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Seed part winner
25 VII 14

There were a lot of great entries to the June seed part challenge. Who knew that space airtanks were so useful in castle times? Last week the winner was announced. Congratulations to Pedro Ivo for your MOC Neil faces Caudamarella, the Hollow Tree guardian. Be sure to congratulate Pedro and all of the participants in the forum thread. Come back soon for the August seed part challenge.


Official set: Lonely Mountain
24 VII 14

According to the Hollywood Reporter, LEGO is unveiling the next Hobbit set at ComicCon. This set is the Lonely Mountain (or elsewhere in the article it is called the Dragon's Lair, but I assume the official name is Lonely Mountain). It is 866 pieces, includes Bilbo, Balin, Dwalin, Ori and Gloin, and a molded Smaug. It is reported to run for $130. According to Comicbook.com it will be released in October (along with other Hobbit sets) but according to Brickset it will come out in November or December. Check out the full scale picture to see the details and then. share your thoughts in our forum.


House of Chaos
15 VII 14

People at the recent Christchurch Brick Show in New Zealand ("a wondrous land full of knights, castles, mutton, torture weapons, poverty, leeches, illiteracy, and, um ... dragons") were lucky enough to see Legonardo Davidi's most recent MOC, the House of Chaos. He very deservedly won both AFOL choice and first in show. You may recognize his style from several of his great CCC entries. Look around back for a little surprise. Check out this, along with Legonardo's other MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.


Whack-a-Troll
13 VII 14

Ted Andes built Whack-a-Troll It even works - watch the video. You con-troll the action! Check out this along with Ted's other MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.


Meeting in the Dark
11 VII 14

Teabox (henrik zwomp) uses lighting to great effect in a meeting in the dark. Check this out along with all of his other MOCs on Flickr and then discuss in in our forum.


CC Set Review: 9476 - Orc Forge
10 VII 14

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This week’s set is 9476 - Orc Forge.

This 2012 set was an exclusive, only available at Target. It included four orcs (two from Mordor, and two, including Lurtz, from Orthanc). The forge suggests that this is meant to represent the arming of Orthanc, though the mixing of orc kindreds really fits better the race of the mingled group of orcs across the northern frontiers of Rohan with captives Merry and Pippin in tow.


Hobbiton
9 VII 14

Alice Finch, aka Bippity Bricks, is no stranger to large builds, having been known previously for her massive Hogwarts and Rivendell, among other MOCs. Here she presents her Green Dragon inn and Hobbiton marketplace (that I believe was previously displayed at the Emerald City Comic Con). Check this out along with all of her other builds on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.


Princess Bride collaborative
7 VII 14

At BrickWorld, a group of builders composed of Paul Vermeesch, Dan Church, Max PointnerIan Spacek, Casey McCoy, Philip Berntson, Matthew Oh, Ben Merrill and Lee Muzzy unveiled the Princess Bride collaborative. Check out all the MOCs and discuss them in our forum.



Battle of the castle sets: King's Carriage vs Skeleton Prison Carriage
3 VII 14

Two sets enter the arena, only one can emerge victorious! Set 6044, the King's Carriage, versus 7092, Skelton Prison Carriage. Which castle set reigns supreme? Vote and share your thoughts in our forum.
Toltoburg
1 VII 14

CC members Toltomeja and Lego_fan are also members of the Polish LUG Zbudujmy.to. They collaborated on this amazing MOC, Toltoburg, that will be on display with other creations by their LUG this summer in Swarzewo, Poland. If you're in the area you can check it out in person, but otherwise you can see all of their MOCs in Toltomeja's photostream and Lego_fan's photostream. Check them out, and then discuss Toltoburg in our forum.


Bannockburn Monument
29 VI 14

Yesterday was the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, a significant Scottish victory in their war of independence in which Robert the Bruce defeated the forces of Edward II of England. This MOC is about five years old, but I figured it was fitting to feature Cuahchic's rendition of this statue of Robert the Bruce that stands near the battle site. You can see this along with all of Cuahchic's other creations on Flickr and then discuss it, and the famous battle, in our forum.


CC Set Review: 79006 - The Council of Elrond
28 VI 14

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This week’s set is 79006 - The Council of Elrond.

