14 May 2019

2018 Skærbæk Workshop: the candle and the inverted tile

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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. We’ve fallen a little behind at presenting the results to you so it’s time to play catchup! Just wind your clocks back to last September at Skærbæk Fan Weekend in Denmark where 70 builders spent a good couple of hours exploring some elements released in summer 2018. Here are some of our favourite creations and interesting techniques they came up with.

Candle No.1 (Element ID 6234807 | Design ID 37762)
Tile 1X3, Inverted, W/ 3.2 Hole (6223491 | 35459)

Two elements to focus on today. White Candle No.1 only comes in White so far and appears in three sets in the Wizarding World theme as well as BrickHeadz 40348 Birthday Clown and 10264 Corner Garage. The candle is made up of two sections; a 3.18mm diameter bar that is 3mm long and a wider 5.8mm hollow portion that accepts 3.18mm bar connections in its base.

White Tile 1X3, Inverted, W/ 3.2 Hole (Element ID 6223491 | Design ID 35459) was first introduced within the Unikitty theme last year but can be found within many sets now including 21043 San Francisco and 21150 Minecraft Skeleton BigFig with Magma Cube.

Rafal Piasek “Line Jumper"

Rafal Piasek “Deer"

Julien Andries “Submarine Combine Harvester"

DK Titan “Tent"

(Unknown builder)

Tom de Bruyker “Spaceship"

Thomas van Urk “Microscope"

Erik Kraan “Two headed man"

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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  1. The last one is 100% Zaphod Beeblebrox.

    1. needs another arm to be that

    2. He does, but it's as close as you can get,

  2. Hmmm, any ingenious way of cramming in an extra arm somewhere?...