Iron Builder is at it again. Two builders enter, only one leaves.
I love Chris’ palm trees and the tiny sailboat in the distance. But the sweet serene sunset that Bruce has created is also awesome.
Most of the vines consist of the “trash” sprue that comes on this part.
If you have the part you know what I mean. There is a sort of triangle ring that holds all 3 leaves together and protects them from bending or breaking quite as much until you build with it. I’ve kept mine for years but never really knew what to do with them until now.
This may not be the first person to do it, but I’ve never seen it before and I like finding new ways to use old parts.
The whole set of pictures has some really great building techniques in them and I recommend reading the story as well.
I’m sure we’ve all seen our share of Harry Potter models, but every once in a great while one really stands out. This model by Thorsten Bonsch is such a model.
The Hall of Prophecy is a chamber within the Department of Mysteries and is mentioned in the book/movie “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”. For those of you who are not familiar with it (and for those of you who want to refresh their minds), here is a link with photos to the original Hall of Prophecy.
My first design had eight shelves, but that made it very hard to present the MOC. Therefore I dismantled two of the shelves and added those parts to the other six shelves.
I’ve been interested in Harry Potter for some years, but never got the chance to build something Potter related – until now.
For never doing a Harry Potter model before, this is certainly a good one to start with.
Unfortunately (or fortunately ) Josh can’t win because he’s on the Eurobricks staff, so that gives the rest of us a chance.
There’s even an awesome trophy made by Simon Liu for the winner:
Vignettes are small and deceptively simple. So get out there and build people!
Happy New Year Everyone! As I reflect on this past year of 2012 I decided to make a compilation of all the models I created this year. To be totally honest, this isn’t all of them. I made over 30 wedding cake toppers and literally hundreds of earrings, necklaces and key chains. But this gives you a pretty good idea.
This has been a whirlwind of a year. I went to ten Conventions this year — five LEGO Conventions, three Comic Conventions, the McDonald’s Worldwide Convention and Focus 12 Convention. I had six large project (even if one of them was microscale) — 3 ft x 3 ft Statoil logo mosaic, 4 ft long McDonald’s building, a giant Harting Connector (the big black thing on the left), a 2 1/2 ft microscale replica of a home, 4 ft x 2 ft John Hancock logo and 10 giant bricks, and a 5 ft x 5 ft Google Chrome logo. I flew to Portland, Orlando, Chicago, Virginia, and Seattle. I drove to northern California twice, Phoenix and Vegas — while building the top of the Harting model the whole way in the car (I wasn’t driving ).
Who knows what I’ll be building next year. I’m certainly excited.
Hopefully you had a wonderful 2012 and welcome 2013!
I know I just posted Kristi “McWii’s” snowman but I couldn’t help but post this as well.
I love this version of Charlie Brown’s tree
The red ornament and the spindly branches are perfect. Although I do have to wonder how many minifigs had to sacrifice their arms or hands for this project. I guess scrifices must be made for LEGO Art.
I was waiting till Simon Liu posted the complete verse before I posted this so here goes:
A great compilation of vignettes of a classic (if a bit raunchy) parody version of the Christmas song.
I think we all have to agree that the new face clingers from Alien Conquest sets is awesome. I immediately wanted several, although I only have 1 at the moment (but I’m accepting donations — just kidding )
Anyhow, back to the post, when I saw Karf Oohlu’s latest creation and the story that goes along with it, it made me rethink of the face clingers as the menaces they are portrayed to be.
The day Grxzz always feared had arrived. Rumours of…HUMANS…seen wondering in the area. They’d always been a horror fantasy, something you used to scare the kids. But now, it seems they’re here, Quivering down to the very ends of his tentacles, he really wished he’d waited for others to arrive before coming out here – alone…
That’s not to say that I’m not impressed with the building techniques. The use of the Clickits elements — a theme that wasn’t so good, but elements that were, in my opinion — as mushroom tops is very cool.
Poor little Grxzz, all by himself searching for humans. Of course as he is a face clinger he could always just grab hold of them and take over their brains, at least that is what they did in Futurama.
Well, I’ve now gotten another LEGO Convention under my belt. This was the farthest one for me, I can’t go any further, at least not in the Continental U.S.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this one. My first impression — big! As BrickFair is held at a convention center rather than a hotel, there was a lot more space. Its not nearly in the realm of Comic Con of course, but still, there was plenty of space. Speaking of Space, that was the theme of the convention.
What I loved about coming to BrickFair was that I got to meet a whole new set of AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO). Some of them I knew online, but not in real life.
LEGO premiered the Winter Post Office. It was really nice to see it in person and made me want to get it that much more. I like the printed banjo tile, the details of the Post Office, and all the fun elements.
I took a whole bunch of photos at this one, over 800, which I still haven’t fully gone through. Feel free to check out the full BrickFair set on Flickr.
I’m already planning on going back next year. And I just booked my flight to BrickCon. I don’t know if I can do more than 4 LEGO Cons a year. I’d love to check out all of them, but I honestly don’t know how Jim Foulds does it. Just going to these four, on top of all my regular work (if you can call what I do regular) was certainly a stretch on my time and energy. As far as I can tell BrickCon is the last one for this year, but each year there seems to be more and more.
Even with the lack of sleep, I love going to LEGO Cons and BrickFair was certainly a wonderful trip!