A few weeks ago I got to meet one of the artists behind the incredible Lego work I kept seeing at area conventions. His name is Allen T. Hickman. For Planet Comicon, he created this amazing Captain America: Civil War mural. That Captain America Shield? He created that too. And people, he doesn’t use a computer program to do it. Want to see more of his awesome stuff (not just murals, but fully realized Lego models too!), then check out Allen’s Facebook Page and take a look at some of his incredible creations. Be sure to hop on over to The Just Brick League Facebook Page too and check out more of his Lego masterpieces. You can also find video of the Lego awesomeness that Allen and Ty Forshee brought to Planet Comicon 2015 on YouTube, posted by Gabe Counts.
I have one of those long, dark hallways in my house that’s terribly difficult to decorate. There’s just one tiny window on one end, so I’m always looking for ways to lighten it up. This evening I tried putting up three mirrors of different sizes…and it looks excellent! Clearly, if three mirrors looks excellent, five mirrors would look even better (and ten would look incredible)! I can see this quickly becoming a new obsession…
I particularly love the gold spray paint – something we go through a lot of at our house. Have you ever wondered which gold spray paint to use for your projects? Julia at ChrisLovesJulia experimented with several different kinds, and writes about her findings here.
What are your favorite mirror projects? I’d love to see!
This Lego Marvel Galactus minifig actually started out in life as the Lego Monster Fighters Mummy Clock, and it stood just over 9″ tall. The poster did some serious deconstruction to the clock to get it ready for sanding and painting. The horns on Galactus’ helmet were created from clear Plexiglas. Most of the detail pieces are 2mm craft foam; the others are dowel rod.
The poster was able to order decals online for the body details, but within the Imgur post, he/she posted the decals they designed, to scale, in case anyone wants to use them.
Links of Interest:
This reader submission blew me away. Look how amazing these shelves are!
This tutorial really breaks it down into simple to follow instructions. It starts with an IKEA bookshelf and ends with the coolest hutch I have ever seen! If any of you make this, be sure to show us pictures!
These sturdy lego wallets were made by Ryan Chapman and posted on his blog and the website of his design studio, Color By Numbers. They used to be sold at local boutiques. However, the supply ran out quite a while ago. Also, they were featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Isn’t that awesome? I’d love to get my crafts displayed in a museum.