Category Archives: MOC

Golden Studs Awards 2019

Golden Studs Awards is a yearly event where Zbudujmy.To! awards best Polish brick builders. Let the title not mislead you. 2019 edition run at the beginning of the year is actually for the builds that were published in 2018. Judges who are top builders themselves  chose pretenders and then select winners form among them in 12 categories.  Works are taken from both polish lugs and polish internet and exhibitions. This year results have been just published. And this time i also won one of the categories \o/  Here are the categories and winners with short description form judges:

Imaginator

Category description:  Innovative idea, or new approach to old ideas. It’s more about entire build than interesting building techniques. Winner: jetboy for  3… 2… 1… START!

Obrazek

Quintesence of microscale. Great thing built out of few bricks. Great dynamics of the launch of space rocket. Genial in simplicity.
Animator
Category description: Best use or posing of minifigs, “giving life to minifigs”
Winner Janek for Punkt Agonii / Tymczasem w postnuklearnej Rosji… (Point of Agony / Meantie in postnuclear Russia…)

Obrazek

Well earned victory for giving “life” to “dead”  minifigs.
Kreator
Category description: Best non minifig character – built out of the bricks – humans, animals, robots, etc.
Winner JAREMA for Alien Queen

Obrazek

Not the first time Jarema proves he is master of characters. Except perfectly realized shape of Alien Queen there is lots of NPU.
Konstruktor
Category description:   Model of vehicle, ship or other contraption designed by builder, or know only from book description.
Winner Ciamek for Goliath

Obrazek

You can feel the mass and power. Such a crude mecha, well fitting vision of alternative WWII. It is so different to mechs we all know from other media. It has it’s own style. Ciamek did it again!
Modelator
Category description:  Model of vehicle, ship or other contraption  existing in reality or known form movies, comic books, art, etc. In this category we judge how faithful to the original model is and creative depiction of hard to build details.
Winner Mateusz92 for Alstom Pendolino ED250 PKP Intercity

Obrazek

Mateusz and his train themed models are impressing us for long. It is no different with Pendolino model, which except phenomenal look is fully functional (has full lightning) and adds to each display she rides on.
Mechanizator
Category description: Vehicles and stationary models having moving functions.
Winner eric trax for Amazone Pantera 4502

Obrazek

Eric trax each time surprises us with his vehicles. Each time it seems he reached the top, and each consecutive creation of him seems to be better.  His topic selection, exotic color schemes on models that are not often built out of Lego bircks made the work that left no chances for runners up.
Innowator
Category description: Use of new building techniques, unusual solutions and surprising parts usage.
Winner Servator for Steampunk Monowheel

Obrazek

Servator for long time is building small models in steampunk style, which gives chances for unusual piece usages, but in the case of this monowheel he reached the tops.  Using “useless” turbine makes for a great NPU.
Murator
Category description: Interesting and cleverly built architecture, interior or scenery.
Winner Insomnia for Layers City

Obrazek

Insomnia with his  Layers City presented fresh approach to city building giving builder opportunity to express himself on three levels, and viewer a chance to feed his senses multiple times on the same area of diorama. Great concept and execution!
Reduktor
Category description: Smaller than minifig scale.
Winner Toltomeja for  Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza w Krakowie

Obrazek

Next work that is perfect example of microscale build. Here you can see entire part of the city built realistically.  It depicts AGH in Krakow. If it was built in minifig scale it wouldn’t fit in most of the exhibition halls, but as a microscale it can pu put on the table, and still everybody familiar with AGH will recognize aech building easily. We are impressed with completeness and size of the build.
Kondensator
Category description: Smaller than 256 square studs.
Winner Janek for Neo Tokyo 2039

Obrazek

Janek with such a tiny model managed to describe future history and give the feel of the post apocalyptic city so well, we would want to see more of this metropolis,

Special prizes:

New Hope
KarolWes

https://www.flickr.com/photos/151766161@N07/page1

Nowa Nadzieja jest bardzo ważną kategorią i wszyscy wiedzą dlaczego. Spośród nominowanych w tej kategorii, KarolWes wyróżnia się różnorodnością podejmowanej tematyki oraz niebanalnym podejściem do budowania.

Chosen One – Public Award 

Winner Insomnia 

Przegląd tegorocznych prac:
Obrazek

Last year’s New Hope, this time most popular from advanced builders, what an instantaneous career! Insomnia builds MOCs small and monumental, happening in the past and future, sterile and messy, but always full of interesting details, colorful and extremely climatic. We wait for more!

Congratulations for all the winners, if you want to see all the contenders please go to Zbudujmy To! forums.

75 years of Le Petit Prince

It seems exactly 75 years ago Little Prince book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was released. Thank you Sue Ann for reminding. I have something for the occasion i built some time ago:

The model is currently being displayed in Masterpieces Gallery in LEGO House.

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.

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.

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

Lego Tower… with drawers!

Lego Tower build by Nico Mailhot presented by Beyond the Brick’s Matthew Kay is definitely crazy enough to be shown here.

5 feet 8 inches (almost 173cm) has removable drawer-like floors that are full of life. It is innovative approach to building brick skyscrapers, and very inspiring.