Sia – Chandelier

Trying to mimic dance with a Lego minifigure is a crazy thing.  Minifig legs that have no knees make this task a real challenge. Challenge  that was picked up by Jacob Shrimpton. Watch above video and tell how well do you think that worked? Or take a look at comparision video below:

This is not first Lego Music Video from Jacob, and i guess not the last.

Meet us at Pixel Heaven

Boulder Dash is going to Pixel Heaven

Pixel Heaven is a great retro-gaming, indie and demo scene event in Poland. It is being held for the 5th time, and this time there will be also Zbudujmy.to‘s exhibition there.

It is being held between 26 and 28 of May in Old Bus Depot, at  Włościańska 52 str. in  Warsaw, POLAND. Except usual attractions we will have town diorama 25 square meters in size, plus selection of game and geek related models especially build for the event. You will also be able to play with interactive brick models and build your own creations. We will also have resolution of our Brickheads contest, well at least the gaming part of it. The rest of the contest will be held online so if you want to take part in it there is still chance, here are the rules. If Polish is not your language and you want to take part, then let me know in the comments and i will explain it.

Crazy Builders will be also present there, and Jetboy will be giving out presentation about similarities of the demo scene and the AFOL world. This time presentation will be in Polish, but we are already thinking about making a version in English.

Event bricks are ready already:

As the event is taking place in the Bus Depot, we have also something built for that occasion by one of Zbudujmy.to forum members Pablo :

 

How do they design LEGO Star Wars

David from Solid  Brix Studios  shared recorded presentation by  Rob Johnson (senior art director  at LEGO Starwars) that was a part of Star Wars Celebration 2017.  It  explains how  LEGO sets are designed, not only Star Wars, but those are used as an example.

There is not much new stuff for seasoned AFOLs, but  for less hardcore  fans it can be great  mine of information about their favorite toy.

How do we prepare exhibitions?

How do  we prepare exhibitions? is one of the most asked questions during our shows. How do we put together such a big  dioramas, and how do we transport them?  This short video answers those questions.

It was recorded during setup of  Zbudujmy.to’s exhibition in Rozbark Theater in Bytom that was held last weekend  (18-19.03.2017). Timelapse shows about 10 hours of setting up the day before.

And here are quick video showing how it looked after it was ready for public:

OH!  And do you have any other brick related questions you want answered? Just post them here or on our facebook!

 

Next week in Bytom!

This is more for Polish readers, but if you want to come from abroad, you will be also very welcomed. Next week Zbudujmy.to is organizing another exhibition in Bytom/Poland. Entrance is free.  More info on the poster below.

We will be there, so expect  extended coverage within 2 weeks.

Alternative models of 911720 SW Ghost



LUGPol is just running a contest  where you need to make  alternative models of  911720 SW Ghost  foilpack.  I prepared a few ideas.

Minifg’s Gym

I wanted to create something not obvious, so my first choice was a gym. Is that obvious? Not for me, as i cannot recall when i was last at the gym…

From left to right: drink water tank/resting place, squeezing bench, barbells stand, stepper bench.

Unused elements: 0

Dragster

Almost any set with wheels can be turned into Dragster. This one does not have wheels per se, but as you see can be turned into a dragster anyway.

Unused elements: 2

 

 

Starfleet

If you can make a dragster out of the set, you can turn it into a spaceship, if you cannot make a dragster, then you can make it into a spaceship, or a fleet of.

Unused elements: 0 (well, one is unattached and is used only to level one of the ships)

 

Nexus and his dog

“Nexus and his dog” used to be a theme of one of the old contest. Thos time Nexus is quite robotic and the dog resembles more a turkey then the dog.  Well, at least all parts are used 🙂

Unused  elements: 0

look from behind:

 

Race

Snail vs Turtle race has to be fierce! Either way we have something for animal lovers.

Unused elements: 14 (shame on me!)

That was  only a warm-up.  We only can put one build into the contest, so here is my entry. Wish me luck!

Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope!

I’m happy i kept the SW theme here.

Unused elements: 12 (quite a few, but the result was worth it, and it was no requirement, but i always challenge myself to try to use all elements)

Wish me luck!  And write what else would you like me to build out of this set?

Vampire State Building

Vampire State Building is a skyscraper i  built for another LEGO Poland event. This is pretty simple, but the  goal was to build skyscraper that would  be easy to transport and  children-proof . If it was not for that i would go more crazy with ornaments and  fancy wall shapes.

If you look closely , you will find 2  lines where bricks are not fit together – that’s because i needed to get out of my apartment split into 3 pieces , after photo session.

Krusia, my faithful helper rabbit builder helped me putting all those  bricks together. It took us about a week, and about 16K bricks. There will be  time-wrapped  video of us building it soon, but for now take a look at some more photos:

Vampire State Building

Vampire State Building

Vampire State Building

crazy creations made of Lego bricks