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Harry Potter versus Hannah the Hungarian Horntail

Whatever happened to the fearsome Hungarian Horntail dragon as seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? LEGO builder Force of Bricks suggests the dragon eventually made its way onto the trophy wall.

This is an incredible model. I’m always in awe of how well builders like Force of Bricks can craft such genuine angles and detail in creatures. The open jaw looks like it’s ready to chomp down on a minifigure. The spikes along the head and neck look deadly and fearsome. And I love the detail on the wall mount, giving a little gold glitter to set this dragon apart as a true trophy.

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This Agat-4 sure is a brick

Personally, I’m a bit of a caveman when it comes to technology. Working with computers sometimes feels like interacting with a magic tablet controlled by a temperamental spirit that doesn’t like me. While I shudder at the idea of diving into code, I have friends that program games on old computers for fun. Understanding the finer details of the process might not be my strong suit but it’s easy to appreciate the process and results of their efforts. Especially when those friends often build their own computers as well. So I can’t help but think of them when I see a model like this. Builder David Strenzler, otherwise known as Force of Bricks, has built a LEGO version of a Soviet computer from the era of the Apple II and the Commodore 64. Let’s take a look at this beautiful model of the Agat 4 8-bit computer.

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Spiral Hill from The Nightmare Before Christmas

LEGO builder Force of Bricks‘ creation from The Nightmare Before Christmas is based on the iconic landmark Spiral Hill. It stands in the Graveyard of Halloween Town and leads into the Hinterlands, and its form resembles a small rising outcrop of land which curls inwards to a spiral at the pinnacle. And Force of Bricks managed to capture this beautifully. They say it took them four weeks to build, perhaps because it looks like it contains so many little parts! I particularly like how Force of Bricks stayed away from prefab gates and fences and brick-built everything. The only prefab part he used (in my opinion) is the curled monkey tail. And using mostly gray bricks for the landscape and black bricks for the outstanding base made that big yellow moon and the pumpkins in the field pop.

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