Saturday, 19 January 2013

Snow in Caprica

The Emperor and Empress enjoy a sledge ride at The Table Top Hills Resort.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

The Winter Palace

The Imperial Winter Palace in Alexandria! Outside, Ballroom, Throne Room, Kitchens!
The only working LEGO Modular Palace in the world.
Official residence of the oldest LEGO monarchy in the world;
The Augustenbourg-Rheinholds - founded 1979.

The Winter Palace is the only working minifig Palace in the world

The Front of the Winter Palace with the new memorial statue to Emperor Ivan IV

The Ballroom/State Dining Room, the largest known with three full chandeliers

The Throne Room

The Imperial Kitchens are always extremely busy preparing food for diplomatic functions

First picture of the new royal baby

The Imperial Family proudly pose for the press in the Ballroom of the Winter Palace with their new child, HIH The Grand Duchess Alexandra Caroline.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Still the biggest and best!

Following pictures of the Palace Cinema, it would seem that the Auditorium of the Theatre Royal in Alexandria still holds the record for the largest modular Auditorium in the World!  Seating 81 minifigures on three levels and with a capacity for iPhone movies and full theatrical performances...
The classical front of the Theatre Royal, Alexandria
The Stage from 'The Gods'
Looking into the Auditorium from backstage, the stalls (seats 36) are below stage level

The Auditorium from above, the Royal Circle or Royal Tier has three dedicated seats for the Imperial Family.  Normally in a theatre these would be on the side in 'Boxes', this is something I am thinking about for the future.  However, at the moment there is a lot of work to do on the Winter Palace...

Auditorium from the side

The Proscenium Arch under construction...  Most theatres of this standard have one... The new Palace Cinema, when bought, will be considered a Theatrette, a small scale venue for 'Fringe Events' a place for new aspiring artists.  The Theatre Royal however, will remain the Main Venue for Ballet, Opera and Theatre in Alexandria.

Classical on the inside, classical on the outside.  The theatre was designed using the LEGO Digital Designer.  The bricks were ordered (as you could do that then) and subsequently the theatre was built.  I tried a corner theatre but it never worked.  Part of my design must, was of course stalls, royal circle and gods.  At some point I will design a display board for the outside and print off posters for the windows at street level.  The ground floor has the Green Room, a place to buy refreshments and drinks and tickets.  The actual auditorium is on the level above the outside arches to the roof.  I like to think LEGO named their Palace Cinema after the Theatre Royal in Alexandria, as mine looks a bit like a mini palace!  Who knows? 


The Winter Palace announced this afternoon that HIM The Empress safely delivered a baby girl who will be known as Her Imperial Highness The Grand Duchess Alexandra Caroline Petrovna.  Mother and baby are doing extremely well.

Both the Imperial Family and the Duke and Duchess of Molebourg are said to be delighted.  At present, the new Grand Duchess is first in line to the throne.

Friday, 4 January 2013


Within the last few minutes medical teams from Alexander the Great Memorial Hospital have been called to the Winter Palace in Alexandria.  It is highly likely that Her Imperial Majesty the Empress has begun delivery of her child.
It is known that Her Imperial Majesty, The Empress is expected to deliver soon!  The Empire and The Kingdoms await in fervent anticipation and pray for a safe and painless delivery! 

Cameron Davidoff:  The Empire wishes a speedy and painless delivery Your Majesty!

Delivery may take up to several hours, we will endeavour to keep updates...

Her Imperial Majesty is in Delivery!  The Emperor is at her side!  The Empire awaits its next young heir!  As our offices close for the night... Swift delivery to Your Majesty!  ...

The New Year Ambassador Meetings

The First Minister met with the Senate Elect to discuss Foreign Policy... 9am...
It was a heated debate followed by meetings with foreign ambassadors...
First was Sir Reginald Isaac Groons, Ambassador to Legoland at 11am...
The content of the meeting (as with all ambassador New Year meetings) is classified, but it was noted that the Ambassador to Legoland looked shaken when leaving the Eulenbourg Palace....
Next to be met was the Great Ambassador to the Republiks of the Speilzuglands (1pm), the Great Ambassador left the Eulenbourg Palace with a hearty smile and a heavy bow to the press!  He hailed the awaiting press and shouted, 'Long live the Tsar of the Capricas! Our Friends and allies!'
First Minister Cameron Davidoff waved to the Mall (4pm)! 
Another proud moment in Foreign Affairs!