Zachmoe’s latest is a beautiful piece. It’s very difficult making something look this thrown together, but the result Zach gets leaves me dumbstruck. Check it out on his flickr stream. It is based on this concept art from the Classic-Space concept gallery.
Edit: The original concept art is drawn by Keith Thompson. Thanks for the heads up Ethan!
In the wake of the Transformers movie (and games), we see quite a few lego iterations of the robots. Adrian Drake’s Blackout is certainly one of the better. It looks great in both helicopter mode and bot mode:
Read about it on Adrian’s brickfrenzy.com or comment it on his flickr stream.
Brickshelfer chiukeung has miniaturized two of my favorite sets of 2007, 10182 Cafe Corner and 10190 Market Street.
Now in its fourth incarnation, LEGOfan.org is designed to become the place where new LEGO fans can learn about the hobby and see how they can get involved in the fan community.
The site will grow over time, but head on over and check out some of the sections that are already online, including several articles, news, and profiles of the current LEGO Ambassadors (with a particularly unflattering picture of me, which I’ve been meaning to have replaced).
You can contact LEGOfan.org administrators with your questions and suggestions, and I’ll also be happy to pass along anything you’d like to say.
Speaking of custom LEGO products, artist “Tomi” has been creating various Apple+LEGO products under the PodBrix name for several years. Tomi uses a combination of offical elements and customized pieces to create his artwork. Each new product is released as a limited edition, and seems to get more popular each time — the most recent one sold out in a day! The latest from Tomi is a vignette showing the early days of Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs (cofounders of Apple Computer):
Thanks to readers Paul and Jeremy for the reminder!
I wrote in my review last week that BrickForge would soon be selling livestock. Well, that “soon” has arrived!
The $5 cows come in solid black and Holstein white, the $3 pigs are currently available in black and pink (with white coming soon), and the $3 sheep are available in black and white. You can further customize the cows with udders — no, I’m not kidding — and horns that are sold separately ($0.50 for a pair of horns, $0.50 per udder).
Hippotam over at Klocki has a great entry for the LugPol “BTT” contest. Check out the Brickshelf gallery for more photos.
minifig presents the two main characters from Léon (called The Professional here in the States). That’s Jean Reno as Léon and Natalie Portman (many years before she shaved her head) as Mathilda.
Brickshelfer Iskra presents a dragon as a means of transportation, an entry in the “BTT” contest over at LugPol. (Via Klocki.)
Michael Jasper presents an updated version of his 1959 Opel Kapitaen.