In his Flickr debut, Chris Malloy presents a group of wonderful mythical minifigures:
The fleet-footed Mercury:
Thor and Atlas:
Perhaps this post-apocalyptic trend as a whole is somewhat less hilarious now that Brickshelf is back, but that doesn’t change the fact that these two dioramas by Nick Dean are both cool and very funny.
Keith Goldman has always demonstrated the full capabilities of MOCpages — adding detailed descriptions that tell interesting stories to each set of photos. His latest photos tell this story: “Tri-pantheonic Alliance forces consolidate and withdraw to extraction point ‘Malcolm X’ following a predawn raid on the Central Asian Combine bunker complex near Jakarta.”
(Thanks for the tip, “Not Keith Goldman!” :-D )
A new message has graced the top of Brickshelf.com:
Notice: Brickshelf will not be shutting down!
We will be offering “featured” accounts for $5/month shortly.
We have received hundreds of supportive emails in the past few days including many who said they would like to contribute financially but did not know how. This has had us rethink the practicality of charging for enhanced features.We plan to do this without reducing current functionality for free users. Thank you for your enormous show of support.
IMPORTANT: do NOT try to download the entire site, it causes major problems, slows things down for normal users and you will be permanently blocked. We will make older folders public again after we see the crawlers go away.
UPDATE (AB 7/19 PM): IMPORTANT: Brickshelf.com is apparently not going away after all. Kevin Loch has asked everyone to stop trying to download everything, so please respect his request and suspend the efforts described in this post.
In a beautiful, touching sign of how a community can come together in a time of crisis, members of Classic-Castle Forums, Classic-Space Forums, FBTB Forums, and Forum 0937 are showing a remarkable amount of cooperation and cross-collaboration. In addition to saving their own galleries, members are also attempting to ensure that the best LEGO images are saved — especially those originally posted by members of the community who are no longer active or who have since passed away.
If you’d like to participate, you can check out one of the threads on these four forums:
If you know of other efforts underway, please let us know.
UPDATE (AB 7/19 AM): Eurobricks is also participating:
Lowlug’s Mini MOC Madness is upon us again! The theme this year is weather, and there are already some great entries. Check out the gallery, and click “Lees meer” to see bigger pictures of each entry. A few of my faves:
(Thanks for the tip, Martin Jaspers! I’d link to your gallery like I usually do, but it won’t exist on August 1, so I’m minimizing future broken links. :( )
EDIT: Sorry about the broken images — I’ll fix them later.
Spot on color scheme, and nice use of the X-pod container, Serrater!
おそらく日本のレゴ ファンの皆様は既にご存知ですが、 Brickshelf.com （通常「棚」）が７月３１日後利用できなくなります。大変遅れてしまいましたが、このブログの日本の読者様にも一応情報を伝えておきたいと思いました。
マックをご利用の皆様は Jim DeVona さんからのターミナル（Mac OS X のみ）で走らせるコマンドライン・ユーティリテイ が使えます。
I honestly believe that the LEGO community will bounce back stronger than ever after we lose Brickshelf, but part of me finds it highly amusing that the first creation I find myself blogging in several days is this post-apocalyptic, dystopian diorama from Carter Baldwin: