Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lecture theatre - LHS 3/4

Lecture theatre - LHS 3/4 by qi_tah
Lecture theatre - LHS 3/4, a photo by qi_tah on Flickr.

This is one of those builds that is just beyond the normal scope of building. The incredible shaping would be amazingly impressive even without the fabulous interior! Stupendous work!

Check it out on Flickr!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 review.

I recently made an order on from a store called ChromeBricks. They sell custom painted chrome helmets weapons and armor all the way from Germany! I originally heard about ChromeBricks by reading an article on TBB by Nannan Z. I wanted to see what they were like for myself but didn't have an excuse for an expensive overseas order. ;)

Then when my brother's birthday rolled around I figured I'd get him some awesome Chrome stuff!

We were not disappointed!
I put together a couple minifigs to try them out!

The two color chromed sword matches perfectly with the super shiny gold helmet. (It's so shiny you can see me in the reflection!)
This helm looks amazing in silver!
The silver hoplite helmet is ideal for even the most glorious of heroes!
And he found the Holy Grail!
  1. Each item is perfectly painted for a pristine shine!
  2. They are quite durable, which is good for people who still like to play with their 'figs and make changes and customize.  
  3. Great selection of items, and I'm told if you contact them they can chrome any particular piece you want! (with added cost, I'd imagine.) 

  1. The Price is the biggest factor that would discourage a future order, most of the helmets are more then a couple dollars a piece. For example, the two colored swords were 11 bucks a piece! 
  2. Shipping all the way from Germany isn't an easy matter for us in the US. It's expensive and you'll probably want insurance as well.   

All in all, definitely worth the money, and it will really make you 'figs look incredible. But It's not something I would spend a load of cash on every month. ;)

So Be sure to check out the ChromeBricks site and get some fantastic chrome items for your collection! :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tigelfah Castle

Tigelfah Castle by peggyjdb
Tigelfah Castle, a photo by peggyjdb on Flickr.

WOW! Super huge and awesome castle alert!
James Pegrum has really put out a masterpiece! Check out all the fantastic details on Flickr! :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Translegia - Kvothe

Translegia - Kvothe by Jack Riveorput
Translegia - Kvothe, a photo by Jack Riveorput on Flickr.
The elegance and talent exhibited in this Moc is phenomenal! Petar Jurković has been doing an awesome series that only keeps getting better!

Check it out on Flickr! :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Guardian of the Emerald

I've seen some LEGO sea serpents in my day, But this is just crazy! The texture on this monster is incredible! And the boat is sweet too! Check it out on Flickr! :)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Troll Dreadbringer

Troll Dreadbringer by burlogh
Troll Dreadbringer, a photo by burlogh on Flickr.
I saw this in my contacts page today and immediately knew I was looking at something awesome! The huge scale of the siege tower is very impressive, and the amount of detail is impeccable!

Check it out on Flickr! :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Medieval Pop-up book

Medieval Pop-up book a video by 74louloute on Flickr.

This creation by 74louloute is beyond anything I've ever seen! Totally amazing! Watch the video and see for yourself! :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

LoB GAC Entry 1: Assassination

LoB GAC Entry 1: Assassination by Ryclen
LoB GAC Entry 1: Assassination, a photo by Ryclen on Flickr.
There are some totally awesome effects going on in this dramatic scene by Ryclen.

The conglomeration of different angles works amazingly well! Check it out on Flickr! ;)

Friday, July 19, 2013

RL14 - Research Lab

RL14 - Research Lab by Disco86
RL14 - Research Lab, a photo by Disco86 on Flickr.
It's not a common thing for a castle builder to branch out into the space genre but this is the way to do it! This great creation by Paul (Disco86) is completely filled with awesome details!

Be sure to check it out on Flickr! :)

Monday, July 1, 2013

War Elephant tutorial.

This post will show you how to make a fierce armored war elephant

First, we need an elephant. I use a standard LEGO elephant. (Although, eventually I want to try my hand at a brick-built one.) 

Next, I'll add two brackets, and one 2x2 plate to the back of the elephant. 

This will provide a good attachment point for the side armor pieces. 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Terra5

Terra5 by Raoulosos
Terra5, a photo by Raoulosos on Flickr.
I was scrolling through The Lego Sci-Fi Group on Flickr, when I came across this bad boy! Not only is this vehicle's design just plain great, but I think the paint job is what really brings this thing to life. Not to mention some very nice editing. Check it out on Raoul Baldwin's photo stream :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hunting in the Loch

Hunting in the Loch by Digger1221
Hunting in the Loch, a photo by Digger1221 on Flickr.
Flickr user Digger1221 has been building some epic scenes with his sweet water technique! His latest creation features a lone hunter searching for a fearsome monster! The dark and scary feeling in this build is perfectly achieved! :)

Check it out on Flickr!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rewards and Regrets.

This awesome Medieval interior by Gary^The^Procrastinator has some fabulous details! My favorite has to be the use of the gold fishes above the fireplace! :)

Check it out on Flickr!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Lone Soldier

Lone Soldier by Captain Robinson
Lone Soldier, a photo by Captain Robinson on Flickr.
I really like this small but sweet build by Basar Ozcan (Captain Robinson on Flickr)

What stood out to me most was the excellent tower! A classic technique in a perfect color! :)

Check it out on Flickr!

And Thank you for the tip Digger. ;)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The LEGO® Movie - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

I just saw this on TBB! To me it looks very promising! I will be keeping my eye out for it when it comes out in Feb 2014. :)


RS HUDSON, a photo by Si-MOCs on Flickr.
When I saw the movie pop up in my contacts page I was intrigued. When I saw the final edit I was literally stunned! Simon and Issac did a fantastic job on this huge space project! :)

Check out the awesome detail on Flickr!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Nottingham Tower

I just saw this awesome video from three very talented builders!

