Thursday, August 31, 2006

Castle Wall Offsets

The "Coolest New Unique Brique Technique Award of the Month" goes to Ben Ellermann, creator of this beauty:

The UBT may not be obvious at first, but check out this awesome article by Ben for more info and step-by-step instructions.

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Carney's Castle

Bob Carney is well know for his large, historically-accurate and massively gray castles. Torre de Belém is his 110th castle, and while it's size and grayness is impressive as usual, it also features some clever parts usage. The fancy railing of the balcony is made out of the bases of 2x2 turntables.

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Friday, August 25, 2006


Nelson Yrizarry has created a very interested vignette depicting Q*Bert the classic video game character in all his glory. Check out the use of a carrot as Q*Bert's snout and the SNOT construction of the cubes.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Various SNOT Techniques

Today I'm going to bypass creations that use great building techniques and just focus on the techniques themselves, such as Studs Not On Top. Check out these classic techniques presented by Chris Malloy:

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Classic-Castler TJ has created some orcish creatures called Squigs. It's a pity they're mostly black, since it's hard to see how they were built, but if you squint you can spot some clever connections:

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Monday, August 14, 2006


There's only one word to describe this bike by Brickshelf user arvo: sexy. Just check out that smoothness! In my opinion larger-than-life LEGO models are few and far between and way too under appreciated.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

That's no moon...

It's a freakin' huge exhaust port by Flickrite Jon Palmer! Check out the use of blue skateboard ramps and the round shape.

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Brick-Built Onion Dome

The LEGO company already provides a large prefad onion dome piece, but it's size and color solution is limiting. Kevin Blocksiege has created a brick (or rather plate) build onion dome that could easily be expanded to fit any size:

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Nelson's Cookin' Up A Storm!

I declare Nelson Yrizarry the LEGO Vignette God. I mean, just take a look at his vignette Brickshelf folder! Recently, Nelson has posted a new series cooking-themed vignettes. All of them are awesome, but two in particular are perfectly suited for UBT.

Dinah, while being both a funny and jibbly MOC as the same time, also uses the arms of a dino from the Dino Attack line for the monster.

First Megan Rothrock used Clikits hair clips in a MOC, now Nelson has incorperated a LEGO egg timer into his PizzaMan vignette! Awesome.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Duplo Castle

Well, I feel lazy, so I'll just show off an old MOC of mine that uses -- of all things -- a Duplo brick to make a castle wall:

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