Built for the #Summer Memories Contest on the Brickly app, this scene titled “Summer Beach” by Mark E. is a beautiful representation of an idyllic visit to the beach. I love the visual of the waves breaking and foaming on the beach, with the dark greens highlighting the ocean. Illustrating fond memories of building sand castles with friends and siblings, the only thing more certain than a fun afternoon in the sand was the incoming tide sure to level all your hard work.
If you have a spare five minutes I would thoroughly recommend watching the mesmerizing time-lapse of Mark’s build on YouTube.
Ever wondered what LEGO enthusiasts do with those neon-pink, azure blue, flaming orange, dark red, and medium lavender bricks? Well, Robert4168 has layered his to recreate the undulating seafloor, and then plated all those colorful pieces with transparent elements to give it a watery feel. Sprinkled with coral, seaweed, and wonderful anemonies and dotted with an abundance of thriving marine life. This colorful underwater sanctuary is as serene as a personal home aquarium, with the fish nibbling at the top of the water. You can almost hear the bubbles.
When it comes to scale models of sea vessels, Dutch builder Arjan Oude Kotte is in a class of his own. When he unveiled a gigantic minifig scale version of rescue vessel the Grampian Don a couple of years ago, we were impressed by all the details and his sculpting of its bulbous bow. But in preparing to show the model at the STEAM expo, Arjan finally completed it with decals, a daughter ship, and built-in lighting, making for one of the most atmospheric and realistic presentations of a LEGO model that I’ve seen in a long time. I can almost feel the cold sea air!
To get our Northern hemisphere readers in the mood for the impending start of Summer, here’s a beautifully composed model of a Hawaiian girl catching some surf by Miro Dudas. And yes, she’s even playing the ukulele at the same time. Because why the heck not?! Bet you won’t see that move in the new Point Break movie.
This scene of oceanic doom, built by Hen Peril, has a great sense of action going on. I love the chaotic feel and the convincing poses of the figures. Unfortunately, I don’t think they stand a chance!