Celebrate Japanese culture with the Plum Blossom

Kristel Whitaker (@kristelwhitaker) builds for the LEGO Ideas Celebrate Japanese Culture

Spectacular vistas from travels in Japan

Travel to Japan with this lovely LEGO painting from @alanboar, done in the style of Japan’s hanging scrolls.

Japanese farmers in a bamboo forest

Ids de Jong takes us on a trip to a Japanese farm

Tiny cars are big in Japan

Roughly one in three cars sold in Japan are so-called Kei cars; tiny cars exempt from the rule that you need to have a parking space to register your car. TBB’s own Ralph Savelsberg shows that their cheapness doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have style.

Automotive rebellion, the Japanese way

More restrictive norms seem to lead to more extreme rebellion. So, given Japan’s restrictive social norms it is unsurprising that Japanese custom car culture goes to extremes, as shown by Ralph Savelsberg’s Nissan Skyline Bosozoku car.

Ringing up some nostalgia on this Japanese pay phone

Japanese builder @nobu_tary creates a perfect miniature pay phone, ready for that 10-yen coin or prepaid phone card.

Juxtaposition in Japan

Following a trip to Japan BrickFest and Kyoto, TBB’s own Ralph Savelsberg has been on a bit of a Japan kick. His latest build represents the contrast between modern-day Japan, in the form of a Yamato transport van, and Japanese tradition in the form of Buddhist monks.

Take a trip to Japan and the United Arab Emirates with the new LEGO Architecture 2020 sets [News]

It doesn’t matter if you are in search of record-breaking skyscrapers or want to travel to the Far East, LEGO Architecture 2020 lineup has to offer both.

Longing for a return to Japan

Aukbricks makes us yearn for Japan with a stunning LEGO digital creation. The multi-object build uses about 6,500 parts, all in existing colors.

Japan Brickfest 2019 – Registration closes on 31st December [News]

Japan Brickfest 2019 registration closes on the 31st of December 2018. If you plan to participate or just visit, do sign up today!

Japanese sushi that looks great and tastes blockish

Fancy a sushi dinner? Didier Burtin has just finished very spectacular ikura

A demonic Bionicle straight from feudal Japan

The 2017 Bio-cup Bionicle contest is a great source of outstanding creations in the titular theme, with Tengu by the Belarussian builder Vlad Lisin as a prime example. Vlad’s theme for this round was feudal Japan and this samurai- and oni-inspired character has Japanese style to spare. The menacing and muscular body gives a strong Continue reading →