Pete Strege takes a classic carnival ride and puts a new spin on it. This lumberjack-themed Ferris wheel imitates a water wheel situated over a river and looks like it’ll fit right in at Frontierland or among some old wooden roller coasters and log flumes.
There’s even a complementary lumberjack and ox statue to add to the thematic scenery. Check out the video of the ride in action!
The latest Chinese architectural wonder by qian yj depicts an old residential building in the city of Huizhou. The tall white walls enclose an intimate courtyard surrounded by ornate two-storey wooden houses. The scene is set amidst narrow canals interlaced with quaint sidewalks. Who wouldn’t want to take a vacation in such a poetic destination?
This desktop sized vignette by Obedient Machine pays homage to the memorable movie The Iron Giant. It features the heroic extraterrestrial robot mounted on a pedestal and bearing a microscopic figure of the story’s protagonist Hogarth. Represented by only 4 tiny elements, Hogarth remains unmistakable to anyone who’s seen the film. Despite being a seemingly simple creation, this model apparently went through three iterations in LEGO Digital Designer, proving that even small creations can take time and effort to perfect.
Brick Fiesta is an annual Lego convention taking place in cities throughout Texas since 2010. This year’s event is happening in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex from June 29 – July 2 at the Mesquite Convention Center. The theme is Automation, featuring Great Ball Contraptions and motorized gizmos at the center of display amidst over 35,000 sq. ft. of convention floor space. Register early by May 31 for $55 or thereafter for $65. Visit the convention’s website for more info.
If this is your first time attending a fan event, please check out our Attending LEGO fan conventions series!
I’ve seen a lot of LEGO medieval houses, but I can’t remember ever seeing one with feet. Builder Jaapxaap says he’s been there and done that as he unveils his second building with legs (his first moving mansion even had a beard). Is this the concept of mobile homes back in the olde times?
Who needs to hit the gym when you have abs made of ABS? This stud by timofey_tkachev has the perfect grin to show off his six-pack—or should that be six-brix? The use of the tan large-figure parts for the pecs, lats and calves are spot on.
Who knew LEGO brick separators could be so handy? Kevin Low turned his extra brick separators into claws for this swift-looking mecha. The flashy orange claws stand out as the key features of this creation, and the subtle use of orange pieces elsewhere ties the whole model together.
Swiss builder Hannes Tscharner has crafted another Star Wars masterpiece, this time building his own UCS style model of the Imperial shuttle Tydirium from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. At 94cm wide and 102cm tall, the model stands larger than LEGO’s own 10212 Imperial Shuttle and contains more than twice as many pieces. It also features several play features including motorized folding wings, light-up engines, a full interior, and more.
See more photos of this huge shuttle, along with an action video!
This architectural gem by o0ger depicts a cultural center you can catch a performace by an indie band or play some giant chess. One of its most captivating features is the clever use of the wing plate for the roof. The builder even took advantage of the cutout in the center of the wing to add a dormer.
The BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention is coming to the Kentucky Exposition Center this weekend, January 7 & 8. Check out the press release below.
BrickUniverse is building on the amazing popularity and ingenuity of LEGO with awesome attractions all centered around everybody’s favorite plastic building blocks.
Read the full BrickUniverse press release
These poofy corgiballs are brimming with cuteness. They were digitally rendered by Steven Reid based on a design by actioncharles. If only the bricks existed in these colors then I’d build one myself, or two, or a dozen…
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.