The Brothers Brick, ces 60 derniers jours



dimanche 26 mars 2017

  • The perfect cherry on top
    Taiwanese builder Mike Dung has a singular talent for recreating the elaborate costumes of female characters from the rich world of Far Eastern animation and videogames. But the addition of a background in his latest work is an additional treat. Despite her innocent appearance, Yuyuko is (...)

  • Sometimes the biggest heroes come in the smallest packages
    It’s not exactly the Ant-Man we know from the movies or comics, but Daniel Huang still captures the essence of this superhero. With the perfect shiny red and grey color scheme and parts to pull off a great build with enough articulation to give it great flexibility for poses. I actually like how (...)

  • The final duel in the Forsaken Abyss mine
    For the final round of The Tourney medieval building contest on MOCpages, W. Navarre has given his all in this intense diorama. Whether you like the controlled chaos or not, it is impossible to deny the intricacy and detail at work here. An epic fight of the last two competitors ensues as the (...)

  • In love with a Jersey locomotive
    This beautiful recreation of a 1940’s New Jersey commuter train is simply breathtaking with the effort to the details put into it. It was carefully researched by Cale Leiphart who eventually fell in love with what he calls the “Jersey Girl” and set his heart on building it, and the result is (...)

  • The evolution of the electric-powered babysitter
    If you’ve actually owned all three of these technological evolutions of television as depicted by Didier Burtin then you deserve an accolade! And maybe some help blowing out all the candles on your next birthday cake. The flat screen TV may be the last of its kind, as the only thing that’s (...)

samedi 25 mars 2017

  • All you need for a rad LEGO hairstyle
    Clever techniques are abundant in David FNJ’s lifelike LEGO models of a hair dryer, brush, and comb. Use of metallic wheels on the hair dryer, a net piece to hold the brush bristles and move them realistically, and the teeth spacing on the comb all make David’s builds look real at first glance. (...)

  • Beware the Barqan Fire
    Looking like a cross between napalm and chili sauce, Barqan Fire appears to be nasty stuff with a lingering afterburn. Jonas Wide showcases the weapon’s devastating potential in this explosive vignette. Everything about the build is pure class: the tiled roof is simple yet grand, the hints of (...)

  • Initiate Megazord sequence! Amazing LEGO Power Rangers Megazord is actually made of separate Dinozords
    The new Power Rangers movie opened in theaters yesterday, exciting ’90s kids everywhere as the first major motion picture in the franchise in 20 years. LEGO hasn’t picked up the license for Power Rangers, but that hasn’t stopped eager fans from building their favorite characters, such as this boss (...)

  • Down periscope with the Brickmania X-Craft Mini Sub
    Welcome aboard Daniel Siskind‘s X-Craft Mini Sub for adventure under the high seas. The captain salutes from the forward top hatch, grabbing a breath of fresh air after months of stale air tinged with the sweet smell of submariner sweat. Waves crash over the bow as the submarine slices through (...)

  • Ping pong ...is not the macarena
    Some creations, even if simple, just look perfect. As is the case with this table tennis build by David FNJ (Fire-Ninja Jedi). There is nothing I could think of to make this scene any better. The table with the characteristic gap, the net – everything is just as you would expect it, and I mean (...)

  • Distracting children make #BBCdad a viral star
    The recent live BBC interview with Robert Kelly, a political science expert in Korean politics, took an unexpected turn when his study door burst open to allow a front row view of his 4-year old daughter dancing into the room, followed swiftly by 8-month old James scooting through in his baby (...)

vendredi 24 mars 2017

  • Amazon LEGO sales on Star Wars, Nexo Knights, Moana and City [News]
    This week’s LEGO deals from Amazon include Star Wars, Nexo Knights, Moana and City. Check out more Sales and Deals! LEGO Star Wars 75095 UCS Tie Fighter is 13% off, currently listed at $173.99. LEGO STAR WARS Rebel U-Wing Fighter 75155 is 22% off, currently listed at $62.12. LEGO NexoKnights The (...)

