About Nick

Nick Jensen, also known as Nick Brick, plays games almost as much as he builds LEGO. He's probably most well known for replicating gaming weapons and equipment at 1:1 scale. He is a member of ChiLUG and attends Brickworld Chicago every year. You can follow his LEGO work on Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

Posts by Nick

All you need for a rad LEGO hairstyle

Clever techniques are abundant in David FNJ’s lifelike LEGO models of a hair dryer, brush, and comb. Use of metallic wheels on the hair dryer, a net piece to hold the brush bristles and move them realistically, and the teeth spacing on the comb all make David’s builds look real at first glance.

Hair Dryer, Brush, and Comb

Crippling foot pain was their plan all along

Builder Didier Burtin shows that your LEGO bricks causing great foot pain was their devious plan the whole time, with his brick-built interpretation of the meme. Didier’s build is my favorite of all the physically built versions I’ve seen, especially with the shape of the foot in the diagram.

They have a plan

Tread carefully. These bricks are most painful when you least expect them.

Cheers, love! LEGO Tracer’s Pulse Pistols from Overwatch

Tracer has become my hero of choice when playing in Overwatch competitive play on offense. Her movement abilities suit my play style of unpredictable movement—giving me a chance to compensate for my poor aim. So my latest LEGO build is of Tracer’s primary ability, her dual rapid-fire Pulse Pistols. Constructed from 1,063 LEGO parts each (2,126 total parts for the pair), the pistols feature moving triggers, a working “reload” mechanism in which the side disks expand outward, and light-up elements powered by BrickStuff LEDs.

Tracer's Pulse Pistols - Overwatch

The most challenging part of the build was the reload mechanism. The same mechanics as in MyDifferentUsername’s KRM-262 Shotgun were used, but the mechanism had to be reduced from 4-studs wide to 3, so the disks on either side would maintain the overall 5-stud-wide model.

Tracer's Pulse Pistols - Overwatch

Watch the working features in both third person and first person viewpoints in the video below.

Battle above unknown worlds in a vertical starfighter

Nick Trotta’s series of detailed and unusually shaped starfighters continues with a vertical fighter named Volkite. The verticality combined with excellent color blocking and smooth transitions between sections of the craft make an eye-catching model.

Volkite

On his YouTube, Nick shows a couple videos about Volkite. The video below shows how each chunk of the starfighter fits together (about 18 minutes long). It is a fascinating watch as you can see how the smooth transitions between components are achieved.

Old dark gray never went out of style

The original shades of gray used in LEGO sets were phased out in the mid-2000s in favor of bluish grays, making the choice of elements in the original grays limited. However, this limitation can lead to creative uses of those parts, such as in this NATO “Devil” Main Battle Tank built by Carter Baldwin. The angled armor plating on the turret stands out as my favorite detail here, but the whole build has a great flow to it.

NATO "Devil" Main Battle Tank

The Alien vs Predator you didn’t know you wanted

Grantmasters’ Alien and Predator LEGO figures are excellent on their own, but why not show them off in an epic battle? Well, this isn’t the battle I expected to see. Which classic film creature can out-shred the other and has the best lines to skate?

SK8 or Die

Massive Thunderjaw from Horizon Zero Dawn in LEGO

Switching it up from the Titans of Titanfall, Marius Herrmann presents another massive gaming mech, the Thunderjaw from Horizon: Zero Dawn. His deceptively large model is quite accurate to his reference material – from the armor plating, to the back-mounted disc launchers, and even the arrays of eyes. Even the pose of his mechanical creature is as menacing as its in-game counterpart.

Thunderjaw (from "Horizon Zero Dawn")

See more photos of the Thunderjaw on the builder’s Flickr stream.

Continue with the operation. You may fire when ready.

Speedyhead recreated the destruction of Princess Leia’s home planet of Alderaan, a classic Star Wars scene, with LEGO. The lighting effect on the laser and forced perspective planet is stunning. The detailed Imperial architecture shouldn’t be overlooked though; the texture of the window and separation of floor panels are on point.

Alderaan

LEGO Guardian from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch is capturing the attention of gamers, switching up the way console games and The Legend of Zelda is played. Introduced in the game is a new six-legged ancient enemy called “Guardians,” and one has already been recreated in LEGO by Tim Schwalfenberg. The gold segmented legs, red and pink patterns, and single blue laser eye have been captured in bricks well.

The Legend of Zelda: Guardian

Standby for Titanfall! I love saying that.

Lu Sim brings the Titan FS-1041 from the Titanfall 2 single player campaign to life with LEGO bricks. In the game, the FS-1041 is a Vanguard-class Titan like the main protagonist BT-7274, but with an alternate color scheme. Lu Sim’s minifigure scale replica is full of great details in both spot-on paneling and small greeble bits, and a smart use of a Bionicle armor plate as the FS-1041’s eye/AI Core. In addition to accurate aesthetics, it is fully articulated, has two opening hatches for cockpit access, and can carry the massive and detailed Predator Cannon.

FS-1041 Vanguard Class Titan (Titanfall 2)