Most of my builds, especially big ones like my current project, generally start like this. Neatly organized bins, the bricks just waiting to fulfill their Christmas Destiny” (as my sister always says, even when its not Christmas :D ) of being used in some awesome creation.
As you can see, the bricks are mostly white or trans-clear. I’m not going all minimalist or monochrome, it just happens that this particular model is all white. Even so, my model does have a bit of color hidden inside.
There is a very simple reason I add colored bricks on the inside, and no, its not just so I know that they are there. The real reason is that I want to save my white bricks and plates where they need to be seen, on the outside, so where ever I need to have bricks that can’t be seen, but have to be there I change them to a color I have a large supply of.
That’s not to say I haven’t hidden things in my models before.
Fun fact: The 8-foot Star Wars Republic Attack Cruiser LEGO model has a hidden section on the side where the Star Wars characters are watching Lord of the Rings.
How do I know this? Erik is a friend of mine and I was there when the model was being built at the American LEGO Headquarters in 2005. He showed me the secret room in the model. ;)
Do you put “easter eggs” in your models?
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