Help your fellow builder by leaving your feedback based on these three criteria:
- Originality: How original is this - never seen before?
- Building Techniques: How much skill do you think the creator of this MOC has, in terms of building technique?
- Details: Express how much you like the details of the build.
Your feedback is only shown to the creator as well as yourself. It is not available for other users to see. The creator won't see your user name.
Last Updated . Click "Updates" above to see the latest.
This is my Lego version of "Castel del Monte".
Castel del Monte (Italian for "Castle of the Mountain") is a 13th-century castle situated on a hill in Andria in Puglia, a region of southeast Italy. It was built during the 1240s by the Emperor Frederick II.
Described by the Enciclopedia Italiana as "the most fascinating castle built by Frederick II", in fact, in 1996 Castel del Monte was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which described it as "a unique masterpiece of medieval military architecture".
It also appears on the reverse of the Italian-issue One Euro Cent coin.
Frederick II was responsible for the construction of many castles in Puglia, but Castel del Monte's geometric design was unique: the fortress is an octagonal prism with an octagonal tower at each corner.
The octagonal plan is unusual in castle design and I have used 2825 pieces of Lego to recreate this wonderful structure.
I hope you enjoyed the model and for any question don't hesitate to comment.
Thank you for reading and please support and share with your friends!