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Power Functions wagon for small LEGO trains

Two of my favorite LEGO trains are the #10254 LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train from last year, and the train from the #79111 LEGO The Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase set from 2013. They are very similar old-style steam engines, each with a coal car, a flatbed wagon, and a closed-in wagon. I like them […] Read more

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More LEGO Beyond the Instructions projects!

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You might remember that back in March we talked about a new series on LEGO’s YouTube channel titled Beyond the Instructions. In the series, Erik Beck from Indie Machines takes a wide variety of official LEGO sets and transforms them into something even more awesome – usually by motorizing them and making them fly, launch, […] Read more

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LEGO building technique: LEGO brick walls

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LEGO fan Simon NH is known for some stunning LEGO creations, like the Island of Catan diorama pictured below. As you see, Simon is a master of blending colors and using some very advanced building techniques to achieve a lifelike result. Simon also shares many of his techniques, so you can experiment with them on […] Read more

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More lettering with LEGO using curved tiles

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Not that long ago, we talked about lettering with LEGO, taking advantage of the new tile shapes LEGO recently added to their parts-selection (see: Lettering with LEGO Using New Tile Shapes). I can’t over emphasize how exciting these new tiles are, and how much easier they make “writing” with LEGO. In the last article, we […] Read more

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Tree trials and other LEGO building tutorials

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(Written by Geneva – gid617) One huge aspect of the LEGO hobby is building your own creations. And when it comes to building, there are as many styles, techniques, tips, and tricks as there are LEGO builders! :) About six years ago, I built, photographed, and shared online my first MOC (My-Own-Creation), and since then […] Read more

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Build LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy figures

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If you are a Marvel comics fan, you are probably aware that the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 film was released in theatres just about a week ago. The movie has been highly praised by critics for its humor, soundtrack and cast, and a third film is already in the works. We have talked […] Read more

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Brick Breakdown: LEGO POTC Silent Mary

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(Written by William) In this Brick Breakdown series, I review official LEGO sets from the perspective of finding interesting building techniques that we can learn from. Today we will be examining the recently released #71042 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Silent Mary. But before we begin, let me give you some overall impressions I had […] Read more

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Brick Breakdown: LEGO BrickHeadz Series 1

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(Written by William) I should start out by saying that this Brick Breakdown segment is going to be a bit different from previous ones. As the LEGO BrickHeadz series uses very similar building techniques in all of the sets, I thought it made more sense to write about the entire series, instead of each separate […] Read more

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Fun with the new LEGO hexagonal plate

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One of my favorite LEGO blogs is New Elementary. It is run by Tim Johnson (a.k.a. caperberry) from the UK. Tim’s focus is on taking a look at new LEGO elements (thus the blog’s name) released by the LEGO Group, and analyze their shapes, colors, angles, connection-points, interaction and compatibility with other pieces, etc. Tim’s […] Read more

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The Monster Series by The Brick Show

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One of my favorite LEGO builders is Tyler Clites (a.k.a. Legohaulic). Tyler is particularly well known for his very expressive brick-built LEGO characters and beautiful spaceships (see his flickr gallery). Recently, Tyler teamed up with The Brick Show to produce a video-series making funny little brick-built characters. They are somewhat similar to the now discontinued LEGO Mixels […] Read more

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