I’m always pleased when Tony Sava (sava_the_aggie) posts pictures of one of his trains in situ. He’s got a camera with a great depth of field, and a great skill at using it.
LEGO Trains on The Brothers Brick | Page 2
LEGO trains have been for sale since the 1960s, and LEGO fans have been creating their own custom layouts with LEGO bricks ever since. Whether you enjoy 4.5-volt, 12-volt, 9-volt, RC, or Power Functions LEGO trains, and whether or not you have an opinion about 8-wide, 9-wide, or some other scale, you’ll find lots of gorgeous engines and rail cars right here on The Brothers Brick.
I’ve got a little time this evening so figured I might as well post some old things from my bloglist. First up is Caleb Randolph’s Swedish Class B. As though packing in the details wasn’t enough, Caleb has gone where others fear tread and added sound. As for the model itself: I’m particularly impressed by Continue reading →
Reviewing fever seems to be in season as the 2013 sets dawn upon us. Brickset and Eurobricks recently posted detailed reviews of the upcoming 10233 Horizon Express to be released in January. Review on Brickset: Review on Eurobricks:
It must be the season for Unofficial LEGO books, as hot on the heels of The Big Unofficial LEGO Adventure Book comes The Big Unofficial Lego Builder’s Book: Build Your Own City (auf Deutsch) by the talented Joe Klang (-derjoe-) and Oliver Albrecht (*Olly*). The book includes some beautiful cars and micro-city designs, along with Continue reading →
I’ve previously blogged many of the components of Maciej Drwiega’s Polish railways display layout, but this four year project was assembled for the first time recently in Skaerbaek Fan Weekend. I’ve never made secret my love of Eastern European industrial design, so this very much tickles my heart.
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 →
Next year promises to be a very good year for LEGO train fans with the release of the ‘EXPERT’ set “10233 Horizon Express”. This is a very good looking high speed train kit, most certainly based heavily on certain verions of the French TGV. What is especially cool is that the set is designed so Continue reading →
This weekend we’ve got BrisBricks in Brisbane, and AMRA in Sydney will be showcasing LEGO trains. I’ll be at Brisbricks for at least the Saturday with my latest toys.
Anyone who’s looked at my photostream in any detail would have noticed I’ve slowly but surely been collecting English trains, vehicles and buildings from the pre-WWII period. Ultimately I have a goal of assembling it all into a single layout, and this street is my first demonstration. I’m really, really hoping to make it to Continue reading →
Tony Sava (SavaTheAggie) has been building up his Texan steam locomotive collection for a while, and has recently started revisiting some of his earlier works. But this cute little number is all new as far as I’m aware. Check out the minifig stands on the tender (the bit out back).
Dark-Alamez has built us a Chicago street section. Two of the buildings are based on real ones, while the third one is out of his imagination. It took me just a glance at the thumbnail to recognize the city this creation represents. Aside from beautiful buildings my favorite is the Chicago Loop railway segment.
I’ve been somewhat less than diligent in my checking of Brickshelf lately, so I count myself very fortunate I caught the Eurobricks thread for this wonderful train station. Unlike art deco, which is lends itself nicely to LEGO bricks, the art nouveau style of Rochefort’s main station is quite a challenge to represent in LEGO. Continue reading →
At first glance you may think you’re looking at another typical large castle diorama, but a second look will quickly reveal anachronistic elements such as a train, a military patrol boat, and… a mad scientist’s lab? Indeed, this diorama by Ciamosław Ciamek is no ordinary castle. Check out the story on Flickr and visit Brickshelf Continue reading →
Breaking my break again. This time because of an amazing broken fence by Maciej Drwiega.
Cale Leiphart just posted some beautiful train models (Pennsy K4 class for the trainheads). They’ve got all the bells and whistles (for some approximation of literally) and are sleek little beasts. But you really need to watch a video to do them full justice.