Tag: People

  • 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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  • Unicorn Riders

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    My kids have been super busy with some impressive builds lately – I just haven’t had the time to photograph and upload them yet, so more will be coming soon!

    In the meantime, here are some neat little unicorns they designed and built recently:

    The next build is going to be much grander in scale…

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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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  • An Underwater Scene

    My son designed and built this underwater scene – complete with a diver, green coral, treasure chest, baby blue whale, and Nemo-esque fish. We strangely don’t have all that many minifigures, so it’s cool to see one of them being put to use.

    As the close-up photos show, some of our LEGO pieces are really old! Most of this LEGO is from my own childhood, so it’s no surprise that there’s some dirt and cracks in them.

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  • A Cozy Bedroom

    Sometimes you need to build from what you know and something as simple as your bedroom can provide great inspiration. I really love this build that my daughter designed herself and I’m so impressed with how well it came together:

    I really just love everything about this – the girl sitting on the bed is great, the little dogs are very sweet, the functional drawer in the bedside table is neat, and the bookcase makes me happy. Just a wonderful build all around.

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  • A Few Micro Builds

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    These are a few small builds inspired by suggestions from the truly magical app, Brickit. If you haven’t tried Brickit, then you really should give it a go. These builds aren’t exactly what the app suggested as it wasn’t 100% accurate with the bricks it scanned, so these are modified versions:

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  • Animals and People

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    A general collection of animals and people that the kids designed on their own, with a few other things mixed in.

    The kiwi fruit slices at the bottom were inspired by one of Jono and Dan’s builds in the first season of LEGO Masters NZ. There are also a couple of snails in there, an angler fish, and Gandalf riding up to Bilbo’s hobbit hole (unfortunately I don’t have a better photo of that one).

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  • Wizards!

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    Wizards – one summoning a magical fire while the other hangs out with a puppy friend. Both sporting majestic beards, naturally.

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