Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Spindly Arms And Big Guns

ZTZ-41 Xiao I've been blogging mostly castle, so I thought highlighting the ZTZ-41 Xiao by Tromas might be a  change for once.  In my opinion, the real standouts here are the excellent choices and placements of color, the carefully applied armor plates, and the crisp photography. All of these make a really sweet 'bot.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A Grand Tourney

Knights Tournament
-Wat- built this neat little scene of a medieval tournament, demonstrating some excellent use of wedge plate-ing and figure posing. The details on the little stand for the nobility look really authentic and add a lot.

Monday, 27 April 2015

A Moated Keep

Eastcairn Keep Ignoring my total laziness when it comes to posting regularly fly, or not doing so, let's highlight this great Castle build by Sir Edwyn! I really enjoy his style, the washed-out colors, fringing ramshackle style, and overall solidity really make his build good. I like this one a lot, the water looks really good and, need I mention, the stonework. The wooden balcony is sagging just enough to look cool but not enough to be unrealistic. Overall a knock-out build.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

A Battle On The Coast

LoR GCX - Revenge - Settling scores

TBT veteran Becheman has built, or rather rendered, this action-packed scene of two ships in combat on a coast(a very nice one at that). As far as I've seen the water technique is original to the builder, and it works very well here. The burst of flame from the smaller ship is expertly composed, too.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

A Snug Workshop

The Carpenter
Digger1221 is responsible for this solid little build of a medieval carpenter's workspace. I really like the way he did the roof with Technic pins, and the dark red/light bley texturing looks very realistic.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015


"Grudge" Ultra-Heavy Class Combat Harsuit
Rancorbait built this absolutely sick little mech. The shaping and color scheme on the suit come together very nicely,  rounding out the whole thing with little details that look mechanical.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Huge LEGO castle build is fabulously modular!

Over the past few months, frumpybiscuit has updated us Merlin's-Beard with tantalizing WIP shots of the different modules to fit into his large-scale castle project. Now it's complete, and the end result does not disappoint. Check through onto his Flickr to see lots more detailed pictures.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Bluewater Castle

BlueWater Castle
Most of the time, when a builder will post a large scale castle MOC, the wow factor will be the sheer size and scale, while sometimes some detail can be lost. Not so with Cesar Soares' incredible build, which blows me away both with size and fantastic detail. Bravo!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Heating Up

Heating Things Up

Patrick Massey built this amusingly expressive little scene for the Guilds of Historica. The icing on the cake is the fire effects and the expression of the soldier.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The guardian of the forest


There have been a ton of brickbuild Ents, but Dennis Qui brings it up to a whole new level. Not only is his Ent bigger then most Lego-Ents before, he also makes perfect use of the different-colored leaves.


Monday, 9 March 2015

Hold them back!

TT R5: A Heroic Defense
Infernum built this gorgeous castle scene. Anyone knows I'm a sucker for awesome stonework like this; the techniques used fit so well together. The figs are cool too and the posing is excellent.

Saturday, 28 February 2015



Malydinar  posted this sweeeeet little fighter on Flickr. Some excellent part use and color choice going on here. I like the details on the landing pad, too.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Ye olde cottage

Darrenspur Homestead
I like this homestead by new builder Aardwolf_83. While I'm not normally a fan of that color combo for wood, I think it works well here, and the builder has done a good job of creating a dense thicket.

Thursday, 19 February 2015


Mistral | tri-fighter
Builder Brixnspace' s creation "Mistral" really stands out to me. The whole build looks very solid and unique, and the greebles flow nicely. All these aspects together, along with some great editing, make for a really good MOC.

Sunday, 15 February 2015


Bonsai Tree
Pascal has built this simplistic yet lovely Bonsai tree. I can't pin down exactly what makes it stand out, maybe the lack of any advanced techniques, the expert photography, or nice color choices, but this really is a winner to me.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Surfin' on a shield

MELO Round 3: Legolas
Here's everyone's favorite funny moment from Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Two Towers. As most who read this blog will know, I'll blog anything with great stonework, and this scene nails it. Nice work Tomcrowe87!

Sunday, 8 February 2015


Katoren Jail
 I'd like to highlight this cool Arabic Jail by TFOL John Snyder. I really am a big fan of the stonework here, and the subtle, realistic details like the ingenious jail bars and  the weathered road really make this creation pop for me.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Move out, bears

Teddy Team 6 I'm not sure whether to squeal with delighted glee or scream in utter terror after seeing these. Maybe both. Either way, great job Mayos.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

HMS Virtue

Sir Valiant has posted this beauty of a ship, and I can't get enough of it. I love the vibrant colours and all the small details. I've been inspired to start planning to build my own naval vessel! Check out more photos in the Flickr set.

HMS Virtue (Main)

Norah's Noria

ZCerberus built this great scene. I love the expert Tudor sections, and the landscape outside rounds out a very clean build.This really looks like something you would see out in a European countryside.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Risen from the flames


LEGO DOU MOKO build this brilliant Phoenix only using transparent pieces. He makes perfect use of the new Chima pieces like the fiery wings. All in all a perfect creation. PHENIX

Thursday, 15 January 2015


My head  imploded when I realized that yes, that that burnt match is LEGO.

Ok, that may have been a slight exaggeration. But still, bravo, CarlMerriam.

What's on the menu?

Mike M. (Legominded) made this neat build.  The character of the figure is great, I love the details he put in all around this build, and I see a ton of clever parts usages.  Great job Mike!


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Christ Redeemer

Riccardio Zangelmi made this wonderful model.   The lighting, presentation, and the simple elegance here combine to make a great build.

Christ Redeemer

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Down came the wall!

Challenge C: Impact
What better way to kick off the new year than by highlighting this fantastic creation by Infernum, built for a Guilds of Historica  challenge. The wall texturing is great, but the real star of the show is the ballista bolt poking through the wall, which as a result is toppling to the ground. The falling effect is almost artistic, although I doubt the guy on top would agree. Lovely job!