Thursday, January 31, 2013

New video tutorial! How to build a lego traffic light!

Today we have our first video tutorial for the brick worm!!!

I encourage you all to check it out if you would like.

you can also go to the 'video tutorials' page to see more as well!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lego 4x4 you design it- we create it contest winner!!!

Well the title says it all. Lego is going to make a product based on this model!!!
Now wouldn't that be cool. 
This model is the winner of a big lego contest held to find a new design for the 4x4 lego set. 
This model by mm88 has won. 
(this model is in no way connected to the Topography guild.) 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Inspiration: Talk to the hand

After an interesting research on large lego models I was inspired to build a large lego hand. Later to build a small Lego logo plaque, i found it fit nicely being wired to the fingers of the hand. Here are my results:

This will probably soon become the main image for the Brick Worm, but until I find a neat place for it to land, i am publishing it as inspiration for all of you.

how to dust a Lego model.

I have found it aggravating to pick up a Lego model and pick up a gallon of dust with it. I like to try to keep my models refreshed, up to date, and dusted regularly.
Here is straight forward how to do it…

you will need: 
an old toothbrush (unless you want to use a new one)
a small tupperware container full of slightly soapy water
(too much soap will actually be messy and may get hard to remove from the legos)
a towel for drying the lego elements
a drop-cloth or towel for the table
the model in question 

To begin: you want to hit the major spots first. start, maybe, from one corner and then work your 
way to the others.

1st, wet the toothbrush with the soapy water

start scrubbing in circles to pick up the dust and then brush everything in one direction to sweep it off the model or lego elements. This pattern helps to make sure that a necessary amount of dust and dirt is removed.
Not every dust particle will come off, but it will come off enough to leave your model nice and shiny. 

When you have finished scrubbing the parts, use a nice clean rag to wipe away excess water,
note: some towels may leave their own dust behind, so make sure you use a clean rag. 

Only do this in small bits. hit a small area and clean it, dry it, then wet swish the brush in the water a bit to refresh it, then hit another spot. 

You may have to disassemble your model a bit to dust individual pieces so I recommend having the model's instruction manual nearby, if there is one. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

mind blowing awesome lego techniques!

When I found the window technique for the hobbit hole it blew me away! What an interesting design. Well, i've also been looking at how the wings on the new star wars ship for darth malgus were built. The system is cool and very simple. And now I am publishing my findings here.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.