Classic-Castle member and Brickshelf user Martin Jaspers (Marakoeschtra) is very well known for his detailed construction of minifig-scale creations. His inspiring gallery recently has a new section: furniture. I wish I had access to such rare parts like he does. Also check out the Classic-Castle.com thread.
Arvo is another favorite builder of mine. His gallery mainly consists of super-realistic recreations of real-world objects, but his latest creations are inspired by the arcade game Bubble Bobble. I aspire to the level of his photography:
(Thanks to RichardAM for the tip!)
Wow, I hadn’t realized how much I’d missed Martin Jaspers’ castle characters, but we haven’t blogged any of them since last May! It’s nice to see an update from one of my favorite minifig builders.
An Ice Warrior:
Vikings, both black and tan:
A pair of outlaws:
Over at Classic-Space, Taylor and Lukas is hosting a creature contest. The contest is easy to enter – the categories are divided by piece count, so everyone should be able to whip up something within the limits of their collection. The categories are as follows:
Bug: 2-12 pieces
Creature: 13-25 pieces
Beast: 26-60 pieces
So far there have been several nice entries with very innovative parts usages. Look for instance at Matt Hamann’s Ice Scarab:
Or Nick Dean’s Gnawer:
Adrian Drake’s Skitter Slug:
Aidan O Deligh’s Ankleshredder:
Or my own Spunk:
There are several more entries, and likely many more to come. I look forward to see a complete list of entries from or hosts. The creature contest ends at February 13, so there is still time for everyone to build and enter their own little critter. Get to it!
So many fantastic models, so little time. Here is Chris Malloy’s futuristic plane, called the Red Hopper:
Excellent shape, colour scheme and detailing – this thing lacks little. I especially like that while futuristic, Chris takes it retro with the propellers. Lovely.
CG LEGO is really growing on me, thanks to Tim Gould. Here’s his latest, ED-209 from the Robocop movies:
Brickshelfer DARKspawn may be better known for his many castle creations, but his “MadCat BattleMech” inspired by Battletech and MechWarrior isn’t half bad either:
Nice use of the Catwoman torso for the pilot.
Moko’s in quite the mood lately. In addition to building crazy-weird monster rats (previous post), Moko has been busy building crazy-weird minifig monsters:
Click the image to see the gallery on Brickshelf, with more strange creatures.
Looks like this isn’t actually new (based on the hit count in the gallery), but since it’s cool and I haven’t featured it here on The Brothers Brick… Anyway, here’s another strange/cool creation from cbolego inspired by the Metal Slug series of games.
Well, I was surfing the web and I came across this hilarious image of so called “Web 2.0-ized” logos, which lead me to this nifty “Web 2.0 Logo Creatr.” I couldn’t resisit:
I missed these in Bronson Rash’s Flickr photostream when he uploaded them (don’t forget to tag your photos with “LEGO”, people!), but this is a very cool, wonderfully sinister Count Dracula:
Alan Saunders proves once again that simplicity works, with his vignette of Gregor Mendel examining his pea plants:
LEGO has released a little working magnifying glass, but because it’s so big, it looks a bit rediculous when a minifig holds it. I like how Alan has used a wrench instead (and the oil can works well as a watering can).