Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winter Village Train Station

As a submission to the Winter Village Contest, over at Eurobricks, Brian Lyles has built a simple, but very effective little scene of a train station in the winter.

Courtesy Winter Village Train Station by Brian Lyles.

P.S. Also check out his new website, Brick City Depot.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Bright orange is hard to use in LEGO structures. Sometimes it's just too over- powering and the color just takes away from the model as a whole. However, this building by Naneto, a Portuguese AFOL, is certainly an exception. By blending it with the white bricks and the black outlines created by the windows, the orange enhances the building's look and contributes to a very pleasing aesthetic design. Good work!

Courtesy Edificio by Naneto.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Inspiration of the Day - 11/25/10

Courtesy Good Historic Infill by Eridony.

White Building

A nicely built structure with a good design and color choice. It has a terrific representation of European architecture. View the entire folder to see more great buildings!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


This caught my eye - I really like the realistic design.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Japanese House

This was actually a coincidence, but when I stumbled upon this building I couldn't help but post it here. This is an amazing creation, and best yet, it has a superb interior to go along with it. Who knew a musket could be such a good railing?

Courtesy 20101120 by midnightcat.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Japanese Restaurant

His work's been blogged before, and for a good reason. This LEGO model is a tremendous rendition of Japanese architecture. The brown, vertical beams look terrific as well as that finely sloped gray tiled roof.

Courtesy Japanese Restaurant by rack911.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Prairie Style House

Very intriguing build. The wall along the sidewalk really catches the eye, as do the red and tan conflicting with each other. However, I think my favorite part is the glass-balcony walk out, great idea there. Keep up the great work!

Courtesy Prairie Style House by Jameson42.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Inspiration of the Day - 11/14/10

American Printing Company, Mill #7, in Fall River Massachusetts.

Courtesy Anawan Street by Marcfoto.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Inspiration of the Day - 11/11/10

Happy Armistice Day! Brick Town Talk thanks all veterans and their families who battled it through thick and thin. We salute you.

Courtesy Downtown Caluemt, MI by Myself.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Inspiration of the Day - 11/10/10

I'm just trying this out to see how it goes. For those of you frustrated in not knowing what to build, I will try to post daily images of real life buildings to provide some ideas and inspiration.

Leave your thoughts and comments on the idea if you wish!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mr. Wong's Curio Shop

Mr. Wong's Curio Shop, originally uploaded by Jameson42.
A very nice model to say the least. The horizontal black rectangle with the yellow dots really stands out against the tan wall. The general black outline of the whole structure really brings everything into focus for me. Very cool!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Building Process

Calumet, Michigan
ChurchI don't know about you, but whenever I build something, it is usually based off something I saw while on a trip or something that's been eating away at my conscious for awhile. For example, after visiting Calumet, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, I was inspired to build a church. What inspires you to build?

And then there are the problems faced while building. It can start at any moment. Not sure what to build, how to build it, the lack of pieces, or the sudden change in mind. What problems do you face? How do you fix them?

I would just like to hear your thoughts and comments on the matter.

Hope to hear from you!

Friday, November 5, 2010

NEWS - LEGO Sales Up 20%

Just caught this on the CBS evening news today. LEGO is "building up its workforce by 10%" and sales are up 20%. Sounds like great news, hopefully they can keep this up through the holiday season. Thoughts and comments always appreciated!
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