Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Jango Fett

maskatron's Jango Fett and Friends.

From the Archive 6

From Bricks 'n' Pieces - Summer 1991. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
These scaled up LEGO Models were constructed for the Blackpool Illuminations for that year.

Friday, 20 July 2007

Brickshelf lives!!

It looks like Brickshelf will be surving and will offer $5 a month 'premium' accounts to pay for itself. It will be interesting to see what extra benefits this gives.

They say the free accounts will still exist, which is very good news indeed, as it will mean all the prevoius posts in this blog should still work.

Many thanks to everyone involved in this decision, it's great news!

See here for the full story

Thursday, 19 July 2007

An apology ...

Sorry there have been no updates to this blog for a while. You probably already know, but Brickshelf (which houses the majority of online Lego pictures) is closing at the end of July, so I am busy downloading all the pictures realting to scaled-up Lego I can find.

I will then use these to fix the dead links on this blog after that date (there are a lot of links from this blog to Brickshelf) so that this blog can continue.

Thanks to everyone who has commented and contibuted in the short life this blog has had so far, but hopefully it will continue for a long time yet!

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Friday, 6 July 2007

Big Bricks

Yellow's Big Bricks.

From The Archive 5

Another page from Bricks 'n' Pieces. Here are some scaled up Pirate Minfigs.

Pirate Minifig

PepaQuin's x10 Scale Pirate.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

886 Space Buggy in 12x Scale

Derek Raycraft has some excellent scaled-up creations over at MOCpages.

Richard has already highlighted the 1620 Astro Dart set, but here is another of his 12x scale creations.

He has also made a classic space minifig in Red.

I would love to know how the gearing in the legs work as I am currently trying to sort something out like that for my 10 scale fireman, so if you are reading this Derek, please let me know!
Excellent work!

Space Man...

Derek's Super Space Model.

Large Minifigs

Jadblz's Large Minfigs.

Sean Kenny Mega LEGO

Sean Kenny's Mega LEGO.
See also LINK.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Desk Pals

I think I have all of these. I customised the first Desk Pal by adding the overall. I have the real version of this Pal still sealed in his box.

The minifig with Green Overalls at the front is an actual sized minifig to give you the scale.

From the Archive 4

Another page from Bricks 'N' Pieces Magazine.

Archie's Long Lost Cousin?

Could this be Archie's long lost cousin?

He is another Eric Harshbarger creation and is slightly smaler than Archie at 16x scale.

More here

x3 Scale 924 Classic Spaceship

Eric Harshbarger created an excellent x3 scale version of the classic 924 spaceship.

He used 2x2 round plated with tiles on top for studs, which works well at this scale. You can see it with the original sized model and a microscale one he created in this picture.

For more information on how he created it and more photos, check out this page on his website

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Hamleys London.

This Exo-Force Mec has been built to the scale 9:1 and stood in Hamleys in London. The minifig inspired me to build my figures to this same scale.


Here is a version of the Santa Minifig that I make this Christmas. He is made to the scale 10:1.
See more of this figure here.

From the Archive 3

This display was part of the LEGO World Show 1984. I used to travel to Milton Keynes to see these exhibitions each year (long before they had a LEGO Shop).

These figures are smaller than 'Archie', but like him, the model makers had to use red bricks instead of brown as it was not available in large quantities at the time.

Monday, 2 July 2007

Archie and Friends

Here's Archie and his friends standing in my living room. In the front row are actual minfigs just to give you an idea of the scale.

From The Archive 2

Here is another page from an issue of Bricks 'N' Pieces Magazine. If you click on the picture it will enlarge.

The issue came out in the Autumn of 1986. I was 11 years old at the time and wished that I had enough bricks to build something so big.

Last year I was lucky enough to bid on EBAY enough money to buy the actual figure from this page. He's called Archie and he stands in my living room. Before he came to me he stood in a child's bedroom for about seven years. He appeared in Bricks 'N' Pieces twice and was used to promote LEGO in Boots Stores (of all places).

There is a quote in the article that says 'How about trying to scale up something like it - not as big of course!' I love that line because now I can...

Sunday, 1 July 2007

LEGO Builder's Guide Book

If you want to start building to scale, but are unsure where to start you could do worse than to pick up a copy of the 'Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide' by Allan Bedford (No Starch Press)

It has an entire chapter related to the building of larger scale bricks including the topics; 'How It's Done', 'What Scales Work and Why' and 'Approximation'. It has step-by-step examples of how to build a few simple bricks and covers 4:1 to 12:1 scales.

You can buy it online at Amazon;

or I noticed it is now available to purchase in the Legoland Parks themselves.

The rest of the book is excellent too and I learnt a lot of good techniques. I also has a wonderful 'Brickopedia' about what parts are avilable and when they were introduced.

Fabulous Collection.

ogretzky99's Collection of large minfigs and bricks.
See more here LINK.