Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

nanoblock Art Piece: Flow

An art piece from me today titled "Flow" ... See the dynamics of water in action as presented in nanoblock =) ... and I would really appreciate it if you would vote for my entry in the nanoblock Award 2014-2015. 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Chris Featured in China Press Newspaper

Just did an interview with the China Press (a local Malaysian newspaper) a few days ago and it was published in a two page spread today =D ... Thanks to China Press for the feature =)

Monday, 10 November 2014

nanoblock Bunny Found Giant Carrot

My latest creation from last weekend =) ... nanoblock bunny found a giant carrot ... Hehee ... Hmm, think maybe I should have made an even bigger carrot? LOL

Thursday, 6 November 2014

nanoblock Mecha n-Delta

Here is the second nanoblock Mecha I created =) ... In creating this Mecha series, I was experimenting with new techniques and making use of the new types of nanoblock bricks ... Now I have to go get some more nanoGauge trains ... Hahaha!

nanoblock Kumamon Review

Difficulty: Level 2
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes
Item Code: NBH_074

Kumamon is a mascot created by the government of Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. He was first created in 2010 for a campaign called Kumamoto Surprise to draw tourists to the region after the Kyushu Shinkansen line opened. Kumamon subsequently became nationally popular, and in late 2011, was voted top in a nationwide survey of mascots, collectively known as Yuru-kyara, garnering over 280,000 votes. More info from Wikipedia.

This Kumamon nanoblock set is only available in Japan, and I bought it when I was in Tokyo recently. They are sold in most places that sells nanoblock, like Bic Camera, Yodobashi, Loft, etc. The box does not mention the number of bricks included in this set, but you can see from the photo below that it does in fact come with quite a lot of bricks.

Some of the more interesting bricks in this set

It took me about half an hour to build this. I really like the design of this nanoblock Kumamon. It's really cute. Also, I really like the way it's designed. There is a certain beauty to it.

You can see photos of the finished build below.

The extra bricks included in this set

For custom builders, this set is also cool because it comes with a lot of the black and yellow angled-bricks.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

nanoblock Studio Apartment Review

Difficulty: Level 2
Time to Complete: 45 Minutes
No of Blocks: 380+
Item Code: NBI_003

In this review, I will be taking a look at the Studio Apartment nanoblock set. It is one of three in the new series featuring types of houses.  This set was released by Kawada recently and it is the first to introduce nanoids. They are tiny little nano-people, as you can see in the photo below. 

There are over 380 blocks included in this set and a large piece of instruction sheet. Most of the bricks are the tiny variety. 

Some of the more interesting brick types in this set

Following are some photos of the build process and the finished built. It took around 45 minutes to complete it. It was fairly easy to build, it just take a while as there are many small bricks to assemble. 

The extra bricks included with this set

What's cool about this set is that the roof can be easily lifted off to reveal the interiors of the apartment. The sliding door can be moved and the front door swings open too! There are also various details in the apartment like a giant TV, sofa, kitchen, etc. 

This set retails at RM79.90 in Malaysia. I still have a few left so if anyone is interested, just click here.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

nanoblock Mecha n-Alpha Using Nanoid

I was thinking up ideas on what to do with the new nanoids and this is the first thing that came to mind ^^ ... Hehe ... An exoskeleton partly inspired by the Alien movie ... I call it Mecha n-Alpha ... 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Exploring nanoblock in Tokyo With Chris

In the video below, I will bring you to all the popular places selling nanoblock around Tokyo, like Bic Camera, Yodobashi, etc. You can see for yourself, the range of nanoblock sets available at these stores =)