“Welcoming The King” is an almost perfect Lego scene. The biggest disappointment is that the display is not larger. A great way to show off your Lego MOC is by taking great photos of them. The overhead view with a plain or cutout background is standard, but when the camera is zoomed into the scene it can help liven it up. This is a great example. The crowd shot above, makes this parade look extremely lively, full on energy and sound. You can almost hear the crowd. Zooming in even further can highlight some of the tiny detail that would otherwise go unnoticed. For instance the banner (flag) saleswoman at the very edge of the scene is easy to miss. Yet here, the details have been brought out, creating what looks like a special Lego moment.
A Lego Castle MOC usually focuses on the main keep, but it is nice to see the rest of the castle and village. For instance this gatehouse leading into the city has been extremely well made. The classic Lego red roofs have never looked better. Check out the tiny windows that hint at a forced perspective.
“Welcoming The King,” created by Teabox, can be viewed on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26629915@N03/9301207144/
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.