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In the market-place of Bruges stands the belfry old and brown;
Thrice consumed and thrice rebuilded, still it watches o'er the town.
So wrote Longfellow in 1845 about the Belgium landmark built and rebuilt from 1240 to 1822.
If he were writing today, he'd have to note that it has been built again, but this time in LEGO form
by British AFOL Reejoc (Edward Conquest).
Be sure to see all of Reejoc's MOCs on Flickr and Brickshelf.
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Castlebuilder100 is a member of our forum hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee.
For his most recent MOC, he saw the Black Falcons establishing an Ocean Outpost.
He says that Rocko's Leian Tower was part of his inspiration.
For all of Castlebuilder100's MOCs, see his galleries on Brickshelf and
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Last year Tobias Reichling and Bruno Kurth spearheaded the Euromap Project.
Five builders made a huge map of Europe to bring to AFOL events, and then attendees could cover the map with microscale versions of European landmakrs.
Forum member Jojo made a tiny Saint Patrick's Cathedral from Dublin.
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Brickdoctor is mostly a Star Wars builder, but when he turns his hand to castle builders, we should certainly take note.
Take for instance, his outpost.
He was initially inspired by the textures that Dan Church achieved in his outer wall (another wonderful MOC),
and wanted to try something similar.
This little vig, though, is packed with details, such as a bird and realistic
This last was achieved with pneumatic tubing for arms, a trick he's used before.
Be sure to check out all of his castle creations
(and, indeed, his other MOCs) for other great build ideas.
Brickdoctor is very active on Eurobricks.
His MOCs can be found on Flickr, MOCpages and
He's part of the blog team at Classic Star Wars and has just started a personal blog at Legoarts.
|Weekly Set Re-Review: Knight's Stronghold
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Join the weekly Classic Castle set review discussion.
Please post your opinions on the set play ability, piece selection, design, etc.
Which sets stand up to our catapult of critique and which ones crumble in shame!
This week’s set is 6059 Knight's Stronghold.
Knight’s Stronghold, a gate and wall section for the Black Monarch’s, was released in 1990.
This is one of several wall sections that attach to the Black Monarch’s Castle.
The wall includes three Monarch guards, a jail, two large doors, torches, shields and other accessories.
Black Falcon soldiers, including a fully armored knight and a siege worker, are attacking the wall with a trebuchet.
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Rhox has been recently turned his hand to seige weapons, and he's produced a very authentic trebuchet
and a springald.
I hope he continues with these, because they are a true education in medieval warfare.
Rhox is a member of CC and of the Czech forum Kostky.org.
All of his MOCs can be found on Brickshelf.