Tag Archives: Khang Huynh

Never has a choppy sea looked so good in LEGO

Emulating nature in LEGO bricks can be tricky, particularly capturing the fluidity of water. Enter Huynh Khang and Ky Duy Phong, with some of the best brick-built water I’ve ever seen. It looks like it could be a painting in a gallery! A whopping 50,000 bricks were used to create this diorama, and not a single one has gone to waste. Tile pieces are used for the calmer bits of the sea, with clear and white studded plates used to represent the choppier parts of the water. The result is an incredibly dynamic ocean, which looks like a challenge for even the toughest sailors. Speaking of sailors, don’t let the waves overshadow the pirate ship – it’s just as impressive, using Bionicle pieces among other things to create detailed woodwork. To complete the roundup of LEGO Systems in this piece, we have a Duplo shark. It speaks to the magnitude of this piece that it doesn’t look at all out of place!

"Kraken Shadowy" _ Front

Better call the Survey Corps, there’s a Titan on the loose!

Imagine seeing this monstrosity peeking over your fence. Expect your fence is a 164-foot wall and the creature is a goliath, looking for snacks. That’s the basic plot of Attack on Titan. Khang Huynh has faithful recreated the Colossal Titan from the franchise. The fleshy, muscular form is accurately portrayed through the inventive application of pieces. Take a look at those nostrils. At first, they appear to be made up of an engine part, but upon closer inspection, it is actually made up of two backpack pieces. Another great use of parts is at the lower lip which is represented by baguettes. Mudguard pieces create rounded forms at the shoulders and chin providing the model with realistic, humanoid shaping.

[AOT] -  Epic scence

The head sculpt of the Titan can also be placed on a segment of the defensive wall, which is used to keep those pesky monsters out. The wall has some great details such as the suggestion of age, conveyed through the variation of colours nestled amongst the brickwork.

[AOT] - Colossal Titan (Bertholdt Hoover) with podium

Just hide your minifigures, I’ve heard this build gets hungry. You can check out more of our articles on Attack on Titan creations, here.

Nothing warms you up like a fresh bowl of noodles

There are so many different types of LEGO elements that you can build pretty much anything you can imagine. Some builders make spaceships, some make robots, others make houses large and small. Khang Huynh takes inspiration from familiar sights they see everyday, like this noodle cart stationed next to a dilapidated utility pole. I love the way one end of the cart is propped up an extra stool. The steam added to the photograph, and the dark lighting really help to set the scene.

[Familiar #11] - Hủ tiếu mì gõ | Knock-knock Noodle

Inspiration comes from many places

In the case of this outpost among the crumbling ruins of a much older structure by Khang Huynh that inspiration came from a Duplo baseplate. The choice of colors for the fort walls and the twisting tree trunk are very well matched to the style of the base, and that pillar in front is the perfect spot for a grand statue. Down at the water’s edge, a dilapidated dock looks like it needs repairing, but with so few trees around, that might have to wait until another day.

The ultimate ride with a tiny horsepower

This is a little unusual, but I’d like to poll our readers out there on this little vehicle. Is this type of bike familiar to you? During my travels, I find that this is a very popular choice of vehicle in many parts of Asia, but not very prominent to almost non-existent, especially in the United States. Perhaps its a very affordable and economical option for shorter distances and developing countries, but seeing something so staple like this is pretty amazing, triggering memories as a child. This stunning bike built by Vietnamese builder Khang Huynh built this Honda Cub that’s in abundance and a main mode of transportation in the country.

Chiếc Cúp (Cub)_1

It’s used for almost everything you can think of transporting, and he’s even added a sample of a modded vehicle which actually happens a lot on the roads, in this case, to transport a little greenery of pots and plants.

Familiar #8 - "Green" Cub in Vietnam_1

Welcome the lunar new year with this festive LEGO tree

Vietnamese builder Khang Huynh is welcoming in the lunar new year with a beautiful LEGO bonsai apricot tree packed with new ideas. One of the best things about LEGO is that its elements can be repurposed nearly endlessly, limited only by your imagination. Here Khang has used several propeller pieces to sculpt the large, delicate petals of the yellow apricot blossoms that dot the tiny tree. Don’t stop looking there, though, take a close look for other wonderful reimaginings, such as ski poles, horns, and even a stud shooter.

Chậu mai 30 - Apricot Blossom in Lunar Newyear days

A series of familiar scenes from Vietnam

Writers are often taught to write what they know, to create from a place of familiarity. This simple technique can also apply to building LEGO scenes depicting everyday life, like this delightful series by Khang Huynh, who, judging by their Flickr profile, is fairly new to building custom LEGO creations. They’re off to a great start, and I’ll be keeping a close eye out for more from this talented builder.

In this first scene, built using a colorful but muted palette, we see a city street being worked on by a most unusually colored excavator. Also, notice the teal brick separator tool stacked on the roof. I really like how the look of the separators is continued around the corner. Another great detail is the use of a Power Functions motor as a transformer.

Familiar #5

Check out more Vietnamese scenes by Khang Huynh