If this Lego Rivendell is not the best Lego Diorama ever, it is certainly up there with the best.
Created by Blake Baer and Jack Bittner over on Eurobricks for Brickfair VA 2012 it recreates the iconic location from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings in all it’s beauty.
As anyone who has worked with these mysterious square bricks to create a natural setting will know, it ain’t a walk in the park. Blake and Jack have managed to overcome the “plastic squareness” of Lego to capture the essence of this Art Nouveau inspired environment and the amount of attention to detail is both inspiring and, I have to say, slightly intimidating!
Two things I must add:
My only concern? The photos are simply not big enough! My major brain drain? These two guys are only 16!!!!!
I first came across these Lego Decal and sticker sets from Brickstix when I was searching for a Brickjournal back issue some time ago.
At the time I was amazed by the sets, for their quality, range and ingenuity. It’s one of those concepts that as a tryhard-entrepreneur you wonder why you didn’t think about the idea first.
I mean, custom removable stickers and decals for Lego, we all came up with that idea as a child…so I guess it makes sense that the idea for Brickstix was conceived by a kid and then made into a multi award-winning company!
Meet Greyson McLean, a 12 year old with a passion for Lego and a mind like a steel trap. At 9 years old he came up with the idea of removable Lego stickers to use over and over again.
Like most kids Greyson was frustrated with the official Lego stickers that stuck like glue, and when they did eventually come off they left an icky sediment behind.
After a bit of research, Brickstix was born (with a little help from his mother).
Greyson does all the design drawings and sends them to a designer (an uncle) who refines them for the stickers. There are 6 varieties of Brickstix packets on different themes, and each packet has two sheets of stickers in each. There is also a Mod range of stickers for creating comics and stop motion animation.
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Here is an interview with Greyson on Martha Stewart.