  • Crippling foot pain was their plan all along
    Builder Didier Burtin shows that your LEGO bricks causing great foot pain was their devious plan the whole time, with his brick-built interpretation of the meme. Didier’s build is my favorite of all the physically built versions I’ve seen, especially with the shape of the foot in the diagram. (...)

  • A brief history of LEGO Stephen Hawking
    My little LEGO model of scientist Stephen Hawking just turned 10 years old, which led me to reflect upon the history of this peculiar creation and the path that my life took as a result of creating it. And to mark the occasion, last week I took this LEGO version of the Professor on a Continue (...)

  • Let’s party like it’s 1984! [Instructions]
    Those were the days, back when you had rewind the tape to play your favourite song again or when ‘shuffle’ meant spending hours making up a mix-tape. Hudson Rippetoe, otherwise known as Brick Classics, has found a way to capture some of those sweet musical memories with his LEGO version of the (...)

  • LEGO Niantic logo
    A Pokemon trainer from northeast Ohio named Adrian Drake recently took a break from sneaking up on squirtles and evolving his eevees. What did he do with his spare time? He built the Niantic logo out of LEGO bricks, of course! If you’ve played any Ingress or Pokemon Go (and seriously, who (...)

  • Serious games for serious men
    Chess fans from the 80’s will instantly recognise this battle between two brilliant masterminds at the Chess Championships held in Moscow. The match between Garry Kasparov and defending champion Anatoly Karpov in 1985 was the only championship match to be abandoned without a result to date. (...)

jeudi 23 mars 2017

  • The stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun!
    Ever wondered where those yellow sticky notes came from? Well as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Arthur Fry was tired of losing his place in his hymn book, wanted a reusable bookmark, and viola – the Post-it note was born! Builder JD Keller has created an hilarious scene (...)

  • We can rebuild him, we have the technology
    Thank goodness Eero Okkonen had the incredible foresight to rebuild this lizard beast. After all, there aren’t that many Tyrannosaurus Rexes left in the wild! Using ABS plastic and discarded Bionicle technology, Eero was able to piece together all that remained of this once-great creature (...)

  • A LEGO Aston Martin that’s good enough for Bond
    Even if you don’t like 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (though we loved it in our review), or Porsches in general, the existence of that set has opened the doors for many more creations through the introduction of some fantastic new elements. We’ve seen its pieces already used to make a hammer drill, (...)

  • Cheers, love! LEGO Tracer’s Pulse Pistols from Overwatch
    Tracer has become my hero of choice when playing in Overwatch competitive play on offense. Her movement abilities suit my play style of unpredictable movement—giving me a chance to compensate for my poor aim. So my latest LEGO build is of Tracer’s primary ability, her dual rapid-fire Pulse (...)

  • Bringing music to the masses
    The beginning of the 20th century brought music to the masses with the invention of mass market gramophone records, allowing for the reproduction of sound and radio broadcasts. Jazz and Blues were the first new-age genres to form entire cultures around them. Sven Franic‘s entry to the 2017 (...)

  • Hippie-er times on the Volkswagen Combi
    There’s something very appealing about the nostalgic past of the Volkswagen T1 campers. The LEGO VW Camper 10220 remains a favourite with fans, as evidenced by the fact that it’s been in production since 2011. At a smaller scale, though, this fan-made version by mzxgod does a great job at roughly (...)

mercredi 22 mars 2017

  • Madame Pele unleashes her fiery anger
    It’s hard to improve on the builder’s own title of “Panic in paradise!”, but when I first saw this beautiful and terrifying little scene by Marcel V., I immediately thought of the Hawaiian goddess Pele, simultaneously destroying as she creates new land. While I’m personally not a huge fan of loose (...)

  • LEGO unveils new Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder with over 1,700 pieces [News]
    Today LEGO announced the newest addition to the Ultimate Collector Series, 75144 Snowspeeder. Like traditional UCS sets, this snowspeeder is a large model loaded with details, and can be displayed with a stand and info card. The Snowspeeder has 1,703 pieces and includes 2 minifigures. The set (...)

