Those of us who attended BrickCon 2007 last weekend learned that Will Chapman of BrickArms is working on some new weapons. Will generously gave me some early prototypes to show off to everyone out there interested in custom accessories for their minifigs.
The first two weapons should be familiar to fans of a certain trilogy of popular video games:
Will is also working on some real-world weapons, including the M1 Garand rifle:
In a session on Sunday morning, Will also described his development process, including how he uses test molds to create small batches of prototypes before committing to a final design. I thought the test molds were really cool, so he lent me an early version he used to design the M1 Garand:
Will asked me to remind everyone that he’s just experimenting at this point, and he can’t guarantee that any of these will make it into production. I personally think these are very cool, and can’t wait to see the final versions.
But that doesn’t mean that Adrian Florea‘s Stimpy figure isn’t adorable:
I love little fleets of microscale ships. The latest from Lukas was apparently inspired by sharks.
Tim Zarki‘s pirate salvage craft is certainly cool, but I’m a sucker for schematics:
Gork has built a rather cool medieval church.
I’m really liking the Sebulba figures over the tomb…
The newest Castle set, 7036 Dwarves’ Mine, is starting to show up in stores and online. For those of us cursed to live near the end of The LEGO Company’s supply chain, we have the BrickZone.net photo review to make us jealous of the rest of you.
Of particular note is the fact that the two new beard pieces are wrap-arounds with ponytails on the back!
I’m going to be gravely disappointed if I don’t get this for my birthday next week…
Steven Marshall isn’t just a guitar god, he’s also becoming quite the LEGO artist. The only studs visible on this acoustic bass are on the bridge (where the strings meet the body).
Nick Dean presents the Axiocersus. Asymmetry rules.
StarWars.com has the first high-resolution images of box art from one of the upcoming Indiana Jones LEGO sets, 7620 Motorcycle Chase:
I can’t possibly spell out Patrick Bosman in the post title, so here are his cheerleaders:
< Insert your own Heroes reference here. >
Alex Eylar‘s “Old Hollywood” evokes the noir detective movies of the 1950s.
Righteous indeed, Legohaulic, and thanks for the tip, Mastergongfu!