Monthly Archives: May 2006

Fear and Loathing in LEGO Vegas

Cyin (CAI on Classic-Castle Forums) quotes from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to introduce his latest creation:

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive…” And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas.

Awesome Cadillac! It looks a bit big at first, but that’s only because we’re used to seeing tiny little cars for minifigs. Cyin’s Caddie is wonderfully proportional, and the larger size enables him to add details impossible in a smaller vehicle.

A close-up of Dr. Thompson’s alter ego Raoul Duke:

And his sidekick Dr. Gonzo:

Blocklog. Meh.

As I explained back in September, I originally named this blog without giving much thought to the proper nomenclature for LEGO elements, or bricks. “Brickblog” might have been a better choice, and as the vision for this blog has evolved, turning into a bit of a LEGO Boing Boing, “Brick Brick” might have been an even better choice. Unfortunately, since I first started blogging last July, both of those good ideas have been snatched up by other, smarter LEGO bloggers (BrickBlog and Brick Brick).

Now that this blog is no longer just mine, I’ve removed “Dunechaser’s” from the banner, leaving just “Blocklog.” Meh.

So, I’m trying to come up with a new name for the-LEGO-blog-formerly-known-as-Dunechaser’s-Blocklog. What say, you, loyal readers? Post your ideas as comments here, send me an e-mail, or discuss your ideas in this thread over on Classic-Castle Forums. If Josh and I like and use your idea, I’ll send you a prize! You have until next Monday at midnight (PST or GMT-8) (rather, Tuesday morning at midnight), or until Josh and I have enough ideas to pick from.

Okay, go!

Fine print: I haven’t decided on a prize yet. It’ll be LEGO of some sort. You might like it, you might not. Since this is the Internet, I’m afraid I’m going to restrict this to adults. Sorry kids and teenagers. Feel free to vent your frustration at my (and life’s) unfairness. I understand.

Ninja + Steampunk = HEAD EXPLOSION!

From Izzo we’ve had a Ninja Mecha. I’ve made a Robot Ninja and Lukas W.P. built a Space Ninja.

Well, Linus Bohman has taken ninja mashup LEGO to a new, cranium-exploding level with … Steampunk Ninja!!! Woo hoo! Behold the awesomeness:

Here’s a closeup of the ninja, with his steam-power enhanced bow:

The ninja’s soon-to-be-dead target (dirty foreign barbarian with your silly crossbow blunderbuss!):

Bohman has included lots of interesting details that flesh out the concept of “Asian steampunk,” so be sure to check out the full gallery on Brickshelf.

Wow. Too much good stuff today. I have to go lie down now.

Gilligan, Malcolm, and Robot B9 minifigs

What a great day for minifigs! (There’s more coming soon.) Janey Cook has updated her minifig folder, and since I haven’t seen this folder before myself, they’re all new to me!

First up, the crew and passengers of the S.S. Minnow from the classic TV show Gilligan’s Island:

In the middle of this batch, naturally, the world’s most dysfunctional family, from Malcolm in the Middle:

Finally, the Robinsons and fellow crewmembers of the Jupiter 2 — from another classic TV show, Lost in Space:

Although Janey says there are a few torso stickers among the figs, these are overall a great collection of purist(ish) minifigs! Be sure to check out the full gallery for even more sets, including characters from Clue, Inspector Gadget, The Brady Bunch, and others.

Mononoke, Gundam, and Sailor Moon

Moko has been updating his minifigs fairly regularly, and I’ve missed a couple, so here’s a nice batch of anime-themed minifigs.

From director Hayao Miyazaki’s film Princess Mononoke, first up we have Ashitaka and San:

And some soldiers from the same film:

Next, a minifig dressed as Gundam:

Finally, a character from Sailer Moon (sorry, I have no knowledge of the show whatsoever):