We are still far removed from the point where LEGO robots can build copies of themselves, but the ‘Fabrik Mosaïque’ built by minkowsky shows an interesting first step. The factory building itself is nice, but when I first saw it, it didn’t strike me as all that remarkable. I’m glad I took a closer look, Continue reading →
LEGO Town models on The Brothers Brick
Towns in the world of LEGO have everything cities in the real world do — police stations, fire engines, trains, hairdressers and veterinarians. Check out all the beautiful buildings and vehicles we’ve featured here on The Brothers Brick.
Canadian John V (Lemelisk) makes his first appearance on this blog of brothers with his “Adnavik” tug boat. Named after a village on the Labrador coast, this Canadian Forces Arctic Vessel (CFAV) is accurate to its real world counterpart, with many playable features that would make a great official set.
Zaberca Architecture is a firm committed to design excellence and sustainable building practices. Founded by zaberca in 2007, the firm endorses a contextual and purpose driven design philosophy which focuses on the process of design, rather than heroic architectural gestures, or specific stylistic expressions. Following an in depth analysis of context, climate and vernacular forms, Continue reading →
Sweden’s Lego.Skrytsson is providing the power for Saturday’s broadcast with his “Transformer” diorama. Gabriel brings the substation to life with accurate detail and just the right amount of minifig action to keep it interesting and provide some color. The varied textures help to overcome the necessarily monochromatic style, and the overall result is both pleasing Continue reading →
Jason Allemann (True Dimensions) collaborated on this eye-catching microscale model simply titled “Maritime Fishing Village“. Based loosely on the Newfoundland town Port aux Basques, the builders manage to pack in a nice variety of color to help make each building seem unique. Hopefully Jason will enter this into the pool for consideration for TBB’s monthly Continue reading →
Brian Williams (BMW_Indy) is more typically associated with highly detailed train models and Indiana Jones dioramas, so his recreation of the Friendship 7 launch is a bit of a departure. But I think it’s a happy departure. The LED powered flame effect really adds to the diorama.
Kris_Kelvin loves dark red and textured walls, and his latest creation undoubtedly has both characteristics of his style. Check out this close-up view of the clock tower for a detailed look at the walls made out of plates.
Builder RedCoKid has created this amazing fictional baseball stadium for his LEGO city. He created the design digitally in LEGO’s Digital Designer, and then he and two other people gathered the 18,600 pieces necessary and assembled the model over three days. He’s packed it with loads of great features, including the ability to change the Continue reading →
Tobias Vogt (Tobigo) spent three months building this massive oil rig standing 1.1 metres tall and 1 metre wide. With all parts of the refinery included, Tobias even went so far as to include close to 16 metres of ‘pipe’ connecting the different sections. Builds of this size tend to be viewed as display items Continue reading →
Brick Vader brings us back down to earth with this subdued gem, simply titled “Mediteranes Haus“. I could ramble on at length about how great this model is…talk about techniques and tedious details, but the hour is getting late in Vegas and these broads want to dance. Additional photos are available here.
I bet you thought this model was about twice as big from the thumbnail. Jonathan Lopes (BKNY Bricks) continues with his sub-minifig scale building series with this delightful Portland firestation. The flag is very cool.
In the world of gas/ petrol stations, corporate blandness rules. If it weren’t for the scenery, just looking at the building and the forecourt doesn’t really tell you whether you’re at a petrol station next to, say, the M3 in the UK heading towards Southampton, the A2 between Utrecht and Amsterdam or even I-70 through Continue reading →
We have previously blogged a brilliant updated version of an old set built by Moritz Nolting (Nolnet) and he has built one again. This time he has turned his attention to the Highway maintenance truck, a classic city set from the Eighties, which I too used to own and love. That’s already a good thing Continue reading →
Disclaimer – This post is more about why I love the online community than it is about the model itself…that being said I do think the model was cool enough to share :) I think the online LEGO community influences and affects people differently. For me it means a great deal and is on par Continue reading →
Legohippie has made this terrific replica of the quintessential emblem of American schools, the Bluebird International school bus. This iconic yellow behemoth is the method of transportation for millions of children every day, and I’ve not seen a better LEGO version than this one.