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Last call for Christmas fig exchange
30 XI 15

If you're interested in participating in the Classic-Castle Christmas fig exchange you have one last chance. Read the details here and sign up by midnight tonight.


Thrór, King Under the Mountain
3 XI 15

Eero Okkonen, aka Pate-keetongu, has been making large-scale versions of characters from the Hobbit for the past few years. His most recent MOC is Thrór, King Under the Mountain. You can check out all of his work on his site, Cyclopic Bricks, or in his Flickr stream, and then discuss it in our forum.


Remembrance / Veterans Day
3 XI 15

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

Today is Remembrance Day / Veterans Day, when many nations remember the fallen soldiers and also other veterans of World War I, and later of other wars. A few years ago Janey Gunning made a series of stained glass windows, including this appropriate one for today. You can see all of her MOCs on Brickshelf and on Flickr and then discuss them in our forum.


CCC XIII in Bricks Culture
3 XI 15

Tim Johnson, editor of Bricks Culture magazine, asked me to share this announcement:

Bricks Culture magazine would like to feature some of the entries to CCCXIII in our January issue. We will make a selection of entries based on our own preferences; this has nothing to do with the actual judging of the competition.

We need higher resolution images because we are a print publication so please shoot your models on the best settings your camera allows, e.g. RAW format. I am happy to give more specific details or help to anyone who wants it.

If you would like any of your entries to be considered please let the editor Tim Johnson know by mailing a link to your completed entry to tim.johnson@bricksmag.com any time between now and 1 January. However, because of our printer's deadline, preference will be given to entries received by 28 December.

All entries will be credited and a complimentary copy of the magazine will be sent to each builder featured.




Colossal Castle Contest XIII
31 X 15

The CC Team is proud to announce our thirteenth annual building contest: The Colossal Castle Contest XIII. It begins on Halloween (October 31st, 2015) and ends on December 31st, 2015.

This contest is a bit different than other contests. We have a variety of categories each with one prize for the winner. Some categories require small creations and others need larger ones. Everyone, even with a limited supply of bricks, should be able to enter several categories. We are looking for creativity, not who has the most LEGO.

Check out the prizes. Classic Castle sets including the popular Guarded Inn, Knight's Stronghold, and Battle Dragon are prizes. Our thirteenth CCC also has it's share of haunted and spooky prizes including Black Monarch's Ghost, Witch's Magic Manor, Night Lord's Castle, and Vampyre Castle! There are also custom accessories and a custom moc prize. It truly is colossal!

Thank you to several anonymous donors, Rich Stehnach "Blackrock", soccerkid, and Wilfred of Ivanhoe for donating prizes for this contest.

The contest rules can be found here. Enjoy!

Note: Please feel free to ask contest questions in this thread. It may take several days for an admin to answer your specific contest questions. It is important to know that the admins have real lives and it may take over a week for your entry to be approved. The submit an entry page is active.




Orthanc
29 X 15

Here's another one that is sort of Halloween-themed, since it's the iconic evil wizard's tower. Chris Maddison built this micro version of Orthanc as part of his Iron Builder duel against Mike Nieves. The secret ingredient is the Technic forklift fork. You can see this along with all of Chris' builds on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.


Fresh Blood
27 X 15

Just in time for Halloween, Andrew Lee built this micro castle right out of a horror movie: Fresh Blood. This was inspired by the Rivers of Hell by Mihai Marius Mihu & The Deathly Halliwell. You can see this along with all of his MOCs on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.


Agincourt
24 X 15

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Yesterday was the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, immortalized in Shakespeare's Henry V. HistoryLUG, aka Magnus Lauglo, Gary Brooks, Joshua Brooks and Lady Kianna collaborated to set the scene in LEGO form. See all of the pics on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.


In the thick of it
24 X 15

It's not always about the build. Brickdisciple's Flickr stream shows that dynamic fig posing and great photography are all you need. Check out all of the images, and then discuss them in our forum.


