Custom Built T-Rex Lamp, with Jurassic World Park Gate

Custom Built T-Rex Lamp, with Jurassic World Park Gate
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Here is a fun project we just completed for a young fellow who is moving into a new home in June.  His mother contacted us to inquire if we could make him something special for his new bedroom, perhaps in a dinosaur theme.  We proposed building a lamp in a Jurassic World theme, and she loved the idea!  You can see the finished project below.

 

This lamp features a custom ‘Jurassic World’ sticker, green LEGO plants / foliage, a functioning brown gate, and a T-Rex, naturally.  We used the T-Rex from set #75918, the T-Rex Tracker set.

 

What do you think?  Will it be a hit with this young LEGO fan?  We certainly hope so!

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918

 

Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
Jurassic World LEGO Lamp with T-Rex from Set 75918
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Spider-Man Mosaic, built with LEGO Bricks

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Ever since Spidey dropped in on Captain America and the gang in the Civil War movie trailer, we’ve been itching to make something spidery. Here is what we ended up making for the Brickablocks office. A Spider-man LEGO mosaic!

 

Spider-Man LEGO Mosaic

 

This Spider-man Lego mosaic, by brickablocks.com, is comprised of 8000+ Lego studs. It is mounted on a 24×24 inch white hard board. The mosaic was built using dark blue , dark red, red, dark grey, light grey, black, and white Lego plates, on four 10×10 inch LEGO base plates.

 

Here are the first two plates we completed…

UNDEROOOS!

 

 

And here you can see it hanging proudly upon the wall!

 

Spider-Man LEGO Mosaic

 

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Colorful Candelabra Lamp – our First Holiday Custom Order

Colorful Candelabra Lamp – our First Holiday Custom Order
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With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, we notice an uptick in the number of inquiries we receive regarding our custom handmade LEGO items.  The thought of a one of a kind hand made LEGO gift for a loved one has its appeal, and 2015 is turning out to be no exception to the rule!

 

We were recently contacted regarding our handmade rainbow LEGO lamp, seen here.  This customer thought the shape of the lamp was perfect, but wanted to mix things up a bit.  Literally!

Handmade Lamp in all the Colors of the Rainbow for Your Desk, Nightstand,or LEGO Room

 

 

They asked us if we could make a taller version of this lamp, with the bricks assembled randomly, instead of in the orderly rainbow we advertise above.  Here is the finished lamp.  We sure hope they are pleased!

 

 

Colorful Handmade LEGO Lamp

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Remodel and Review: Attack On Avengers Tower (Set 76038)

Remodel and Review: Attack On Avengers Tower (Set 76038)
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Happy Friday, LEGO Friends!





Today, we are taking a trip into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today’s post is all about a brand new set, just introduced for 2015. LEGO’s new Marvel Superheroes themed Attack on Avengers Tower!
This set was officially released on March 1st, but honestly, it captured our attention last year, when pics were leaked that featured almost all of the upcoming 2015 sets. Our first glimpse of the set came by the way of a close cropped snapshot of an early release catalog. Fortunately, we have better pics now. Check this set out:

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I’m sure you probably already suspect why this set would have captured our interest, considering its final form.  But hang on… We’ll get to that! Let’s start with a brief review of the set.
First, have a look at the box. As you can see, it is called Attack on Avengers Tower icon.

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The set is advertised to include 515 parts, and features 5 minifigures.

Among the 5 included minifigures you will find standard issue Thor and Iron-man. The Iron Man included here is Iron Man MK43. A black hair piece is included, so you can play with Iron Man as Tony Stark with his mask off.

The remaining three LEGO Minifigures are Iron Legion (the set includes 2), and an Ultron MK1. If you are unfamiliar with the MK nomenclature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, MK1 means this is Ultron Mark 1, or Ultron version 1. If you have seen the preview, this version of Ultron is the battle damaged Ultron that comes limping out of Tony Stark’s lab to confront the Avengers.

LEGO Ultron MK1

Here is the reverse side of Ultron, where you can see that this minifigure head piece includes printing on the reverse side as well.

LEGO Ultron MK1 reverse side

In the image below, we show you an Iron Legion beside Ultron MK1. If you look closely, it is clear that Ultron MK1 is a battle damaged Iron Legion.

LEGO Ultron MK1 and Iron Legion Side by side

The iron legion figures feature a dark blue and gold Iron Man mask, with a white minifig leg and torso that each feature printed patterns. The torso features a prominent Avengers ‘A’ logo.

Iron Legion Front

The iron legion minifigs also feature printing on their backside.

Iron Legion back

The minifigure head on each Iron Legion lego minifigure is a tansparent orange head, with orange printed dots on one side. You can barely see them in this image, but we include it for reference.

Iron Legion transparent head

Moving on to the primary build and parts inventory, we found a few things worthy of your attention. We’ll just list them here in a brief bullet point checklist:

– Thor’s Cape appears to be made with a new material. It feels like cotton and is much smoother to the touch, and more flexible than previous cape versions. We hope this will make the cape less prone to permanent wrinkling.

– It appears as though the avengers raided a Lego Friends set for there medical bay. The set includes part #6003298, which is a light blue injection syringe.
Iron Legion back

– It is hard to find this much transparent blue in one set! If you are thinking about a skyscraper, pick up several of these!

