Hello Readers! Today I am announcing that Key To The Brick will no longer be running. However, we are not giving up on blogging. I will still blog Lego stuff, along with other hobbies I have, on a NEW WEBSITE. We are NOT shutting down this blog, but we will cease to update it currently. … Continue reading KTTB ending with New beginnings…
Last Friday, we started our series about designing Lego® board games. In PART 1, we talked about developing your ideas. Today, we are going to be talking about building the game. So, pull out your notes from PT. 1, and let's get started! STEP 1: Decide the size of your board. Wait, I thought we … Continue reading Make Lego® Board Games- P2
I. Love. Board games. My most recent birthday money was 75% spent on SWD. The other 25% percent was spent on Lego® products. And, since I'm obviously a TFOL, when there are Lego® board games, I get pumped. However, the official ones don't satisfy the complexity I like. So why not make one? In … Continue reading Make Lego® Board Games- P1
Yesterday I talked about building your own personal heads for CCBS. Today, I wanted to give you a few tips on customizing them into your own characters! So, pull out your bricks and let's get started! TIP 1: Gather the parts you'll mostly need. In my opinion, there are about at least 9 kinds of parts … Continue reading Customizing Your CCBS Heads
One of my favorite things to build is CCC (Creature and Character Contraction). Currently, it has been used in this form in Bionicle, HERO FACTORY, and Star Wars™. However, the most frustrating part is the limited helmets and heads. While there are plenty, often you want your character/ creature to have the head you want. Recently, … Continue reading Lego® Constraction Alternate Heads
Hello, Readers! In my last post, I wrote about my top 3 Minifigures. One of my favorite figures was the Flametrooper (Star Wars), but I wasn't incredibly happy with the gun. So, I made the decision to rebuild the flamethrower with a couple of updates. I immediately knew I wanted to use a 48 MM … Continue reading Update Your Flametrooper Flamethrower!
Hey readers! I've been wanting to post this for a bit now, but this week has been crazy (when isn't it?). Today, I'm going to talk about my top three Minifigures. As you can probably tell by the image above, they are all IP characters. My choices were Homecoming Spider-man (Marvel), FO Flametrooper and FO … Continue reading My Top 3 Minifigures!
Hello readers! Our last post talked about building from sources, so I decided to do the same realm, just with Minifigures. So, I've built me, Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars), and Lara Croft (The new Tomb Raider: you should watch it) to give you some tips on building Minifigures from sources. Without further ado, let's get … Continue reading 3 Tips Building Minifigs from Sources
Hello, readers! I wanted to post sooner, but I've been recovering from camp, so I haven't really felt like writing until now. Today I wanted to give you a "Dec" of tips on building from sources. I'm going to have them for different uses, however, such as sharing (S), fun (F), and professional/ Lego® Ideas … Continue reading 7 Tips on Building from Sources
I've got good news- SCHOOL IS OUT FOR SUMMER (at least for me- sorry if you're not. But hang in there- just a few more days)!!! However, I'm about to use sacrilege. Math- in- summer. I know, disgusting*. Summer + Lego® Blog= MORE POSTS (Hopefully.) So today, I decided to talk about some of my … Continue reading My TOP 5 Favorite Lego® Builders (and what to learn from them)