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Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:57 am
by Bruce N H
Hey all,

In my front page write-up of the Chapterhouse Window from the Convent of Christ built by school children in a project organized by Projecto Construir, I alluded to another ongoing project, the Castle of Guimarães. This project involves over 120 children and will be built of over 80.000 elements. They expect to finish it very soon and it will go on public display, in Guimarães, Portugal (and will probably be at some AFOL events in the next year as well). Here are some pictures in progress:
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And here's what it will look like when finished:
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Bruce

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:33 am
by Eklund
Man, the plans for this thing are so crazily epic, and I am sure it will look crazily epic when complete. It is cool they are able to get so many bricks together for a good cause like this, because the stuff they are able to make is awesome.

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:15 am
by LegoLord.
Wow...

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:24 am
by soccerkid6
That is crazy :o Hard to tell it's made of LEGO, thanks for posting this Bruce :)

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:47 pm
by Tastymuffins
That is just plain awesome. It's amazing that these kids are achieving that kind of detail! But them again I'm only 16...

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:38 pm
by Sir Ronald
Wow That is an amazing creation! :o It's great to see what people can do when they get together and build with Lego.

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:23 pm
by Eklund
It looks like this has finally been completed. In my opinion, this is the best lego castle ever constructed. The size and scale is incredible.

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Castelo de Guimarães by hugosantos2010, on Flickr

Photoset/Gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugosantos0937/sets/72157631714351266/with/8063873032/

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:57 am
by Bruce N H
Hey guys,

The Castle of Guimarães just popped up in my recent photos again. It looks like it is now on public display:
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Bruce

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:29 am
by mencot
Whoa thats awesome, and huge. Those rocks and cliffs are really amazing. :tasty:

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:30 am
by Crazycrownieguy
From the picture you posted bruce it looks mini scale, does anyone know how big it really is?

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:17 pm
by soccerkid6
You can see some minifigs in the courtyard and around on the walls if that helps :wink:
It's biiiiiiiiiiig :D

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:06 pm
by footsteps
Eklund wrote:It looks like this has finally been completed. In my opinion, this is the best lego castle ever constructed. The size and scale is incredible.

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Castelo de Guimarães by hugosantos2010, on Flickr

Photoset/Gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugosantos0937/sets/72157631714351266/with/8063873032/


Is anyone else worried about the glass case this is sitting on?

I'm still lost on how you get into/out of that thing. Are there any pics of how the walls are constructed behind the tile "bricks"?

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:45 pm
by Tedward
footsteps wrote:
Eklund wrote:Are there any pics of how the walls are constructed behind the tile "bricks"?

Yes, in the Flickr set:
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Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:39 pm
by footsteps
Tedward wrote:
footsteps wrote:
Eklund wrote:Are there any pics of how the walls are constructed behind the tile "bricks"?

Yes, in the Flickr set:
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Thanks. I'd only looked at the first half dozen pics of the completed model. This is a cool technique, and brings up an idea. Using dk/lt grey tiles for the brick facing, you could use a different (and cheaper) colour as the background wall. It could make for some interesting visual effects.

Re: Castle of Guimarães by Projecto Construir

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:37 am
by mrcp6d
Too freaking cool. I really like those red roofs, they seem more realistic than the tall pointy ones we often like to stick on top of our LEGO castles. :sly: