Most of the LEGO models by Michael Jasper (mijasper) that we’ve featured here over the years have highlighted minifigs with perfectly scaled tools, furniture, and other brick-built accessories — every one featuring Michael’s brilliant parts usage (far and above merely “nice“). It’s still wonderful to see Michael build something a bit bigger, if only just. Continue reading →
Ten years ago today, I came home from work, opened my computer, and set up a personal blog I called “Dunechaser’s Blocklog.” That blog would eventually become The Brothers Brick. A lot has changed in the past ten years — with my own involvement in the LEGO hobby, with this blog, and with the LEGO Continue reading →
There are so many things I adore about this little scene. You’ve got the nostalgia factor, because I absoultely played hopscotch at recess as a little girl. Then you look at the detailing on the pavement, and your eye should wander to the absolutely brilliant bicycles for the kids. That bunny is just adorable. Michael Continue reading →
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’s hard to find a meaningful way to move on here on our silly little LEGO blog in the face of complex world events. As a former resident of Boston who lived directly on the marathon route, my heart goes out to the city, to all my friends back in Massachusetts, and to the victims Continue reading →
Michael Jasper (mijasper) is no stranger to TBB. His creative uses of odd-ball parts are always elegant examples of what can be done with LEGO. His latest desk makes brilliant use of the printed 1×1 plates from the Minecraft set as well as the new ice cream cone from Friends…not to mention the lipstick usage!
As a young Train-head, this week’s builder is a rare beast among our tribe. You may know Matt Hamann from his fine assortment of model engines and rolling stock or from his entertaining writing on the Twee Affect, but you’re about to know him much better. I sat down with Matt on a bicycle made Continue reading →
Sometimes it’s not the biggest models that make a splash, as Michael Jasper proves with this stunning dolphin sculpture. And, no, I don’t think Michael intended a Hitchhiker’s Guide reference, but that’s what I think of every time I see dolphins.
To help raise awareness of men’s health issues like prostate cancer, each November many men attempt to grow facial hair. Some men succeed. Things appear to be a lot simpler in minifig-land, according to Michael Jasper in his latest vignette.
Michael Jasper‘s table tennis scene is as usual an inspiration in parts usage. Can you find the ping-pong ball?
Michael Jasper has built a set of grand pianos for all sizes of tiny fingers. Mike is one of the few builders whose expertise with innovative usage of small parts can baffle just about everyone. Of particular cleverness are the hand/hook combo on the pedals, using the only black Clickits icon for the seat cushion, Continue reading →
Michael Jasper (mijasper) has long had a much deserved reputation as the king of all things tiny. These tiny four-wide Chevys are actually bigger than his usual work and are exceptionally good. Proof that you don’t need to build big to build well.