In my article Designing a Supercar I. – Understanding the Basics, I talked about the basic knowledge every LEGO builder should know. And now we will finally get specific! I will show you step by step process how I had built the Lamborghini Veneno and the Bugatti Veyron in minifig scale. So let’s get started!
In my recent article Useful Building Techniques, we talked about some general tips and tricks that can be handy when you are designing your own LEGO creations. But this time I will be more specific and show you some actual building techniques that I use when I design minifig scale supercars. I think that designing a really nice looking car in this scale needs a lot of practice and tries. But you can learn a lot by doing a few of your own cars in this scale. I will use my two latest supercar builds – the Lamborghini Veneno and the Bugatti Veyron as examples to demonstrate a few things that can help you build a great minifig scale LEGO supercar. So let’s get started!
Do you want to build amazing LEGO builds, that everybody will admire? But do you sometimes think, that it’s too hard and there are a lot of very talented people doing it way better than you? Let me tell you, that talent is not everything. Believe me or not, everybody can become a master builder and nobody knows how to be best at it. They just do what they love and think about it all the time. All it needs is just enthusiasm, practice and patience. LEGO is an amazing medium for making anything you want a reality. But of course, when you are starting out as a designer, there are some useful building techniques that can help you right from the start. This post is all about them and by techniques I don’t mean only which bricks to use and how to combine them. What I want to talk about first are some universal principles, that apply to any form of design or art. Continue reading
When I started my Youtube channel, I knew I want to do a collection of famous movie vehicles. And there are a lot of them to choose from – from Herbie, KITT, Ghost Busters, The Smokey and the Bandit, A-Team Van to all the Batmobiles. But the cars from James Bond movies were always special even in such a lineup – classy, fast, packed with many weapons and gadgets. The Bond films are one of the biggest movie franchises ever. It counts 24 official and two unofficial films, 6 different actors, and of course a lot of cars and gadgets. The famous British agent had a license to kill and also a license to drive some of the coolest cars in the history of cinema. Let’s take a look at three of them, that I like the most and also at the one, I’ve already built! Continue reading
In 1939 The Detective Comics #27 came out and the popculture world was never the same since that moment. Batman was a new kind of superhero. In fact he wasn’t super at all. But I think that this is exactly what made this character so popular all around the world – and besides that the cars of course. Chicks love the cars, right? Even Joker wonders, where does Batman get such beautiful toys!
The LEGO System originaly had only three major themes: Town, Castle and Space. All of them have special place in the childhood memories of today’s AFOLS. It was their starting point, their first sets. Especially the Classis Space has a very stong fanbase to this day. I wasn´t even born in 1978, when the themes were introduced. But it was a pure pleasure for me to go through the old catalogues as a kid and discover the old sets. What I really like about the old catalogues are the dioramas – all the sets presented in the (mostly) real enviroments. Nowadays everything is done digitally and this handmade magic is gone. Only some bold MOC designers like Pixel Fox are keeping this art alive.
If you grew up in the late 80’s and the 90’s like I did, then you propably saw a lot of cartoons. I spent countless hours watching Cartoon Network, VIVA and other channels which came quite late to our country (Czech Republic). Yes, it was the golden age of animated TV shows like Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe or Batman The Animated Series, just to name a few.
It looks like there are many Star Trek fans in Hungary, because one of the major local online news platform 24.hu published an article called „The dream of Star Trek fans finally came true“. The article is about MOCHUB – new Hungarian platform for buying and selling custom LEGO creations. I started to collaborate with them a few months ago and was among the first builders, who registrated on the site. One of my creations that you can find in their online store is the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A display model with custom stand in the shape of the Starfleet logo. This creation was also selected as a cover photo for the article!