Archive for August, 2007
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Well, I finally got it done. I first started this creation the moment after the new fan-created LEGO theme ApocaLEGO was launched, but it took a while to get just right. I’m pleased to present Checkpoint. This checkpoint is stationed around the remains of an old brick building and consists of a crow’s nest lookout, rows of sandbags and barbed wire, and precious little else. A tilted pole barely manages to provide power, and an awning provides a little relief from the burning sun.
It’s been too long since we’ve blogged one of Izzo’s always wonderful mecha. His latest is titled “Walker Dragoon”.
Okay, I’m more than a little embarrassed. I’ve been incredibly busy with work over the last few weeks, and I’ve neglected my usual online haunts (like Classic-Castle.com and several others) and haven’t kept up with many of the blogs I usually read. But enough about me — I’m just making excuses for why I hadn’t blogged HOW/CON 2007! :-)
HOW/CON 2007 is a contest organized by Kotaro Ono of How Many Studs to LEGOLAND. The contest has two categories — a challenge to use one of the new skeleton horses in a creation, and another challenge to use a skeleton torso.
There are some pretty amazing creations in both categories, so check out the links above! Here are a couple that struck my fancy:
Sachiko Akinaga presents an adorable creation inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s story “Little Ida’s Flowers.”
Brick artist Nathan Sawaya will be on The Colbert Report tonight. Nathan is best known for his sculptures and mosaics, one of which he built during a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman a while ago. Perhaps Nathan will build something like this tonight:
(By MySpacer Laura M.)
See more Colbert-inspired LEGO creations (including one of my own) at NoFactZone.net.
I’m back from a self-inflicted hiatus/exile and just stumbled across this. Hope you all enjoy it!
While I haven’t heard of this builder before, X-Speed seems to specialize in miniland vehicles. Pretty nifty!
Taka Hamada‘s latest album cover should be immediately recognizable to fans of The Beatles. After all, haven’t we all wanted to live in a Yellow Submarine at some point in our lives?
I’m not sure whether this diorama by Nannan Z. falls into the “ApocaLEGO” category, but I say that if you encountered that in a wasteland by the side of the road, the apocalypse couldn’t be far behind, if it hasn’t happened already. Just sayin’.
Lettering in LEGO is a challenge. Although the possibilities of lettering in Roman/Latin lettering have been explored rather well, especially by LEGO train fans, it’s rare to see lettering in other scripts, such as Japanese.
While we’re at it, Sugegasa spells out “Nitro” (ニトロ) — a fitting name for his grill:
Flickrite Gladius recently posted a very cool (pun intended) tri-treaded Arctic Scout.