Monthly Archives: November 2006

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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Gundam RX-78GP01 and XMA-01

Moko is at it again, building mecha in addition to his usual minifigs, micro-vehicles, vignettes, and so on. Today’s batch brings us mecha from the Gundam universe.

Gundam RX-78GP01 “Zephyranthes” (info):

XMA-01 “Rafflesia” (info):


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Mechanimals of the Air and of the Earth

While I’ve been busy hosting my brother and his wife, Izzo has continued his “Mechanimals” series. Click on over to his blog or Brickshelf gallery to see all of them, but here are a couple of my favorites.

Santa’s podracer (blog post):

This one may be my favorite so far — a mole mech (blog post):

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Minifig’s so versatile...

I’m a huge fan of minifig. As if he didn’t already have the best user name ever, he makes awesome vignettes and, of course, minifigs.

It’s been a while since his last series of figs, but his latest includes the boys from New York, the Beastie Boys from their “Intergalactic” video:


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Sampan by Sir Lomero

Sir Lomero has built a cute little sampan. The tile work on the sides gives this a rather elegant feel and the lantern is a great design. But what really makes this stand out is the brick-built sail! The use of the wedges gives the sail a beautiful curve and makes this boat tand out. Good Job!

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