Friday, May 30, 2014

Frisky Pandas


The title should really be 'Frisky Panda.' I personally am not a fan of real pandas. When bamboo is more important to you than procreation, well, I guess you've made your choice. That said, I am a big fan of the panda minifigure. It just got stuck in the LEGO Movie somewhere inconspicuously, but it stood out in the line of Collectible Minifigures for the movie. It's one of the only collectible minifigures I own two of, and I intend to put them to good use.

I'm not really sure where the idea for this MOC came from. I guess it is just from the random panda knowledge I know, like that female pandas ovulate only once a year and even then only for 2-3 days. Even then, they're notoriously hard to breed.

This whole thing is kind of random. Just enjoy it.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Good to be Back - Wolf's Den



How good it is to be back and building again. I hope my brief respite from my schoolwork will allow me much time for building, not that I am completely free from the law. I blog elsewhere, but it's far more boring and less creative that building with bricks.

That said, feast your eyes upon one of my latest creations, for there are more. I had a bit of a kick one night that I just got around to photographing. One of the things I love best about the Chima line is that the minifigures are just so wonderfully detailed and I've been wanting to use them ever since I got my first one. So here we have one of the wolves (the cheap one that came in one of the polybags) taking a bit of a  respite under a hidden nook. It's not the greatest thing in the world, but it's pure and wonderful and I like the way I made the tree curve.

I am not entirely satisfied with how this one turned out, but I am happy nonetheless. I originally wanted to have tree roots coming down and blocking the wolf from view but I didn't have the connector pieces I wanted to use in the right color and teal and lime green just didn't seem right for this piece. I settled for the grass pieces to hide him. In the future, I would like to experiment more with irregular plates to develop more meaningful landscapes. What I have right now is simplistic but it is layered 4 high in some places which is an improvement from my usual flat 1. 

All in all, a success. Good to be back.