This final video from Discovery Brick Show 2019 lets you see some of the other fantastic models which were on display, where I didn’t have the opportunity to speak to the builders. I hope you enjoy the compliation. I’m sure you will agree that the stadard of MOCs on display was extremely high.
Archives for May 2019
This is another video which shows some fantastic LEGO MOCs which were on on display at Discovery Bricks in Newcastle upon Tyne a few weeks ago. These amazing historical builds are by Dan Harris, who works as part of the Brick To The Past group of AFOLs. They specialise in putting together scenes which depict actual historical events. Here Dan shows us three different projects he brought along.
This neat row of houses is called Arrow Terrace. It sits on the edge of the residential zone of Micropolis. Although each house is built to an identical design, the owners have projected their individual personailities onto the colour of their walls and the designs of their gardens. Each property neatly compliments its neighbours, and over time it has become a very sought-after address to call home.
This amazing Classic Space collection, including two monorail trains, was on display at the Discovery Brick Show 2019 in Newcastle recently. It all belongs to Brick Alley LUG members Steve and Matt. Of course, I was mesmerised and could have watched it all for hours!
I was recently asked if I could take up to 6 photographs of LEGO’s not-yet-released Architecture set Trafalgar Square (21045) in the real Trafalgar Square – for a social media campaign by LEGO. This wasn’t a paid assignment, but I did receive the model to build before its release date, which was rather nice.
I was on a bit of a tight schedule due to various work and travelling commitments at the time, (I don’t actually live in London but am working there at the moment). So after building the model at home, I carefully boxed it up and took it to work in my bag, and then visited Trafalgar Square on the way home that evening. The weather wasn’t playing ball, but it gave me the opportunity to scout out some locations, and at least get something in the bag. These were the best pictures I managed to take on my first visit:
While these weren’t my best work by any means, at least I had some insurance images to uphold my end of the bargain, and I had found what I thought would be the perfect location – just not the perfect weather, yet.
I decided to try again the next morning.
My luck was in! Apart from the inconvenience of having to get up to catch a train an hour and a half earlier than normal, it was a beautiful morning with bright blue sky and plenty of sun.
I headed to Trafalgar Square on my way to work this time, and set about getting the images I really wanted.
Much better than before! But I also managed to get what I thought would be the real “money shot”:
Having processed the images when I got home, I emailed them off to my contact at LEGO and now I wait patiently for the promo campaign to appear “sometime soon” on social media… I will let you know when I spot it!
Update: Here it is!
I seem to have been collecting a few 3×3 and 4×4 quarter round or rounded edged plates in various colours, so I thought it was about time to use them in a Micropolis build. They suggested balconies to me, so I put together this block of Art-Deco inspired Vacation Villas.