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Giant Yellow Castle
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Paul Janssen created a giant version of the beloved Yellow Castle. It is now displayed at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio. They are running a eight month LEGO celebration called Build it. Check out the yellow castle on Flickr and then discuss it here.
Flame of Udûn
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Jonas Kramm built this great Balrog. You should also check out this video showing all of its features. You can see this along with all of Jonas' MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
May the Fourth be with you
4 V 17

Happy Fourth. Celebrate today by posting your favorite castle / Star Wars MOC (either your own or one you found online) in this thread in our forum. For instance, see this Jar Jar catapult by dr_spock_888.
Middle Earth LEGO Olympics 2017
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Another great castle building contest is also underway. The 2017 Middle Earth LEGO Olympics can be found on MOCpages. Round 1 actually started a week ago, but since the deadline is May 21 you have plenty of time to enter. For round 1 you have to build a MOC based on a poem or song from anywhere in Tolkien's Middle Earth work. I'm hoping to see some really deep cuts, like something found in the 8th volume of the History of Middle Earth series. The top 32 entries from round one will then go into a five round single elimination tournament, with head-to-head matchups based on assigned themes. As with the Summer Joust, I hope to see lots of CC participation. When you do enter, be sure to post your entries in our Castle MOC Forum.
Summer Joust 2017
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Get out your bricks and start building. It's time for Summer Joust 2017. This contest, administered by Isaac Snyder and a team of other FOLs, can by found in the Summer Joust 2017 Flickr group. That's where you will find all of the rules, discuss the categories, and post your entries. There are six categories to challenge you and great prizes to win. I fully expect Classic-Castlers to make a grat showing in this contest. When you do enter, be sure to post your entries in our Castle MOC Forum.
National Unicorn Day
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Have you ever noticed that on Twitter, everything is National Something Day? Well, today is National Unicorn Day. A few years ago Sean and Steph Mayo made this Amythyst Unicorn for Eilonwy. AlbertU built this unicorn. Monsterbrick made this coat of arms. Of course there's the Unicorn Girl CMF. Brick Blue Wren built a sculpture of it and her husband built some other CMFs. Share your favorite LEGO unicorn in our forum.
Cordington Courtyard, now on video
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This is actually a repeat of a previous front page feature. Last year David FNJ built his Cordington Courtyard as part of the Ye Olde Merry Battleground group display at BrickFair VA. Now he's uploaded a video showing a time-lapsed view of its construction and discussing many of the build details. You can see this along with all of David FNJ's MOCs on Flickr and on YouTube, and then discuss it in our forum.
Who would I be without LEGO?
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Revan New illustrates the life of the AFOL. If you look around this detailed scene you see lots of details, including a great build area, photos from other hobbies of his, and IMO the coolest detail, renditions of actual MOCs he's built, including this castle he built last year. Be sure to check out other MOCs in his stream, including this dragon with awesome flame effect, and then discuss them all in our forum.
Middle Earth LEGO Olympics 2017
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It's almost time for the Middle Earth LEGO Olympics (MELO) 2017. This is an annual Tolkien-themed contest held over on MOCpages. Check out the contest details and discuss it in our forum. I'd encourage everyone to participate, and if you do, remember to also post your entries in our Castle MOCs forum.
Nexo Mecha
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Chubbybots has been one of the most prolific Nexo-builders I've seen. He's come up with a great number of mecha and other MOCs including the three shown here.
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BobDeQuatre's Whitefang dragon spaceship may be the most elegant Spastle MOC ever. You can see some other designs here that are equally fantastic.
Space Knights
1 IV 17

Heavily armored knights are one of the easiest things to translate to space, as with a few modifications they become amazing hardsuits. Here are some great examples, from left to right, by Logan Thyr, Dan Rubin, Giyeol Choi, and Zeesi.
Spacey Castle Set Review: 70327 The King's Mech
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Join the Spacey Castle set review discussion. Please post your opinions on the set play ability, piece selection, design, etc. Which sets stand up to our laser-catapult of critique and which ones crumble in shame!

