The Passing Of King Henry VIII

Builder and history buff peggyjdb is back with another stellar build and a fascinating history lesson. There’s a reason Henry VIII is still a household name, he was larger than life. But even the largest of lives must come to an end, and this scene depicts his final hours in Whitehall Palace. Click through to learn something.

Viking Attack

I love how my daily quest for interesting LEGO creations has educated me over the past five years. Who would have thought that so much was to be learned of other cultures, events, people and world history through the stacking of bricks? Today I learned of the viking conquest of the coast of Spain in the year 858AD, thanks to this incredible diorama by The Brickstons Group. I could go on and on about all the detail and storytelling of this colossal effort, but it's really best experienced looking for yourself. I highly recommend you click through for loads of pictures.

Viking Attack
Viking Attack
Viking Attack

The Wall

This is truly epic. It's really hard to gauge the scale of this MOC by UK LEGO and history buffs Brick to the Past, unless you really scrutinize it. It's actually over 16 square meters in size! That's like the size of a decent bedroom. Or to get a better idea, it's built on 105 large base plates. The only thing possibly more epic is the subject matter, the wall. It represented the northern border of the ancient Roman empire way back when.

The wall - Rome's northern frontier

The 70's

Don't look for bell bottoms, the Gong Show or Star Wars, it's not that 70's. Builder gid617 has built a fascinating timeline of the 1870's, with a fantastic history lesson to boot. Various points along the decade are called out, and a lovely little vignette illustrates that event. Click through for a little historical knowledge and some excellent little MOCs.

Note: I took the liberty of color correcting this image, hope you don't mind gid617