Welcome to History's Bricks

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

 

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Buildings

My buildings are dedicated to historical subjects. You find lots of great LEGO bricks models, lots of information and ideas about history and its presentation.

 

Exhibits

My creations are sometimes also exhibitioned in a cultural institution or at a LEGO convention. Find out where you can see current exhibits with my work.


Articles

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

 

Videos

My videos show more about my project. They discuss important topics like historical presentation, authenticity, accuracy and more.



Recently on History's Bricks

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Building: The Fish Lady

 

The Fish Lady is my first attempt to transcribt an oil painting into the LEGO medium. While doing that I learnt a lot about LEGO bricks, paintings and their staging and it ended up as my first exhibition piece. 

 

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Exhibition: "Die Fischverkäuferin" (1877) made with LEGO bricks in the Kunsthalle Bremen

 

The Kunsthalle Bremen called for artworks to be reconstructed from its inventory. My reconstruction of Aline von Kapff's oil painting called "Die Fischverkäuferin" made it into the exhibition as part of the "Und jetzt Du! Kunstwerke in Quarantäne nachgestellt“. The exhibition is open until September 6.

 

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Newsletter August: Einsteins one mistake, colonial life and ancient artillery

 

In our current issue of the #legohistory newsletter we look at a beautiful and powerful build about the mass destruction of an atomic bomb, we encounter rarely depicted colonial work and also two clever made ancient artillery engines. 

 

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Newsletter July: The Polymath, Forbidden City, Berlin in ruins and castles & castles

 

In our current issue of the #legohistory newsletter we feature our first collab build which is about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. We also encounter some beautiful reconstructed castles, Rocco is amazing us again with his gigantic old Beijing build and the master of debris depictions is also returning. What an issue!

(Read the issue now in our Archive).

 

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Feature: Thea - a female view on #legoww2

 

I did an Interview with Thea Birch who gives us an insight into her work and her perspective on the legoww2 phenomenon. I also question why and how we depict the WW2 with LEGO and what role gender might play in this.

 

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Article: D-Day - yes we remember our own way!

 

It's D-Day anniversary and I have written an article for Omahabricks.com in which I show why the fights in Normandy were so hard and why we commemorate them with LEGO and why I think that's right.

 

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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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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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