Chris McVeigh has long been one of my favorite builders. His models of everyday objects writ small in LEGO bricks are cute and inspiring, using some very clever building techniques, and every year he posts Christmas/holiday themed models on his website, along with building instructions … and now he has a book! The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is a collection of 15 of his best models with instructions for each one.
For the 4th day of the LEGO Advent Calendars, we get another musical firefighter, this time blowing a horn, for City; a weird little bush with a burning candle for Friends; and a mean looking guy with a gun for Star Wars. The Christmas Build Up set model for today is a cute monkey, and I built a jet fighter with the leftover parts.
For the third day of the 2016 Advent Calendars, we get a little mailbox (Friends), a microphone on a stand with an amp (City), and a TIE Fighter (Star Wars). The Building Up to Christmas set gives us a little gift and I used leftover parts to design a puppy.
On the second day of the 2016 LEGO Advent Calendars we get two minifigs (City and Star Wars) and some ice skates (Friends). The Christmas Build Up set gives us a reindeer, and I used the leftover parts to build a little snowman MOC.
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Another year, another set of LEGO Advent Calendars. Once more this year we have three: 60133 City Advent Calendar, 41131 Friends Advent Calendar, and 75146 Star Wars Advent Calendar. But new this year there is another option, a 24-in-1 set 40222 Christmas Build Up.
In honor of their historic World Series win, breaking a 108-year long streak, I decided to try my hands at the Chicago Cubs team logo.
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On November 8, 2016, Americans face a very important decision – Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for President.
365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks is the most original and useful LEGO book for kids that I’ve seen yet. Unlike most of the DK LEGO books it is useful and interesting for all ages. In fact I would say this book is perfect for an adult who is somewhat unfamiliar with LEGO but would like to get started with building their own original creations, such as a parent or spouse/partner of a LEGO hobbyist.
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I’m afraid I haven’t built much in a while – this is my latest major model, and it is over a year old! But I never posted about it here until now. It’s a teddy bear.
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In light of the recent spate of police shooting African-Americans in the USA, I designed this LEGO sign declaring my solidarity with the victims and their loved ones.
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