18 May 2019

2018 Skærbæk Workshop: the lantern and the puppy ear

Two or three times a year, New Elementary run building workshops at AFOL conventions. Attendees use new LEGO® parts with general brick stock to come up with quick, interesting ideas. At Skærbæk Fan Weekend in Denmark last year, 70 builders explored some elements released in summer 2018. Here are some of our favourite creations and interesting techniques they came up with.

Lamp, No. 1 (Element ID 6227901 | Design ID 37776)
Design Plate 1X1, No. 1 (6231382 | 35463) 

Another two seed parts for you today. Lamp, No. 1 first appeared in Harry Potter sets in 2018 in Titanium Metallic [TLG] / Pearl Dark Gray [BL], but the Black version comes in other themes like Disney and Elves as well as the LEGO Xtra polybag 40312 Streetlamps.

As for the other, it's called Tile, Modified 1 x 1 with Tooth / Ear Vertical, Triangular on BrickLink but here at New E we prefer the nickname 'floppy puppy ear'. It is still only found in one set, the dalmatian Prince Puppycorn blind bag from 41775 Unikitty! Collectibles Series 1. Each bag has only one black ear, as the other is white. We gave our builders hundreds to build with.

Bailey Fullerton “Lantern Speeder"

"Every part is a spaceship part", be it thrusters...



Paul Lee “Iron cockpit starfighter"

... or cockpit!


Thomas van Urk “Marshmallow and firebasket"

Nice to see this part used upside down.



Jonas Kramm “Another way to connect lanterns"

A technique to get you inspired. 


Mark Erickson “Rocket"

Okay, so Mark used EVERY seed part and plenty more besides! 


Great use of puppy ears to create an interesting texture.


David Eaton "Scaly Blackfish"




Ashley Bognar "Church"



Parki "Old windmill, with place on the side to capture thieves"

Every windmill needs one.

Ulf Andersen "Unikitty castle wall technique"



Christer Nyberg "Floor technique"



Skærbæk Fan Weekend occurs on the last weekend in September and the registration period for 2019 closes on 30th June. Any AFOL from anywhere in the world is welcome to attend – and believe me, hundreds and hundreds of them do! Read more about Skærbæk Fan Weekend

Our thanks goes to everyone who gave their time to help out at the event: Sven Franic, Jonas Kramm, Ed Diment, Kevin Gascoigne, Markus Rollbühler, Eduard Petrac and especially Andrew Tipping for the fantastic photography.

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