Seeing Double At Symmetrio’s Workshop

Seeing Double At Symmetrio’s Workshop - Lego MOC

This Lego MOC called “Symmetrio’s Workshop” is the creation of Markus Rollbühler. Built as part of the “Style It Up!” challenge put on by InnovaLUG, where the specific goal was to build with symmetry. Symmetrio’s Workshop is a mysterious place where you will be seeing double everything. Everything is so exact, it almost feels like a spot-the-differences or hidden-items challenge. Not one (to my eye) item is different between the two sides. All of this has been built using the SNOT style. Most notably with the walls and windows, there sure are a lot of tiles. Ultimately, there is an insane amount of fun little details hidden away in this scene. For instance, look at the treasure chests for the desk legs, the patterned floor boards, the buckets of crabs, and even matching mouse traps. The question now being, are there two mice, or just one really clever one?

Seeing Double At Symmetrio’s Workshop Detail - Lego MOC

You can find more of Symmetrio’s Workshop over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/moriartus/49765311218/

Hanging Out With Doctor Strange And Iron Man

“No mojo this time buddy!” - Lego Doctor Strange and Iron Man

Even Tony Stark gets tired of hanging out in his Hall of Armor. Sometimes he just needs a break. Who better to hang out with than Dr. Stephen Strange. This Lego MOC is titled “No mojo this time buddy!” and is the creation of Lego_nuts. A simple chess game between friends in a cozy library. The lighting in this scene is perfect. Well lit, well balanced, and the backlight coming in through the windows makes it feel real. Check out all the little details. There is Doctor Strange’s Cloak of Levitation, and I’m sure the Book of the Vishanti is around somewhere. The shelves hide a treasure map, newspaper, and a letter or two. The grandfather clock, and old time camera are also great mini builds. It is Iron Man VS. Doctor Strange, and the only question left is who will win.

Hanging Out With Doctor Strange And Iron Man Detail

Check out this Lego Iron Man and Dr. Strange Chess Game over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lego_nuts/49634998388/

New Lego Humble Book Bundle

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The Humble Bundle website just revealed their newest Book Bundle: Lego by No Starch Press. This bundle shares a bunch of stuff that was last available in the Humble Brainiac Book Bundle from February 2015. There are 16 titles; including the popular titles: Beautiful Lego, The Cult of Lego, The Lego Architect, and Steampunk Lego.

As usual these are sold in a “Pay What You Want” system that starts at only $1. Check it out here: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/lego-book-bundle

Pay What You Want For 5+ Lego Books – The Humble Brainiac Book Bundle

Humble Bundle, Brainiac Books Lego

Humble Bundle recently revealed their newest books bundle. This time featuring a whole bunch of kids friendly “brainiac” books. There are currently 13 books offered, and in a few days their will be a few more added. As of right now there are 5 Lego themed books in this deal. Including Steampunk Lego, which might just be one of the most beautiful books on Lego released. Best of all the whole thing is “pay what you want.” You have until the 16th to make up your mind.

“Get your thinking caps on, brainiacs! Fire up your synapses and get reading. This is a book bundle made with your brain in mind. Name your price for the The Manga Guide to Electricity; The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 1; Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred; Lauren Ipsum; and Ruby Wizardry. If you pay more than the average price, you’ll also get Build Your Own Website; Incredible LEGO Technic; Python for Kids; The Manga Guide to Physics; and LEGO Space. If you pay $15 or more, you’ll receive all of the above plus The LEGO Neighborhood Book; Steampunk LEGO; and JavaScript for Kids. Now that’s some food for thought!

This bundle comes to you from No Starch Press, publishers of the finest in geek entertainment. Since 1994, they have published books on topics like LEGO, hacking, science, math, and programming for all ages.”

The Humble Brainiac Book Bundle is over here: https://www.humblebundle.com/books

Lego Mosaics By Hilary Leung

Hilary Leung’s Where The Wild Things Are Mosaic

Lego Mosaics are a great fit for pixel art. The standard 2×2 and 1×1 brick is a perfect match for a pixel. The constraints put onto this style of building can make for wonderful results. A great mosaic can even be created with a relatively small collection.

Hilary Leung’s Lego Mosaics started out how most projects do, as a neat side project. His inspiration is to create a book to give to his son showcasing the idea to “Make Something Cool Every Day.” At the beginning of this year, he started creating 8-bit animals and posting them on various websites.

Hilary Leung’s Character Mosaics

These little 8-bit animals have so much personality. There are 31 of these in the series, ranging from a beaver, to a donkey, to a tiger, and even a snake. The key to these animal mosaics is the eyes. The theme changed slightly after a month, to creating mosaics based on Hilary Leung’s list of top 28 picture books.

Hilary Leung’s Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed The World

These 28 mosaics are all extremely well done and instantly recognizable. Featuring such picture books as, Where the Wild Things Are, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Olivia, Curious George, the Sneetches, and many more. Ultimately being limited to a relatively small selection of colors can create interesting solutions, and these mosaics are better for it.

Hilary Leung’s Picture Book Mosaics

More Information & Links

You can find Hilary Leung on Flickr and on Blogspot. His “Make Something Cool Everyday” set on Flickr is a great place to see all 69 mosaics. Hopefully more are on their way.

Not only has Hilary Leung created these mosaics but he is also an illustrator. He has a series of picture books out titled Ninja Cowboy Bear. The trilogy is available on Amazon: The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear, The Way of the Ninja, and The Call of the Cowboy. Make sure to check them out.