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October 2012
Classic-Castle Set Review: Firebreathing Fortress
Ben E. 28 X 12

Join the Classic Castle set review discussion. Please post your opinions on the set play ability, piece selection, design, etc. Which sets stand up to our catapult of critique and which ones crumble in shame!

This week’s set is 6082 Firebreathing Fortress.

Fire Breathing Fortress, released in 1993, was the castle for the Dragon Masters. This rocky fortress has a cave for the dragon, a jail, a wizard’s tower, a trap door, a secret entrance, and a dragon that drops rocks on invaders trying to reach the castle doors. The set includes a Wolfpack prisoner, one knight, a swordsman, an archer, a crossbowman, a wizard, the dragon, and various accessories.


LEGO Adventure Book, Volume 1
Bruce 26 X 12

The LEGO Adventure Book, Volume 1 is a new book coming out next week from No Starch Press. It's edited by Megan Rothrock and includes models by a number of great AFOLs, including several CC members in a variety of themes, such as the tribute to the original Yellow Castle, above. If you order in the next few days, you can take advantage of a 40% off promotion on all of No Starch's LEGO themed books.


Classic-Castle Set Review: Crossbow Cart
Ben E. 21 X 12

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This week’s set is 6004 Crossbow Cart.

Crossbow Cart was released in 1997 for the Fright Nights. This crossbow-firing cart is pushed by a siege worker and includes various weapons and shields.


Classic-Castle Set Review: Smuggler's Hayride
Ben E. 14 X 12

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This week’s set is 1974 Smuggler's Hayride.

Smuggler’s Hayride, part of a three set bonus pack, was released in 1989. This hay cart comes with a peasant, a forestman, a hidden treasure chest under hay, a pitchfork and other accessories.


Creekwood Keep
Bruce 12 X 12

LegoLord, aka Robert Murphy, is originally from Tennessee but is now in college in Arkansas. His MOCs can be found on Flickr, MOCpages and Brickshelf. Regular forum readers know him for his long series of related castles set in the realm of the Dawn Crown. Recently, though, the last king of Dawn Crown traveled to Roawia, as LegoLord is an active participant in the LCC project. His most recent MOC, the Creekwood Keep is set in Lenfald. The build itself draws on the style he has developed in his ongoing series, but he was inspired to work on more curved shapes by the Helm's Deep set and this castle WIP by AceBricks.


Classic-Castle Set Review: King's Oarsmen
Ben E. 7 X 12

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This week’s set is 6017 King's Oarsmen.

King’s Oarsmen, a Viking inspired boat, was released in 1987. It is the first very small boat set in the Castle theme. The set features a sail made from flags, two “Oarsmen”, and accessories.


Hylian Shield
Bruce 5 X 12

Remi Gagne is half of the husband and wife team who go by Bolt of Blue on Flickr. He and Alyse are both huge fans of the Legend of Zelda series of games, and he was inspired to build a life-size version of Link's Hylian Shield. Unfortunately it's a little too fragile to wield, but you can see it in person if you're attending BrickCon this weekend, or also at the upcoming DesignerCon in Pasadena.


Chapterhouse Window
Bruce 2 X 12

Projecto Construir is a Portuguese social welfare association that was founded with the support of the University of Oporto. President Romăo Santos and an army of volunteers, including local LUG members, set up events at schools, hospitals and other settings where disadvantaged kids take part in large construction projects. One of their recent projects was designed in cooperation with a sponsor, Tomar City Hall. They designed a full scale LEGO replica of the famous intricate Chapterhouse Window from the Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The original window was designed by Diogo de Arruda and built between 1510 and 1513. This LEGO version was designed by Romăo, but built by thirty 10 to 13-year-old students at Santa Iria School, in Tomar, over a three week span earlier this year. CC members would also be interested in their Castle of Guimarăes, built by over 120 children of the Casa do Povo de Fermentőes, a social welfare institution in Guimarăes. This is just about complete, and will eventually find a permanent display location in Guimarăes. Romăo also hopes to bring it to an AFOL event some time in the next year.

More information about Projecto Construir can be found on their home page. They also post images on Flickr, Brickshelf and MOCpages. Be sure to Like them on Facebook to help spread the word outside the AFOL community as well.



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