If Phuket in Thailand tickles your fancy and you’ve got some money to burn, perhaps Villa Amanzi is just the place to rent for your holiday.
This spectacular model of the villa was built by Robert Turner (rt_bricks). It’s roughly half minifig scale, but still measures a respectable 96 studs x 64 studs x 61 bricks and has a detailed interior. The house is fantastic, but I particularly like the rock face and the tropical foliage above it. Robert’s description sounds as though it could be from a holiday brochure: “It features a 15 metre infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea, 6 bedrooms, and a contemporary modern design nestled into the edge of a ravine and up against an impressive rock face that penetrates into the house on multiple floors”
Jason Allemann (True Dimensions) has created this delightfully cute scene for the holidays. Jason has provided instructions for you to build a mouse of your own, and if you want to set out a plate of brick-food for Santa to snack on, the delicious-looking food should be easy to replicate.
Typically for castle builds we see…castles. Medieval villages and the like. Wandering bands of thieves and vagabonds, fearless knights, and the occasional dragon. There’s a handful of awe-inspiring cathedrals for diversity.
What we don’t often get are places of learning. Brian Corredor presents his Great Library at Saltoro, for your viewing and learning pleasure.
This fabulous library is an entry into Classic-Castle’s Colossal Castle Contest. You can head over there and check out the prizes and enter yourself!
After a brief hiatus, the Fights return in The Brothers Brick Arena. Join us for another fine night of fancy footwork and flying fisticuffs! Tonight’s matchup is a head-to-head battle of character as Mike Dung takes on Pascal.
In the Red Corner, Mike Dung’s “Kagamine Rin”:
In the Blue Corner, Pascal’s “Claymore”:
The winner of Round 28 was the Airwolf with a score of 11-8. Help decide the winner of this week’s challenge by voting in the comments below. Who will take home the trophy and who one will spend the night crying in their beer?
This little train built by Galaktek (Galaktek) is sure to bring cheer to any train fan. The builder has been kind enough to provide some breakdown photos, so I may just be building one of these for my son.
Lego builders will find inspiration to build in all manners of sources…even sad days. Michael Jasper has created this simple tribute to one of the world’s most respected statesman.
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” (Nelson Mandela)
It comes as no surprise that Kiwi builder David Hensel (Legonardo Davidy) has produced another fantastic castle. I really like the base on this one, as David is perfecting the slope-built rock technique. The wood-plank front door is also quite nice, and the stone walls have just enough texturing to look appropriately weathered without going overboard.
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The Arvo Brothers revamped an early version of Kaneda’s bike from the movie Akira. They plan to release a book later this month that describes the build process as well include instructions for the model. You can learn more about the book on their Flickr page.
brain juice (breyn joos)
1. Something awesome that inspires you creatively.
2. Concept art that makes you want to play with LEGO elements
I am continually blown away by how creative people can be with designs of starfighters. They certainly are my favourite subject to build in, but I tend to stick pretty close to boilerplate styling. But seeing designs like these make me want to get more creative with my own builds. So on this chilly Wednesday morning, pull up a chair and sip on these steaming cups of brain juice…
P-Wing by Bartosz Sasiński
U-wing by halfbeak
XADHOOM by xiei22