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Tag: furniture

Bring on the Desks!

I’ll admit I can’t come up with all the great ideas on my own. (So I’m humble, right?) And we AFOLs have an awesome community of great builders from which to draw inspiration. Of course you can get into a whole long discussion here over who came up with a particular technique first, and while it’s nice to be able to ascribe credit where it’s due … you’ve got to admit that good ideas spread until everybody’s done it. (Ripping off someone else’s Flickr photos and posting them as your own is a completely different matter and anyone who does such things ought to have their LEGO bricks taken from them and given to other kids).

Anyhow, I love minifig scale furniture—particularly if it’s done right. 🙂 For an upcoming series for The Brick Side I needed to do some research on LEGO desks, and wanted to take a few minutes to share with you some of the cool creations I found.

The setting for my upcoming series will be in an office with a cubicle-like atmosphere, so I need to figure out some good ways to build desks. So here is a gallery here of some of the LEGO desks I could find in minifig scale. I started with items already included in my LEGO Minifig Furniture pool on Flickr and also went in search of others. A couple of these aren’t exactly in minifig scale, but I don’t think the world will end because of it. If it does, then so long and thanks for all the fish!

Office Desk Tablescrap

Office Desk Tablescrap by 2 Much Caffeine

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1930, originally uploaded by Tito0o0o.

Several months ago I started a Flickr group specifically for minifig-scale LEGO furniture. This image is an excellent example of some sample furnitured designed with a 1930 setting in mind.

What we have here are a gramophone, a sofa, and an end table with a lamp on it. The end table looks like a 2x2x2 box with a 2×2 tile on top — nice effect!

The sofa has a few techniques I don’t remembering seeing before. I like the sloping back. The 2×2 tiles also give a padded-cushion look, and the rubber band going around the couch to give the idea of the seam (or whatever else you call that thing that goes around couches at that level) is very well done.

This image is from a series that pepik posted on Brickshelf. I love the simplicity yet effectiveness of the chair.