Winter Village: Tea ‘n Tomes

This entry for the Eurobricks’ Winter Village competion combines three of my favourite things, LEGO bricks, books and tea. Without doubt, the public library cottage built by Palixa and the bricks is very appealing and fits the style of the Winter Village. However, I admit I was drawn to this creation mostly because of the cute teapot outside the building. It’s built spot on in the shape of a traditional round tea pot and the fact that the books on the teapot are free to take makes it even more appealing.

The Marriott Hotel

So if you’re looking for a place to stay and have a great time, this Marriott hotel seems like a great choice. Not only it is lovely to look at and admire the great work of its creator, Jean Macou, it also has a full interior, packed with amazing details. It’s really worth checking more photos of the interiors, to enjoy a lovely restaurant on the ground floor, have an after dinner drink at the bar, enjoy the themed rooms (Marvel, Star Wars, Nightmare or the Pirates of the Caribean). If you want to start your day fresh, there’s always an option to go for a swimm and enjoy the view through a skylight. For me, even without seeing the interiors, it was the size, the detailing and the colors of the facade that did the trick to get my attention. All together, there’s lots of interesting details to spike up your imagination and get you building.

A LEGO mecha story

This digital classic mecha-style story by Messer NeoGeo has concluded a while ago and I had great fun following it. And it is not said the builder will not continiue it or start a new comic. The Dexell Saga follows three mecha pilots who protect the earth from alien space invaders from the moon. It sounds cheesy and cliche, but that is one of the main reasons why I like it so much! It has so much charm and the story is simple enough to be followed casually, but also has just enough depth to suck you in its world. The huge sets and great visual effects add a lot to it too, and would probably be near impossible to do in physical LEGO.

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Here are the three episodes of Dexell Saga for your reading pleasure:
Dexell Saga
The Swords of Dexell
The Showdown

Tractor Dump Trailer

Another amazing creation from MajklSpajkl. This are his words:
“This is my dump trailer built for LEGO Technic Claas Xerion 5000 Trac VC. The motorized version of the Xerion is designed by Efferman, but the trailer can be also hauled manualy by original LEGO Technic set 42054.
Since there are no pneumatic cylinders or actuators fit for the size of the trailer, I had to “cheat” and use a pulley system for lifting.”

Polar bear

The extremely low outside temperatures all over Europe are not making people happy. I’m guessing one of the few enjoying this cold weather are polar bears, and I’m pretty sure the low temperatures were at least partly used as an inspiration for Jens Ohrendorf‘s polar bear. After a short walk, I certainly wouldn’t mind having a warm white fur like the bear.

The Dark Side Of Exercise

Author of this amazing MOC is MajklSpajkl. This are his words:
“Inspired by many great moving creations by Jason Allemann from jkbrickworks.com. Not as clean as his creations but I am happy with my achievement. Darth “out-of-breath” Vader is a heavily modified set No. 75111, the rest is all mine. No super special mechanism inside, the only catch is that the body is in the highest position twice for each revolution of the pedals – when they are horizontal.”

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

This small Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is ready to go out. The unique design cues such as the seven-slotted front grill, bold protruding mudguards, beautifully curved hood with clearly stamped letters, rounded top frames, and even brand new GPS system are included. More pictures are available in Flickr. If you like this Jeep, you can offer your support in LEGO Ideas.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon