Being a California native and living here most of my life I know quakes. We had one just a few weeks ago, I was in the studio by myself when it happened. I just looked around and admired everything swaying, then went back to work. Of course this was a small one, not like the destruction that ravaged the city in this diorama by builder ranghaal. The image here is pretty small, it's worth clicking through to check out the larger pic for all the detail.
It's been a while since we've seen something by the great Legonardo Davidy, but he's back and in fine form. Just look at all the rich details and texture in this classic gothic church! It's a study in mixing grays, studs, profile bricks and brackets to achieve a look that's very mottled, but pleasing to the eye. This kind of thing is easy to get wrong, and this is a perfect example of getting it right.
One of the controversies when Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring came out was the omission of Tom Bombadil. For some reason a large chunk of the Tolkien fans were genuinely upset he wasn't in the movie. I for one was perfectly fine with it, that chapter in the book and the character has never really done anything for me. Luckily for those T.B. fans out there builder lummerlander has crafted his likeness in the bricks, and he's every bit as flamboyant as you'd expect.
With so many LEGO mechs on Flickr, it's hard to stand out, but there is a way. First you need excellent construction, that's obvious. But then you need a killer color combination, and a background that sets it off. Lastly is posing and photography, you took all that time to build an awesome mech, then you snap a picture in front of a wrinkled bedsheet with a five year old cell phone? Do you creation justice, like this beautiful mech from Moko, which hits all the points from above and then some.
Solo is less than a week away, and I'm happy to say I'm still pretty much spoiler free (don't do anything to change that). This is from the trailer, an ominous and exceptionally cool train that runs over and under the track. It looks like it's going to be an exciting scene, and has inspired M. Mipi to build this fantastic little diorama.
I mostly took a day off yesterday (I say mostly because I rarely take a whole day off) and just hung out with Mrs BrickNerd. We even took a little time to build the Belle and Beast Brickheadz. And then today I see that Swan Dutchman has built two characters from one of Mrs BrickNerd's all time favorite movies, The Little Mermaid, so I just had to share. Here is Ariel and Ursula, done to perfection.