AFOLs from all over the world took part in our first ever live parts festival in June in Portugal at the Paredes de Coura (PdC) Fan Weekend. Each day, 15 builders had just over an hour to explore what might be done with a range of new LEGO® parts. See the parts selection here, but today let's look at what the second round of LEGO fans came up with.
Amy FennellWell hello! I'm not entirely sure if I would like to meet Amy's robotic spider thing in a dark alley but he's kinda cute with his boomerang eyebrows and googly neck. Although he has trouble keeping his head up, he was very stable thanks to legs made of Nexo Knights pieces with 3.18mm connectors: the Nexo-bot shoulder piece, 3.2 Shaft & 3.2 Hole W/Design (6175554 | 22392), and Spear, No. 1 (6166891 | 27257).
Markus Rollbühler25866 ). One, whcih you can just see, is inserted into the Black Technic beam and another vertically into his body. The bendy nature of lipstick allowed Markus to wedge the vertical lipstick into the tight gap below. This is the kind of dodgy move you'd never see a real LEGO Designer use.
27262) as scales. Above the eye you can see some of the new 45° pieces used to create the head shape. A great splashing water effect is created by 'baby wedge bows' - Left and Right Plate 1X2, W/ Bow, 45 Deg. Cut (6172414 | 29120 and 6172411 | 29119).
30925) - is still adorable.
Some original use of the new Boomerang (6153574 | 25892) went on here! This sun lounger comprises two sections which are actually unconnected - the left and right sections just clasp together delicately by virtue of the boomerangs intersecting.
28326), since the curves were so similar. A great core for something spacey.
- Plate 2X2, Corner, 45 Deg. (6164071 | 26601)
- Roof Tile 1X2, Deg. 45, W/O Knobs (6166857 | 28192)
- Tile 2X2, Deg. 90, W/ Deg. 45 Cut (6166854 | 27263)
An inspired usage of the Nexo-bot shoulder here; a speed camera! See if you can spot it in this magnificent street scene David created. (Click to enlarge)
David thought of factory equipment when he built this tablescrap, but I'm just thinking "The Claw!!" Note how cruelly he's treated the Nexo-bot shoulders, jamming the boomerangs into their 3.18mm holes.
Blighted by the Portuguese sun, Sophie didn't much feel like building but turned out a neat pile of boomerangs that reminded her of DNA. This would make an excellent spiral staircase.
...revealing the original idea that started the model: to place the spear pieces inside the rim of the wheel.
READ MORE: See the builders' creations from Day 3
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