About Caylin

A life-long LEGO fan, Caylin returned to the hobby as an adult in 2003, after her mother bought her a basic creator tub as a joke. Her mother regrets this. You'll probably find her online at Classic Castle, and occasionally FBTB. For real-world stuff, she maintains her membership with SEALUG, the Seattle LEGO Users Group -- though geographically speaking she's a fair bit closer to Orlando, Florida. She regularly attends BrickCon in Seattle, Washington.

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Nerdvember 2014

Looking for inspiration to build? Want to build BrickNerd‘s Nerdly in fantastical, horrific, or otherwise normal situations? BrickNerd is running Nerdvember 2014, giving you a chance to win some excellent prizes.

I wanted to show you some of my favorites so far:

Nerdly’s Cube by Jimmy (6kyubi6)
Nerdly's Cube

Fiesta by Pistash
NerdVember : Fiesta

Spider Nerdly by Gregory Coquelz
Spider-Nerdly

Nerdly wears many hats, apparently. And costumes.

Entries are due by Nov. 30, 11:59 pm PST. You can read more of the rules here.

As the crow flies

Crows have created an interesting place in culture and literature. They are the tricksters. They are wise. They transport the souls of the dead. If you ask Edgar Allan Poe, they’re a bit irritating and don’t do much to uplift your spirits, what with the repetitive “Nevermore” business.

At any rate, nobu_tary has given us this excellent rendition, making great use of the wing piece we first saw in the Arkham Asylum set a couple years ago. They’re currently in the Chima sets as well.

LEGO Crow

Particle Accelerator in LEGO

While this rendition isn’t going to get the same results as a real particle accelerator, I invite you to take a look at this fantastic LEGO version from Jason(JK Brickworks).

Particle Accelerator (Large Brick Collider)

This “working” accelerator does in fact send a LEGO soccer ball around the track at 440 studs per second, or approximately 12.5 km/hr. Jason outlines some of the build in more detail on his blog.

I highly recommend checking out the video, too.

Elsa’s Ice Castle from Disney’s Frozen in LEGO

Last year, Disney unleashed Frozen upon us, and since then, everyone has heard “Let it Go” in one way or another. Every parent has heard the soundtrack, and probably has contemplated hiding it.

Simon MacDonald (SIMAFOL) has gone one step further, creating a minifigure-scale version of Princess Elsa’s castle.

Full Castle

 

 

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Terror Inkognita

Flickr user kumpel kante presents a gorgeous build featuring ruins (a personal favorite) of ancient civilizations, re-purposed for more nefarious uses.

There are tons of great details hidden amongst the ruins. I invite you to spend some time looking at the great architecture and sculpting he used to create this!

LEGO Pinhole Camera

Some of you may have made similar cameras: they’re not fancy, but they do what they’re designed to do and capture images. Since the requirement is a dark box, they can be made from just about anything.

Ryan H. (eldeeem) proved that by making a pinhole camera from a 2×2 brick. No joke.

Lego Pinhole Camera

That small image the minifig is holding was taken by that very same pinhole camera.

It’s not a conventional creation we typically feature. It’s brilliant, creative, and definitely pushes LEGO as an art form.

Ruins, Manors, and things that eventually decay

I particularly enjoy when a build just grows organically, after you sit down, and start putting things together. The idea just flows and in the end, you have something pretty amazing.

This particular idea started out just with the broken wall at the very back of this old, decayed manor. It grew from there, and eventually worked it’s way into what you see now.

The remains

This was a fun project for me to figure how to take something so fragile and get it safely from one corner of the country to another. So the base is entirely modular and comes apart, and the rockery can be moved around.

Through the door

To see more of the decayed manor, see my flickr gallery!