The Brothers Brick, ces 60 derniers jours



vendredi 28 avril 2017

  • COSMO Cars of the future
    Look twice—those aren’t sideways cars, they’re COSMO Pods, the kit-built racers of the future. Designed by Volker Brodkorb, each of the vertically oriented pods is souped up to match its driver’s style and outfitted with a unique engine, and then splashed with a classic paint job hearkening back to (...)

  • May you die with a sword in your hand
    I’ve forgotten the number of hours I spent playing Skyrim, so when I saw Proudspire Manor by soccersnyderi it was like I was back in Solitude with a sword in my hand and a pack full of loot. This LEGO model of the game location was built as a commissioned model for one of the actual game (...)

  • Impressive LEGO Palace of Westminster built from 50,000 bricks
    Anyone who has seen LEGO’s beautiful set 10253 Big Ben was no doubt impressed but might have wondered how many sets you would have to get to build the entire Palace of Westminster. Well, Jamie Douglas not only wondered that himself, but actually discovered the answer to be eleven. Yes, eleven! (...)

jeudi 27 avril 2017

  • Rustic Ferrari workshop filled with nostalgia
    Dutch builder Michel Van den Heuvel is very much a Ferarri fan, which led him to build a rustic and charming little vintage-looking garage. His inspiration for the design came from various images found on the web, and led to a very unique build that stands out with simple yet delightful (...)

  • The parrot is a pirate’s best friend
    Master animal builder (and possibly pirate?) Felix Jaensch strikes again with this incredibly accurate Alexandrine parakeet. Exposed studs add a feather-like texture and the parrot’s shape is pretty much perfect. The best part has to be its characteristic beak with a rubber band used as the (...)

  • New LEGO Creator Expert set 10257 Carousel announced
    Today LEGO announced its latest Creator Expert set, 10257 Carousel. The 2,670 piece set is the latest entry to the popular carnival theme of sets that includes 10247 Ferris Wheel, 10244 Fairground Mixer, and of course, 10196 Grand Carousel from 2009. The new Carousel has five brick-built (...)

  • Only Imperial stormtroopers are so precise...
    This stormtrooper probably needs to step closer to his target. Or maybe he should take a step back? One thing’s for sure, Jme Wheeler‘s tiny Star Wars blaster pistol practice scene in LEGO points out an obvious truth from the films: Contrary to what Obi-Wan Kenobi may tell you, stormtroopers are (...)

  • It’s on like Donkey Kong
    Whether he’s hurling barrels at Jumpman, riding a rhino through the jungle, or power-sliding around a tight corner in his go-kart, Donkey Kong is one impressive ape. And vincentkiew‘s LEGO Kong has all the charm and style of the iconic gorilla. Just look at those opposable digits! There’s also (...)

  • Green and white to sail the ocean blue
    What I love most about this gallant old tall ship by Sebeus I is that it’s still distinctly in the style of the classic LEGO Pirate ships I remember from the early 90s. Of course, this one is both much larger and much better detailed, but it still incorporates the large hull elements and (...)

mercredi 26 avril 2017

  • Waiter, there’s a crab in my soup
    Feast your eyes on this crustacean-themed restaurant and hostel called the Osaka Crab, built by Ian Hoy. This modular building can be split to reveal the restaurant within the ground and first floors [that’s first and second floors for you Americans – Ed] and then a couple of bedrooms on the next (...)

  • Pushing the limits of interplanetery design with COSMO Engineering
    Volker Brodkorb uses some of the finest techniques for a proper presentation of a new LEGO creation. Not only did he publish some eye-catching pictures of the spacecraft, but also called it a prototype and furnished illustrations with a pretty captivating background story about the COSMO (...)

  • Uphold the mission with LEGO Titanfall 2 BT-7274, Legion, and Tone
    Marius Herrmann has built several excellent LEGO Titans from Titanfall 2, including Ion and Northstar, along with Ronin. Now, he shows some love for the campaign’s protagonist, the lovable Marauder Corps death machine that is BT-7274. BT’s lightweight frame was captured accurately using orange, (...)

