High-resolution pictures of the box art for the new Castle sets have been posted on LUGNET.
Check out the new face on one of the soldiers in this set (click for full-size pic):
To celebrate the release of these sets, LEGO and Classic-Castle.com have teamed up for a contest in which you can win each of the new sets. Simply titled “The Castle Contest,” read more about it on Classic-Castle.com.
To celebrate the upcoming Girls’ Day festival in Japan, mumu’s wife has created a cool little vignette:
Read more about Girls’ Day, or the Hinamatsuri holiday, in the first post about it here on The Brothers Brick (well, actually Pan-Pacific Bricks) last year.
Martin Jaspers is at it again, this time using “jellybean” colors for his castle characters.
A pair of veterans scarred by battle:
A pair of younger soldiers guarding a crystal:
Brickshelfer Optimus Convoy waves his Wiimote and makes the words “Wii” appear on his big-screen TV:
Our regular readers may have noticed a couple times in the last week or two when The Brothers Brick has been unavailable. Our crack team of server ninjas is hard at work, though, so we should be back to normal shortly.
Ochre Jelly asks, “Hasn’t the world had enough custom Lego robots and space ships? ;-)”
Ha! A fair question, to be sure. So, if you’re tired of seeing nothing but mecha and intergalactic cargo haulers here on The Brothers Brick, do what OJ did — build something different, post it, and let us know. If we like what you send us, we’ll post it.* :D
Here’s Ochre Jelly’s very microscale Bikini Bottom:
Even cooler, OJ has created 3D stereograms of many creations. Click the image above to see Bikini Bottom in 3D.
* And for the record, we can’t post everything, so just because we don’t post it doesn’t mean we don’t think it’s cool.
Seems our very own Linus is feeling either shy or modest, so I’ll go ahead and post this for him. ;-) Here’s his “Yellow Devil”:
Here’s what he has to say about his latest creation:
Rob Kraataclaw is a legend in the Interstellar Snuff Circuit. Rob was once a human, but when he tried to enhance himself with super-strength implants he went insane. Believing himself to be part of an ancient tribe that never even existed – the Kraataclaws – he cut off his left arm and replaced it with a giant, well, claw. Now all he wants to do is to eradicate all Pure Humans(TM).
The Yellow Devil is part of the ISC, as Rob believes the prize money will help him reach his goal. The contestants are dropped down on a planet and given a physical point on the planet. Goal: get there as fast as possible, on land. Other rules unexistant.
For some mysterious reason the space ninjas has taken an interest in Rob. Could be that he is flaunting a mutilated space ninja corpse on his wagon of doom.
You can see more pictures on either MOCPages or Brickshelf.
Alan Saunders (well, actually, Kent Brockman) says,
I, for one, welcome our insect overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality I could be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
Check out this 20-minute interview with LEGO CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp by MONACLE magazine editor Tyler Brûlé
Thanks to the magic of Google Video, you can watch it right here on The Brothers Brick:
Izzo’s latest series of powered suits incorporates Bionicle masks:
More cheesebots from the ever-resourceful Nelson Yrizarry! Delicious!
And what cheese(bot) plate would be complete without Quackers?
Don’t miss the rest of Nelson’s yellow robots in his gallery on Brickshelf.