A fantastic lineup of microscale, recognizable buildings from our history built by Simon NH. An incredible ancient pyramid temple, using a technique I've never seen before to execute that stacked effect that is so recognizable. Each building focuses on interesting parts usage to get some a small design to look so recognizable. Awesome job!
Markus Rollbuhler is currently one of my favorite builders on Flickr. There are many builders today recognized for their excellent experimentation and re-imagination with the typical combination of LEGO parts. Markus comes up with new techniques, but he stands out to me because each presentation is so elegant. Take this brand new model, for example. How many incredible uses of elements can you pick out? Personally, I love the use of hockey sticks, and the green feathers to create that incredible tree (one of the most interesting I've ever seen!).
Wild indeed! Luke Watkins Hutchinson has been a busy guy. In fact, he's announced a project with Bricks magazine where he'll be demonstrating, month by month, how he builds these amazing scenes. That's why he's only posted the one pic, you'll have to get a subscription to see the rest.
Both Bricks and Brick Culture are high quality publications, and for those of us in North America, not particularly expensive, even with the postage. Definitely worth checking out!
My good friend and fellow VLUGer Dave Kaleta recently completed an architectural piece commissioned by the University of Chicago to celebrate their new Gordon Parks Art Hall. Turns out the George Lucas Family Foundation was a main contributor to this vast facility. The director of the University Laboratory Schools then recruited Dave, who's also an alum, to build this model as a gift to George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson. Yeah, you read that right. Congrats, Dave!
As a dentist, I see people cringe when I say those words. But when I saw this creation by Lab Synth, I had a different reaction. Drawing inspiration from Venice, the scene is comprised of a tight succession of palaces along a canal named for the tree in the small plaza. The owners are extremely competitive, not only with architectural styles, but construction materials as well. I recommend the zoom feature to see all the intricate details throughout the build. It's almost like having the magnifiers dentists use when drilling on teeth.