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Thermopylae
The historical battle, after Persian king Xerxes is told of a way around to reach the Greeks, 300 Spartans and their Spartan king Leonidas decide to make a stand, stay and hold off the invaders...dead to the last man
About this creation
After Reading and Learning about the Battle of Thermopylae I was quickly inspired to do a lego battle of it.

I did alot of customizing for the Spartans(as you may be able to tell from the pics).

The Persian army almost consisted entirely of Luke Skywalkers with different heads and headgear.

So, although it isnt with the 300 Spartans, and a much smaller scale, I hope you enjoy the pics of this historical battle.



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   The Greeks wait bravely and patiently as the large and endless numbers of enemy approach them.



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   They position themselves in attack mode.



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   King Xerxes watches from a tall mountain as his troops approach the small Greek army.



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   Greeks let loose their spears.



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   (Taking swords out) sound



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   First row of Persians feel the Greek sword.



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   The first row of the spartans get ready for long battle.



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   Fighting continues



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   Massacre continues



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   The Persians killed a Spartan



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   The tired first row of Spartans retreat towards the end of the line, to let the second row of soldiers enter battle



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   This row of Spartans get ready for a long line of enemy to encounter



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   Fighting continues, many, many persians still left.



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   The brave Spartan king Leonidas decides to move his row into combat, as he lets his other men rest



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   "Raaaarhh"



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   "Freeeedooom"



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   "Watch your back"!



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   Endless numbers of Persians still left...Time goes on and on...



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   The King meets with an officer...



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   They both fall...



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   Oh no...



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   While the remainding Spartans stand up to fight without a king...



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   The Persian army releases arrows to avoid any more casualties.



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   Showers with arrows



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   Arrows=Coward's way of winning a battle



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   Dead to the last man...



