Friday, November 30, 2012

Toys For Tots

Toys For Tots by customBRICKS
Toys For Tots, a photo by customBRICKS on Flickr.

As Creations for Charity comes to an end for 2012 we would like to take this time to thank everyone for their generous donations of time and creations. With everyone’s stellar efforts this has been the best year to date for the charity and a lot of kids will have a wonderful Christmas this year.

We would also like to thank everyone for their guessing donations for our mini fund raiser: Guess the Quantity and Weight for a bag of bases.

There were a total of 198 guesses made in 2 days raising $59.40 in donations. We are matching that amount so the total raised for Creations for Charity is $120.00.

And last, but not least the results and winners of the guessing contest are:

Qty: with the 1st correct guess of 500 bases goes to Sage
Qty Honorable Mentions: Kralcman and J.L.C.

Weight: with the closest guess to the actual weight of 439 grams also goes to Sage

Honorable Mention with the most hilarious guess of 25,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons goes to 101CRIMPY101

Honorable mention for the most persistent in trying to get an answer out of me on the totals goes to: XXDeadmanZZ
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The Demise of Aunt Bethanys Cat

Via Flickr:
"If that cat had nine lives it just spent 'em all" - Cousin Eddie

Christmas Vacation is one of my favorite holiday movies and there are just so many scenes that can be made into vignettes.

This vignette is when the cat goes under the chair, chews on the electrical cord and accidentally kills herself.

It's classic Griswold.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

King Chewie

King Chewie by Pedro Vezini
King Chewie, a photo by Pedro Vezini on Flickr.

A great build with a wonderful twist on a classic scene.

Tentacle Salon (Salon de Tentacule)

Salon de Tentacule by Cpt. Brick
Salon de Tentacule, a photo by Cpt. Brick on Flickr.

In a hurry and don't have time for a regular haircut? The get your hair cut by Doc Oc and you'll be out of the chair faster than you can say "Pesky Peter Parker"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How many are there? (fund raiser contest)

Were coming up on the last couple of days for the Creations for Charity Fund Raiser and at customBRICKS we've decided to do one last little push to raise some funds.

If you didn't have any money or time to donate to Creations for Charity this year, this is a free way for you to help make a difference.

For every guess made on how many bases are in this bag customBRICKS will donate 30¢ to Creations for Charity.

So spread the word and lets raise some funds!
Creations for Charity
Additional Info:
1. How many are there? fund raiser starts today November 28th and ends November 30th.
2. Each person may guess up to 5 times per day. Your total donation could be up to $4.50!
3. In the event that there is a correct guess that person will win 1 free custom minifigure of their choice from
4. Donation will top out at $300, but if we reach that goal feel free to keep guessing for the minifigure prize.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Concept R2-D2

I'm not even sure where to begin with this creation.... it's just perfect. My favorite part of this one is the creative part usage of the DeathStar as the head of R2.

photo credit goes to: Model Gal
Build by: Eric "ET" Tetangco
Shown at Los Angeles LUG at 2012 Long Beach Comic Con

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Tomorrow, November 26th, will be the 86th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

When I think of the Parade 3 things come to mind: ginormous balloons, the Santa Float and Miracle on 34th Street.

This is my Lego version of the parade complete with the Santa float and Lego Man balloon.

A little about the build:

The Lego Man balloon is a lego flashlight with the pin and key chain removed.
He was then suspended above the vignette with fishing line and the lines were digitally removed.

Size is 16x32 studs

A special thanks goes to my friends husband, Michael, who suggested that I do a Lego Man balloon instead of a regular balloon.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Goodby Twinkie

The Twinkie is one thing I though would always be around because of the million year shelf life.

I heard over the weekend that Hostess was trying to close its doors because of some sort of union problem. Today they announced that they are in Mediation with the Bakers Union per orders from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

In case the negotiations don't go well get your Twinkies while you still can! I haven't eaten a Twinkie in over ten years (gasp!) but I would still like the option to go out and purchase one if I'm struck with a craving.

Twinkie, you will be missed.

Twinkie The Kid


Build it Yourself 2012: Turkey Platter

Build it Yourself 2012 continues this week with a mouth-watering Turkey Platter! It features a unique build method for the turkey—the bird is put together at a 45° angle to allow the wings and legs to point in the correct direction without clips or hinges.

Find out how to build it yourself over at

Or buy a kit directly from Chris at

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tire Swing

Tire Swing by MorsLEGO
Tire Swing, a photo by MorsLEGO on Flickr.
I love this build for 3 reasons:

1. It's simple
2. It's instantly recognizable, even from the thumbnail
3. The subject matter is something everyone can relate to; summer and childhood.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Guess the Mystery Minifigure (contest)

What custom figure goes with this vignette?

This is a contest to see who can guess what custom Minifigure we are making that goes with this vignette.

There will be a total of 3 prizes:

1st correct guess: Wins this custom vignette and mystery minifigure

2nd correct guess: Wins the custom mystery minifigure that goes with this vignette

3rd correct guess: Wins one randomly pulled minifigure from the series 8 collection

Additional Info:

Please make your guess as a comment on the original Flickr page.

Contest starts on November 15th and will end December 15th (or sooner if we have 3 winners before then)

One guess per person per week please.

We will give hints to the identity/theme of the mystery figure at the end of each week until we have 3 winners.

This figure is custom and is not any previously released stock figure from any set or collector series. However the figure is made with Lego minifigure parts or accessories. Customization on this figure includes: custom color and laser engraving.

R2 and 3PO

R2 and 3PO Charity Characters by Legohaulic
My favorite character in the Star Wars universe is R2-D2 and I really wanted to purchase this creation, created by the talented Tyler (Legoholic), but alas. Someone beat me to it.

There is still 3 weeks left to check out the donations for Creations for Charity. Interested in buying or donating a creation? Visit Creations for Charity at their website, Bricklink Store and on Indiegogo

Sonic Screwdriver

Sonic Screwdriver by bruceywan
Sonic Screwdriver, a photo by bruceywan on Flickr.
For all you Doctor Who Fans Bruce Lowell has created a sonic screwdriver entirely out of lego. As the color is blue this is the 10th doctors sonic screwdriver.

Built for Iron Builder. Seed part is the Clear Hemisphere

Check out Bruce's other builds on Flickr or his website as he is a great source for inspiration and admiration

The Caped Cars-ader

The Caped Cars-ader by SPARKART!
The Caped Cars-ader, a photo by SPARKART! on Flickr.

An amazing use of Cars "parts" to create entertaining characters and poses

Wednesday, November 7, 2012