Tag Archives: Town

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.

Stop at Brickton Harbor to fuel up before your journey

One of the last things you do before departing on a journey is stop for gas. Arjan Oude Kotte has created Brickton Harbor, a place for your LEGO vessels to stop for fuel before they leave for their own journeys.

This detailed harbor is full of great details! The fuel docks feature the fuel pumps and lines for the boats, and the textured siding on the building is fantastic.

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Gothic magnificence in brick: the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada

I’d never seen Canada’s Library of Parliament before encountering Erwin te Kortschot‘s beautiful LEGO version, and I was amazed by its stunning Victorian High Gothic architecture shaped as a round library. A better structure to hold an nation’s library could hardly be imagined, as the cumulative knowledge of a people ought to be enshrined in a building which inspires awe. Erwin’s brick-built version is just as lovely as the original, despite the difficult circular design.

Library of Parliament (front)

Library of Parliament (collage 2)

LEGO farm truck pulls its weight

This truck pulls it’s weight on the farm, for sure! This fantastic little truck by Сергей Антохин fits two minifigs plus 4 pigs…or a significant amount of wood clippings.

The truck features a back panel that drops to allow easy access to the truck bed, and is capable of towing the best minifig wood chipper I think I’ve seen. Make sure to keep your fingers clear!

Lighting sets the mood in LEGO Gotham City

Light and shadow can influence so much in a photo, and enhance the story you see. A great example is SHARPSPEED‘s interrogation room, featuring citizens of Gotham City. Even without a caption, the contrast in lighting of the inmate vs the shadows of security and the doctor at the other end of the room tell you about the power-play going on at that table. Makes you wonder what might happen next…

Got milk truck?

Skim, whole, vitamin D, almond, soy: milk is pretty much everywhere. Ever wondered how it gets there? Well, like everything else in this world, it travels by truck. Normally the trucks are full of jugs, bottles or cartons. But sometimes a tanker of milk is the most efficient means of transport.

Although this LEGO tanker truck by MacSergey doesn’t have any clever custom logos on the side, its color is a dead giveaway to the contents. As is the name, Молоковоз, which is Russian for “milk truck.”

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There are sweet details and clever construction techniques all over this model, but the best are definitely on the back. An access panel hides the milk-pumping controls, and there’s a nifty ladder for accessing the top of the rig. Check out the gallery for more photos.

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LEGO City, Nexo Knights up to 38% off on Amazon [News]

In addition to the Minecraft sets we posted earlier today, there are a number of other sets on sale today, including 60134 Fun in the Park! As always, click the images or links below to get awesome sets (for up to 38% off!) from LEGO City and Nexo Knights, and help support The Brothers Brick.

60134 Fun in the Park

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Fifteen years later: One World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial

Fifteen years ago today, the United States was attacked: one plane crashed in Pennsylvania, one plane was crashed into the Pentagon, and two planes attacked the World Trade Center in New York City. The attacks took nearly 3,000 lives and forever changed the identify of a nation and the course of the world.

Rocco Buttliere gives us this beautiful LEGO build of One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial, which are situated on the site where the Twin Towers once stood. We invite you to reflect on how the world has changed in the last 15 years and take a moment of silence today in remembrance.

Hit the court at the Squash Centrum Maastricht

Reader Berthil van Beek tells us that he’s been playing squash for more than 30 years, the most recent 5 years at a squash gym in Maastricht, the Netherlands. After starting to build again with LEGO a few years ago, Berthil decided to recreate the the gym and the lovely building that it’s housed in. Built from 11,000 LEGO bricks, Berthil tells us that he spent about 400 hours designing and building this highly detailed LEGO model — a creation that celebrates the place full of “fun and wonderful people.”

Squash Centrum Maastricht

The LEGO version of the Squash Centrum includes all the details of the real thing, from solar panels and a little garden on the roof to men’s and women’s locker rooms (complete with sauna) and the glass-enclosed squash court itself. Whether you love squash or not, this is an incredibly detailed creation worth poring over for lots of fun little scenes.

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Before Rocky shows up

You’d imagine a LEGO gym model would be stuffed full of minifigs in exercise poses. Not so this scene from Mrbones Bricks — the place is completely empty except for the lonely janitor. The gym’s interior is nicely built — don’t miss the hanging punchbag, the lockers, and the electrical conduit and fuseboxes on the wall. However, it’s the composition of the photo which turns this into a striking image. The expanse of empty floor awaiting the janitor’s attention creates a real sense of emptiness and quiet.

Lonely Janitor

Silly readers, bookshelves are for displaying LEGO!

Some builders go years without sharing any of their builds online, but the LEGO creations can be worth the wait. We featured a lovely LEGO Tardis by Alan McMorran way back in 2008 (and I had the pleasure of meeting Alan in person at BrickCon the next year). Alan is back with a fantastic bridge that spans shelves at two different levels in his study.

The Constantine Lego Bridge

Alan tells me that the “Constantine Bridge” was inspired by the old London Bridge and the Ponte Vecchio in Venice — houses and their residents crowding the arch.

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Chill out in this beautifully serene LEGO spa

Heikki Mattila has built a wonderfully calm LEGO spa. The details here are simply perfect — the bath itself, the drinks shelf, the candles, and the nice touch of the rolled towels and soap on the little table. That back wall tiling is very well done, exactly the sort of color scheme and layout you’d expect to find in such a classy and relaxing venue. Normally I’m not a fan of room models without some kind of minifig presence to bring them to life, but this scene doesn’t need it. In fact, the absence of minifigs only serves to enhance the sense of peace and quiet.

Spa