Monthly Archives: December 2006

BitFlick Mania!

Have you picked up your 2007 mosaic sets yet (6162 and 6163)? The dragon is awesome. My new mosaic (clear base plates!!!), plus an e-mail from RichardAM, reminded me that I failed to blog BitFlicks. Here’s their first — and still my favorite — LEGO+CGI animation:

Via Destructoid.

(And let’s try post labels. We’ll see if we prefer them to Technorati tags…)

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The Castle Traveling by Kotaro Ono

From Kotaro Ono’s How Many Studs to Legoland?:

There once was an ancient, ancient, oh so ancient dragon. When the dragon awoke from his slumber, the world around him had completely changed.

The dragon asked the king, “O King, why has the land become stained red, red the color of blood?” The king replied to the dragon, “O Dragon, time has passed, and the world has changed.”

The dragon again asked the king, “O King, why have the stones lost their warmth, and why has steel lost its sheen?” The king again replied, “O Dragon, no one knows. The world has changed.”

The dragon again asked the king, “O King, what of the suffering on the faces of the people? Why are the people’s faces so ugly?” The king again replied, “O Dragon, that is the normal face for people. The world has changed.”

The dragon closed its eyes, opened them, and asked its final question. “O King, must children live in a world like this? Must they live in this world that has changed so completely?” The king gave his final reply. “O Dragon, the children, the children — The world, the world –” But the king could not answer the dragon’s final question.

The dragon opened its eyes, stood, and said to the king, “O King, build ye a castle upon my back. Now is the time that I will fulfill my ancient promise. The time has come for you to ride upon my back, seeking the real world, a world that does not change, a world for the children.”

And so, the king built a castle on the dragon’s back. The long, long, oh so long journey of the king and the dragon began.

Afterward, there never was a person who heard from the dragon and the king again.


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Chocobaby!

I’ve featured chocobos based on Kevin Heckel’s design several times (post 1, post 2) here on TBB. But I also really like m20xr’s new design for a baby chocobo:

(Oh, and if you’ve been wondering why posts from me have been so few and far between lately, I’ve been playing Final Fantasy XII — 90 hours in now — and my hard drive crashed recently. The hard drive’s back, but I’m only about halfway through the game, based on the completion level in the monster and hunts list. I thought FFX and FFX-2 truly sucked, but FFXII may be the best FF game I’ve played since FFVII or FFIX. Who gives a flying rodent’s hindquarters about PS3 when the best PS2 game in years is available?!)

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Classic Castle Chess Set by astronut1

In June of 2005, Classic-Castle.com held a contest to create castle-themed chess pieces and chess sets. It looks like Flickr user astronut1 took his pictures a few months later (and just posted them on Flickr), but these would have been great entries:

The pawns are classic Crusaders and Black Falcons minifigs, but astronut1 created unique pieces for the rest. I especially like the kings and queens:

The rooks and bishops are also great:

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The Black Death by Baggins

Baggins has entered a rather morbid little scene in the Colossal Castle Contest IV. Other than lots of dead bodies, it includes a well-built tudor house, a sweet lokking burial pit, and a number of well-posed mini-figs.

Check out the Plague-infested gallery.

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Entrance to Caves by Nathan Todd

The newest creation by Nathan (aka Norro) is easily the best creation I have seen in years. The fanstastic cliff-side tavern, incredible landscaping, and plethora of detail renders this reviewer speechless (well, almost).

When you view this gallery, make sure you have some time, because its 32 pics are going to suck you in. So grab a cup of coffee, put on some music, sit back, and enjoy the Entrance to the Caves!

Cliff-side Gallery

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Pegasus Knight by Yours Truly

Well, here I am, tooting my own horn. This is my attempt at a custom fig for the Colossal Castle Contest 4. Virtually all of it is customized, only the wings and plume are unaltered Lego. It was definitely a fun build. Hope you enjoy it!

Check out the airborne gallery.

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Arvo’s Vespa P200E

I live in Seattle and drive a Hyundai sedan. If I lived in Dublin or Madrid or Tokyo, I’d want something smaller, like a scooter. What better scooter than a Vespa? Arvo seems to agree, since he built a LEGO version of his own Vespa P200E:

Zippy!

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Welcome to Patrick Yrizarry’s Warp Zone

Although his brother Nelson is in no danger of losing a spot as one of the most-blogged builders here on The Brothers Brick, it’s nice to see multiple posts featuring creations from Patrick Yrizarry too!

But enough meta-blogging (there’s certainly been enough of that from me this week) — on to the LEGO!

Here’s Patrick’s “Warp Zone”:

Ahhh… I love Super Mario Bros. But now that music is stuck in my head…

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News: My minifigs on THE 9 on Yahoo!

My gallery of musical minifigs on Brickshelf was recently featured on THE 9 on Yahoo! (they’re at number 8):

Check out the gallery on Brickshelf, but I’ve been keeping the photoset on Flickr a bit more up to date. Sweet!

Thanks to Azaghal from Classic-Castle.com for letting me know! I totally missed this, and didn’t even notice that the Brickshelf folder had suddenly shot up to 150,000 hits.

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