Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Imperial Fort


Marian, from Classic-Castle.com, has just posted a pretty amazing little fortress. Hang on to your hats, because there are a ton of Unique Techniques in this one.

The first thing that caught my eye was the use of minifig legs in the curved wall of the tower. Also notice the 1x2 hinge bricks. If you go to the linked picture, you can also see the great use of half arches.



Now notice the incorporation of the lever pieces in the lantern. Another picture can be found here. Also pay attention to the curved steps - more on that next.






Here we have a better photo revealing the construction of the curved steps. It seems to be using 1x1 clips attached to a rod which allows the steps to be constructed using SNOTed 1x bricks. EDIT: Marian said this about the construction of said steps: "The curved steps are made from Tile 1 x 1 with Clip on top of Slope Brick 75 2 x 1 x 3 with two 1x3 bricks, attached to Antenna 4H."





More interesting pictures - the techniques are pretty self-explanitory:


Notice the steps in the middle of the photo constructed using 1x4 fence pieces.


Suitcases used for drawers and classic capes for fireplace curtains...


...and more suitcases used for steps!


Check out the table legs!



And, finally, the construction of yet another set of stairs.


Happy building!

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Motorcycles by Noddy


Relatively recent Brickshelf user Noddy has some pretty amazing motorcycles in his gallery. Notice especially his use of minifig hands and lever bases in the above pictured bike and the blue flames used as splashing water in his Motorcrosss Rally bignette.

Noddy also has a few great ideas in this little desk MOC. For instance, notice the chair construction and the combination of a headlight brick and a corrugated 1x2 brick for the computer.



Take the time to browse his gallery - it's worth it.





Thursday, July 26, 2007

Battering Ram


Here we are with the first post for rejuvenated Unique Brique Techniques! This is Battering Ram by Kelderic.




Although a well-designed little MOC, there's not much very out of the ordinary about it until you look closely at the crossbeam. Waddayaknow - it's a barrel!




Have fun and "play well"!




Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Back Again!

Hello to one and all! This blog was laid to rest almost a year ago because of all the time school was taking for both Nate and myself. However, been there, done that, graduated! Now I have time for my favorite hobby: LEGO! Which means I'll be blogging regularly again. I've got a few creations bookmarked, so look forward to new techniques coming your way very soon!

That's all for now,

Dale