Fans Build LEGO Battle Of Waterloo With 2134 Minifigs

Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs

The Battle of Waterloo, where Napoleon was defeated by an Anglo-allied force and the Prussian army, was fought 200 years ago. To commemorate the anniversary of one of the most famous battles in history, a group of LEGO enthusiasts decided to make a blocky version of the battle, as big and accurate as possible.

It's a huge build, with 2134 minifigs, but it's not just soldiers piled up on a bunch of green base plates. Their build is well-researched and historically accurate. It features proper formations, uniforms, mini-events and even certain famous soldiers, as it all allegedly happened 200 years ago.

Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs

Since none of the official LEGO sets are really about the Napoleonic wars, they had to use hundreds of custom and rare minifigs to properly represent the uniforms of all the various infantries and cavalries. Here are some closeups where you can see them:

Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs
Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs
Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs
Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs
Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs
Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs
Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs

Pictures: Beyond the Brick

And here's the full build:

Fans Build LEGO Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Minifigs

Picture: Joshua Brooks / Flickr

Beyond the Brick did a really funny interview with Gary Brooks, one of the creators, where he talks about the battle and its heroes, and how this impressive diorama came to life:


Comments

    Where are the Scots? Hard to get a kilt on a Lego figure I suppose.

    I've played Waterloo in 15mm. I think this is more impressive ...

    I like the representation of La Haye Sainte, but I think these guys are about 130,000 minifigs short...

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