I recently ran across a sweet series by LEGO fan Tom Gerardin. If you’re from the UK, you might remember that Tom was one of the contestants in the 2018 season of LEGO Masters. Tom’s brick-built characters are particularly expressive, capturing both movement and emotion in an effective and attractive way.
Tom calls his new series “Best Friends”, featuring Billy and Charlie, two cute brick-built kids who play together, go to school together, like the same girl, get their hearts broken by the same girl, and many other adventures that are yet to come. Here, I have included the vignettes Tom shared so far, and if you would like to see future updates, you can follow Tom on Instagram.
Making brick-built figures look human-like and relatable is not easy, so when you finally find some great builds like Tom’s it’s worth studying the techniques as well as the piece selection.
What do you think? How do you like these two adorable buddies? Do you ever experiment with brick-built figures, or prefer to stay with minifigs? Are there any other brick-built figures that you really like? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!