Released in the 2013 wave of Tolkien sets, this set introduced the figures of Elrond (who had previously only been available in a promotional tie-in) and Arwen, along with Gimli and another Frodo. 79006 saw the introduction of the new gothic half-arch piece, and also had foliage elements in dark orange and lime green.



Dragon's Lair
20 VI 14

If you flipped through the 2014 Classic-Castle Calendar (still available, btw, you saw Sharon Vance's, aka Shaylegoluvr's, great Smaug mosaic. If you attended BrickWorld, or checked out photos of the show online, you saw a new mosaic done in a similar style. Sharon revisited the subject matter to come up with Dragon's Lair. See this, along with all of Sharon's other MOCs, in her Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.

Uktror
19 VI 14

I Scream Clone built Uktror as part of the Guilds of Historica. The Moruth Orcs have taken over an abandoned fortress on the outskirts of the kingdom of Abyssian to use as a base for their operations. If you think the castle looks vaguely familiar, you're right - this is ISC's homage/re-imagination of the original Yellow Castle 375. Check out this along with all of I Scream Clone's other MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.

Iron Dragon
18 VI 14

The Iron Builder has been one of the most prominent drivers of amazing MOC building in the past couple of years. This competition sets up head-to-head matches between elite builders to come of with a month of creations based on a specific element. The current round pits Onosendai2600 against 6kyubi6, based on the new micro ball joint found in Mixels sets. Some of the creations include a micro castle, a giant sculpture of a mosquito, a video game, and this Iron Dragon by 6kyubi6. See this along with all of 6kyubi6's other MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.

CC set review: 70806 - Castle Cavalry
17 VI 14

It's Taco Tuesday and everything is awesome, because the LEGO Movie comes out on DVD today. Let's celebrate with a movie-themed set review:

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This week’s set is 70806 - Castle Cavalry.

Castle Cavalry is part of the first wave of LEGO Movie sets, officially coming out at the start of this year. The set has two designs. The first, a more traditional castle set, has two soldiers (Sir Stackabrick and Gallant Guard)s guarding a gatehouse. Then, along with Sharon Shoehorn (of everyone's favorite sitcom), they rebuild the gatehouse into some sort of fighter jet/spaceship thing to fight off Lord Business and his Micromanagers.

By the way, Honey, where are my pants?

Ragoth attacks
16 VI 14

One of our newest forum members is Brick Burger, and he started off with a bang, sharing Ragoth attacks. See this along with all of Brick Burger's other MOCs on Flickr and the discuss it in our forum. Be sure to welcome him to Classic-Castle.

Fighting Among the Canals
13 VI 14

Gideon_83 built Fighting Among the Canals as part of the most recent Loreos local challenge in the Lands of Roawia. Check out this, along with all of Gideon's other MOCs, in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.

House and Stable
12 VI 14

David FNJ built this great house and stable as part of his story in the Lands of Mythron (a collaborative roleplay on MOCpages). See this along with all of his other MOCs in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.

Battle of the castle sets: King's vs Black Monarch's
10 VI 14

Two sets enter the arena, only one can emerge victorious! Set 6080, the King's Castle, versus 6085, the Black Monarch's Castle. Which castle set reigns supreme? Share your thoughts in our forum.

Nowhere to Run
9 VI 14

In the Lands of Rowia, the Lenfald faction is having a local challenge called the Wipeout. According to SergeantChipmunk44's entry, "Some of the remaining soldiers of the Queen have tried to hide themselves among the people of Lenfald. In this small Lenfel village, a disguised soldier of the Queen is discovered and trapped." There is Nowhere to Run. See this, along with Sergeant Chipmunk's other MOCs, on his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.

Trivel Castle
4 VI 14

Felix recently presented Trivel Castle, the latest addition to his growing village. The castle is built with a modular design, so it can be easily changed or expanded, and much of it opens up to reveal furnished interiors. See this along with Felix' other work in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.



Battle at Skergat Pass
2 VI 14

"As soon as the scouts had reported to Glorfindel that a Black Spire army would be traveling through Skergat Pass, Glorfindel ordered his men to prepare for an ambush. The Mitgardian soldiers were soon concealed along the ridges on both sides of the ravine. Once the Black Spire army was well into the pass, Glorfindel signaled for the attack. Pouring down the sides of the ravine his men had both the advantages of surprise and the higher ground."

