Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Well, it's that time of year again. The Colossal Castle Contest is almost upon us.

For those who don't know, the CCC is a yearly contest hosted on Classic Castle.com  

 This event brought me into the world of the Online LEGO Community,
some of my first real MOCs can be seen among the other fabulous entries of last year's contest.

But this year has brought on many new builders to the CC forums, and many from last year (myself included) are eager to do better than before! 
There are glory and LEGO prizes to be won!
What will you build in the CCCX? :)

I look forward to some fantastic building from some of the Internet's best!
Check out some of last year's entries and get inspired! 

Robo Gold

halfbeak (on Flickr) has constructed a very cool little MOC! The parts usage here is fantastic! Especially the tank treads as flooring. The robots themselves are very nicely made as well. Be sure to check it out on Flickr.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Big MaK

I saw this first on Mocpages and I immediately knew exactly what it was. 

This hilariously awesome build by Siercon and Coral keeps up with the Mak standards but with it's own dash of creativity. ;) 

Be sure to check out the Commercial video.
See it on Flickr too. :) 

Friday, October 26, 2012


/TheBricks\ built this superb scene a while ago,  and I finally got around to blogging it. 

The first scene shows how things may appear in your imagination... 

...And the second scene show how things really are. ;)

Check it out on Flickr

Loreesi Aqueduct

Flickr user Calculus3.14 has built a lovely little scene.

The aqueduct itself is very well done but it's the desert style rockwork that really caught my eye. 

Read the backstory on Flickr.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Signing of the Magna Carta.

This beautiful scene built by James Pegrum, nicely displays the signing of the Magna Carta by King John. 

The tree, water, and terrain work are all spectacular. 
And such a cool historical scene is something not often made in LEGO. 

Check it out on Flickr or Mocpages.   

Mini Starships.

Ryclen has built some awesome little space ships.

The "Alien Warship" with it's brilliant triangle shape. 

And the "Battle Cruiser" with it's genius use of the space marine parts.  

Some fantastic parts usage on both of these. Be sure to check them out.  

Optimal Defense Droid ZR3

Chris, AKA Iornsniper on Flickr, makes some fantastic robots and exo-suits, and his latest one is no exception. 

I love the combination of a square head and unique legs.
Be sure to check it out on Flickr

Monday, October 22, 2012

Forced Perspectives, Cool, Huh?

I saw this epic forced perspective MOC from (vhmh) on Flickr, and instantly thought it was blog-worthy!
I thought the angle and the concept of the balloons, the rope, the house, all inspired by the movie "UP", were totally neat.
Then, my brother told me about another forced persective build for the MocOlympics... once I saw this entry, I thought that this was also blog-worthy!
Forced perspectives are very difficult to create out of LEGO and I admire these guys for executing them so well.
Good luck to George G. in the MocOlympics!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The French Atlantic Coast

Tobias Vogt, (Tobigo on Flickr.) has constructed a wonderful dio of the French Atlantic Coast.

I'm loving the detail of the beach, the water, in fact, the whole scene is very, very realistic.

He says in the description that he built it like the place where he vacationed this summer.

See more great views on Flickr.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

LEGO Rubik's Cube.

I was surfing through the LEGO group on Flickr When all of a sudden, I saw these!

At first I wondered why someone would post two Rubik's cubes in the LEGO group.

Then I dawned on me..


I love it when builders Recreate something in LEGO,
And this beautiful rendition by Jameson42, of a classic toy, proves that anything can be built with LEGO. :)

Be sure to check it out on Flickr.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sci-fi At It's Best!

Some of you may remember this beautiful scene created by Bart De Dobbelaer a while ago..

Well, He's given us some pictures of the vehicles that he used in the moc.

The amazing amount of detail and excellent color scheme make these machines a sight to behold.

But that's not all, he has created the alien adversaries of the human miners.

The hive is awakening! 

When I saw this one I was like "Whoa!"
It looks like something strait out of a sci-fi movie! :)

Be sure to check out these awesome mocs on Flickr!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Everard Lodge

Some of you may remember I joined the MocOlympics some time ago
And in the third round I'm facing Leda Kat, a very talented and experienced builder.

So I built a scene of a Medieval Hunting Lodge.

I'm very happy with the way this build came out! :)

The fall colored leave come from a company called Alt Bricks.
They are very high quality pieces and I would certainly recommend them. 

More views on Flickr and Mocpages.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Tribute to the Fallen

In Lenfald (part of the Lands of Classic Castle,) there has been a civil war, and the usurper has finally been defeated.

Lenfel member Patrick Bouwes (Petturik NL on Flickr) Has built a tribute to the fallen warriors of Lenfald.

The scene is very well constructed, and the tree is a work of art, but the exquisite and unique base is what really made this build pop.

Be sure to check it out on Flickr

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Awesomeness Underground.

Flickr user [F]ade, has built an amazing scene, with some truly gorgeous lighting effects.

He's also unloaded a picture of this in normal lighting and it just about as great.

Be sure to check it out on Flickr

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Roman Temple under attack.

Jimkeepers has built a very well made, elegant, and unique creation. 
What really stood out to me in this build was the beautiful SNOT (studs not on top) columns, I don't believe I've ever seen it done quite like that. And the figs are excellent.  

Be sure to check out all the details on Flickr.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Brick Built Boat Hull Technique.

Today, this post will show you how to make a brick built boat hull.

To start, I'll use a 2x6 brown plate

This will be the foundation of the front of the boat.

Next I'm going to add 4 1x2 reverse slopes as shown. 

And I'll add a few more reverse slopes, topped with a 2x2 plate.

Then I'll add 8 headlight bricks on the reverse slopes, and two more headlight bricks on the foundation.

Then we can start adding regular slopes!

First you'll need a 1x4 plate and place one 1x2 brick and one 1x2 slope on, 
and on top of that I added one 1x3 slope, and finally one cheese slope to cap it all off.
Now place two of these on either side. as shown ^

Next I'm adding a bunch of plates, then a bunch of slopes, then even more slopes on top of the first ones,

So the sides should look something like this ^ 
Sorry it's a little complicated. ;)

So with these combos in hand we attach them to the "spine".

Which completes the rounded part of the hull.

So, now we need to make a second one to give the whole boat a rounded look.

The only differences between the two are the longer foundation plate and the spine ends more abruptly on the second one. 

Next i'm going to attach each end to a middle, comprised of brown plates.

It's already starting to look like a boat. ;)


then I'm going to add some reverse slopes to the base. 

...Until both sides are lined with them.

Next, I'm going to place a couple 1x4 bricks in the rounded part so I can add a deck on top.

This picture ^ shows how I built part of the deck with both angled and regular plates.

(The upside-down piece is added just below. I was showing how it was necessary  to add two 1x2 plates underneath. )

Now that we have both ends decked out we can continue in the middle. :)

I've added eight more headlight bricks so I can attach the snot sides...

Next, I'm adding 1x2s and 1x4s in the hold 

As well as some big round bricks.
( I'm not sure what they're called.. But I'm sure you've seen them before.)  ;)

All these bricks on the inside support the deck..

Which is the next thing I'll add. 

From here you can style it as you wish. I wanted to build a caravel so I added various details as shown...

Thanks for viewing! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment and I'll get back to you. :)