This week’s set is 70327 The King's Mech.

This 2016 set was the first to include King Halbert. The left hand of the mecha detaches to become a separate fighter. There's an extensive review of this set on Brickset.
Trolls in Space
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Trolls don't just live under bridges. They also live in space, as DarkSpawn showed us here.
Elemental Dragon of Classic Space
1 IV 17

Geoff, curator of the Square Feet blog, came up with this MOC using a color scheme that warms my heart, the Elemental Dragon of Classic Space.
Nexo Power Shields
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Did you know that there are, at last count, 104 Nexo Power Shields (or, as Bricklink calls them, Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern)? How many do you have? Which is your favorite?
Templar Assault Mecha
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Your castle walls won't stand a chance against Dan Rubin's Templar Assault Mecha.
Spacey Castle Set Review: 70357 Knighton Castle
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Join the Spacey Castle set review discussion. Please post your opinions on the set play ability, piece selection, design, etc. Which sets stand up to our laser-catapult of critique and which ones crumble in shame!

This week’s set is 70357 Knighton Castle.

Knighton Castle is part of the 2017 wave of Nexo Knights sets. It's the biggest set yet in the theme with 1426 pieces. Finally, our heroes have a home worthy of their fame that doesn't have to roll around all the time.
Classic Spacetle
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In one of the earliest Spastle MOCs, Chas Trish built this Classic Spacetle for the 2008 MOC Olympics.
Time for us to move into the future
1 IV 17

It's time to stop living in the past. Nexo Knights, Ninjago, the writing is on the wall. Let's face the futue and change up this site to focus on Spastle - Space/Castle mashups. For examples look to this spastle MOC thread, various Nexo MOCs, this seed part challenge or our Castle Goes to Space contest from a few years ago.
Kraków skyline
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Today is the last day to submit your entry to the Marchitecture contest. Toltomeja came up with the Kraków skyline featuring, among other landmarks Saint Mary's Basilica, dating to the 14th century, the Cloth Hall, the center of trade in the 15th century, and Saint Florian's Gate, a remnant of the city's defensive walls from the 14th century. Check this out along with out all of Toltomeja's MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Very Old Friends
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The Iron Builder competition always inspires great building, and the current battle between Pate-keetongu and Legopard using Duplo grass is no exception. Pate-keetongu shows us some Very Old Friends enjoying a smoke and some conversation outside of Bag End. Check out all of his MOCs on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.
Red Book of Westmarch
25 III 17

Have you ever noticed that on Twitter, every day is the official something day? Today claims to be #Tolkienreadingday, and so I thought I'd post something appropriate. Rather than just do something from Middle Earth, I figured I'd focus on an actual book MOC, Patrick B's rendition of Bilbo's Book from a few years ago. Share your favorite book-based MOC in our forum. BTW, follow @Classic_Castle on Twitter for MOCs as well as website and other LEGO Castle news.
Waelras Castle
23 III 17

Sir Gillian recently posted a MOC he actually built last year, Waelras Castle. Check this out along with all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
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LEGO 7 built this imposing and highly poseable Cyclops. Check this out with a lot of creatures, robots, and other articulated figures, as well as other MOCs, on Flickr, and then discuss it in our forum.
Château de Chenonceau
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The Marchitecture contest over on Flickr challenges builders to come up with microscale version of real buildings and skylines. Soccerkid6 shows us how it's done with his Château de Chenonceau, based on the French Château built on the River Cher in the 1500's. Check this out along with all of his (and LittleJohn's) MOCs on their site, Brickbuilt, and then discuss this great micro-MOC in our forum. And now it's your turn. What other castle can you turn into an Architecture-scale MOC?
CCC XIV Master Builder
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We are extremely pleased to announce the Colossal Castle Contest XIV Master Builder. The Master Builder recognizes the individual who creates the greatest overall body of work in this year's contest. As with every year, there are several who stand out, including (in alphabetical order) Disco86, LittleJohn, Mark of Falworth, and soccerkid6. In the end, though, there can be only one. This year's Master Builder title goes to ... LittleJohn! Be sure to check out his entries and then congratulate him, and all of the great builders this year in our forum.
Ravenhill Castle
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Harry Russell, known as Karrde in our forum, has been working on his Ravenhill Castle for the past couple of years in between other projects. This can be seen along with his other work on Flickr, and you have also seen his work as part of the Brick to the Past collaborations. Check it all out and then discuss this castle in our forum.
CCC XIV Winners
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We here at Classic-Castle are excited to announce the winners of the 14th annual Colossal Castle Contest. As always, this contest brings out the best in castle building, and judging was very difficult. Please join us in congratulating the winners and the honorable mentions. Thank you to all who participated in this year's contest.
But the Bard's Song will Remain
29 XII 16

