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Saturday, October 27, 2007

And now in ABS

I recently noted how Kecia Hansen is featured in the most recent issue of BrickJournal. Apparently for that article she built real life versions of some of her digital MOCs: castle and trains.

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Dillon uses a great microscale catapult to create the illusion of distance in Crushed.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

HRMC Project

GFLUG, the Greater Florida LEGO Users Group, was commissioned by an architectural firm that was renovating the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida, to build a LEGO version of the hospital. The architectural firm displayed this at a recent medical conference in Orlando and will soon be on display at the hospital. BTW, five builders finished this project in only two weekends!

Interestingly, they used a brick built fig solution that I'd never seen before, that puts the scale of this MOC at a little over half-minifig scale.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Nnenn wins

I don't know what the contest is, but if it has anything to do with microspace, Nnenn is probably the winner. Here are his fleetwars MOCs.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007


Tom Hayes has recreated his workplace, the Bank of America Data Center in San Francisco.

Biczzz has created this factory

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street scene

Pete Reid and Yvonne (Reid?) built this street scene.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

A master goes micro

I think that this is Nannan Z's first microscale MOC, the , the once most formidable battle station.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007


BrickJournal Issue 9 is out! Be sure to download this, as this is the last free issue. Starting with the next issue, BrickJournal will be available in a print version. Follow the link above to learn more about subscription.

This issue has good content for the microscale builder. First up, there is a feature on French AFOL Eric Borrega and his Miniville microscale layout.

Kecia Hansen is another featured builder, and she discusses her microscale building along with other themes.

An article about Henning Birkeland focuses mainly on his large-scale cars, but also addresses his LDD micro designs

There are also instructions for a new Executor Super Star Destroyer by Chris Deck (Legostein) (personal site, Brickshelf gallery). In smaller microscale mentions, an article about Matt DeLanoy (Pepa Quin) shows his mini Millenium Falcon MOCs (alongside much larger models), and pictures from the 75th Anniversary Celebration in Billund include Burkhard Schlomer's (BrickCommander's) Imperial ships.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Massive microspace update

In recent weeks there have been tons of great microspace MOCs that I've bookmarked but haven't had a chance to blog, so I'll put them together in one listing:

Legohaulic presents the Righteous Indeavor, a communications frigate.

Two new fleets from Nnenn, the Pevid Freighter and escort and the Hurassa cargo-shuttle and escort

Czekoladowyboss built the Medium Battle-Ship Prometheus class, no. 2

Adrian Florea presents this Escort carrier and gunships

Tony Barth's cargo ship and cargo carrier

Vdude's AT2 Light Cargo Frigate

Gladius' Iciac Light Cruiser

Gear9242's Long range support craft

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Friday, October 12, 2007

A Major builder

Justin Major displayed several micro MOCs at NWBrickCon. There aren't great photos of them from NWBC, so it's easiest to link back to his Brickshelf gallery. He brought a modified version of his Island fortress (the castle itself without the surrounding island and seascape), and also his steamboat, a temple, the Smith Tower, and, appropriately for a Seattle con, the Space Needle.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Back to Seattle

I've already blogged these MOCs, but it's always good to see the builders as well. Andrew Lee poses with his Comoros, which won "Best Micro," and Shannon Young shows off Shannonia.

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Monday, October 08, 2007


Arthur Gugick continues his series of architectural landmarks with the Transamerica Pyrimid. Also, he's just turned a room in his house into a gallery to display his MOCs.

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

A Portuguese town

I'll get back to NWBrickCon, but not all of the action is in Seattle this weekend. Tania Baixinho, of LegOficina dos Baixinhos, has built this town, apparently for a trivia contest. I know she reads this blog, so if you see this, Tania, let us know more about this

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More micro goodness from NWBrickCon: a city scene and a moonbase and the trophies. Hopefully someone will get some closeup pics tomorrow and also post who the creators were (hint, hint, Andrew or Josh, in case you're checking up on the blogs before you go back to the fest tomorrow morning). There's also some of Andrew Lee's great microspace that I've previously blogged. Update - According to Dunechaser, Andrew Lee apparently won the prize for best micro. I'll report further details when I hear more.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

A growing city

NWBrickCon, a gathering of AFOLs in Seattle, starts today. Joe Meno has already posted some pictures from setup last night, and it appears that Shannon Young is there with his city, Shannonia, which has doubled in size since I blogged it last.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Set 4891 - Highway Haulers

Set 4891, Highway Haulers, was released in 2006. It contained 209 elements and cost only US$10. As with other sets in the Creator and Designer lines, there were instructions for several models you could make using these pieces--in this case, six different vehicles--and also pictures of ten other possible creations as inspiration to the builder.

Brickshelf user zFERRY has posted pictures of all of the models with instructions and also several of the alternate models.

Set 4891 on Brickset and Lugnet. Instructions on BrickFactory. Inventory on Peeron. Buy it on Bricklink.

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