Archive for May 3rd, 2011

Ladybugs, Bees and other things

May 3, 2011

With Spring officially here I decided to create a few new fun dangle earrings.

Ladybug Earrings 5Bee Earrings 4

Now I can hear the LEGO purists from here. Yes, parts are cut and “cheated” by some of it being just glued on. “Damaging” LEGO like this would have bothered me too when I was younger. I can remember the first time I actually cut a LEGO element it felt just plain wrong. But now I’ve changed my views.

I’m not encouraging children to start cutting into their LEGO of course. While I still try to be as purist as I can, my view on LEGO has changed a lot over the years. Part of being a Master Model Builder is the necessity to cut and glue. So I’ve stopped seeing it as this “rare” thing that can not be altered any way.

ROY Square Earrings 1RYB Tile Dangle Earrings 1

Naturally there are rare LEGO elements, the ones I have I would never think of cutting, drilling or gluing. But those parts that I have dozens or even hundreds of the same element, that’s a different story. I can get more, that’s one of the advantages now a days. With Pick A Brick, LEGO.com, and Bricklink its a lot easier to get the LEGO you want.

So when I deem it appropriate I cut, I drill and I glue. And, if I do say so myself, the results are worth the “damage.” 😉