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.

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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.

Bricks by the Bay 2016 happening this weekend in Santa Clara, CA

The 7th annual Bricks by the Bay LEGO convention is taking place this weekend from August 18-21, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California. You can visit the public expo on Sunday to check out the over 33,000 square foot ballroom space filled with LEGO creations and vendors. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit Bricks by the Bay’s website.

The future of luxury is now

For my latest creation I wanted to use the unique canopies from the UCS Slave I set. They formed a nice bubble so I decided to build a futuristic bubble boat. The initial photos taken against a standard poster board backdrop didn’t do the model justice, so I decided to photograph using real water dyed with food coloring.

Bubble Boat

Barreling along

Graham Gidman reconstructs the barrel escape scene from The Hobbit with stunning landscaping techniques. The use of the SNOT techniques to sculpt the rock formations creates an organic look to the landscape. The flow of the water blends seamlessly with the rocks to the point that it looks like actual water from afar. Take a closer look and you’ll appreciate the fine craftsmanship of this build.

Barrels Out of Bond