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.

Posts by Caylin

Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in Technic

We don’t often post Technic builds here, so this is something of a treat. And also awesome. Because I love me some classic cars, and this big red beast is just lovely. Martinj Nab has added plenyy of details into this beauty, including opening doors and folding seats. I mean, just LOOK at the fins on this.

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1959 Convertible

For more Technic car action, I highly recommend checking out the 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Coupe. Just lovely.

Looking inside the Inn

gid617 has brought us this absolutely adorable roadside inn. I love the distressed look and the thatched room goin’ on. I think the simple detailing and landscaping has done wonders.

Inside the Inn

Gotta admit: this makes me feel old. When I first ended my dark ages, and came back into the hobby, 3739 Blacksmith Shop had been released and the majority of castle themed non-castle buildings were in this tudor, open style. Somewhere along the line, people posted less of them. So this build makes me feel old and nostalgic.

She belongs to Davy Jones, at the bottom of the sea

As is the fate of many, many vessels, The Carmen rests at the bottom of the ocean. Her builder, Sebeus, doesn’t give us any indication of what took her there, but the fact remains she’s been buried for years.

The Carmen

This completely caught my eye. I do love seeing decay done right in LEGO, and this totally fits the bill. The ship is clearly overgrown and becoming an excellent habitat, and you can still make out the details of the ship (LOVE the figurehead!) while getting a sense of just how long she’s been there.

Saturday Morning Car Show

Nothing quite like getting up early on a Saturday, and heading over to the local car show, right? I may not be able to tell you the vehicle’s year by sight or tell you the engine specs, but I do like a good, classic car with sleek lines. It’s got to be pretty.

Firas Abu-Jaber brings us a delightful selection of beautifully built cars, so this morning, you don’t have to get up early. All you have to do is take a peak at his photostream and you’ll be good to go.

Mercedes-Benz Rennwagen Schnelltransprter

My collection

And you thought your winter was rough.

It’s been a rough winter all around, though I am glad most of our snowy adventures do not involve storming a tall tower. Isaac S (soccersnyderi)’s little build is quite clever, and I do appreciate some of the techniques he used here. It definitely avoids being a boring tower, and I like the cold feel of the whole build.

Bravo!

Rage, rage against the dying of the light

It was apparently an Interstellar sort of evening last night. In composing my last post, I ran across some other things I wanted to share, which conveniently finishes the first stanza of Dylan Thomas’s beautiful poem.

The Endurance from "Interstellar"
Endurance by ウィル

Do not go gentle into that good night,

TARS by Yong Hoon Yoon

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

TARS by Je hyung Lee

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

More Interstellar builds for you to check out:

Iain’s Lander on Miller’s Planet
SPARKART’s TARS
Riskjockey’s Ranger
tsower’s Ranger
ウィル’s Micro Endurance

Old age should burn and rave at close of day

It’s no secret that we here at TBB are big fans of Interstellar. Given a choice, we might even replace the Lemur with TARS.

We’ve seen jp_velociraptor‘s beautiful Ranger, and he’s posted a follow up with the Lander vehicle in just as much stunning detail.

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If you haven’t already, I would also highly recommend securing your copy of the movie, which releases on Tuesday, March 31. You can support TBB by reserving Interstellar on Amazon.

10-foot-long LEGO Model of 1930s Danish Ship MS Jutlandia

Some builds just put me at a loss for words, and this is one of them. The real MS Jutlandia was launched in 1934, and is an impressive 461 feet long. She started her life as a passenger vessel and served time during both WWII and the Korean War. She spent some time as a royal vessel, and was scrapped in 1965.

Arjan Oude Kotte (Konajra) has created this absolutely stunning minifig scale version of this lovely ship. This beautiful build ultimately took 11 months, with 5 months to design and 6 months to build. The ship itself is over 10 feet (3.25 meters) long, and stands nearly 5 feet (1.5 meters) high. He estimates 90,000-100,000 pieces total, bringing this ship to life.

Jutlandia

I encourage you to pour over the details in the flickr gallery, which includes some WIP photos.

ms Jutlandia