55,000 LEGO Bricks Fortify This WORLD OF WARCRAFT Castle

Last week, Blizzard unveiled a world record breaking video game diorama based upon the upcoming Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth. While that diorama iss definitely impressive, Warcraft fans continue to find inspiration from the game’s long history. For example, one man has recreated a classic World of Warcraft castle with LEGO bricks while staying as true to the original design as possible.

Via The Brothers Brick, this LEGO construction was built by Mark Erickson. Old school fans of the game should recognize that this is Theramore Keep, an Alliance stronghold that once held great strategic value before it was utterly destroyed by the Horde. While the glory of Theramore no longer exists within that fictional world, Erickson’s design is remarkably faithful to the castle as it appeared in the game. For comparison’s sake, here’s what the castle at Theramore used to look like.

Now, take a closer look at Erickson’s custom build and then click on it for an even bigger view. These are the bricks that legends are made of, and it’s easily one of our favorite LEGO creations we’ve seen.

On his Facebook page, Erickson noted that Theramore Castle was his largest LEGO undertaking to date, and he said that it was “built in just over six months and using more than 55,600 pieces.” He added: “It was a fantastic and difficult challenge to complete it.”

To see more pictures of Erickson’s Theramore Castle and other LEGO projects, you can visit his Facebook page, or check out his Flickr account.

What did you think about this LEGO World of Warcraft creation? Declare your allegiance in the comment section below!

Images: Mark Erickson, Blizzard Entertainment

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