Regardless of whether you’re one of the people who claim to have had enough of all the Royal Wedding commotion (though I must admit I can’t quite understand how one could fail to love such a beautiful and joyous event) or a Kate-and-William die-hard fan, this one comes as an inspired conclusion to this day.
Princess Kate & Prince William's unique LEGO counterparts
The Beeb has provided us with first-hand pics of this beautiful diorama of the Royal Wedding created by a quartet of Portsmouth-based Brickish members. The intricate replica, featuring a gorgeous model of the Westminster Abbey, will be on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester until 2 May and will go on tour after that, with the icing on the cake here being the unique couple of minifigs representing Princess Kate and Prince William… along with a congregation of nearly 400 minifig guests.
We’re continuing our coverage of the Cityplaza exhbition in Hong Kong which has showcased a bunch of stunning landmark MOCs.
I’m sure you’re all aware that jaredchan has a thing for fashion stores – over the course of the last 2 years, he’s built no less than six of those – and most, if not all of them, have ended up on the frontpage of Classic-Town.net. The Arc de Triomphe is dedicated to those six designer boutiques and you could say it’s their swan song of sorts – since Paris is the city of fashion, I don’t think Jared could have picked a more appropriate landmark.
Vincent Cheung has also taken part in this great event. Surprise, surprise – it’s another jaw-dropping historic monument with gorgeous detailing.
Thailand's Grand Palace has temporarily moved to Hong Kong.
There’s plenty of other awesome real-life-inspired MOCs to be seen as well, like Andy Hung‘s Tiananmen Gate, or Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral built by Scheider Cheung. With all these monumental builds, one can’t help but think that half of the world seems to have been shrunk and moved to Hong Kong.
A week ago, Hong Kong-based MOC expert BadLeo introduced us to his latest work, codenamed Project Angel Wing and inspired by one of his favourite buildings from the time he was living in Australia. Back then he was still anxious to get it done on time for the Cityplaza exhibition and wasn’t sure if he would manage to find enough time to add LED lights…
A true masterpiece.
I however firmly believe that Project Angel Wing would have been a huge success regardless of whether it had featured LED or not. As it happens, it actually does also light up – and that’s a good thing, because this MOC definitely deserves to bathe in light. BadLeo’s work is one of the most gorgeous landmark MOCs I’ve ever seen – and definitely the best representation of the Sydney Opera House by far. He’s managed to preserve the fantastic curves and angles of the original building by applying an ingenious technique – and the final result is simply stunning. He’s also been kind of enough to share detailed info on the progress and development of his build – go ahead and see for yourself how he’s done it.
If you’re in Hong Kong – this beauty will be on display until May 2 as part of the aforementioned exhibition. Make sure you don’t miss it – and do send us a few more photos… Yes, I admit, I just can’t get enough of this.
I’m not entirely sure if that’s the case here – but it certainly is jaw-dropping. The obsidian stones carried to the site of this tower from Sumerian lands really come to life in pitch-black brick form.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language...
The Tower of Babel is said to have been a stunning achievement, the crown jewel of all man-made structures of its time. It is no wonder then that skilled brick-architect Arthur Gugick went to such trouble to ensure that its potrayal lives up to the standard set by ancient myths. Then again, he never really intended to build the Tower of Babel in the first place – all the more reason for me to tip my hat to this amazing build!
If you have the missed the recent Brick Adventure 2011 LEGO Event in Hong Kong, do not fear. We are pleased to have one of the contributors, alanboar HK who is also an member of Eurobricks to share with us his outstanding Kinkaku-ji also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion.
A closer look at the remarkable Kinkaku-ji
Just admire the beauty of this Pavilion in this City layout. It is certainly an incredible view from its 360 degrees angle.
Anthony Sava (SavaTheAggie) finally completed his masterpiece: The Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, a fictional cathedral based on St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and Chartres Cathedral in France. The cathedral sits on no less than eight 32 x 32 baseplates and is inspired by the (neo-)gothic style of the aforementioned churches. The cathedral features some very colorful stained glass work and an amazingly detailed interior, with an altar, a statue of St. Francis of Assisi, and an church organ, among others.
Be sure to take some time to browse the full gallery to see every single exterior and interior detail of this breathtaking MOC…
… and when you’re done feasting your eyes on the pictures, leave your comments to Anthony in the Eurobricks Town forum.
Simplicity often times yields some of the most beautiful objects and this MOC is a statement in beautiful simplicity. Eurobricks user CoolerTD has entered this gorgeous arch in the ‘DoubleBrick’ contest where builders must only use simple bricks and plates in their creation. This MOC takes us back to the days when all we had as LEGO builders were simple bricks and plates and shows us that we don’t need fancy specialty pieces to create something beautiful.
I love the wide variety of building techniques that were used to achieve the detail on the front of the arch. There is excellent use of the TOPLESs building technique along with great use of selective compression to achieve recognizable detail at a small scale. Be sure to stop over to Eurobricks and let CoolerTD know what you think about this great architectural MOC.
… or just a love of LEGO and history? Eurobricks Pirates Regulator Erdbeereis (Philip Stark), born in Karlsruhe, Germany, builds this microscale rendition of the Karlsruher Schloss. The clever use of 2×2 black dome pieces to construct the three towers of the palace really stand out and make it instantly recognizable to those who know the palace.
Schloss Karlsruhe gets shrunk
And although not particularly LEGO Town-related, be sure to also check out Philip’s almost life-size version of a Northern Cardinal, a bird which can be found in the east of his current home country, the U.S.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (1960) by Harper Lee, Wesley Higgins builds a replica of Monroe County Courthouse (Alabama), which is featured prominently in the novel and the movie, and resembles the original remarkably well. Be sure to check out Wesley’s MOCpages or flickr for pictures that show some details on the construction of the brick-built dome.
Monroe County Courthouse
Steven1980 travels back in time to July 1887 and brings us a rare picture of the construction of Paris’ Eiffel Tower. Yes, look again, it’s made entirely out of Lego and resembles the original construction photo remarkably well. I wonder if we will ever see it completed in Lego at this scale.
The Construction of the Eiffel Tower