Monthly Archives: November 2007

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Grave Digger model by Misterzumbi

The highly familiar Misterzumbi has brought out another great vehicle (car? truck? monster???), the famous Grave Digger. The model is 100% pure LEGO, even the stickers (although they may be pushing the definition). It’s worth noticing the high level of detail in the shock absorbers and the rod and hand structure for the base.

I think this model also has the best photography I’ve seen from Misterzumbi and possibly the best I’ve seen of LEGO ever.

...the greatest form of flattery?

Lately I’ve been having a bit of trouble getting myself motivated to build (mainly due to a highly messy Lego room). In order to remedy this I decided to make a couple of projects broadly imitating other builders’ styles. So…

Pigeon gunship

The Iron Reich-esque “Pigeon” was my attempt to imitate Keith Goldman’s amazing Reich style.

NWAAF Gannet

NWAAF Gannet was an attempt to borrow stylistic elements from Peter Morris and Nnenn to make a starfightery starfighter.

Neither are quite “cover versions” but both were fun to try. I may even continue it to three…

The Ballad of Reading 060L

0-6-0 LEGO steam train by Cale Leiphardt

Well since Josh trumped me on “Lady” I better respond… Cale Leiphardt presents this lovely Reading B4a steam shunter. The stickers are very high quality too. I’m not sure I’ve blogged Cale here before but he has an impressive range of 8-wide steam trains made out of Lego. His style is quite original and highly successful.

Jon Walker’s Surak MkII

I had the pleasure of seeing an unfinished version of Jon Walker‘s Surak MkII at BrickCon 2007 last month. Despite being unfinished, its awesomeness earned it a rightful “Best Spaceship” award. Inspired by a Vulcan ship from Star Trek: Enterprise, the ship is 244 studs in length with a ring 62 studs wide.

“Lady” by Anthony Sava

I know, I know, I’m not the trainhead of our family but I felt the urge to post this. (Sorry, Tim!) Anthony Sava has really gotten into trains over the last couple of years and he just finished a beauty! Its a ten-wheeler built with some really interesting techniques. Check out that cattle guard for starters. I give you the “Lady”…

Porkins by Mike Crowley

Mike Crowley is one of the most talented builders in the universe and a really nice guy too! (Go to Chinese food with him sometime, its great.) He is also the only person I know who has gotten an official copyright on his screen-name (“Count Blockula”, all rights reserved by Mike Crowley).

Check out his latest: Porkins and his finger!