All posts by jetboy

Jetboy is an AFOL, crazy builder, proud member of Zbudujmy.to, where he used to be LAN Ambassador for many years. When he does not use his brick superpowers he works as game developer, plays with yoyo, and dive, he has also been known for his demo-scene involvements. There is more to it, but let's cut the crap already ;)

Wooeden Roller Coaster

I always wanted to build roller coaster out of the Lego bricks, but after i have seen this construction by Chairudo i will pass. Won’t build anything half as impressive.

Then there is that new roller coaster system LEGO is releasing in 2018 sets, that makes building your home version of a roller coaster track much more possible.

The laboratory of Maria Skłodowska-Curie

 

maria-curie

Maria Skłodowska-Curie was one of the most outstanding figures in the world of science. Born in Poland, she studied and worked in France. Together with her husband, a French physicist – Pierre Curie – she discovered two radioactive elements – polonium and radium. She was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person in the world and the only woman to receive this award twice – in two areas – chemistry and physics. She was friend of Albert Einstein. As one of the first women she made a driving license. She was not afraid to break old rules in the world where woman were just starting to fight for their rights.

I am very impressed by the achievements of Maria Skłodowska-Curie and therefore I decided to honor her in a way that I am the most familiar with – with a LEGO® creation. By voting we can make the scene an official set. Let’s do it!

Writes Krzysztof Słomowski also known as Crises, my Zbudujmy.to! colleague,  in his LEGO IDEAS submission. I think the project is worth supporting, and spreading around, so lets all help to make it a real Lego set!

You can vote for this project here and then remember to visit Krzysiek’s Flicker account, as he has some more cool builds in his account. I always admire him for putting so much story into his builds!

LEGO Ideas 2017 first batch review.

Over the past several months, the LEGO Review Board has carefully reviewed the 11 projects that reached 10,000 supporters between January and May 2017, our first review qualification period of 2017. We’re grateful for the energy and effort that each member has put into their project, as it’s certainly a big feat to get 10,000 supporters in itself. Congrats to everyone!

Tron Legacy Light Cycle

Congratulations to BrickBros UK for their inspired design, which will officially become one of the next LEGO Ideas sets!

We can’t wait to see Tom and Drew’s Tron Legacy Light Cycle come to life in LEGO bricks.

If you’d like to learn more about Tom & Drew then make sure to check out their 10K Club Interview.

Classic Space IDEA set

I rarely write about Lego ideas submissions, unless they are already made into the official set, but this time i feel the urge to share this project to help make it happen!

What m’i talking about? I’m talking about Cristiano Grassi’s project you can see on the picture below:

Playing In Space Since 1978 by Cristiano Grassi
Playing In Space Since 1978 by Cristiano Grassi

Do if you, like me, are a Classic Space fan go to the Lego Ideas site and vote!

Spend a Night in LEGO House!

Unleash your imagination, bring your wildest LEGO vision to life, and fall asleep surrounded by 25 million bricks.

BILLUND – November 2nd – Airbnb and LEGO® House unveil today their most BRICKtastic overnight experience to date. For one night, the newly opened LEGO House in Billund, Denmark will become one family’s private playground. Aspiring master builders, young and old, are asked to put their imagination to the test and describe one thing they would build together with their family if they had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks to enter for a chance to win a night in the LEGO House.

Winners of the contest will enjoy the LEGO House all to themselves for a whole night. They will sleep in a dream LEGO bedroom under a giant LEGO waterfall and create their winning entry with the skillful support of the host, Jamie Berard, one of the finest Master Builders in the world and a true expert of the brick.

“I am so intrigued to see what people will imagine”, says Jamie Berard, Design Manager Specialist at the LEGO Group. “We have unlimited bricks here, and in some ways it can be a bit challenging but it also liberates you to imagine something that is truly meaningful and expressive. The uniqueness of the opportunity to stay in the home of the LEGO brick should hopefully inspire everyone. That’s how I feel when I come here”.

The full experience will begin on November 24th, when the winners will arrive at the LEGO House to be greeted by Jamie who will welcome them to their home for the night. First, they will enjoy lunch where they will be tasked with building their order out of LEGO bricks before it’s sent to the kitchen to be made into real food and served by two friendly robot waiters.

