Break the Spells of the Ocean with Tyler’s LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Poseidon’s Trident MOC.

SPOILER ALERT:  If you haven’t seen POTC Dead Men Tell No Tales yet and won’t mind any major spoilers, go ahead and watch this awesome MOC from Tyler. Just don’t be upset with him, OK? So on with the show!

If you had a blast building Tyler’s previous LEGO POTC Dead Men Tell No Tales Caribbean Bank Heist MOC, then you’ll surely love this next wish set from our ace builder extraordinaire. One of the cliffhanger (or should I say a water wall hanger) scenes from the film, is when the teams of Capt. Jack Sparrow and Capt. Armando Salazar finally discovered the whereabouts of the mysterious Trident of Poseidon. With the ocean parted before them, the battle-hardened seafarers eventually go all out in their fight to possess the Trident. Tyler recreates this scene, and comes up with a very nice set that can easily pass as an official LEGO POTC set, and even better.

This latest POTC inspired creation from Tyler comes with several play features, consisting of roughly three builds. First off, we have walls of water recreated using blue translucent or transparent plates, surrounding a middle section. It’s typical of Tyler to add some cool details on these water wall builds such as the gray pieces that seems to stick out from the surface of the walls to recreate the effects of rock-like outcroppings as you see in the film (if you saw it already, that is).

The middle section of this MOC consists of a replica of the ocean floor, with several corals and aquatic fauna, and of course the fabled Trident of Poseidon. The coral section highlights Poseidon’s Trident which, if you take it out from its base, even breaks in two to break all the spells that binds the ocean.

There are also spots in the coral section where you can put the minifigure versions of Capt. Jack Sparrow and Capt. Armando Salazar as they battle it out to take possession of the Trident.

Tyler didn’t shy away from adding several details on the water wall such as a couple of sea weed elements, barnacles using 1×1 round plates, and the rock formations on the sides where you can even place a minifigure on top of it. The right side of the water wall also highlights plenty of play features such as a transparent Technic beam that suspends an anchor holding the minifig versions of Capt. Barbossa and Carina. I guess I will not say that much about the reason why they’re up there in the first place since it’s one of the film’s major story plots.

Here’s Tyler for more about our next LEGO POTC wish set.

If you like this latest brick-built creation from Tyler and would like to give it a try, then you’ll be glad to know that you can also build one of your own by simply heading over at BuildBetterBricks.com and over at eBay. For a minimal fee of just $3 (which also supports Tyler’s future MOCs and other insanely cool custom builds), you’ll get the full building instructions in PDF format, a Bricklink parts list, and a Stud.io file that allows you to easily export the parts list over at Bricklink.

So what do you think about this latest creation from Tyler? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or simply head over on our Facebook page and join the discussion.

 

 

 

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Davy Jones Will Not Shy Away From This Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Flying Dutchman MOC.

Ahoy there matey! Tyler is back once again with another brick creation, and this time paying tribute one of the most famous ships ever to roam the seas of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Unlike the Black Pearl, Queen Anne’s Revenge and the recent Silent Mary which received the official LEGO treatment by having their own LEGO sets dedicated to them, The Flying Dutchman is one of the well-known ships in the POTC series that didn’t make the cut of having its own LEGO set.

Thanks to another awesome MOC by Brick Show Master Builder, Tyler, we can now have the chance of building our very own Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Flying Dutchman MOC. Following his previous Mini LEGO POTC Black Pearl MOC, Tyler now gives us Davy Jones’ famous ship in mini brick-built form.

This version of the Flying Dutchman comes with an old, sunken pirate ship look thanks to Tyler’s effective use of olive green and tan pieces. To give that old, sea-weary, barnacle infested look, Tyler added some 1×1 plates with a hole in the center at the sides of the ship. Since this is on a mini-scale, those pieces also act like cannons at the sides of the ship.

The original Flying Dutchman from the POTC movies seems to have an intimidating, gaping mouth on its bow. Using droid arms to recreate that spiky, gnarly effect, Tyler impressively recreates that effect just by using two droid arms and a hinged single 1×2 plate.  For its stern, Tyler used some grilled slope pieces to create that window-like part of the ship.

However, the best part of this build is Tyler’s clever use of the curved slopes and car fender pieces to create the sails of the Flying Dutchman. If you recall, he also uses the same technique for his Mini Black Pearl MOC a few weeks back. The choice of olive green for the sails is really spot on, which mimics that ominous, sea-born feel of the original ship.

Of course, our Mini Flying Dutchman MOC will not be complete without our minifig version of the infamous captain, Davy Jones. This minifigure rendition of the tentacled captain only appears in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl (4184) so obtaining him is a bit of a challenge. However, if you want to stay true to the film, we can also swap Will Turner’s minifig since we have thrice the number of chances to obtain him in LEGO form, not just in The Black Pearl (4184), but also in The Cannibal Escape (4182) and The Mill (4183). If you remember from Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End, Turner eventually became the new captain of The Flying Dutchman and went to become the sea’s next psychopomp (someone who offers safe passage to the souls of the dead, going to the afterlife).

If you like this latest build from Tyler as much as we do, the good news is that you can now have the chance of building one of your own. Simply head over to BuildBetterBricks and give it try. You can find the instructions to recreate the Flying Dutchman in its mini-form, with only 69 pieces of LEGO bricks that you may have lying around your house. Once purchased from the site, you will immediately have access to its full building instructions in digital PDF format. It also includes a parts list and a Stud.io file so you can effectively export the parts list to Bricklink in case you need to order some missing pieces. Here’s Tyler himself as he tells us more about his latest creation.

If you like the Mini LEGO POTC The Flying Dutchman MOC, be sure to check out the rest of Tyler’s Pirates of the Caribbean creations such as the mini POTC  Black Pearl and the fun, custom POTC Bank Heist with removable vault. Happy building!

 

 

 

 

Instructions To Make Your Own LEGO BrickHeadz Wonder Woman Now Available.

As mentioned in the July LEGO Store Calendar, yesterday marks the start of another Adult Build Event were AFOLs age 18 years and above (with qualifying purchases of $75 or more) are entitled to participate in an exclusive in-store make and build event. The LEGO BrickHeadz Wonder Woman in-store building event is a great opportunity to bring home this exclusive set which is quite different from the very first BrickHeadz released during last year’s San Diego Comic Con.

Thanks to Reddit user ericxoxp, we now have a digital copy of the building instructions for this exclusive BrickHeadz. The parts list seems not to include any unique LEGO parts so building this is relatively easy. This build is based on Wonder Woman’s iteration as seen in the new DC Super Hero Girls theme. There are no printed parts save for the black, round 1×1 tiles for her eyes.

Here are the building instructions for your reference, and if you prefer a portable PDF file simply download it here. Happy building everyone!

 

 

 

Get To Build Your Very Own Wonder Woman and Supergirl Mini Models.

If you recall, one of the highlights of the June LEGO Store Calendar is the DC Super Hero Girls Building Event, held on two separate dates. Taking its cue from one of its recent DC Superhero Girls theme, these building events are similar to the LEGO Store’s Monthly Mini Builds where participants are required to register first before being able to participate. Last month, participants who were fortunate enough to register were able to build and bring home a Wonder Woman and/or Supergirl Miniland-scale figure for free

This time, in case you missed the event, you can now build your very own DC Superhero Girls exactly as they were offered last June thanks to the building instructions posted by Brickset. It seems that these instructions do not require any special piece or element so they’re relatively easy to build. See if you can sort out through your LEGO collection and try to build these mini-models. I personally like the Supergirl build with the pieces cleverly angled to create her arms and emblem.

Wonder Woman @ 43 pieces

 

Supergirl @ 43 pieces

 

Happy building!

 

 

 

A Look at the LEGO Ninjago Movie Collectible Minifigures Checklist and Instructions.

We already saw its box art and packaging, and this time, we have our first look at the LEGO Ninjago Movie Collectible Minifigure checklist courtesy of LEGO Quick Review.  Sightings and reports of this CMF’s availability has been making rounds on the Internet, and now we get to see its official checklist. There’s a total of 20 minifigures to collect, and the ones that I’ve set my sight on are the Jay Walker (#6) and Flashback Garmadon (#15) minifigs.

