BrickWorld 2015 – Part One

I’ve just arrived home today from BrickWorld Chicago and I must say it has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life.  It was fantastic to meet everyone and see the amazing MOCs.  Truly inspiring!!

My individual layout was called The Promenade:

From left to right, there is a new sand blue building (yet to be named), Trilogy, a 16-stud version of Sugar & Spice, Blooming Blossoms, 16-stud version of Black Velvet, remodelled Psychiatrist’s Office, Coveted Clutch and a new tan and black building (yet to be named).

You can find some more images of these buildings on Flickr.  A big thank you to Pete (RedCoKid) for taking these shots for me.  That’s his Aerial Arena you can see in the background.  I don’t think it is possible to fully appreciate the scale of the Aerial Arena until you see it in real life.  It is simply huge!

I also had an absolute blast being part of the EuroBricks collaborative layout (more on that in Part Two).

I can’t wait for BrickWorld Chicago 2016!


Inspiration – Castor-Troy

Castor-Troy’s amazing buildings have been a huge inspiration to me to say the least.

I’m sure I’m not the only one blown away by his layout, which has a diverse range of themes seamlessly integrated, from modulars through to the kingdoms sets.  The view from below, which shows off the back of the historic district, is one of my favourite angles of this stunning layout.

And here is another, this one looking at the park towards the beautiful historic church.

The building on the left is an expanded version of the French Mansion, which was Castor-Troy’s entry to the Modular Madness contest on Eurobricks in 2012.  It just blew me away when I first saw it.

Head over to Castor-Troy’s Flickr pages for lots more inspiration.  Make sure you check out his latest project – the Vampire Castle – while you’re there.