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August 2020


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here's your latest update on the legostudies and the world of #legohistory brought to you by Benjamin from History's Bricks & Kevin from Public BRICKstory.

Einstein's 'One Great Mistake'

jaapxaap delivered us a deep build about human failure and mass destruction

Many will know that Einstein was part of the Manhattan Project. In which he was involved in developing the first nuclear weapons during World War 2. The physicist, still admired today, is considered one of the greatest geniuses of our time. And last but not least thanks to his theory of relativity. But the celebrated scientist also had to live with the fact that his contribution to the invention of the atomic bomb created mighty suffering. When the atomic bombs were thrown over Hiroshima and later Nagasaki, tens of thousands of people died. Only a short time later, the Japanese Empire had to capitulate with that WWII has ended and new atomic period began.

Following an article he read on the subject, Jaapxaap captures Einstein's image and places it next to the image of a nuclear mushroom. Its implementation is fabulous. The details with which he captures Einstein's face are 100 percent convincing. On the other hand, the representation of the explosion is equally impressive. The picture is very powerful and demonstrates how emotionally the medium of LEGO bricks can be realized time and time again.

Sugar Extraction

Rarely depicted colonial life by Ayrlego

While most builders tend to recreate scenes of historic battles or complete city-and landscapes of e.g. castles, the depiction of Everyday life and work in scenes is a rather rare joy to see. Ayrlego built such a scene about the extraction of sugar in the Caribbean. Aside from the fact, that the sugar canes are splendidly executed, I really loved to see, that this creation (as the builder mentions itself) is based on a 18th century engraving of the sugar extraction progress. This is the kind of scene we want to see more often in Lego Pirates models.

 Greek & Roman Siege Engines

Ancient artillery nicely depicted by Simon

Simon Pickard built these two faithfully recreated war/siege engines: A Greek Oxybeles and a Roman Ballista. While both look similar in its construction, the Oxybeles used a composite bow to shoot an bullet, while the later developed ballista uses torsion power to technically throw its ammunation. Especially the later designed torsion-turret existed in various sizes, from the here depicted scorpio to much larger siege engines like the one of Jarec we featured a while ago. 
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