Post by soccerkid6 on Sept 28, 2017 3:44:19 GMT -8
As a thanks to the LEGO community for all their support and to help promote brickly, I’m doing a giveaway raffle with this model. If you haven’t heard of it before, brickly is a new app for sharing your original LEGO creations and seeing others’ models. It is currently only available for iOS devices, but they have plans to expand to Android and a web platform as well. It is still just getting started, but I think it could become a very useful asset for the LEGO online community.
To be entered in the giveaway, just go make a new account at brickly. And then send me your username (via email, flickr, eurobricks, comment here, etc.) or if you already have an account, just make a comment on any of my builds on brickly. The giveaway is open through October 10th, and then I will randomly select a winner and ship them this MOC
My second micro Lord of the Rings creation, after Edoras. Andrew JN suggested that I build Rivendell, and I was skeptical about being able to pull it off in micro-scale at first. The main build process took a little over 2 weeks, and then I needed to wait a bit longer for parts to arrive to finish the model. It was primarily based off of these two images: picture 1, picture 2. The model is view-able from all sides, and while one of my most complex micro creations, it was an extremely rewarding build.
Rivendell, also known as Imladris, was an Elven town and the house of Elrond located in Middle-earth. It is described as “The Last Homely House East of the Sea”, referencing towards Valinor, which is west of the Great Sea in Aman.
Check out high resolution pictures on flickr. Thanks for looking
What is the Summer Joust? The Summer Joust is a castle contest with 6 different categories that is open May 1st-June 30th 2017. The contest is hosted on Flickr in a dedicated contest group. This year there are prizes for 1st and 2nd in all categories (excepting the team category), as well as 3 individual awards.
Post by soccerkid6 on Aug 19, 2016 15:45:03 GMT -8
The completed collab that John and I built for Brickfair VA 2016 where it won Best Castle/Knights. The base is 130×98 studs making it our largest build ever, and it weighs a whopping 87 pounds! Which is 56 pounds more than our next largest build, which was our big collab build last year, Katoren. Every building has a full interior and all the doors actually open. We tried to include tons of little details, and there are some interesting easter eggs to look for: sig figs, thieves, snowball fights, goats, dragons, fishermen, and custom weapons.
I wanted to let the MB community know that there's a group of us Castle builders (including a couple of LoR guys) hosting a Castle contest on flickr. Check out all the categories, rules, and great prizes, here: link And here's a joust build I whipped up to serve as the announcement poster:
Lands of Roawia builds are more than welcome, as long as they haven't been posted online or shown publicly before May 1st 2016.
Last Edit: May 1, 2016 4:04:13 GMT -8 by soccerkid6
This is my first Castle model entirely based off of a real castle: Bodiam Castle in England. I built only the front wall, and it isn't scaled perfectly, but I think it's close enough to be quite recognizeable. Also I changed the bridge layout, because of space limitations.
See a picture of the real Bodiam castle here: link
There's no interior this time, though the portcullis and main doors are functional.
See more pictures here: brickbuilt Thanks for looking
Post by soccerkid6 on Oct 18, 2015 17:54:41 GMT -8
As you said, I'm planning on attending with my younger brother, John. I'm not sure if I'll be able to contribute to a LoR collab, but I might be able to do something small-medium for it. Depending on how busy I am before the convention, as John and I have plans for a collab between just the two of us.
Post by soccerkid6 on Sept 17, 2015 5:49:45 GMT -8
Not sure whether I'll participate this time around, but another decent parts pack set to consider is the Porsche 918 Spyder: link You could even do 2 of them for the same price as Laketown of Mirkwood Elves. The downside being there's no cool Castle minifig parts.