03 December 2013

HispaBrick 018

Posted by Admin
A little bonus reading for you today! The nice folk at HispaBrick invited me to write an article, which I was honoured to do as they produce a fine magazine with a professional attitude.

HispaBrick Issue 18 - free PDF download in English or español

I've written a bit about each of my favourite new parts from 2013, which was a nice opportunity as there are many excellent parts that I haven't yet written about here on the blog. This is usually because it takes quite some time to prepare a full post that does justice to the part... time that doesn't always materialise in my life! You wouldn't believe how many half-baked articles lurk in my Drafts box.

You can also see the 13 parts I chose on this Brick Owl Wishlist, although the actual article is hopefully more entertaining. If you've not looked at HispaBrick before, definitely check it out - there's always a diverse range of articles including reviews, instructions and best of all (in my opinion) practical guides on various useful topics. This month there's over 100 pages, and my favourite articles are a tutorial on creating tessellating patterns with Erling bricks from the inspirational Katie Walker, and Simon Liu gives us a primer on using low level lighting to create beautiful effects in model photographs. The previous 17 issues, which are all available to download for free from their site, are a remarkable resource and you're bound to find much of interest. Bueno!


  1. Good analysis, but I feel it's a shame you failed to mention one additional awesome feature of the 6x6 round plate (11213), that being that like its 4x4 round (60474) and 10x10 octagonal (89523) cousins, it can be used on a 4x4 turntable base (61485).

    The "baby bow" is one of my favorites of the new parts, since it allowed me to finish building Delwyn Buckler, who I had been designing on LEGO Digital Designer for well over a year.

    1. Ah yes, you're right I should have, had forgotten that!