Monday, February 23, 2009

Lego Beemers and other Brands

One of the blogs I regularly peruse has a posting highlighting the work of Brixe63. His art is the creation of motorcycles using Lego blocks and assorted other shaped pieces. This person is a genius in this medium!

Here's a link to the blog posting itself: The New Cafe Racer Society.

The posting above featured several bikes but this R60/6 model really caught my eye:

Brixe63's BMW R60/6

If you want to see Brixe63's works in their published entirety, go here: Brixe63's Photostream

Here's a few samples from Brixe63's photostream above, you really need to go see them all, from various angles:


1971 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Telaio Rosso

Moto Morini

Yamaha SR500

I so admired the artist's work that I was inspired to try and create a replica of Brigitta, my 1987 R80 Beemer using Lego pieces. My sons have, over the years, amassed hundreds if not thousands of assorted Lego pieces from the many kits they've received as presents or they've bought for themselves. There was plenty of material to work with but it still took us a few hours to complete the project.

Now, I did start with the image of Brigitta in my mind, but the way the available pieces worked out, the motorcycle in the end looks more like a BMW GS, with its signature beak-like front fender and upraised dual exhaust pipes.

Here's a photo of a 1200GS I got from google as a reference for you non-beemer aficionados:


My second son Miles and I spent quite an enjoyable few hours putting our homage to Brixe63's art, nowhere near his level of skill but not too bad either:

As I wrote, not quite up to the master's level but not bad, and it was fun spending some time with my son while creating it. Hope you liked what we created, definitely go and look at the Brixe63's stuff, he's definitely a master at this art form.

Here's one more lego motorcycle creator:

Choppers by Lino


irondad said...

Pretty cool! What really excites me is that your GS is one I could actually touch the ground on!

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie(6):

There are more than a few critics who maintain the real BMWs are made from Lego blocks too.The bottoms of my feet are permanently shaped like Lego bricks from stepping on my brother's in my bare feet, when we were kids.

Fondest regards,
Twisted Roads

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