Tag: Characters

  • Guitar Guy’s House

    After my son built an evil ninja’s lair from his minifigure pick, my daughter took up the challenge to build a house for the character that she selected and dubbed “Guitar Guy”:

    Yes, I know he’s holding a lute, but the name “Guitar Guy” stuck.

    Since Guitar Guy’s defining feature is his guitar, the house my daughter built was themed along those lines. She built a multi-storey abode designed to look like a guitar – body, neck, and all.

    I really love how this turned out!

    Here’s a closer look at the house from the bottom up to the top:

    Just a great build all around – I’m really proud of her work on this one.

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  • An Evil Ninja’s Lair

    We had some fun recently, with both kids picking a mini figure out of a hat and then building an appropriate home for it. Here is my son’s work after selecting this Ninjago figure:

    My son decided this was an evil ninja (although I think Ninjago canon says this is actually a good guy named Cole) and that he needed a lair suitable for his needs. Here is an overall look at it before we dive into some of the neat features:

    There’s a lot going on in this build, so here’s a breakdown:

    And finally, the build has some moving parts, so here are a couple of GIFs illustrating how they work.

    Firstly, the entrance booms:

    And then the feature that all evil lairs need – a roof-mounted “mega weapon”:

    This was a really fun build and using the mini figure pick as a way of generating a build idea was great. It was inspired by watching LEGO Masters, and I’m stoked with the creativity that it inspired. My daughter built something even bigger, which took her a long time to complete, so that’s coming soon!

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  • Some More Micro Builds

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    Some more small builds once again inspired by suggestions from Brickit – some fun little ones that I think came together quite well.

    My daughter is currently hard at work on a pretty cool project of her own design, and we received our first build request – very exciting for the kids! Those will be published soon, but if you want to suggest some builds in the meantime, then please do so from this form.

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