I'm shocked that I never heard about this site until recently. What a fun place to show off your Lego collections and imagination. I look forward to posting many of my creations here.
Many of my more finished works were built specifically to compete in the Puyallup Fair. It always helps me to have a goal and a deadline to get the mind to set aside time to be creative. This Western Washington fair has a whole division of the arts and crafts competition devoted to Lego creations. I think many other fairs may as well, or if they donít they should. I competed each year from 2006 till 2011 when we move farther away. My kids enjoyed participating as well, even when some of the ideas were bland or simple they still enjoy knowing that lots of people will be walking past and seeing what they built.
Aside from the fair competitions I have built many larger structures. Unfortunately I have little money to commit to Legos so my collection is somewhat limited (somewhat limited meaning it only weighs about as much as I do). This forces me to be creative or even ignore colors in order to accomplish my larger builds. For example I had a castle once, 2005 I think, that looked really good when I photoshoped the pictures into black and white, but if you had seen it in full color it would be a total rainbow. :)
My current big project, the biggest I have tried so far, is a full Lego electric train set. I have taken a sheet of plywood (4í x 8í) and I have laid out a 9v train track around it. It is still a work in progress. Getting enough brown or gray Legos to build the tunnel through a mountain on one side is going to take time and money.
I also favor a lot of fantasy genre, castles, and pirates.
Please enjoy viewing my builds, and feel free to comment.