LEGO Stone block and Pickaxe from the ever-popular Minecraft game. The Stone block wad built by Sebastian Anchikoski and I, and the Pickaxe was built by me.
About this creation
Here's the Cobblestone-styled block, which what was used for reference happened to be a Think-Geek picture of a stone-block sticky note pad. Sebastien Anchikoski and I built this together when we were down in the batcave thinking of something to build. The concept of this build meant using my laptop with the picture for reference, and we followed the repeated pattern that goes on all side of the block. One neat little trick Sebastien thought of was when we completed the first two sides, we discovered it seemed taller. But, by placing the next block rotated to the left at the end of the first block, and by repeating this process with the other blocks we managed to turn it into more of a cube. The inside is composed of solid, red brick, which makes this quite sturdy.
At first, I had doubts that the two of us could find enough flat tiles to create the top layer, but there were thankfully enough to spare, so we followed the same design as the sides of the block, as shown in the Minecraft.
A bit of a game-like view of seeing a mined piece of cobblestone.
First-Person Shot in the eyes of a guy missing his glasses (In other words, my left hand was a tad shaky with the camera).
And here's the infamous Pickaxe, based off of the stone version. I built this one the next day once the Cobblestone block was finished. The main technique used here is that the backside shows the delicate connections of the pickaxe, while the front side covers it up.
As you can see, it's not exactly "to scale" for a human hand, but it's close enough. Making it twice the size would be currently impossible due to lack of enough brown pieces (And using flat pieces wouldn't look so good, either).
Here's the "ugly backside". I originally intended this to be three studs wide, but again, due to lack of enough brown bricks, the idea was scrapped.
Fourth Roof Commentary
So, aside from that fact that I'll need about 74 more of these LEGO cobblestone blocks to make an entire geek-LEGO-room, I and Sebbie are impressed with the results. The top of the cobblestone block actually holds it's own little problem, which is the fact that it's two studs longer compared to how we designed the sides to go together. So we just did a reverse effect of the bottom of the block and placed it on to make it look "natural".
The pickaxe, again, isn't exactly to scale and is quite delicate. I managed to come up with a technique to hold most parts together when it breaks a few times, which, in turn, makes it an easier problem to resolve.
So! My LEGO room/batcave progress is going well, it's almost completely organized, and pictures will be finally be taken. In the meantime, you guys just chill and completely ignore this MOC go try out Minecraft. Quite a fun game.