Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Meeting sok117, a fantastic Lego builder!

Hellego! On my trip to Toronto this summer, one of my friends that lives there is friends with sok117 from Flickr! So he brought me to meet him and see his creations!

Right when I step in the house he greets me and I look in the living room. I see the huge Super Star Destroyer in the process of building! He also had a few other models in display. I knew right away I was going to see big stuff.

Once I saw all this he brought me down into his basement where most of his building goes on. There, I was able to see all his amazing models that he posted on his Flickr, and some he had never decided to post!

He first showed me his Avengers Helicarrier. It's even bigger than what is looks like on Flickr and it's really heavy!

He is the one in the blue shirt. My little sister is trying to hold it. It's about three times larger than her! All the detail on it was amazing!

A feature I found really cool was a section he added for Captain America's motorcycle. You can see the little droid hands that hold it in place.

He even added Loki's prison.

Here is the Avenger's meeting table.

He also showed me a lot of his Batman creations like his Batwing. He used a technique to make the wings that I would not have thought of doing. If you look closely, you can see the bricks are stacked sideways and then stuck onto the middle section. I found it was very cool because I had never seen that technique before.

Here is his Tumbler

The Batboat

The Batmobile

He also made some Star Wars creations like the Millenium Falcon!

Don't get me wrong, this is really his own creations that he started from scratch, not Lego's design. I find it really cool how the whole top can open up to see the inside as you can see in the picture.

He also made a fantastic model of the X-Wing!

As you can see, he again used the side brick technique for the wings just like the Batwing. I find it gives it a much nicer and smoother design.

One last model I would like to show you is a Helicopter he made!

The two rotor blade sections are made so that you can have to modes: flight mode and landing mode. In this picture, it is in flight mode. To put it in landing mode, you have to put the rotor blades facing up.

As you can see by all these amazing models, he is a very talented builder. I asked him a few questions about certain things. He organizes his bricks by colour, and believe it or not, he hardly ever goes to the Pick A Brick. He gets almost all his bricks from sets he already has. If you want to see a picture of his building space, you can check out a picture he posted on his Flickr: When I went it was not messy like in the picture. If you read the description, at the time he was doing a big clean up and organizing all his pieces.

He also said that he is a bit disappointed because right now, it is really hard for him to find time to build. He is going to start University this year and he also has a job. But he says he does have some projects in mind but I won't reveal them in case he didn't want me to ;).

So, what do you think? I personally think he is an awesome builder and his creations are amazing. If you have any questions about the visit just ask in the comment section and I will answer them if I can. Don't forget to go check out his Flickr and follow it!

No comments:

Post a Comment

You can type in your comment and then, beside "comment as", click on the arrow and select "anonymous" or "name/URL". For the last one, I suggest you just enter in your name. Also, there is a little bug. You have to double click on "post comment". Not just one click or if not it will not work.