The Brothers Brick, ces 60 derniers jours



lundi 26 juin 2017

  • A fine old tractor
    This classic tractor by Jakeof displays nothing luxurious or prestigious, and that is precisely its charm. There is something quintessential about decaying vehicles to begin with, but the damage on this particular one is very well represented. There are many details to love, from the exposed (...)

  • African architecture in Age of Empires II
    You may recall Andrew JN‘s previously featured Middle Eastern vignette or his working trebuchet from earlier this year. Andrew has done it again with this beautiful Al-Khahr, inspired by John Snyder and largely based on the African architectural style house from the newly released expansion for (...)

dimanche 25 juin 2017

  • Saturn 0.5 is go for launch
    If the latest LEGO Ideas set NASA Saturn V is a little too big for your shelf or for your wallet, we have the perfect solution. Jussi Koskinen has built a compact Saturn V that can still separate into the launch and mission stages, just like the official set. Jussi has taken care to ensure (...)

  • TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for June 25, 2017 [News]
    In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the last week of June 2017. TBB NEWS: The past few days should have been called Ninjago Week, based on all the (...)

  • Cruising the streets with cool treats
    The summer sun is shining, there’s a hazy wave of heat beating off the pavement, and you’re feeling hotter than a jalapeño’s armpit. When an ice cream van comes into view, it’s like spotting an oasis in the desert. Firas Abu-Jaber has converted his International Harvester Metro into a vintage ice (...)

  • Storm spire rises to the heavens
    BobDeQuatre says he doesn’t have the skills for castle building, but his recent entry in the Summer Joust 2017 build challenge’s 8×8 vignette category is one of the best entries I’ve seen yet. The story behind the build is that the castle was built by northern men, enslaved by the black queen. (...)

samedi 24 juin 2017

  • I feel my luck could change
    Celebrating the 20-year anniversary re-release of a 1997 Radiohead record, Anthony Wilson presents a LEGO rendition of OK Computer. Subdued color choices and good line placement using plates and tiles make Anthony’s build a great representation of the album cover. The post I feel my luck could (...)

  • Beware the Denizens of the Underdark
    You may recognize the style of David Zambito‘s work as we have featured his awesome bear-faced giant and Bilbo’s encounter with Smaug. This time he as presented us with Traversing The Underdark. For those unfamiliar with Dungeons and Dragons, the Underdark is “a vast subterranean realm inhabited (...)

  • A challenger approaches
    Take just one look at these stunning LEGO video game characters by Anthony Forsberg and you’ll be itching to play a few rounds of Super Smash Bros. Pictured from left to right are four of the toughest characters ever to enter the arena: Mr. Game and Watch, Fox McCloud, Pac-Man, and Kirby. These (...)

  • Going stair crazy
    Karf Oohlu has produced an absolutely wonderful little scene, which could easily be a piece of art. This microscale diorama of grey stairs reminds me a lot of Hera’s Garden in God of War 3. It’s a rather simple build with the 1×1 plates with two studs serving as the basis for the stairs, and some (...)

vendredi 23 juin 2017

  • Second half of LEGO Ninjago Movie collectible minifigures revealed [News]
    Yesterday we brought you the first ten LEGO Ninjago Movie collectible minifigures (complete with bowls and cereal) and today LEGO has revealed the second half of this series. Here they are below, with our initial impressions. It appears that the complete series will be another highly (...)

  • Over 9,000 LEGO bricks complete an epic Chinese dragon
    LEGO dragons are always great to see, but HUGE ones are even better! This is the case with this incredible, 150 centimeter long (nearly 60 inch) Chinese style dragon built by Ming Jin, and the beast is also currently the only LEGO creation on their photostream. The build has beautiful curvature (...)

  • Why, oh why must earth’s sky be blue? Why can’t it be magenta too?
    Rob Damiano has been building an epic series of LEGO scenes telling the story of the NOVA team and their expedition to investigate rare biometric readings on a distant planet. I love his recent builds depicting an alien oasis, with a magnificent magenta hue. The builder added in the effects (...)

