Thursday, May 26, 2016

Impressive Roman Building Complex by Antonio Cerretti


LEGO fan and flickr.com user Antonio Cerretti a.k.a. Praetorian- shared this huge and amazing ancient Roman themed MOC in his photo stream last week. There are tons of beautiful details to point out. I really like the colored stripes on the walls and the golden details on the head of the columns. The brickwork on the floor inside the temple is impressive as well. Statues with different poses are also nice and accurate addition. There is also a small army inside the building complex as well. This is absolutely one of the greatest historical building MOC's of the year.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Steampunk version of Moulin Rouge

Flickr is most popular social media for LEGO AFOLs. Yesterday I discovered another awesome builder who created Moulin Rouge was a charming MOC'er. domino39 brickpirate created a very known figure of Moulin Rouge as steampunkish style. This MOC is part of a project named Paris 1889. I mostly liked the mechanism of the tower of Moulin Rouge and wooden segway.

Donald and Mickey Mechas by Moko

https://www.flickr.com/photos/legodoumoko/26565341524/

LEGO fan and flickr.com member Moko a.k.a. LEGO DOU Moko who is known for his great mecha and sci-fi MOC's suprise us with these cute mechas based on famous Disney characters Mickey and Donald. As you can see minifigures from the Disney collectible minifigure series are driving the mechas. I think the builder did a very good job on the part selection and shaping of the mechas especially the hands of robo-Mickey are realy nicely done.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Volkswagen T1 Esso Service Replica by Andrea Lattanzio


LEGO fan and flickr.com user Andrea Lattanzio a.k.a. Norton74 who is known and blogged here for his previous great MOC's like '67 Chuck Miller’s Ford C-cab and "Blue Bull" Space Tank shared this realistic replica of Volkswagen T1 Esso Service truck in his photo-stream. The shaping and the stickers are incredible as always and also very accurate to the real vehicle. You may wonder what does the dutch writing on side of the truck means. According to the description the writing on the load compartment sides means "Esso petroleum for your domestic heating". I like everything on this model and it looks like we will continue to blog many more creations from the builder in future.

32-Gun Frigate Concorde


This 32-Gun Frigate from 1700's is shared by Eurobricks.com member and brickshelf.com user Imperial Shipyards a.k.a. MoritzK. The shaping and the colors are really accurate to the historial ship of the era (1760-1780). For more photos check out the brickshelf gallery. My favorite section is the back of the ship where a custom printed brick is placed.

Bandit Camp at Kharab

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130093880@N02/27111939891/

LEGO Castle fan and flickr.com user jsnyder002 recently shared this vignette which is a Kaliphlin free-build for the Guilds of Historica in Eurobricks.com. Builders know very well that it is not easy to make a proper ruins MOC. The creators choice of the colors to create the castle ruins are interesting. Especially dark blue color added a very unique look to the creation. Texturing of the ground also looks nice.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Special Interview with Marco den Besten a.k.a. 'Ecclesiastes


This week we have one of the best historical MOC builders as our Guest. Marco den Besten from the Netherlands who is known for his huge historical/fantasy cities and castle MOC's was kind to answer our questions. Photos from the work of our guest will be presented between the questions.

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

Marco: I work in retail for a living. Yes, one of those jobs were you have to cope with wining customers all day. It’s a good thing I’ve got LEGO to relax. Other than, of course, building, I like fishing, plenty of water here in the Netherlands. And I like hiking, which I prefer doing in mountainous areas. But that’s something we don’t have here, unfortunately.


K: Do you remember your first day when you get your first LEGO set?

M: I think I got my first sets when I was around three, so I don't recall my very first one. However, I do remember the first large set I got. It was the 6271, Imperial Flagship. Which I was, of course, very happy with, and it is one of the best Lego ships ever made. So were all the ships that were made during those years.

The Samurai Code by Ben Pitchford

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127491317@N08/27001062222/in/dateposted/

LEGO fan and flickr.com user Ben Pitchford who was also the creator of huge Rivendell MOC in Ideas shared this amazing and giant MOC called "The Samurai Code" in his photo-stream. My favourite section is the small volcano and the stepped waterfalls. Colorful trees are also very beautiful. This MOC features one of the best examples of rock shaping.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

News: Preview of new Bricklink design now online!


This weeks's big news came from BL Team who has working on new face of world's largest LEGO marketplace. According to announcement Bricklink Homepage redesigned again completely for modern look and most of the subpages of site is going to use this modern theme.


Not only design of the site changed, but also some useful tools will be added to BL. Impressive wanted list functions like auto-picker and "Buy from multiple stores" tools are awesome and very useful to buy many items in just 2 or 3 clicks. Combined buy options will be added to select most efficient stores.

According to team, it will be release on end of May 2016. You can preview early version from;

http://preview.bricklink.com/

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Temple Arrival by Mihai Marius Mihu

LEGO fan and flickr.com user Mihai Marius Mihu recently shared this beautiful Roman temple MOC in his photo-stream. I especially like the white minifigure statues which looks like they are made out of marble stone. Dark red back-grounds behind the statues are also a nice touch and makes the statues even more interesting. I also liked the golden details on the roof sections as well.