This is one of those models that started with a picture. That picture doesn’t have anything to do with the finished model, but it planted a seed in my mind. Once the idea was there, I just had to grab some bricks and start building. Continue reading J. T. Buffalo Museum
I’m a big fan of LEGO® mecha. I love seeing all the amazing models getting posted on the internet. The only sad thing, for me, is that I don’t build more of them. Maybe I start to ambitious. Mostly, I’m slow. I started my latest mecha back in May! Continue reading Ryder RMS-47
Back in the final days of June, an email was posted to the PortLUG mailing list about a spaceship commission. I’ve been interested in doing some paid commission work for a while, so I fired off a reply. Continue reading The Clarke
A while back, New Elementary put out a call for participants in one of their Festivals of Parts. They are one of my favorite LEGO blogs and a solid influence on the way that I write about my hobby, so I jumped at the opportunity. I wasn’t alone in wanting to test my skills, so it was lovely to be chosen to receive a bag of Nexogons. Continue reading Coronae Softworks
I’ve been busy building for the last couple weeks. Bricks Cascade is right around the corner, and I had a number of models partially built that I have been finishing up. Amidst that, I was really wanting to build some new mecha to display. I recently purchased Lu Sim‘s Mech Wars, a primer for building LEGO mechs so I decided to give his reFrames a try. Continue reading Alpha Team
Basically finished, just some tweaks and final photography left.
I really like this angle.
Making great progress. All the weapons are built and I’m working on getting the hull finished.
Good progress so far. The hull is mostly blocked out and I’ve started adding details. I built most of the weapon systems today (I figured out how to mount the missile pods after I took the picture).
I might do a bit of rebuilding tomorrow. There is a row of grills along the bottom of the domes and I’d like the plates behind them to be black instead of various shades of gray.
I’m fascinated by Lego architecture, as a specific extension of my love of architecture in general. Building with bricks (mostly plates actually) lets me express those desires without the lengthy schooling that it would take to actually become an architect. This has me building Micropolis modules.