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Some of the Greek and Roman builds that I've liked over the years. Some of these builders are still active on MOCPages, others are sadly not.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus By P. Andrei
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/441156

Microscale Greek Acropolis By Johan van der Pluijm
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/427735

MB #1: Theme - Micro Classical Era / Movie - Tombstone by Doug Hughes
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/425767

The Parthenon by Mark McPeak
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/410738

and finally, probably the grandest on the Pages when it comes to Greek and Roman building:

Nikaia Antipolis By Krazy Kastle Krak Guy
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/282876
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| August 5, 2017, 10:22 pm
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Quoting James Y.
Some of the Greek and Roman builds that I've liked over the years. Some of these builders are still active on MOCPages, others are sadly not.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus By P. Andrei
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/441156

Microscale Greek Acropolis By Johan van der Pluijm
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/427735

MB #1: Theme - Micro Classical Era / Movie - Tombstone by Doug Hughes
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/425767

The Parthenon by Mark McPeak
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/410738

and finally, probably the grandest on the Pages when it comes to Greek and Roman building:

Nikaia Antipolis By Krazy Kastle Krak Guy
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/282876

Those are all great MOCs!
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| August 5, 2017, 10:49 pm
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Quoting James Y.
Some of the Greek and Roman builds that I've liked over the years. Some of these builders are still active on MOCPages, others are sadly not.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus By P. Andrei
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/441156

Microscale Greek Acropolis By Johan van der Pluijm
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/427735

MB #1: Theme - Micro Classical Era / Movie - Tombstone by Doug Hughes
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/425767

The Parthenon by Mark McPeak
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/410738

and finally, probably the grandest on the Pages when it comes to Greek and Roman building:

Nikaia Antipolis By Krazy Kastle Krak Guy
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/282876

Awesome finds, I had found some but not all of those over the years!
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| August 5, 2017, 11:53 pm
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So i searched the word "Roman" and found that there are actually quite a few very good Roman builds on here. Too many to list, really! This one stood out to me though:

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/19478

Perhaps not the most detailed build but still an impressive model of a very iconic building.
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| August 6, 2017, 6:29 am
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There are lots of other cool Roman builds out there - including some i have commented on in the past - so i recommend doing a search and see if some of the builders are still active and would be interested in joining this group :-)
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| August 6, 2017, 6:31 am
Quoting Builder Allan
There are lots of other cool Roman builds out there - including some i have commented on in the past - so i recommend doing a search and see if some of the builders are still active and would be interested in joining this group :-)


I know P. Andrei is still active of the ones I posted.
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| August 6, 2017, 9:18 am
Some "Greek" searching will find several hundred builds to go through, some are unrelated to our theme, but others are a mix. Temples are popular of course, but there are some city-scapes and other buildings, plus interesting takes on mythology, statues, or other builds. Here are a few to look at:

Ancient Greece by Lasse Vestergård
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/355402
A wonderful full detail city!

Parthenon by Hyo In Park
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/378082
A micro Parthenon using the golden ratio.

Greek Statue by Legomocs
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/264817
The warrior statue, rather iconic.

Greek Temples by ~ Saequis
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/394391
More micro scale, but excellent use of parts.

Greek Temple by Matija Grguric
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/326098
An ornate, if not very large, Greek temple.

Venus de Milo by Dirk VH
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/121341
Yes, that statue. Depending on your mores you may or may not find this one appropriate to look at.

The City of Cyrene by Mark Erickson
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/340604
Not a full city mind you, but two nice buildings and some open space that's well done.

MA 2016 - Poseidon by Mr. Unknown.
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/427043
The God of the Sea. Remarkably done.

Temple of Athena (Parthenon) by Justin Saber-Scorpion Stebbins
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/305540
Check out his custom decals!
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| August 6, 2017, 10:20 am
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Yeah that last build is insane. I could look at all day. Heck, I might need to ask the guy for prints. :)
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| August 6, 2017, 12:20 pm
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Quoting Builder Allan
There are lots of other cool Roman builds out there - including some i have commented on in the past - so i recommend doing a search and see if some of the builders are still active and would be interested in joining this group :-)

Yeah, that's true. I think it's less that there aren't many and more that they're not as well known as the huge castle and sci-fi communities out there.
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| August 6, 2017, 12:21 pm
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Quoting Justin Li
Yeah, that's true. I think it's less that there aren't many and more that they're not as well known as the huge castle and sci-fi communities out there.

