When you need a good hammer, a new breastplate, some horseshoes, or even a trusty shield just make your way over to your local blacksmith. Josh Nilson created this Lego Blacksmith to encourage your Minifigures to shop local. The whole scene has been built on a standard baseplate. The most striking feature of this build is the shingled roof. Created by layering a bunch of 1×4 flat plates then in a semi random pattern lifting up some of them on one side. It puts stress on the pieces but in this situation looks great. The brick built birch tree looks great, and looks a lot healthier than the official Lego version in the new Bookshop. A few neat details include the classic dragon shield on display, the LED lighting, the ice cream based smoke from the chimney, and a terrible hair cut.
A charming cottage can be warm and inviting, or it can be creepy and haunted. You never know until you knock on that door. This Medieval Cottage Lego MOC is the creation of Paul Robinson. It features a stone foundation and a simple first floor with reinforced door. Above that is a very steep and overwhelming roof with who knows how many floors inside. It is part of the mystery. A precarious chimney, and whether vane finish off the details. The green shingle roof is amazing. Great use of texture and color. One odd detail in the scene is the amount of animals around: two dogs, a cat, and even a hidden baby dragon. Now you just need to decide if you will will knock on the door…
Lego Winnie the Pooh is one of the next Lego Ideas sets. Featuring Poohs house in the 100 Acre Wood. The submitted design features a removable roof, with a fully furnished interior. It also features minifigures and brick built figures for Eeyore, Piglet, Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, and Owl. It will be interesting to see what the official set will be, and if it will contain so many custom minifigs.
Also approved by Lego is the Medieval Blacksmith. The announcement specifically complimented the colors and overall design. The submitted model is a rather large set. With removable roof/floors (like in the Modulars) and fully furnished interiors. This is an extremely detailed Blacksmith model and it will be interesting to see what Lego cuts out before the official release.
Lego also offered an update on the Anatomini project. They announced that ultimately they would pass on the design. It was a very cool project, but maybe some people don’t like to think about what is inside a minifigure…
If the Lego King’s Castle (70404) is just not big or detailed enough then this Blue Lion Castle might be what you are looking for. This classic looking castle is made up of tens of thousands of Lego pieces. The whole things sticks to a gray and blue color scheme that works extremely well. These Lion Knights and Soldiers are protecting one of the most epic Lego castles ever built. The detailing in the walls, the stained glass, the grand entrance, and the huge tower make this thing a work of art.
The Lego Blue Lion Castle was inspired by the famous Hohenzollern Castle. Which is located on the top of Berg (Mount) Hohenzollern in Germany. The iconic Hohenzollern Castle shares the blue and gray design, and overall floor plan with the Blue Lion Castle. The Lego version though seems to be much more ornate then the real life inspiration.
Lego is very good at designing a very particular Castle. The recent Lego Kings Castle (70404) is a good example. They usually contain a massive gate house, two wall towers (bastions) and usually one big tower. The design is always extremely modular, with movable walls, and reconfigurable layouts. The only problem is that Lego has made this castle manymany times. Once you own one or two they start to blend together and get boring.
Durazno33 has proposed a CUUSOO project called “The King’s Castle Keep.” Which sets out to fix the lack of variety in Lego castles. A three level keep meant to compliment your Castle collection. Featuring a throne room, treasury, kitchen and dungeon. The design would be able to open up from the sides, but still look great from all angles. It even includes an obligatory catapult.
Cuckoo Clocks are fun. Lego is fun. What could go wrong. Nothing. Not only is this Lego Cabin Cuckoo Clock a great clock, but it is a strong tudor style home MOC. The clock is almost a bonus. Some of the detailing is notable, like the chimney, the roofing details, and the propeller thingy. While this Lego Cuckoo Clock doesn’t keep time, it does have some automated features. A little bird flies in and out of the homes attic, while the clock spins out of control. Check out the video here: