Nathan Cunningham has fallen under the spell of us minifig builders. Mu ha ha ha ha haaaa!
Behold his Fright Knight Shaman, and tremble in fear!
That’s the new Batman minifig’s cowl, along with Killer Croc’s head. Very nice, unexpected combination. And the totem in the shaman’s hand is fantastic. (Click the image to see Nathan’s Fright Knight Champion as well.)
Kamen Rider (“Masked Rider”) is a long-running superhero series on TV in Japan, with many many incarnations. I remember watching the show at friends’ houses in the late 70′s and early 80′s (my missionary parents weren’t especially keen on bug-faced motorcyclists duking it out with hell-spawn).
A recent incarnation is Kamen Rider 555 (「仮面ライダー555」). Moko has recently posted several minifigs based on the series, including the masked rider himself and several of his adversaries, called “Orphnochs:”
For those interested in what an “Orphnoch” is, here’s the show’s synopsis from Anime News Network (even more series info here):
Young biker Takumi Inui trails a girl named Mari Sonoda, whom he suspects has his stolen gym bag. When he encounters Mari, he finds out that the bag she carries is not his and that she possesses some top-secret items developed by the Smart Brain Corporation. He also discovers that she’s being hunted down by Orphnochs – enhanced humanoid beings sent by Smart Brain to recover the items. Takumi reluctantly uses two of the items – a cell phone and a belt – and becomes Kamen Rider Faiz to combat the Orphnoch threat.
Name: Israel Hands
Mission: Plundering space cruisers and cargo barges; evading the Galactic Royal Navy.
Origin: The reanimated corpse of Blackbeard’s second-in-command.
Evil superpowers: Peg-leg beam cannon, spinning pirate hat of death, x-ray vision (for seeing treasure).
Secret identity: Der Falkner
Real name: Swenja Beizjäger
Mission: Preventing crime in Stuttgart. (No wonder it’s the German city with the lowest crime rate!)
Superpowers: Eagle vision, flight, ability to call forth birds of prey to assist in defeating evildoers.
Via Kotaku, Nathan Sawaya presents larger-than-life PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 controllers made from LEGO:
I say “larger-than-life,” because here’s Nathan holding the controllers:
Brickshelf user Piglet recently posted an excellent “Golden Coach:”
Mission: To rule the night.
Origin: A criminally insane “subject” was injected with the irradiated saliva of the vampire bat.
Evil superpowers: Flight, invisibility, drawing strength from the blood of his victims.
Name: Jupol Sulvat
Mission: Protecting unsuspecting earthlings from the likes of Desmodus, Invidia, and Cerebrus.
Origin: A mechanically enhanced alien from the planet Rothinius Prime.
Superpowers & gadgets: Super strength, telepathy, argon rebreather, the Crystal Rod of Galactic Justice.
Brickshelf user Legokinsfolk presents the stars of the 1989 Hong Kong action movie God of Gamblers, Chow Yun Fat and Andy Lau:
Michael Jasper never ceases to amuse and amaze me. Today’s update to his Characters gallery includes Jean-Peal Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir:
I was also recently struggling with a way to make a LEGO bagpipe for one of my Canterbury Tales minifigs. Michael saves the day with this wonderful Scotsman: