The mastermind of LEGO models featuring motion, Jason Allemann has built a working orrery featuring the sun, earth and moon. Although other LEGO orreries exist, Jason’s model is the only one that is over 97% accurate compared to the actual rotation frequencies of these celestial bodies.
Check out the video to see the orrery in motion and learn about its intricate construction.
While observing an orchid plant, I realized how much the flower petals resemble a Lego armor piece found in the new Star Wars figures such as the First Order Stormtrooper. I then started building based on this simple idea and am happy to share the results.
Wookieewarrior spent several months building a minifigure-scale diorama of the Niima Outpost from Star Wars, complete with a massive model of the Millennium Falcon similar to LEGO’s UCS version. It was displayed at Bricking Bavaria 2015 where for his efforts the builder was awarded “ummmmm… one-quarter portion.”
In addition to the large Falcon, the diorama includes a highly detailed market.
This year’s Creations for Charity fundraiser concluded with over $18,600 worth of Lego products donated to children around the world from USA, Canada, Brazil, Hungary and Australia. As the founder, I am grateful for community’s support in giving back and I’d like to give a huge shout out to everyone who contributed to this record-setting year of donations. You can see the results of this year’s fundraiser and the smiling faces of the kids on creationsforcharity.org.
Have you ever thought about how tall the trees on Endor would be if they were scaled to minifigs? Check out KW Vauban‘s Ewok village with its gargantuan trees that rise over 3 feet; then head over to MOCpages for more photos on and see how many scenes from the movie you can spot.
If you caught the winter blues, then retreat to this cozy sunlit beach home by Michaela Clites (Littlehaulic) and you’ll feel warm in no time. Wander through each room and try to catch all the ocean-themed details and decorations. You can see close ups of the house on the builder’s Flickr gallery.
Of all the LEGO great ball contraptions I’ve seen, this is the first that can spell out a message. Leave it to the great mind of mahjqa to come up with a Mindstorm-powered device to arrange the balls in a pattern to form letters across a conveyor belt.
BrickUniverse FOL Conference is returning to the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina from April 1-3, 2016. Registration for all three days is $55 and includes a goody bag, brick badge, and entrance to all of the FOL events. This is also one of the unique conventions that offer free registration to exhibitors. Check out the BrickUniverse website for more info.
Tom Remy designed a series of simple and elegant cubes made from a continuous line built out of bricks. I’m sure they would look great either on an office desk or in the middle of a Lego city diorama as a modern art sculpture. Check out the gallery on MOCpages to see the other ones cubes.
This Santa’s workshop by Boise Bro is where the real magic happens. In addition to the ornately adorned exterior, there is a fully detailed interior that you can see by visiting the gallery on MOCpages.
The 2015 Creations for Charity fundraiser is ending on November 30th and has already raised over $13,000. This is a great time to get a custom creation donated by Lego fans while helping raise money to buy Lego sets for underprivileged children. Check out some of the cool MOCs that’s on sale.
The annual Creations for Charity 24-hour live stream presented by Beyond the Brick is taking place starting this Friday at 5pm EST. This is an event where Lego fans from all over the world can join the hosts from Beyond the Brick on air and participate in a variety of Lego-related activities, all in support of Creations for Charity. Whether you want to watch the live stream, participate on air, or pledge a donation, there’s ways for everyone to get involved. Head on over to creationsforcharity.org for more details and to sign up.