The build itself is fun enough, but what we love most is the abundant inclusion of play features on the finished set. The tower itself is built with a swinging door, so the tower swings open to reveal its interior levels. Inside you will find the medical bay, lab, computer room and even a penthouse level lounge! The set also features break away windows, fold out panels form the mechanical bay, and balcony mounted guns!

This a cool set with tons of great features, and 5 great minifigures. The LEGO list price is $59.99, which makes it a great value as well.

Now, what did we do with it once we had in hand? Glad you asked!!!
One of our favorite pasttimes is creating LEGO brick built lamps. When we first saw Avengers Tower, we couldn’t wait to get one in our work shop to tinker with. What we came up with is a play feature packed lamp, that we hope you will get a kick out of! Check it out below.

The lamp we built is about 18 inches high, and features a silver bulb socket with pull chain.

LEGO Avengers Tower Lamp Conversion

The tower balcony flips up to reveal mounted cannons!

LEGO Avengers Tower Armed Balcony

If you look closer, the pics below show the balcony and mechanic bay more clearly.

LEGO Avengers Tower Lamp play features exterior

When opened, the interior is fully revealed!

LEGO Avengers Tower Lamp play features interior

We will need to find an Avengers themed Lamp to finish this one off. Or make our own!

We hope you found this mini review helpful! We would love to hear your thoughts about our Avengers Tower remodel in the comments below!

-Brian from brickablocks.com

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Our Original Firefighter Themed LEGO Lamp

Our Original Firefighter Themed LEGO Lamp
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This sturdily constructed lamp was handmade in Glen Allen, Virginia by BrickABlocks.com.  Each piece individually glued for a lamp that has a quality look and feel.

 

Firefighter Themed LEGO Lamp

 

Our lamps are constructed of 100% genuine LEGO parts.  This Firefighter lamp in an assortment of red, white, black and grey shades.
 
This lamp included a several play features.  The minifigure, hat, helmet, radio (walkie-talkie), phone, and bull horn were all detachable for play time.  
When not in use, the base of the lamp includes a brick built siren and has several built-in clasps to securely hold the accessories and minifigure for display.
 
Lamp details:
Height:  13 inches from base to top of bulb socket.
Base: 3.75 inches x 3.75 inches
Weight:  1 lb.  2 oz.
Cord: 6 feet (approx)
 
Colors: Red, White, Black, Grey
 
 
Interested in a LEGO lamp of your own?  Head on over to our Etsy Shop to see what we have on offer currently.  Or, send us a note via the contact us form available to your right and let us know what you are interested in for your home, office, or child’s bedroom!
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A Tardis Lamp, built with LEGO Bricks!

A Tardis Lamp, built with LEGO Bricks!
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This handmade Blue Desk Lamp was made in Glen Allen, Virginia using an assortment of new and refurbished LEGO® bricks.

This lamp would make an excellent addition to your workspace, or even your nightstand!  Not only is it functional, but it is sure to be a conversation starter.  This is the perfect gift for the Doctor Who Tardis fan in your life!

 

Doctor Who Tardis Lamp Specifications:

Height:  13 inches

Cord is at least 6 feet
Lampshade NOT included
Light bulb NOT included

Visit our Etsy Storefront to buy it today!

 

 

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Allow us to introduce our new band…

Allow us to introduce our new band…
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Every now and then, an idea occurs to us that we think is pretty unique. Usually, a quick google search reveals 8 million iterations of the idea, which dampens our enthusiasm.

 

Today, though, is different.

 

Today, “The Time Traveling Wilburys” yields only two search results!

 

So, allow us to introduce to you…

 

The Time Traveling Wilbury’s!

The Time Traveling Wilbury's - Singing harmony and travelling through time!
The Time Traveling Wilbury’s – Singing harmony and travelling through time!

 

From right to left, they are – Lucky, Otis, Charlie Jr., Nelson, and Lefty.  Or, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Roy Orbison, if you prefer.

 

The Time Traveling Wilbury's - Singing harmony and travelling through time!
The Time Traveling Wilbury’s – a LEGO Supergroup!

 

Thanks for indulging our terribly strange, and curiously dated, sense of humor, LEGO Friends!

 

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A LEGO Steel Pup For RVA’s Fetch a Cure Foundation

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Today we’ve got an update for you related to a very special project we just wrapped up. As you may remember, we started working on a Steel Pup for Richmond, VA’s Fetch A Cure organization a couple of weeks ago.

 

 

 

FETCH is a non-profit whose purpose is to educate, and provide pet owners greater access to, information about pet cancer, senior care and treatment options.


Fetch a Cure LOGO

 

 

Below you will find a few progress photos of the project that were taken over the last few weeks.

 

Each brick is individually applied to the ABS Plastic coating that was applied to the steel pup earlier in the process.  If you are interested in how we started, head on over to this earlier post about the project- Getting Started on our LEGO Steel PUP.

 

steel pup by Brickablocks.com

steel pup by Brickablocks.com

steel pup by Brickablocks.com

steel pup by Brickablocks.com

 

Here is the little gal after we applied some pink patches to her coat. I think we are finally ready for the big auction!

 

steel pup by Brickablocks.com

steel pup by Brickablocks.com

steel pup by Brickablocks.com

steel pup by Brickablocks.com

 

Her name is Bubble-Yum!  See you again soon, friends.

 

Thanks for visiting! 

-Brian from brickablocks.com

Meet the owner of Brickablocks.com

 

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