since I came back I have been away a lot with work. I am hoping that this time I can respond to questions in this thread! As I mentioned the abbey was part of a collaborative display created by 8 builders (names are Flickr links): James Pegrum, Barney Main, Luke Hutchinson, Harry Russell, Steve Snasdell, Jimmy Clynche, Tom Coleman and your humble narrator. This display was on show at the Great Western Lego Show in Swindon, which took place in October 2013. The display was approximately 4m by 5m, and due to a cutout area measured 14m2. Although most of us had never met before in person, we had great fun displaying it and enjoyed our weekend. We might even do another display at future shows! Below are a few photos, although a few more will be appearing in the coming days. There will eventually be [Prev] and [Next] links on every photo to take you through them (42 'official' photos) but we are waiting on a few people posting theirs so please be patient! This time I promise I will answer any relevant questions 8 Display from South by Cuahchic, on Flickr 1 Display from South-East by Cuahchic, on Flickr 5 Town Square From Above by Cuahchic, on Flickr 9 - Overall view of Tigelfah by peggyjdb, on Flickr 1 Tigelfah Castle and town by peggyjdb, on Flickr 8. The land of Tigelfah by Invicta Bricks, on Flickr 1. Overview of the Town & Abbey of Tigelfáh by Invicta Bricks, on Flickr
Sir Edwyn posted a topic in Guilds of HistoricaHere is My first ever freebuild for GoH, and The start of a collaborative series with soccerkid. Now I know this does not seem very winter-esque, but please keep in mind that this is southern Mitgardia in the summer time. Enjoy! Sir Edwyn, Captain of the Royal Guard of the was dispatched to oversea the final stages of the construction of the new Elvyrston Castle of Southern Mitgardia, and to leave behind the first troops who would garrison it. Three days before he was scheduled to leave, he received a mysterious message instructing him to return to Valholl immediately. Perplexed, but loyal to his king, he packed his possessions and set out from the Castle, leaving his second in command in charge.... The series is being housed in this Flickr group. We may add more members to the project, but for now it is us to alternating installments. Stay tuned for soccerkid's build! C&C welcome!
[MOC] Lonely Keep
Cpt Rahmer posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesHello! I'm posting my new moc, and it's the first moc that i'm posting in EB: the Lonely Keep. And has you can see, i'm not good to take photos Sounds like someone gonna have a little surprise Sharpshooter Take your positions! The keep The convoy Some bricks (specially the white ones) are older than me, so they are a bit yellowed, i tried to wash but it didn't change so much... I don't have sure if my building fits on a keep or it's just a watchtower. Appreciate any feedback and suggestions!