Verana Schaden and Thomas Muskovich are two austrian AFOLs who are very active in the forum LGOe - LEGO® Gemeinschaft Österreich. They wanted to come up with a MOC that would be relatively easy to bring to fan events, and they came up with the idea of a book that opens up to reveal the stories inside. The book then folds shut for storage and shipping. And what better subject matter than Grimm's Fairy Tales? Do you recognize them all? No fair following the link and seeing the list of included stories. You can see this along with Verana and Thomas' other MOCs on their personal site Brick.at or on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Earlier this year, Dwalin Forkbeard posted this great little scene, Giantslayer, based on Gotrek and Felix in the Warhammer books and games. See this along with Dwalin Forkbeard's other MOCs in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.
Yesterday was Guy Fawkes Day, when the English celebrate the disruption of the Gunpowder Plot. In 1605 Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators placed explosives beneath the House of Lords, intending to destroy Parliament and assassinate King James I. Nick Sweetman celebrated with this theme mash-up, Remember, remember the Sith of November. Check this out along with all of Nick's MOCs on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.
Are you celebrating Halloween LEGO castle style? Are you dressing up as a minifig? Did you build a pumpkin out of bricks, or carve a real pumpkin with a LEGO theme? Do you have a haunted castle set up on your dining room table? Share your pics in our forum! BTW, these costumes come from Rachael Wunderlich , Chelsea Thompson Jackson *, and Contestant 119 (highly speculative on the second one, Pinterest users are notorious for reposting pictures without proper attribution).
Still another great creation from the 2014 MOColympics. In round 4, Magma Guy was challenged to build a fantastical house - "Something along the lines of Rapunzel's tower, Baba Yaga's house, Howl's Moving Castle and so on." He came up with this creepy Spider-hut. Perfect for Halloween week. Check out the spider-hut, along with all of Magma Guy's other MOCs, on Flickr and MOCpages and then discuss it in our forum.
The annual MOColympics continues to inspire. In round 4 LukeClarenceVan was paired off against Ian Spacek with the category of "Bored Games". Ian's Clue advanced to the next round, but I particularly liked Luke's illustration of Dungeons & Dragons. Check this out along with all of his other MOCs on Flickr and MOCpages, and then discuss it in our forum
|T|itus built this micro walled town, Greyhaven, a small fishing and mining town from the North-West of Garheim. It's ruled by Frerar the One-eyed, also the leader of the Wardens, who keep this town safe. This was built as part of the Lands of Roawia group roleplay on Merlin's Beard. You can see this along with all of |T|itus' creations on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
I actually thought I'd featured this on the front page when it was first posted, but it looks like I didn't. The awesomeness of this MOC would be enough justification to bring it back as a feature, but it also is timely in that it is one of the MOCs that has been donated to Creations for Charity. This is a community driven initiative to raise money to purchase LEGO for underpriveliged kids (Nannan Zhang is the point person for this). AFOLs donate great MOCs like Gabe's inn, custom figures, and rare LEGO items that are sold in the C4C BrickLink shop. Last year they raised money to buy over $20,000 worth of LEGO sets, which went to kids in six cities in three countries. Make a kid happy, and also get something great from a fellow FOL, by supporting this community effort.
BrotherhoodWorkshop is a prolific source of Brickflims, including a great number based on the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, always with a humorous twist. The most recent film is the Hobbit told in 72 seconds (only about 33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson's version). See this along with all of the other videos on the BrotherhoodWorkshop YouTube channel and then discuss it in our forum.
MocOlympics is an annual competition on MOCpages that pairs up builders in head-to-head matchups in a single elimination tournament. Every year this contest inspires great builders to stretch themselves to meet new challenges. In round 3, Ian Spacek was tasked with a microscale creation, and he came up with this Barad-dûr. You can see this along with all of Ian's work on Flickr and MOCpages and then discuss it in our forum.
Forum member Mudskipper is producing a full-length castle-themed Brickfilm, Bound, and he's asking for our help. Three of our forum members have produced backdrops to be used with a given scene, and you are asked to vote on your favorite. The winning entry will be incorporated into the movie, and the builder will win fame, fortune, and a signed copy of the movie on DVD. Let your voice be heard!
