Bricksnaps

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  1. Here it is….Peaches castle. based on the castle in the Nintendo game Super Mario Bros the Odyssey. it’s big, it’s heavy. It’s complete! thanks for looking and if you share, my insta handle is @bricksnaps. Thank you! Peaches castle from Super Mario Brothers Odyssey video game from Nintendo. by Martin Harris, on Flickr Peaches castle from Super Mario Brothers Odyssey video game from Nintendo. by Martin Harris, on Flickr Peaches castle from Super Mario Brothers Odyssey video game from Nintendo. by Martin Harris, on Flickr Peaches castle from Super Mario Brothers Odyssey video game from Nintendo. by Martin Harris, on Flickr Peaches castle from Super Mario Brothers Odyssey video game from Nintendo. by Martin Harris, on Flickr Peaches castle from Super Mario Brothers Odyssey video game from Nintendo. by Martin Harris, on Flickr .
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    Peaches Castle from Super Mario Bros Nintendo MOC

    Thank you! Yes I will :) They are not. They float. Incredibly hard to achieve but I had to do it so when at shows it would display well. Thank you. Not at all, I think you should, Lego is art, we all have different takes on things.
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    Peaches Castle from Super Mario Bros Nintendo MOC

    Gah thanks…yeah let me switch to the Mac not iPhone :)
  4. Here are some images of the 6ft Rapunzel tower I have built from scratch from the movie Tangled. As movie accurate as I could get it I tried to make it minifigure scale. The build started with the purple turret, one of the iconic parts of the structure. A year ago, purple lego was not that common in different parts so I have built it out of plates, snot bricks and cheese slopes. It is joined in together by bars and droid arms. The final addition was the hair, I don't think the build could really be complete without the hair and I struggled with a good technique that looked realistic and was to scale, so I built with 1x yellow flowers strung with string. Thanks for looking. Rapunzels Tower by Martin Harris, on Flickr Rapunzels Tower by Martin Harris, on Flickr Rapunzels Tower by Martin Harris, on Flickr Rapunzels Tower by Martin Harris, on Flickr
  5. So meet Henry, King Henry the ninth. Such a good boy that I wanted to make a lego build out of him. Easier said than done! As an English Cream Golden Retriever he has a distinctive look when he has his mouth open, like hes smiling and it was important to capture that look perfectly and I think I nailed it. Next up was the eyes, I struggled here and ultimately settled on using white hub pieces to define the eye space and then went with the black 2x2 round tile with a brown brick structure behind and a little white. These dogs have really dark eyes and the 'eye' tiles really made him look way more cartony than he already is. My fave piece- The Collar, I have been looking for a way to use them in a build and the newer ones that are a narrower width worked perfectly but also allowed a pop of colour that the build needed. I couldn't decide if I was to build him out as a full body or just a bust, I am happy with how he is for now. Thanks for looking, its my first effort at sculpting an animal and was a really enjoyable process, I am welcome to any thoughts for improvements or tips in general on sculpting animals. King Henry IX, my English Cream Golden Retriever Pup! by Martin Harris, on Flickr King Henry IX, my English Cream Golden Retriever Pup! by Martin Harris, on Flickr King Henry IX, my English Cream Golden Retriever Pup! by Martin Harris, on Flickr King Henry IX, my English Cream Golden Retriever Pup! by Martin Harris, on Flickr
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    6ft Rapunzel Tower from the Movie Tangled (MOC

    So Kind thank you. Thanks so much for the response. I certainly see your view on the vines, all the source material I found, the vines cut off right there, maybe Pascal chews them? 😂 However Ill meet you in the middle and may actually add one little vine that creeps up one of the wood pieces 😂. Thank you for taking the time to look and the time to respond! cheers :)
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    6ft Rapunzel Tower from the Movie Tangled (MOC

    Thanks, as I said in the post, I think the hair makes this really come alive and when on display it ads a little motion. Thanks for commenting. Ha thanks, High five recieved.
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    6ft Rapunzel Tower from the Movie Tangled (MOC

    Such a kind comment thank you.
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    6ft Rapunzel Tower from the Movie Tangled (MOC

    Thanks, I despise tree building! I always say Ill never build another tree THanks, Well I completed a year ago and let it sit and didnt photograph it. But it probably was about 6 months or so on or off building :)
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    6ft Rapunzel Tower from the Movie Tangled (MOC

    Rapunzels Tower by Martin Harris, on Flickr Rapunzels Tower by Martin Harris, on Flickr Rapunzels Tower by Martin Harris, on Flickr
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    6ft Rapunzel Tower from the Movie Tangled (MOC

