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Many famous structures are attributed to have been built under his direction hence his nickname of "the Builder"including Winterfell and most famously the Wallwhich according to legend, he raised with the aid of giants. But it still took him many years to make all northern houses kneel to him. Eddard also says that Bran might even raise a castle, like his ancestor and namesake Brandon the Builder. Some stories relate that Brandon the Builder was one of the many sons of Garth Greenhandthough the maesters again argue that this must be another Brandon, or that that particular tale is a complete fiction.

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This character is often confused with Vlad Tepes Vlad the Impalersometimes known as Vlad Dracul, who was a Walachian Prince with a castle, now in ruins, located in the Principality of Wallachia.

Its Product and Its People", London: Longmans, to describe his imaginary Dracula's Castle. Dracula — as he is perceived today — is a fictitious character whose name derives from the appellation given to Vlad Tepes, the ruler of Wallachia from andand who, for largely political reasons, was depicted by some historians of that time as a blood-thirsty ruthless despot.

The rest of the Dracula myth derives from the legends and popular beliefs in ghosts and vampires prevalent throughout Transylvania. He inhabits a decaying castle in the Carpathian Mountains. In his conversations with the character Jonathan Harker, Dracula reveals himself as intensely proud of his boyar culture with a yearning for memories of his past.

Count Dracula appears to have studied the black arts at the Academy of Scholomance in the Carpathian Mountains, near the town of Sibiu then known as Hermannstadt. These evil spirits haunt their prey from midnight until the first cockcrow, when their power to harm people faded.

Vlad was involved in several campaigns to punish the German merchants of Brasov who failed to abide by his commands as regards their trade in his Walachian markets.

The original customs houses at which taxes were collected from merchants entering Transylvania are still at the base of Bran Castle. The relationships with the Bran lords were not very cordial, as they were representatives of the Citadel of Brasov, which were hostile to Vlad the Impaler.

It is not known if Vlad Tepes captured Bran Castle. Written documents do not describe it. The documents that do exist in archives with regard to Bran Castle, are mainly administrative and refer to the income and expenditure of the domain of the Bran Fortress, with little mention of political and military events.

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Vlad Tepes Dracul However, in the fall ofafter the army of the Hungarian king, Matei Corvin, captured Vlad Tepes nearby the fortress of Podul Dambovitei, near Rucar, it appears that Vlad was taken to Bran Castle and locked up there for two months.

From here, Vlad was taken and imprisoned in the Visegrad Fortress. Dracula exists in the imagination.This is not an official Lego site. These castles have all been built by Bob Carney using standard Lego bricks and parts.

Each castle is a scale model of a real European or Middle Eastern medieval castle. King Brandon Stark, also known as Bran the Builder or Brandon the Builder, was a legendary member of the First Men from the Age of Heroes.

He went on to found House Stark and reign as the first King in the North. Bran the Builder was a legendary member of the First Men from the Age of Heroes.

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This is not an official Lego site. These castles have all been built by Bob Carney using standard Lego bricks and parts. Each castle is a scale model of a real European or Middle Eastern medieval castle. We invite you to experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of this wonderful place of Transylvania, the Bran Castle commonly known as Dracula's Castle.

Bran castle

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