Happy Veteran's Day! for all those hard working veteran's that risk there very lives so we can live in peace.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
In this moc (my own creation) I made a rounded tower. It takes many pieces to build circular towers, but the result is almost always extremely interesting. Also, another great technique for building castle walls is the antidote for the big grey wall syndrome. The antidote is using color to make LEGO towers much more interesting. Another technique used in this moc is terracing, see the world isn't quite flat, lot's of hills, valleys, and mountains, so I decided to make a small rise in the ground. All these techniques I explained are great and I think they should be used more often in mocs.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I have been working on how to make better shields for my medieval army. This time I have got a great idea of how to make them better. Real medieval armies had many types of shields. Round shields are called bucklers, archers and other infantry mostly had these slung on their backs to make it easy to carry and protect themselves. Pavise shields were carried by crossbow men, because it protected them when they where reloading. Kite shields carried by most infantry, by far the most recognizable. Also, the "heater" shields were more suited when jousting and on horseback. I have created a different kind of shield, with an interesting design.
Monday, October 3, 2011
This set has not yet been realesed and will be released in January 2012. This set consits of 1,575 pieces, special features include six detailed rooms, two detailed tents, stained glass windows, also includes headgear, lances, and many weapons. This set looks great for any medieval collector, me included. This set is a bit pricy, in US curencey it is $119. The walls are built extremly well with great detail. Also, the house built into the wall is a nice detail added in. I think this is a great set, but a little high in price range, but good enough to be considered.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I made this monthly model of a medieval sword and shield. Most of you probably know about Lego.com's monthly mini model. This model is 14 pieces that are common to almost any LEGO builders building bin. You can make the sword and shield in almost any, if not any color. The pieces are starting with the tip of the sword, most literally in fact, is an 1x1x1/2 angular slope brick (grey), next up 4 1x1x1's (grey), then a 1x3 flat (grey), then 2 cylinders for the hilt, (again grey). Then for the shield, 2 angular bricks 1x2x1 (grey), then 2 1x4x1 bricks (grey), and finally 2 1x2. I hope you have fun building this monthly model!