The Disney Cinderella Castle is one of the most famous castles in popular culture, but for some reason there are not that many Lego MOCs based on it. Maybe that is because the castle itself is really hard to pin down (see here). It is also a massive building, so anyone attempting to replicate it in Lego has to have access to a lot of pieces. Unless you try a microscope version. There is now a definitive version of the Disney Cinderella Castle in Lego. Created by Reddit user LegoCastle. It contains well over 50,000 pieces, and hundreds of hours went into the construction. Interestingly, the project cost around $4,500 to finish. It is not everyday that the cost of a project like this is revealed. Lego is expensive.
The clean design, attention to detail, and scale have all attributed to its massive appeal. This is one beautiful Lego Castle. Make sure to check out all the details, such as the stained glass windows, the use of technic pins for detailing, and the clock above the main gate. Every time you look at something like this a new detail stand out.
This Lego Cinderella Castle, by LegoCastle, can be found over on Reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/3b2ek4/lego_cinderella_castle_new_professional_pictures/
And, a full Imgur album for this Lego Castle can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/HFoup
Grogmar Trollmaster: The Basher of Skulls is one fearsome looking Orc. Created by Slamaskin, using pieces from the recent Fantasy Era Castle theme. Who knew that the relatively plain looking Lego Troll could look so good with some slight modifications. Now sporting a sort of battle backpack with chains and bone decorations. The end result is great, and helps to increase the Trolls usability. Adding this sort of detailing is a good way to get these things to show up in the more detailed Hobbit or Lord of the Rings builds.
Check out Grogmar Trollmaster over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbb_bros/15391765130/
Lego has recently restarted its Castle theme. This may be the first time that two fantasy based Lego themes have overlapped. Lego Castle and Lego the Lord of the Rings / the Hobbit are both themes that share common designs. It has never been a better time for fantasy Lego fans. The new Lego Castle theme is actually very similar to the previous Kingdoms theme. Almost matching up set for set, with very few new ideas. For collectors of Lego Castle the minifigures are going to be the main draw here.
oo7 has recently posted up a full pictorial review over at Eurobricks of the new Lego Castle: King’s Castle (70404). This is the big flagship set for the theme and seems to have hit all the checkboxes for a Lego Castle. The standard Gatehouse, Kings keep, curtain wall, and two towers all combine to create a great modular castle. Perfect as the Crownies seem to be defending against the included siege engine and Red Dragon minifigs.
This castle comes with the Lego King, Knight, and two Archers. While on the “bad guy” side you will get a Red Dragon Knight and two Raiders. The Lego King usually comes with a chromed sword, but here comes with a pearlized sword. It comes off looking not as regal, but is also not that much of a loss. The best minifigs here are the Crown Knight, and Red Dragon Knight.
As usual the Castle set is modular and can integrate with other Lego Castle sets. For instance adding the Lego Castle: the Gatehouse Raid (70402) to the castle will match the design and scale perfectly. There are a lot of different options that you can choose for the castle layout.
Check out the full review of the Lego Castle: King’s Castle (70404) over at Eurobricks:
You can find the new King’s Castle over at Amazon.
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