28 February 2019

2018 Parts Fest #2: Peter's Post Apocalyptic World and Flying Fortress

Posted by Elspeth De Montes
We are continuing with our ongoing LEGO® parts fest and welcome our penultimate guest builder, an extraordinarily talented young builder from Russia, Peter Guz. We are huge fans of Peter's work, but even we did not anticipate the creations Peter made in a short space of time with a parcel of elements we sent.  Peter is a builder of few words but his images speak for themselves. This is the first of two posts by Peter.

“Lanterns have to light” thought I at first. And then I found the mecha leg Elspeth made using a Lantern in the blog post Enlightening Elements. I realised that I must complete it and build a light-up Lantern mech using Black Lamp, No. 1 (Element ID 6227901 | Design ID 37776).

I thought that Shaft Element, No. 1 (6226706 |37494) was good for the chest and I think the overall mecha looks pretty good now.

I had a lot of lantern parts really so I built two mechas in a kind of post-apocalyptic world.

I used Metallic Silver [TLG]/ Flat Silver [BL] Hub Cap, dia. 24, NO. 1 (6227156|37195) as the motor for the boat which looks pretty good I think. I love this part.

With Shaft Element, No. 1 'pantograph shoe' (6226706|37494) it is possible to build round constructions and I played with them a bit to experiment. This flying fortress is the result.

Breaking it down to have a closer look now, I discovered that White Tile 1X3, Inverted, W/ 3.2 Hole (6223491|35459) can be connected with the pantograph shoe.

I also fixed Black Antenna 1X1X8 (256926|2569) through the central hole and it made such a strange construction once connected into a circle.

Here I used Metallic Silver Hub Cap, dia. 24, NO. 1 (6227156|37195) as engines on the underside.

This cone construction reminds me of Leonardo da Vinci's tank or a tent.

These top and bottom parts fit together to complete this strange construction, I call it the Flying Fortress.

Come back for more in Part 2...


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  1. All of those are something else, but man do I like 'em!

  2. Astounding! This was a sublime take on these parts, with such incredible surrounding concepts -- extraordinarily fun. I also enjoyed seeing Peter "riff" on top of Elspeth's excellent previous work. :)

    1. Thanks for commenting Nick, I agree this is a very different take Peter has created!