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Monday, April 30, 2012

Iron Builder

The most recent round of the Iron Builder pits 2MuchCaffeine against Pasukaru76, with the secret ingredient of the blue battle droid torso. This round has been rich with microscale builds including Rod's Tripod Attack:

Rod's Moonbase:

His Landing Pad:

And his Maintenance Bay:

But Pascal didn't cede the micro-neo-classic-space ground to Rod, coming with his own Spaceport Crane:

His Starfury (yay Bab 5!):

And his Nova Scotia:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

LEGO Military Annual Build Competion 2012

Over on Flickr you can join in on the 2012 LEGO Military Annual Build Competion. Among the many categories there are a few that call for microscale. Follow the link for all the contest rules.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Microbuild LEGO Tournament 2012

I hadn't seen this until just yesterday listening to a back episode of the Look at LEGO Podcast. Over on Toys N Bricks they recently held a Microbuild LEGO Tournament 2012, challenging builders to come up with buildings in the style of the Mini Modulars set. The winners were announced recently. First prize went to Striderhiryu for his Brick Fever nightclub and second was won by Dilbert12's theater. All of the entries can be found here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Light cruiser

Pasukara76 built this amazing light cruiser.

And the winner is ...

The winners have been announced in the Eurobricks Architecture contest. We'll count down over the next few days. Fifth place was shared by two entries, Blake Baer's Matsumoto Castle and unbornchikken's Getty Center. These are both awesome, but I was particularly happy to see the second one, as I used to live in Los Angeles and went to the Getty several times.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Little Ben

Arthur Gugick has big (well, little) plans. He's listed 57 landmarks from 31 different cities that he intends to make as a micro tour around the world. This is actually his fourth version of Big Ben, and it's at his smallest scale yet.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Sandvik PF300

Konjara has already built some amazing fig scale mining equipment, including the Sandvik PF300, which is sort of a combination of a huge rock crusher and conveyer belt system. You can see it in action and this gives you an idea of the size:
Konjara's minifig scale models will be on display in the Sandvik booth of an upcoming trade show, and the company commissioned him to make a micro version as a give-away to their customers. That's pretty amazing - I've been to a number of trade expos in the past, but about the best thing I ever get is a pen with the company logo. Of course, I'm not about to buy a multi-gazillion-dollar piece of construction equipment ...

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Saturday, April 07, 2012

15 Central Park West

Sonicstarlight made this version of 15 Central Park West, which is now on display in Washington DC at the National Building Museum LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition exhibit.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Costa Concordia

This would have been a good April Fool's announcement. The Brickish Association held a 'design a set that LEGO would never make' competition, and Gary Davis won with a 'Great Sea Disasters' set, the Costa Concordia. Hmm, I wonder what else would be in this line? The Titanic of course. A quick search reveals that most LEGO Titanic models out there are prior to that whole iceberg misunderstanding, but there are a couple I found that might work.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Brand Retail Store

As you may know, when LEGO opens a new retail store, they generally create an exclusive kit as a giveaway to people who purchase there on the first day. They've just announced a new kit, the Brand Retail Store, along with a list of where new stores will open (in the US) in the next year. If you can't make it to one of these, you could always build your own from the instructions on While this is a cute set - I like the micro pick-a-brick wall in particular - I'm a little sad that it seems that they will have this same set at all new openings (at least this year). In past grand openings, the exclusive set has been something that reflected the location of the new store. Ash-274 has a gallery of many of these - a Liberty Bell for a store in the Philadelphia area, a famous lighthouse for Raleigh, the Frankfurt town hall, etc. It's too bad we won't see more of these little exclusives with local flavor.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Architecture Contest

I actually don't think I've specifically highlighted this contest, though I've featured several of the entries here. Over on Eurobricks they are holding an Architecture Building Contest, challenging you to build a microscale world landmark in the style of the LEGO Architecture sets. There are only a couple more days for this (deadline is this Saturday), so if you've been planning on entering, you'd better hurry.

Monday, April 02, 2012


I was just catching up on some official news on ComicBricks going back through the past couple of months and I realized I never posted the newest set in the Architecture line, the Sydney Opera House.

Great Wall

Lisqr made this really cool Great Wall of China for the Architecture contest on Eurobricks.