Monday, December 8, 2014

LEGO Art Deco Stapler



This model is patterned after the 1937 Swingline Speed Stapler No. 3. This was the first stapler to use a swing-open top-loading design, a design that has remained nearly unchanged to this day.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tested.com Show and Tell: BioShock's Motorized Patriot (in LEGO)



Another video with the guys at Tested.com, this time highlighting my LEGO Motorized Patriot.

Thanks guys! I had a blast as always.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Thinker

Thinker

Digging around in old files, I found a single photo of this build. This was my second ever comissioned piece, back around 2007.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tested.com - Custom LEGO Creations

Tested.com - Custom LEGO Creations

I had a great time talking about LEGO with the guys from Tested.com, yet again. Check it out here.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Brownie Hawkeye

Brownie Hawkeye by Carlmerriam
Brownie Hawkeye, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

It was 10pm. I was supposed to go to bed. 7 hours later, I finished building this 1:1 scale Brownie Hawkeye.

This is my first personal project since Iron Builder. Functions include a spring-loaded shutter button and pull-up bulb switch.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Brick Madness Logo

Brick Madness Logo by Carlmerriam
Brick Madness Logo, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

Brick Madness is nearing compleation!

Jason Wada designed the build plans for this logo, which will be deconstructed for the main intro. Then Todd Ronne, Jason and myself built it during just two crazy nights. Thanks guys, I had a blast!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Amazing Painless Dr. King Schultz

Mister Candie, normally I would say "Auf wiedersehen," but since what "auf wiedersehen" actually means is "'till I see you again", and since I never wish to see you again, to you, sir, I say goodbye.

Wood tiles provided by Print-A-Brick. For more info contact Dan Kees: info@printabrick.com or visit printabrick.com

Iron Builder Trophy

Iron Builder Trophy by Carlmerriam
Iron Builder Trophy, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

Since I lost my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin, it is my duty to send him a trophy and my congratulations.

I choose a classic art deco text style because of Matt’s love of both typography and Warner Brothers.

Well played Matt, well played.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Motorized Patriot

Motorized Patriot by Carlmerriam
Motorized Patriot, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

"My aim is true, as my eye is the Prophet's."

Wood tiles provided by Print-A-Brick. For more info contact Dan Kees: info@printabrick.com or visit www.printabrick.com

This is my eleventh build in my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin. The secret part is White Brick, Modified 2 x 3 x 2/3 Two Studs, Wing End. Each of us must produce builds using this piece until February 2nd, then one of us will be crowned the next Iron Builder.

Friday, January 24, 2014

V&A Steamworks Electronik Motivator - Ivory Edition

I leave my basement unattended for a few days and this happens! I told Guy he’s not allowed in there, but he never listens. Thinks he’s “special” or something. Look at this abomination! Covered in tacky gold. Some of those things aren’t even LEGO!

This is my tenth build in my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin. The secret part is White Brick, Modified 2 x 3 x 2/3 Two Studs, Wing End. Each of us must produce builds using this piece until February 2nd, then one of us will be crowned the next Iron Builder.

Drip

Drip by Carlmerriam
Drip, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

Each build seems a drop in a never ending bucket. Time is only imaginary, fleeting, instantly gone.

“Cold” weather in California

I’ve been enjoying highs in the 60s and 70s this January in Fresno. However, that still didn’t keep my wife, my son and myself from all getting colds this past week. This is a tribute to our good friend the Kleenex.

Wood tiles provided by Print-A-Brick. For more info contact Dan Kees: info@printabrick.com or visit www.printabrick.com

This is my eighth build in my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin. The secret part is White Brick, Modified 2 x 3 x 2/3 Two Studs, Wing End. Each of us must produce builds using this piece until February 2nd, then one of us will be crowned the next Iron Builder.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

LEGO Mystery Build Title

LEGO Mystery Build Title by Carlmerriam
LEGO Mystery Build Title, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

I would make a “Words With Friends” reference to show how up with the times I am. Except we’re not friends, Matt.

Tested comissioned this piece as a title for their LEGO Mystery Build segments, so I decided to give it the Iron Builder treatment.

This is my seventh build in my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin. The secret part is White Brick, Modified 2 x 3 x 2/3 Two Studs, Wing End. Each of us must produce builds using this piece until February 2nd, then one of us will be crowned the next Iron Builder.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

You know, for teeth!

You know, for teeth! by Carlmerriam
You know, for teeth!, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

Bruce snuck into my basement! And he won’t stop building mundane objects! SHOO! GOon, GET!

This is my sixth build in my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin. The secret part is White Brick, Modified 2 x 3 x 2/3 Two Studs, Wing End. Each of us must produce builds using this piece until February 2nd, then one of us will be crowned the next Iron Builder.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Falkor the Luckdragon

Falkor the Luckdragon by Carlmerriam
Falkor the Luckdragon, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

“Never give up, and good luck will always find you.”

This is my fifth build in my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin. The secret part is White Brick, Modified 2 x 3 x 2/3 Two Studs, Wing End. Each of us must produce builds using this piece until February 2nd, then one of us will be crowned the next Iron Builder.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Artax and Atreyu in the Swamp of Sadness

“You've gotta move or you'll die! Move, please! I won't give up! Don't quit! Artax! Please!”

This is my fourth build in my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin. The secret part is White Brick, Modified 2 x 3 x 2/3 Two Studs, Wing End. Each of us must produce builds using this piece until February 2nd, then one of us will be crowned the next Iron Builder.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Chibi Totoro Sees Everything

This is my second build in my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin. The secret part is White Brick, Modified 2 x 3 x 2/3 Two Studs, Wing End. Each of us must produce builds using this piece until February 2nd, then one of us will be crowned the next Iron Builder.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lunch?

Lunch? by Carlmerriam
Lunch?, a photo by Carlmerriam on Flickr.

When I first saw the photos of Matt’s LEGO room, I felt a little like the fly in this photo. But what if the fly is riddled with parasites? What then? Wait…

This is my first build in my Iron Builder battle with Pepa Quin. The secret part is White Brick, Modified 2 x 3 x 2/3 Two Studs, Wing End. Each of us must make produce builds using this piece until February 2nd, then one of us will be crowned the next Iron Builder.