Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another round of Friday Night Fights. Tonight we’re going to go straight into the details! Sometimes it’s too easy to get overwhelmed and build big and boring, the key is layer in the details while building big. Let’s go to the tale of the tape.
In the tan corner we have Nick Barrett with this lovely Georgian Town House:
(check out the full build here, with a full interior).
In the dark tan corner we have Acticis with this lovely detached house:
(Check out the full build here).
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding, by way of comment, which of these beautiful builds will win the battle. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, Modded Model Cars, Massimiliano narrowly won 10-9 with his Classic Space Mini Cooper. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!
As we’ve ruminated here before, microscale design is no mean feat. Capturing the essential details while keeping the scale compact takes a great deal of talent, and some of the most difficult features to achieve at any scale are brick-built domes. Rolli (Moriartus on flickr) has excelled at this with his miniature replica of the great Baroque sandstone edifice Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany. The real church finished reconstruction in 2005 after being destroyed by bombing during WWII.
The Simpsons LEGO roundup continues from this meta LEGO Simpsons build by Matt De Lanoy.
It’s LEGO Simpson’s favorite Block retail store:
And check out the detailed inside:
You can see this, and more of Matt’s LEGO-Springfield at Brickworld: Chicago in just over a month!
This adorable presentation by Brian Rinker is based off a real piece of architectural genius–the inspiration was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Brian includes a link to the reference in his photo’s description, so check it out!
Steven Asbury spent a long time perfecting his vision of a fire station – 10 years to be exact. This creation is modeled after the a fire station in the city of College Station. Check out more photos on MOCpages and take a look at the plethora of fire rescue vehicles by Steven on Brickshelf.
Korean Lego fan Yo-Sub Joo made this beautiful render of the Milwaukee Art Museum using countless digital bricks. The model is so massive that from a distance you can’t tell it’s supposed to be Lego. Check out more pictures on MOCpages.
If making a really nice modern architecture building wasn’t hard enough, Andreas has taken it one step further and decided to add unbelievably realistic damage.
The transition from clean lines to rubble is nothing short of amazing.
It’s been a year or two since I last saw a LEGO version of the Seattle Space Needle, but Erwin te Kortschot’s is worth the wait. Erwin’s version is edged with clean lines, and the disk at the top is about as smoothly pretty as LEGO can make.
The amount of time and care put into this amazing cutaway by Ryan McNaught (TheBrickMan) and Erik Varszegi is absolutely mindblowing. While we’ve seen others tackle the intricate shapes of the iconic Sydney Opera house, the fully realized interior takes this build to a whole new level.
Architecture isn’t usually a theme I build in, but I do appreciate when it’s done well. TBB newcomer Adam Hollings (Night Hawk_) has built a really nifty Eco friendly house:
It’s an example of a very nice and clean build, and looks almost too simple… until you take a closer look. There is some really nice detailed styling he accomplished by building studs out creating some nice vertical lines. But the really cool part are the windows. Using levers to hold glass is nothing new, but using technic axles to frame the windows? Now that’s a new trick I have to remember.