LEGO – Douro Historical Train

HistoryBricks had the great honour to be one of the first to have access to the new pictures of the LEGO Douro Historical Train masterpiece built by Sérgio Batista!

As usual his most recent construction is full of wonderful details and awesome building technics. He’s well known for using a lot of SNOT and using parts in unusual ways… 🙂

Sérgio is one of my favourite builders and makes me wish to know more about the trains and engines he recreates so well!

LEGO Douro historic train

 

 

The following picture shows the real train following the path of River Douro, the famous Portuguese region where is produced some of the best wines in the world!
I had the pleasure to make the journey a few years ago and I highly recommend to anyone who enjoy a good experience and wonderful sights! For those you appreciate wine, I also recommend the visit to some of famous wine houses, where you can visit the wine cellars and taste the best Douro’s or Porto’s wine 😉

Douro historic train

Beatiful school ship Sagres of the Portuguese navy

Jorge Reis built this wonderful tall ship representing the school ship Sagres of the Portuguese navy. It is the third ship with this name in the Portuguese Navy, so she is also known as Sagres III and is on service since 1961.

The ship was available to the public during the Braga Brincka 2014 event, a LEGO exhibition organized by the Portuguese LUG – PLUG. I wish I could attend the event and closely observe the MOC, including the wonderful small details in the ship’s deck!

I wonder if the pressure on the hull parts isn’t too big to cause some deformations…

School Ship Sagres by Jorge Reis
School Ship Sagres by Jorge Reis

Pictorial Map of Europe

Great work by Matt Base representing Europe’s countries with some of the most iconic monuments. The micro scale work is amazing. Thumbs up also for the map itself!
Pictorial Map of Europe
Pictorial Map of Europe by Matt Bace

Lego – Portuguese Historic Train

Sérgio Batista is one of my favourite train builders and this is his latest creation 😀
Lego - Portuguese Historic Train
Lego – Portuguese Historic Train by Sérgio Batista

Fleur de Lys – FADO VAN Lisbon

Recently we have highlighted the Sintra’s Tram from Sérgio Batista. Today’s we will highlight another portuguese historical vehicle from the same builder. The Lisbon’s Fado van is a vintage Fleur de Lys car model, that promotes the current culture events that takes place Lisbon.

Fleur de Lys - FADO VAN Lisbon

Sintra’s tram

Sérgio Batista is a great train builder, which I had the pleasure to meet in person a few years ago. His latest (virtual) MOC is a representation of the old Sintra’s trams that took people from the town’s historical center to the Praia das Maçãs (Apple Beach).

Sintra's tram

City Tram at LEGO CUUSOO

Trams are an iconic mean of transportation of several cities across the globe, just like the ones we can find at San Francisco or Lisbon.

Lisbon tram San Francisco tram

In my opinion, LEGO is missing these wonderful vehicles so I had proposed at LEGO CUUSOO a new city transportation set, based on my Lisbon tram MOCs.

I hope I can count with your support by approving the project at http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/1079. Please, help me share it on facebook also by visiting History Bricks facebook page.

lisbon tram

The project is gaining more and more supporters each day. Than you very much! 🙂

 

Lisbon tram

Till.Uwe.Marwede managed to capture really well the essence of the old Carris Tourist Tram. The chosen scale let him to share incredible details.
Carris Tourist Tram Lisboa

I always got fascinated with these means of transportation. In fact, I’m the author of another version of the Carris trams at a smaller scale, as you can see in the next picture 🙂
Carris Lisbon trams

Window of the Chapter House

Hello everyone! I’ve been very busy lately due to professional reasons but I’m back and to celebrate I would like to present one of the great constructions I’ve seen lately. Romão ans his students built the window of the Chapter house that belongs to the Convent of the Order of Christ at Tomar – Portugal, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage.

The Convent of the Order of Christ was originally built in 12th century as a Templar stronghold. After the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal’s maritime discoveries of the 15th century.

Romão is, in my opinion, one of the best Portuguese builders, his portfolio includes the Cathedral of St. Macario.