Zaechyr Shade Dragon
23 X 15

LEGO should hire Nuju Metru. For the past year he's been designing sets in his own custom theme called (Not) LEGO Dragon Lands. He's already designed three waves of sets --Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 3-- and now he's started Wave 4 with "set" 64040 Zaechyr Shade Dragon. See this along with all of his MOCs on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.


Creations for Charity
21 X 15

Creations for Charity is a community effort started by Nannan Zhang in 2009. Every year, AFOLs donate MOCs, custom figs, and other LEGO swag to be sold, with all of the proceeds going to buy LEGO for less fortunate kids. Obviously by being at this site you love LEGO, and sharing that with a kid who might not be able to afford their own is just a great way to share our hobby with others. Last year, for instance, over $10,000 worth of LEGO was donated to the Toys for Tots charity, as well as to children's hospitals, orphanages, and a family shelter in four different countries. You can participate by donating your own work or by purchasing the work of others. How cool is that? You help a worthy cause, and get something cool from a fellow AFOL, like this vig, Attack of the Crazed Crusader by forum member LittleJohn.


The Magician
20 X 15

David Hensel, Legonardo in our forum, built this whimsical tower MOC, The Magician, inspired by a painting by Péah. This will be on display at the Aukland Brick Show and at BrickCon NZ over the next couple of weekends. Check out all of David's MOCs on Flickr and then discuss this in our forum.


Arandin Fortress
19 X 15

This weekend Str0ngbad posted this amazing MOC, Arandin Fortress. This imposing castle was his entry for a challenge in the Lands of Roawia roleplay over on Merlin's Beard. You can see this along with his other MOCs on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.


The Wall: Rome’s Northern Frontier
16 X 15

James Pegrum, Jimmy Clinch, Simon Pickard, Steve Snasdell, Dan Harris and Barney Main collaborated on a huge build of Hadrian's Wall. It was unveiled for the first time at the Great Western Brick Show in October 2015 and will be on display again at London's Brick 2015 in December. You can see pics in each of their Flickr streams or in the Brick to the Past Flickr group, and then discuss this in our forum.


Crashed TIE
15 X 15

Continuing a look at mash-ups inspired by our recent contest and the Nexo Knights, earlier this year Mark van der Maarel was challenged by a contest on Imperium der Steine to combine Castle and Star Wars. Inspired in part by Paddy Bricksplitter's When Themes Collide, he came up with this Crashed TIE. See this along with all of his MOCs on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.


Skavenport
14 X 15

"The City of Skavenport was one of the strangest cities in Nocturnus, where indeed many a strange town existed. Maybe it was even one of the most peculiar cities in all of Historica. But at the first glance a visitor could find no difference to any other bustling town. ... But this most special town was inhabited by rats. Not only rats, but rats and men together, side by side. Because this was the city of Osric Isentooth, the Rat Lord."

Jacob Nion built Skavenport, a city in the Guilds of Historica. You've simply got to read the full description, as the writing is as enjoyable as the MOC. Check out all of the pictures, along with his other MOCs, on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.


Warcraft: Orcs and Humans
13 X 15

Old school gamers will surely recognize Durazno33's LEGO rendition of the mid-90's strategy video game Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. Even if you don't have a tug of nostalgia, check this out, along with all of Durazno33's MOCs, on Flickr to see all of the microscale details, and then discuss it in our forum.


Windland Tower Checkpoint
12 X 15

Piotr Machalski's Windland Tower Checkpoint includes some really interesting textures, with the contrast between the studs-up and studs-out portions, and also that middle section made of stacking this element. Other nice details are the signs of past battle damage and that great portcullis. Check this out, along with all of Piotr's MOCs, on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.


Nexo Knights
9 X 15

LEGO has officially launched the Nexo Knights line, with a display at Comic-Con NY, a page on Lego.com, YouTube videos, and good images of two of the sets. See all we know and share your rants and raves in this forum thread.


Castle goes to Space winners
8 X 15

We are very pleased to congratulate the winners of the Castle goes to Space contest. Since we had enough entries there were two prizes, and we divided these up between the best "Castle turned Space" entry and the best "Space turned Castle" entry.