  • Bunny-bot out to do some damage
    While this almost bunny-mecha looking contraption looks pretty cute, take a moment and do give it some thought. Why would a bunny minifigure need a mechanical bot such as this? The only reason I can think of is to get some damage done! With those huge feet, I’m sure a stomp or two would take (...)

  • It’s not wise to upset a wookie
    You can almost hear Chewie growling with frustration in Mike Sinclair‘s interpretation of the classic scene on Cloud City from The Empire Strikes Back. Lobot looks on suspiciously as the Ugnaughts taunt our favorite Wookie, throwing C-3P0’s head between themselves. I love the greebling used to (...)

  • Formula Z for zero gravity racing
    It’s the lead up to the Formula Zero Gravity Championships for Octan Racing’s Tigress. Piloted by a rookie racing under the name Octana, this larger-than-minifigure scale racer is ready for its paces. Builder Tim Goddard has used a variety of interesting techniques to get the amazing angles and (...)

  • Game, set and match
    Builder Martin Harris took a break from his usual Star Wars fayre to build something requested by a family member. The result is this charming minifig scale tennis court. There are so many neat little touches here – the choice of pink for the playing surface, the brick-built line markings, the (...)

mardi 21 mars 2017

  • A perfect reflection: the Taj Mahal in microscale
    India’s most famous piece of architecture is also the world’s most famous mausoleum and the final resting place of Mumtaz Mahal, a 17th-century empress consort. Builder Brick Point brings us a lovely microscale LEGO rendition complete with the tomb and its surrounding grounds, including the long (...)

  • Then nightly sings the staring owl
    Owls are mainly nocturnal, solitary birds of prey who are known for their silent flight. Most birds of prey have eyes on the sides of their heads, but the owl’s forward-facing eyes facilitate their low-light hunting. Shawn Snyder has created a LEGO owl with plenty of attitude and a somewhat (...)

  • Double falcon or double awesome?
    Sky-fi may be among the more obscure LEGO building themes, but if you dig deep, plenty of amazing models can be found. The F70 Double Falcon by Vincent Tolouse is a great representation of the alternate-history early aviation-based theme, because it has everything, from beautiful curves to (...)

  • Nice ABS!
    Who needs to hit the gym when you have abs made of ABS? This stud by timofey_tkachev has the perfect grin to show off his six-pack—or should that be six-brix? The use of the tan large-figure parts for the pecs, lats and calves are spot on. The post Nice ABS! appeared first on The Brothers (...)

  • Riding the wave
    This windsurfer figure by Dmitriy and Anna is awesome, but just glancing at the picture hurts as my summer vacation is still too far away! Even though there are no huge waves around and the board has no actual sail, the posture of the figure is what makes this vignette so good. The figure on (...)

  • A place where a technical mind is at peace
    I am not here to downplay the classic minifig’s ability to convey emotion, but it is a fact that its range of movement is much more limited than that of a Technic figure. Heikki Mattila uses this posability to great effect in his large scale vignette called “Thinking at night”. The technic figure (...)

lundi 20 mars 2017

  • Calosoma australodrepa
    Insects and other arthropods lend themselves surprisingly well to be built from LEGO. There are many elements like hinge pieces and wedge slopes that are oddly appropriate for building creepy crawlies. Olga Rodinova (????? ?????????) uses such pieces very well to create this (probably very smelly) beetle. (...)

  • Un-BEAR-able cuteness
    The overwhelming cuteness of this red panda by Vitreolum might blind you to some of the great LEGO parts usage on display. Sure, it’s the chubby feet and the stripey tail that’ll catch your eye — but don’t miss the white croissants as bushy eyebrows, and the black Kepi cavalry hat for a nose! This (...)

  • Tiny Transportation and Technic Tools: an interview with Czech builder, František Hajdekr [Interview]
    This week our travels take us to South Bohemia, in the Czech Republic. There we tracked down František Hajdekr, a builder known for his small builds of big vehicles and equipment of all kinds. František lives in the town of Bavorov, with his wife and three sons. He is 39 years old, teaches high (...)

