Sometimes relatively simple scenes can provide the most opportunity for showing terrific quality. Take, for instance, this beautiful diorama of the Roman invasion of Britain by James Pegrum (peggyjdb) which is really just a bit of shoreline with some soldiers. I’ve seen the trans-blue 1×1 round plates used as water many times, but James has Continue reading →
LEGO Building Techniques on The Brothers Brick
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There is something that’s just plain awesome about LEGO creations that go beyond just looking cool and enter the realm of being full-on functional. In this case, hippotam‘s made the perfect gift for the kitchen-inclined AFOL in your life. And yes, it totally works:
Kris_Kelvin loves dark red and textured walls, and his latest creation undoubtedly has both characteristics of his style. Check out this close-up view of the clock tower for a detailed look at the walls made out of plates.
Nick Sweetman (MinifigNick) followed advice from his 9 year old son to use the tower roof piece from the Harry Potter sets as the head of a dragon. It just so happens that the roof tile texture mimics the dragon’s scales and the exposed studs are right at where the dragon’s eyes should be – Continue reading →
Jonas (Legopard) returns to TBB with a new water technique that is sure to catch on with the hot weather crowd. In “Flooded Barrack“, the builder uses window “glass” supported by various plants and parts to simulate dihydrogen monoxide and the overall effect is very pleasing although no doubt a bit fragile in places. More Continue reading →
I spotted this the other day, and simply needed to share. There are some brilliant trees floating about in the general LEGO universe, and I love spotting techniques that add character, brilliance, and stand out amongst the others. Enter the Lonely Tree, by Luke Watkins Hutchinson (Derfel Cadarn). I love the way the tree twists Continue reading →
Recently the Polish LEGO club LUGPol ran a challenge to build a monochrome LEGO model. I think we can agree that Hippotam more than succeeded in meeting the challenge and making a great model with his “Destruction of Pompeii“. I’d like to see more people try building in just one colour.
It’s hard to find a meaningful way to move on here on our silly little LEGO blog in the face of complex world events. As a former resident of Boston who lived directly on the marathon route, my heart goes out to the city, to all my friends back in Massachusetts, and to the victims Continue reading →
CK Tsang (Chiukeung) has made a great little model of the Ironman Mark One Armor, with HK Lug. It’s a pretty great rendition of the first Ironman suit, at minifig scale. But that’s not all! He’s also made instructions, so you can build your own!
As some of you may know, my wife and I welcomed our third little kidlet into the world on March 5th. I don’t recall how I juggled babies and LEGO with my first two, but over the last month I have observed a few things, in particular by reviewing what I have been posting to Continue reading →
tiberium_blue is known for his technique of making brick-walls out of liftarms as seen in The Sleepy Oak and T’Met Monastery. His latest is another great example showcasing this style, but also notable is the landscape that features embedded boulders that first made their appearance in Castle Palamar.
How do you build a diorama without a baseplate or a solid surface underneath? Leave it to the creative geniuses Sean and Steph Mayo (Siercon and Coral) to figure out a way. This diorama is floating on water and there’s no baseplate that holds the pieces together. Each brick had to have a plate attached Continue reading →
Carl Greatrix (bricktrix) has once again built something I thought would be impossible to reproduce in LEGO. The Blue Pullman was a very strange, but ugly/attractive diesel luxury train running in Britain through the 60s. Its very distinctive wedge shaped face is extremely challenging, but Carl has managed to get a pretty great likeness. It Continue reading →
I do like me a good LEGO tehcnical study once in a while. Ethan (-MrMacy-) brings us a doozy of a pair of crumbling walls that is well worth sharing.
Peter Oglivy (Peter.A.B.) has graciously offered to take over the occasional LEGO Trains challenge, and given us a doozy for town and train builders: build a railbus. Railbuses were an important part of rail networks in the 1930s (and even today in some parts of the world) and because of the era and other limitations, Continue reading →