Leopold took top spot for her "Castle turned Space" entry, taking set 7079, Drawbridge Defense and turning it into Attack on Space Priestess Base. She wins a copy of 70806, Castle Cavalry.

Soccerkid6 came out on top for "Space turned Castle", taking set 5980, Squidman's Pitstop and turning it into Mitgardian Smithy. He wins a copy of Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History.

Check out all of the great entries. This contest turned out to be a lot of fun. Thank you to all who participated. Be sure to congratulations the winners in our forum.


Coxwell Cottage
7 X 15

Three weeks ago Brother Steven posted this beautiful MOC, Coxwell Cottage. See this along with all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.


Spastle MOCs
6 X 15

In the spirit of the upcoming Nexo Knights theme and the just-completed Castle goes to Space contest (results will be announced in a couple of days), let's continue to share space castle theme mash-ups. Post any Spastle MOCs that you made, or just favorite ones you've found by others online in this forum thread. This MOC, Castletron Stallion, was built by Pascal a few years ago.


Nexo Knights
1 X 15

As many of you are probably aware, Nexo Knights is an upcoming theme due out in January (along with a new show on Cartoon Network). This non-licensed theme will apparently be a mashup of Castle and Space (not unlike a certain contest that ended about seven hours ago - huge thanks to all who entered, judging will start right away). This morning LEGO released this image, first in the Austrialia LEGO Club Magazine, but presumably it is being rolled out worldwide. Thanks to Brickset for posting the full size image. So, what do you think? Discuss this new theme in our forum. One caution, please do not discuss any stolen leaked images you find as those posts will be removed as a violation of our TOS.


Castle Goes to Space
30 IX 15

Get your entries in for the Castle Goes to Space contest! There are just a few hours left. Remember, the rules say "midnight anywhere in the world", so that means that you have well into the night or even the crack of dawn tomorrow in much of the world. So who cares about work tomorrow? Build all night. You've got plenty of time still.


Great Wall of China
29 IX 15

Toltomeja built this great rendition of the Great Wall of China. This is based on a specific section of the wall that Toltomeja visited last year in Juyong Pass. See this along with all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.


Castle Goes to Space
27 IX 15

It's Space! It's Castle! It's Spastle! Just a few more days to build for the Castle Goes to Space contest.


Stormbringer
25 IX 15

I was just looking though w9gfo's Flickr stream because he posted a great King Kong and Tyranosaurus Rex a couple of days ago. Anyway, a few months back he posted this great Stormbringer dragon. Definitely peruse his photostream for great dinosaurs and other creatures and then discuss this beauty in our forum.


Castle Goes to Space
24 IX 15

Less than a week to go, but you have the weekend to build! Draw up your plans for the Castle Goes to Space contest.


Castle Goes to Space
14 IX 15

Is your spaceman dreaming of castles? Enter the Castle Goes to Space contest.


Pen Argyl Green Knight
11 IX 15

The LEGO Green Knight of Pen Argyl High School in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, has had an eventful history. It apparently started as a store display in a New York toy store, and was going to be discarded. In 2011, Bob Moyer, whose son was a senior on the football team, got the pieces of the display and rebuilt them to make a three-foot tall mascot for the school football, the Green Knights. Sadly, last month a couple of players from a rival team broke into the school and smashed the statue, which is why this was recently in the news. The story has a happy ending, though, as Moyer was able to reconstruct the statue in time for their first home game. From the series of articles it seems like there was also a horse for this guy to ride, but it is unclear whether it has been rebuilt after the vandalism. Discuss this MOC in our forum.


Castle Goes to Space
10 IX 15

Ten days in and twenty to go in the Castle Goes to Space contest.


