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Ken Robichaud | December 21st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight, Off Topic

Bricking The Halls! – Part 2 (The Tree Topper)

Trimming the TreeChristmas Tree Topper 2012
2011 & 2012

Well now you’ve decorated your tree. As you stand there basking in the glory of all the ornaments you built, you start to think that perhaps the angel that’s been in your family for the last five generations just isn’t going to cut it this year amongst all the beautiful ABS that adorns your tree. Maybe it’s time to build your own tree topper out of LEGO and that’s where I found myself three years ago.

I’ve never been one much for angels as tree toppers, but I’ve always loved stars. Even though, the one my wife and I bought our first Christmas together had lost its luster and we were ready for something new. Everything I saw in stores was ‘meh’ at best and then my wife suggested I build one with LEGO. Challenge accepted! The first year I went for something more classic and it was a big hit with everyone, so it was decided (by my wife) that it would be a yearly occurrence. Last year I found myself under the gun and hastily threw together my gaudy Death Star topper that was influenced by the flashy Death Stars from Futurama: Bender’s Big Score. I was happy with the garish attempt regardless of the rush job.

The plan for this year was to make a dragon, inspired by Smaug, perched atop the tree with a long tail that wound down around the tree like garland. I wanted it to be red with a golden underbelly, but as the time approached I was disinterested with doing it this year. In part due to not enjoying the first Hobbit movie, but mostly due to it being the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

TARDIS Tree Topper 2013
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The idea of a TARDIS on top of the tree was a big hit with the family and away I went. I had to make some creative sacrifices to ensure sturdiness and I didn’t have certain parts in blue, but I’m still pleased with the results. I picked up a string of LED lights that had a “phasing” (actual setting on the battery box) feature and threw on some much needed decals against my purist urges.

I wanted to share these because in making them, I have had more then a few other people mention that they’ve done the same thing and yet, I haven’t seen any pictures. So let’s see them people. Let your geek flag fly and trick out the tops of your trees with some wicked LEGO creations. Your friends and family already think you’re crazy anyway.

Ken Robichaud | December 19th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight, Off Topic

Bricking The Halls! – Part 1 (Trimming The Tree)

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids, shut-in roommates or that feral cat you found in your Christmas tree? Why not start decorating that cat infested tree with some fancy LEGO ornaments?

You could head to your local Hallmark store and grab this years official LEGO Star Wars ornament and I highly suggest that you (or a loved one looking to get you something geeky as a gift) do, or you could build your own! “But buriedbybricks,” you say because you spend far to much time talking to your computer (I CAN’T HEAR YOU GUYS!), “I just don’t have the time. If I sit down to design an ornament, my kids or shut-in roommate may loose interest and I’m already feeling a little woozy from the feral cat bites.” No problem.

Chris (Powerpig) McVeigh has got you covered. He’s added a sweet Slave I ornament to his Star Wars collection and even gone back and tweaked his previous models for 2013. “But buriedbybricks, I don’t really like Star Wars, do you have any other suggestions?” Again, I can’t hear you and I don’t know how you even ended up here at this point, but YES! Chris has plans for over 40 ornaments! Choose from the classic gaming question mark box or the even more classic box associated with question marks and many, many more.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start bricking the halls.

Ken Robichaud | February 25th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Techno-Arachno-Globophobes Look Away!

Trade Federation homing spider droid

Shannon Ocean spends a lot of time waging his Battle for the Moon, but that’s no moon. The new Death Star planet part is are turning out to be very popular with builders and it keeps turning up in great MOCs like Rogue Bantha’s Triport Spire. Shannon’s Trade Federation homing spider droid uses the part to capture the spherical shape of the droid’s body and does it in near perfect scale.

Ken Robichaud | November 15th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

… And A Falcon In A Pear Tree!

The Falcon

Chris (Powerpig) McVeigh has followed up his immensely popular Death Star ornament from last year with the iconic Millenium Falcon. You can head over to his website here to check out parts lists and instructions for all of his LEGO ornaments. Chris has been very generous with his holiday creations and really seems to get into the spirit when the season of sharing arrives, so drop by and show him some nerd love.

Ryan "chief" Wood | February 3rd, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Death Star Destroyed

Deathstar Destroyed

We’ve featured legoagogo‘s photography a time or two before, and he’s just put out another incredible composition of a subject most of us probably don’t think about too often: those poor, poor stormtroopers faithfully serving aboard the Death Star as it exploded.

The rippling tiles on the floor and the microscale spaceships in the background really make this scene for me.

Ace Kim | December 3rd, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Tantive IV Wall Art

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Another addition to the FBTB: flickr Outpost pool is this creation by Ben Avery (SORHP). Meant to be a hanging piece of wall art, the description reads “A piece of the Death Star, once thought obliterated is happened upon by the Tantive IV”. Not sure how the rebels got back the Tantive IV after it was captured. I would have thought it was sent to the impound yard. Despite that, it’s quite a compelling piece. What do you think? Art or not? Sound off in the forum thread

Ace Kim | November 29th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

LEGO Death Star Ornament

Build It Yourself: Death Star Ornament

Chris McVeigh (powerpig) constructed this technological terror fit for a Christmas tree. He’s even gone one step further and provided LEGO Digital Designer files, a parts list, and instructions on his blog so you can build your own.

Thanks to Matt for the tip.