The classic banker’s lamp is an iconic piece to add some class to any desktop. I think it nicely complements my antique globe. I have a hole on the back of the lamp shade which allows in a string of LEDs.
This was a fun idea I’ve had for a while, but only got around to building it a few weeks ago. I’ve had it hanging from my rear-view mirror and every time I see it, I keep wondering who hung an air freshener in my truck. Oops…
This is the third of three sculptures commissioned by the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens in Rockford, IL for their Bricktober event. I did a live build of the butterfly Oct 26-27 at the Conservatory.
Like the butterfly and toucan, this has an internal steel frame. It bolts into the base of the stem, and can be mounted from there. The flower is about 31″ in diameter.
My favorite part of this build was detailing the pistil of the hibiscus.
This is the second of three sculptures commissioned by the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens in Rockford, IL for their Bricktober event. I did a live build of the butterfly Oct 26-27 at the Conservatory.
Like the butterfly, this has an internal steel frame. It bolts into the bottom frame on which the feet rest. The bird is about 31″ from bill to tail.
I really enjoyed working on the legs and feet. Toco toucans have iridescent legs, and I think the mixture of dark grey and sand blue gets the effect across. I don’t get to use sand blue enough, and luckily I was able to build this with the limited palette available.
This sculpture was one of three commissioned by the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens in Rockford, IL for their Bricktober event. I did a live build of the butterfly Oct 26-27 at the Conservatory.
The butterfly body houses the main steel frame which six steel rods fit through to support the wings. The frame is also threaded for a stand or feet. The wingspan is about 38″.
The proboscis is made from a monkey tail which only appeared in the set 4094 Motor Movers.
I’ll be at the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens this weekend for a live build event. I’ll be building a LEGO butterfly from 10:00am-3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
I also built two more sculptures for the Conservatory, which are already on site but will be making their debut here in the next few days.
The Conservatory is located at 1354 N. 2nd St. Rockford, IL 61107. Visit their website for more info and for tickets!
Beck (also known as Mighty No. 9) is the main character from the upcoming videogame Mighty No. 9. He’s a spiritual successor to Mega Man, so of course I’m all over this! It’s in the final week of an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign which, now that it’s fully funded, should arrive in 2015. Be sure to donate (the campaign ends October 1st) so we can reach the next stretch goals and make the game better and better!
This is a commissioned kit I made for the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens. It will be sold at the NCG gift shop during the month of October, during which I’ll also be doing a live build event (Oct 26-27)!
Lowell Sphere kits are available HERE for $25 (free shipping within the US). Each kit contains:
• 74 pieces to make a complete sphere in a specified color
• (66 pieces in the sphere’s color and 8 structural pieces)
• Full color instructions with parts list
• Sealed box
Check out my interview for Rebrick’s Curator Spotlight at the ReBrick Blog. I’m working as one of ReBrick‘s curators for the second half of this year so be sure to check it out for some cool bookmarks of LEGO MOCs from around the web!