If you like it, please vote and it may become Gift with Purchase Set available at Shop@Home. The set has 2 modes – first is the rocket standing on a platform that can be great ornament on any shelf, second is the rocket in the very moment of start, which looks even greater.
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!
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.
How do we transport our models? Is the question we often hear on our exhibitions. Today i have 2 videos showing hour our models are transported:
If you wonder, the boxes are made out of 5 layer cardboard in a international standard FEFCO301. We ordered them here: http://www.cart-pack.pl/fefco.html but i would recommend finding local producer, as the boxes have to be sent folded, and that would be quite expensive.
As you see on video we have one of the sides unstapled so you can easily open it and remove the model. Cover is fully stapled.
If you have any more questions, please leave them in the comments, either here or on facebook.
Excellent video showcasing our exhibition at Pixel Heaven 2017 made by Sariel. It was great show fun for both exhibitors and visitors.
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 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!
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.
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: 0Dragster
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
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:
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 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: