LEGO Ideas Digest introducedThis week, LEGO started sending out the Digest. It is a computer generated email that you can opt in to that gives updates on LEGO Idea activities. I have not received enough to really establish any patterns of content, but it does include the support increases of projects the recipient has submitted, links to comments on those projects, links to additions of followers, and what appears to be a few other, random tidbits. Give it a try.
Pick of the WeekTropical Beach Hut
Miro has a fun, beautiful, and attractive build here. It has enough greenery to look organic and real without going overboard.
There is a well established narrative to the build build that leverages many specialized elements: birds, crabs, sea shells, clams, ship wheels, leaves, etc...I especially like the ores used for the rails and the sign. I do think using two ship wheels for decoration in a single build is overdoing it a little though.
When thinking critically about the build (which I try to do with any "pick of the week") I do have to wonder about the scooter. The tan plates on the ground clearing give the impression of a sandy beach. I can't claim to have personal experiences with beches and scooters, but I can't image taking a scooter to the beach, a Three or Four wheeler sure, but not a Vespa. This is a small point of course, but it sticks out to me.
Winnie the Pooh Brickfigures
I really appreciate how many variations in depth the heads of these characters have. Eeyore is extremely well done. I really like the fins used as ears. The unikitty tail for honey is pretty clever too.
NotablesModular Police Station
by fredfunkeKickstarter has proved that fans of SoMI's creators are active, numerous, and willing to put money out to get a product.
If you have a serious project, you need to present it as impressive as possible. Rendering can be done for free and many will volunteer their time to help you out.