Paul Vermeesch, Ian Spacek  and Max Pointner did such a great job on what must have been a huge effort! :)

Be sure to check it out on Mocpages!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Castle Battle Contest!

Has your LEGO collection been at peace for too long?
Victory is yours for the taking!

With four awesome categories and some incredible prizes from Brickwarrriors, the time for brave deeds and epic battles is NOW!

Go to the LEGO War group on Flickr for more details!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Amikvale Outpost

Amikvale Outpost by LWC guy
Amikvale Outpost, a photo by LWC guy on Flickr.
This Awesome castle Dio by LWC guy is loaded with classic techniques and excellent details!

I'm particularly liking the cottages and the river.

Check it out on Flickr and Mocpages! :)

Triumph of the Red Knight

There's lots to like in this splendid vignette by Digger1221 of Flickr, but what really caught my eye was the posing! Brilliant stuff!

Check it out on Flickr! :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Great Council

The council, overview by odidoma
The council, overview, a photo by odidoma on Flickr.
Some subjects need to be arguing about by odidoma
Some subjects need to be arguing about, a photo by odidoma on Flickr.

I love a good interior build! And this one by "odidoma" of Flickr definitely fits the category! :)

I really like that even though they're all in the same room the council is separated from the audience. Nice touch!

Check it out on Flickr or Eurobricks.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hluboka nad Vltavou

Hluboka.nad.Vltavou by Ryxe
Hluboka.nad.Vltavou, a photo by Ryxe on Flickr.
Ryxe has finally completed his epic giant castle! The layout is incredible! And the color is oh so nice and realistic! :D

Check it out on Flickr!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

LCC GC4 - The Last Tower

LCC GC4 - The Last Tower by ShareburG
LCC GC4 - The Last Tower, a photo by ShareburG on Flickr.

I really like it when AFOLs pose their minifigs well, and this build by ShareburG is a great example of what I mean. :)

Every inch of this creation is filled with awesome detail!

There are lot's more pictures to see on Flickr!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Crux of the Battle GC4 - Part 5 (LCC)

This great scene by Jimmy Clynche "Invicta Bricks" on Flickr, is full of great minifig action and excellent details throughout!

See more pictures and read the story on Flickr! :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Battle of Amroth

Battle of Amroth by Panzy-boe
Battle of Amroth, a photo by Panzy-boe on Flickr.

This awesome castle scene is a collaboration from "Panzy-boe" And "Finland Brick" of Flickr.
They displayed it at the Model Expo 2013 in Helsinki Finland.

It's great to see such neat castle scenes from two very talented builders! :)

Check it out on Flickr!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Chester Keep

Chester Keep by Gilbert_Keith
Chester Keep, a photo by Gilbert_Keith on Flickr.
I really like the look of this castle by Gilbert_Keith on Flickr.
The different types of towers and sweet details throughout make this build a must see! :)

Check it out on Flickr!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Huge Keep

1 by clarkryang
1, a photo by clarkryang on Flickr.
Now this is an awesome castle MOC!
The sheer size and realism is amazing!
And the interior is just as cool as the outside!

Check out the set on Flickr! :)

Darkmire Mill

Darkmire Mill by - Derfel Cadarn -
Darkmire Mill, a photo by - Derfel Cadarn - on Flickr.

Derfel Cadarn presents his usual amazingly detailed build that is a sight to behold!
The dark and weather beaten feel is superb!

Check it out on Flickr! :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Deer, Elk, Pronghorn and Goat instructions

Recently, a friend of mine posted a link of my Musk Ox instructions on a Flickr group. He also posted a picture of my Elk, and said... "I hope you can figure out how it's made from the picture."
This quickly inspired me to write a good tutorial for one of favorite animals. :)

First I'd like to start with the Billy-goat.
This animal is pretty simple. 

first you'll need a 1x1 brick with studs on all sides, and one normal 1x1 brick placed on one side.

Next add three 1x2 grill plates as shown.

Next add a 1x1 round plate to the end. 

then attach a pair of binoculars on the 1x1 round plate. 

Then add a nice set of horns to the "head" I used Brickwarriors crescent horns , but LEGO ones work fine too. :)

And that's it for the goats! 

Next i'll show you how to make the deer or I personally call them "Doose" 
(Half deer, half moose)

First you'll need two 1x1 bricks with studs on all sides and one 1x1 Technic brick.

Then you put them together as shown.

Next add a 1x3 plate on the side.

Then add another 1x3 tile to the other side and a 1x1 slope (cheese slope) on the front.

Next I'll add a 1x4 plate to the top.

Don't forget to add a 1x1 clamp on the back. (so you can attach the tail later)

Then add a cheese slope where shown. 

Next add a 1x1 plate and a 1x1 round plate top, on the front, as shown. 

Then we'll build the legs

Each pair has a jumper plate followed by a pair of 1x1 rounds, a pair of 1x1 cones, and another pair of 1x1 round plates on the end.  

Then attach them as shown.

Next the tail, I used a Brickwarriors spike, but again, a LEGO claw would work fine. ;)

Finally the head! I've always used a Brickwarriors Minotaur head and a set of Brickwarriors antlers. 

I've found these much more effective then brick-built heads at this scale. 

This same format can be used to create the Elk and the Pronghorn as well, with a few minor color and piece changes. :)

Hope this is useful, thank you for viewing!

-Bro Steven