Imagine Rigney displayed this Bioshock creation at Brickworld last weekend. This multi-story vignette features scenes from Bioshock from the ravaged rooms of Rapture to the cold depths of the ocean floor. There’s much more behind the walls and windows of the building you see. Check out all the details on Flickr.
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Matija Grguric presents a delightful minifig-scale build of the Burrow from Harry Potter. This 2+ feet tall model captures the crooked look of the building, and note the use of tan plates in horizontal and vertical directions to achieve the looks of wooden planks. See this creation from different angles on Flickr.
Katie Walker just keeps blowing my mind. Every time I start to think that I’ve seen it all, she posts something new to her photostream. She even says that this is just an experiment and she built it while surrounded by four children, all under the age of four. After hearing that, I would think she was actually a lego-building robot…except I’ve met her in person. If she was a robot, she hides it well.
There is something engaging about a well-built bus. I have no idea what it is, since nearly all of my experiences on long bus rides have been bad. However, regardless of my own past experience, Karwik has built a charming bus, complete with bus stop.
The next UCS Star Wars model to be released is the 10221 Super Star Destroyer, which was unveiled at Brickworld this weekend. For 3,152 pieces, it carries a heavy price tag of $399.99. As a model, it is well-designed and sturdy enough to be swooshed. Its unique minifigs include Dengar, Admiral Piett, and IG-88 with a printed head. You can check out the parts inventory in this photo I took of the instruction manual.
10221 Super Star Destroyer
Ages 16+. 3,152 pieces.
US $399.99 CA $499.99 DE 399.99 € UK 349.99 £
The Super Star Destroyer Executor has arrived! This jaw-dropping vessel served as command ship at the Battle of Endor and as the personal flagship of Darth Vader in the classic Star Wars movies. With its classic dagger-shaped design, the Executor is among the largest and most powerful vessels in the Star Wars galaxy. With over 3,000 pieces, measuring nearly 50″ (124.5 cm) long and weighing nearly 8 pounds (3.5 kg), every aspect of this fantastic LEGO® Star Wars™ model impresses. Includes 4 minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, Dengar, Bossk and IG-88.
• Includes 4 minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, Dengar and Bossk!
• Also includes IG-88 figure!
• Features over 3,000 pieces!
• Measures nearly 50 inches (124.5 cm) long and weighs nearly 8 pounds (3.5kg)!
• Includes display stand and data sheet label!
• Center section lifts off to reveal command center!
Here is the description video by the designer:
Sorry, I had to say it. But, honestly, Lolino’s oceanside scene is a knockout. I love the use of legs as water and surf. But they aren’t the only items of interest in this creation. The buildings are also lovely and the use of pistols are brackets is surprising, but it is the birds that really bring this build to life for me. Well played, Lolino!
This banshee, by Antti Havala, is incredibly gorgeous and that isn’t something you can say about a lot of Technic builds. Sporting four rotors, two motors, adjustable rotor pitch and two LED headlights, this Banshee screams for attention.
You have to watch the video too. It’s pretty sweet.
Many thanks to Glory_Forever for the heads up!
The Brickfête Team would like to remind all of The Brothers Brick readers that there are only TWO WEEKS LEFT to register.
Join us for some “old school” fun in Ontario, Canada for our inaugural LEGO Fan Convention for the adult hobbyist. Tons of cool LEGO moments, interesting challenges, enlightening experiences and prizes that have make perfect rattling sound await you.
July 28th to July 31st
The Assembly Hall
To register for the four days check out the “AFOL” pages at www.brickfete.com
The general public is invited to view the awesome LEGO Creations on display. We can’t wait for you to see what we have built!
July 30th, 2011
10am until 5pm
The Assembly Hall
Tickets sold at the door
All the details and more can be read on www.brickfete.com
Looking forward to having you join us,
The Brickfête Team
“A festival run by fans, made by the fans, for the fans.”
Tyler and I are proud to present our second collaborative display called Oasis, built for Brickworld 2011. This 5′ X 7′ project was completed from April to June and contains approximately 25,000 pieces. It was inspired by the idea of a spinning wheel towering above a pool of moving water. The story goes that long after the humans have abandoned their planet and consumed its resources, the robots left behind have created a new paradise from the desert. You can learn more about the backstory by following our teasers.
Like our previous collaboration, Containment, Oasis also features lights, motion, and music. Enjoy the video.
Photo by Adam Hally
Registration is now open for BrickCon 2011! In many ways, BrickCon is the “home convention” for several of our contributors, and this is just one reason why, for a third year, we at The Brothers Brick are proud to be sponsors of BrickCon.
This year the convention theme is Building a Community and there are plenty of collaborative builds to which you can add your efforts. There are all the normal themes, such as Space, Castle, and Train, along with many new ideas and plans.
Also The Brothers Brick will be hosting our own theme and collaborative build entitled Numereji!
Keep checking the BrickCon “Themes and Collaborative Builds” page as the information will be updated when new information is available.
See you at the Con!
This gorgeous mosaic of Tolkien’s Doors of Durin is simply incredible. Karyn did a wonderful job of capturing the look and feel of the doors. On top of that, the whole thing is done with Modulex. As far as I can tell, this is only the second time we have highlighted a Modulex build here on The Brothers Brick (See the first one here).
The builder has also created a blog, called MiniBricks Madness, to highlight these lesser known siblings of the bricks we all know and love. For a history of Modulex, check out this article, “Saving Modulex” by Sly Owl.
Many thanks to Bruce for bringing this to our attention.
If you don’t know German, you can say “Snazzy Stagecoach” instead.
Whatever you call it, this rendition of a German Postkutsche, by Jojo, is spot on. I love the details and the harness is a great touch.
I love it when someone else does some clever work so you don’t have to. Mike Yoder (builder42) has been experimenting with ‘stage set’ dioramas. Each of them involves arranging a set of basic structures into formation for a single shot. Personally I think this is a great idea and one I hope to see more of.
There are many large-scale Lego bricks out there, but this one, by Cole Blaq, is the first broken one that I’ve come across. It must be a clone brand…no one would destroy actual Lego, right? Right!?
I give you FeiJi Cup Dog Racing. Designed and built by a father/son team, Tomi & his Dad, this brings back memories of playing that old electric vibrating football game. I have to say that this racing creation is simply ingenious. I may have to go build one and play it with my kids.
The video is fun. Watch it now.
Many thanks to rongYiren for bringing this to my attention.