Every year the talented Brick to the Past LEGO User Group work on a collaborative, history inspired build that is unveiled to much delight during the UK convention season. The team have just revealed that this year’s theme will be The Jacobite Risings: The Fight for Britain’s Throne, selected in part as it is the Scottish Government’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
In a blog entry announcing the theme, the team provided a little introduction to the topic.
The Jacobite Risings, also known as the Jacobite Rebellions depending on the writer’s perspective, were a series of uprisings, rebellions and wars that occurred predominantly in Scotland, but also spread into Ireland and England, between 1689 and 1746. Following the deposition of James II of England and VII of Scotland in the Glorious Revolution, the aims of the risings were to return the Stuart monarch, and later his descendants, to the thrones of England and Scotland (and after 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain). They take their name from Jacobus, the Latin form of James.
Brick to the Past are renowned for the attention to detail that the build team undertakes, with field trips and extensive research all part of the challenge. With the subject matter now confirmed, LEGO fans can look forward to following the progress from now until the build is completed this September.