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Experience history in a special way with the help of LEGO bricks. Get to know the small bricks in an unprecedented way and see what's really inside them.

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My articles are about anything related to LEGO and history. I analyse and discuss important topics like authenticity, accuracy, gender, violence etc.

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Latest on History's Bricks

MotW: what is art? 

 

In my first Moc of the Week article I talk about Ralf Langer's "The Art of greebling" Moc. The artist and I ask ourselves the no more modest question than what art actually is and how to express it with LEGO bricks.

 

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Video: BR report about History's Bricks. Lego & history - the legostudies? 

 

The BR made a small video contribution about me and my project. It is about how I actually work and what kind of questions I ask myself during my project. To what extent can LEGO be investigated as a medium for the representation of history, and what can this investigation actually achieve for us? What can you get out of representing LEGO models?

 

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Newsletter February: Roman Battles, D-Day brickfilm and atomic bomb tests in the Bikini-Atoll

 

In our current issue of the #legohistory newsletter we have various interesting things, from a brickfilm on D-Day to a battle in ancient Rome, many more and my favourite: The story of the nuclear tests in the Bikini-Atoll.

 

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Newsletter December & January: Stunning medieval worlds, Roman history in mini-miniature and a special WW2 build

 

Public Brickstory and I managed to make a newsletter in which we want you to keep up to date with the world of #legohistory and the #legostudies. Our first issue topics feature an incredible Moc of the Ancient Roman city, fabulous medieval architecture, a battle of the Hurtgen Forest from WW2 and many more.

(Read the issue now in our Archive)

 

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Histocamp 2019: Questions of the legostudies

 

I am spreading to you the collected ideas, insights and difficulties of the legostudies from the Histocamp 2019. See what we have focused on and discussed in my session. You won't believe what you can all manage to do in 45 minutes.

 

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Interview: History's Bricks presented on SPIEGEL ONLINE

 

Sometimes things just happen faster than you think. Our project History's Bricks is actually still in its infancy but large media outlets have already taken notice of our topic. So I am proud to present you this SPIEGEL ONLINE Interview with me about History's Bricks. 

 

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MOC-Discussion: Roman Forum by Tim Schwalfenberg // Authenticity as a feeling

 

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes LEGO models historically authentic? To what extent can I go and say that this composition of these plastic bricks are an authentic representation of the past? It has a lot to do with our imagination of the past. I explain this by Tim Schwalfenberg's MOC "Roman Forum" in my first MOC-Discussion.

 

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