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60 Alternative Models of 40270 Valentine Bee

During Easter Holidays we went to my wife’s family. I knew we wouldn’t have much to do there, so i took 40270 Valentine Bee Brickheadz set to start #60yearsOfTheBrick challenge.

My task was to build 60 alternative models out of one set. I shared it on Facebook and Instagram so people could ask what should i build next. Here are results:

If you want to take a better look, please go to my flickr account. Actually there are 63 alternative builds, as there were some additional requests. Also sorry for the poor quality of the photos, i was taking them at the holiday table.

How do YOU think, which set should i use next time for similar challenge?

Celebrate 60 years of the Brick with Zbudujmy.To! and LEGO.

This year is 60th anniversary of the brick! To celebrate it Zbudujmy To! with help of Lego is organizing 2 contests.

First one, is about building something cool out of as close as 60 bricks as possible, second one is just about building something cool.

If you want to take part in the contest all you have to do is publish your build on Instagram, Flickr or Facebook with #WhatWillYouBuild and #60bricks tags and post link to your work on the Zbudujmy.to forums. To prove hove many bricks you used another photo is required listing them.

60 bricks for 60th brick anniversary

What Would You Build?

Here are links to the contests, unfortunately rules are in Polish, but if you want to take part in the contest and need help,  just send me a message here or on Facebook.

The prizes are set that Lego made for the 60th anniversary for 3 top entries, and some polybags will be drafted among all participants – the more entries – the more polybags!

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!

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 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.

How do we transport our models?

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.

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 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.