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Bibs Minifig LEGO Sculpture

April 24th, 2008

My 10x minifig collection is growing out of control (see links at the end of the Full Article to see how many others I’ve already built). Here’s another one!

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Giant Engraved LEGO Brick

April 22nd, 2008

After completing my article yesterday about the BrickPlayer Logo Sculpture, I started to think about why I elected to construct the lettering on the bricks sticking out, rather than flush or recessed.  Why I didn’t pick flush is easy.  It’s boring and I was trying to spice up an otherwise simple project.  However, I was starting to second guess my decision to build outward instead of inward.  After all, I had seen real engraved LEGO bricks for sale on BrickLink, and also more recently by LEGO themselves.

So, I decided to build at least one brick recessed, as if engraved, and see how I liked it compared to my work from the day before.  Shown below is a 10x 1×4 brick with recessed lettering (in red) along with the brick from the logo (in blue).

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BrickPlayer Logo Sculpture

April 21st, 2008

After I designed the BrickPlayer logo for this website, I realized right away it would make a great sculpture and planned to eventually build it from bricks.  This weekend I built it, and here it is…

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I considered replacing the Microsoft Paint generated logo I’m currently using on this website, but so far I’ve been unable to size and clean-up the photographs well enough to be satisfied.

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Little LEGO Bird

April 19th, 2008

Earlier this week I posted an article about a LEGO Cat Birdhouse I built.  Although I designed it with features to make it (somewhat) practical as a real birdhouse, I really never intended to put it outside and let the elements destroy good LEGO bricks.  This made me a little sad because the birdhouse would never really have any birds as visitors.  Unless… I built a LEGO bird for it!

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LEGO Cat Birdhouse

April 16th, 2008

Last week I posted my first attempt at building a LEGO Birdhouse, which was a scaled-up version of a tiny (minifig-sized) birdhouse.  This week I’ve built another birdhouse.  This one is of a cat head, with the mouth of the cat as the opening for the birds.  I’m also entering this one in the contest (see birdhouse post linked above for more about the contest).

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Diver Minifig LEGO Sculpture

April 13th, 2008

I’ve built yet another 10X minifig sculpture to add to my collection. Here it is a diver minifig, complete with air tanks, fins, and an underwater light. (End of Full Article includes links to collection of all 10X minifig sculptures and some instructions.)

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LEGO Birdhouse Contest Entry

April 7th, 2008

After hearning about the LEGO Birdhouse Contest being held by Thorz BrikTopia, one of my minifigs headed straight for the basement and got to work on his contest entry.  Before long, his work was done and his simple, but functional birdhouse was complete.

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Since this minifig wasn’t technically one of my children or a member of BrickLink, he was very sad to hear that he didn’t qualify for this contest.  However, I agreed to build a 20x scale version of his creation, which would be allowed and would be reasonably sized for the human world.

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Skier Minifig LEGO Sculpture

April 4th, 2008

Finally, after one of the longest winters I can remember here in Wisconsin, it’s starting to feel like spring. So, you might be wondering what I’m thinking featuring this 10X LEGO minifig skier!

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I thought about trying to get a couple pictures of her outside, but what little snow is left is not very photogenic. It’s mostly just the piles that have melted down so much that they are as much dirt as snow. So the typical pictures on the grey carpet will have to do.

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10X LEGO Skateboarder

March 25th, 2008

Here’s yet another addition to my 10X LEGO Minifig collection. This time I’ve built a skateboarder, including the LEGO skateboard.

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Spongebob LEGO Pants

March 18th, 2008

Over the past few years LEGO has released several Spongebob Square Pants sets.  There is even one of a large robotic Spongebob that is ‘controlled’ by Plankton.  Like a lot of newer sets, it gets most of its detail from stickers and large pieces, rather than a large number of more basic elements.  It is part of an overall trend that I’ve also see many of the City themed sets follow.  After seeing the LEGO version of a big Spongebob, I decided to do a similar-sized sculpture of my own.  

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