Shed Some Light On Hogwarts

Those mad geniuses at Brickstuff have done it again. As if LEGO 71043 Hogwarts wasn't impressive enough, now you can trick it out with another stunning lighting and sound kit from Brickstuff. And this isn’t your typical “stuff it with way too bright LEDs” kit we see so much of these days, it’s seriously high tech and incredibly well thought out. Brickstuff took over six months developing it, including the development of a whole new controller board. It’s the most advanced kit they’ve ever offered, surpassing even the stunning Millennium Falcon kit. And it’s not just a bunch of lights that turn on and off, it’s storytelling. The whole kit is designed from the ground up to bring the castle to life, not just make it visible in the dark. And once you add your own sounds to it, you will swear school is in session. The kit is so innovative Brickstuff has created it’s own website, lightmycastle.com to showcase it. The kits are available for pre-order now, but there’s a limited supply of “mega-bundles” so act fast.

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The Automotive Makerspace: The Garage

As I've said in the past, we're all makers. And a very large percentage of houses around the world have had a makerspace built in for centuries, the garage. This interior by builder Pixeljunkie looks more like a professional garage though, and it's wonderful. You can practically smell the oil and welding fumes, hear the pinging of metal on metal. The lighting and mood is captured perfectly in this shot, nicely done sir, nicely done.

Vintage Garage

Adding Lights And Sound To The UCS Falcon

What could possibly be better than the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon? The LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon with lights and sound! We installed the Brickstuff premium kit in ours and it's absolutely amazing. The kit includes 109 LEDs, 2 speakers and sound modules, more than 75 genuine LEGO parts and a remote control. 

For more info visit www.lightmyfalcon.com

To see some of the behind the scenes action check out the Twitch Channel at our sister site Nerds&Makers.

Lair Of The Lich King

This cool diorama by builder ReeseEH looks like it's right out of a movie or video game, and illustrates how much lighting can elevate a MOC. This is a simple setup, and rushed really, but compare these two shots and you can see just how much you can alter the mood with the lighting. Just imagine this with careful, deliberate lighting, it makes a world of difference.

CBC 2017 - Lair of the Lich King
CBC Entry - in the light