If you enjoyed last week’s episodes of Quarantine Creations, with all the planes, jets and hot air balloon mini builds, then I’m sure that you’ll enjoy these next round of building activities with Tyler. Whether you’re new in the LEGO hobby or a veteran builder already, these building activities offer some respite from the quarantine jitters that most of us may be experiencing. And for this week, Tyler brings back those nostalgic feelings of early LEGO fandom while building castles using the most common LEGO pieces around. Watch this.
As typical of Tyler, he takes the extra mile of teaching and explaining some of the building techniques involved in these creations, and detailing the needed parts for this mini builds. Check out the following parts and see if you have them in your collection.
I like how this castle turned out, especially the way on how some of its aesthetics were cleverly built at such a miniature scale. The use of the 1×1 Angular Bricks (I refer to them as ‘washing machine’ bricks) for the windows is a creative workaround in providing windows for the portion of the tower. Likewise, the use of the 1×1 brick with handle, and 1×1 brick with holder to create that cross effect for the window is pretty impressive. Some parts are missing from my collection but I think it can be replaced with other suitable pieces.
Stay tuned this week for more cool and fun builds. Just give us a like over at our Facebook page, and subscribe to our other YouTube channel (the non-extinct one, of course) for updates on our next episodes of Quarantine Creations. And while you are at it, you may also want to check out The Brick Show Shop’s on-going store-wide Quarantine Sale, where ALL products on sale are at a 20% discount.
After a Japanese online store gave us our first glimpse of the next hottest CMF series to watch out for, UK-based The Minifigure Store now provides a closer look at each character included in the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) series.
This latest series features 16 classic and modern renditions of DC Comics’ characters that we’ve known. The list is impressive in my opinion, and more so when I see up close the design and accessories that go with them. I’ve always been a fan of the classic comic book characters, so I’m surely looking forward to having that Jay Garrick version of The Flash, that Detective Comics No. 27 accessory from the Bat-Mite, and that Classic Batman from the Golden Age of comics. For Green Lantern fans, you’ll be glad to know that we’re finally getting a proper lantern accessory both for Classic Sinestro and Simon Baz. I hope that similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO Batman Movie Series 1 (71017) and Series 2 (71020) CMF, we’ll get another wave of DC Comics minifigs in the future. A Marvel Superheroes CMF will also be nice if LEGO has it on the works.
LEGO Brixza Horizon Racing Arcade Game – $14.99
This could perhaps be my favorite custom LEGO B3 design! The decals on this look beautiful. The custom LEGO racing game comes with 41 authentic LEGO parts, printed instructions and custom decals. Dimensions are 1.25″ width x 2.5″ high x 2.25″ deep. This is minifigure scale.
Exclusive to The Brick Show Shop LEGO Custom Dot-Man Arcade (Yellow Edition)
This is only being sold for a limited time and we only have 25 available. Once they sell out, this will go back in our vault for 1 year. This is minifigure scale.
LEGO Pool Table – $12.99
This custom B3 LEGO Pool Table has 36 authentic LEGO parts, printed instructions and custom decal (tabletop). The dimensions are 2.5″ (l) x 1.75″ (w) x .75″ (h). This model is minifigure scale.
Cyber Monday is almost over, and you still have time to enjoy tons of savings at The Brick Show Shop before the day ends. Get your TBS fix and other high-quality custom LEGO builds and pieces for as much as 40% from their original price – that’s almost half of its original retail price slashed off. From top-sellers such as our hugely popular custom LEGO vending machines, arcades, and uniquely printed LEGO pieces, you’ll never ran out of resources to finish that MOC your working on.
As a LEGO fan, you might also want to show your passion for the brick in unique and clever ways through this selection of Brick Tees starting at $9. It’s Cyber Monday, so we’re putting these high-quality shirts on discount as well.
Remember, these deals are happening only for today so better hurry before time runs out. Just click on the images below to bring you directly to the category of your choice and use the coupon code CYBER upon checkout to avail the 40% discount for ALL of the items listed in The Brick Show Shop. Happy shopping!
Last March, we featured one particular LEGO Ideas Project that garnered the coveted 10K votes, and eventually made it to the list of projects to be reviewed during LEGO Ideas’ first 2018 Review Stage. For LEGO and gaming fans (such as myself), the Modular Arcade is one LEGO Ideas project that we really like to see happen. I’m a fan of arcades, and seeing this project by Astronaut Avila become an actual LEGO set is something that I’m looking forward to.
However, since were months away before the results of the first 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage is announced, I guess we just have to improvise for now, just what LEGO fan brickdance9 did with his reimagining of the LEGO Creator Downtown Diner (10260), and turning it into a crazy cool car showroom.
For now, if you’re eyeing on building your very own customized LEGO Creator Arcade, then you will definitely need to load it with a nice selection of brick-built, minifig scaled arcade machines. If you need a bunch for your own Modular Arcade MOC, then you’ll be glad to hear that the Brick Show Shop is running a sale all throughout the weekend, with a BUY 3 GET 1 deal for all of its custom LEGO arcades. The shop offers a wide variety of custom, minifig-scaled LEGO arcade machines inspired by classic 80s video games such as Donkey Kong, Centipede, Q*Bert, and Pac-Man. They also come with unique, high quality stickers that bring these tiny MOCs to life, giving that Modular Arcade project of yours a run for your money.
If you wish to avail of this promo, just head over at the Brick Show Shop, choose the custom LEGO arcades that you want to purchase, and use the coupon code BUY3GET1FREE upon checkout. You may also want to try their latest addition which is the Custom LEGO BLOK Classic Arcade Machine inspired by the 1982 TRON film.
While you’re at it, you may also want to check the rest of the shop’s arcade collection like the Custom LEGO Gumball Machine and LEGO Air Hockey Table. Stephen and Jason also did their own LEGO Arcade Room MOC from 3 years ago incorporating these cool selections of custom LEGO arcades as you can see below.