Posts Tagged ‘Ocean’

Siren’s Song

September 6, 2013

A Siren's Melody

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

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.

Day at the Beach

July 18, 2011

Sorry for the long absence.  I just got finished with my large commission last week and I’m trying to recover from all the lost sleep I’ve had the last month or so. As soon as I can I will be posting about my model but for now I’ll post this instead. 😉

Although I haven’t been on vacation, LEGO Comic Artist and fellow LUGOLA member Paul Lee took his family to the beach recently, this little guy was the result. 😀

What a great way to spend a day by the ocean. 🙂

Kimono Girl and Viking

May 16, 2011

I know its a strange title, but I just recently noticed these two MOC builds by Seth Christie. Both are based off of the Series 4 Collectible Minifigures.

Seth seems to have a wonderful ability to tell a story with his building. The Kimono Girl scene is in a wonderfully tranquil setting while the Viking vignette is full of movement.

Kimono Girl

Viking

I look forward to more MOCs by this new-to-me builder. 🙂

Life’s a Beach

September 3, 2010

Life's a Beach

Joshua Morris is known for his elaborate and creative MOCs (My Own Creations) and his newest is no exception. At first glance it looks like a pretty simple beach scene that he made primarily to show off all his new Collectible Minifigure Series 2 figs. But as you look closer you see the level of detail he’s put into this model.

Life's a Beach
I love how the Pharaoh is making sphinx and the Spartan is making a sand castle. 🙂

Life's a Beach
The wave the surfer is riding is an excellent use of a simple curving technique.

Great job Joshua!

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review — 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.

Going Back In Time — The Octopus

September 10, 2009

First Octopus

Okay, I’d like you to think that I’ve always been the consummate Master Builder that I am today, but of course, everyone has a learning period. 😉 Since I’ve finally got a scanner that works, I can now post some of my earlier models and show people where I came from (building-wise). So, I’ll be occasionally posting my pre-LEGOLAND days models here to give you a glimpse into my younger, less refined building self. 🙂

This was my very first LEGO animal sculpture. I made it go along with my Aquanaut models that I was building at the time (95′-96′). I’ve always liked the ocean and underwater, both real and fictional (did I mention I like mermaids 😉 ). So when the Aquanauts sets came out, I loved them. Of course I couldn’t just be satisfied with the sets as is — I never have been — so I created my own underwater scenes and bases. If I can find some of the pictures I’ll scan them in.

Like most LEGO hobbiest I built mostly Minifig related scenes and models. I do the complete opposite now, I rarely build in Minifig scale mainly because it is so small. Sometimes its hard to go back to just play with the bricks like I did before I got a job at the Model Shop. I have to admit, I don’t look at building the same way anymore.

But when I was still just doing this for fun, I rarely ventured in to sculpture at all. To be honest, I didn’t really know how to go about it. So I stuck to what I knew, building Minifig scenes and buildings.

However, when I got the Aquanauts I thought they need an enemy besides the Aquasharks. So I decided to build an octopus. And, because I had a lot of red bricks that decided on what color I would make him. For those younger readers out there, you have to understand that this was before Pick-a-Brick and Bricklink. I couldn’t make him whatever color I wanted and at that time I couldn’t have really afforded to do that either. I had to build with what I had and only what I had. Those were simpler times. 😀

Even now I really like how the legs all have the feeling of movement. Looking back, I would probably do several things differently. But considering that I didn’t use reference photos and this was one of the reasons I got my job in the Model Shop, I’m pretty proud of it even now. 🙂

Predator & Prey: Battle of the Leviathans

June 12, 2009

leviathans 1

Although this was already posted on Brothers Brick, I just had to feature Ryan Rubino’s model for its sheer awesomeness!This is a truly amazing sculpture!

One of the most fascinating forms of predation in the natural world has never been seen by man but is often depicted in art. The contest of survival between the Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) and one of its favorite preys the Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux) has long been of interest to me.

Both the Sperm Whale and the Giant Squid were built superbly in their classic dominance as King of the Sea. You really have to look at the full set on his Flickr Photostream at the original size to fully appreciate the true art with which he crafted this. 🙂