Whenever a popular new LEGO set is released, it’s worth taking a look at Rebrickable.com to see what alternate models or compatible models are designed by LEGO fans. As a reminder, Rebrickable.com is a website where LEGO fans can share instructions for their own custom models either for free or for a small fee.
The recently released #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith has been received by great enthusiasm by both old and new LEGO Castle fans, and it also resurrected interest in LEGO Classic Castle Models in general. It’s a wonderful set depicting medieval life, and it inspired LEGO fans to build compatible models
If you take a look at Rebrickable.com and search you will find several alternate builds for the #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith. Alternate build means that if you purchase the original set, you should be able to build the alternate model without needing any additional elements (sometimes a few extra pieces might be needed.
For example, the LEGO Medieval Town Market by LEGO fan Gr33tje13 provides two alternate builds for the #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set; a medieval town market, or a large medieval house. The downloadable instructions include the castle walls, the medieval house with opening roof, market stall, large tree, carriage with horse, supply cart, and various other small builds. By closing the castle walls, you can create a small fortress for the Black Falcon knights and by placing the medieval house on top, the playful market setting turns into a great medieval display model. Downloadable PDF instructions for this model are only €5.00 and can be purchased from the product page at Rebrickable.com.
A really nice custom model that’s inspired by and compatible with the #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the LEGO Medieval Tavern by LEGO fan Versteinert. It was specifically built to display together with the Medieval Blacksmith in the same style and size. It features a tavern with kitchen, an open cooking area and a closed fireplace on the ground floor, and two bedrooms on the second floor. There is also a large spider in the attic, guarding some treasure. The building is modular, with removable roof sections, just like the Medieval Blacksmith. As this is not an alternate build but a completely custom model, you will need to use parts from your own collection and/or purchase parts from BrickLink or directly from the Online LEGO Shop. The designer did pay attention to using as few rare and expensive elements as possible to keep the overall cost down. You can check out the parts-list (free) and purchase the downloadable PDF instructions (€14.99) at Rebrickable.com.
Another custom model that’s compatible with the #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the LEGO Medieval Merchant Store by LEGO fan medievalbricker. It’s a modular building with three levels. The first two levels house the shop, and the attic is a little office/resting place for the shop owner. The downloadable PDF instructions are only €9.99 and can be purchased from the product page at Rebrickable.com. The same designer has several other medieval projects you might want to check out as they could also go well with the #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set.
The LEGO Medieval Tavern & Inn by LEGO fan Baylon0613 is another model inspired by the #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith and features the white, blue, and black colors scheme of the Black Falcon knights. This building is also modular with removable floors to access the fully detailed interior. This is a larger building with over 2,000 parts, so you might want to check to make sure you have all or most of the elements you need before purchasing the instructions. The project page can help you with that with a full parts inventory and approximate price for the parts. Instructions for this model are €16.00, and can be purchased at the project page at Rebrickable.com.
If you already have the #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set, and you would like add other medieval buildings for a full layout, this projects should give you plenty to work with. And if you don’t have the #21325 LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith yet, you can find it at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Do you have the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set already? How would you like to build other structures in a similar style? And do you like any of the compatible custom models we discussed? Feel free to share in the comment section below!
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