One of the best custom minifigures I recently encountered is this one from Michaelozzie: Napoleon Bonaparte, with his 1796 Brigadier-General costume, used into the 1796-1797 Italian Campaign which made his name and set him right upon the path towards glory!
One of our more devoted members, Brig. Brick, brings us a very easy tutorial on how to make an accordeon/concertina in only a few minutes time.
All you need are two flat tiles and some deskapparel like paper, scissors and glue!
Ready in 10 minutes or less!
Wikipedia: A concertina is a free-reed musical instrument, like the variousaccordions and the harmonica. It has a bellows and buttons typically on both ends of it. When pressed, the buttons travel in the same direction as the bellows, unlike accordion buttons which travel perpendicularly to it. Also, each button produces one note, while accordions typically can produce chords with a single button.
The concertina was developed in England and Germany, most likely independently. The English version was invented in 1829 by Sir Charles Wheatstone and a patent for an improved version was filed by him in 1844. The German version was announced in 1834 by Carl Friedrich Uhlig.
Armybuilder and MOC expert ImperialScouts had a stand at Brickworld 2010 and brought two MOCs with him. Due to the fact I was quite impressed by them, I could not resist making a small overview of them.