Tag Archives: Miniland

“Miniland” is the name of the area at LEGOLAND theme parks where master model builders have created landmarks and cityscapes. Built at a scale about twice as large as the size of models built for minifigs, the building style is also popular with LEGO fans who aren’t professional model builders themselves.

Announcing PythonScape at BrickCon 2011 [News]

With our announcement of Numereji 2421, it’s clear the convention season is upon us, but the collaborative display that we’re organizing is hardly the only group build at BrickCon this fall. Iain Heath has just announced PythonScape, a Miniland-scale homage to the wonder and beauty of Monty Python.

"PythonScape" at BrickCon 2011

I’ve already called dibs on the Black Knight, but there are still plenty of funny characters and scenes open for contributions. Following the success of Bricks of Character, I’m sure this is going to be awesome.

Characters of Brick

Bricks by the Bay and the steampunk Nova Albion exhibition happened at the same time and the same place last month, so Iain Heath (Ochre Jelly) and Guy Himber (V&A Steamworks) took advantage of this massive convergence of geekiness to dress for the occasion. Naturally, Iain followed that up with LEGO versions of himself and the inimitable Mr. Himber.

Dopplegangers!

Bravo, sirs, bravo.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

This time last year we were collectively preparing to worship LEGO Hawking, courtesy of Iain Heath. Now, the venerable Mr. Hawking is nothing but a prisoner of those damn dirty apes. I don’t trust Iain with my heroes of character anymore.

What’s next, Iain? Will you turn Quorra into a Justin Bieber fan? Will you, yourself, abandon miniland creations for minifig scale?

I just can’t take it anymore.

Cruisin’ in the Coupe

Peter Blackert (lego911) builds fantastic vehicles out of brick. This is simply a fact. His latest creation brings us back to the Roarin’ 20s with a brilliantly executed Ford Model A (1927) Deluxe Coupe ‘Grandfather’ design. More photos, including his mini-land scale Grandma and Grandpa, are found in his USA Holiday 2010 set.