#128 Château de
Crupet, Namur, Belgium
11 to 14th Centuries
This is NOT an official Lego site
is one of the most perfect and best preserved tower house
castles outside of the United Kingdom and Ireland. The
origins of the castle are not known on the internet, but
I suspect the current owners possess considerable
historical information and perhaps they will be willing
to enlighten us all. However, the Crupet webpage has
disappeared in recent months, which wouldn't seem to be a
good sign. The castle in its present form was probably
built by the Crupet family, for which the village is
named, about 1315. In 1510 the castle passed to the
Carondelet family, for reasons unknown and they held it
until the French Revolution. They added the stair tower
and the uppermost floor. The Carondelet family crest can
be seen above the entrance to the gatehouse, which had a
drawbridge until the 18th century. The castle was
restored in 1925 and was owned by the Limbosch family
until 2008. The castle and grounds have not been open to
the public, but Marc Goovaerts writes me that the castle
was recently sold to a Dutchman, and his plans for the
castle are unknown.
of the Lego Model
Construction began on January 19, 2010
I am indebted to Marc Goovaerts of Antwerp, Belgium, and my dear cyber-friend and AFOL Steve Wroble for
reminding me about this beautiful little castle, which was so exciting to design and build!
is outlined on January 19,
as I await Lego for Neuschwanstein...
same day, despite
my busy schedule as a
dermatologist, more has been
|At the end
of day 2, January
20, the bridge, front door
& main floor windows are
third day of building
the second story is well
impasse has been reached
because I forgot to order 2 65º light
gray 2 x 1 x 2 slopes.
|So on day
4 there's lots of fun
working on the stucco third
get to the unfinished
garderobe -- and construction
halts for the next several days.
resumes on January
28 when the two slopes arrive
and the garderobe is done.
of the Lego Model
Built January 19-29, 2010
is finished on
January 29. Here's the
view from the southeast.
entrance is across
an impressive bridge.
from the north.
||and the WSW!||But isn't
What a nice home!
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