Hi there! After five glorious years, I have decided to retire this blog.
Feel free to visit my Flickr or YouTube channels instead.
Or follow my latest blogging exploits over at the Brothers Brick.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Ok, for my first posting, here is a wicked awesome bust of Hellboy (from that movie, you know, I think it was called "Hellboy" or something), created by Mister Zumbi.

(...mmm, dark red cheese bricks. If I knew where this guy
lived I might have to break in and plunder them!)

Mad props to Brother Andrew over at BB for first posting this gem.

"Rotten eggs and the safety of mankind."

Welcome to The Living Brick!

Hi there, and welcome to The Living Brick. Thanks for stopping by. Sling on a smoking jacket, grab yourself a chocolate martini, and get comfortable!

This is a blog about Lego
Specifically, its a blog to showcase awesome Lego creations by awesome Lego enthusiasts and Lego "zen masters" from around the world. So if you came here thinking 'living brick' was a blog about the latest research in 'sentient construction materials', then, well, you are obviously a time traveller from the future since there's no such stupid thing (yet!).

Why did I create this blog?

There are certainly some awesome blogs out there already, like Brothers Brick, which trawl the intrawebs for the best of the best. But the voices in my head suggested that it I create a blog focused on the style of Lego creations that I (ahem, we) enjoy most.

Which is what, exactly?

As you can guess from my own meagre attempts at Lego building, I love seeing Lego used to do things entirely un-Lego-ish. I like Lego that is "sculpture on a small scale", that mimics organic things such as the human form, that is small but perfectly formed. The kind of thing that when you show it to a non Lego fan, they totally wet their pants, because they thought Lego could only be used to build blocky spaceships!

So what you will almost certainly NOT see on this blog...

1. Mini-figs, Bionicle, or related dolls
2. Man-made subjects (buildings, vehicles, robots, etc)
3. Rigid conformance to the ugly 'Miniland' pattern
4. Scale replicas (or mosaics) with 1000's of bricks

See the pattern yet? Good! Right, drink up, strap in, and prepare to see some awesome Lego!

Ochre Jelly