Isaac, who goes by Soccerkid6 at Classic-Castle, built the Battle at Skergat Pass as part of a challenge in the Guilds of Historica on Eurobricks. See this, along with all of Isaacs other MOCs, on his site BrickBuilt.org or in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.


Seed Part Challenge
1 VI 14

Try your hand at the June Seed Part challenge. Come up with a castle MOC that somehow incorporates the part of the month - the space air tanks - for fame and prizes. For complete details and entries, see this thread.


Dragon Keep
31 V 14

ZCerebrus built this Dragon Keep as part of a collaborative display with Torgar. It falls into his story in the Guilds of Historica over on Eurobricks. Check out this, along with all of ZCerebrus' MOCs in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.


Japanese Garden Ambush
30 V 14

CC member Brother Steven recently posted this beautiful Japanese Garden Ambush. See this along with all of Steven's work in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.


LEGO Minifigures Online
29 V 14

A new trailer has been released for the LEGO Minifigures Online game, highlighting the medieval world adventure. The game is about to enter the open beta phase, so you can sign up to play it very soon. Watch the video and discuss it in our forum.


Solitude
28 V 14

It is a sad day in Solitude - their lord has died and left no heir. Michal Herbolt, aka Gearcs, set this scene in a border stronghold of the Arboria Empire. You can see all of Michal's MOCs in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum


Green Dragon
27 V 14

Tyler, aka the Deathly Halliwell, built this great Green Dragon bust. He's planning on bringing it to BrickWorld, so if you're going there you can see it in the brick. If not, you can see this dragon, as well as all of Tyler's other MOCs, in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.


Kaliphlin Warship
23 V 14

Over in the Guilds of Historica, two of the factions are currently locked into a naval arms race. Gabriel Thomson, aka Qi_tah, built this heavy warship for the Kaliphlin forces. Check out all of Gabriel's MOCS on his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.


CC Set Review: 9473 - Mines of Moria
22 V 14

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This week’s set is 9473 - Mines of Moria.

Another set from the 2012 run of Lord of the Rings sets. This set might have been more properly named The Chamber of Mazarbul as it is focused on the battle between the company of the Ring and the orcs of Moria that takes place around Balin's tomb. This set includes four of the nine heroes, two Moria orcs, and the cave troll. It also includes lots of pieces of the chamber, many weapons, and a few action features.


Pegasus
19 V 14

BricksBen LEGO Creations is actually a pair of builders, Benjamin Cheh from Malaysia and Jeffrey kong from Singapore. Recently one of them built this great Pegasus, based on an earlier design they made for the year of the horse. Go see all of Benjamin and Jeffrey's work on their own site, BricksBen.com, or in their Flickr stream, and then discuss it in our forum.


Forest Falls
17 V 14

Miles L built this great scene, forest falls. See this and a lot of other great MOCs in his Flickr stream and discuss it in our forum.


Great Devourer
Bruce 16 V 14

Tyler Clites, who you may know as Legohaulic, recently built the Great Devourer, the antagonist from season 1 of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, who also appears in official form in set 9450, Epic Dragon Battle. Check out this and all of Tyler's models on Flickr and discuss it in our forum.


CC Set Review: 9472 - Attack on Weathertop
Bruce 14 V 14

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This week’s set is 9472 - Attack on Weathertop.

Another set from the first wave of Lord of the Rings sets, this one includes two Nazgul, Strider, Merry, and Frodo (with a different torso than in the Gandalf Arrives set) bearing the Ring. The hill is built up of bricks and opens up to reveal a chamber. Geeky detail - the stand inside that chamber once held a Palantir back in the days when this wasn't just a ruin and instead was the fortress of Amon Súl.


Cost of Victory
Bruce 13 V 14

In the Lands of Rowia, battles have been fought and won, but Sir Valiant finds that the Cost of Victory can be high indeed. Check out this and Sir Valiant's other work in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.


Sun Salamander
Bruce 11 V 14

I usually try not to feature the same builders so close together, but when I saw this this morning I just had to. I think we can crown the king and queen of NPU based on Sean And Steph Mayo (aka Siercon and Coral) and their Sun Salamander. This is just one of their MOCs for the Iron Builder competition based on the rounded 1x2 slope in yellow. Check out this and all of their work in their Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.


