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A Family History
I have always wondered of what exact origin my last name “Klapheke” stemmed from, and what exactly it means. I decided to research it, and, being that some in my family are dedicated genealogists, it wasn’t long before I found the story behind it…
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A Family History

Circa 12th century, somewhere in Müschen, near Laer, Germany. Hubertus de Rode, a knight who lived on a fief that was owned by a local bishop. The knight’s property (a mill and a house) led to some farms of a church-village, all of which was surrounded by a fence.


Hubertus of

It is speculated that Hubertus de Rode’s property was close to the edge of this fence, and that he might have been the gatekeeper, opening the “klapheck (a type of opening gate)” to visitors and townsfolk. It is most likely then that Hubertus de Rode then earned the title “Hubertus of Swing-Gate,” or “Hubertus Klapheck.”


A Family History

Klapheck would later change to Klapheke as the ages passed by.

So there you have it. A dedication to the first Klapheke. MOC-wise I didn’t want this creation to be “run-of-the-mill” MOC (heheheh…), so I tried my best to add as many details as I was able.

Special thanks to Atte and Cesbrick for heavily inspiring me.

Also, big thanks to my workplace Bricks & Minifigs for supplying me extra parts to build this MOC. You guys are awesome. :D


Happy building and God bless! :-)

- John Klapheke



Comments

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  November 18, 2016
Sorry dude. I was trying to promote you to moderator in the TEPBC judges lounge but my mouse slipped. Could you re-join? Really sorry about that. :(
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  November 15, 2016
Amazing work here! The colours are very eye pleasing. I really like the autumn feel, well done! :)
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  November 13, 2016
Thank you all so very much! I really appreciate the comments! And as far as the CMFs go, I guess they were released early in my state or something. :-)
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  November 6, 2016
Nice work mate!
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  August 28, 2016
Oops. Forgot to like!
  August 28, 2016
Awesome! Great creation with a great story! :-)
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  August 22, 2016
I think you knew this already but... great job! Neat story and great visual support for it. I love the building work.
John Klapheke
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Golden Knight
  August 21, 2016
Beautiful lego, well done :)
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  August 20, 2016
Simply delightful. Well done John, it's great that you've incorporated so many neat-o techniques into this celebration of your heritage. I like the flared roof edges and the overall excellent variety in architecture. The mid-level cornice line is pretty cool as well. Really like the vibrant landscaping, I actually didn't know that Lego even had that many color variation of the typical plant elements. Makes me want some... ;) Great job on that one large tree to the right, it looks very realistic and Fall-ish. Hmm, other than knowing that I'm partly Scottish, partly English, mostly German and a descendant of John Adams (somewhere along the line), I really don't know much about my family genealogy. If I get the time, I might just try and find out :) God bless and keep on brickin' and inspirin'! ~Promar~
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  August 19, 2016
Very good work on this beautiful house, A very lovely MOC!
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  August 18, 2016
Very vivid colors. Water and roof are no except from that. Very good!
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  August 17, 2016
Turned out great, John! Love the snot water and vegetation.
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  August 17, 2016
Beautiful building design, and love that vibrant colorful landscape! And great idea for a MOC!
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  August 17, 2016
Great work!
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  August 17, 2016
Awesome! :D
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  August 17, 2016
Wow. Awesome build! But isn't the release date for the newest Minifigures series the start of September? How'd you get your hands on a Rogue figure?
 
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