Tag Archive for inspiration

A splash of modular color

Everyone knows I have a soft spot for modular buildings. Afterall, it’s the modulars that brought me back to LEGO, and they’re still a great source of inspiration. I always enjoy it when I stumble upon new modular buildings or new modular builders. Łukasz Libuszewski is one of the new builders (at least from my perspective), but his modulars don’t show it. I found the yellow building first, but this shot of three buildings, each in a different colour pallete and texture is by far my favourite.

Home decor

If you’re looking for some vintage home decor, you’ll find Jared‘s furniture perfect for the job. It’s the whole scene that stands out and it could be easily used as part of a store display window, or to recreate a charming old-school style library or office. Although I prefer more modern lines and shapes, this vintage style is something to inspire. Just looking at the building techniques used to recreate the rounded shapes can give you lots of inspiration.


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.

The secret riddle

Sometimes, all it takes to make an outstanding MOC, is a simple idea, interesting building style and great photography. Melan-e has it all. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this MOC is even more outstanding. What caught my attention was the gate, both of the side pillars and the wrought iron gate. From a distance, it looks too real to be made of plastic, from up close, the building details are revealed. Like it or not, it’s definitely a great inspiration.

Private chambers

Here’s a fabulous example of what money can buy. Bank’s owner (or legostrator) did a great job. It’s hard to look at this room tightly packed with amazing details and not miss a single detail. What specifically stands out to me is the unusual floor pattern, brick-built chimney wall, wooden cabinet, and lots of little, but hidden details. To name a few, it took me quite some moments to figure out how the chair was built, the radiator below the beautiful brick-built window and the lively details of logs packed away on the side of the fireplace, a blooming flower on the window sill and the glowing fire. If you’re looking for interior inspiration, this is surely it!

Furniture inspiration

If you’re looking for some interior design inspirations, Deborah Higdon is the one. She’s one of my favourite builders, and I always find some inspiration in her builds whether it’s a building, furniture or something else like a bookend. This time she impressed me with her latest set of modern furniture. I’m still planning to fill the interiors of my latest corner modular building, and Deborah’s furniture gave me some nice ideas. What I like the most, is a clever use of parts, and thinking outside (my brain) box. As I often see some parts as unusefull, I’m glad builders like Deborah can show me a hidden potential.


Rua Amarelo

There’s a reason Andrew Tate aka Snailad is one of my favorite builders. He’s mastering the style of simple everyday houses that can be found all over Europe, and he knows how to make them pop with amazing details. Whenever I’m stuck with a builders block, going through his Flickr is a great source of inspiration. Rua Amarelo is no exception. I was immediately attracted to the lovely combination of white and yellow of the corner bakery, with black window fence. The flowers add a touch of life. Another lovely detail is the entrance of the bakery. The combination of pillars and small and large windows is amazing (especially if you (like me) never know what to do with those pillars other than use them as a hidden support). The awning of the hat shop is another great detail. The color choices for awnings with slopes is more limited, and using hinged bricks gives you an opportunity to use a variety of different colors. That’s definitely something to keep in mind.

Extravagant luxus

If you wish to spend a week in a exquisitely architected family home, enjoying an infinity edge pool or a private beach, or simply endulging yourself in this distinctively extravagant luxury lifestyle, you should contact César Soares, and ask him for more details. His Point Dume Residence really is special in every way. I’m not sure what I like better, the interesting style of the building or the lush palm trees, but for sure, the infinity pool is my favourite.

Grocery shopping

If you live in a LEGO city, stopping at Jason Skaare‘s Supermarket is a must if you want to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables and other delicacies. The building is a beautiful combination of interesting architectural details around the windows and at the roof. My favourite is the ground floor with bright awnings and lots of details behind the windows. What’s more, the building is lighted, and has a full interior. If you’re looking for more inspiration, you should check the interiors as well.