I'm shocked that I never heard about this site until recently. What a fun place to show off your Lego collections and imagination. I look forward to posting many of my creations here.
Many of my more finished works were built specifically to compete in the Puyallup Fair. It always helps me to have a goal and a deadline to get the mind to set aside time to be creative. This Western Washington fair has a whole division of the arts and crafts competition devoted to Lego creations. I think many other fairs may as well, or if they donít they should. I have competed each year since 2006, and more recently my kids have joined in as well. Even when some of the ideas are bland or simple they still enjoy knowing that lots of people will be walking past and seeing what they built.
Aside from the fair competitions I have built many larger structures. Unfortunately I have little money to commit to Legos so my collection is somewhat limited (somewhat limited meaning it only weighs about as much as I do). This forces me to be creative or even ignore colors in order to accomplish my larger builds. For example I had a castle once, 2005 I think, that looked really good when I photoshoped the pictures into black and white, but if you had seen it in full color it would be a total rainbow. :)
My current big project, the biggest I have tried so far, is a full Lego train set. I have taken a sheet of plywood (4í x 8í) and I have laid out a 9v train track around it. It is still a work in progress. Getting enough brown or gray Legos to build the tunnel through a mountain on one side is going to take time and money.
Please enjoy viewing my builds, and feel free to comment.