#54 & #124 Muiderslot (Muiden Castle)
Muiden, The Netherlands
1280 & 1370
This is NOT an official Lego site

Muiderslot was originally built about 1280 by Count Floris V of Holland and Zeeland to control boat traffic and level tolls at Ijsselmeer Harbor, at the convergence of the Vecht and Ijssel Rivers, an area previous controlled by the Bishops (also Princes) of Utrecht. Floris was captured while falconing by some of his own nobles in 1296, and died of knife wounds when the nobles fled with their prisoner to the protection of the Bishops five days later. About 1300 the castle was razed by the same Bishops.
The current castle was rebuilt in about 1370 by Albert of Bavaria, following the original plan of the castle. In 1386 the northeast wing was added. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, lived in the castle while Governor of The Netherlands, and famed historian, poet and playwright C. P. Hooft based an artistic renaissance at Muiderslot when he lived there from 1613 until his death in 1647. After serving as a state prison in the late 18th century, the castle decayed to the point of demolition until it was saved by King Willem I, and restored in the past century. Note the lily-covered moat and earthen artillery bastions in the photo on the upper left.



Photos of the Lego Model
under construction in October 2008
East View
South View
North View

Photos of the Lego Model
Built November 1994
Southeast View
South View
East View
West Northwest View

Photos of the Lego Model
Built November-December 2008
Southeast View
Southsouthwest View
Northnortheast View
Northeast View
East View
Courtyard looking east
Courtyard looking north
Courtyard looking south

Build Your Own
These are the plans for the smaller 1994 model. If you want to see
plans for the new model, just let me know.
Lego Plan
Southeast Elevation
Southwest Elevation
Northeast Elevation
Southeast Section
Southwest Section
Detail Elevation

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