Colloseum (other site)
Erik Wilson has built a model of Colloseum that is much more impressive (and complete) than mine. - But no lions. ;-)
Fortuna Primigenia (other site)
Erik Olson has built a beautiful, and quite impressive, model of the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia. It is a good example of how you can build nice rounded shapes from basic bricks (you just need quite a few).

Ideas for models/sets

The following is a collection of ideas for models on a scale where every LEGO builder should have enough bricks to build them (but maybe not the right ones). I haven't built all of these models, and I would certainly like to hear from people who have built some models that fit into this concept.

Circus

Horse races
Statues, two chariots, and seats for some spectators.
Race team
Stables, horses, and a chariot.

Arena

Arena
Lions, cages, "food", and seats for the emperor and spectators.
Gladiators
Gladiators and seats for some spectators with the gladiators' entrance to the arena.

Marketplace

Taverna
Small restaurant opening out to the marketplace.
Cart
With goods and a stall for the market.
Bakery
Bath
With a section of the aquaduct leading water to the bath (even though the water actually went down in pipes when entering town).
Fountain
With some performers entertaining the crowd.

Harbour

Galley
Could be with "packaged" with a warehouse on the warf or alone.
Fishing boat
With a boatshed.
Lighthouse
With a crane.
Shipyard
Packaged as a set, this should definitely come with parts that can be used for at least two different ships.

Homes

Caravan
Tents, horses, and camels.
Villa
Kitchen with fireplace, garden with pool and columns.
Village house
Copy of Astèrix's house.

Barbarians

Gauls
Something like Astèrix' village?
Germans
What's special about them?
Picts
Blue-headed minifigs attacking a piece of Hadrian's wall.
Huns
Horses, tents, and lots of horses.
Danes
Did they have "viking" ships that early?

Egypt

What characteristic things do we know from the ancient Egypt, besides the large things like the pyramids?

Rush boat
Library
But not the large one in Alexandria.
Farao's court
Have a look in the Nofret comics to get some ideas.

Greek thinkers

Sophocles
Lecturing a group of students (we need to add some "play value" here).
Pythagoras
With a triangle ("play value" needed).
Didn't Pythagoras use his knowledge to measure the area of fields?
Archimedes
Spiral pump.
Checking if the gold smith has cheated when making the king's crown (put the crown in a tub). - What about having him run naked around in town, like the story claims he did? :-)

Hannibal

Hannibal crossed the Alps with his elephants - and the rest of his army - when invading Italy.

Crossing the Alps
Elephants carrying provisions.
River crossing
Construction crew working on a new bridge.

Mythology

Vulcan
Forge.
Diana
Hunting.
Bacchus
Grand party.
Mars
Warrior on a chariot.
Prometeus
Pushing the rock uphill (just as usual :-).

Other things?

What other subthemes can you think of? What other models belongs in this environment? I have worked on the models listed below, the rest is still only loose ideas, and everybody are welcome to use them.

Thanks to Erik Wilson for ideas and inspiration.

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Collected (and mostly designed) by:
Jacob Sparre Andersen <jacob@sparre-andersen.dk>
Latest update:
June 27 2012