About Nannan

Nannan became involved with the online LEGO community in late 2004. He has been a builder for as long as he can remember. Nannan builds in a variety of themes that often overlap with the science fiction universe; other times they are purely made up ones. You can see his creations on Flickr, MOCpages and Brickshelf. In real life, Nannan is a physician living in Dallas.

Posts by Nannan

Anyone up for Butterbeer?

If you need a break from fighting Dementors, you can always retreat to the cozy respite of Hagrid’s hut. Wookieewarrior crafts this iconic building from Harry Potter using tiles and plates to simulate the detailed texture of a cobblestone wall. The landscape is quite sophisticated as well, featuring four shades of green and parts we don’t see often such as tan levers used for grass.

HagridĀ“s Hut

Creations for Charity 2016 final sale

The 2016 Creations for Charity fundraiser ends on November 30th. Now is the last chance this year to buy a custom creation donated by LEGO fans to raise money for giving LEGO sets to underprivileged children. There’s still handfuls of excellent items on sale that are truly one-of-a-kind works. Check out what’s for sale and don’t forget to tune in to the 24-hour live stream happening from 11/25 – 11/26.

There’s a hole in your plan

This UCS-scale Buzz Droid is ready to sabotage thanks to its creator Takamichi Irie. Once it catches on to your ship, there’s no escape from its whirling saw and disruptive claws, unless you have a clever R2 droid to zap it in the eye. The technique for the hemisphere shells is spot on. Check out the work-in-progress shots to see the breakdown of the build.

Buzz Droid

Donations for Creations for Charity 2016 starts now

Creations for Charity is now accepting donations of custom LEGO creations for its 8th annual fundraiser. Any LEGO fan can contribute a custom LEGO creation to the online store opening from October 15th to November 30th. Sales will go towards buying LEGO sets for children in need across the world. To participate, simply submit a donation form and you will be notified when your creation sells and where to ship it. Learn more and see previous years’ donations at creationsforcharity.org.

Creations for Charity 2016

Ye olde days of medieval yore

This medieval village by robbadopdop is alive with details and action. Each building features different construction techniques and some are placed diagonally to achieve a natural layout to the village. The windmill on the hill create staple landmark to top off this medieval LEGO masterpiece.

LEGO medieval diorama

The large diorama features lots of excellent details, including some great yellow hay bales under the awning on this green-roofed hut.

Medieval LEGO scene

Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Let down your hair!

French builder Kloou. creates a detailed and technically advanced model of Rapunzel’s tower using tiles for the round tower. If you look closely, you can see Rapunzel’s hair is an actually braided piece of yarn. The builder certainly has not spared a strand of detail.

The Rapunzel Tower - La tour de Raiponce

Just as stunning is the textured roof made of flag clips to imitate the individual shingles.

The Rapunzel Tower - La tour de Raiponce

Need a lift? This steampunk airship will get you there in style!

Alexis Dos Santos has you and your cargo covered with his steampunk skyboat to ferry it all across the skies. This multi-layered blimp is the first of its kind that I’ve seen that’s also excellently crafted and presented. The sand-green cabin is a nice touch to break the earth-toned colors.

Cargo SkyBoat

BrickUniverse Columbus 2016 happening this weekend [News]

The BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention is coming to the Greater Columbus Convention Center this weekend, August 20-21, 2016. You can purchase tickets for the exhibit on the BrickUniverse website, where you can learn more about its attractions including LEGO displays, games, presentations and more.