The castles I built twenty years ago were merely extensions to official LEGO sets, in the same, predictable style. These days, builders like Chad Ivany don’t limit themselves to rows of those wall pieces with little windows in them. Chad’s latest creation is a gate house fit for the greatest of medieval kings (click for full gallery):
In addition to lots of great detail on the outer wall, Chad has included wooden structures and a scene full of minifigs on the inside:
I love poetry more than I love LEGO (shock!), so it’s nice when I can blog a little poetry here on The Brothers Brick. Posting in the middle of the night while at BrickFest, Bill Ward gives me just such an opportunity with his set of six beautiful poetry vignettes. Here are my three favorites.
“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost:
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Frost:
“Yonder See the Morning Blink” by A.E. Housman:
Be sure to check out his other great vignettes as well:
Have you ever wondered what an X-ray of LEGO would look like? Neither have I, which is why Brickshelfer Menoriel’s new gallery of ghostly images is so fascinating. Here’s what Obi-Wan and Darth look like under those crazy invisible rays (click for more):
Brickshelfer Tac makes some pretty awesome Mecha with a great deal of detail. It’s no surprise, then, that Tac has great skill in creating power suits. I’m hoping Tac will soon expand these “Elemental Warriors” to include more elements.
In the meantime, here’s “Heat”:
To do some real ultraviolence, what this beastie needs, my droogs, is a great big pooshka on its rooker. And nozhs for zoobies. Appy polly loggies for my strange chepooka today, O my brothers. (Need a hint? It’s orange. It’s mechanical. Get it?)
Tubes and pipes? Check. Adventurers minifig? Check. Greebles everywhere? Check. Guages and wheels? Check. Large props to keep the monstrosity airborne? Check. Result? Steampunkilicious!
Classic Spacer James Turley goes all steamy with his “Steam Dart”:
But now, behold his new, beautifully green Mitsubishi A6M5 “Zero” fighter:
I don’t know yet if this is a trend, but another builder making musical minifigs can’t be a bad thing! Matt Zitron joins Izzo by creating two singer/actors — Tom Waits and Andre 3000:
It’s always nice to welcome new LEGO fans to Brickshelf or Flickr. So far, Kakurelegositan’s gallery consists 100% of creations inspired by Final Fantasy. Hurray!
Perennial boss and/or summon Bahamut:
Bartz and a chocobo from the cover art for Final Fantasy V:
Kakurelegositan has other cool Final Fantasy creations on Brickshelf, so be sure to check out the full gallery!