  • We’re gonna need a bigger rolled-up newspaper...
    I always love builds that use a specific part to great effect. Case in point is Takamichi Irie‘s utilization of the wings from an Ant Man LEGO set on his macro scale hornet. The shaping of the segmented body and precise colour blocking is expertly done. Not to mention the lovely combination of (...)

  • A mech built to scavenge for his existence
    Can you picture this mech wandering across a post-apocalyptic wasteland scavenging for parts and power? Bregma Nicle has built a scavenger mech called Bad Diesel who packs plenty of attitude and more than a little intimidation into his bulky frame. I love the breathing apparatus and his (...)

  • A futuristic stroll down memory lane
    I have a thing for space corridors. I can’t explain it, I can’t define it — I just have a thing for space corridors. Turns out, I’m not the only one! Tim Goddard has created an H-shaped corridor section inspired by Jeremy Williams’ Alpha Zero Niner and built as part of a collaboration to be revealed (...)

mardi 25 avril 2017

  • Golden mech deserves a medal
    The use of pearl gold and light gray LEGO bricks to depict machinery and greebly technical elements is the hallmark (and something of a cliché) of the Steampunk genre. You don’t often see this color scheme deployed in modern or futuristic themes, and that’s what makes this excellent mech creation (...)

  • Everything you need to be happy is right there, in your heart
    Delving deeper into the artistic aspect of LEGO building, Timofey Tkachev follows up his previous build of a blood fountain with a strong image of spring rain, which has a very impressionist feel to it. The composition makes for a very powerful image, with contrast between colours and textures (...)

  • Your dream apartment is just a few bricks away
    Heikki Mattila continues to inspire with another brilliant interior, this time with an emphasis on mirrors. These aren’t official LEGO pieces, but are instead a reflective material that has been cut to size. Even if you’re a purist, you can probably agree that they add a nice dimension to the (...)

  • Do you want to build some BrickHeadz...?
    Disney’s Frozen left us with a couple of heavy earworms still playing in the very background of our minds, but CK HO doesn’t let our favourite winter characters go. Recreated in the style of BrickHeadz, Elsa and Anna (featuring Olaf and Swen) do not look as excited as the versions by YOS Lego we (...)

  • I’m completely operational and all my bricks are put together perfectly
    It’s the great-granddaddy of rogue AIs — HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Built from a small selection of LEGO bricks by Jason Allemann, this model perfectly captures the unblinking stare of the famous fictional computer. I can’t look at this without hearing the iconic voice in my head, only this (...)

  • The ends always justify the means
    Love him or hate him, Lex Luther is a pretty cool bad guy! Kale Frost has captured Superman’s archenemy in his famous Warsuit. With its huge Popeye-like forearms and big solid stomping boots, he is intent on ridding the earth of the alien Superman. Kale has taken the color scheme (and a printed (...)

lundi 24 avril 2017

  • Build your own LEGO Citroën DS and then drive your minifig self through the Vézère Valley [Instructions]
    The vintage French Ghostbusters-themed Citroën DS we featured here a few days ago was certainly adorable, but what if you want to build your own early 1970’s LEGO Citroën DS? Creator OutBricks comes to the rescue with step-by-step instructions for the DS on which he based his “Ecteau-un”. You can (...)

  • One, two... Freddy’s coming for you... three, four... better lock your door...
    Romanian builder Letranger Absurde has been working on a series of horror movie vignettes, the latest of which is from 1984’s Nightmare on Elm Street. The ingenious parts usage for creating the famous scene of Freddy Krueger coming through the wall is eerily accurate. The use of minifigure (...)

  • The battle of Helm’s Deep is over. The battle for Middle-earth is about to begin.
    When Saruman sends his orc army to knock on your front door, you have to be prepared. Lucky for LEGO King Théoden and the rest of the Rohirrim, Classical Bricks has constructed an impressively massive and rather sound-looking fortress. This walled stronghold is built right into the mountainside (...)

  • TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for April 23, 2017 [News]
    In addition to the best LEGO models created by builders from everywhere on the planet, The Brothers Brick also keeps you up to date with the most timely and relevant LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the third week of April 2017. TBB NEWS, REVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: (...)

  • Mladen Pejic’s Blacktron rovers
    Mecha legend Mladen Pejic has built an interesting pair of quad-legged rovers in Blactron I & II livery, using an ingenious technique to create spherical rollers as opposed to wheels. The resulting ‘legs’ give the rovers a wonderful sense of character and allow all manners of dynamic posing. (...)

  • Cyborg Chris and his best friend Botdog
    I can’t think of anything that would be much cooler than having a loyal robo-dog. Now Botdog by Gamabomb is most definitley high on the cool index. This thing borders more on high-quality concept art than a custom LEGO creation. The mixing of both old and new dark greys, coupled with some very (...)

dimanche 23 avril 2017

  • Lobsters will finally have their revenge against Thermidor
    While most mechs stand on two feet and resemble a humanoid shape, builder David Liu explores a new subject with an unexpected mech in the form of a lobster! It’s more likeable than one might expect, especially because it has a tiny lobster as a pilot and a cannon mount to blast anything into (...)

  • FN-2187, we have a situation – report to sanitation for cleanup
    We all had a good laugh and surprise at Finn’s response in The Force Awakens when we learnt that stormtroopers had day jobs back at the base. Even better, they do menial jobs even if it means cleaning up unmentionables, perhaps. Builder Andreas Lenander gives us a peek at perhaps what Finn had (...)

  • Snoopy and Woodstock at rest
    This brilliant little LEGO recreation of Snoopy and Woodstock was apparently a commissioned model. I really hope _BrickBro_ didn’t get paid peanuts for it. This is a deceptively simple build, and I predict it took a long time to get it this perfect. The use of old-style minifig capes for (...)

  • Iconic buildings from the heart of Malaysia
    When LEGO released their new Skyline Architecture series, it was inevitable that we started seeing LEGO builders take the diminutive buildings to heart and begin creating skylines closer to their own homeland that LEGO missed in their official sets. This build of three iconic buildings in Kuala (...)

  • LEGO Resistance Skimmer from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    The recent Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi teaser trailer has sparked a lot of dicussion amongst fans, but the visuals are undoubtedly breathtaking. The most impressive of all would be the speeder scene from the planet Crait, which has already inspired many LEGO builders to make their (...)

  • But where are Princess Ida & the Totem?
    Ok, I have to admit when I first saw this I immediately thought it was supposed to be from Monument Valley, the addicting puzzle game from ustwo. But alas, Bangoo H was actually building the Hanging Gardens of Babylon – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. However, my misinterpretation (...)

lundi 17 avril 2017

  • Looking for a private spacecraft? Hokkien jumper is your best choice
    There is a certain type of LEGO builder who never runs out of ideas and concepts. Adrian Florea is one of them. When you’ve seen hundreds, thousands of brick-built starships and nothing excites you anymore, you visit Adrian’s photostream and — surprise! — here’s a new one, even more bizarre and (...)

  • Keep your Mini running like new with this well-oiled shop
    This fantastic service shop by _BrickBro_ will tune your official 10242 Mini Cooper to tip-top shape, with just a quick engine and transmission replacement. It’s got all the necessary tools and accessories to spruce up that evergreen hatchback, from replacement hubs to new steering wheels. Based (...)

  • Dreadnought delivers the whale mail
    A cute pocket battleship combines forces with a whale, apparently to deliver the mail, in this LEGO creation from Revan New. I genuinely have no idea what is going on here, but I like it. First up, we see the chibi-styled dieselpunk dreadnought sailing into a moody sunset, a companionable whale (...)

  • The most subtle way to celebrate Easter
    As Christian and Christian-influenced areas of the world celebrate Easter, we see many representations of Easter eggs and religious motives, with an occasional Easter bunny. This rabbit by accomplished animal builder Felix Jaensch is more loosely related to this subject, as it would be a great (...)

