We have talked about LEGO fan Chris McVeigh’s fun and friendly LEGO creations (see links at the end of this post). Chris is also well known for sharing downloadable instructions and building kits for many of his models – all of which are available through his website. 🙂
In the spring of 2015, LEGO commissioned Chris to create content for a web project that unfortunately never came to light. There were seven projects in total, and a building guide was prepared for each. As the project wasn’t going to happen, in January 2018, LEGO granted Chris permission to publish these building guides at his own website. The seven projects include four LEGO Star Wars brick sketches and three LEGO Star Wars kinetic sculptures (see below).
Instructions for all three of the LEGO Star Wars kinetic sculptures are already available. Chris planned to overhaul the design of the original 2015 models and building guides before publishing them, however given his busy schedule, he eventually decided to just publish the guides as is, with only minor graphical updates. Please note that as the models are virtually unchanged from their original 2015 versions, some element IDs and design IDs in the building guide may be out of date compared to what LEGO is using now. Other than that, these are fantastic models both for display and for the learning experience of building kinetic sculptures. The three models include a walking LEGO Star Wars AT-ST on Planet Endor, a walking LEGO Star Wars AT-AT on the Planet Hoth, and a flying LEGO Star Wars Falcon over Jakku. You can download instructions for all three at ChrisMcVeigh.com.
Chris is well known for his brick sketches (see: LEGO Brick Sketches by Chris McVeigh). For this special project, four LEGO Star Wars brick sketches were created, including a First Order Stormtrooper, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 (see above). The building guides for these four models are being updated by Chris to bring them in line with his current standards. Thus, right now only the First Order Stormtrooper is available. The others will be posted in the upcoming months, so keep an eye on updates at Chris’ website.
And while at his website, also check out Chris’ other delightful models with downloadable instructions (free), as well as the various building kits that includes both the needed LEGO pieces and instructions (reasonable cost). You will likely find something interesting to build.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Star Wars projects? Are you planning to build any of them? Have you build some of the other models by Chris? Feel free to share your thoughts and reviews in the comment section below! 😉
And you might also like to check out the following related posts:
- LEGO Brick Sketches by Chris McVeigh
- LEGO Projects & Instructions by Chris McVeigh
- How to Build Christmas LEGO Ornaments (by Chris McVeigh)
- Build a Mini LEGO Benny’s Spaceship! (by Chris McVeigh)
- The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Review (by Chris McVeigh)
Cool! I didn’t know he also made kinetic sculptures! I thought that was only Jason. Thanks! I will check these out.
The two of them (Jason and Chris) are regularly inspired by each other’s models. 🙂
These seem to be smaller and less complex than JKbrickworks, will probably give it a try.
Yes, they are a good introduction to kinetic sculptures. Have fun with them! 🙂
I like the brick sketches! Already built some of them! You build them like mosaics. Very easy, but they look awesome!!!
Yes, they are easy to build and make nice wall decorations. 😀
NIce models! I remember he also fixed WALL-E’s neck problem and offered free instructions even before lego did.
Being a single individual requires less bureaucracy and paperwork…
What about the cranks? These do actually walk?
Yes, that’s what the crank is for; to make them walk or fly. 😉