Element Experimentation: Island

A palm tree on a tropical island. A repeat of the bright green barb! 16770 – Barb / Claw / Horn – Large with Clip in Bright Green This is basically utilising the same technique as my previous barb tree, but reduced to two layers which makes a nice palm tree. Tropical island – bonus…

Element Experimentation: Grass

To play football you need some proper grass! You can’t play on regular plates, because the studs make the ball bounce all over the place, and tiles are so flat you might as well be indoors 😛 The solution? Brickbuilt grass made from the finest 64647 – Minifig, Plume Feather Triple Compact / Flame /…

Element Experimentation: Roof

Covering two pieces in one build here: 15070 – Plate, Modified 1 x 1 with Tooth Vertical in LBG 50950 – Slope, Curved 3 x 1 No Studs in DBG The roof technique is basically what I thought was interesting here. Then I figured that a stand-alone roof is not that exciting to look at,…

Element Experimentation: Snow-covered Spruce

Next in line for my elements experimentation is: 2417 – Plant Leaves 6 x 5 in White Another pretty straight forward piece. Snow covered trees? Yes, please! I feel this color works wonderfully with this technique 🙂 What I like most is the possibility to layer green leaves under the white ones, like a real…

Element Experimentation: Microscale Tree

Receiving bricks is always an interesting experience. Lately I have received quite a few new bricks, both from orders where I have chosen the pieces, but also a number of random pieces which, in many cases, I have no idea what to do with. And even for some of the ordered elements I’m still not…

Failed Game Concepts: Physics Engine Tetris

Introduced our older kids to the classic video game Tetris a while ago. One question that came up was ‘why doesn’t the blocks fall down when there is nothing under them?’ I explained that video games are not meant to be completely realistic, and if they were it would probably ruin the game completely. This…

Mispronounced Movie Characters: Darth Waiter

I quite often hear my kids mispronounce the names of minifigures they find in our collection. Darth Vader seems especially prone to this phenomenon with multiple alternative pronounciations to his name. One permutation is ‘Darth Waiter’ (with an american accent where the ‘t’ sounds like ‘d’) which I find quite funny, so I went ahead…