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.
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!
I haven’t seen many of Alice in Wonderland MOCs since Alice mini fig was featured in the Disney Collectable Minifigs series. This one, Hatter’s house was built by Brick Blue Wren, and comes with full interiors. Even if you’re not a fan of Alice, you should take your time to check the interiors details. Lots of inspiration can be found inside those walls.
The first of hopefully many future posts on interior design will feature dining room furniture. No dining room is complete without a set of dining room chairs. My favourite (and also the simplest) are there. They’re made with a specialized part – Utensil seat 2×2. This part is available in 14 different colours if you want a splash of colour. My favourite chair colour is redish brown because it reminds me of the traditional wooden dining room furniture. I prefer to add some ”legs” to make the chairs higher. Usually, I aim for a realistic height in comparison to minifigs, so the maximum ”leg” height is 1 brick.
Read more →
Just to remind you, today is the last day to post your BrickHamster’s Interior Design Competition entries in the BrickHamster’ Contest Flickr Album. Photos need to be posted before midnight, CET, whih means you have 7.5 hours left.Still a chance to build something quickly.
Very often, if you want your MOC to stand out, a good photography gets you there. It all depends on the size of the model, and sometimes it seem impossible to take a great shot. John Tooker did a post on just that, so make sure to read it if you want to improve your skills. If you know all the tricks already, then you can enjoy his cute MOC of taking LEGO photos. My favourite detail is the unusually shaped curtain pole, however the lights, light box and table legs are well done, too.
Begining of June is probably the last time to book a holiday place at the sea side, if you want something with a sea view. If you’re already too late for that, don’t worry. There might be a chance to rent (or borrow) Chapachuk‘s camper. It’s a much larger than minifig scale, and comes with a fantastic assortment of amenities. The only thing missing (in my opinion) is a view of either Northern lights or sunset at Mediterranean.
Read more →
Here’s something for LEGO and book lovers alike. This Princess Lexi’s Library was built by thropots (Patty Rau), and she obviously had a clear vision of architecture and design to fit all the books. It might look too pink for some, but there’s not just ”chick flick” novels. Judging by the colourful book spine’s this marvelous collection feature all sort of interesting books. In addition the the vast book collection, the architecture is beautiful, and the colour scheme creates a perfect reading corner feel. The only thing left is to choose the right book and start turning those pages.
This little scene is something for LEGO and Harry Potter fans alike. Obviously, Markus Rollbühler showed his incredible skills putting parts together. Although there’s many details to like, such as the stairs railing, large book cabinet, and the table lamp, my favourite is the tiled floor. It creates a great pattern effect, and it really makes you take the second look to take it all in.
Before starting with an Interior Design Guide to fill your buildings with more life and detail, the BrickHamster is hosting an Interior Design Competition. The competition starts May 16th, 2016, and ends June 26th, 2016.
Read more →