Posts Tagged ‘island’

Siren’s Song

September 6, 2013

A Siren's Melody

Okay its technically called Siren’s Melody, but I like my title πŸ˜€

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.

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


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

Newest Contributor to the Model Building Secrets blog

September 25, 2011

I’d like to introduce the newest member of the Model Building Secrets team — Paul Lee! Not only is a great builder, he is a professional LEGO Comic Artist for the LEGO Club Magazine. If you’ve received your Club magazine lately, either here in the States or abroad, you’ve probably seen his work.

Here’s a couple samples:
Alien Conquest Comic
You can see my sig-fig being abducted by aliens in this page. πŸ˜€

Pirates of the Caribbean Comic

He will be posting from time to time, sharing his unique finds and for the first one . . .

Faun Feast

July 4, 2011

Sean and Steph Mayo created this fun and fanciful island of delights for a flock of fauns. Okay, I don’t know if “flock” is the proper term, but who cares. πŸ˜€

Faun Feast

The mixture of excellent part usage, cool techniques, and a fun subject just makes me smile. πŸ™‚

Eti’s Got Game

January 2, 2010

Well, actually Erik Eti Smit has made a game for his kids. πŸ˜‰

Although I still have yet to see the new LEGO Board Games here in the States, over in Europe they’ve now been out for months. Apparently the actual games are “a little too tricky for three year-olds,” so Erik created his own that was much easier for the little ones to understand. This second attempt is a little more elaborate, but with the same concept β€” get your guy to the goal.

I love how the game starts with the figures all tucked up in bed at the hotel

Then they have a picnic

They have to travel through the woods

Traverse the bathtub that is filled with actual water

Then travel on the boat to the island and try to be the first to reach the mountain summit

The way you get through all these obstacles is by rolling the dice and whatever color you land on you move to the next space of that color.

Frankly, I think this looks like a much more fun game than the official ones, but of course I haven’t played any — at least not yet — so I can’t make a fair assessment until I do. But that will have to wait until I get a few of the LEGO Board Games for myself. πŸ˜‰

Great job Erik for coming up with such a clever game!

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review β€” Day 23

December 23, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 23

After stepping carefully around the skeleton, they go further into the cavern temple. At the end of the next corridor they find a shrine with a skull as its main feature. Curiously, the sconces are lighted. Are the descendants of the ancient ones still maintaining the shrine? Simon says he has seen no one on the island except himself in all the years he has been here. It is yet another mystery they may never find the answers to.

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review β€” Day 21

December 21, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 21

Hopefully this shark isn’t in the mood for pirate a la carte!

He is swimming to help his fellow sharks guard the mermaid’s treasure. With the extra visitors on the island the mermaid is worried that more people will visit her little paradise. She hopes that if they see shark infested waters the people will think twice about staying.

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review β€” Day 14

December 14, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 14

Deep in the ocean surrounding the island a beautiful mermaid swims through the clear blue waters. From her friendly fish she has heard of these new visitors to her island and wishes to see them. Up till now there has only been that sad old man who stares longingly out to sea.

At first when he came she would only allow him to get glimpses of her diving from a rock or bobbing her head above the water. But as time passed she swam nearer and nearer to shore, finally swimming right up to him.

They have become good friends. He has taught her much of the world of man and she has taught him much of the ocean depths. She knows that he will not betray her secret, but she hopes that if he does leave with these visitors she will get to wish him farewell.

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review β€” Day 12

December 12, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 12

As they have been talking night has fully fallen. The old man, who says his name is Simon, invites them to his humble campsite for the night.

Captain Brickbeard, quite an adept fisherman, has caught a nice batch of fresh fish. While cooking the fish over the fire Simon asks them about themselves and how the world has changed.

After talking for a while Brickbeard asks about what is on the map. Simon informs them that they must climb to the top of the mountain. Simon tells them that it is in a cave guarded by bones and ancient idols.

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review β€” Day 11

December 11, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 11

Venturing into the thick island jungle the pirates continue their quest even as darkness starts to fall.

“Who are you?” A voice asks startling the unsuspecting pirates.

Captain Brickbeard and Janey Blackheart each draw their weapons, brandishing pistols and swords at the much bedraggled and cowering castaway. Quickly realizing they are in no danger they lower their weapons and ask the old man for his story.

He explains that he was accidentally left on the island many years ago and all that his wishes is to return home to his family.

“I know what you seek and I will guide you there if you will promise to take me home.”