Danny Rice sends a Protoss Zealot into battle against a trio of Zerglings. Note the squashed Zergling on the ground.
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All our MOCS are done by both, we take the initiative from a suggestion, an idea or a recollection so that we both contribute ideas…. In the Ford GT each one constructed a different part, but always together in permanent communication. This is the most important aspect; communication.
Head on over to Masoko Tanga for more.
The rumored LEGO Castle Chess Set (852001) is already available in the LEGO Store online:
EDIT: And the artwork on the front is by Mike Rayhawk. Nice work, Mike!
Saskia van Doesburg is easily one of the top castle builders today, and it’s always a pleasure to see new creations from her. Check out her “Castle Gate,” and don’t miss the interview with her in the most recent issue of BrickJournal.
(We’re catching up on Classic-Castle.com at the moment, if you couldn’t tell.)
Reader submissions are keeping me busy, and that’s great! (Apologies if I don’t get to everybody.) This batch is from The Brickster.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein
This one’s worth a closer look:
What’s your favorite detail? I like the bananas. And the shovel.
Check this out:
Lego bricks were introduced to Olly the Octopus’s tank on Thursday to stop him getting bored at the Sea Life Park in Weymouth, Dorset….”He seems to be having lots of fun with his new Duplo.”
Thanks for the awesome octo-tip, Nelson! :-D
EDIT (6/19): NOT LEGO!!!. Hey Australia, get that octopus some real LEGO!
Nope, not a rumor after all. Here’s the press release:
LEGO Group Secures Exclusive Construction Category Rights to Indiana Jones(TM) Property
NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ — LEGO Group, the world’s leading construction toy manufacturer, today announces a partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. to produce building sets based on the Indiana Jones franchise — one of the most globally successful movie series ever made.
Three worldwide blockbuster films, and the highly anticipated May 2008 premiere of the new Indiana Jones movie, will provide inspiration for a series of highly iconic and action-packed build-and-play adventures of the rogue archaeologist and hero.
“There is such a natural synergy between Lucasfilm and LEGO enthusiasts of all ages that makes combining our stories with the LEGO play pattern an easy decision,” said Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing. “We are thrilled to have a chance to share the history and success of LEGO Star Wars with another Lucas franchise.”
Four playsets based on the classic trilogy are slated to launch in January 2008. Three sets based on iconic scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark include: Temple Escape ($49.99 USD) which brings the legendary rolling boulder scene to life in LEGO form as Indy faces spiders and poisoned darts in his search for the Golden Idol of Fertility. With Race for the Stolen Treasure ($29.99 USD), kids build two desert vehicles and recreate Indy’s truck-hopping fight to save the treasure. Indiana Jones and the Lost Tomb ($19.99 USD) recreates the eye-popping suspense of Indy rescuing Marion from slithering snakes in an Egyptian tomb. And based on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade action, Motorcycle Chase ($9.99 USD) depicts the scene where Indy and his father escape with the map to the hidden temple.
Four more constructible playsets based on the fourth movie will launch in May 2008, with suggested retail prices ranging from $9.99 to $79.99 USD.
“We are thrilled to be bringing yet another blockbuster Lucasfilm property to life for LEGO kids and adult enthusiasts,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, partnership and alliance management for the LEGO Group. “The marriage of strong story, well-known characters, dynamic vehicles and action-oriented movie scenes with the classic LEGO play pattern is a proven winner, and Indiana Jones lends itself perfectly to the build-and-play world of LEGO building.”
For more than 25 years, audiences have been enraptured by the exploits of Indiana Jones. The film trilogy — Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade — garnered 14 Academy Award nominations, won 7 Oscars, and grossed over $1,182,000,000 at the box office. The films are among the most popular movies ever made and have become a legendary part of film history.
Tyler C – or Legohaulic, as he is more commonly known in these circles - have created this fantastic post-apocalyptic diorama:
From the broken statue, to the bullet holes near the dead body, all the way to the mech, the feel is just great. It takes a long time to take it all in. Go put on a pot of tea and take a few deep breaths, then check out Tyler’s flickr or brickshelf.
Done with that? Great. Then you can move straight on to Spook’s post apocalyptic Crab Tank for another mind-blower:
These both look cobbled together with whatever their inventors had lying around. I love the genre already.