Over the last few weeks, the Wild Wild West has become a true force to be reckoned with. With more and more distinguished builders trying their hand at coming up with Western creations and an actively ongoing petition for the return of the short-lived Western series by LEGO, it is no wonder that we have also decided to continue bringing you the latest and greatest MOCs from the Western side.
What we had however been missing so far among all the saloons and bars was something to remind us of the frontier spirit of those times. Enter Etzel’s “Rocky Mountain Log Cabin” – a beautiful throwback to an old favourite, the Rocky River Retreat, with much more to it than meets the eye. Now we’re not so sure anymore whether we want to live in the big city or would rather go backpacking in the woods and live like this here trapper and his family…
Fellow Classic-Town contributor and huge Town & Trains fan The Brickster has been on a Wild West roll recently. So far, he’d set up a beautiful Mexican Village, which was built with so much attention to detail it could easily have passed as a separate LEGO theme. And now, there’s finally some wheels of steel (literally) to liven that place up!
Big wheels keep on turnin'
After much work, The Brickster’s Santa Fe Western 4-4-0 #4 is finally ready to start making its way to Mexico – and will surely bring lots of changes to the local communities. Keep an eye on this train, because I have a feeling its cargo will definitely be expanding before it reaches its destination!
Let’s take a look at a really classic town for a change. Eurobricks Fellow I Scream Clone presents the first two buildings of his Western town ‘Tombclone’. It looks like some drunk cowboys decided to ‘take it outside’ and have a good-old fashioned shoot-out in front of their favorite saloon. ISC’s saloon is done is a tasteful combination of tan and reddish brown. The eye-catcher – in my humble opinion – has to be the wooden balcony structure on the outside of the building.
Meanwhile, the town’s sheriff has already fired up his horse and is ready to go and check out what’s going on over at the saloon. His little office is painted in a lovely sand-green. When everything goes back to normal he can relax most of the day on the porch in front of his office. Now all he needs is a nice rocking chair. Leave your comments on these MOCs in the Eurobricks Historic Themes forum.
The Wild-West Town of Tombclone
There is an upcoming Civil War Exhibition happening over in Classic-Town.net today. What is this all about? This one time special Civil War coverage is kindly sponsored by our very own Eurobricks Town Moderator, TheBrickster.
This Civil War Confederate Train which is part of the American history is due for arrival in Classic Town Central station for display. Check out those various carriages, ranging from the arms wagon to the artillery transport.
Civil War Confederate Train
Wild West fan Klaus-Dieter has started a Petition for the Return of the Wild West theme in the Eurobricks History forum. Sure, Wild West aint City, but it is town, western town that is. If you want to see the return of cowboys, cavalry, bandits, and American Indians, be sure to sign the petition. LEGO, if you are listening, there’s a lot of fans out here that would love to see the return of Wild West, and we’re not talk’n Toy Story knock-offs.
Wild West MOCs aren’t too common these days, but Brickshelf member AlexEylar successfully creates one utilizing new dark green. His Colorado Springs creation is set during the winter or early spring when snow can still be seen on his SNOT street/sidewalk. Looks like someone may be in for a “hold-up”.
Eurobricks’ Trains and Town fans discuss an interesting topic, “Is FARM really a City sub-theme?“ With a barn, cows, fences, and other western elements, can Lego’s new sub-theme be considered more of a Western theme? Check out what Eurobricks members are saying about this topic.
Lego “expert builder” Legohaulic has created a spectacular Western Town that even the best Wild West builders can envy. What a fabulous creation! His town includes five phenomenal buildings, one of the most intricate wagons that I have ever seen, and a variety of custom western townsfolk, with even a ”well-built” showgirl. This is one of those creations that one can admire for a very long time. I tip my cowboy hat to Legohaulic for this truly outstanding creation.
Combining Wild West with Classic Town, Lego train and town fan Voyagetom creates a splendid Gold Mine. This new Gold Mine has a style similar to that of Wild West set 6761 Bandit’s Secret Hide-Out, but has definately been modified nicely to include a narrow gauge mining train instead of the rolling cannon trap. The use of a dark grey baseplate, trees, and hollow Indian tree trunck blend in nicely with a brighter color palette giving this creation a Classic Town style. A custom “Gold Mine” sticker with emblem tops the mine off nicely. Voyagetom’s creation is certainly a nice twist to an old Wild West set.
Alone in the arid heat of Death Valley stands a castle, a desolate castle in the middle of nowhere. The castle is known as Scotty’s Castle, a 32,000 square foot Spanish-style villa built in 1927. Join the Phantom Rider as he takes a tour within the walls of the mysterious castle. You may even find the ghost of Ol’ Scotty himself, or perhaps Albert Johnson, the actual builder of the castle within the chambers that lie within…
Now with new haunting Ghost images!