I was perusing Lego Cuusoo today, when an under-supported effort caught my eye. I love the Classical period and rejoice when I find Lego creations that celebrate or – better yet – teach about it.
Hadrian’s wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain to defend agains Scottish barbarians. Begun in AD 122, during the rule of emperor Hadrian, it was the first of two fortifications built across Great Britain.
LukeClarenceVan is the author of this marvelous construction where he shows a minor skirmish where a force of Scotsmen besiege the a gate with their most powerful war machine – the caber toss.
Toys N bricks had publish the first official pictures from the upcoming series of Collectible Mifigures. Like previous collections, these new series presents new historical figures that will delight many LEGO fans.
The 6th series presents a roman warrior. Personally I’ve been waiting for ages for the LEGO roman empire. This figure and the new rounded bricks of the Atlantis sets will make a beautiful combination 🙂
This collection also presents a barbarian warrior, which is nice for the battles against the roman army, and a cowboy that will fit perfectly in any western MOC.
The 7th series presents a Viking warrior (girl?), a cool hippie that will fit nicely 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van and, my favorite, the Aztec warrior (or at least, what I think that it is). The mermaid man will also make a cool Neptune roman god of the sea.
Valentin (aka Skalldyr) submit this great representation of the Roman invasions for the Mini Castle Contest at Classic Castle. The Roman soldiers are amazing! I loved the techniques he applied to build the spears and the Centurion’s helmet. Before ending the post, one last mention to the cool buildings including the temple’s fire.
See more pictures here.
Today, I present the first HistoryBricks exclusive. I’ve built in Bricksmith a small “study” of a Roman chariot pulled by two horses. It’s a Work In Progress (WIP) and stills missing some parts that were hard to build using the software (chains and ropes) but I think it’s enough to get the idea of the final MOC.
My next step is a visit to Bricklink to order the parts needed 🙂
You may see pictures from other perspectives on flickr.