  • An American myth: Paul Bunyan
    I’m sure it was quite the sight to see Paul Bunyan and his companion, Babe the Blue Ox. Pete Strege has captured these two larger-than-life folk heroes on a pedestal. Like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Paul Bunyan was made famous when he was used in a marketing campaign (for the Red River (...)

jeudi 22 juin 2017

  • First ten LEGO Ninjago Movie collectible minifigures revealed [News]
    This week we’ve seen a flurry of new sets from the upcoming LEGO Ninjago Movie, including the massive and eclectic Ninjago City, a gorgeous dragon ship, and many cool new mechs. To round out the theme, LEGO has announced a Ninjago Movie themed series of collectible minifigures and revealed half (...)

  • LEGO reveals more pictures for upcoming The LEGO Ninjago Movie sets [News]
    LEGO has revealed more photos of sets for their upcoming The LEGO Ninjago Movie. One set is entirely new, and while we had a preview of the others last week with the box images, now we get a full look at all the details. These also come hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement of Continue (...)

  • Jeepers! Zoinks! Ruh-roh ...run Scooby-Doo!
    Remember those good old days when Scooby-Doo and the gang used to get chased by villianous museum curators dressed as ghosts? Well Tim Lydy sent the thrill of the chase up a notch at Brickworld Chicago last week with a kinetic creation depicting Scooby-Doo and the gang and running from three (...)

  • Hey, what’s the drill?
    MFS-012 Drillmaster by Japanese builder Moko is a trailblazing building experiment involving some fiery orange pieces along with a handful of shiny chrome silver Rock Raiders drills. It’s hard to imagine the purpose of so many drills on the mech’s back, but who cares? The result is dazzling. (...)

mercredi 21 juin 2017

  • The cyberpunk bar has everything for a thirsty sci-fi nerd
    If you are looking for a drink or for futuristic company, the cyberpunk bar Fall by Revan New has you covered. There are many lovable details scattered all around, like hanging robot parts and technical detailing, but the cherry on the cake is the atmosphere. A few tweaks to the photo really (...)

  • LEGO Ninjago 70620 NINJAGO City set revealed [News]
    While LEGO Ninjago fans are still busy eyeing the freshly published pictures of the upcoming sets meticulously planning expenses for the rest of the year, it’s hard to imagine a better moment for one of the hugest announcements of the year: jaw-dropping 70620 NINJGAGO City. This newly revealed (...)

  • I’m not locked in here with you, you’re locked in here with me!
    If you haven’t heard of Watchmen by Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins, find yourself a copy of the comic or watch the 2009 movie by director Zac Snyder. Inspired by a favorite comic book (Rorschach’s Journal. October 12th, 1985), Brick Brickolson has captured the shifting (...)

  • Hey, listen!
    You there! Stop smashing those clay pots. Stop riling up those cuccos. Stop everything and check out this breathtaking LEGO creation by Jonas Kramm. Even if you don’t spend your weekends taming wild horses and searching for spirit orbs, you still have to admit that Kramm’s rendition of Impa’s (...)

  • If in doubt, use a plumber’s screwdriver
    My father always referred to a hammer as a “plumber’s screwdriver”, which is maybe a little unfair on professional pipe-botherers. However, it’s the first thing I thought of when I saw Anton Sundström‘s LEGO Mario sculpture. Everyone’s favourite dungaree-clad videogame hero is wielding a rather (...)

mardi 20 juin 2017

  • The Brothers Brick 2017 Readers’ Survey – last chance!
    It’s your last chance to complete our readers’ survey for 2017 and tell us what you think about The Brothers Brick. You could win a 75105 Millennium Falcon LEGO set! Thanks to the thousands of you who’ve already filled in the survey. We’re delighted how many of you have taken the time to give us (...)

  • Is it still a bike if it has four wheels?
    In the past we’ve featured tiny motorcyles made with a handful of pieces, so let’s take a look at something bigger. This model of the odd Lazareth LM 847 bike by ianying616 is created with mostly Technic pieces. Comparing it to the original, the builder has done a spot-on job — this could be (...)

  • Malaysian townhouse is a trip back in time
    Malaysian builder Marco Gan grew up the small town of Muar, but has since moved to the big city of Kuala Lumpur. Whenever he heads home to visit family, he takes time to admire the architectural styles he remembers from his younger days. He has been inspired to create delightful LEGO models — (...)

