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A whale of an idea

As an artist and a LEGO builder, I really enjoy refreshing approaches to building. This bold piece by filbrick looks as if it was made with cut paper. There are eight visible colored layers of brick here, including the stylish white frame. Each is spaced out a bit to create shadows between each distinct layer. I love how some layers showcase various coral and sea plants. And that bold white humpback whale, diver and fish against the dark background is a superb and striking effect. I imagine this could look lovely standing on a table or as a wall hanging. If you like this as much as I do, the builder leaves a not-so-subtle reminder that this can be voted as a LEGO Ideas set. You can use that information as you see fit. This is not the first time we’ve been in awe of filbrick’s work. Click the little blue link to see what I mean.


Let’s move to this sunken temple. What can go wrong?

When I saw Andreas Lenander’s sunken temple of Mu’hit I immediately decided I wanted to live there. Sure, I can’t breathe underwater and frankly, I’m not the best swimmer so that might be a problem. But check out that view though. Look at those stingrays, those dolphins, the fish, and all that beautiful coral. It’s just breathtaking. Literally breathtaking as I’d drown within minutes. Still, that view though. As evidenced by the few LEGO skeletons scattered here and there things didn’t go entirely well for some of the prior tenants. Perhaps I should have thought that through before submitting my housing application.

The sunken temple of Mu'hit

If you’re as enthralled as I am, be sure to check out our archives for more of this builder’s stuff!

LEGO Ninjago 71756 Hydro Bounty – Turns out everything *is* better under the sea [Review]

There’s been a lot of focus lately on the massive 10294 Titanic, but did you know LEGO has also released a lot of things that also deal with nautical themes? Why, there’s even a whole season of LEGO Ninjago shows and sets devoted to that sort of thing! The flagship of the Seabound sub-theme is LEGO Ninjago 71756 Hydro Bounty – a 1159 piece set available now from the LEGO Shop Online for US $129.99 | CAN $169.99 | UK £119.99. It has a whopping ten minifigures, a giant submarine packed with surprises, and even a fun twist on a Stingray muscle car. Sound too good to be true? Read on and judge for yourself!

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