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LEGO History — Rorke’s Drift

A14491730834_f173e719c1_os well as all the cool fantas­tical stuff that people come up with and the archi­tec­ture builds, you also get some histor­ical dioramas built out of LEGO.

Like this recre­ation of the battle of Rorke’s Drift in which approx­i­mately 150 British and Colo­nial troops held out against 3,000 — 4,000 Zulu warriors. An impres­sive feat by anyone’s stan­dards and immor­tal­ized on film Zulu star­ring Michael Caine (watch it, it’s great). Now you can certainly argue that 1) The British had no busi­ness being there in the first place (do you have a flag?) and 2) They behaved in a beastly fashion both before and after. But as a singular moment in history it is impressive.

And I’d say this diorama does a good job of giving you the scale of the battle. Pay atten­tion to those “straw” roofs by the way  They were actu­ally built out of arms. Click through to Flickr for more images.

Source: Flickr — Rorke’s Drift by Oiley

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