  • Unibunny wants chocolate
    And now, for your continuing Easter enjoyment, Chris McVeigh presents his latest LEGO model — a hypercute Bunny version of the mighty Unikitty. Perched in a smart little basket and surrounded by eggs, Unibunny looks all set to enjoy a mountain of chocolate and then probably go on some sort of (...)

  • Light-hearted brick Jesus reminds us of the real meaning of Easter
    There’s always a question of taste when it comes to the depiction of religious or political themes in any artistic medium, and LEGO bricks are no exception. However, I hope it’s impossible for anyone to take offence at Lasse Vestergård‘s brick-built interpretation of Jesus’ return from the grave. (...)

dimanche 16 avril 2017

  • TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for April 16, 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 April 2017. TBB NEWS, REVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: Star Wars ruled the week with a new movie (...)

  • When there’s something square in your neighbourhood
    There’s been a lot of LEGO creations inspired by LEGO’s new Brickheadz line recently. So it takes something special to catch the eye and rise above the rest of the blocky crowd. James Zhan does exactly that with these renditions of the Staypuft Marshmallow Man and Dr. Venkman from Ghostbusters. (...)

  • The road to Golgotha
    With a minimalist microscale style, Andrew JN to evokes the worn road to Golgotha, where the Christ trod at the start of the Easter story. Andrew uses earth tones to sculpt the narrow way of this normally sleepy Jewish town. The tiny villagers and distinct Roman soldiers consist of only 3 or 4 (...)

  • Nine chapels of St. Basil’s Cathedral are a marvelous example of LEGO microscale architecture
    Markus Rollbühler is a LEGO product designer based in Billund, Denmark. Despite spending his weekdays working with LEGO pieces, Markus challenges himself to build microscale versions of the world’s most famous cathedrals in his spare time. His very special series of architectural masterpieces (...)

  • A lighthouse keeper’s worst nightmare and a dentist’s best friend
    If you aren’t familiar with Ultraman, allow me to introduce one of his many nemeses, the kaiju Yamaton — a heavily armed battleship with vicious claws and sharp pointy teeth. This microscale LEGO Yamaton by TOKYO TAG TEAM is inspired by the monster that initially appeared in the Ultraman The (...)

  • LEGO Go board provides more possible outcomes than atoms in the universe
    Despite spending the first fifteen years of my life in Japan and living in the same city as one of the largest Go clubs in North America, I’ve really only admired the ancient game of Go from afar. I’ll need to correct that someday, perhaps by building one of my own Go boards from LEGO, Continue (...)

samedi 15 avril 2017

  • BrickCan LEGO convention is back in Vancouver next weekend, Apr 22-23 [News]
    Following a successful first year, BrickCan returns to Vancouver, British Columbia for another LEGO convention and public exhibition. Next weekend, Saturday and Sunday April 22-23, hundreds of LEGO builders will converge on the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond (right outside of Vancouver) (...)

  • A very, VERY mad punk mecha
    When one hears the phrase “LEGO mecha“, the name of the legendary Japanese builder Moko is probably one of the first that springs to mind. While he was one of the builders to define the genre, he still continiues to progress it, as is the case with his latest mecha, MFS-11 MAD Garm. After over (...)

  • Thales Orbital Defence Orcinus Class PAD Gunboat
    Immersed in and inspired by a broad range of innovative source materials in sci-fi — from novels and short stories to TV and video games — builders of LEGO space creations have no boundaries to their creativity. Tromas proves this by not only building a chunky, believable starfighter but also (...)

  • Begun, the LEGO Clone War has
    KW_Vauban captured the Geonosian Petranaki Arena scene from Attack of the Clones rather well with LEGO bricks. The builder’s use of dark orange bricks on detailed and accurately constructed Geonosian architecture was a smart choice. In particular, I like the construction of the main gate with (...)

  • See the sights of Bespin in your very own Twin-Pod Cloud Car [Instructions]
    Last week we brought you instructions on how to build a terrifically cute GONK droid, and this week we’re excited about the brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so we’re revisiting the Star Wars universe for one of the more unusual ships. Although only seen in a few quick shots in The (...)

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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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9 octobre 2013 - LEGORAMART

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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 (...)