Category Archives: Models

This is what we’re all about. We scour the web for the best custom LEGO models to share with you. From castles and spaceships to planes, trains, and automobiles, you’ll find the best LEGO creations from builders all over the world right here on The Brothers Brick.

Curiosity killed the bot.

After Tyler posted an anti-frog build, A Plastic Infinity decided to show us Frogs are smarter than the average bot, with this amusing build:

ExploreBot's Demise

While it was definitely the humour that caught my eye (not to mention the cute little frog), there are actually a lot of fantastic build techniques he’s used in the bot itself. From the brilliantly illegal shoulder joint connections, to the marvelous finger connection – this bot just fantastic.

Droning on

The drone bandwagon keeps rolling, with the past week seeing a number of particularly nice examples of the genre.

Paul Meissner (legosamurai) pays homage to the artist that launched a thousand drones with this superbly accurate reproduction of a well-known piece of concept art by StTheo. And be sure to check out the rugged tactical variant, too.

Michael Wilhoit (MijeW) continues his trend of funky drone designs with unpronounceable names with this derpy-faced and spindly-armed design;

Xavier Fernandez (Bezor-1) finally takes a half decent photo of his excellent mecha builds with this elegant design. The minimalist color scheme makes the turquoise katana look all the better.

It’s the Beard that Makes the Pirate

While this pirate model by Dylan Mievis (sparkytron) is top-notch all around, it’s the face and beard that really sell it. There are good parts usages, and then there are ones that are crazy and perfect, and using the large constraction fig head from Chima’s Laval for a pirate face is absolutely in the brilliant category. Captain Redbeard Blindeye

Friday Night Fights Live!

Just recently, Guy and I hosted the live kickoff of the latest Iron Builder competition between Siercon and Coral vs Legohaulic and Littlehaulic. Joining us were some other staff members of the blog (Chris, Caylin) and other builders (Bruce Lowell, Nick V, Andrew Lee). The video below contains the entire live-recorded broadcast, which features the following:

  • The unveiling of the mystery part
  • A 10 miniute build-off between the contenders
  • A long Q&A session where we answered questions from the audience on anything from the state of the Lego community to whether I was wearing pants.

Iron Builder 3.0 - Round 12 - Siercon & Coral VS Legohaulic VS Littlehaulic

Enjoy!

Stripes make it go faster

The microGARC trend continues to race along at breakneck speed, distinguished by detailed stickering which makes the ships look much larger than they really are.

The Banana Split by Lego Junkie looks more like a heavy-duty construction unit rather than a racer. The repetition of the lines of the intakes in the stripes up top is particularly nice.

GARC; Banana Split.

This Elysium shuttle by Jacob Unterreiner (4estFeller) isn’t strictly a GARC racer, but the intentionally chaotic stickering and minute detailing make it fit in right alongside its flashier cousins.

Elysium Smuggler Ship