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 occassionally 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.

Posts by Caylin

Spring Time in Tuscany

You know those snapshots that just bring you to a time in your life? Where you remember the defining moments, those poignant memories that make you smile. For me, this particular MOC reminds me of the first time I saw fireflies, in Tuscany, amid the vineyards. They were the only light along the path.

Carson Hart‘s rendition of an Italian Tuscan villa captures the bright colors and classic look, while forced perspective in the background shows off the rolling hills of vineyards. I imagine the other part of this villa may or may not include a winery that filled that bottle on the table.

Spring Time in Tuscany

LEGO Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1

I am, admittedly, not terribly into racing, and the only reason I pay attention is to avoid Daytona in February. I do, however, have a deep appreciation for a beautiful car.

Malte Dorowski presents a stunning rendition of this 1974 beauty. The photo’s descriptions tell me “this car started what would become a long string of turbocharged 911 based racecars.” I’m going to take his word for it.

The family photo is just as gorgeous:

Ellen’s Oscar “Selfie” That Crashed Twitter–in LEGO

As you may or may not have heard, Ellen Degeneres hosted the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2. In true Oscars style, Ellen made this her entertaining with funny quips, freaking out the pizza boy, and posting a “selfie”.

Which later crashed twitter.

Our erstwhile pop-culture enthusiast Iain Heath has, of course, memorialized this moment in brick for each and every one of you to enjoy.

Ellen's Oscar selfie - LEGO edition!

In-Depth Look at The LEGO Movie Closing Credits

How many of you saw the LEGO movie? All of you? Excellent. Did you hear they’re doing a sequel, due in 2017? That’s pretty fantastic news to me. I’d love to go back to that world.

Art of the Title gives a really insightful walk-through of the process creating the end-credits, with all of those excellent micro-scale worlds. If you need a reminder of how awesome it really is, their article has it for you to watch and pause whenever you’d like. The article doesn’t name any fans by name, though you may recognize a couple of builds, like Bruce Lowell‘s cow skull and hot dog.

Which of the end-credit builds was your favorite?

LEGO Makes You Smarter

I think we can all agree that LEGO helps nourish the mind in various ways. We know it helps with spacial awareness, eye-hand coordination, creativity, and problem-solving.

ROOK gives us some of the tools needed for some very important mathematical and scientific skills, helpfully constructed in brick:

Math & Science

I have to say, I’m really fond of the protractor. The compass is pretty nifty. If you find yourself more comfortable in a lab coat, he’s got some rather clever test-tubes full of who-knows-what waiting for you.

Motorized Patriot from BioShock Infinite

We may or may not have featured Carl Merriam (carlmerriam) a few times during his Iron Builder match against Matt De Lanoy (Pepa Quin). Iron Builder definitely can bring forth some amazing creations, like we’ve seen in the past.

I can’t help but laugh, though, at Carl’s last one. At first glance I recognized the caricature but it took me a minute to pinpoint what was off. At first I was confused at why he had wings. The massive gun was the last thing I noticed.

Either way, take a peak at Carl’s vision of a motorized patriot from BioShock Infinite!

Motorized Patriot