BRICK 2015 - London LEGO show roundup [News] | The Brothers Brick
Last weekend saw thousands of LEGO fans descend upon London’s Docklands to visit BRICK 2015, the UK’s largest LEGO show, now in its second year. The Brothers Brick were there, and here’s a roundup of some of the coolest models we saw. Builders from across the UK and Europe brought some amazing displays, including a […]
Fishing Village (GoC)
A small village to the north of Dunhaven, this village is run by a young man by the name of Favian. Sorry bout the poor photography i am getting used to a new editor as well as a new photography setup.
Siege of Alesia, September 52 BC
In the spring of 52 BC the Gallic tribes once again rose against Caesar, this time under the leadership of Vercingetorix, a skilled leader. Though the Gauls experienced some success early on, over the summer Caesar succeeded in scattering their army. Recognising his tenuous position Vercingetorix chose to avoid further pitched battles, instead retreating to the Mandubii fort of Alesia, from where he sent cavalry to raise a fresh army. Caesar’s response was to embark on a massive feat of…
LEGO MOC of the Week - The Battle of Watling Street, 61 AD by Hunter Erickson
Hunter Erickson brings us another classic battle pulled from history in this incredible MOC. This one is a bit more ambiguous though, as the exact location of the battle is not known but Watling Street has been offered as one of the more likely locales. Although based in current day Britain, this one saw the Britons massacred by the outnumbered but better skilled and equipped Romans. As you can tell from the MOC, the Romans were well-versed in the strategy of warfare with effective…
Incredible LEGO Roman Temple of Minerva with parading legionaries | The Brothers Brick
Antonio Cerretti has brought a marvel of the ancient world to the brick with this stunning Roman temple and courtyard. When many of us LEGO fans saw the Roman soldiers in the collectible minifigures lines, we envisioned a scene like this with legionaries standing in formation before their eagle, perhaps just returned from a campaign in […]
LEGO MOC of the Week - Gladiator Arena by AC Pin
We just love a really good MOC. And we mean realllllly good. Our pal AC Pin is always good for a great build. So in honor of his fantastic work, we're featuring this #TBT of a 2014 build featured at The Mills at Jersey Gardens back in 2014. "...Gladiator Arena Gladiatorial games often were held between various Roman nobility who owned stables of gladiators that have been trained specifically for the games and where the victors represent their owners in the bigger amphitheaters."Check…
Hadrian's Wall Milecastle
Winter has arrived... Hadrian's Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain built between AD 122 and AD126, during the rule of the eponymous Emperor Hadrian. It stretched some 120km between the Solway Firth in the west to the Tyne Estuary east. Along it were placed Milecastles, located at regular intervals of one Roman Mile (approx. 1.5km). Barracks and facilities for cooking and storage were provided at each, with the garrisons varying in number, but up to a maximum of 64 troops.
Load the catapults... infantry form up for advance... archers ready... The III Felix Legion advances while the Emperor Marcus Aurelius watches on A tribute to LEGO and the opening scene of "Gladiator"
Roman Auxiliary Archers
Though Hadrian’s Wall was built by Legionaries, it was manned by Auxiliaries. These included cavalry and all types of light infantry. Auxillia were originally formed from frontier populations to fight in their homelands, using their local knowledge. However, following such events as the Revolt of the Batavi in AD 69, they were relocated to other parts of the Empire. Consequently, Hadrian’s Wall found itself garrisoned by Batavian and Tungrian Cohorts. Archers were however usually eastern in…
Enthusiasts Created A Giant Roman Empire Display From LEGO
British collective Brick to the Past built a historical LEGO display that’s probably one of the largest ever made. It’s a recreation of Hadrian’s famous wall at Rome’s northern frontier.