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Attracting over 8 million visitors a year, the Palace of Versailles is one of France’s most popular tourist destinations.
Originally a hunting lodge for Louis XIII, the residence was transformed under this son Louis XIV into an immense and extravagant complex surrounded by stylized French and English gardens, to become one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art.
The Marble Courtyard
At the heart of the first building constructed by Louis XIII, the Marble Courtyard, named for the distinctive black and white marble tiles that adorn the terrace floor, is characterized by the contrasting colors of its materials: red brick, white stone and grey slate, highlighted with gold decoration.
Louis XIV (1638 - 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715. He is represented here on the equestrian bronze statue at the entrance of the Palace of Versailles. Exceptionally we decided to use a color never used before for the horse, saddle, sword and hair.
The idea behind this project is to create a series that focuses on HISTORY, combining a monument landmark and the Minifig of the most important historical figure behind it.
Next entry will be the Petit Trianon within the parc of Versailles, and the famous queen Marie Antoinette.
This project is a collaborative work by ACE CROISSY and NEW BRICK CITY. This work has the latter’s explicit permission.