Comments

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  July 30, 2013
When I first clicked on this page I felt like saying "THIS IS SPARTA!" at the top of my lungs. I'm glad that this includes a more historically accurate representation of Xerxes than 300.
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  May 21, 2013
Awesome representation!
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  May 21, 2013
Congratulations on a well deserved MOTD.
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  May 21, 2013
Great! Love big projects like this!
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  May 21, 2013
This is pretty awesome!!
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  May 21, 2013
Great job! Wait, nobody's made 'that' joke yet? Yay! Now's my chance. ----- No man builds something this awesome. This is blasphemy, this is madness. ----- Madness? THIS IS LEGO SPARTA!!!!!
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  August 24, 2012
Wow man this is awesome great build and action scene ~Legionnaire~
  March 3, 2012
Fantastic, like the person below me said, They would have won... they would have destroyed many more soldiers, with the Persian Navy gone thanks to Athens, the Phocians thought the Persians were coming to kill their people and ran. Your build is great, I love the small details on the Spartans.
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  November 17, 2011
The Greeks would have held out if it were not for the Peloponesians abandoning a pass through the mountains, and a traitor revealing this pass as a flanking route, so the Persians could trap the Spartans on both sides.
Dan G.
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White Knight
  November 8, 2011
great shots, really good minifigs !!....A good lego fig battle always pleases !!>.....well done....
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  September 12, 2011
Sweet!!
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  February 22, 2011
how long did it take u 2 make that?
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  January 16, 2011
Lots o' minifigs! Nice rock-work and the water looks good, too! Neat build all around!
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  January 1, 2011
William Mason is right, Spartans would never dare throw their spears first. This form is called a "Phaulanxs Formation". It was a giant wall of spears meant to repel any and all enemies in the front of the line. They could hold this position for days if needed. If they threw their spears first, that would basically be taking the sting right off the scorpion. Still, the landscape i excellent. Very well made.
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  September 24, 2010
Thatīs great! I really like the landscape youīve created and the various battle scenes. I bet it would look even cooler with the new Spartan minifigure, but then itīs hard to get enough for this fantastic MOC.
  September 19, 2010
Spartans wouldn't have thrown their spears, they were for stabbing. Also, the Persians began the battle with an arrow bombardment at long range which was mostly ineffective because of the Spartans' heavy armor and the cheap bows the Persians used. The Greeks were finally defeated when a traitor told Xerxes of a little known trail that took the Persians behind the Greeks. One more thing: The Spartans were not the only ones. About 1,000 other Greeks also fought unil the end. Great MOC, though. I don't wanna sound all teachy or anything.
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  September 3, 2010
Great Moc! But historicly spartans allmost never throw their spears, that was their main weapon. But great work!
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  August 29, 2010
man, your MOCs are wonderful! in my opinion you should start your own MOC website kinda like saber scorpican!
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  August 5, 2010
this is the best battle reanactmeant of thermoplyae in lego hands down nice job dude!!!!
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  July 3, 2010
are these for sale? just all the people not the landscape? i would pay A LOT of money for them.. email me at rvdhutchings@yahoo.com if u wanna sell. :D
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  June 4, 2010
This is the best Greek history is the best now do the Trojan war
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  April 14, 2010
Awesome!!! youve got a LOT of those Persians! Im not sure if the Spartans threw their spears, though. pride thing.
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  March 6, 2010
This is amazing! I really love greek history (mostly because I am greek). This just made my day!
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  November 27, 2009
the landscape is GREAT! i like how u made the guys with brickforge helmats leonidasis body guards.
Dan G.
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  September 29, 2009
ok, moc good, idea...good... build..extra good, combat ok... first of all, whoever reads this, remember the new movie 300 is ENTERTAINMENT... not very accurate..... 2nd off all, the spartans were good because of DISCIPLNE... they would NOT throw their spears... there were rank upon rank of spartans...each with a spear, supporting the front sparatan... thermoplye was 100 men wide, shoulder to shoulder... so there were 3 ranks, obvoisly the last rank had longe spears... the first rank had hand held shield (BIG) and short spear, 2nd rank, had shield and longer spear, 3rd rank, had only large spear, or shield slung on their back...still the point is, the spartans actually fought wiht 10,000 greek soldiers, after leonidas heard he was betrayed, he sent them all away except his 300 guards... (from sparta, the rest were from athens and what not) and 700 volunteers stayed from the other greeks... TOGETHER they stoped the persians to the last man...
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  August 25, 2009
Great job! Try making the battle it's self more accurate
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  July 23, 2009
(mouth open with awe)
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  March 15, 2009
How did you do that!!??!! It is INCREDIBLE!!
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  January 29, 2009
man you already have a mountain of comments but heres one more. great job!!!!
  January 8, 2009
Yay, breastplates!!! A spartan never throws his spear!!!!! ever. The spartans also created a wall of shields and let the persians impale themselves on their spears!!!
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  January 6, 2009
Not a bad army design. I enjoy the scenery very much except for one thing: the absense of the wall mentioned in the Histories of Herodotus. I believe the Spartan bodyguard should also have their attending Helots. Good job, Dan.
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  September 4, 2008
love it were did u get everything
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  June 1, 2008
your landscaping skills are amazing
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  May 30, 2008
This is one of my favorite creations of all time. GREAT JOB!
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  April 10, 2008
awesome i am greek and that is a brilliant job, maybe you should do the battle of issos
  March 7, 2008
wow, that was great! All you have to add is the elephants and I think that's it, keep up the good work, and add some more features. awe
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  September 18, 2007
Awsome job.
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  August 7, 2007
WOW!!!!! Amazing! I have seen the movie, and you are brillant! 100 thumbs up
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  April 9, 2007
It is great, I have never seen such a large-scale lego battle...But where is the part when the Spartans are attacked in their back by the Persians? But I guess you could easily do that.
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  April 8, 2007
(Leonidas pulls out his sword) Persian Emmissary: This is madness. No one threatens an emmissary! Leonidas: Madness? THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -300 Anyway, awesome moc
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  April 4, 2007
A stunning design - a nice historical touch. The army is nice, but the landscape is what really caught my attention. Lee
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  March 30, 2007
Wow, this is great! It would make an amazing movie too! ;)
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  December 24, 2006
did you happen to learn of the thermo... thingy from the book halo:the fall of reach
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  December 14, 2006
Excellent land scape and troops. Historical events are accurate too, great.
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  December 5, 2006
Hey man, this is great. I have one question. Are those custum minifigs? If so how did you make them. Please e-mail me back. If there not custum tell where i can get them.
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  October 9, 2006
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Dude where did you get all those figs.And how did you make the landscape.email me for how you made it.
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  October 6, 2006
i think this is the best creation i've seen yet on this web site. the landscaping is incredable! i wish i was that good! i love the mini figs! you rock man!!
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  May 17, 2006
Awsome! The landscape was outstanding and the numbers of persians enormous! Nice job!
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  February 5, 2006
Thats awsome man. I never had any respect for persians once, then, get this, I played prince of persia sands of time, then i looked up persian warfare and such, now i think they're awsone, and i like what you did here, very very nice. I love the landscaping.
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  November 17, 2005
Cool,Review our mocs!
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  November 4, 2005
This is the best thing I've seen on MOCpages in quite some time. Fantastic landscaping, and I love the Spartans (red and gold is my favorite combo). Great custom figs. Even though the Persians are just Luke Skywalkers and such, you still made them work well. Fantastic recreation of one of my favorite historical battles.
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  November 3, 2005
Hey, excellent battle...its a prize winner in my book. :)
 
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