I have to say that I was a surprised when LEGO acquired the Scooby-Doo license earlier this year. Once the set images broke, they seemed hit and miss. I figured that the minifigs would be the big selling point and resigned myself to picking up a copy of the Mystery Machine at some point. Then my lovely wife brought me home a copy of the Haunted Lighthouse. Continue reading 75903 Haunted Lighthouse
This Roman Holiday inspiried mini-land model by legorobo:waka just punched me right in the nostalgia.
Check out this brutish fightercraft by ska2d2!
This exceptional render by Erik has be salivating to see it in actual bricks.
This bit military truck from Spac13 gives me some wheel envy.
Hopefully, I’ve wetted your appetite for designing little buildings. Before we begin, we have to talk about the rules. As AFOLs, we tend to sideline the instructions. If we build to them, it is often just to plunder them for techniques. Since the heart of Micropolis is the standard, there are rules that we have to follow in order to play well with other builders.
Continue reading Into the Micropolis Standard
I like the Friends line a lot. They usually have broad color ranges and a generous assortment of elements that can’t be found in the other lines. I picked up the skate park because of all the fantastic orange and medium lavender elements and to see if it would make a candidate for drafting. Continue reading 41099 Heartlake Skate Park
Devid VII is constantly turning out great hardsuits, but the glowing orb fists on this one are excellent!
This support ship by Nate Rehm-Daly is great inspiration for Shiptember.
Eero Okkonen‘s rendition of the characters from Miyazaki’s Nausicaa are outstanding!
When I came out of my dark age a couple of years ago and started wading into the LEGO hobby as an AFOL, I was intimidated by the library of models that many of my fellow builders maintained. I had a fair number of elements, but they weren’t organized and they tended towards specialty pieces.
Continue reading Why Micropolis
A sweet rendition of the classic speeder by Jonas.
Another outstanding mech by Aaron Williams. I love the long limbs and the color blocking.
Erik really captures the look in this 70s starfighter.
A superb neo-classic space build by Chris Perron. I think that brick-built wheels might be a bit of a signature.
I think that I spy some non-LEGO elements, but LowestFormOfWit did a lovely job on this model.
This orc war-party by Wochenender is full of lovely details and variety.
Another Junk Planet build by Shannon Sproule.
I’ve been enjoying all of the Mad Max inspired builds this summer like this war buggy by Calvin Sun.
Tim Schwalfenberg knocked out another greebly microscale ship.
I really like the simple modern lines of this house by Galaktek.