Tested made a visit to BrickCon this year and interviewed David Frank about his award-winning Manor House, which we featured here a couple of weeks ago. Check it out for some great background on a wonderful build!
David Frank and his wife, Claire, have a great collaboration going on. She writes the novels and he builds the scenes. David’s most recent build features a manor house, battle scene and giant river boat from Claire’s newest book, An Altered Fate.
David is famous for his massive builds, crowded with incredible detail, and this one is no different. The architectural detail on the manor itself is awesome and really catches the eye. However, unlike many gorgeous buildings that I’ve seen done in LEGO, David has continued on and given life to his mammoth manor. The battle scene, many small details, a blown out wall, the cliffs and the landscaping all combine to give this huge creation a real sense of “life”. Not to mention the beautiful river boat, which is in a class all of its own. I had the pleasure of inspecting this build up close and personal at BrickCon and there is a really a plethora of detail packed into this thing. Definitely check out the other pictures for more details of this wonderful build!
This mosaic, by Ken Robichaud, is incredibly striking. I particularly like the ragged edges of the cape and how it hangs off the edge of grey background, breaking up the stark lines.
Honestly, I have no idea what is going on in this build, but delayice’s technique is spot on. For such a small footprint, there is a lot happening here. I love that roof and the book that the entire thing is built upon. The rabbit guy with the whip is a bit disturbing though…
I love the detail on this tower and the half-timber walls of the building. The sparse landscaping is very nice and the stairs leading up to the door are very well executed. But what makes this build really stand out is the fact that it opens!
Building a beautiful castle is much harder than it looks. Building an accessible and believable interior is also much harder than it looks. Doing both of these in the same the build and making it look like the castle doesn’t actually open is something that Isaac S. has mastered.
This vintage vampire hunting kit, by Guy Himber, has it all! From Holy Water to Silver Bullets, from a Crucifix to Steampunk-styled Stakes, this kit is fully stocked and ready to go. Housed in a stylish case, this kit will fit seamlessly into anyone’s busy life, on hand to deal with any pesky vampires that may pop up at any moment.
All kidding aside, this kit is beautiful. I’m a sucker for vintage “things in cases”, so this hits all the right notes for me.
LEGO Bro built nice little mosaic of the Apple logo. Whether you are a fan of the fruit or not, you have to admit that he nailed it.
Umamen recently posted this MaschinenKrieger-inspired robot. The amount of detail that the builder was able to cram into such a small area is pretty amazing. I also really like the sleek chunkiness, which is key to a Ma.K. build.
Steven Erickson branches out into the far reaches of Outer Space with this build. Christened the “White Raven”, this little speed demon has an adorable chibi vibe going on. I really like it. More Space, Steven! More Space!
Vitreolum felt compelled to build this. You have to admit, it’s a really good build. The face is especially well-done. Too bad it’s Jar-Jar’s face.