The city of Lisbon, where I live, in the 18th century, made in Lego, before the 1755 earthquake destroyed it. It was then rebuilt by the Marquis of Pombal, one of the great historical figures of Portugal
About this creation
I inspired in the Praça do Rossio, where now is the Praça of King Peter the IV, which is called Rossio by everyone.
A carriage. I took the inspiration from the carriages in the Museum of Carriages in Lisbon, one of the largest collections of carriages in the world, if not the greatest, where I went a few days ago.
I must thank Sir Nadroj for his Bavarian Carriage of König Ludwig II for the driver's seat.
I decided to make a simple carriage because I have no gold lego pieces. So imagine this is a normal noble's carriage.
The doors open and close. The carriage is simetrical (of course) and there's room for at least two minifigs.
I almost ran out red dark pieces... But it turned out well.
I love the back part and the wheels.
I made no furniture for the house. What you see is what you get...The façade of the house. Really, you should see me trying to make old furniture (futuristic ok but old...).
The figure in the left is a noble with his hat (the black hats are made of cardboard and were made by my dad) and a Jesuit with is closed hat.
Another minifig with a great outfit from the Mogul Empire, in Legindia, and a mosket.
Not looking friendly...
Like the lamps? It's dark in there but there's a bench to sell stuff and some beautiful arches (damn you black pieces!)
A guy buying food in the street, very common, it still is. Like the chef's hat?
A woman cleaning the street.
The typical rat mouse scene I put in my castles and dioramas. This time Scratchy will win over Itchy!
The Inquisition was present in Portugal since the reign of the King John III to the King John VI so since the XVI century to the XIX century, but it didn't work between 1640 and 1707 and with the Marquis of Pombal, it was transformed into a sort of state police. Thanks to it, Portugal spent years in ignorance, pursuing and burning intelectualls and jewish bankers, among many other innocents... We lost all our potential...
A view of the inquisitor and inquisitorial guard.
An ordinary armed man.
It's based in several churches, the stairs come from pictures of the Hospital of All Saints, which burned in the earthquake.
Guarding the church. Like the wig?
Inside the church.
Musicians. The XVIIIth century was a wonderful century for Music. Bach, Vivaldi, Scarlatti... Even in Portugal, a undeveloped country, Music was excellent! These are a celloist (playing a viola da gamba) and a flutist (playing a recorder)
An organ. I love it!
A preast speaking: "You shall not kill!"
A nobleman praying.
A man praying at the altar.
A baroque painting of the Virgin Mary. It turned out quite well.
A vitral. Nothing too much
"Take your hat off! In churches you don't wear hats! Wait, what about the cardinals?"
(Just joking, don't be offended)
A homage to all the Inquisiton victims.
Not for sensible viewers. A dark page of our history.
Jesuits. Controlled the education and the kings through confessions. Glad they're gone!
Quoting Pedro Resendes
It's good to see that other people also like using non-LEGO parts for LEGO mocs. And it's even better to see that someone portraied my hometown in a moc. Isto está mesmo brutal!
Obrigado, Pedro, também sou de Lisboa, e se tivesse mais peças faria o Terreiro do Paço mas... Não tenho tido tempo para construir por causa da escola e do violoncelo, que me consomem a vida... Obrigado pelo teu comentário ;-) - Algum dia ainda hás-de me dar assim algumas dicas para construir melhor, que o meu método está bastante esquecido...
Quoting Sebeus I
It has been a long time since I last saw something new from you, I hope you still build mocs from time to time, greetz S I
Hi Sebeus, long time no see! Well, I with a lot of work on my back so I haven't build a lot, unfortunatly... I wish I could make several copies of myself but... Well, don't be concerned: be expecting something somewhere in March. Maths and economy aren't easy subjects so I had to stop a while with Lego. Thanks for not forgetting me! :-) PS: So you've beat the world record without a government: now that's impressive (you're Belgian aren't you?)!