I agree! It seems that Roman builds (and greek ones for that matter) just aren't that interesting to most people. Sad, ancient history can be really exciting if you know which areas of it to focus on :-)
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| August 6, 2017, 1:41 pm
Quoting Builder Allan
I agree! It seems that Roman builds (and greek ones for that matter) just aren't that interesting to most people. Sad, ancient history can be really exciting if you know which areas of it to focus on :-)


Honestly I think it goes a bit in cycles, much like media does. When Television and Movies start hyping Greek and Roman things again, the LEGO community will likely see a surge in interest in it. So when movies like Gladiator, or 300, or such came out, you probably saw something of a boost to our interest. You're already seeing a steep decline in LoTRs builds after the fan fair has died down and those who really remain in the genre the diehard fans. Greco-Roman isn't hugely popular so we start with a smaller base, but on occasion we'll see spurts of interest spurred on by the media. LEGO itself can also spark interest if they decide to go do another series based on that timeframe. Sadly, they seem more interested right now in developing their trademark unique series sets of Ninjago, Nexo Knights, and working with the major blockbusters of Star Wars and Super Heroes. Their classics of Pirates, Castle, and Space are languishing. I don't hold much hope we'll see an ancient world series any time soon... that means our best bet for a "set" is going to be one of us trying to meet the "ideas" threshold of 10,000 with a 3,000 piece or smaller set that really grabs the attention of both LEGO and the consumers.
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| August 6, 2017, 2:03 pm
Okay, I'm going to leave the 'Pages for a bit and take you on an amazing tour of Ancient World Engineering with LEGO!

The Antikythera Mechanism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLPVCJjTNgk

You folks have got to see this. I found this video years ago, and it is still one of the most brilliant things I've ever seen. With the 21st of August fast approaching for the States you'll want to see how the ancient world figured things out. It's amazing.
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| August 6, 2017, 5:52 pm
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Quoting James Y.

Honestly I think it goes a bit in cycles, much like media does. When Television and Movies start hyping Greek and Roman things again, the LEGO community will likely see a surge in interest in it. So when movies like Gladiator, or 300, or such came out, you probably saw something of a boost to our interest. You're already seeing a steep decline in LoTRs builds after the fan fair has died down and those who really remain in the genre the diehard fans. Greco-Roman isn't hugely popular so we start with a smaller base, but on occasion we'll see spurts of interest spurred on by the media. LEGO itself can also spark interest if they decide to go do another series based on that timeframe. Sadly, they seem more interested right now in developing their trademark unique series sets of Ninjago, Nexo Knights, and working with the major blockbusters of Star Wars and Super Heroes. Their classics of Pirates, Castle, and Space are languishing. I don't hold much hope we'll see an ancient world series any time soon... that means our best bet for a "set" is going to be one of us trying to meet the "ideas" threshold of 10,000 with a 3,000 piece or smaller set that really grabs the attention of both LEGO and the consumers.

You may well be right about that. So let's hope for another round of focus on the Greco-Roman world, or as you say an "Ideas" build reaches the required votes :-)
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| August 7, 2017, 4:28 am
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Quoting James Y.

Honestly I think it goes a bit in cycles, much like media does. When Television and Movies start hyping Greek and Roman things again, the LEGO community will likely see a surge in interest in it. So when movies like Gladiator, or 300, or such came out, you probably saw something of a boost to our interest. You're already seeing a steep decline in LoTRs builds after the fan fair has died down and those who really remain in the genre the diehard fans. Greco-Roman isn't hugely popular so we start with a smaller base, but on occasion we'll see spurts of interest spurred on by the media. LEGO itself can also spark interest if they decide to go do another series based on that timeframe. Sadly, they seem more interested right now in developing their trademark unique series sets of Ninjago, Nexo Knights, and working with the major blockbusters of Star Wars and Super Heroes. Their classics of Pirates, Castle, and Space are languishing. I don't hold much hope we'll see an ancient world series any time soon... that means our best bet for a "set" is going to be one of us trying to meet the "ideas" threshold of 10,000 with a 3,000 piece or smaller set that really grabs the attention of both LEGO and the consumers.

That's very possible. There's definitely a correlation with shows like GoT being popular and the huge LEGO castle community. It's also possible that there's an AFOL loyalty to "classic" themes that they've had for a long time, like Pirates, classic space, and castle.
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| August 12, 2017, 10:56 am
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