Friday, 31 August 2007


This is a very interesting site if you were thinking of making a costume.

Found it.

The images are from Brickshelf - but I found them through this site

In the second picture you can see a detail of the arm and side of the body. I'm thinking this is a brilliant (and cheaper solution to the problem of having 2 x 2 x 3 slopes). Clever! (like me for finding it so quickly).

Big Space...

Also from pdonis's gallery.

Its BIG Gizmo...

From pdonis's gallery

Another Skeleton in our Cupboard...

From Anthonylau's Gallery.

Copenhagen Motorshow.

From Byggepladen's gallery.

Thursday, 30 August 2007

How to ... Scale

I found this on TLC's own website. It explains what 'building to scale' means. It mostly talks about everyday objects, but the same principles can be applied to scaling-up LEGO bricks.

Human sized Minifig!

I saw this and thought it was worthy of a post ... It's a Minifig fancy dress costume! I don't usually like fancy dress parties, but this could change my mind :)

If you have any suggestions or things you would like to see added to this blog please let us know. There must be lots of stuff out there we are missing!

Saturday, 25 August 2007

Nice Wheels...

This one's wheely good...
From Supersteen's gallery.
Supersteen has also created some other x10 models.


From dvirus's gallery.


From Legomaster's gallery

Harry Potter, Hagrid and Robocop.

I was looking in your gallery Gizmo and I found these. I love the Hagrid - not too keen on the Harry. Were these the competition prize ones?

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

More 928 info

I found this on Brickshelf in seb928's gallery. It gives more information about the scaled up 928 that has been featured before on this blog here.

Monday, 20 August 2007

Went To Milton Keynes Today.

Big Bricks By Martin Long.
These bricks are 6 x larger than normal.

A Very Good Place to Start.

ogretzky99's display figures and gallery.

Gizmo - his gallery have both kinds of moulding - see what I mean? The fist picture shows one moulding - the other shows the other... check out the arms.

3723 Official LEGO 'Maxifig' Set

I decided to make this set recently after recent comments and other highlighted custom Maxifigs that people had made.
I never bought the set at the time because it was pretty expensive and I waited to long for it to be on sale! I built the set from the instructions available at Peeron and by pieces I already had. I had to compromise on some pieces as I did not always have the correct parts, but the finished model is the same. There is a lot of 'L' shaped bricks and plates in the set and they are not always easy to get hold of. I also used a lot of my green plate for the hat!

I do have some LEGO logo stickers from the Promo Truck set that I thought of using, but I personally think it looks better without them (like most sets).

I have to agree with Richard that there is something wrong with the proportions, especially with the limbs. It's also a strange choice of colour, but I think it looks pretty nice as a display piece rather than a true scaled-up Minifig.

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Paper Stormtroopers

These look like lots of fine (but very complicated).
Please use the link from their site if you are thinking about constucting this. Thank you.


Enlarged version of 4956
From whung's Gallery.

Saturday, 18 August 2007


From ytshih's Gallery.

I wish we could buy this sort of thing. LEGO should get onto it.


From fionawilkie118's Gallery


Skeleton in a display in a shop in Chicargo.

From hossbach's gallery.
and Jona's gallery

Post Office



Friday, 17 August 2007

Just For Fun.

I don't know why, but I had the urge to build something scaled up to Deskpal size '4x'. I had a go at a section of The Week-end House 6370. Unfortunately my camera flash is a bit bright and you can't see the detail on the door. I don't really intend to keep this model, but it might be cool to finish it - or build something smaller like the blue Post Office 6689 - or CAFE CORNER 10182 - Droooooool (The door is the same design after all).

More 'Maxifig' Scale Figures

Here are some more 'Maxifig' scaled Minifigs from the same gallery as the last post.

In case you don't know, 'Maxifig' generally describes models made to the same scale and form as the official LEGO set 3723.

Knight on Horseback

Here is an excellent 'Maxifig' scale (approximately 12:1) Knight on horseback. I found it in ogretzky99 's Brickshelf folder. It was displayed at the Frenchen show earlier this year.

OK to Include?

OK, so this is not really a scaled-up minifigure. It is more like the proportions of a Jack Stone figure as it has longer limbs. A lot of the park models tend to be done to this scale.

The question is, are these models 'allowed' on this blog? If this is something you would like to see thats fine, please let us know. Likewise, if you feel this is out of place here we won't include ones like this in the future.

Can anyone suggest an appropriate name for this type of display model?

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Some evidence...

Is this a picture of what happens to all the old faded models?

From thorsten-ac's gallery.

New Aquisition!

Look what turned up at 7:30am this morning! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it... I havn't had time to clean it up or anything yet, but apart from a few small missing pieces it all works fine.

It comes from (or was at least made at the same time as) the display in Hamley's, London in the Summer of 1989. You can see an article in the 'Bricks 'n' Pieces' magazine that Richard highlighted earlier here:

Like other display models the limbs are held on with wing-nut fixings which can be tightened and loosened to allow different poses. The pistol is removable and is Red because Brown bricks were not used a lot at the time.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007


From bccook's Gallery


Could this be the x30 model from

Sorry for the size of the picture - it was a tiny picture in Bricks 'n' Pieces. I'll search for it again to get info on where the figure was displayed.

Giant Light-up Female Minifig!

This is one of the figures that was used as a LEGO light display in Blackpool, England in 1991.
You can see an article about the whole display in our earlier post on this blog.
It is hard to tell from this photo, but the figure is actually about 6 foot tall!
It has a lot of bulbs in it that really make it well lit as it was displayed outside.
We would love to here from anyone who actually saw this display or even anyone who has photos of it, that would be fantastic!

From Enfield Too...

This is from the same gallery - but I thought I'd put this own on its own for Gizmo.
Flash's Gallery