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Which AFOL Builders do you Admire or Aspire After?

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Which AFOL community builders' work do you like or inspire you for your own projects/creations?

For me, there are many, but my two top favorites are JonHall18 and Vince Toulouse on Flickr. I think they both are the best builders in the Dieselpunk and Sky-fi genres (both favorites of mine), and Vincent's artistry with Lego parts make unique and fantastic art deco-esq vehicular craft.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/vince_toulouse/

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/25163007@N07

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I think JKbrickworks' Jason Allemann is a genius, but his work doesn't inspire me so much as fascinate me. I have a completely different style and could never make such amazingly functional stuff as his. 

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Daniel Siskind and his fantastic Castle MOCs, including 3739 Blacksmith Shop and this. I actually met him last year, he's a great guy.

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22 hours ago, Actor Builder said:

I think JKbrickworks' Jason Allemann is a genius, but his work doesn't inspire me so much as fascinate me. I have a completely different style and could never make such amazingly functional stuff as his. 

Yes, I like his work too! (mainly because of his great instructions) but I didn't mention him because he doesn't make many technic models :wink:.

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There are a couple for me.

@Bob De Quatre who builds these awesome space builds, he's been on the front page a couple times and is an awesome mod as well.

@Ayrlego For his pirate ships along with @Bregir and a couple other guys from BoBS who I can't remember off the top of my head

@Dannylonglegs who along with being a fantastic builder is also a fabulous writer and wrote some of the best stories in AG

@Henjin_Quilones Mostly does heroica stuff, but I've also seen him in AG. He hit the front page a few weeks back.

These are the people I admire the most on Eurobricks. Check them out!

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I don't really build much in microscale, preferring minifigure scale mostly; but I've been looking at this guy's work on Flickr, and now I'm reconsidering the possibilities. Fredoichi on Flickr does some amazing microscale creations in the Sky-fi, Mecha, and Starfighter genres that require a double take to see that they are actually microscale! 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fredoichi/albums

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On 6/22/2017 at 8:56 AM, TechnicRCRacer said:

Mine are......same as @mocbuild101...

Thanks! I wasn't expecting to be mentioned here! 

Edit: I realized my mistake... :tongue:

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An amazing builder here on Eurobricks who's work here wows me ever time is @TheBrickBuilder14. He does some of the most compact but detailed minifigure scale renditions of Batmobiles I have ever seen.

Here are a few examples of his most recent work pictured below.

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19 hours ago, Digger of Bricks said:

An amazing builder here on Eurobricks who's work here wows me ever time is @TheBrickBuilder14. He does some of the most compact but detailed minifigure scale renditions of Batmobiles I have ever seen.

Wow! Thank you very much for the high praise, very glad that you like my work so much :)

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When surfing the web for creations, a particular niche space genre I search creations for is the GARC genre, made up of many different, colorful space racecraft. But so far, the three best MOC examples I've seen done are by Flickr user Sylon-tw, which I have shown and linked below.

I also consider him a great Sky-fi builder whose work with the genre ranks up there with other previously mentioned Flickr users Jonhall18 and Fredoichi. Here is some of his creations shown and linked below.

 

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One of the most impressive CAD designers of Lego creations I've seen is Flickr user dunkleosteus_ldd, who creates some great Dieselpunk/Retrofuturistic designs, especially in the form of hovercars.

Here I have pictured below a few of his wild looking trikes and streamlined locomotives.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dunkleosteus_ldd/albums/72157661963290481

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Also, last but not least, here are some of his incredible hovercars pictured and linked below!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dunkleosteus_ldd/albums/72157652694595161

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I should also give special mention to @Sunder, whose rendering work is also most excellent; and I particularly really dig his collection of Retrofuturistic locomotives, which I hope to see more of! :sweet:

 

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I got back into Lego when I saw the work of César Soares https://www.flickr.com/photos/124546590@N03/

Here's a boatload of other artists I find inspiring...

