Monitogo Studios is producing Bound, a full length castle-themed brickfilm, and YOU can get involved. Greg Tull, the director, and his team have asked us to help create the background for the scene above. What are these people riding past? Abandoned ruins? A dark forest? Distant mountains? Build an all-LEGO scene and take a photo that can be digitally inserted into this scene, and you can be part of the movie. Find all of the contest details in this forum thread.
This week’s set is 9474, The Battle of Helm's Deep.
This large set depicts what may be the most iconic location in the Lord of the Rings - at least I have seen far more MOCs based on Helm's Deep than on any other location. It includes the Hornburg and a section of the Deeping Wall. The set includes eight figures, four from each side so you can stage an evenly matched battle. On the side of Rohan the set includes repeats of the Aragorn and Gimli figures and two exclusive figures - Theoden and Haldir. On the side of Saruman the set includes four Uruk-Hai, one of which is an exclusive - the 'beserker'.
Castor Troy has been working on his Vampire Castle for quite some time, and it shows in all of the intricate details. Be sure to check out the full scene in all its glory, along with his other MOCs, in his Flickr stream, and then discuss it in our forum.
"A party of adventurers - a warrior, a sorceress and an engineer - in their star-ship has traveled to the legendary Dimension door hub, from which any one of three kinds of dimension doors in the universe can be accessed. However, it is protected by an ancient black dragon, to make sure no such party would ever succeed. It seems to be a very tidy dragon too, seeing how there are not many bones laying around the platform."
Pippo Zane reproduces the final scene from the 1985 movie Ladyhawke. While he's come up with figs for all of the movie's characters, and shows us the climactic duel, the real star of the show here is that amazingly intricate cathedral interior. Pore over all of the details, along with is other MOCs, in his Flickr stream and then come discuss it in our forum.
CC member Takata recently built Castle Geartop as an entry in the current Lands of Roawia Global Challenge. When this was posted on Flickr it sparked others to try their hands at very small scale micro castles, resulting in a micro-storm that has been dubbed the Stupidly Small Castle Challenge. All of Takata's MOCs can be found on his Flickr and MOCpage links. Discuss Castle Geartop, and other tiny places, in our forum.
If you were at the recent BrickFair gathering, you probably saw this imposing fortress, Caergrant Palace by CC member Bps7772000. Check out alternate views, details, and some interior views at his PhotoBucket link and then discuss it in our forum.
Please check out the newest feature here at CC: Medieval History Timelines. This continual work-in-progress puts LEGO illustrations of events, people, places, and art/literature from the medieval era into their historical context. Leave questions and suggestions in this thread.
You may remember that a couple of years ago Nuju Metru built his own proposed sets for the three volumes of the Lord of the Rings. He's back, with a fantasy line of his own design, Dragon Lands, with a series of hypothetical sets at different price points. Seriously, LEGO, hire this guy as a set designer. Check out Dragon Lands along with Nuju Metru's other MOCs on Flickr and Brickshelf and then discuss them in our forum.
IamKritch has been working on the main characters from the Asterix and Obelix comics, posting his Obelix several months ago and then just recently presenting Asterix and the dog Dogmatix. These are only a few of the great MOCs you can see in IamKritch's Flickr stream. Check them all out, and then discuss them in our forum.
CC member Sergeant Chipmunk recently built this great MOC, Lothlórien, showing Frodo and company entering the enchanted wood for the first time in the Fellowship of the Ring. Check out this, along with all of his other MOCs, on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Try your hand at the August Seed Part Challenge. Come up with a castle MOC that somehow incorporates the part of the month - the hose nozzle - for fame and prizes. For complete details and entries, see this thread.