César Soares, aka Cesbrick, continues to amaze. He's relatively new in the AFOL community, but he's developed a strong personal style, most recently seen in his Old Watermill. This distinctive building is found in the enchanted forests of Vanhorn on Avalonia. Cesbrick is active in the Guilds of Historica on Eurobricks, here at CC, and the Portuguese LUG Comunidade 0937. Check out this Watermill along with all of his other great creations on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Loholt Manor is the latest MOC revealed by Derfel Cadarn (I say revealed because it was built a year ago, but I believe never publicly posted online). Derfel, aka Luke Watkins Hutchinson, won Master Builder honors in CCC VIII, and is active in the Brickish Association as well as participating in the Guilds of Historical, CC, and other forums around the Legoverse. You can see all of his MOCs on Flickr and MOCpages. Check out all of the pictures of Loholt Manor and then discuss it in our forum.
Mouse Guard is a graphic novel and role playing game set in a medieval world of heroic mice. Brickbaron (aka Paul Hetherington) built this amazing sculpture featuring the three main characters. You may have seen pictures of this in coverage of the BrickCon gathering in Seattle this past weekend, where it won both "Best Art" and "Best in Show". Paul says there is more to come from him and his ArchLUG colleagues at next year's Emerald City ComicCon. Check this out along with all of Paul's other MOCs in his Flickr stream and then discuss it in our forum.
Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble. In an appropriate creation for the start of October, CC member CaptainFlint built the Witches of Warmorlor, with witch hunters capturing their foes. In addition to being here at CC, CaptainFlint is active in the Guilds of Historica over at Eurobricks. You can check this MOC out with all of his other creations on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum
MocOlympics is an annual LEGO competition held on MOCpages. After a preliminary round, 64 builders face off in head-to-head build-offs in a single elimination tournament. Each round the builders in each pairing are given a theme, and CC member Justin M was given the theme "Good vs Evil" in his second round matchup. He came up with the Battle for the Princess and moves on to round 3. See all of Justin's creations on Flickr and go cheer him on in the tournament on MOCpages. Then be sure to comment on his MOC in our forum.
Adolfo is a Brazilian AFOL and a member of our forum. He recently built the Village of White Lilies for a contest held by LUG Brasil. This was his first MOC built as an AFOL that was based purely on his own creativity and not based on an existing structure. Check this out along with his other creations on Flickr and then in our forum.
A lone piper stands on the walls of Edinburgh Castle (in Legoland Windsor), looking to the horizon. Does he see a free Scotland? Or perhaps a renewal of joining of the two kingdoms under their first joint king, James VI/I? Share your favorite Scottish MOC in our forum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to the winners of the LCC Global Challenge VI,
A Glimmer of Hope: Sergeant Chipmunk's Undercover Surveillance,
Sir Caelin's Vipers in the Garden,
and the brother team of General JJ's GCVI Part 3.
Congratulations to each of these builders, all of the participants and finalists, and the Garheim faction for the overall Global Challenge victory.
We are extremely pleased to announce that the Master Builder for Colossal Castle Contest XI is Disco86.
Disco will receive the honorary title of Master Builder and a misb 10193 Medieval Market Village!
This year's contest had a wonderful amount of high quality castle builds from around the world.
Three builders in particular stood out with amazing builds across multiple categories:
We would like to congratulate these top builders and all entrants who participated in the Colossal Castle Contest!
Thank you to everyone who made this year's contest possible including the admins, moderators, prize donors, and castle fans!
The Colossal Castle Contest is now closed, and judging is about to begin.
Please be patient with us as there are over 300 entries to consider.
In the meantime, though, we have a bit of other contest news.
Mini Castle Contest VIII inspired a bunch of great creations, and it was difficult to judge them.
In the end, though, one builder must come out on top.
This year the honor goes to a veteran builder and past Master Builder, Legofreak,
with his Orc Castle.
Please check out all of the great entries and congratulate Freak in the MCC thread.