Thursday, August 25, 2016

Star Wars goes micro

Cole Blaq, usually known for his creative abstract builds, has taken his building skills to the Star Wars universe to recreate the StarScavenger and the Eclipse from Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. I'm really impressed by how nicely they turned out at this scale - they may be even better than the minifig-scale official sets!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A mighty castle

InnovaLUG has been recently turning out some amazing medieval creations; everything from a fortress to a build that incorporated a bird cage.

Today's blog shows a MOC that literally towers over the others made by Brother Steven.  Farwin Castle is the epitome of what we LEGO® builders consider to be the ultimate castle. The build is beautifully constructed with a conservative rock and stone work that is complimented by hints of Tudor architecture.  What a magnum opus.

If you wish to see more of InnovaLUG's BrickFair Virginia collaboration, you can see it on their website here.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fabulously fantastical medieval

I've seen quite a few medieval MOCs, and being the sucker for the theme that I am, I couldn't resist taking a closer look at this brilliant MOC entitled The Market Gate by Bricktease.  The MOC comprises of many different styles of building, from the classic castle construction feel, to an almost city vibe.  Bricktease has beautifully merged all sorts of colors together, from dark red to sand blue all within a natural setting.  It's just beautiful.  To say that I now have some inspiration for future builds is indeed an understatement.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Please welcome new contributor John Klapheke!

Hello everyone!  My name is John (aka BrickBuilder7622), and I am the newest writer for The Brick Bucket.  I am honored to be able to contribute to this awesome blog alongside some wonderful and very talented LEGO® fans.

My LEGO® experience really has been something of a journey.  Getting my first Duplo set when I was about three or four, I've always been fascinated with assembling and designing things.  I upgraded to the normal LEGO® System bricks a year or so later.  But it was not until I was about fourteen or so that I began to truly appreciate all the possibilities for the wonderful interlocking brick system. 

That was around the time that I started MOCing.  Since then, it's pretty much been a non-stop roller coaster of only good times and meeting a lot of great people.  I was fortunate enough to have won a competition hosted by the LEGO® Group back in July of 2014, and I have been nominated twice at BrickWorld for Best Sea Vessel. I've also been blogged several times, and have even been commissioned to build a MOC.

My personal theory behind the hobby of building, blogging, and working with LEGO® is that the builder can make anything that they want.  The sky truly is the limit.  This ability to take an idea, a concept from the imagination, and transpose it to a 3D medium is amazing.  I don’t restrict myself just to building with LEGO®; I also like to render objects and models using a computer, and I am about to embark on the journey of drawing and improving my artistic skills.

Well, that’s about it for me intro-wise.  If you would like to see my works, please check out my Flickr, as well as my personal website (dedicated to LEGO® builds).

Stay creative!  Cheers and ciao.

- John Klapheke