Letranger Absurde posted this great winter scene, But the Bard's Song will Remain earlier this year. See this along with all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Carrie Fisher 1956-2016
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Very sad to note the passing of Carrie Fisher, actress, screenwriter, author, best known to all of us in the iconic role of Princess Leia. Fisher suffered a heart attack four days ago and passed away this morning.
Colossal Castle Contest XIV: Naughty List
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Are your entries not getting approval even after submitting them 23 times? You may want to check our annual CCC Naughty List.

Entries make this list if your images are too large, you have too many images, broken links, missing white background (1 image), etc.

Reviewing the contest rules found here is also a good idea. Admins will respond to your questions in the thread as well.

Colossal Castle Contest XIV
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The CC Team is proud to announce our fourteenth annual building contest: The Colossal Castle Contest XIV. It will begin on November 1st and end on December 31st, 2016.

This contest is a bit different than other contests. We have a variety of categories each with one prize for the winner. Some categories require small creations and others need larger ones. Everyone, even with a limited supply of bricks, should be able to enter several categories. We are looking for creativity, not who has the most LEGO.

Check out the prizes. Classic Castle sets include the popular Forestmen's Hideout, Camouflaged Outpost, Dungeon Hunters, Twin-Arm Launcher, King's Archer, Knight's Arsenal, and Castle Guard. The fourteenth CCC also has other awesome prizes including LEGO Books, Gold Getaway, Troll's Warship, Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle, and Kingdoms Joust. It truly is colossal!

Thank you to several anonymous donors and Rich Stehnach "Blackrock" for donating prizes for this contest. The contest rules can be found here. Enjoy!

Ask admins contest questions here.

Toltobury Wharf
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At 3x4 baseplates, Toltomeja's latest MOC, Toltobury Wharf, is an amazing layout. You simply must click through to the folder to see all of the details. Be sure to give feedback on this great scene in our forum.
Bayeux Tapestry
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On this day 950 years ago, the forces of William the Conqueror were victorious in the Battle of Hastings. This battle was depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry, a fragment of which is recreated here in LEGO form by Nathan Sawaya. Nathan is perhaps the best known LEGO builder to the general non-AFOL public, as his works have been shown at museums around the world, such as this installation of his Art of the Brick show photographed by Tom Alphin in Seattle earlier this year. Check it all out and then discuss it in our forum.
Once more to the breach!
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Robert4168/Garmadon built this great scene, Once more to the breach as an entry to the Colossal Battle Contest. Check this out along with all of Garmadon's MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Happy Hobbit Day!
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It's Hobbit Day! September 22 is the date of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins' birthdays (though 78 years apart), and also the date of the Long Expected Party that comes at the start of the Lord of the Rings. A few years ago Jonas Kramm built this Hobbiton scene, including party preparations. Check this out along with all of Jonas' work on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Colossal Battle Contest
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The Colossal Battle Contest is in full swing in the LEGO War group over on Flickr. Categories exist for "epic siege", "ultimate battle", and "final duel", with lots of great prizes. The deadline is fast approaching (September 30), so you should get building. It's not exclusively castle, but most of the organizers and participants are well known castle builders.
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Such a nice peaceful little hamlet by Tim Goddard. Everyone is waking up and getting about the day's business. Little do they know what's coming ...

