Posts Tagged ‘custom LEGO model’

Creations for Charity 2010

November 4, 2010

Announcing Creations for Charity 2010!

Well, Nannan of Brothers Brick has started it again. His second annual Creations for Charity is already underway.

From now until early December, you can buy a custom Lego creation made by Lego fans from around the world. All proceeds will be used to give Lego sets to underprivileged children during the holidays. This is an annual opportunity where Lego enthusiasts use their creative hobby to support a great cause. As buyers, you can own the original creations from a diverse array of builders and customizers, several of whom are among the best at what they do.

We accept creations for the fundraiser until December 1st. We also accept monetary donations at the store. For either form of donation over $50, you will receive an engraved Creations for Charity 2010 keychain assembled and glued by LEGO Certified Professional Sean Kenney and topped with a real gold-plated Lego brick from ChromeBricks. I sincerely hope you’ll take part in this event and help us set a new record. You make a lot of kids happy. Merry Christmas!

Creations for Charity 2010 thank you gift

So go on over and check out all the wonderful creations made by your fellow AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO). I was going to mention the two creations I donated, but they have already been sold. πŸ™‚

Two New Wedding Cake Toppers

July 14, 2010

A few months ago I started selling Wedding Cake Toppers on my Etsy shop Folded Fancy. Well just a little while ago I added a couple of additional cake toppers to my store.

Bride and Groom with flower patch 1

Bride and Groom with Arch 1

The first one was requested by a customer. The second one I had been thinking of making but hadn’t gotten around to until now.

Bride and Groom with Arch 4

Some people on Flickr have contested that the arch design is “illegal” in building rules. From what I understand in set design sticking a LEGO plate between two knobs isn’t allowed, but when it comes to Miniland model building such rules don’t apply. Pretty much the only rule is it has to be able to be done without glue — in other words not “cheating.” πŸ˜‰

I’m pretty happy with the results and as I’ve already sold 2 of the Flower Patch one, I think others are pretty happy with them too. πŸ™‚

I <3 LEGO

June 4, 2010

Eric Harshbarger has been building LEGO models professionally for over a decade. He’s not as well known now, mainly because he doesn’t build as much as he used to. He is still very much a LEGO builder. You can see that clearly with his latest model. πŸ˜‰

The model is 4 ft tall!

About 15,000 pieces were used, and the final model weighed about 120 pounds

A pretty impressive model and most likely the largest LEGO heart out there. Great job Eric! πŸ˜€

LEGO Miniland Wedding Cake Toppers

January 6, 2010

I mentioned earlier that I have started selling LEGO jewelery on Etsy.com

Well now I am starting (or is it going back too?) making Miniland figures that will also be available. Miniland scale is one of my favorite styles of building. I did it for 4 years at LEGOLAND California and even had the nickname of Miniland Mom (and no, I didn’t give it to myself πŸ˜‰ ). So creating new Miniland figures is “going back to my roots” as it were.

My first Esty Miniland creation is the traditional Bride and Groom wedding cake topper. Although this is the model that is shown, I will actually make the Miniland Bride and Groom look as close to the real people as possible by changing the hair color, style, dress, and skin tone.

That’s the great thing about Miniland verses Minifig scale. You can literally make everything custom without altering any bricks. πŸ™‚