Monthly Archives: September 2006

Figs of the Verse

With a BrickLink order that included a generic African-American head, I was finally able to make Zoe. I took the opportunity to update update nearly all of my Serenity and Firefly minifigs, so check ’em out on Flickr:

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Helico’s Good vs. Evil

The Empire vs. the Rebellion. Mordor vs. Gondor. Tom vs. Jerry. The most interesting conflicts are always fundamental struggles between good and evil. Markus Lütkemeyer (aka Helico) gives us a classic pair in “Good vs. Evil”:

Cool jetpack.

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Spooky vigs strike back!

It’s that time of year again! Nelson Yrizarry and I, the co-curators of the newsgroup, are proud to present the Second Annual Halloween Vignette Contest. To win, simply build the best “Halloween-themed vignette” following the contest rules. This is a “winner take all” contest (although a second-place prize may be awarded if we receive 20 or more entries). If you have any questions regarding this contest, please reply to this post. Good luck!


Name: Hanom
Mission: Ruler of the Deep.
Archrival: Nahoa.
Origin: Evolved from diatomacious ooze, irradiated by the underwater atomic war that wiped out the Atlanteans 30,000 years ago. Now lives in the Mariana Trench.
Superpowers and weapons: Azure Pike of Oceanographic Equality; controls the currents of all oceans; can withstand 1500 bars; ability to summon megalodon and plesiosaur for joyrides.

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Do the LEGO Numa Numa Dance!

Some love him, others hate him. Either way, Gary Brolsma became an internet icon when he did his Numa Numa Dance in 2004. When browsing YouTube, I came across — of all things — a LEGO version of the dance. It’s not really brickfilming, but it’s still cool. Check it out!

Here’s the original film, for comparison:

Otto the Awesome

Armothe recently posted a knight that is quite possibly the best custom fig I have seen yet. I give you Otto the Crusader!

The plethora of custom details is astounding, from the great helm to the barding, from the banner to the horse, virtually every detail is perfect.

As a finishing touch, Armothe has even given Otto a custom hairdo:

What an awesome fig!

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Two New Mecha from Kwi-Chang

Okay, I know I saw these on one of your blogs first, but I can’t find my “via” bookmarks, so pipe up with your “I blogged this last week!” comments. ;-)

Anway, Kwi-Chang is a blogger and builder whose amazing mecha I hadn’t highlighted here on the Brothers Brick, and with two great new/updated models, now’s as perfect a time as any.

First up, “LWB-003 MAGATSUHI Ver.1.5” — blog post (Japanese) and MOCpage (English):

And “LWB-005 DIABLE Ver.2.0 L.S.F” — blog post (Japanese) and MOCpage (English):

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Micro Techniques Extraordinaire recently posted a great presentation by Ed Kohl. The depth of the information is incredible. I have never seen techniques like this before. If you have any interest is building in other scales at all, you should check this out.

Here’s the PDF file

Definitely worth a peek!

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Japan Coast Guard Patrol Craft Yukigumo

Masahiro Yanagi builds wonderfully realistic vehicles and buildings, in addition to whimsical creations inspired by space and science fiction.

Recent updates to his Brickshelf gallery include a patrol craft for the Japan Coast Guard called Yukigumo:

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