The Bricks to the Past builders are known for epic collaborations. I'm excited to see what they reveal at the Great Western Brick Show in a couple of weeks. From Tim's hints, I don't think it will be so peaceful.

Check out all of Tim's creations on Flickr and then discuss this scene in our forum.
May the best dwarf win!
19 IX 16

Arrr, mateys. It be Talk like a Pirate Day! I wanted to post something appropriate and found this. A couple of years ago Jack M. put together this great scene from Return of the King, May the best dwarf win!, featuring the Corsair Pirate (aka Peter Jackson cameo) from set 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush. Check this out along with lots of other great scenes by Jack M on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Globe Theater
17 IX 16

Jeffrey Kong (aka Artisan Bricks) made this microscale Globe Theater as a gift for a Shakespeare fan. Check out all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss this in our forum.
Cogsworth and Lumière - Toys R Us build
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Fairy tales count as "castle", right? Toys R Us stores in the United States are having two in-store building events this month. Build and take home Cogworth tomorrow (Saturday the 17th) and Lumière next week (Saturday the 24th). Unfortunately those in the rest of the world this appears to be US-only, but check your local Toys R Us. In Australia there's a Nexo Knights build on the 24th, for instance. News found via FBTB. If you attend, be sure to take some pictures and share them in our forum.
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Imperium der Steine is holding an Architecture Contest, to build a MOC in the scale and style of the Architecture sets. Kit Bricksto came up with this great version of Hogwarts for the "Entertainment Architecture" category. Check this out along with all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Kingdom of Octan
14 IX 16

May I have the envelope please? Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present the winner of the Flag of your Kingdom contest. Drumroll please. Congratulations to Elephant Knight for winning with the Kingdom of Octan. You can check this out along with all of EK's MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
The Sun is Rising
10 IX 16

Patrick B built this immersive LEGO scene, The Sun is Rising, as part of a challenge on the German language LEGO forum Imperium der Steine. Check this out along with all of his MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Classic Castle Progressive Vigstory
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Meet Sir Falcon d'Black. Who is he, you ask? He's the hero of the Classic Castle Progressive Vigstory. What's he up to, you ask? Well, that's up to you. Dig a Falcon out of your collection and build a vignette, a small scene on an 8x8 or 10x10 footprint, and add to the Classic Castle Progressive Vigstory.
Great Wall of China
4 IX 16

The existing Great Wall of China was mostly built during the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, as protection against invasion from nomadic groups living to the north. Here Andy Hung and Iki Lai depict a section near Beijing. Yes, look closer, that's a LEGO mosaic. Andy and Iki are members of the Hong Kong LEGO group LegendBricks. You can see all of Andy's MOCs on Flickr and then discuss this mosaic in our forum.
Qar Riva
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Tirrell Brown built this amazing fortress for the Guilds of Historica, Qar Riva. Here is the description:

Qar Riwa is a fortress located along one of the tributaries of the Qar-Arkhan River in southeast Kaliphlin, An ancient and weathered fortress originally under the control of the Desert King, he has allowed High Council soldiers to take over manning it. In the past, it was a outpost along the frontier of the Desert King's empire, but these days, it's main purpose is to guard and maintain the integrity of a spring that sits farther up the canyon, which serves as the start of the tributary. The waters provide irrigation to a few small villages nearby, which in turn serve as reliable rest stations in the vast sea of sand.

Check this out along with all of Tirrell's MOCs on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
Today in History: Great Fire of London
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350 years ago today a fire started in the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane in London. It quickly spread, and over four days it gutted much of medieveal London, destroying between eighty and ninety percent of the homes. James Pegrum, aka Peggyjdb in our forum, depicted the fire as part of his History of Britain series of MOCs. Check this out along with all of James' work on Flickr and then discuss it in our forum.
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