Magic of Forced Perspective in LEGO Creations

Forced perspective is a very clever and amazing method to create scenes that look much bigger than they actually are. Check out the creations shared by LEGO Fan Stormbringer in Flickr and MOCpages. He created a battle scene in his creation; "Seven Nation Army". Creating a forced perspective scene could be harder than you think. Check out this photo how the scene above is created:

According to the creator, the MOC is a total 128 studs long and was divided into four seperate elevated sections for each foreshortened scene. If you look closely to the pieces in the backround you will realise that those are tiny bits of black and gray pieces, making it look like there are thousands of soldiers are fighting. 

Another beautiful MOC from the sama builder is named "Dragon Raid" which introduce mico scale castle and dragons flying in the backround as if they are in far distance.

Official Upscaled (Human Sized) LEGO Mug

Have you ever wondered how its like to live like a minifigure. Well, you can test the coffee experience of the minifigures now. LEGO released this blue LEGO® Iconic mug, made of plastic, stackable and upscaled to 10 times the size of a standard LEGO mug element. There is also a transparent purple version of the mug available in official LEGO Shop.

Flickr member and LEGO Fan Casper a.k.a. Neverroads shared this photo of his new mug together with Larry the Barista minifigure holding a minifigure size blue LEGO mug.

Extra Minifigure in NinjaGO Set!

Today something unbelievable happened to me. I bought today NinjaGO sets 70756 Dojo Showdown together with 70753 Lawa Falls .According to Brickset and many other sources both sets should normally include the same Anacondrai character Sleven. But I realised that the 70756 Dojo Showdown set has pictured other than Sleven which has a torso printing with 2 snakes on it. I searched for the names for the characters and found pictures for the character as seen below.

NinjaGO Anacondrai character called Chope which has one large snake symbol on its torso. When you look closely you can see that Chope is pictured on the box of set 70756.

Besides the main picture in front of the box, also Chope is pictured on top of the box. I got excited when I found this mistake and opened the box. Than I realised that the Instruction Manual pictured the correct picture of Sleven

Then I see that both minifigures are suprisingly included in the box. They both came out from the original part bag. 

I'm buying and opening LEGO sets for nearly 25 years and I have never seen an extra minifigure in a box. I think that this minifigure is included deliberately because of a possible printing mistake. Either the box or the instructions manual was misprinted and LEGO company decided to include both figure before getting any complaints about the mistake. I searched the internet for this incident and couldn't found any info about it. Either this extra minifigure mistake only happened to me or the early released sets are released with only one minifigure and now they include one extra minifigure.

Amazing Castles!

There are two castle dioramas are shared by talented LEGO builders in Flickr you don't wanna miss. The first castle was built by the César Soares a.k.a. Cesbrick whose creations like medieval buildings were shared in our blog before. Bluewater  castle is large castle with fine detailed walls and unique and nontraditional wall shaping.

The second castle named Amortug was shared by LEGO fan and Eurobricks member Marco den Besten a.k.a. 'Ecclesiastes who is also known for his great creations of Guilds of Historica. The creator also shared many detail photos from the huge built and as you will see the castle interior is full with amazing details as well. Aside from the impressing side of the diorama what I liked the most is the modelling of the trees beneath the castle. I'm not fond of the water sections filled with different colored 1x1 round plates but other than that this diorama is perfect.

GR9 Harrier Model

Flickr member and LEGO fan Carl Greatrix a.k.a bricktrix has shared this beautiful fighter model in his flickr account. The creator is known for many great realistic models like Caterham models, Phantom F4's and many other MOC's. This time he built a very realistic model of GR9 Harrier. The colors and curves of the pieces fit the model incredibly well. The creator also used many stickers as well. In my opinion stickers could be applied as long as they make the model more realistic. One of the details I really like is the propeller detail inside the jet engine, which can be seen in the front view photo. Check out many photos from different angles of this beautiful MOC in detail in Carl's photostream.

The creator also built a stand which is in black color like the plastic model stands instead of clear.

Excellent Natural Forms by Schfio

Today I am very happy since I just discovered a very talented builder's flickr page, named Schfio. I also feel a little shame because I am very late to enjoy his creations. He builds animals and other natural form mostly by using SNOT. Even though he is not using many sophisticated molds, he can construct perfect forms. His part selection's simplicity is in harmony the purity of his creations and his area of interest. I personally congratulate Schfio and gladly share some of his beautiful creations.