Brickshelf user midnightcat built a detailed kyomachiya townhouse complete with a fully adorned interior. The technique of building the roof with a combination of cylinders and tiles create a good effect.
LEGO Asia models on The Brothers Brick | Page 3
The diverse cultures and complex history of Asia continue to inspire LEGO builders all over the world. China, Japan, and Korea also have large and active LEGO fan communities that contribute to the global conversation through their LEGO models. This page features LEGO models inspired by Asia, coverage of events that happen in Asia, and background about models by Asian builders.
It takes at least a second look at GYUTA K.‘s Gundam to appreciate this creation. I personally like the transforming core fighter chest piece, which you can see in the gallery on MOCpages.
Keith Goldman‘s You Control the Action Bonsai Kit is a package of Brick Zen fun. It is designed for you to “control the action” and change the appearance of the setup to suit your mood or whim (it even comes with minifigs!). Best of all, you can buy this creation starting November as part of Continue reading →
I spent four days under the shadow of Robin Sather’s 1:1 scale torii gate at BrickCon last weekend, so it was lovely to see this equally impressive-but much smaller- version of Miyajima Torii by Matija Grguric.
Adrian Drake (Brickfrenzy) is bringing his colossal super robot Raideen to our Big in Japan display at BrickCon. I think it will look very nice standing next to Mark Sandlin’s Mazinger Z, both of which are based off the Teknomeka frame.
One of the advantages of cover version LEGO is that it allows us to blog older models with fresh pictures. Aaron Dayman recently posted his variants on Adam Grabowski’s (misterzumbi) motorbike from the 1988 film Akira. Adam’s version is many years old as are my instructions for it (much older than the 1×1 brick with Continue reading →
HKLUG has posted a ton of excellent pictures from the 2010 Anime Festival on their Facebook page. You should definitely take the time to check them out. The pictures posted here really caught me eye, but there are many, many more. If any of our readers have information on the actual builders, please let us Continue reading →
Tsang Yiu Keung (chiukeung) built a microscale replica of the China Pavilion that dominates Expo 2010. I’ve been wanting to build this structure since visiting the expo earlier this month, but there’s no need now. It even has lights.
Ray Kwan builds the Hong Kong Coliseum complete with working lights and an illuminated interior. I recommend checking out the gallery for shots of all corners of the building, which features some nice modern city details.
Never has junk looked so good. Sorry. This Chinese Junk by ArzLan is a thing of beauty and it’s chock full of cool techniques. I’m loving that flag. Edit: This will be displayed at Brick Adventure 2011 in Hong Kong.
You don’t have to have been in China to recognize the distinct Chinese architecture portrayed in Andy Hung‘s rendition of the Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong. The intricate layering of multi-colored plates simulates the colorful ornamentation on the actual building. Check out the full gallery where you can see the complete creation featuring Continue reading →
Iain Heath is a building fool — he’s created a myriad of iconic pieces of some of Hayao Miyazaki‘s greatest films. But now he’s gone and built the master himself: All of these are scheduled to make an appearance at BrickCon, as part of the Big in Japan display!
Between lack of LEGO time and an unsorted collection, I’ve been struggling with what to build for BrickCon — especially Big in Japan. I wanted to build Tokyo Tower, a big Shinto shrine, Ginza, and the National Diet Building. My solution to build them all was to go microscale. Naturally, every Tokyo skyline needs a Continue reading →
One of my favorite day trips from Tokyo was visiting the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Space2310 continues his series of excellent Japanese LEGO models with a microscale Amida Buddha. Like the real Buddha in Japan, this one has little windows on his back so visitors can look out. The cherry blossoms add a wonderful touch Continue reading →
Hello everyone. It is with great pleasure that I bring you my first post on The Brothers Brick: Hello Kitty Duplo! Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either. But seriously, how many wives of AFOLs have been wanting this? Just in time for the Big in Japan display at BrickCon, Hello Kitty and LEGO have reached Continue reading →