Posts Tagged ‘Snake’

BrickCon, just around the corner

September 27, 2011

BrickCon 2011 T-shirt Design by BrickShirts

There are only a couple of days to go until the last US LEGO Con of the year will be under way. I know I’m excited! πŸ˜€

As I will once again be a vendor, I’ve created a lot of fun new items to sell. I’ve also got lots of new vinyl window sticker designs, some premiering for the first time and perfect for Halloween. πŸ˜‰

I have to say, my favorite is the new skeleton.

I will also be showing my Remembering 9/11 mosaic, along with an updated version of my Dreyer’s Truck that was originally designed when I worked at LEGOLAND California. There may be a couple more MOCs, but it all depends on if I get them done.

If any of you are going, stop by my booth and say hi! And for all those who can’t make it, I will do my best to cover it for you.

Now, back to packing . . . πŸ˜€

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BrickWorld 2011 Preparations

June 13, 2011

BrickWorld is just two days away, if you aren’t already a full attendee, you can still check it out during the public hours on Saturday and Sunday. But for those that will be going, here is a look at all the fun stuff I’ll be selling this year:

BrickWorld Prep

I’ll also be selling several custom minifig decals along with new animal ones
Animal Decals

I look forward to seeing all my friends and making some new ones. πŸ˜‰ Internet and time permitting, I’ll do my best to cover as much of BrickWorld as I can for all of you who can’t make it.

I’ll be helping out at the BrickShirts booth and have my products there. If you are coming to BrickWorld, stop and say hello. πŸ˜€

LEGO Snake Belt Buckle

February 24, 2010

Snake Belt Buckle

One of the things I’ve been working on this week was a LEGO snake belt buckle. This was one of the more unusual model requests I’ve gotten and it was an interesting challenge. My client asked me to make a LEGO replica of an actual belt buckle. Any sort of organic shape can be difficult, so creating the the look and feel of the real belt buckle including the snake skin and the glass eyes made for a fun build.

Real and LEGO Snake Belt

The glass eye took me a little time to figure out. Although the purists out there might consider it “cheating.” The way I ended up getting the eye to look just right was by chopping the knobs (or studs) off of a 1×2 black plate and then fitting them into a 1×1 backwards round plate. I can say with fair certainty that this is a new technique, I know I’ve never seen it before. If any one has, feel free to correct me. πŸ˜‰

Flat Snake Belt

On the whole the model only took me about a day to design. I’d never made a snake before. Now that I’ve designed it, my brother suggested that I try designing a snake with some sort of snake-like pattern. It was tricky enough to make the snake, especially with all the SNOT (studs not on top) that I put into it.

When I was at LEGOLAND one of my coworkers created a rattlesnake for the Wild Woods Golf Course. I can remember how much trouble he had trying to keep to the pattern with all the twists and turns of the body. Adding any sort of design often makes a model much harder and much more interesting. πŸ˜€

The Pirate Advent Calendar Review β€” Day 22

December 22, 2009

Pirate Advent Calendar Day 22

Back on the island Captain Brickbeard, Janey Blackheart, and Simon the castaway have made their way up the mountain and into the cave. Carved from the living stone, they find an ancient temple of steps and columns.

They also find the remains of an unlucky visitor to the cave. Nothing but bones remain of this traveler which have now become the home of a venomous snake.

Hopefully they will not meet the same fate.

Escape From Sector 13

June 3, 2009

Once again Jordan Schwartz has regaled us with is talents. Not content to merely build a small vignette, Jordan created this impressive diorama. πŸ˜€

Space Police Log 03.

//: Attention, all units please respond.//
//: There is an escape attempt in progress in Sector 13, Cell Block 2.//

//: Inmates identified: Squidman, Snake, Frenzy, Kranxx. Considered armed and extremely dangerous.// Two officers injured, one dead.

//: One of two robotic laser arms disabled, the other malfunctioning.//: Do not let escapees out; use deadly force if needed.//

You really have to look at all the pictures in the original size to really appreciate the full model. My only “complaint” would be the poor officer that had to die. πŸ˜›