The checklist also provides some pretty exciting details on how to assemble the more complex minifigures. I find it interesting how the oriental skirt wraps around Master Wu’s minifig – quite ingenious actually.

If you’re eyeing to collect all 20, you’ll be happy to know that there are exactly 3 sets of 20 minifigs per box. You have the usual option of feeling your way through each blind bag, or just grab the entire box (if you have the cash to burn) and share the rest of it with your ninja friends. The LEGO Ninja Go Movie Collectible Minifigures will be available to the general public starting in August of this year, while the film itself is slated to hit theaters on September 22.

 

Thanks to LEGO Quick Review for sharing these images (via Promobricks).

 

 

 

Have Fun With This Amazing LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Bank Heist MOC from Tyler.

From the tiniest adventure on the high seas with the Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl MOC, Tyler now set sail for his next LEGO build based on Disney’s latest film instalment, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales. Based on a particular scene where Jack Sparrow pays a visit to the newest bank in town, Tyler’s next LEGO POTC MOC perfectly captures the irreverent fun and chaos that Jack Sparrow and his gang incited. Now, if you haven’t seen the film yet, these are just minor spoilers that I’m sure you will not mind brushing off aside. Nevertheless, the scene was hilariously great that Tyler opted to dedicate this LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Bank Heist MOC on this one.

On the outside, the bank features two opening doors in the front with some space for receiving bank customers and guests. Tyler even adds some neat details such as a tiled floor, which you can see by removing a portion of the roof. Further front, you have a bank vault with an opening door, filled with some nice gold elements.

Trusty old Gibbs also joins the fun in this bank heist scene with his team of horses pulling their prize across the street and throughout town. To make this MOC mobile, Tyler added some wheel pieces at the bottom to help it slide around easily.

If you’ve seen the film already, you know that at some point Jack and Gibbs ran into an obstacle when they reached a bridge that was too small for them to go through underneath. Since Jack has been such a never-say-die character, you can expect things to get crazy after this. They decided to crash into the bridge making the vault burst from behind the bank itself as the horses pull it through. To capture this fun and intense scene, Tyler cleverly recreated it by adding an awesome play feature to this MOC.

 

By pushing and sliding the second detachable roof top towards the bank entrance, the back side of the bank opens allowing the vault to be dragged by the horses attached to it. The vault itself is integrated within the bank that when you put it back in, it has a locking mechanism that snaps it back in place using a hinge and several rubber bands. This feature allows you to drag the bank together with the vault and when you slide the rooftop again, it releases the vault once more. It’s a really great play feature that shows how creative Tyler can be. Just have the bank’s rooftop bump on to something to release the vault and you can easily recreate that hilarious scene. Watch the video below and see how Tyler did it.

Now if you want to build this model, we have good news for you. All you have to do is head over at Buildbetterbricks.com and download the instructions. For a very minimal fee, you can have the digital instructions in pdf format plus a complete parts list of all the 630 LEGO pieces that Tyler used to create this MOC, including a Stud.io file which you can import to Bricklink so you can order the parts that you need. Additionally, Buildbetterbricks have also updated its listing to include the building instructions for another fan favorite, the Custom LEGO GOTG Starlord’s Walkman so be sure to check it out as well.

Happy building!

 

 

Build Your Very Own Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl and Super Micro Milano MOCs!

A few days ago, we saw the release of the building instructions for some of Tyler’s awesome MOCs particularly the massive, UCS-styled LEGO GOTG Vol. 2 Milano and Baby Groot MOCs. In case you missed it, the instructions for building these awesome creations are now available at Buildbetterbricks.com for only $8 and $5 respectively.

This time, from the far reaches of the galaxy, Tyler’s brick-building adventure now brings us to the high seas with his next swashbuckling chibi-sized MOC, the Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl MOC. Done in the same style to that of the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters, this micro sized version of the larger LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl (4184), is the closest miniature counterpart of the iconic ship that we can ever have, perhaps even better than that of LEGO’s polybag version the Mini Black Pearl (30130).

