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# Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Having a tiger head pattern may seem to be fine at start but it is obviously inadequate, I should really put in more effort to complete the body I think, so despite lacking parts and ideas on how to do it, I give it a try.

The Chinese new year holidays ends today here in Hong Kong and everything going back to business tomorrow, I hope better things are installed for us in this new year.

MOC
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 22:04:48 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Sunday, 14 February 2010

樂高虎圖賀新歲! - Celebrating the Chinese new year with a Lego Tiger pattern!

祝大家虎年萬事如意 「樂在磚裡尋, 高朋享心得」- Wishing eveyone good fortune in the year of Tiger, enjoying the fun of Lego brick building, and sharing ideas with friends in the Lego community

MOC
Sunday, 14 February 2010 00:34:42 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Saturday, 30 January 2010

When news about Lego 40004 Valentine Heart came out, some folks at a Greater China forum obviously feel envy because the product is not available at this region yet (I think it should come very very soon though), since it looks quite simple, I think it would be easy to emulate, fortunately almost all parts are available on hand (almost, except one...), I instantly give it a try.

Easy, right? Not exactly, the white dish is only a 4 X 4 Inverted while in 40004 I believe that the one used is a rather rare 8 x 8 Inverted Round Dish, so this copy is not really exact.

But nevertheness, it works, and there was a happy recipient of this Lego valentine heart.

My personal feeling is that the Lego design is a little bit plain, so I try a couple more variations, and .... what do you think of the followings?

By the way, this year's Valentine coincide with the first day of Chinese New Year, is it a good thing, may be, or may be not, it is always not easy to handle two things at the same time.

General | MOC
Saturday, 30 January 2010 15:18:37 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Monday, 25 January 2010

During Chinese new year (農曆新年), a popular floral decoration is narcissus (水仙) as it symbolize prosperity, the deco would look excellent if the flower blossoms well at the right time, with some parts that I have on hand, I tried to create a Lego version of narcissus, and it looks kind of interesting to myself.

I hope you'll like it too.

MOC
Monday, 25 January 2010 14:20:30 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Saturday, 23 January 2010

4996 is a very nice House based set that Lego produced, but it was on sales probably because Lego produced too many of them, but in my opinion, it is a good set that should be hot, and Beach House is a very romantic idea.

It is designed as two pieces so you can remove the top one to add amenities (or residents) to the interior, there are movable windows and doors!

Thinking about houses, I also think of the tragic earthquakes that have been causing loss in both properties and human lives, not many people had personally experienced an earthquake, I did, so I know how terrifying it can be, and poorly constructed houses can kill people. Just wish that none of this will happen again. And using 4996, I try to depict a scene on a rescue of a earthquake victim, those teams that had exerted best effort will always be able to make a difference.

Here it goes ....

The owner of this nice beach house is a pretty young lady

Sometimes she would sit on the stairway, contemplating....

Watching the street from the balcony

Looking out the window....But....

One day ..... suddenly, something strikes! - The ground is shaking terribly

And the house is breaking up!

Ceilings falling down

In seconds, the building collapsed

Rescue team rushing in! Every second counts!

Efforts paid off, this is indeed a wonderful moment!

Although in reality, not everyone can reach safety after all, but what had happened can alert people who live in earthquake zones to prepare themselves on how to get a better chance of survival when the natural calamity strikes. Well, just hoping that 2010 is a good year for all.

By the way, usually people would take photos of their Lego work in sequence when they build it, but this time I am doing it the other way around, and in the process, I found out that tearing down a Lego structure is also something to learn and practice carefully too.

Saturday, 23 January 2010 02:56:33 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A Jedi owns a Starfighter, but must the lowly Hoth Rebel only fight on foot? In Lego, we can try to make things happen, it may not be pretty, it isn't really too powerful, but at least it flies!

The Sub Zero Aero Fighter is not a Starfighter, it is designed to operate on the planet of Hoth, mainly as a transport vehicle, to be eco-friendly, its weapon system is not explosive-based. 

Using razor blades and claws, it is designed to assist SnowSpeeders in taking down AT-AT

A proud Hoth Pilot, now he can fight back with more power

May the force be with him too!

MOC
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 10:53:50 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 14 January 2010

First, I need to emphasize that this Lego MOC is not designed to glorify the forces of the dark side, depicting the miserable and horrible suffering of the Hoth Rebels is a way to show the sacrifices they made in performing their duties.

