Far off on the outskirts of Ninjago’s Endless Sea, the Lighthouse Prison rises from the depths. Not only is it the scene of Dr. Julien’s (Zane’s “Dad”) captivity, it was also a temporary refuge for Jay and Nya in their attempt to escape from the Djinn Nadikhan.
Most of my building time for this MOC went into that monstrous chunk of rock! With four corners to round out, keeping the angle up to the lighthouse was no easy task!
Ready the carriage! Harness the horses! Oil the axles and polish the wheels speedily for the king is in haste!
In far off fields of plastic rice little yellow minifigures are working…
What’s behind those long terraces and fluffy clouds?
If your interested in seeing how a pile of bricks turn into this…
Tea, light aqua, and cobblestone… it just goes!
Another year has come to a close…
Highlights of 2018:
– 30 LEGO builds! That’s a lot less than previous years… hopefully in 2019 I’ll be able to pick up the pace again!
– Self-publishing my first LEGO-illustrated book, God’s Covenants: Retold in LEGO Bricks.
– Collaborating with Garmadon on Shinmizu Village.
– More progress on my Tiny Trailblazers series.
– Brickworld Chicago 2018 was a huge highlight for me, including winning the last round of the Simon Games, playing Ultimate Frisbee and Soccer with InnovaLUG, participating in the Isles of Aura collaboration, and some great games of foosball!
– My largest build to date, Arctic Display, a project for The Brick Blogger.
– Joining Skaforhire and LittleJohn as co-leader of Kaliphlin.
– Collab with fellow MCTC members Capt Wolf and Elostirion to build up the settlement of Saldia Este.
– Helping to organize Kaliphlin at Work, a collaboration with 5 other GoH players.
– Working on instructions for multiple builds (see my new Youtube channel for an early look at a couple of those).
– Crossed a few things off my bucket list this year… going kayaking and canoeing, flying a plane, earning green tip belt in Taekwondo, reading Human Action, flying 10000 miles twice (NOT as co-pilot in this case…), to name a few!
Left to right:
Forest Tree House
Tiny Trailblazers: Farmer
Tiny Trailblazers: Pilot (A)
A Home for the Holidays
Tiny Trailblazers: Captain
Tiny Trailblazers: Garmadon
F5 Tiger II
Qarkyr Box Gardens
Thanks to everyone who reads, likes, or comments on my posts! I hope you’ll continue to enjoy what’s coming in 2019!
LEGO collages from previous years:
2012 – my first six months of MOCing
2013 – progress!
2014 – a year I was away from the bulk of my collection
2015 – mad quantity of builds this year
2016 – Brethren of the Brick Seas heavy
2017 – maybe my best year to date
With a bit of inspiration from French and Dutch colonial building styles, a new group of minifigures gets a home!
On the 11th of August, 1972, the F5 took off for its first flight… and about 45 years later, here it is in LEGO bricks!
The F5 Tiger II has some subtle curves that are hard to capture in bricks, and the plane was much more complicated than my F15 from last year!
The middle ages weren’t just knights in shining armor and princesses stuck in winding towers… there were plenty of odd jobs needing to be done.
What you’re supposed to see…
…and what there is to see…
…means all the difference is in a good angle and a good crop.