As usual some extra photos of my latest work, the tribute to master Miyazaki straight from a very snowy Tokyo. The diorama is basically composed by the dark bluish grey building plus a couple of trees, small plants and a bunch of details all around. If you want more details about how I built Hayao’s studio in Tokyo let’s click here and jump into the the Autumn edition of the diorama. This work was very well received, thanks to everyone for the enthusiasm.
Let’s take a look at some extra-pics of my latest super fresh build: the Crystal Mill. The double shack is built using my classic lifted-up tiles style, and it rocks! While it’s my very first waterfall, rocks and trees come from my previous builds such as the A-Frame Cabin and the Blue Cottage. I used more or less 2,500 plate round 1X1 trans-light blue to create the water effect. There are many other hidden details and very interesting tecniques here and there, hope you have a good time spotting them all.
A couple of days ago my Santa’s Cottage achieved the coveted 10,000 votes on LEGO IDEAS: it’s unbelievable! It all started on December 1st and ended on February 1st: exactly two months! I’ve worked hard these 63 days to promote the project and I am delighted to have achieved the goal. I thank everyone who helped me in this incredible path.
The review phase will start early in may and will end at the end of August. The choosen projects will be announced at the beginning of October. We have to wait a few months for the outcome and in the meanwhile keep ours fingers crossed.
I don’t know how it will end up but I am already very happy and satisfied with it. Thank you all! You’re awesome!
Let’s take a look at some unreleased WIP snapshots of my latest creation straight from the sea. Follow Theo’s Trabuchet “step by step” building stages, scroll through the images and find out the secrets of my fishing diorama. Below the captions of the photos.
Step 1: the tan platform is ready. Are you wondering if it is fragile? Not as much as it seems, in fact if you touch it it sways but does not break. Playability is guaranteed! Step 2: first time the medium azure is the main color of one of my MOCs and the outcome rocks! The two Minifigs are adorable and they come from Hidden Side set No. 70419 / Wrecked Shrimp Boat. Step 3: Coupling done! Step 4: the crumbling bridge building technique comes from my early 2021 MOC. I like the feeling of precariousness of the entire structure. Step 5: this is Pablo, Theo’s friend. Lovely torso and headgear both from H/S ’20 set. The lanternon the pole is a quite new element, I recently bought a couple of it, and I like them very much, you’ll see again for sure… Step 6: everything is ready for the photo shoot, at times the hardest part of the entire work. Step 7: Click📸! The white background makes everything easier: you don’t see the paper sores, they are so difficult to fix via Photoshop. Step 8: Theo’s Trebuchet and me right after the photo shoot for the classic photo in my studio. The main photo is ready to be published on my social pages. It’s thrilling thinking it will be seen thousands of times around the world… Can you spot the set on the shelf?
Even for my latest creations, the Sweet Tooth cabin from Netflix TV series, I took the work in progress photos, or rather the steps to assemble the parts of which the diorama is made up of.
While you can take a look at the photos below to check out the assembly steps, clicking here you can read the full and detailed article about the Gus’ shelter. Have fun!
1) the base of the entire MOC made of many dark tan wedge plates; 2) the two shacks ready to be placed on the left side of the diorama; 3) first coupling done; 4) with these 3 cabins the house is going to be complete; 5) the Gus shelter is complete and you can recognize the setting of the Netflix series; 6) Pubba, Gus and his alleged mother; 7) adding the last details; 8) with the trees the MOC is ready for the photo shoot; 9) click! Photos are ready to be published on my social media page.
Let’s take a look at some unreleased work in progress snapshots of my latest creation straight from the woods: the very popular Blue Cottage. Follow The Blue Cottage “step by step” building stages, scroll through the images and find out the secrets of one of my beloved creations.