Category: Reviews

Exclusive NEW Launch of Mosaic Art Creator (MAC) service

If you enjoyed the LEGO Mosaic Maker machine at official LEGO stores overseas or may have heard about the unique set, you may actually find the Mosaic Art Creator app (to be available on the App store and Play store from ~14th December onwards) as a worthy upgrade!

LEGO Certified Stores (Bricks World) will be having the exclusive launch of the Mosaic Art Creator (MAC) for all Singapore based consumers to a one of a kind, customisable experience using LEGO bricks to build your photo(s) into personalised memorable mosaic art. Exclusively to their flagship store at ION Orchard on the 14th December at 10am.

Partnering with Brickzle, the MAC is a app based experience that allow you to turn a personal photo into this custom made mosaic kit that you can build into a proper LEGO mosaic as you get 100% authentic LEGO bricks and a XL baseplate as part of the experience.

How to begin?

1. Simply download the MAC app (unavailable for download as of publishing, but coming soon)

2. Upload an existing photo or snap a new photo to be inserted to the app

3. Pinch, drag and toggle your photo in the editor and when you are ready, select the bespoke mosaic sizes to proceed

4. The app will generate 3 different suggested mosaic rendering to choose from, mainly from lighter contrast to darker contrast. Simply select the preferred image to save it.

5. Drop by at the LEGO Certified Store (Bricks World) at ION Orchard to make payment of S$209.90 per 1×1 baseplate to activate and process the saved art piece from your app. Simply leave the staff in-store to assist you in processing the order.

6. You may collect the customised mosaic kit – including monochrome coloured LEGO 1×1 plates (white, dark bluish grey, light bluish grey and black) along with a complimentary 48×48 studs baseplate as a Gift-with-Purchase on the spot to bring home and begin your custom mosaic building!

We were enchanted with the official LEGO Mosaic maker 2 years ago, but the Mosaic Art Creator elevates this to another level as we may now upload just about any photo (just ensure the image has well defined contrast) including your pet, favourite idol or more which is not possible on the LEGO Mosaic Maker as it require your physical presence at the photo booth.

Are you able to identify which celebrity couple is being featured here?

Unique features:

– App based which remove the need to have a physical booth, book a time slot or queue up
– Truly bespoke as each kit is assem led at the point of purchase/activation in-store
– Flexible sizes of 1×1 or up to 4×4
– Can use with existing photo, newly taken selfies

Learn more: here

Have some questions?
1. What is special about Mosaic Art Creator (MAC)?

You can use any photo you wish and because you can use any photo you can create mosaics of yourself, friends, family, pets, tourist attractions, the list goes on. The algorithm behind the Mosaic Art Creator uses sophisticated, advanced facial recognition and proprietary software to detect and enhance the photo prior to rendering which produces more detailed images. Finally, you are not restricted to 1 base plate, you can have more than 1 base plate to give you more choices and better resolution.

Visit the FAQ to learn more.

Launch Competition
Stand a chance to win your own mosaic creation as 5 lucky winners will be selected between 10th – 24th December (once the app goes live and you may share screenshots).
How to win? Simply post screenshots of your mosaic images to Instagram and include the 2 hashtags #lcsbricksworld #mosaicartcreator
The Top 25 likes will enter into the Lucky draw and 5 lucky winner will be picked from the top 25 entries.

Good Luck!
Look out for our full review of the Mosaic Art Creator (MAC) soon in the next article.

Enblock – A LEGO Brick Convention 2019 Review

Happening from 19 – 21st April during the long Easter weekend, we take you on a photo tour at Singapore’s First Brick Convention happening in 2019 at Funan Showsuite (not to be confused with the New Funan which is yet to open).

The huge poster of the event greeted us upon arrival. Take note there is an entrance fee of SGD6.00 per adult and SGD4.00 for children 12 and below.

“Old School” Nostalgic display

While you are making payment for the entry ticket, begin your visual tour into the collection of some live size 1980-90′ builds including the Ice Kachang machine, orange pay phone, mahjong table, kopi shop breakfast set and more.

The first floor of the Convention includes a couple of large scale water theme display, moc train display and more.

Castle Builds – last seen in 2018 over at Raffles City

Train lover area

More on the 1st floor

Bazaar area – To satisfy your retail therapy

Custom LEGO water colour portrait by Trivialities

Custom printing by Minifiglabs

Stairway MOC display

This is one of the most fascinating section as many visitors stopped in between the steps to admire the XXL rollercoaster and rotating ferris wheel in action alongside with local and neighbour countries builder MOCs.

Able to recall the stretch of Tiong Bahru conserved flats here?

2nd Floor MOC exhibit

And finally after ascending the massive stairway we are now up on the 2nd level with some lovely architecture, Star Wars, Mecha and various theme moc builds.

Architecture Zone

Miniature vehicle builds by Gerald Cacas

Replica of SkyTerrace @Dawson estate (SCDA architect) by Matthew Fam

Replica or iconic corner shophouse at the junction of Keong Saik and Teck Lim Road now the home of Potato Head restaurant (former 东亚 eating house) by Andy Goh.

A miniature CBD LEGO plan by Gavin Foo

Heartlands by Kenneth Chen

Green Zone cluster

An unusual section with Minfigures artpiece, anime and overwatch theme builds and more.

Spaceman by Evan Chang

Train to Busan by Evan Chang & Wong Chee Keen

Skemish at Junkertown! by Jem Tan and Ivan Ho

Military builds by our local Eric Ong (for all the Boys to Men fans)

Last but not least Gundam by Eugene Tan

Star Wars section

Apart from the stairway display, there is another cluster of Star Wars builds over at 2nd floor

Invasion of the BB-8s by Handoko Setyawan

Harry Potter Mania

Brick Mecha Division by Freddy Tan, Kelvin Low and Benjamin Cheh

Last but not least the replica of the upcoming FUNAN opening soon in June 2019 – commissioned by Capital land and build by Eugene Tan and Xylvie Wong.

Awesome LEGO MOC Series – Boulevard Station

It’s been 12 years since the very First LEGO modular building (Cafe Corner) was brought to us in 2007, we have seen fire brigade, apartment, garage, cafe, emporium but never a train station set that many were looking forward to.
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Thanks to the builder here we have it in the form of this “145 Boulevard Station” featuring elevated train track with enough details such as News stand to wow you over.

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There’s even space for 6 lovable minifigures but we were left wondering…
Just when the train will be arriving?

 

Builder: Bricky_Brick
Via: http://bit.ly/SGbricksclub_boulvldstn

 

Pictorial Review – LEGO 40293 CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL

2018 welcomes the arrival of the 2 Holiday Gift-With-purchase (GWP) sets. The first of the two being the 40293 Christmas Carousel set with 251pcs.

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The build begins with the 8×8 green base and construction of the rotating gear pieces. The turning mechansim rotate the pearl gold round pavilion, housing the 3 micro-scale trains and a mini Christmas tree.

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The scale is similar to 2016’s LEGO 40223 Snowglobe but with added play element. We line-up both together and they look great side by side, ready to begin the Christmas countdown?

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If you have missed November GWP, December’s Gift-with-purchase 40292 Christmas Gift is available with minimum S$135 spending at LEGO Certified Stores exclusively.

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Side by side with 2016’s Christmas GWP Snowglobe

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