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.
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.
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.
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.
And now for something completely different. I seldom build anything Pirate and I’ve never tried anything quite like this before. The goofy look on his face appeals to me, so I may have to leave it together for awhile…at least until Talk Like a Pirate Day.
I do believe the Iron Builder competition is heating up just a tad. Guy Himber posted a still photo of his brilliant Orrery, to compliment its moving counterpart. It’s just as lovely stopped as it is moving.
An orrery, to quote Guy, is “…a mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the solar system in a heliocentric model. They are typically driven by a clockwork mechanism.”
Brian Williams (BMW_Indy) yet again shows his expert vignette craftsmanship in his build of the Battle of San Juan Hill. Everything from the custom-built horse, the explosion, the grass field, the sloped hill, and the display base separate this creation from the ordinary.
Sorry if I suckered any baseball fans among our readers, this post is about a big green tank by Jason Heltebridle (Moctagon Jones). The smooth curves of this creation, coupled with the unusual gun certainly push this well into the sci-fi realm. Some of the details on the turret are also quite nice, in particular, the work between the wheels.