Several years ago, Jake McKee, the former “community guy” for The LEGO Company, created the Building Instructions Portal (currently unavailable).
Due to real-life priorities, Jake announced over the weekend on LUGNET that he’s looking for someone to whom he can hand over the reigns of the site.
Read all about it on LUGNET, but in particular Jake is looking for someone familar with Adobe ColdFusion. (I miss Allaire…)
EDIT: Jake clarifies:
I’m looking for someone interested in a solution, which may or may not be based on ColdFusion. Since the site AND the database need to be recreated from the ground up (because both were done by a foolish young code noob…me), language doesn’t really matter.
Via Polish LEGO blog Klocki Lego dla dorosłych, here’s MisterZumbi’s adorable five-wide Citroen DS:
Naturally, MisterZumbi created some fashionable Parisians to go with the classic French car:
Check out that purse! And I’m no fan of real-life poodles, but what minifig Parisian would be complete without a brick-built pooch?
Jared Burks (aka “Kaminoan”) and Emily Brownlow (aka “RecluceMage”) are best known for their minifig customization work — waterslide decals and resin-cast accessories, respectively.
This is what you get when these two work together:
I’ve had my eye on Jas Nagra’s Flickr photostream ever since I noticed the mecha he’s been working on. In the meantime, here are some great minifigs:
Somewhat larger than his Nano Zeon Mobile Suits, Chuck Citrin has built a big blue Gouf (info):
Nelson Yrizarry has done it again. Tremble in fear and awe at his Planet of the Exo-Apes vignette. Check out those awesome Exo-Apes made out of Exoforce bots. He’s also made a exo-scorpian out of the bot parts.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than ten years since eager computer gamers first began controlling the increasingly curvaceous (hurray for higher polygon counts!) Lara Croft in Tomb Raider games.
As always, Lara takes on a Tyrannosaurus Rex, utilizing her run & gun technique:
Characters from the Xbox 360 game Gears of War:
From left to right, Pvt. Damon Baird, Pvt. Augustus Cole, Sgt. Marcus Fenix, and Pvt. Dominic Santiago.
(I’m not as happy with these four as I am with the FFIII characters or Lara Croft, but I was dying to use my new BrickArms weapons again. :D)
To welcome all of you clicking through from Kotaku (and taking down our server for a couple hours yesterday — sorry!), I whipped together another batch of minifigs inspired by video game characters. This is the first of three posts.
Without further ado, here are the characters from Final Fantasy III for Nintendo DS:
From left to right, that’s Ingus, Luneth (as a black mage), Arc (ranger), and Refia (geomancer with bell).
DARKSpawn has bestowed yet another gem on us with his Tower House:
The rounded towers and angled windows are my favorite details, but the whole building is full of sweet little details. Keep it up, DARKSpawn!
(also via Moyblik)
Don Solo’s latest is a brilliant Moondozer:
Legohaulic has created a neat alien spacecraft. Look at that awesome shape!
And the minifig alien that goes along with the craft would make Andrew giggle with excitement: