Meet John Klapheke
Meet LEGO fan John Klapheke, also known as BrickBuilder7622 on Flickr! John has been posting his MOCs to Flickr since 2014, building everything from Indiana Jones to a Lunar Landing Module. We had lots of questions for him - read on for his take on the thrill of the brick!


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Febrovery 2018
While contests can provide plenty of motivation to get building, themed months are also a great way to have fun creating models with a bit less pressure.
February brings the return of Febrovery - a themed month where various builders come together to create space rovers.
The requirements are simple: create a sci-fi exploration ground vehicle, with wheels that should have one minifig as a driver minimum. Small builds are actually encouraged, with builders being challenged to try and make a rover with 150 or less parts. Though using more pieces is allowed if you would rather go big.
Check out all the others rovers that have been built so far, and share your own, in this flickr group.

The rover and train shown here, were built by Frost.

Looking for more inspiration? Keep reading to see some great examples of rovers from this year.


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ABS Builder Challenge Round 2.8 Results
Round 2.8 was a great contest to spectate: the four competitors put out 18 builds using their dark brown seed part! Check them all out in the dedicated flickr thread.
The Brick Time BrickLink store was kind enough to sponsor again this round, so be sure to check out their store if you need any parts.

The competition was rather tough this round, but in the end Didier Burtin was declared the winner!
Continue reading to see how the scores added up, and what the contestants thoughts were on competing in the ABS Builder Challenge.


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Tree Tutorial
We often find that good looking trees are one of the hardest things to build with LEGO, so this tutorial covers 5 designs we have found to be useful. All of which were also featured in my Amon Hen build.

Keep reading after the break to see all of the designs!


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Brickset has decided to celebrate 60 years (as of the 28th of January) of the LEGO brick by hosting a contest following the theme of the special LEGO set released to commemorate the event! Build a miniature version of a LEGO set, fitting the scale of the miniature builds in set 40290.

So far only the first place prize has been revealed, but it's worth building for: the Old Fishing Store!

Upload your entry to Brickset's Flickr Group or use an Instagram hashtag, and catch the rest of the rules here. You have until March 18th, so get building!