Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lego Castle

In our adventures in project based homeschooling medieval times is one of those themes/projects we revisit often; each time adding a new layer to the depth of knowledge about how the society worked, the role of knights, kings, and other members of the communities, the food they ate, why they went to war, and the weapons and tactics they used. This time around the element of magic has been thrown into the mix and a study of wizards, potions, and spells has been added. 

My little man created a Lego castle to play out some fun and interesting "scenarios" with all of these players. It has since gone through even more "upgrades" since these photos were taken but he really wanted me to share it here on the blog!

















My favorite part, of course, is the yellow flowered herb garden! He was thinking of his mama when he added that lovely little corner of the castle!

15 comments:

  1. Wow it is so detailed, he did a terrific job!! Love it!

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  2. This is so neat! I was just looking at the fairy tale minifigure set online...(directed to it by twitter, of course!). I love those knights he's got, and that bearded dude with the pointy hat!

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    1. Those knights are from Wes's old childhood set! I think the wizard is mostly parts from Gandalf. So fun!

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  3. Yay! I am glad that you posted this! The boys think it's so cool and now they can see it close-up. Love the thought put into it; the ledge for the knights, the tables, torches, garden, kitchen and the wizard!

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    1. Yeah. It was hard to see on Skype. Now they can see all of the details!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. He is so excited by all of wonderful reviews!

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  5. You forgot to mention the hidden canal for water!! :) I'm so glad I got to see it in person.

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    1. Yes! The canal! Glad you got to see it too!

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  6. So absolutely fantastic. My boys are in awe! What a wonderful creative family you have. xo

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Happy your boys like it.

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  7. love love love — we are really into building lego castles and towns-outside-of-castles. i will have to take a picture of the pub i made and put it on flickr for him to see! :D

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  8. oh, and i guess i could include a copy of ds’s forge he made from scratch… ;D

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  9. Love the project and the photographs are beautiful! Legos are a favorite here too!

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