Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LEGO Old Truck

LEGO Old Truck by Carlmerriam
LEGO Old Truck, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.
This is the first in a series of builds showcasing the different products currently available from Print-A-Brick. I used Print-A-Brick tan wood tiles to create a fun wood look for the pickup bed walls. The logo tile is a custom print.

For more info, contact Dan Kees: info@printabrick.com

Monday, May 20, 2013


LEGO Fan by Carlmerriam
LEGO Fan, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.
Just a litlle preview of a project I'm working on for myself. Logo printing by Dan Kees info@printabrick.com.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bike Monster

Bike Monster 1 by Carlmerriam
Bike Monster 1, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.
When the team at I Bike Fresno told me they wanted a bike monster, I was excited. When they told me I had to glue it together, I was less excited.

This is my first creation that I fully glued together. It took four small tubes of crazy glue. It pains me to say it, but gluing was actually kind of fun!

It's being used for one of the prizes in the ibikefresno.org Million Mile Challenge. So, go ride your bike, maybe it'll be yours!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Betty Boop

Betty Boop 1 by Carlmerriam
Betty Boop 1, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

My father-in-law commissioned this as a valentine for his wife. Perched precariously on a single stud for support, it went into self-destruct mode many times during the build.

It made it safely to it's new home, but I may end up gluing it sometime in the future.

Tyler and Kelly's Pier

LEGO Pier Wide by Carlmerriam
LEGO Pier Wide, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

Commissioned for my friend's wedding, this is my largest single object build to date. At just about four feet long and 12 inches wide, it was quite the behemoth to transport. The barnacles were the most time consuming to build. The pier has twelve legs, each with 4 uniquely decorated sides, totaling 48 individual panels. I used up almost all my white 1x1 plates!

Birdhouse In Your Soul

Birdhouse In Your SoulBirdhouse FrontBirdhouse Back

Birdhouse In Your Soul, a set on Flickr.

Built for the Transparency group art exhibit at the Sorenson Gallery in Fresno, CA. The goal was to express transparency in some way. I decided to use both light and the exposed internals of the wall to do it.


"LUDICROUS SPEED, GO!" by Carlmerriam
"LUDICROUS SPEED, GO!", a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

Spaceballs! Built for the "Mi-Fi" - Microscale Sci-fi LEGO contest. I hade originally thought of making the space diner, but I wanted something more iconic that I could really reduce to super-tiny scale.

LEGO Starcraft Battlecruiser

My brother got his boss for secret Santa in 2011 and commissioned this build to give him. Working on a small scale and making it durable enough to give away was a challenge. However, no gluing was required.

Christmas Building

Two LEGO Elves Wide by Carlmerriam
Two LEGO Elves Wide, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

I built these and many other LEGO models for a LEGO display at the River Park photos with Santa booth back in August 2010. My Living room barely survived the LEGO explosion.


Tragedy struck while shooting photos. My tallest LEGO creation was balanced on only two 4x8 stud plates. Later renditions had a much more substantial baseplate attached for stability.