One Year Anniversary

Three days ago, Sept. 5th was our blog’s one year anniversary. And our host celebrated it by taking it down. They somehow forgot to automatically renew our domain name. After three days of talking to different people, today it seems like it’s finally fixed, hopefully. This blog is around for longer than I planned. When […]

Building the Calm Sea Azure

While I was on my honeymoon in Hawaii sometimes ago, I was captivated by the beautiful calm sea azure of the Hawaiian coast. During the whole trip, I was thinking about capturing it in Lego. Thankfully, I already knew how. I’ve learned the exact technique to do so from a fellow Michlug (Michigan Lego User […]

Building Pinnacle

Pinnacle is a prominent feature on many European architectures such as cathedrals and towers. Building certain pyramidal pinnacles is relatively easy, since Lego has came out with two slope pieces for exactly this purpose. They look great on the latest Big Ben set. But what if you want to achieve pointier pinnacles or pinnacles with […]

Building Brick Wall with Bricks

Brick profile walls are pretty common in many types of buildings. So it’s a pretty well-explored topic in the AFOL community. One of the most popular way to build a brick wall is called Marakoeschtra’s wall (see illustrations from below).     Brick-profile Brick Walls In recent years, Lego has also came out with […]

Decorative Windows

Windows come in various shapes and forms. I’ve came up with a bunch of different patterns that could be used as windows. And I’ll just lump them all in this post. This first one looks a bit like a diamond shaped window. It’s done with some help from technic angle parts. This cathedral window like […]

Arch Windows

Arch windows are common on buildings. But lego hasn’t come out with many ways to fit inside the arch. Lucky we can fit any 2×2-stud-size tile under this arch. Here are two methods to do it. The first way uses jumpers to adjust the distance until the tile is right under the arch. One drawback […]

Single-panel Rectangular Windows (2) – Recessed

Last time we talked about the single-panel rectangular windows. Today we’ll add one more description to it, which is “recessed”. Windows are often times recessed. They break up the flat boring wall better when recessed. Here are some a few examples. The simplest way is to do it with jumper plates. Other techniques require a […]

Single-panel Rectangular Windows (1)

Architecture is one of the most common MOC subjects, if not the most common. It’s a big topic. I’ll start with the windows. They are one of the most prominent  features of a building. Let’s start with the most basic single-panel rectangular windows. Most windows have a frame that’s different from the wall. Lego currently […]

Building Trees with Technic Connector

First of all, I’d like to say that I haven’t been posting as often as I liked. Life tends to get in the way. Hopefully it’ll get better next month. Now onto the main topic today. Angular technic connectors, such as this, are great for tree building. They are good for building crooked tree trunks as […]

Building Trees with Shooters

I was really excited over the new mini-shooter when it first came out, because I want to build trees with it. It looks just like a tree trunk with a single branch sticking out. Now that this shooter is more commonly available, I was able to come up with a few different tree designs with […]