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Miro Dudas shares his LEGO Princess Leia instructions

Miro Dudas is a talented LEGO builder who generously shared instructions to build his pose-able Princess Leia character.

Build your own Leia & R2-D2

If you click on his image above, it will take you to the original Flickr image where Miro shared the instructions. R2D2 is also available for a very small fee if you want to complete the duo and let the hugs commence!

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Creating A Monster 12 March 16

The Arvo Brothers Alien Project – complete

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My finished model of Arvo Brothers Alien Project, their latest instruction book. At 51cm tall, this is not going to be a desktop buddy. Looks awesome and some very nice shaping techniques and SNOT used by the Arvo Brothers.

Sorry the tail is slightly bent, my bad and nothing to do with the design…I think I just bent it lifting her off the shelf as my cat was very, very interested in her and seemed intent on tripping me up!

The book is available from their website www.arvobrothers.com/

You can see my review on TBB here: www.brothers-brick.com/2016/01/12/alien-project-by-the-ar…


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Mr Bean and his MINI with Building Instructions 17 Feb 16

I’ve been waiting to get the mop head since CMF series 15 came out just to give it to Mr Bean.

Teddy – check

Mr Bean – check

Lime mini – check

MOP HEAD – yay check.

I love Mr Bean and this is probably my favourite scene 🙂

Mr Bean & his Mini

Instructions for the Mini are here:

Mr Bean's Mini Instructions

Mr Bean is a custom minifigure by minifigures.com

www.minifigures.com/mr-bean.html

NB. it was built for looks rather than play as the round 1×1 presses on the wheel if you push it in too far. oops


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I have a dream… 04 Feb 16

I have a dream

23rd August 1963.

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, Martin Luther King Jr calls for an end to racisim in the defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.

The view behind shows 250,000 civil rights supporters with the Washington Memorial in the distance.

Original image images.rapgenius.com/8633974824618ef8adcd402394048e4c.100…

Martin Luther King Jr is a new custom minifigure by minifigures.com www.minifigures.com/martin-luther.html

Hair is part 21778 and is exclusive to Finn at the moment I think.

 


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Arvo Brothers – Alien Project Review. 20 Jan 16

Alien Project by The Arvo Brothers

The Arvo Brothers (Ramon & Amador Alfaro Marcilla) have recently released their second book called Alien Project. It costs €26 + shipping and can be purchased via the Arvo Brothers website. The main bulk of the book contains detailed instructions for building their fantastic Alien figure and its base. There are also chapters explaining the inspiration behind the project and a rare insight into the development of a model of this calibre. Below is my review of the book.

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See the full review on The Brother Brick:

http://www.brothers-brick.com/2016/01/12/alien-project-by-the-arvo-brothers-review/#more-64871


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Nightmare Before Christmas Custom Set 19 Nov 15

I built this custom set for someone to display their Jack Skellington minifigure.  It’s the classic scene when Jack stands on the hilltop and overlooks the pumpkin patch.

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Just needs the Jack Skellington minifigure in position now:

http://www.minifigures.com/pumpkin-king.html

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Greebled Union Jack

I was asked to build a gift for my Lego User Group (LUG), The Brickish Association, to present to the CEE Team during a visit to Billund. The Union Jack is the British flag and I thought I could use a technique called ‘greebling’ to add some very ‘British’ detail. Greebling is a technique used give texture and complexity to a build through the use of intricate, detailed parts – it is fun but can be fiddly at times.

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The umbrella was a central point as we are naturally obsessed with the weather and is a common conversational subject if you are lost for words. I wanted to highlight some very British inventions such as the vacuum cleaner and the telephone but also give some nods to our culture, the Tardis of Dr Who fame, the picnic, Robin Hood and his quiver full of arrows, a guitar representing our musical heritage and lots of cups of tea.
The flag even has a mapping effect for the UK. London in the South East of the flag has a red bus and a London Eye whilst Cornwall over in the South West has beaches famous for their surfing and life guard requirements. The north has a more industrial feel in the blue area with a bike placed over Yorkshire where the Tour De France held their Grand Depart in 2014.
If you can see the croissant, that’s where you head to take the Channel Tunnel over to France…
Take a closer look and see just how many different parts you can spot…