Tag Archives: Khang Huynh

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