When Building a LEGO project, I don’t ever imagine that I will make kids cry, but it happened once. I built this Mc D’s for a 1950s layout, based on the original location with the arches.
And stealing a joke from the Simpsons, I put a truck in the back, unloading one of every animal into the kitchen. I built this in 2006 so there were far fewer LEGO animals available. But there were Polar Bears, Monkeys, Snakes, Rats, Cats, Frogs and Horses!
Anyway, A kid saw it and started crying “Mom, it’s not true! It’s not true!”
I built this imperial fort for the the Surrey Museum’s LEGO® Pirate exhibit in 2010.
Though the fort is a unique creation, the architectural style is loosely based on a Dutch fort I visited in the north of Brazil, Fort Natal. (Credit to Allan Corbeil and Dave De Gobbi for the houses behind the fort)
You can also see a great video of my whirlpool from the same exhibit here.
While the fort was based on reality, the whirlpool was entirely fictional 🙂
The motorized whirlpool spun along side the Coral Castle I build. Random fact; I used approx 800 1×1 round white plates and bricks to make the coral, mostly jammed sideways into the open holes of Technic bricks. The best part is that I didn’t have to do it alone. I had many hours of help from VLC members Pierre and Pascal.
The third annual BrickCan LEGO Convention in Vancouver (Richmond) is coming up soon, on April 21st and 22nd! In the first two years, public tickets sold out for most viewing times/weeks in advance, so you might want to get your tickets soon. BrickCan features hundreds of amazing original LEGO creations, vendors with all kinds of parts, both used and new, and a large play area to build in.