  • Desert saps on poor man’s thirst
    Despite its harsh nature, I would love visiting the Orange Fern Gorge, as built by W. Navarre. The jewel merchant minifigs in the scene probably do not share my sentiment, however, as their intrepid expedition might be born more of necessity than love for the scenery. And what a gorgeous (...)

lundi 19 juin 2017

  • New items from Citizenbrick, Brickarms, and Eclipsegrafx [News]
    Last week was a big week for fans of custom made LEGO figures and accessories, with three of the biggest 3rd party vendors releasing new products. First up in the Citizenbrick corner we have “The Mayor of Flavortown”, genuine LEGO parts custom pad printed with a design that bears a striking (...)

  • Amon Hen has the best riverside view
    Of all the fantasy movie scenes out there, the Amon Hen conflict from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring may be among the most commonly recreated in LEGO. This version by John Snyder has some of the best landscaping I have seen in a while, with subtle slopes and realistic trees, but (...)

  • TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for June 18, 2017 [News]
    In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick also brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the third week of June 2017. TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: We got our first look at the new Ninjago Movie sets and (...)

  • Gentlemen, start your fusion engines
    Here at Brothers-Brick, we’re suckers for a bit of well-executed LEGO cyberpunk. Following up on his peculiar spindly mechanoid, F@bz brings us this futuristic motorcycle which wouldn’t look out of place amidst the neon of Ghost In The Shell or Akira. The scale allows the builder to add plenty of (...)

dimanche 18 juin 2017

  • Phenomenal cosmic powers, itty-bitty living space
    It’s the return of Jafar, depicted in LEGO by cid hsiao. The wicked vizier, here in his evil genie form, is immediately recognisable — no mean feat when you consider the model’s scale and the mix of System bricks and Bionicle-style parts used to create the features. I love the sense of escaping (...)

  • Good grief Snoopy! Does it begin with A Dark and Stormy Night?
    This has got to be one of the most adorable builds of the gang from Peanuts that we’ve seen. Builder Genecyst does an amazing job with this little scene showcasing Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown and the always opinionated Lucy van Pelt. However, while it all looks great, there’s something I (...)

  • A textbook example of medieval organic architecture
    The Second Annual Summer Joust castle competition is well underway, and with just over two weeks left to enter, the contest has prompted some amazing entries. ReeseEH built a small diorama featuring a beautiful gatehouse and castle gate built into tree. The build is full of wonderful details (...)

  • Ravage your rivals in this red robotic raptor
    I never mistake a build by Moko. His style is unique and colorful, similar to that of anime and Gundam concept art. In his most recent creation, the Raptor, Moko rocks a dark red and gray color scheme, a combination too rarely seen in mecha. I love the swiveling turret with mounted machine gun, (...)

samedi 17 juin 2017

  • Japan Brickfest 2017 – Kobe Fan Weekend report [News]
    The Osaka-based KLUG (Kansai Lego User Group) and Canadian Academy successfully held the annual Japan Brickfest in Rokk? Kobe Island, Japan last weekend on the 10th-11th of June. In its third year running, the largest fan event in Asia featured 270 builders from 11 countries, including Korea, (...)

  • In this world there are two kinds of people: Those with loaded guns and those who dig
    One can almost hear the sharp chords of Ennio Morriocone’s epic score from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly in this recreation of the movie’s final showdown by Andras Bolvary. In this scene, the movie’s three titular characters ready their wits and six-shooters to decide who walks away with the (...)

  • Life is a train journey. Get on board and enjoy the ride.
    This 2-4-10 configured steam locomotive is known as the Texas configuration because of the arrangement of its wheels, and such locomotives were first used in the US back in 1919. What’s unique about Gerald Cacas‘s minifigure-scale train is that the wheels and tracks were not made using the (...)

