Posts Tagged ‘vignette’

Sword in the Stone

December 6, 2013

The Sword in the Stone

This truly epic scene by Chris Maddison is awesome! I love the Disney movie Sword and the Stone and Chris’ version of it is simply perfect.

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I love the technic connectors as bare winter trees and the slight glow on the alter. :)

Siren’s Song

September 6, 2013

A Siren's Melody

Okay its technically called Siren’s Melody, but I like my title :D

I love mermaids, always have, so I fell in love with this scene by Sean and Steph Mayo. What I love most is the fact that the mermaids are not minifigs. They are very cleverly built out of just a few simple bricks.

Of course the rest of the scene is awesome too. The use of the large clear panels and the round transparent blue and clear parts for the top gives a nice feel of moving water and the palm trees are brilliant.

2013 Holiday Sets

September 2, 2013

Well it may have barely turned September, but Christmas is coming early. Okay, not really, but these are the two limited edition Holiday sets that will be available this year at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and Shop at Home online (only in the contries with LEGO Stores).

The first one will be available October 14-31st with purchase of $99. The second one will be available Brick Friday (Black Friday) weekend with purchase of $99.

One good thing is that October is double VIP points month, so every dollar you spend is worth twice as much. :)

I’m not as excited for this year’s sets as much as last year’s set. But if you want to complete your LEGO Winter Village, then this is a must have. ;)

Steampunk Batcave

July 31, 2013

Steampunk Batcave

Need I say more? Its just plain cool! Jonas has created the perfect blend of Batman and Steampunk.

I think my favorite part is the Tumbler :D

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Now I want to see the rest of Gotham… ;)

From the Pit

July 24, 2013

Sometimes its not about the build, its about the lighting.

Rancor's Pit

Vesa Lehtimäki has made a rather scary scene of TK-24/7 looking for Death Star plans in the dungeons of Jabba’s Palace and Jabba’s favorite pet stealing Tk-24/7′s helmet.

This isn’t really a build, but the lighting is what makes this photo noteworthy. ;)

BrickWorld Chicago 2013 Recap

June 25, 2013

Okay I know I’ve totally been MIA for the last couple of weeks and I apologize for that. BrickWorld was fun, amazing and totally exhausting! I’m still not fully recovered from the trip. That’s what happens when you only sleep 2-4 hours every night. :D

So BrickWorld this year started out with a bang, literally. I happened to fly in just before a major storm that actually had torrential rains, lightning, thunder, and even tornado warnings. I only really experienced it while riding in the shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel. Even though it went on all night, and lots of flights were canceled, once I was in the hotel / convention center I rarely looked outside as I was busy setting things up, talking with friends, and starting on all the LEGO Convention fun.

This year’s theme was Heros and Villians
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There was a set unveiling — the Sydney Opera House
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It looks really good in person and all that dark tan! Also there’s a 48×48 stud baseplate in blue!
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And they also showed what the next Cusoo set will be
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There were awesome models, here’s some of my favorites:

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I think this was my favorite micro scale model
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There was a lot of buzz about the new roller coaster LEGO compatible parts. I was going to get one, but I didn’t have any room in my suitcase, so I’ll be ordering one instead. ;)
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And this was rather random but cool — tiles and flowers making a “glove”
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What it looked like during Public hours
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I have tons more photos on my Flickr photostream although I know I didn’t get pictures of everything.

It was a great show and I look forward to next year. Now on to planning for BrickFair Virginia and Bricks by the Bay — back to back weekends I might add and cross country for me. But I’ll be at both. ;)

Two Different Islands

April 15, 2013

Iron Builder is at it again. Two builders enter, only one leaves.

Okay, that’s a little dramatic. But so are these two models by
Chris Maddison
and Bruce Lowell
Castaway

Sunset

I love Chris’ palm trees and the tiny sailboat in the distance. But the sweet serene sunset that Bruce has created is also awesome.

This model is the Bob-omb

March 22, 2013

LEGO Bob-omb

Carl Merriam has created this sweet little vignette. I love how tiny the little Bob-ombs are and how very detailed. Carl himself told me that there’s no cheating or cutting.

Even LEGO “trash” can be used in a model

March 15, 2013

Chapter 026

I don’t fully know what’s going on here. I do know that this picture is part of a set called Twisted Tales by Bart Willen. But what caught my eye was the vines on the building.

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. ;)

Harry Potter – The Hall of Prophecy

February 2, 2013

Harry Potter – The Hall of Prophecy

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. ;)


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