Showing posts with label Dag Bricks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dag Bricks. Show all posts

LEGO Techniques - Dag Bricks Update

I've been having a blast (as has my LUG) playing around with an ever growing assortment of 4x pieces.  But something has been missing, nagging at me to get done.  I finally started messing around a bit and built a nice solid foundation.

Then I had to build off of this.  My LUG was having a Halloween themed show and tell for our October meeting.  Prizes were to be given out!  Who was I to miss this?  First I had to select my model.  Then I put on my pants and coat and thought a bit about the upper extremities.  Both function and form were important.  Of course everything had to work within the system.  Not only that, but I wanted everything to follow the system.  I also wanted there to be diversity so I had to very carefully consider piece usage.  The end result is still a work in progress, but I'm very happy with it.

Of course, what's the best way to stave off a zombie attack?  Dismemberment!  There are two different arm designs but I think the left one works better, or will as soon as I come up with a better hand design.  I was pretty thrilled with the hand design on the right (robot arms on a droid body) until I found it had been used back in 2009 on a Tom and Jerry MOC.  Oh well.  I'd still like to perfect it as it doesn't grip very well.  Some of you may feel that this has been done before.  The late and amazing Count Blockula had built a big fig before his passing.  But with all due respect, it's not exactly a perfectly scaled rendition.  It's stretched a touch here and there to look good.  I want both form AND function within the system.

Now to figure out head gear.

Oh yeah, and Cthulhu won.  He ALWAYS wins.

Dag Brick Instructions now available for Sale!

After much hard work, sweat, tears, coffee, and a little blood I've completed the first wave of Dag Bricks instructions. These are 4x sized elements that are not just sculptural but functional as well. I've bundled the instructions to minimize the overwhelming aspect of trying to decide which of the first 38 you want to start with.

You can read more about the instructions here.

Purchase instructions in my Bricklink store.

See some images of my own bricks here.

Now for a break and then to start on the next wave!