Everyday Objects

While everyday objects might seem mundane, they are often a fun opportunity to replicate something as closely as possible, either in 1:1 scale, smaller, or even larger!

Electric Piano

April 2020

Inspiration: A friend requested that I build a piano, but I'd already built a grand piano, so I opted to build an electric keyboard instead. One of my favorite little models, I'm really happy with how this turned out, especially the effect that the transparent red keys have.

Build time: 1 day

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Toothbrushes

March 2020

Inspiration: Two of my friends both requested that I build toothbrushes. I obliged.

Build time: 2 days

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Power Tools

May 2020

Inspiration: A stud shooter looks like a power drill., enough said. I built this for Iron Forge round 3.

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Nerf Gun

May 2020

Inspiration: I built this for Iron Forge Round 3 with the seed part of a stud shooter. I built this mostly for the irony of building a gun using smaller guns.

Build time: 3 hours

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Wandavision Glitch End Screen

February 2021

Inspiration: I took out my frustration with the glitchy "please stand by" screen that ended each episode of Disney+'s Wandavision by building it in brick form. This one in particular is from the end of episode 6.

Build Time: 2 days

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Micro Airjitzu

January 2020

Inspiration: Built for the Iron Forge Round 3 using the trapezoidal flags. Before I even had access to my bricks, I was playing Airjitzu and realized that it would work perfectly with the flags.

Build Time: a few hours

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Sunflowers

January 2021

Inspiration: Built for Iron Forge Round 2 using way too many bananas. This build took forever and was more than mildly infuriating. The bananas are pressed in between two tires and only held in by friction. It took many hands to hold them down while I worked to prepare each one, it only lasted for a matter of seconds before exploding.

Build Time: a few minutes

Photography Time: 1-2 hours at least

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McDonald's Ad

January 2021

Inspiration: While you may not like McDonalds, no one can say their iconography and branding isn't fantastic. The minifigure torso, especially the older style one used here perfectly matches the McDonald's French fry container. The minifigure's neck is buried in the ground in a 1x2 technic brick. Deciding exactly what toppings to use on the burger took quite awhile, but I think I finally found the perfect combo.

Build Time: a few hours

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2d Jazz Band

January 2021

Inspiration: The minifigure torso's trapezoidal face works well for a 2d representation of a cone, as used in many of my models for Round 1 of the Iron Forge. Here, it makes a great brass bell! I stole the design of the music notes from a model I built for the previous Iron Forge.

Build Time: a few hours

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Tooth Necklace

May 2020

Inspiration: Perhaps one of my favorite models of my models from the Iron Forge, this one was from round 4, with the technic connector as the seed part. It let me string up teeth on an actual LEGO string! It's elastic from a LEGO backpack! I think this photo turned out really good as well, the texture is actually my saxophone case!

Build Time: 2 days

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Stoplight

May 2020

Inspiration: This model is part of the Iron Forge round 3 with the seed part of a stud shooter.

Build time: 1 day

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Saxophone Practice

January 2021

Inspiration: Built for the Iron Forge Round 2 with the seed part of the banana. Countless LEGO saxophones have been made at different scales, but I wanted mine to stand out. I spent plenty of time experimenting with all the gold pieces I could find to make it as accurate as I could. The saxophone was nice, but it needed a scene, so a standard Wenger band chair and a Manhasset music stand helped make the gold saxophone really pop.

Build Time: A day

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Cootie!

January 2021

Inspiration: Built for Iron Forge Round 2 after I realized how many body parts from the children's game cooties could be built using bananas

Build Time: a day or two

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Bowling Road Sign

January 2021

Inspiration: Built for Iron Forge Round 1 using a minifigure torso. I kept thinking of more ways to incorporate it into this 80s inspired design, eventually adding the word "Bowl!" and the arrow.

Build Time: a day

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