Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Marbury Village by Mark of Falworth



One of my favorite MOC'er and flickr.com member Mark of Falworth created another neat creation which can inspire Medieval MOC'ers all around the world. Marbury Village includes 3 different Medieval Building with tiny details. I mostly liked the details of church and the graveyard.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Terrarian Confederation Scout Walker Iltis


After the previous WW2 walker we share another outstanding walker MOC. Terrarian Confederation Scout Walker Iltis was recently shared by the flickr.com account of The Brick Time blog and according to the description it was built by team member BoB. Previously we have shred many historical MOC's from the Brick Time Team. This time they showed us how good they are in Sci-fi themed MOC's. The walker reminds me the AT-ST walkers from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The color-scheme is perfect and I also like the pilot as well. 

WW2 Style Combat Walker


LEGO fan and flickr.com user SweStar recently shared this outstanding WW2 style combat walker in his photo-stream. The walker is amazingly detailed with small parts like bars, Technic pieces and minifigure utensil pieces. The use of mixture of dark and light bluish colored parts highlights the details nicely. The custom figure with camo armor from Utapau clone trooper fits the concept very well too.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Diorama of The Battle of Trenton

https://www.flickr.com/photos/80813941@N08/28485659144

This amazing diorama depicting the Battle of Trenton (1776) was created as a collaborative build as part of HistoryLUG's larger America 1776 display for Brickfair Virginia. According to the description the terrain, fig posing and the dark red brick house are contributions of flickr.com user Gary Brooks a.k.a. Gary^The^Procrastinator who has shared the photos of the diorama; Ryan Keeth built that bluish gray colonial house in the middle, and the other two houses were built by Joshua Brooks. Charlie Nienaber was good enough to create some Hessians and his figs are coming forward in front of the house on the right. The diorama is really impressive with historically accurate building and custom figures.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Amazingly realistic Peterbilt 379

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bricksonwheels/28991648201/

This amazingly realistic brick-built scale model of a Peterbilt 379 was recently shared by expert model builder and flickr.com user Bricksonwheels who is known for great scale models of vehicles. This MOC is perfectly shaped as the creators previous models. Chrome details made this creation even more impressive. Check out the photos of the original vehicle to see how realistic this MOC is.

Special Interview with Johan Alexanderson a.k.a. Legojalex


Today's  guest of honor is Johan Alexanderson a.k.a. Legojalex from Sweden who is known for his great cartoon related MOC's and incredible interior designs. He is also the creator of many LEGO Ideas projects incuding the his latest one, the Star Wars Bubbleheads. Photos from the work of our guest will be presented between the questions.

Kaplan: We already know you are one of the best LEGO MOC'ers in the world. What can you tell us about yourself other than that. What is your real name? What is your dayjob? Do you have any other hobbies or activities?

Johan: My name is Johan Alexanderson from Sweden. I'm educated as a computer engineer and have had a job as a web developer for many years. Though the last two years I have been working half time as a freelance illustrator and half time I've been working on a comic book for children that will be published during spring 2017. Now I write on my second comic book. Other hobbies I have are painting, Improvisational theater and playing pool. 


K: Do you remember the day when you got your first LEGO set? Which set was it? And How old were you when you started playing with LEGO bricks? 

J: One of my first LEGO set I think was 6629-1: Ambulance, but I don't remember the day I got it. I was probably around 4 years old.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Vermillion Castle by John and Isaac Snyder


One of our recent guest of honor John Snyder a.k.a. jsnyder002 recently shared this beautiful castle MOC in his flickr.com photo-stream. According to the description this is a collaboration tugether with his brother Isaac for the YOMB display. The light tan - light bluish gray color combo turn out very well and the wall texturing is really beautiful. Small white sections are also interesting additions that make this castle unique. With the round white tower the castle has a oriental feel to it. The castle has a nice view from all angles. Check out this video shared by Beyond the Brick Youtube channel for more details.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Gundam Style Anakin and Obi-Wan by Kevin Ryhal

https://www.flickr.com/photos/57996423@N06/28747609410/in/photostream/

I'm pretty sure that you haven't seen Star Wars characters Anakin and Obi-Wan like this before. LEGO fan and flickr.com user Kevin Ryhal a.k.a. MDSWIM shared these unusual gundam stye robots with a mesh-up according to the famous characters from Star Wars. The color-schemes are actually resembles the colors from the characters jedi starfighers. The body shaping of the mechas were done nicely and my favorite parts are absolutely the legs.

Thomas Paine's Printing Office by Ryan K


Lego Fan and flickr.com member Ryan K. shared his latest MOC named Thomas Paine's Printing Office, 1776. He created his pretty MOC for BrickFair as a part of HistoryLug's 1776 collaborative. I liked the neat desgn of rooftop and irregular walls.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Special Interview with Yohei Yamamoto


This weeks guest of honor is talented MOC builder Yohei Yamamoto a.k.a. LEGO DOU Moko from Japan. He is known for his amazing mechas and Sci-fi creations as well as brick-built anime characters and transformers. He is also the builder of the largest Mecha MOC  on the internet named Evangelion. Photos from the work of our guest will be presented between the questions but you should check the builders flickr photo-stream for tons of amazing creations

Kaplan: We already know you are one of the best LEGO MOC'ers in the world. What can you tell us about yourself other than that. What is your real name? What is your dayjob? Do you have any other hobbies or activities?

Yohei: I work as exclusive builder at PlusL. My other hobbies include watching animated TV series and Hero TV shows


K: Do you remember the day when you got your first LEGO set? Which set was it? And How old were you when you started playing with LEGO bricks?

Y: During my childhood I got lot of  random LEGO sets from our neighbors. Many of them are Classic Town sets