    Very sturdy, the technique on the tower is a post in itself. Solid all the way through the middle of the tower then it comes apart and joins via a technic slide in connection. The entire tower alone is 6 sections that support and disperse the weight. Hasn't fallen yet :)
  12. Built and displayed for Brickfair ALabama, I built the horse in one evening over Christmas. I knew I needed to frame it nicely so I decided on having it set at the gates of Troy, having been pushed up from the beach by the Trojans. The question is, will they let it in or will they burn it? hmmmmm.....I know what they should do, but we dont always do what we should do, we often get blinded by pretty things with 'no strings attached'. Presenting my first ever Greek build, 'The Trojan Horse'. Next up will be an expansion, but thats going to depend on mini-figure sourcing. I have used only LEGO minifigures to date, but these parts and pieces are not cheap :) Thanks for looking, any criticism or suggestions are always welcome :) Cheers. Look what we found! by Martin Harris, on Flickr Look what we found! by Martin Harris, on Flickr Look what we found! by Martin Harris, on Flickr how nice of them by Martin Harris, on Flickr Oh cool! Come on in guys by Martin Harris, on Flickr wow it looks cool by Martin Harris, on Flickr WOW, look what they left us by Martin Harris, on Flickr THey left us a Lovely present guys by Martin Harris, on Flickr
  13. So I want to share my latest creation that I took up to Brickfair Virginia a week ago. It is my first real castle/fantasy build and will probably be divisive with some for the use of the Elves mini dolls, but I am okay with that :) Every time I build I try to do something that involves my kids and with a 9 year old daughter, her fascination with the Elves line led to building this. The idea is that this is a sea port where Elves from different kingdoms come and trade goods for Dragon eggs, which they return home with. we have the floating islands which serve as a nesting ground and other rooms, a main castle that has been reclaimed and is in the process of being remodeled and then an island that has a few buildings in it. Some of the figures themselves have been merged with Lego mini figure pieces and capes and hair to soften the cartoon look of the mini dolls. I hope you enjoy, it was a one and done at the show and I am in the process of disassembling most of the build so I can finally work on sorting my lego room...so that I can build a big castle next :) The Elvan Seaport of Elvadion by Martin Harris, on Flickr The Elvan sea port of Elvadion by Martin Harris, on Flickr The Elvan sea port of Elvadion by Martin Harris, on Flickr
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    (MOC) The Elvan Seaport of Elvadion

    Thank you Cheers It was a case of just making it work, each building started with the doorway so it would be scaled to them Thanks, it was such a simple and lucky technique. A happy accident I guess
  15. Thank you, it would have been nice if I had built it with minifigs in the horse :) Cheers, thats what I started the build with and scaled around it, imagine my horror when my wife places a plastic bag in front of me containing brown pieces of lego saying my daughters friend had been playing with it...
  16. Nice find. I love Lego Easter eggs...maybe this is an Easter egg showing that the only place to buy the Lego Disney Castle will be in this set, seeing as it is retiring at the end of the year...
  17. Thank you Thanks. Yes that is much tan and a lot of rather pricey minifigs- and I thought SW was expensive :) Done purposefully for effect, glad you noticed it:) Thank you! Thanks. I went for a war horse style, I didn’t want it standing straight
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    Shakespearean Fantasy

    So much detail well done
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    [MOC] Not Again

    haha. nice
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    [Moc] No place to Hide

    Very cool scene I like it
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    Moc LotR Diorama

    Very good. Looks playable as well as displayable. Nice
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    Winter Village: Uni-kitty is com-ing, to town!

    Great work, I inparticular like the play function of this that goes with a wonderful build.
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    (MOC) The Elvan Seaport of Elvadion

    THanks, the violet in the turrets were completely intentional :) Im not much of a planer, I had built the islands first, then the turret and then the main buildings and then decided to build the castle to go with the tower and make it a castle on an island attached to the land. Thanks so much, I wanted to use the Elves line as a starter and then blend in so I am glad you see it that way. Thank you, I used pintrest ot try to discover some Elven architecture that was not lego made so glad that translated well. Thank you, again, another one of my goals here and glad you can see it in the build. CHeers
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    (MOC) The Elvan Seaport of Elvadion

    Thanks you, I’m glad you and your daughter enjoy :) I have a 9 year old girl and one of my motivations for this type of build when I go to shows is to get the girls asking their parents just that. The first one we displayed at my daughter was 5 and I built a tiny Sleepin beauty moc on a baseplate. It pretty much went un noticed in amongst our Star Wars and Minecraft and knights until about 3pm on a Sunday, a little girl turned up in front of it wearing an Auora dress and told her dad it was her fav and her dad thanked me for havin something that would interest her. Ever since then, and having a little girl also, I’ve made a point to make something that may catch her attention of a girl and maybe get their imagination going. They don’t have to be part of a ‘pink stereotype’ but theee is no denying those colours and themes initially attract girls attention and they may start looking at other ways they can use bricks and people and hopefully I can be an inspiration to their own imaginations. This was the first time I had not bought a big Star Wars build but I could not have been happier with the faces of the kids and grown ups alike :)
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    (MOC) The Elvan Seaport of Elvadion

    Thanks mate that was a lovely surprise today when I logged in :) Cheers yeah there was no merging the two. Almost did though ? I hadn’t decide which figs to use until I got to Brickfair. Thanks, it was a good show. I really thought I was being lazy with the roof that way but tons of people liked it, there is something cool about the way they are supported/hang also, I think I show it in the Beyond the Brick video they did