Travis Tree

Tried out building in single colour today, with a tree made mostly out of travis bricks. This is a pretty tiny build, but I can imagine working in a single colour becomes very different when building on a larger scale.

Element Experimentation: Cattle Horn Grass

Yet another grass technique. Have used this technique before, but wanted to try to make it even more dense, and this is the result. Again, quite an expensive technique as green cattle horns aren’t the cheapest. I also wanted to see if this could be made to look like short grass, but even with a…

Leafy Bush Tutorial

A short tutorial on a type of leafy bush that I use quite often when building landscapes. It’s quite simple and cheap, but looks quite nice and have an organic curve to it ๐Ÿ™‚ It can also be built to different heights for variation, and the top can be either rounded or pointed, depending on…

Element Experimentation: Carrot Top Grass

Another grass technique. This time made from Bright Green carrot tops. It has pretty good coverage, and it’s pretty cheap if built with flick missiles which cost next to nothing. Carrot tops are also not as expensive as many other grass parts. The look leaves some to be desired though, as I feel it has…

Palm Tree Tutorial

A short tutorial showing how palm trees can be built. This is by no means my design, or anything new for that matter. But I had to make a tutorial for it for a tree building workshop I held recently, so I figured I might as well post it ๐Ÿ™‚ The design is rather commonplace…

Cattle Horn Grass

Taking apart your old builds can be quite interesting, in the way that you rediscover some old techniques you’ve been using. Having covered a few grass techniques recently I thought this one could be interesting to share. It was my attempt at using cattle horns to create some long grass. I originally had planned to…

Soccer Grass Tutorial

This is a tutorial covering the another of my grass techniques from my Element Experimentation series. This grass is shorter than the wavy grass and looks more like what you’d typically find on a soccer field, although it’s still quite hard to balance minifigures on it ๐Ÿ™‚ The technique is based on two elements: 32828…

Element Experimentation: Cherry Blossom

A microscale cherry blossom. The street outside our house is lined with these, so every Spring we get to enjoy an overdose of beautiful white flowers ๐Ÿ™‚ A rather simple build as Autumn break is upon us, and lego time is limited ๐Ÿ˜‰ From what I’ve seen 3742c01 – Plant Flower Small, 4 on Sprue…

Chocolate Box Cottage

So from what I understand (and you may correct me, especially if you are British ๐Ÿ™‚ ) the term ‘Chocolate Box Cottage’ refers to a picturesque, sentimentally appealing countryside cottage. I first heard the term while me and my wife were watching the awesome BBC TV-show ‘Escape to the Country’ – a show where prospective…

Element Experimentation: Winter Landscape

As the fireworks of autumn fizzles out the majestic serenity of the winter wonderland promptly replaces it. But actually, there’s about two months’ worth of cold, grey and dreary darkness in between, but let’s skip that this year ๐Ÿ™‚ Just like my autumn build this is all about the trees, made from 13564 – Cattle…