  • When steam powered a revolution
    The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the late 1700s and saw a shift from manufacturing within people’s homes, using hand tools or basic machines, to powered machinery, factories, and mass production. Factories and steam locomotives were signature developments of the times. Toltomeja has (...)

  • Beautiful and dangerous
    This entry for the ABS Builder Challenge by Brother Steven is simply prickle-licious. The dark red and bright yellow of the desert flower really make the creation leap out, contrasting beautifully against the green cactus. And those olive spines are so prickly they almost sting your eyes. This (...)

  • The LEGO Batman Movie 70900 The Joker Balloon Escape [Review]
    The LEGO Batman Movie has been out for over a month and it’s still going strong in the weekend box office sales race. Last week, for example, it was the fifth highest grossing film of the weekend. Not too shabby for a kids movie featuring LEGO minifigures. By now, most of you have probably (...)

dimanche 19 mars 2017

  • The question is: Who... are you?
    Although often offering wise words to Simba, the wizened old Rafiki nevertheless delights in riddles and unorthodox tutelage. Channeling that spirit of unconventionality, builder SephiMoc FF7 uses quite an interesting assortment of LEGO pieces to bring life to this sage from Disney’s The Lion (...)

  • Battle above unknown worlds in a vertical starfighter
    Nick Trotta’s series of detailed and unusually shaped starfighters continues with a vertical fighter named Volkite. The verticality combined with excellent color blocking and smooth transitions between sections of the craft make an eye-catching model. On his YouTube, Nick shows a couple videos (...)

  • Massive LEGO McWane Science Center
    Residents of Birmingham, Alabama will surely recognize this creation by Wesley Higgins. It’s the McWane Science Center, a real-life building in Birmingham that’s been transformed into a place where minifig families can spend an afternoon learning about science. The focal point of this LEGO (...)

  • LEGO emergency vehicles in a scale New York City makes you feel like a minifigure
    Ever wonder what it might look like to wander the streets of New York at night, if you were a minifigure and the city was made of LEGO? Builder sponki25 has taken some incredible shots of his brick-built emergency vehicles, placing them in their urban environment, and it gives us exactly that (...)

  • Brick protector of the Earth Federation
    Mecha builder Sam Cheng amazed us with his trio of Autobot Transformers, and he’s back again with another classic all-time favorite, the RX-78-2 Gundam. At an estimated 700 piece build weighing in at 0.66 pounds, Sam spent a period of 3 weeks with some amount of interruptions to build this (...)

  • Tokyo subway system map built from 31,000 LEGO bricks
    I was born within walking distance of Ogikubo Station in Tokyo, and by the age of ten or eleven, I was using the subway system to get around the city to take foreign tourists to see the sights, earning myself a bit of extra LEGO money. Australian LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught and (...)

samedi 18 mars 2017

  • Spacious speeder servicing center
    Take a moment to peer past the speeders and interesting robots, under the beautiful roller door, to the black minifigs in the deep background and appreciate the epic scale of this model. Zach‘s build Team ADU’s Corporate Headquarters has a renovated warehouse feeling. I love how the older-looking (...)

  • Zombie outbreak at the last enclave
    Is this encampment the last bastion of humanity in a world gone awry? Or are there other holdouts, lone refuges for the few who still know friend from foe. I suspect the inhabitants of this outpost created by Lego Master don’t know, but they’ll keep on fighting against the undead hoards no matter (...)

  • TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for March 18, 2017 [News]
    The Brothers Brick gives you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our Weekly Brick Report for the third week of March. TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: Ahoy, me mateys! This week we have the skinny on all the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sets, as well a tour from Continue (...)

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20 février - Convocation à l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire 2017 de FreeLUG

La prochaine assemblée générale de l’association FreeLUG aura lieu le 18 mars 2017. La convocation (...)

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24 septembre 2013 - Un photographe et des minifigs LEGO

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