Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bricks Helping Japan – Charity LEGO Auctions Update 3

Our custom LEGO creation auctions to benefit the victims of the recent earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan, via the Red Cross, are continuing. I’ve just listed some more items, and we also have several due to end in the next 24 hours! Please take a look and see if there’s anything you’d like to buy, with all proceeds going to charity. Also, once again, I’d like to thank the people who have donated creations for their generosity, as well as the bidders for being so eager to buy!

PotC: Captain Jack Sparrow

The Lady is going up for sale

Japan fund campain usb minifig Nr 2
Once again, here’s the link to all of the on-going auctions to help the Red Cross in their efforts to help the victims of the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan and the Pacific Rim.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is probably one of the hardest buildings to make in LEGO due to its compound curves. All attempts I can remember seeing have used plate sculpting which gets the shape right but not the smooth texture of the shells. Until now!

Bad Leo has used a building technique that is nothing short of brilliant to construct the compound curves. I believe this is similar to how the real opera house is constructed. The end result is amazing.

Royal wedding

Even though we Americans threw off the shackles of monarchy more than 200 years ago, we still find something fascinating in the pomp of a royal event, like the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton today tomorrow in London. Justin Ramsden made a name for himself with his Amy Winehouse sculpture last year, and even got a job as the youngest-ever Model Maker at Legoland Windsor as a result. His latest sculpture honors the wedding couple.

LEGO Wills & Kate (Best Wishes)

The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am

But I’m sure he’ll be content with Jay Hoff‘s Star Wars diorama made from 30,000 bricks and 388 minifigures. The walls of the hangar are so convincingly realistic that I thought they were cardboard cutouts at first. The shuttle looks like LEGO’s UCS set, which really puts into perspective how large the setup is.