The LNUR LEGO Train layout was looking very impressive at the Shildon Brick Show this year. Thanks to builders Isaac, Jamie, Pete and Richard for letting my camera get a passenger’s eye view of the goings on around the track. They have made some awesome engines, rolling stock, freight wagons and scenery. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Archives for November 2019
I normally exhibit my Great Ball Contraption models with my LUG, the London AFOLs. But recently I was invited by friends in the Brick Alley LUG to take my models to their Shildon Brick Show in the North East. The line kicked off with a series of my GBC builds, which then fed into some really nicely themed models from the Brick Alley members, many of whom were first-time GBC builders. There were some familiar designs on show, but also a few which were original concepts, so it’s great to see how much they achieved for their first GBC lineup at a show.
I love the colour combination of trans light blue with white, and have been using it quite a lot in my recent Micropolis builds. This model was inspired by finding a dozen or so white 3×3 plates in my parts collection, and fiddling about with lots of trans light blue 1×1 bricks to form these stackable squares. This exlusive development is known as Aqua Place and it is situated not far from Micropolis Bay with easy access to all the leisure facilities there.
These three Habitats are a little bit different from the previous, in that they are not for collectible Minifigures, but are dedicated to the Sigfigs of YouTube friends I have made. They are Dutchman Zabadak, the enigmatic Norwegian time-traveller Legolamaniac with his faithful feline Vega, and Brit Bob, the Fabuland fancying alter ego of Robin Hull.
Well here you are – I present the video that none of you have been asking for – showing the full circuit of all twelve of my Great Ball Contraption modules, feeding each other in a perpetual cacophony of noise and spilled balls. I can’t link to each video for an individual module, but you can see them all in my GBC Playlist, or search for the specific module name on my YouTube channel, which will appear as we go round the loop.
This is my Rainbow See-Saw GBC module. It is based on a design by Lasse Deleuran at BrickHub.org. His version is called the Modular Tipper, you can find the building instructions linked here.