Templar Chapterhouse
9 IX 15

Here at Classic-Castle we usually don't pay a lot of attention to the space-focused SHIPtember event, but Becheman's cross-themed Templar Chapterhouse really grabbed my attention. He describes this as:
"Friday, October 13, 1307. Agents of King Philip move to arrest scores of French Templars. But - they were forewarned. The majority of Christian forces being at war in the Holy Land, the Templars used their vast wealth to take control of France and Western Europe, joining with the german Teutonic Knights to form a united, solid holy powerhouse. Centuries later, with new worlds to conquer, Templar warriors continue to fight to bring wealth to their masters."
You can see this along with all of Becheman's MOCs on Flickr, MOCpages, and Brickshelf, and then discuss it in our forum.


Rapier and Dagger
8 IX 15

The rapier is a long thin sword with a sharp tip and often with a very ornate hilt, made mainly for thrusting attacks rather than slashing or chopping. The rapier began as a development of the Spanish espada ropera, or dress sword, coming to England around 1570, and became the personal weapon of choice in the 1600's. AnActionFigure built this very detailed, life-size Rapier and Dagger. You can see this, along with all of his MOCs, on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.


Release the Prisoners
7 IX 15

James Pegrum, Peggyjdb in our forum, has a long running project to illustrate scenes from the History of Britain in LEGO. His Release the Prisoners depicts an event from the Third Crusade. A local Byzantine Greek governor took some of the English prisoner in Limassol Cyprus. Richard the Lionheart took the island by force, freeing the prisoners and establishing a key base on the approach to the Holy Land. You can see this along with all of James' MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.


Yavanna
6 IX 15

Marina/Adria1223's Flickr stream is filled with extremely intricate custom figs, including this version of Yavanna, the Vala with dominion over plants and animals in Tolkien's universe. You can see this, along with all of her customs, in her Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.


Castle Goes to Space
5 IX 15

We've got our first entry in. Where's yours? For details see the Castle Goes to Space contest.


Forbidden Keep
4 IX 15

Halhi141 built this great Forbidden Keep for both the Lands of Mythron and also the Guilds of Historica. He also put together a WIP guide with partial constructions and detail pictures so you can see how things were built. You can see this along with other MOCs by Halhi141 on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.


A Nasty Surprise
3 IX 15

LittleJohn used shadows and lighting to great effect in A Nasty Surprise. This was an entry for the Colossal Battle Contest. You can see all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss this in our forum.


Castle Goes to Space
2 IX 15

Hey everyone, pull out your bricks and start building for the Castle Goes to Space contest.


Seaside Invasion
1 IX 15

Jonas O (Tambor in our forum) built this Seaside Invasion for the Colossal Battle Contest. You can see all of his MOCs on Flickr or Imperium der Stein and then discuss it in our forum.


Castle Grayskull
31 VIII 15

Letranger Absurde built this micro Castle Grayskull. Check out all of Letranger Absurde's MOCs on Flickr or MOCpages and then discuss this in our forum.


Castle goes to Space contest
29 VIII 15

Announcing the Castle goes to Space contest. Take an official Castle set and spacify it, or take an official Space set and castlify it. Ask questions and discuss the contest in this thread. Post your entries in this thread.


Old Keep
28 VIII 15

The final portion of brothers Robert4168/Garmadon, Gid617, and Josdu's collaborative build is Josdu's Keep. You can see all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss this collaboration in our forum.


Battle in the Village
28 VIII 15

The next portion of brothers Robert4168/Garmadon, Gid617, and Josdu's collaborative build is Gid617's Battle in the Village. You can see all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss this collaboration in our forum.


Through the Pass
27 VIII 15

The Eriksons have got to look out, another team is on the loose. Brothers Robert4168/Garmadon, Gid617, and Josdu have teamed up on a collaboration called Attack of the Old Keep, built over a marthon 8 day span. Garmadon starts us off with the landscaping. Here is his portion, Through the Pass. You can see all of Robert4168/Garmadon's MOCs on Flickr and then discuss this collaboration in our forum.


Dracolich
23 VIII 15

Letranger Absurde built this Dracolich, a sort of undead dragon, for the RPG & Fantasy category of the Colossal Battle Contest. You can also see the beast by itself here and more images here. Check out all of Letranger Absurde's MOCs on Flickr or MOCpages and then discuss this in our forum.


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