Saturday, July 26, 2014

I tried making a LEGO animation, because to be a good LEGO builder, one must try all the different building categories. This is a silent animation and took me more time than I care to tell. It is about a small group of nights trying to retake an old outpost of the good guys. A rather basic plot, but I have to start somewhere, right?
If you do not like spending lots of time, precariously making your character move ever so slightly, then stop motion is not for you. Their is something rewarding about investing lots of time into stop motion, and look at the final result, saying "I did this" or for me, "I did not know that thrones could move" . I built the castle a long time ago, around Christmas, with no intention of using it for stop motion, so when I looked around at my MOCs. I spotted the castle as a great stop motion set. A friend came over and did the throne room background.  


Happy Belated 4th of July

Yay! blogger is working again! Here is the flag over fort McHenry. 
During the war of 1812 the American general that was stationed at fort McHenry ordered that a large flag to be made, so that the British would not have any trouble seeing. The fort withstood the attack of the British and so did the flag.  

One of the advantages about making a build that is only for a picture is that you can use any shape of peice as long as one side is what you want. I used this technique in building the flag. If you were to look at the back of the flag, you would see miss matching pieces that did not look anything like what you see in the picture above. I built the whole flag up-side-down because in order to use the SNOT that would create the blue part of the flag, a little bit of the SNOT would be showing, making it look ugly.
Happy 4th of July!   

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I have not posted in a while because their is a bug and I cannot post a photo, and what is a LEGO blog without pictures?