The industrious RAILBRICKS team recently brought us yet another issue of their excellent magazine. This time it features layouts, and is thus probably more relevant to non-train builders, with its demonstration of landscaping and detailing. Highlights in this issue include articles on the excellent layout of Alban Nanty, the collaborative layouts of Mike Pianta (scruffulous) Continue reading →
LEGO Diorama models on The Brothers Brick | Page 5
There’s nothing like a massive LEGO diorama to prove that you’ve arrived as a LEGO builder. The LEGO dioramas we feature here span everything from realistic medieval castles to scenes from World War II, and more than a few post-apocalyptic wastelands.
Bart De Dobbelaer is back in story-telling mode again, but this time he’s doing it completely through un-captioned pictures. His news series is called the Hive and begins with an extraterrestrial excavation scene. Check back at Bart’s Flickr photostream to see the story unfold.
Blake Baer has build us a very nice model of the fish tank and the gang from the Pixar movie Finding Nemo. This creation was build for the yearly competition over at MOCpages called MocOlympics. Join the group over at MOCpages and enjoy all the nice creations there will surely be built for this occasion.
Legopard recently exhibited his LEGO Hobbiton at SteineWahn 2012 in Berlin, where it took 3rd place for “Best MOC”. While many LEGO builders are content to build a single hobbit hole, Legopard built three, each with its uniquely colored front door, all surrounded by lush landscaping. Bag End has an interior to satisfy the poshest Continue reading →
Most LEGO builders are satisfied with presenting their models against either a neutral or edited background. Not Gabriel Thomson (qi_tah). In “Attack on the Causeway,” Gabriel builds in some serious weather. There’s lots to love in this diorama beyond the clouds & rain. See all of Gabriel’s photos in his photoset on Flickr.
We feature some amazing creations on here, and I love when the builder adds a level of play-ability to the creation, much like Peter de Yeule has done with his desert outpost. The build itself is quite excellent. What I loved though is that it opens! You can see all of the nifty stuff inside. Continue reading →
Carson Hart has churned out a brilliant microscale scene, packed full of nifty parts usages and cool shapes. He says he was inspired by Iridescent Nohow, and I can definitely see the influence in this whimsical diorama.
It seems like fans of medieval LEGO have really started expanding beyond the traditional castle, with complex dioramas and market town scenes. Ryxe contributes a verdant English village, complete with a wonderfully detailed church, graveyard, and public house. Notice how Ryxe builds the structures at an angle to the landscape and each other — the Continue reading →
…if it were so, it was a grievous fault. And brilliantly, James Pegrum built it. The Globe theater is so iconic, as are the works of the bard, who watches from stage-left as his players bring his words to life. Shakespeare’s most famous fans watch from above as Caesar falls, his guards bursting on stage Continue reading →
I’m sure you do. We all do! TheBrickAvenger built this lovely little playset-esque creation, inspired after a Playmobile playset (gasp!). I’m quite sure I’m biased but this turned out just fantastic. The board roof, and that palm! He’s got tons more stuff worth checking out on his Flickr stream. Enjoy!
Soldiering in a place like the Colonial Outpost by The Brick Time Team must be a little desired job–although it affords views like no other. This really is an excellent piece of work, though. The weathering of the sandstone walls is superbly done, and probably does more to make this MOC stand out than anything Continue reading →
Blake Baer and Jack Bittner present their second collaboration shown at BrickFair earlier this month. This time they built the beautiful Rivendell from Lord of the Rings. This is the first time I’ve seen the olive colored leaves used in significant quantities and they are great highlights on top of an already gorgeous diorama. You Continue reading →
We’ve seen a lot of survivor camps and up-armored pickup trucks from ApocaLEGO builders over the years, to the point that we’ve sort of stopped paying attention to the genre. Dillon (Pendragon) takes post-apocalyptic LEGO in an unexpected but completely believable direction — underground. Dillon’s diorama features complex subterranean landscaping that incorporates salvaged structures and Continue reading →
Sean and Steph Mayo (Siercon and Coral) present an amazing fantasy creation called Faerie Forest. From the tree spires to the textured river that weaves through them, this diorama is bursting with interesting details. Check out the Flickr set for more pictures.
Simon Liu’s (Si-MOCs) Friends-themed space hangar is bursting with pastel shades of pink and blue. Its name FriendSHIP alone is worthy of a mention, a perfect pun. There’s also a third level by Isaac (Ricecracker.) that stacks with the other two to form a completed display.