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Lego Snow Globe


I don't really know where to put this. I guess it's 'building & technique' related.

I just put together a custom Lego snow globe for a Christmas present to my girlfriend, who, thankfully, shares the same enthusiasm for Lego that I do. She also collects snow globes.

The minifigures are of us. (I don't normally dress like that, but the minifigs are under the guise that we're 'dressed up.') I was going to make my own model to put inside, but then I realized Winter Fun had the torso and husky that I needed anyways.

It's a huge snowglobe and the way it magnifies the interior is absolutely fascinating. It's a sight to behold when it's right there in front of you. I tried to capture a few photos that do it justice, and here they are:

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Comments

  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 481
    That looks great. Is there some kind of kit for snowglobes?
    FlanBrosInc
  • FlanBrosIncFlanBrosInc USMember Posts: 37
    I found a place called National Artcraft that sells snow globe kits in the US. I used their largest size and it's fairly massive. It holds about a half gallon of water. If I had the time and money I'd make a hobby of making a snow globe for each Lego theme, lol.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242
    That is really cool.  Nice work.
    FlanBrosInc
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 837
    I have the 'official' Lego snow globe with the Santa figure in it, but this is just great, good work!

    FlanBrosInc
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,036
    This looks excellent - she'll be very pleased I bet. Great work.
    FlanBrosInc
  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 207
    Very nice, but I still don't want my bricks exposed to water...
    FlanBrosInckiki180703
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    That's really beautiful and thoughtful. Even if someone wasn't a fan of Lego, I bet they'd be impressed.
    FlanBrosInc
  • ZombieCoopsZombieCoops Near Manchester, UK.Member Posts: 22
    It looks stunning, very well done.
    FlanBrosInc
  • BOBJACK_JACKBOBBOBJACK_JACKBOB ScotlandMember Posts: 517
    Brilliant. Will be stealing this idea for Christmas next year!
    FlanBrosInckiki180703ReesesPieces
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,039
    Very nice @FlanBrosInc !
    FlanBrosInc
  • JustAnotherDrewJustAnotherDrew TennesseeMember Posts: 1
    suuuuper late i know!! but i fell in love with this idea and i'm having the worst time glueing the legos to the rubber piece!! what did you do?!
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,088
    http://www.nationalartcraft.com/subcategory.asp?gid=6&cid=37&scid=54#2

    Very Nice! It will be interesting to see how it holds up over time. 
  • FlanBrosIncFlanBrosInc USMember Posts: 37
    edited January 2017
    Oh, wow. Didn't expect to see more replies to this. I used silicone adhesive and made sure the piece were glued down heavily. I then propped up the bottom with a 2 x 4 brick on each side and glued those (with lots of adhesive) to the rubber base. Worked like a dream. I've been putting a few more together and it's been a lot more difficult, though. I suppose there's a bit of trial and error involved. 

    As for holding up over time, still looks the same now as it did when I first made it. The rubbing alcohol prevents bacterial growth and the glycerin thickens the water. 
    catwrangler
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