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Sam Gamgee
Bruce 10 V 14

Dave Ware designed this mosaic of Sam Gamgee. Attendees of the recent Calgary Expo 2014 put together 6x6 squares, which were then assembled into the whole mosaic. It was even signed by Sean Astin, Sam himself, who was at the Expo. Check out all of Dave's work on his site BrickWares.com or in his Flickr stream, and then discuss it in our forum.


Ent
Bruce 8 V 14

Forum member Gogzzzz made this Ent. Check out this and the other MOCs in his Flickr stream and discuss it in our forum.


CC Set Review: 9469 - Gandalf Arrives
Bruce 7 V 14

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This week’s set is 9469 - Gandalf arrives.

Gandalf arrives was one of the first sets to include the new articulated horse. It also included the Gandalf and Frodo figs, a small cart, some fireworks for the Long-Expected Party, and a carrot, just in case Gandalf got a little peckish.


Taste the Rainbow contest winner
Bruce 5 V 14

Congratulations to Buurli for winning the Taste the Rainblow contest with his Rainbow Castle! See the announcement, including runners up and special prize, and congratulate the contestents in our forum.


Game of Homes
Bruce 3 V 14

Just in time for the big Simpsons LEGO episode, Legoagogo built A Game of Homes. Discuss this, another Simpsons parody by Vanjey_Lego, or share your own parody in our forum.


Cupola
Bruce 1 V 14

Lord Tarris has been working for a long time on an amazing Cathedral. It's taking so long because, in addition to being a huge project, he's adding all kinds of careful details. He's recently made this cupola that goes on top of his Baptiserium. You can see the construction technique via WIP and alternate views, and discuss the MOC in our forum. All of Lord_Tarris' work can be seen in his Flickr stream.


The Wind
Bruce 28 IV 14

Global Challenge VII is on in the Lands of Rowia, and MasterMinifig built The Wind, where his character battles a wizard who controls the winds. Please check out all of his MOCs on Flickr and discuss this one in our forum.


@Classic_Castle on Twitter
Bruce 24 IV 14

Please follow us on Twitter for CC news, featured MOCs, etc: @Classic_Castle

I'm fairly inexperienced at Twitter, so if anyone has ideas or suggestions, please leave some feedback in the forum thread. BTW, the Twitter bird above is by Fredoichi.


Zelda's loftwing
Bruce 14 IV 14

Iron Builder is a head-to-head match that pits two individuals, or in this case two pairs, against eachother to come up with MOCs based on a specific piece. This month Siercon and Coral are facing off against Legohaulic and Littlehaulic, with the 2x1 curved slope in yellow as the seed part. Siercon and Coral came up with Zelda's loftwing and a companion steed for Link. Check out these and all of the great creations in this competition, and be sure to discuss in our forum.


Motorback in Time
Bruce 14 IV 14

On the French forum BrickPirate there is a current Motorback in Time contest, challenging builders to come up with a castle-ized version of the Super Cycle from the LEGO Movie. Sweetsha came up with this entry, the Castle Escape Bike. Check out this and Sweetsha's other MOCs on Flickr.


Ballista Siege
Bruce 9 IV 14

Isaac, who goes by soccerkid6 in our forum and as soccersnyderi on Flickr, is in the middle of a modular castle project. He is building different walls, towers, and other pieces that will fit together to make a larger castle. His second piece is this Ballista Siege that includes a defender on a wall and an attacker with a working ballista. Check it out and discuss it in our forum. You can find all of Isaac's MOCs at his personal LEGO site, Brickbuilt, his Flickr, and his YouTube.

LEGO take note - you should be designing sets like this.


Dragon Mosaic
Bruce 6 IV 14

Joel Baker, a model designer at Legoland California, made this dragon shield, which is in the lobby of the Legoland Malaysia Hotel.


CC Set Review: 10656 - My First LEGO Princess
Bruce 5 IV 14

Join the 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 10656 - My First LEGO Princess.

My First LEGO Princess includes a unique fig, an articulated horse in brown, a cart, a small building, some fences, and some random bricks and elements.


Midnight Training
Bruce 3 IV 14

Polish TFOL and CC member Lukasz aka LL aka Lolino recently posted this Japanese castle MOC, Midnight Training. This was a submission for Mike Doyle's Beautiful LEGO II: Dark contest, for possible inclusion in the second volume of Mike's book series, which will focus on 'dark' creations. You can see all of Lukasz' MOCs on his Flickr, Brickshelf, and MOCpage sites. Discuss this MOC in our forum.


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