Part of the problem of going to the office - or even working from
home - is keeping your mind focused on this world and the job at hand
and not on the adventures you could be having the world of LEGO. Well,
now you can do both. Here is the Old Stone Castle Pen Holder. It is both an awesome looking castle and a convenient pen holder.
designed this model because I remembered my enjoyment of the Black
Knight series from my childhood. This small castle is built in homage
of those awesome castles and their cool knights. As one of the most
popular LEGO themes, knights and castles continue to appeal to fans
Would this make a great LEGO set? Definitely! Here's why.
Does it have fun building techniques? Yes. Check out all of the
details on this set. From the variety of textures on the castle walls to the torches to the stained glass window to the garden behind the wizard to the pen for the dragon, this set has all sorts of fun building techniques packed into a tiny space. Also, notice how the lines and angles give a prominent shape to the castle - and how the lines draw your attention to the pens that are held inside the castle.
2) Does it look
good when displayed? Yes, of course. Just look at the pictures.
People coming into your office will say, "Oh cool, where did you get
3) Does it have playability? Can you do something
with it after it's built? Yes. Not only does it function as a pen
holder for your desk (which is its main job), but it also comes with two
minifigures, a horse, and a dragon. The knight is reminiscent of the Black Knight
series, but it is a new figure. It is exclusive to this set. There is
also a wizard dressed in black who brings to mind the famous wizard in
blue named Majisto from the 1990s. The dragon also recalls the dragons from the Black Knights too. After you remove your pens, you can
also play with the set by having the minifigures go into the castle.
The door actually lowers! Or you can remove the figures and have them leave the castle and set off on adventures. The wizard could fly on the dragon while the knight rides his horse. What kind of quests do you image they will go on together?
4) Does it refer to pop culture
or have a sense of nostalgia? Of course. It feels very similar to the
knight sets from years ago. How many of us who are now working remember
playing with those knights as kids? (How many of us still play with
5) How much space does it take up? The entire model fits on a 8x24 baseplate. It is 7.8" long, 5" wide, and 6.8" high. It has 922 pieces. The
height of the pen opening is 4.7" inches from the bottom. Pens are
5.75" long, so your pens would easily be visible - but they won't be
taller than the flags.
has fun building techniques + playability + nostalgia + great display piece. This is a must-have set for any LEGO fan
who wants to be both organized and creative at the same time...and who
is a hard-working adult, but still likes to feel like a kid.
for this Old Stone Castle Pen Holder and perhaps one day you can have
it on your desk for real. Just make sure you still get your work done