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. She regularly attends BrickCon in Seattle, Washington, where she goes by the title of Prize Goddess. You can check out her flickr account here.

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BrickCon 2016 is this weekend [News]

BrickCon 2016 in Seattle 3 days away! The convention begins Thursday, Sept 30 and runs until Sunday, Oct 2. The public is invited to come see everything on Saturday from 10am – 4pm and Sunday from 9am – 3pm.

BrickCon 2016: MADNESS

Thinking about visiting during Public Hours, but haven’t gotten tickets yet? You’re in luck! The Brothers Brick is giving away a family pack of four tickets, good for entry on either Saturday or Sunday, at any time!

The contest runs today, 9/27, and ends at 11:59pm on Thursday, 9/29. We’ll do the drawing Friday morning and notify the winners. Winners will be able to pick up their tickets at the Exhibition Center beginning Saturday Morning!

To enter the contest, click here!

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in Microscale

The Globe Theater is iconic, with a long rich history. Artisan Bricks has recreated the theater in microscale, complete with removable roof for easy stage access.

This tiny theater features the iconic round shape, with the open arena for the audience. There are balconies all around, with the elevated stage.

Micro LEGO National Park: Meridian Hill, Washington DC

National parks come in all shapes and sizes, though I don’t think extra tiny is on the list! jsnyder002 has given us this beautiful micro rendition of Meridian Hill National Park, located in Washington, DC. The real park certainly sits on the smaller side of things, and was formerly a garden for a a mansion.

The micro LEGO version features beautiful waterfalls and glorious arches, and is quite an accurate rendition of the real thing.

It’s a fitting tribute for the National Park centennial this year!

Stop at Brickton Harbor to fuel up before your journey

One of the last things you do before departing on a journey is stop for gas. Arjan Oude Kotte has created Brickton Harbor, a place for your LEGO vessels to stop for fuel before they leave for their own journeys.

This detailed harbor is full of great details! The fuel docks feature the fuel pumps and lines for the boats, and the textured siding on the building is fantastic.

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S.S. Helios reporting; what are your orders?

After hiatus, Sean and Steph Mayo have returned in style with the S.S. Helios, and it is a thing of beauty. As we’ve come to expect, this starfighter features some fantastic parts usage, with a vibrant color scheme. Can you spot the Elves keys? And the dinner plates turned weapons?

If you can narrow it down, what part is your favorite?

Ace’s high, low, and wild in Alice’s Wonderland

I don’t envy Alice, and her upcoming confrontation with these Card Knights. Julius von Brunk has been working on these LEGO Card Knight minifigures for an upcoming Alice in Wonderland display. We’re treated to a hand full of Aces, along with the Joker. It’s certainly a hand full of dangerous cards no matter which game you play!

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LEGO Friends in Time

It’s not often we get to post a Friends-themed creation! This beautiful diorama from Matthew Hocker was built for the year-long Friends competition, held over at Rebrick.

This great diorama features a group of old-timey Friends out for a drive and a camping trip. There is so much detail here! From the great old car to the covered bridge, and the flora and fauna all over, there’s something to discover each time you look at it.

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Here’s your Wednesday morning coffee.

I could make the argument that this qualifies as latte art. This LEGO latte by DOGOD Brick Design is simple, effective, and highly recognizable. The tan, dark tan and white do an excellent job standing in for steamed milk and foam. The cup is simple with nice curves, with a nice matching plate.

It reminds me of a nice, homey coffee place where they ask if your order is “for here, or to go” and if you choose to stay, you get a big mug.

LEGO farm truck pulls its weight

This truck pulls it’s weight on the farm, for sure! This fantastic little truck by Сергей Антохин fits two minifigs plus 4 pigs…or a significant amount of wood clippings.

The truck features a back panel that drops to allow easy access to the truck bed, and is capable of towing the best minifig wood chipper I think I’ve seen. Make sure to keep your fingers clear!

LEGO Batman Movie, Knight Rider Dimensions packs revealed [News]

LEGO has revealed three new Dimensions packs this morning, including some of the first sets for the LEGO Batman Movie and a Fun Pack for Knight Rider. These new sets will be available February 10, 2017, according to the press release below. The second wave of LEGO Dimensions is getting some amazing new characters and minfigures, including the A-Team, Sonic, E.T, Mission Impossible, Adventure Time, Gremlins, and the Goonies.

71264 LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack

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Night of the living carrots

With summer over, it’s time to embrace the change of seasons and let Halloween in. Chubbybots has clearly done so with this horribly creepy killer LEGO carrot who wishes to come after us all.

I love the shaping and expression. This thing has so much character. I mean, yes, it looks like it’s going to take revenge for not eating (or eating too many!) vegetables, but that’s okay.

Night of the living carrots!!

Lighting sets the mood in LEGO Gotham City

Light and shadow can influence so much in a photo, and enhance the story you see. A great example is SHARPSPEED‘s interrogation room, featuring citizens of Gotham City. Even without a caption, the contrast in lighting of the inmate vs the shadows of security and the doctor at the other end of the room tell you about the power-play going on at that table. Makes you wonder what might happen next…