Tyler admits that this micro-sized Black Pearl was a bit of a challenge to make since packing all the details of the larger ship into one small build is not really a walk in the park.  We have several pieces placed on the side for its cannons, and the sail in itself has a very nice feel, with Tyler even managing to create that curved look with just a few sloped pieces. Needless to say, he was really glad how it turned out, especially once you place Jack Sparrow’s minifig at the helm of this mini Black Pearl. Here’s Tyler with more info on this impressive build.

So if you’re into micro-scaled versions of the most popular LEGO sets around, be sure to check out the building instructions for this Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl at Buildbetterbricks.com. For a minimal fee of only $3 USD, you can have the full instructions in downloadable PDF format, a parts list, and Stud.io file so you can easily import the parts list into Bricklink.

While you’re at it, be sure to check our FREE – yes, FREE – building instructions for our super micro-sized LEGO GOTG Vol. 2 Milano also available at Buildbetterbricks.com. This fun and easy MOC is a fitting contrast to its larger predecessor, with only 12 pieces needed to build it. Its Tyler way of paying it forward for the huge support that you’ve shown for his work.

Do you have other ideas and LEGO creations that you want Tyler to build? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

 

Buildbetterbricks.com Is Now Online!

If you’re a fan of Tyler’s work such as his LEGO UCS-style GOTG Vol. 2 Milano and Baby Groot MOCs, then you’ll be glad to know that you now have the chance to build one of your own. Due to an overwhelming response from fans and other LEGO enthusiasts, the building instructions for these masterpieces are now made available online via Buildbetterbricks.com.

As a way of showing support to Tyler’s work and maintaining the site, the instructions on how to build the UCS-style GOTG Vol. 2 Milano and Baby Groot MOCs will come with a minimal fee of $8 and $5 respectively. Do note that these are building instructions only, and you are, of course, expected to provide the LEGO pieces if you want your LEGO hobby room to be graced by these awesome creations.

So what can we expect from the site? Upon purchase of these guides via Betterbricks’ secure payment system, you will automatically receive a download link viewable on the confirmation page upon purchase, in your email’s inbox (the one which you used to create your Betterbricks account), and within your Betterbricks account every time you login. Upon download, you will receive the building instructions and parts list in crisp, PDF format. Quite literally, you now have access to these building guides wherever you are in the world.

The best part of it, we’ve taken the workload of identifying all the parts that you need to build these creations, and seamlessly integrating them as a Stud.io file. This will allow you to easily import the parts list into Bricklink if you need to order some or all of the parts online. For more information about Stud.io, you may visit their website right here.

We also hope to see the Tyler’s building instructions for the LOTR Prancing Pony MOC and his other cool creations very soon, so be sure to keep tabs with Betterbricks.com or here at the Brick Show.

 

 

 

Building Instructions for Tyler’s UCS GOTG 2 Milano MOC Now Available!

You saw and were amazed (as much as we are) with Tyler’s UCS-style Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Milano MOC. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check our previous review right here.

Since its public debut a month ago, our official YouTube channel was flooded with numerous requests, asking Tyler to release his MOC’s building instructions. This time around, our kind petitions are finally heard. You can now have a chance of building and making your very own Tyler-styled, UCS GOTG 2 Milano MOC by purchasing these instructions for a minimal amount of $8 via eBay. Here’s the specifics:

Custom LEGO Guardians of Galaxy UCS Style Milano Instructions PDF.

Designed by master builder Tyler Clites, these custom LEGO Milano instructions will give you a challenging building experience and a centerpiece to your LEGO collection. The model is over 1,500 pieces complete with instructions for the stand you see in the pictures. PDF format, 215 pages.

You will receive ONLY a pdf document with the instructions to build this model. No LEGO bricks or minifigures are included.

Please take note that the building instructions are in PDF, printed format which will be shipped to your location once payment is made. Currently, there are only 10 copies available so be sure to grab them while they are still around. For those who are asking for an electronic copy, be sure to keep tabs with us and watch out if Tyler will eventually release these instructions in digital format.

Happy building!