The Lego Madhouse and Me

Welcome to The Lego Madhouse,

My name is Christopher Pearce, perhaps better known as CapnRex101 throughout the online Lego community. I am based in the UK and recently decided that I would embark on a somewhat ambitious project, that being to create my own MOC of Arkham Asylum.

On this blog I will document my progress surrounding the MOC, from initial designs to build pictures right through to the finished article, as well as giving some of my views on more general Lego news and sets.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Arkham Asylum - Modular Section One Plans...

Over the last day or two I have been working on some fairly accurate sketches of what I hope to achieve when constructing this first section of Arkham Asylum. This particular area covers none of the building itself, only the island on which the asylum is set, and is therefore reasonably sparse on details.

In my first sketch you can see a bird's eye view of this section of the model, which shows the layout I am planning here. As you can see, I intend to include a statue of Jeremiah Arkham and a round driveway here, as well as the bridge to the mainland.

The second image is my plan of the first section from the side. You can see that on the surface is a statue of Jeremiah Arkham and the legendary 'ARKHAM' sign which looms over the main gates. The driveway cannot be seen from this angle. Beneath the island, as I have mentioned in previous posts, I plan to include some caverns and basement areas, part of which is shown here as a section of Killer Croc's lair.

In my next post I will look at this section from other aspects with some detail sketches, as well as discussing the Bricklink order which I hope to make for this section later this week.


  1. This will be a huge model if that section alone is 48 by 48 studs. I'm looking forward to how it turns out. By the way, how do you plan to build the structure of the under ground part of the island where there aren't any rooms, cells, or lairs so it's strong?

    1. Indeed it will, I am not sure how many sections there will be, so the final size is currently unknown. I plan to use pillars for holding up the structure, and the cliff walls themselves will be strengthened with 2x4 bricks as much as possible.