After lunch, the house will close to the general public leaving it empty and ready for the winners to run through the rooms, explore and play under the expert guidance of Jamie. First, they will marvel at the foot of the Tree of Creativity, built by hand from over 6 million bricks. Moving onto the Masterpiece Gallery, showcasing LEGO creations from fans from around the world. From there, they will move on to the Experience Zones where they will be able to direct their own movie, engineer robotic cars, design cities and much more. Nostalgic adults can head down to the basement to trace the timeline of LEGO history and reminisce over the most iconic sets ever produced.

As the adventure comes to an end, they will be invited to the final stop on the journey – a bedroom floating underneath a 6-metre-tall LEGO waterfall, surrounded by a pool of bricks. The whole space will be transformed into a home fit for a superfan, with all items made totally out of LEGO bricks: the teddy bear, lamps, the alarm clock, the TV, story books, and even a pet cat! The home consists of two bedrooms, with beds nestled in pools filled with LEGO System and LEGO DUPLO® bricks, as well as a living room, where the winners can cozy up in LEGO armchairs while enjoying some LEGO TV. But before drifting off into their most colorful dreams ever, the winners will need to get to grips with the endless supply of bricks and bring their winning entry to life.

“Airbnb is all about helping people find magical and unforgettable travel experiences. What could be more magical than having the brand new LEGO House all to yourselves for the night? This really is a dream come true for any family with a passion for LEGO and I doubt there will be much sleeping as there is so much to enjoy in this incredible space,” says James McClure, Airbnb’s General Manager for UK and Nordics.

Link to competition: https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/lego-house

House Rules

  • Play is mandatory!
  • Adults are advised to wear LEGO-proof slippers at all times.
  • If there’s anything you miss in your bedroom, feel free to build it yourself.
  • The bed is so comfy, you might need a brick separator in the morning.
  • If 25 million bricks aren’t enough, a real LEGO moulding machine is installed in the lobby.
  • We know you’re looking for that one rare brick, but please refrain from diving into the LEGO pool.
  • No night at the LEGO house would be complete without BRICKfast in bed.
  • State of the art home security: just throw some bricks on the floor before leaving!

How to win a stay in LEGO House?

To enter for a chance to win, visit the listing page of LEGO House on Airbnb and answer the question: If you and your family had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks, what would you build? Describe your dream creation and complete your entry by Nov 16 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (November 17, 6:59am GMT) and you could win the prize of a night among an infinite supply of LEGO bricks—and create a version of your entry with a LEGO master builder!

Winners will be flown in from anywhere in the world. Submissions should be 50-550 characters in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Danish, or 100-300 characters in Chinese (Simplified or Traditional), Japanese, or Korean. For eligibility requirements and full contest terms and conditions, please see https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/lego-house.

 

 

Nikola Tesla and one of his Machines

Nikola Tesla

Here is my newest MOC showing Nikola Tesla and one of his machines. In fact this is not Tesla’s machine but magnetic bearing inspired by works of Yoshihito Isogawa, and his playing with non Lego neodymium magnets.

Beware those magnets are not safe for kids, and can be lethal if swallowed. If you swallow two of them and they snap through your internal organs they can cause perforation and serious injuries.

Below is video showing how it works, but if you want to see it in person, join me in Skaerbaek 2017 where this MOC will be presented.

LEGO House

LEGO House will open officially on 28th of september, but Sariel was able to take a sneak peek already.  Lego House is home of a brick and you can find there all things connected with LEGO past, present and future. There is even a section showcasing MOCs built from fans from all over the world.  I’m proud to have my models there too (although not all of them are there yet), and my Zbudujmy’to colleague Jarek Książczyk better known as Jerac has his models displayed there too.

I will be there setting up the rest of my mocs there and then visit it on AFOL opening on 22nd. I will make my own video when i get back from the trip.

 

LEGO Festival – Blue City Warsaw / Poland

My dear friend Dominik, and Zbudujmy.to colleague, has just published some impressions from LEGO Festival, that is held in Blue City shopping mall in Warsaw / Poland.

The event will take three weeks,  and is organized by LEGO Poland. Except usual activities, there are lego sculptures from Dirk Denoyelle, and also some dioramas Zbudujmy.to members build for LEGO Poland.


Please visit Dominik’s blog – Bricks’s Treasure where he shares his passion for LEGO Bricks and stop motion film-making.