About Tromas

LEGOmaniac for life, TR has never forgotten the joy that playing with LEGO brings. With three young sons it is just further reason to never stop playing. Typically a SPACE! builder, but has been known to dabble in TOWN! as well. Has to yet to try CASTLE! in any meaningful amount. So please feel free to check out his flickr account if you are up for some SPACE!, the occassional TOWN! and very little, if any CASTLE!

Posts by Tromas

Sci-fi trucks are micro in size and big in awesome.

Pierre E Fieschi has been producing some rather fantastic small sci-fi trucks the last few days. As per Pierre’s usual M.O. despite these models’ tiny stature they are brimming with superb details and clever parts usage.


'Ox' Light Module Transport


What can I say, this post by Carl Merriam puts a huge smile on my face. When I saw it this morning, I showed it to my son, and he immediately asked if we could watch My Neighbour Totoro tonight…that put a huge smile on my face too.


In Memoriam – Nelson Mandela

Lego builders will find inspiration to build in all manners of sources…even sad days. Michael Jasper has created this simple tribute to one of the world’s most respected statesman.

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” (Nelson Mandela)

Unique Starfighters are some delicious brain juice.

brain juice (breyn joos)
1. Something awesome that inspires you creatively.
2. Concept art that makes you want to play with LEGO elements

I am continually blown away by how creative people can be with designs of starfighters. They certainly are my favourite subject to build in, but I tend to stick pretty close to boilerplate styling. But seeing designs like these make me want to get more creative with my own builds. So on this chilly Wednesday morning, pull up a chair and sip on these steaming cups of brain juice…

P-Wing by Bartosz Sasiński

U-wing by halfbeak
U-Wing Polling Shot

XADHOOM by xiei22
Fly view! "XADHOOM" - Central industries Sky Ruler.

In the Studio With Orion Pax...Literally.

On the various LEGO fan sites, people will often share photos of their build spaces. Well, I think I am going to crown the winner of the absolute coolest LEGO workspace outside Billund. And it belongs to none other than TBB regular Alex Jones (Orion Pax).

Alex recently posted this amazing 360° view of his studio, and of course coupled it with some nice beats. So click the image below and be prepared to be wowed.

Alex told me that 5 years ago he couldn’t imagine himself having a space like this to work in, but he worked hard for a long time to get it. He also added, “Believe in your dreams and all that!” Which I think are wise words.

So now we know where Alex works his magic and creates goodies like his most recent piece…an ode to Snoop.

December 2013 Cover Photos

Well the Cover photos have once again been updated on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Heading into the holiday season I chose two images that seemed appropriate.

For Facebook, we get this hilarious representation of the absurdity that takes place on Black Friday by Gregory Coquelz. I know none of our wonderful readers would eat the brains of fellow shoppers just so they get their undead hands on that last LEGO Friends set, but the image is fitting of the season nonetheless.

Brick Friday

Twitter gets a brighter, happier image by Adam Dodge. Wouldn’t it be great if the world really were made out of LEGO and we were all little yellow minifigures? Just think of the peace and harmony. And if the armies of the world were only armed with flick fire missiles, war would be pretty ineffective and harmless.

We are the World


This just made me laugh. Teabox says this is based on an experience he had as a teenager…we should all have experiences like this in our past.

Souped-up Gocart

Z or N?

Continuing with the purple and green starfighter theme is Simon Liu’s (Si-MOCs) ZorN. The wacky shaped fighter is of course for the Alphabet Contest, but it really gives this craft an alien look. My favourite detail has to be the hits of purple peeking through from between the grey wedges on the sides.

ZorN Interceptor

I see your magnifying glass and raise you a laser.

I don’t think a sadistic little boy would want to pull the wings off of this bug. He just may get a missile or a laser bolt up his jacksie if he tried.

Heavy Artillery Tank Beetle

If this sort of thing is what floats your boat, you better head on over to rongYIREN’s photostream because it is overflowing with goodies like this.

Chima Thanksgiving

Jake Giddens (Fazoom’s kidlet) wrote a comic…and it is funny.


Happy Eagle Eating Day to all of our American readers.

Pixies, Tubas and a little bit of Magic

Every so often I come the realization that there are builders out there that get overlooked. And quite often I am the one doing the overlooking. Case in point being Magic Tuba Pixie.

I was browsing through his photostream while on my lunch break today and just generally admiring the builds. But it was then that I realized I had rarely commented or acknowledged them. These were all models that I had seen before, but I simply had not made an effort to voice my appreciation of them. So now I am making up for lost time and want to share a few of my favourites.

Brian’s most recent model is quite possibly the most adorable little spaceship ever:
Snub-nosed Fighter

The Hardcore Sunfish reminds me that GARC is still awesome:
Hardcore Sunfish

Ornj is the new black:
Ornj WL-19

And last buy not least is the crazy fresh style that is the Famicom Selecta:
Famicom Selecta

I’m in a Star Wars sorta mood

As a child my life revolved around Star Wars, however, for the last 10 or 15 years I have somewhat lost interest in the genre. I pick up the occasional Star Wars set from time to time, but mainly for parts. However, my oldest son recently received several Star Wars sets for his birthday and it somewhat rekindled my interest in the style. Now seeing all the brilliant starfighters being created for the Alphabet Fighter Contest being held over at FBTB has made me want to explore the style even more with some of my own builds.

One of my favourites that I have stumbled upon is this Incom I-Fighter by Lego Junkie. It just has that right look to it. I would not be surprised to see this swooshing along side an X-Wing or being used to bulls-eye womp rats. This makes me really want to play Rogue Squadron on the ol’ N64.

Incom Corporation I-Fighter.