I am not sure if I am the first one to make use of this technique to simulate a blood stain effect in Lego in my previous Hoth MOC, but I think it interests a few people, this time I added 2 new fun features to the MOC:


Please note the head of the shot snowtrooper


Can you notice the blood stains on and below the turret, as well as blood "flowing" inside the back pack?

Another interesting thing I tried is the "flying up" speeder Bike, thanks to the new Lego 8083 and 8084 sets, they gave me this vehicle as well as low cost ways to get the needed minifigs! I have also done reviews for the 2 sets separately:

8083 review (Rebel Trooper Battle Pack)
8084 review (Snowtrooper Battle Pack)

And of course, 7749 helps, perhaps I haven't utilized it fully, and that would be something to think about for the Version 3 MOC.

Yeah, it is a little bloody, just hope that you enjoy my MOC not because of its being bloody.

MOC
Thursday, 14 January 2010 17:59:58 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Monday, 14 December 2009

Sometimes people tend to think that it must be costly to build Lego MOCs, as evident by the many great creations that we've seen in Flickr and BrickShelf, but in fact, it is possible to have fun with limited number of parts as well. The small set Lego creator products such as 6741 Mini Jet are not really that hot, but I think it contains a good combination of parts that can be useful for building mini Starfighters, so I just give it a try.

First, let me introduce the three officlal models that comes with the set, they are all nice but honestly not extraordinary attractive, when I purchase the set, I was actually after the parts:


Model 1


Model 2


Model 3

Well, here comes my MOC, I used up all the parts and only parts from 6741:

Would welcome any comments.

Monday, 14 December 2009 17:56:07 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 10 September 2009

The lego community obviously are all now focusing on the new products coming up, what excites Starwars fans most must easily be the 10198 Tantive IV, while these new sets are truly wonderful, let's recall the same excitement that ignited the lego starwars passion last year.

Lego 7676 Republic Attack Gunship may be forgotton by many now, but it is probably one of the best Starwars vehicle produced by Lego so far, I am not going to repeat the features here as you must already known about them or read about those somewhere many times, I just like to point out a few of my observations:

1. Republic Attack Gunship may be the Starwars clone wars vehicle with the most exposures, and it is really beautiful. The Lego implementation reproduced the movie details to its best:



Opening cabin door, compartment for command station and healing chamber 



Two seats camel style pilot cabin



Compartment can carry combat units and a speeder bike, and there is a backdoor for entry


2. It is a vehicle with much flexibility and playability




Positionable cannons, missiles, flexible wings, combat chamber on wings.

3. The minifigs mix is great, with the passion of Lego Starwar fans, never would be a set be good enough in that aspect. But remember, this is the only set that gives you Ventress.


Commander Cody and Clone Trooper


Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Koon

Talking about Ventress, despite being a villain, she is a fascinating character and one of the most fearsome nemesis of the good jedi clan, without her, wouldn't the war be less fun?

Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:20:05 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 23 July 2009

My obsession on Hoth seems to be driving me nuts, I am not a skilled lego player (it should be obvious) but it is fun to build (which all of you should agree), so here comes another Hoth related MOC, a bloody one as I am trying to illustrate how unfortunate the Hoth Rebels have been.

I wonder what would be the best way to create a "bloody" effect, it would be great if someone can point me to a better example. I have also seen some great work recreating the icy/snow landscape, but unfortunately I don't have the necessary bricks and decided only resort to what I have onhand, may be I should really sort out more money and do a serious purchase at Bricklink.

Would welcome any comments :-)

MOC
Thursday, 23 July 2009 10:04:28 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, 09 July 2009

Music plays an important part in most of our lives, I would not consider myself a Fan, but I truly respect those great artists whose sounds and moves once touched our hearts, especially during some of the most frustrated moments.

Thanks to fellow Flickr user Jack'o (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_is_great/) for inspiring me with his comment, and of course, this great work from Ciamoslaw Ciamek  (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/131223)

MOC
Thursday, 09 July 2009 23:55:08 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Tuesday, 16 June 2009
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To fight against fate, a hoth rebel has to revert to extraordinary actions to survive, fearless and heavily equipped, the Hoth Rambo has no hesitation to draw first blood....

Borrowing some nice stuff from 7749 Echo Base, adding wheels for mobility

Carrying heavy firepower...how it is done at the back

With a determined look

MOC
Tuesday, 16 June 2009 19:12:29 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)