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Does anyone struggle with MOCs?

August 17, 2014

Interesting discussion going on Eurobricks about how to let the creativity flow and start building MOCs.
I struggle myself sometimes to translate into bricks the ideas I have. Most of the times, I’ll use pictures of real buildings (usually historical monuments) as inspiration for my constructions.
How about you?

Here’s the link of the thread:

Granovian Seaport

October 2, 2013

Granovian Seaport it’s a nice building MOC built by Sir Edwyn. Loved the medieval architecture of the building and the fine details on the walls.

Granovian Seaport

Treasure Island

September 17, 2013

Recent featured on TBB

Treasure Island

Incredible finding from TBB of this street inspired on the Treasure Island romance and built by Matthew Hurt. Every house has its peculiarities and fine details, with close historical allusions with pirates and the age of discovery.

B-17 Flying Fortress

September 8, 2013

Recently featured on TBB

B-17 Flying Fortress

The iconic Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” returns to the skies with this model by Brian Fitzsimmons. The nose turret and bombardier’s station show considerable detail, including two smaller windows aft of the nose. The sculpting of the wings, in particular, stands out for its elegant shapes.

As impressive the model, Brian’s Flickr feed includes LDD renderings of is model that are also worth checking out.

Brick Warriors – Parts reviews (1 of 4)

December 31, 2011

It was a nice surprise for me when I first read the invitation from Brick Warriors to write a review about their custom parts. They would send me a sample of their parts that I could analyse and write down the review.

I must confess that at the beginning I was a bit skeptical about what could I get. But all the doubts flew away after I opened the small bag with the pieces.

The quality of the plastic was near excellent, even better than many official LEGO parts (I’m not a great fan of the soft plastic used in many recent parts made by LEGO) and the overall design of the parts were also rather good.

I decided to divide this review into four parts (counting with this introduction) so I could get into details in each part. Without more delays, here’s the picture of all parts kindly offered by Brick Warriors.

I wish you all a happy and prosper new year!!!


October 10, 2011

LEGO CUUSOO is the new system from LEGO where users can share their ideas and if they get enough support from the community (10000 votes) LEGO will review it. If they approve your idea, you may have a chance to see it as a new official product.

I was thrilled with the idea, and submitted my project of the small replicas of Lisbon trams. I don’t recall of any LEGO trams sets and this could be a good opportunity for all of LEGO fans to get a new way of transportion in their own cities :-)

Here’s the page for this project. I hope you liked the idea and want to support it –

Thank you very much.


We reached 150 members!

August 22, 2011

We reached the 150 members in History Bricks group at Flickr with 1243 items shared :D
Thank you all for keeping in touch and hope we can be celebrating the 200 members very soon ;)

For those you don’t know yet History Bricks in the social networks, here’s the links:

Phallus Palace 2

December 14, 2010

Rocko show us this cool building with an awesome bridge and tower.


Phallus Palace 2, originally uploaded by Rocko™.

New LEGO 2011 Theme: Pirates of the Caribbean

November 18, 2010

Hi everyone! I’ve been extremely busy in the last few days but today’s news was sufficient to forget my job a few minutes and write a new post post and spread the word.

According to this press release, LEGO will publish in 2011 a new theme about the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” :D
This definitely, will close the discussion about the picture of the captain Jack Sparrow riding a camel :)

I’m very impatient to know what sets will be released. I vote for a big Black Pearl similar to the Imperial flagship :D

PLUG Exhibition in El Corte Inglés (Lisbon)

November 6, 2010

Hi everyone! It has been a busy week but I hope to catch up the news this weekend, with new MOCs to talk about. But today I would like to advertise the most recent exhibition organized by the Portuguese LEGO User Group (PLUG) in El Corte Inglés at Lisbon.

Due to time constraints, this year my participation in the exhibition is very modest with only two MOCs of the old Lisbon trams and a few Star Wars sets. Today I took some time and went to visit the exhibition in the 7th floor. I must say that the overall quality of PLUG’s exhibition is getting better and better as time passes by. Here’s some photos of what you can find (sorry for the poor quality but they were taken with my phone).

One of the cool aspects of this exhibition is the great number of MOCS representing landmarks and other Portuguese features such as the trains and trams.

You can find more photos at the gallery of other PLUG members:

  • Conchas’ gallery at brickshelf – click here;
  • Ricardo S’s gallery at brickshelf – click here;




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