Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Advent

Sorry I've been away from blogging lately. At least now we can look at all of the entries in MisaQa's great Advent calendar. I'm hoping she'll do a combined shot like she did two years ago, but in the meantime here are a few of my favorites from this year:





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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pentastar

MisaQa's Advent Calendar project continues. Pentastar features a great technique for building a roof and spire that captures the feel of the Chrysler Building.



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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sears Tower

I haven't blogged anything by Ersh in two years, since his Manhattan. Let's correct that oversight with his new Sears Tower.



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Monday, December 14, 2009

Serenity

After seeing Firefly, flickr user tbone_tbl was inspired to build the space transport, Serenity.



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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A Tear in Time

Flickr user Tito0o0o was inspired by the movie, Land of the Lost, to create a scene with objects representing different time periods. The mechanical sun is a great touch. The microscale tree appears to be made using this minifigure head.



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Friday, December 04, 2009

MCC Entry Review Part III

Way, way late in coming, but this is my third and final review of entries into the Mini Castle Contest. There are more than I reviewed of course, but some of them were already posted here, and you can always check out the thread if you want to see them all.

I'm going to finish it off with mentioned two of the honourable mentions that while I linked to, I didn't get a chance to discuss here. First off, Chris Wunz's Micro Castle.



The most obvious feature about it is of course the extreme micro scale of it all. You can't denine that this is probably about as small as you can build a castle and still reconize it as such. The little path added to it, as well as the use of the grill brick to create a field gives the ground some nice texture. Add to that a well thought out beach, and the nice use of clear bricks to show the surf, and you get a great micro castle.

The other one I will mention here is mahj's collapsible temple.



Of course, the thing that everyone's eye is immediatly drawn to is the fact that it is collapsible. Seriously, that very cool, and very well done. The creation looks complete when fully together, and completely hidden when collapsed. He also has some great detailing done with the tooth pieces and the technic collums. Also cleverly done is the how he stringed the leave pieces together so that when the temple emerges, it has vines over it.

Like I said before, there are many more entries, but I think it is way too late to continue doing more, so enjoy and I'll see you again next year.

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MisaQa

MisaQa continues her advent calendar, including a sweet shop and two buildings from the science college.





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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Blocktropolis expansion

Flickr user Tom Neumo posted this photo of the buildings that will be part of an expansion of his micro city, Blocktropolis.



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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Advent calendar

Every year, MisaQa presents an Advent Calendar project, with one new MOC for each day of December leading up to Christmas. A couple of years ago she did a microscale town and she has returned to this scale again with her 2009 Advent Calendar. Her first two offerings are the Twins Tower (reminiscent of the Petronas Towers) and her Science College.




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