  • Never forget how ideology can destroy our humanity
    The Second World War was a great tragedy in our history, but its horrors were not limited to the years 1939 through 1945, with some of its consequencess still lasting decades after the war ended. One such case was the Berlin Wall, which took the lives of hundreds of people seeking a better life (...)

vendredi 16 juin 2017

  • There’s life on Mars after all
    If Arsia Prime looks as good in real life as it does in the pictures, sign me up! Just like The Martian, everything about this off-world arboretum is fantastically realistic. The terrain is gorgeous, offering a stunning variety of layering, subtly blended colors, and unique rock formations. (...)

  • Largest LEGO Minecraft set 21137 The Mountain Cave now available with free canvas tote bag [News]
    The largest-ever LEGO Minecraft set 21137 The Mountain Cave is now available from the LEGO Store for VIP members (free to join). Coming in at an impressive 2,863 pieces and a retail price of $249.99, this minifigure-scale Minecraft set is the second-largest new LEGO set this year, coming behind (...)

  • LEGO designer Carl Merriam talks about becoming a designer, Boost, and Saturn V [Interview]
    While in Billund earlier this month, we had an opportunity to chat with LEGO designer Carl Merriam. Carl is still an active AFOL within the LEGO community, although he is now a professional LEGO set designer. Most recently, Carl Merriam co-designed 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V and has been (...)

  • Spin the River Wheel
    Pete Strege takes a classic carnival ride and puts a new spin on it. This lumberjack-themed Ferris wheel imitates a water wheel situated over a river and looks like it’ll fit right in at Frontierland or among some old wooden roller coasters and log flumes. There’s even a complementary lumberjack (...)

  • Life’s too short to build boring cars
    I’m in love with this orginally-designed supercar by Portugese builder Alexander Paschoaletto. The builder is certainly no stranger to building wicked sports cars – just look through his Flickr photostream to see a ton of awesome designs, some real, others completely original. Alexander blew it (...)

jeudi 15 juin 2017

  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie box images now available [News]
    It’s more than 3 months till the premiere of The Lego Ninjago Movie, but the we’ve already begun to get a glimpse of the sets. Today, the official product images of the boxes are avaliable online, so we can have a clear view of what we’ll be hauling this fall. It’s hard to hide the Continue reading (...)

  • A tiny castle trapped in a glass case
    If your desk needs a bit of life, a tiny fantasy castle might help. Peter Ilmrud was faced with a similar dilema recently and came to the obvious solution. Inspired by the work of Yang Wang and armed with an IKEA HÄRLIGA glass case and a handful of bricks, Peter has created a cute little (...)

  • I saved the world again today. It was off the chain.
    Black & white. All important photos are taken in black & white. And atmosphere. Edgy, rainy atmosphere that would make small children and adults nervous. And lighting. Really subtle and aesthetically pleasing lighting. This portrait of Bruce Wayne by legomeee would certainly get LEGO (...)

  • Modern architectural home of a yuppie
    This modular-style home has a nice architectural design and feel. Consisting of four tiered floors, this build by Eric Yang, with a garage on the ground floor and a spa on the roof, is almost your stereotypical yuppie home. There are some very unique brick-like tiling techniques used in the (...)

mercredi 14 juin 2017

  • Who is your favourite beetle?
    Ringo is mine. Wait, we’re not talking about the band? Jokes aside, while the stag beetle may not be amongst my favourites, this one by Grant Davis must be one of my favourite LEGO recreations. There is lots to like about this scaled-up insect, from the detailed legs to the realistic head and (...)

  • Ancient town of Huizhou
    The latest Chinese architectural wonder by qian yj depicts an old residential building in the city of Huizhou. The tall white walls enclose an intimate courtyard surrounded by ornate two-storey wooden houses. The scene is set amidst narrow canals interlaced with quaint sidewalks. Who wouldn’t (...)

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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 (...)

21 février 2016 - Convocation à l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire 2016 de FreeLUG

La prochaine assemblée générale de l’association FreeLUG aura lieu le 19 mars 2016. La convocation (...)

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27 septembre 2013 - Animation LEGO au CERN

Le CERN organise un événement "Construis ton propre detecteur de particules en LEGO" et une (...)

24 septembre 2013 - Un photographe et des minifigs LEGO

Nous avions un exposant-photographe à la Briqu’Expo de Diemoz qui mérite le détour ! C’est un (...)