Monthly Archives: November 2006

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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The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

This is an amazingly cool recreation of a Rembrandt painting, by Barbara Werth (found by Bruce).

Here’s the original, just to show how nicely Barbara captured the painting’s composition, lighting, and overall mood:

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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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Camel Warrior by Tim Gould

Tim Gould (aka Gambort) recently posted this sweet camel and rider on Classic-Castle. Its an excellent example of a brick-built beast. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen a better camel anywhere. The turban is also a great touch.

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Cat Bus and Toto-what?!

Most readers probably know by now that my favorite anime director is Hayao Miyazaki. It should be no surprise that I’ll pretty much blog anything Miyazaki-related.

First up, here’s pero’s small round Totoro, or “Totoroll”:

Next, Poizunn-05’s Cat Bus:

Finally, no post of My Neighbor Totoro LEGO creations would be complete without Todd Kubo’s ginormous Totoro:

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Izzo’s Ideon

I have to admit that I’m not a huge Ideon fan, what with the decapitations and universal (and I say that in its most literal sense) destruction. That said, I’ll grant that Izzo has recreated the titular mecha quite nicely:

(Via Soren on Tourist Bot’s Diary.)

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