Monday, March 24, 2014

Lord Helmet

Lord Helmet by customBRICKS
Lord Helmet, a photo by customBRICKS on Flickr.

I watched Spaceballs a few weeks ago and thought my technic vader helmet would be perfect for a Lord Helmet build. The helmet wound up working perfectly and the size of the bust build was determined entirely around the size of the glasses and helmet.

I believe Spaceballs is available both on Amazon Prime and Netflix right now, so if you have an account with either I would suggest you check it out while it's available!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Brick Breaker Dragonfly

Brick Breaker Dragonfly by customBRICKS
Brick Breaker Dragonfly, a photo by customBRICKS on Flickr.

While pulling a bunch of builds apart it occurred to me that my orange brick breaker resembled the body of a dragonfly.

Taking this photo was a huge pain. Unfortunately there was a slight breeze and a light Lego build with wing span + slight breeze = disaster.

The build kept blowing off the bird bath, but after much persistence and resets I eventually got the photo.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

AT-AT MicroFighter

AT-AT MicroFighter by customBRICKS
AT-AT MicroFighter, a photo by customBRICKS on Flickr.

In my whole collection I only have 2 Star Wars sets. An AT-AT and a Tie Interceptor.

Of my two sets LEGO has already released a Tie Interceptor MicroFighter so that left me with 1 option: AT-AT microfighter.

Like my large scale At-AT the head on the MicroFighter does move left to right.

I tried to make the AT-AT a little smaller, but the pilot can only sit in the back at the current scale.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Have Flags, Will Travel

Have Flags, Will Travel by customBRICKS
Have Flags, Will Travel, a photo by customBRICKS on Flickr.

What does the minifigure have to do with the flag bricks? Nothing. I just thought a picture of just bricks with flags on them would be kind of boring.

But on a side note, the minifigure itself does have a story to it. If I were a guy this is how I would have looked when trying to navigate the streets of Prague looking for our hotel, eye twitch and all.

It was nighttime
It was winter
We got lost
All the street signs are super long with names almost void of any vowel.

We never did find our hotel and went for the "stop at the next place we come across" method of picking a place to stay. It worked well for us and we got the last room available, a rooftop suite, which had a beautiful view of the city and an amazing view of the castle.

The elevator was comically small and could fit 1 small child so we threw our bags into the elevator and ran up the 10 flights of stairs to meet the elevator at the top.

Ahh... the memories!

So getting back to the flag bricks, they are digitally printed on 1x2 white, red and blue bricks. The Canadian flag graphic is printed edge to edge

Sunday, December 29, 2013

G1 Optimus Prime

G1 Optimus Prime by customBRICKS
G1 Optimus Prime, a photo by customBRICKS on Flickr.

Micro scale G1 Optimus prime.

This build comes in at 3 1/4" in height (roughly twice the height of a minifigure)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat by customBRICKS
Grumpy Cat, a photo by customBRICKS on Flickr.

This one started out as an 11 piece build.... and quickly became what you see now.

Inspired by Chris McVeighs amazing brick sketches. Chris uses "markers" for his brick sketches. Mine is less refined and I used crayons instead.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sign Language

Sign Language by customBRICKS
Sign Language, a photo by customBRICKS on Flickr.

A friend of mine had her gallbladder removed today and while I was in the waiting room I randomly wondered if LEGO in sign language has it's own specific sign, or if you just spell it out.

As far as I can tell you just spell it out. If anyone knows if there is a specific sign, let me know!

built for the 11 pieces contest