Having years ago climbed up the steps of El Castillo at Chichen Itza, I hazard that Karl Pilkington has yet to visit the pyramids located on the Yucatan peninsula. Had he, Ricky Gervais' bumbling friend may find many of the stone marvels there not quite as disappointing up close as their distant Egyptian cousins. In this impressive creation by Przemysław Czarnik, lush jungle foliage and draping vines help capture the details found in the myriad of Mesoamerican step-pyramids located throughout Central and South America.
David Zambito is back with another unique build, adding to the creativity shown on his Flickr photostream. Jungle terrain isn't easy to replicate in LEGO. It'll either be too cluttered, or not have enough overgrowth. I think this terrain has been executed very well, and even went as far as adding a SNOT border around the edges to add to the terrain. The temple is beginning to be swallowed by jungle growth, but not too far that we can't recognize the nice design of the stonework and its layers.
Talk about nearly impenetrable armor. Roughly 50 minifig shield accessories were put together in this vignette by Vitreolum to create this effective protection method used by Spartans. I had to show off this build because not only is it very creative, but I also am a big fan of this time in history. With those 50 shields positioned, I think it is quite a bit cramped inside of there! And probably rather smelly, too. . .
A fantastic lineup of microscale, recognizable buildings from our history built by Simon NH. An incredible ancient pyramid temple, using a technique I've never seen before to execute that stacked effect that is so recognizable. Each building focuses on interesting parts usage to get some a small design to look so recognizable. Awesome job!
We all know LEGO as an artistic, architectural and even a therapeutic medium. But these guys are using it to explore history, and make it more accessible to the general public. Kevin J. Walter and Oliver Isensee are in a history Masters degree program at the University of Freiburg. They've taken it upon themselves to create an exhibition of ancient Roman life at the Museum 'Villa Urbana' in Heitersheim, Germania, er, Germany. Of course everybody is familiar with LEGO, young and old alike, and that makes it the perfect vehicle not only for display, but for interactive features as well. That means history is no longer a static 'please do not touch' concept, it's a recreation of ancient Roman life from the scaled-down perspective of a minifigure. Everybody can relate to that!Read More