Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bento box

If this build from nobu_tary had been posted a few weeks ago I wouldn't have known what it was, but fortunately my girlfriend (a Japanese food enthusiast) took me out to a Japanese restaurant recently, and I ordered Bento Box Option B (on account of me being able to actually pronounce the names of the items in it). There was some delicious beef teriyaki, some shrimp shu mai, various sushi, a mound of rice, and more wasabi than any human could possibly hope to ingest in one sitting. I devoured it, although I can't say the same about the salty grayish soup (with seaweed in it!) that came as a free appetizer. Guess I'm not a fan of all Japanese food. 

But I'm certainly a fan of good MOCs, and now that I've gotten that anecdote out of the way, I'll turn your attention to the subject of this post:
My favorite detail has got to be the giant LEGO-brick box - definitely a creative part use that lends some character to this build!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lovely German office building

Paul Trach (Disco86) built his workplace, the Stadtwerk Mainz (a services company in Germany) in a LEGO Architecture style for his LUG. The result is very clean and professional, and would fit right in with the real Architecture line.
Check out this close-up to see the innovative construction of the trees and the front entryway.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

An electric angel

Oh hey, Frog is blogging a thing again.

I might've blogged a thing or two by Drazelic before. But in case I didn't, he is a great sci-fi builder who focuses on Tabletop-sized robots, mechs and drones.

This time he brings us a slightly angelic-looking Robot, menacingly floating in the air, wielding a neat, little axe, and an even more menacing rifle.
this must be the work of an enemy stand

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lovely lonely cottage

Whenever I try my hand at Castle building I inevitably gravitate towards something of this style. Not only are simple cottages and huts easier for me to build, but I often find them more interesting as well. Unfortunately I've never had nearly as much success in the genre as Graham Gidman, who built this Avalonian Cottage: 
The best part of the built is probably the stone wall of the building, but the little details like the clothesline and perfectly executed fence (and the gentle slope of the plate-built landscape) make it a must-blog. 

What has humanity unleashed upon the world?

Why has Popsicle master created this demonic cyber-beast? 

How did he assemble a fence, some Hailfire droid treads, an Aquazone diver helmet, and countless other greebles and NPUs into a MOC this cool-looking? 

What is going on with that Technic figure's hair? 

All these questions may never be answered. Because by the time you get close enough to the BFC Horndog to ask may be too late. 
I think this builder's been flying under the radar a little bit - I highly recommend you go check out some more of his delicious mecha builds via the Flickr link above.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Cars and trucks and things that go*

*Just trucks this time

We're constantly praising microscale builders here because of the difficulty of creating an appealing, recognizable model from just a handful of pieces. The latest micro masterpieces I've found are these trucks by Robert Heim (Robiwan_Kenobi). Check out some of the part uses and, more interestingly, the ways these builds fit together. There are some great techniques used to achieve the necessary angles:

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Desert fortress

I think I can speak for all of us here at the Brick Bucket when I say that life has been extremely busy. However, amidst all the busyness and chaos of our everyday lives, one must always take the time to admire a work of art, something that is beautiful, elegant, and aesthetically pleasing.

Such is the case with Tirrell Brown's Qar Riwa.  The combination of the slightly recessed dark tan walls with a light tan border truly makes this MOC an eye-catcher.  But it's not all just sand-colored bricks; there are some lush green areas that really give the oasis vibe in the MOC.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Star Wars goes micro

Cole Blaq, usually known for his creative abstract builds, has taken his building skills to the Star Wars universe to recreate the StarScavenger and the Eclipse from Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. I'm really impressed by how nicely they turned out at this scale - they may be even better than the minifig-scale official sets!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A mighty castle

InnovaLUG has been recently turning out some amazing medieval creations; everything from a fortress to a build that incorporated a bird cage.

Today's blog shows a MOC that literally towers over the others made by Brother Steven.  Farwin Castle is the epitome of what we LEGO® builders consider to be the ultimate castle. The build is beautifully constructed with a conservative rock and stone work that is complimented by hints of Tudor architecture.  What a magnum opus.

If you wish to see more of InnovaLUG's BrickFair Virginia collaboration, you can see it on their website here.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fabulously fantastical medieval

I've seen quite a few medieval MOCs, and being the sucker for the theme that I am, I couldn't resist taking a closer look at this brilliant MOC entitled The Market Gate by Bricktease.  The MOC comprises of many different styles of building, from the classic castle construction feel, to an almost city vibe.  Bricktease has beautifully merged all sorts of colors together, from dark red to sand blue all within a natural setting.  It's just beautiful.  To say that I now have some inspiration for future builds is indeed an understatement.