Monthly Archives: November 2006

News: 7-year-old girl steals LEGO at knifepoint

A few days old, but amusing (well, more like disturbing) enough to be worth the wait? Let’s hope so:

Largo Police are looking for a little girl who pulled a knife on a Wal-Mart clerk as she tried to steal two boxes of Lego toy blocks…. Police say the little girl then opened her jacket and displayed a combo carving knife with a forked point and a 10″ blade, saying she was armed for protection.

(Full story, first posted by Anthony Sava on Classic-Castle Forums.)

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The Castle of El Katar by Jacob C.

Jacob has finished photographing his very impressive castle and cog and they are definitely worth checking out. From the beautiful beaches to the impressive dock, from the massive keep to the sweet brick-built ship there is a plethora of cool details to see. This builder continues to impress with his distinctive style and skills.

Check out the gallery.

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Miniature Japanese Construction Vehicles by Masahiro Yanagi

Spaces are tight and land is at a premium in Japan. Sure, there are enormous construction projects like the Akashi Kaikyo bridge (the longest suspension bridge in the world), but most projects are on a much smaller scale. Always a nation that solves just about any problem with technology, a company named Chikusui Canycom manufactures construction equipment and utility vehicles the size of golf carts and riding lawn mowers (which they also make).

Always one to build just about any real-world vehicle in LEGO, Masahiro Yanagi has recreated several of these — what other word can I use? — adorable vehicles (click for full gallery with individual pictures and action shots):

The Gothica approaches.

A little something you might have seen in the latest issue of Brickjournal, Mark Stafford has finally put up pictures of the Gothica:

It fits in the same vein as his Big Boys Toys – lots of small stuff in a big, nice, package. Click on over and behold – there’s a lot to see there.

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The Apogee of Skill?

I couldn’t help but steal that title from Lukas. A hilarious trend I’m seeing in my LEGO feed from Flickr lately is assembling small LEGO sets without opening the bag that the parts come in. Check out three “in-bag builds” from three builders:

Here’s Lukas:

TBB first-timer Tim Tosino:

And finally, Matt Hamann (aka jastermereel08):

Okay, so this wouldn’t work with the Star Destroyer or Death Star, but I’m going to have to try this the next time I get a small set.

EDIT: Commenters to the rescue. Matt credits Tim Gould and Jamie Neufeld as inspiration. Here are the in-bag builds that started it all — Tim’s on the left, Jamie’s on the right (click for full-size pics):

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Lost Diggers Bridge by Jens

Jens has built a truly incredible bridge for Colossal Castle Contest IV. Not only is the construction very unique, his landscaping is superb. The figures in the scene add a nice touch of life and the lost miner adds a hint of tragedy. Yet another masterpiece by an amazing builder!

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Happy Birthday, Moko!

In honor of Moko’s 18th birthday recently, I thought I’d feature a few of his latest creations. (Okay, so I would’ve posted them anyway, and they’ve already been Snoikled.)

I love the arms coming out of the new wheel well pieces on this “space mecha”, and the pink makes a surprisingly cool accent color (link):

I can’t find Moko’s blog post for this next mecha, so it might not be new, but it’s new to me and dang is it cool (another great find, Dez!):

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