Category: My Models

East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2019

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Last Sunday, as we do every year, BayLUG had a display at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in Oakland, CA. Several of us brought Micropolis modules and we had a pretty extensive city set up, plus a variety of other models. See the photos below for more details – click on any photo to go to the Flickr photo album.

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Follow me on Social Media / Micropolis Houses

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I’ve recently been trying to up my social media game, and want to post an update and reminder. I’ve started being a bit more active on Instagram and Twitter, and I’ve been posting on my Facebook page for a while now, but if you’re not following those then now’s a good time to start.

Instagram: @billwardsbrickpile
Twitter: @bwbrickpile
Facebook Page: Bill Ward’s Brickpile

And here’s my latest model, a pair of Micropolis houses, which I also just posted to Instagram. Micropolis Twin Houses

Thanks to Little Brick Root’s Four Months of Houses project for the inspiration. For more information or to build your own Micropolis, check out the Micropolis standard from TwinLUG, and info about the arches for wiring that BayLUG members use in our Micropolis modules.

January 23, 2003: Maneki Neko

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This is a repost of an entry I had originally posted on an old website in January 2003, before I started this blog.

This LEGO sculpture of a Maneki Neko (Japanese good-luck cat) was one of my earliest models, after building the Pokémon out of basic bricks alone, I allowed myself the luxury of plates as well, in order to approximate the script on the coin. The cat itself is just basic bricks though, except for the arm detachment mechanism.
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