Posts Tagged ‘Totoro’


January 6, 2014

TO-TO-ROOOOO!!!, originally uploaded by Carlmerriam.

I’ve always loved Totoro and this awesome model by Carl Merriam is a great model to start of 2014!

I can hear Totoro’s roar as he awakens to the new day. 🙂

Laputa — Castle in the Sky

August 27, 2010

Laputa - Castle in the Sky

Iain Heath’s Miyaakitopia now has its centerpiece. I posted twice on various parts of what will surely be a really impressive display of Hayao Miyazaki’s films. As I am a huge fan, seeing all of my favorite characters like Totoro, Kiki the witch, and Nausicaa come to life in LEGO is very cool.

You can see all his other Miyazaki related models on his Flickr photostream. Iain is planning on having the whole diorama on display at this year’s BrickCon.


January 27, 2010

Do you like Miyazaki films? If you know anything about Anime, then you probably have seen at least one of his films — Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro just to name a few.

Apparently Iain Heath is a Miyazaki fan. It also helps that he has the incentive of building something for BrickCon 2010.

The new collaborative themed display for BrickCon 2010 this year is called “Big in Japan”, celebrating every aspect of Japanese culture. My contribution is going to be a diorama called “Miyazakitopia”. Here are the first components. You may recognize them!

From the looks of his concept sketch, he’s still got a long way to go, but it is only January. 😉

I look forward to seeing more of Iain’s Miyazakitopia as it becomes completed and seeing it in person at BrickCon 2010.

Mini Totoro

August 20, 2008

I am a big fan of Japanese filmmaker Haiyo Miyazaki. I made this micro version of My Neighbor Totoro as a gift for a friend. I did modify the 4×4 dish piece by drawing on it, but otherwise, this is a regular LEGO model. I really like building in Micro Scale. One of the main reasons that I got in to LEGO building was that I love miniatures.

For such a tiny model, I used a lot of S.N.O.T. (Studs Not On Top) techniques to get the model just right.