Archive for November, 2007
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Megan Rothrock‘s latest creation is a wonderful box that opens to reveal a miniature zoo!
Matt Wagner‘s mosaics inspired by sprites from Legend of Zelda are best viewed small. :-)
Okay, it’s been a while since we’ve had a funny animated GIF to sit here on the front page and amuse our readers. Here’s one of Sir Nadroj‘s “Chuck Norris Facts”:
Click this one to see more.
What will the World City theme from LEGO look like 150 years from now? Aaron Andrews has the answer with this insdustrial mech.
And since I didn’t get around to them the first time around, my favorite from his first series (click for more):
(Both via VignetteBricks.)
The newest stories in the Reverend Brendan Powell Smith’s The Brick Testament feature events from the reign of King David, including “God Kills Man for Touching Ark”:
And speaking of cars… A Volkswagen fan site has a press release from LEGO announcing that the classic Beetle will be released as a set in mid-2008:
Now, there’s some history to this set, as you can see by reading the press release. Here’s a rundown of previous coverage here on The Brothers Brick:
- Back in October 2006, the LEGO Ambassadors asked fans what cars we’d like to see as sets. You can read the discussion in comments on the old blog. Note that the VW Beetle was a common request.
- In January of 2007, LEGO showed off three prototype cars at a fan event in Frechen, Germany, and fans could vote on which of the three they wanted as a set. One of the cars was the VW Beetle.
Thanks for the link, Matt Wagner!
LUGNuts is a new Flickr group that focuses on LEGO vehicles. They’ve just concluded their first contest, “Modified Machines,” and here are a couple of my favorites…
Lino Martins‘ 1968 Pontiac GTO:
Nathan Proudlove‘s 1964 Chevy El Camino dragracer:
Melbourne AFOL Teunis Davies defies the usual cross-border rivalry and presents this excellent NSW Class 38 streamlined steam train. It’s a seven-stud wide machine of clever building techniques and sleek design. As an added bonus he includes many breakdown shots so we can all see how it is made.
Now if only LEGO would release regular green mini slopes…
When I finished switching around the legs to make the goblins, I realized that the “leftover” legs would look great with the Clone Scout Trooper torsos I picked up at BrickCon, resulting in a batch of space Marines:
Kwi-chang is another mecha builder who deserves his own roundup post, starting with a mecha of a four-legged variety:
Next, an Exo-Force mashup and a mecha with a very large Gatling gun:
Finally, a black mecha with big, sharp fingers:
I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin “Kevoh” Blocksidge at BrickCon in October, where his “Fingobbins Village” floating rock won a well-deserved “Best Steampunk” award:
I waited patiently for him to announce his beautiful creation online, but somehow missed it a month ago. For those who missed it elsewhere, I think it was worth the wait.
And for those who wait, further rewards — three more steampunk creations: