"Hi there! I'm Vlad. I was born in 1980 and started building LEGO some five years later. I went into a Dark Age from 13 to 25, but this ended with the release of LEGO Star Wars The Video Game! I bought this very great game, and with it came a mini-kit... That rekindled my old love for the plastic brick! Slowly, but surely, I started collecting, and within a year I produced my first MOC after my Dark Age. It is now (December 2011) seven year later and I still love it! I keep trying to find new uses for old bricks and clever tricks of construction. These tricks - more oft as not - make my MOCs notoriously fragile... Though I'd like to think it is my MOCs that take their breath away, but in fact, friends entering my LEGO-room hold their breath befˇre they get in... I explore various themes, but two themes are dominant though; Castle and Space, this hasn't changed since I was a kid!
I work in a laboratory. I develop new ways to combat infectious diseases. This vignette here is the like of a virology lab with equipment I work with every day. This here is an artistic impression of an Adenovirus vaccine entering a cell. Vaccination saves lives.
These are the creative minds behind these MOCs; Vlad, Dalv and Frog.
I have built but one SHIP to date. Or in plain English, a Seriously Huge Investment In Parts, or, a spaceship measuring over a hundred studs. And ever since that adventure in December 2007, Dalv has stuck around as a sigfig edit May 2012
Just before his five year anniversary Dalv is back on a new SHIP. The mercenary hero finds adventure in just about every MOC.
I hope I inspire FOLs of all ages, and I love to see tricks from mine, put to use in your MOCs!
Here are some simple guidelines I cling to, to make my MOCs as pretty as I can...
- Repetion! Whatever the crazy brick it is, when putting a lot of them together it becomes something else entirely, and usually pretty as well.
- Minifigs! Putting some astrofigs behind the controls of spaceships, some well armed guards on the walls of castles, etcetera. Minifigs make MOCs become alive and pretty.
- Tiles! It is an awful, awful truth, but it has to be said: studs are not pretty.
- Color! Sticking to one color scheme, obviously. But that doesn't mean it can't be wild, balancing the melee of color through the whole MOC can make it pretty.
- Clutter! Or rather don't. Cleaning the background, or putting up a backdrop helps to make pretty pictures.
- Scale! Bigger isn't better! Make the MOC smaller if the bricks are needed to make it pretty.
- No flash please! LEGO bricks recflect horribly, putting off the flash, holding the camera very still, and doing so when the light is right...
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