Aaron Newman https://www.flickr.com/photos/nujumetru/
Andreas Lenander https://www.flickr.com/photos/124068149@N02/
Benjamin Cheh Ming Hann https://www.flickr.com/photos/benjamin_cheh_creations_bcc/
Brick Surgeon https://www.flickr.com/photos/brick_surgeon/
Brother Steven https://www.flickr.com/photos/76437548@N04/
Calin https://www.flickr.com/photos/_tiler/
Carl Merriam https://www.flickr.com/photos/39069854@N07/
Carter Witz https://www.flickr.com/photos/145118906@N05/
Chris Maddison https://www.flickr.com/photos/cmaddison/
Chris McVeigh https://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpig/
chubbybots https://www.flickr.com/photos/chubbybots/
Chungpo Cheng https://www.flickr.com/photos/140865306@N05/
David Alexander Smith https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidalexandersmith/
delayice https://www.flickr.com/photos/78263514@N06/
Devid VII https://www.flickr.com/photos/devid7/
Djokson https://www.flickr.com/photos/djokson/
Eero Okkonen https://www.flickr.com/photos/kumipallomaa/
ForlornEmpire https://www.flickr.com/photos/eliwillsea/
GolPlaysWithLego https://www.flickr.com/photos/137434519@N08/
Heikki M. https://www.flickr.com/photos/128963861@N08/
Hugo Teixeira https://www.flickr.com/photos/88457810@N05/
Jonas Kramm https://www.flickr.com/photos/legols/
jsnyder002 https://www.flickr.com/photos/130093880@N02/
Karen Metz https://www.flickr.com/photos/134354727@N08/
Karf Oohlu https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragon55/
kosbrick https://www.flickr.com/photos/kosmassantosa/
LEGO 7 https://www.flickr.com/photos/lego7/
Letranger Absurde https://www.flickr.com/photos/vitreolum/
lisqr https://www.flickr.com/photos/43699326@N00/
Marcel V. https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcu44/
Marcin Grabowski https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickmartil/
Markus Rollbühler https://www.flickr.com/photos/moriartus/
Melan-E https://www.flickr.com/photos/melan-e/
Midas Touch https://www.flickr.com/photos/silly/
Mike Dung https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikevd/
Miro Dudas https://www.flickr.com/photos/miro78/
Mitsuru Nikaido https://www.flickr.com/photos/142497481@N02/
Nikita Lazarev https://www.flickr.com/photos/lazarevn/
nobu_tary https://www.flickr.com/photos/127525305@N02/
Oliver Becker https://www.flickr.com/photos/146398220@N02/
Pedro Vezini https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrovezini/
red 2 https://www.flickr.com/photos/153791817@N06/
Revan New https://www.flickr.com/photos/142720019@N08/
Sad Brick https://www.flickr.com/photos/124282802@N05/
Silmaril_1 https://www.flickr.com/photos/137887100@N02/
simon crocker https://www.flickr.com/photos/119598615@N05/
soccersnyderi https://www.flickr.com/photos/66620538@N04/
takamichi irie https://www.flickr.com/photos/legomichiiiiii/
Thorsten Bonsch https://www.flickr.com/photos/xenomurphy/
timofey_tkachev https://www.flickr.com/photos/96331238@N08/
titus.verelst https://www.flickr.com/photos/131988607@N08/
vir-a-cocha https://www.flickr.com/photos/vir-a-cocha/
W. Navarre https://www.flickr.com/photos/josdu/

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From the top of my head, I think Paul Hetherington aka Brickbaron is definitely inspiring, and just about hits the nerve with his style, colors, ideas and originality  https://www.flickr.com/photos/14964802@N07/

I like builders who are all over the place, who get out of their comfort zones and do something new every time instead of sticking to one thing over and over.

 

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Great idea for a topic, I've already found a few top-notch builders whose work I hadn't seen before :thumbup:
I'll start with just 3 of the builders who inspire me most.

@Legopard Jonas Kramm's builds are always magnificent:
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@Rolli Markus Rollbuhler also builds incredibly beautiful models:
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@Xenomurphy Thorsten Bonsch is another builder who does absolutely mind blowing stuff:

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Woah @AnalogPanda, that is a boatload! *oh2* Many of those builders I'm not even familiar with, I'll definitely check some of those out when I have some time. 

Also, thanks @soccerkid6 for sharing that, I actually didn't know some of those guys were here on Eurobricks; especially @Xenomurphy, his 1920's style Arkham Asylum and Daily Planet are just amazing!

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13 hours ago, Sven F said:

From the top of my head, I think Paul Hetherington aka Brickbaron is definitely inspiring, and just about hits the nerve with his style, colors, ideas and originality  https://www.flickr.com/photos/14964802@N07/

I like builders who are all over the place, who get out of their comfort zones and do something new every time instead of sticking to one thing over and over.

His work is great, I was certainly amazed by his Batman Theatre Showdown display when I first saw it on The Brothers Brick. :sweet:

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