Author: Tom Alphin

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Lego Challenge #10: Prairie style home

Today’s challenge: Build a home in the Prairie style made famous by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright. I’m not obsessed with Frank Lloyd Wright like many folks, but I can understand why his...

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Lego Challenge #9: Fire Lookout Tower

Today’s challenge: Build a model of a Fire Lookout tower in the style common throughout the Pacific Northwest. What’s a fire lookout tower? It’s a small building with big windows that is generally perched...

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Lego Challenge #6: Make a 3d model of a Lego project

Today’s challenge: Make a 3d model of a Lego project using Lego CAD software. There are several applications which allow Lego builders to build models using computer software instead of using real plastic bricks....

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Lego Challenge #4: Make a simple Sphere

Today’s challenge: Make a sphere out of Legos I have never attempted to build a sphere out of Lego blocks, but I know that the most common approach is to use the Studs Not...

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My portable Lego Architecture Studio

Tom Alphin is the author of the bestselling new book, The LEGO Architect. The book explores 7 common architectural styles using photos of amazing LEGO creations, a brief history of each style, and instructions...

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Lego Challenge #1: Simple repeating model

Today’s challenge: Build a few simple repeating structures using only one type of basic brick. Pick your favorite design and create a more detailed architectural model inspired by that basic design. I started off...

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Lego Architecture Studio 30-day challenge

Update: The 30-day challenge described in this article took place in 2013. These early experiences inspired me to write the The LEGO Architect, a bestselling book which was published by No Starch Press in...