Archive for January, 2008
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Ochre Jelly’s Stephen Hawking has become the stuff of Internet legend (previous post here on TBB). His latest creations are a set of characters (in the same “MINILAND” scale) who should be familiar to fans of great TV.
Check out OJ’s MOCPages for more shots of Bender, Fry, Leela, and Nibbler (my personal favorite). Here’s hoping Ochre Jelly builds the whole cast of Futurama. Zapp Brannigan, anyone?
Well, we’ve been holding our breath, waiting for the results of the Colossal Castle Contest V, and the winners have all been announced! (Actually, they were announced a while ago, but I’ve been too busy to post them here. Bad Josh, bad Josh!)
A most hearty congratulations to the winners!
A good day for Lego Star Wars fans, we get to see pictures of the upcoming summer 2008 sets and their minifigs from coverage of UK’s Toy Fair. Check out the gallery!
The Steam Wars contest is wrapping up tonight. Check out some of the great last minute entries showing up.
Nelson Yrizarry (BigDaddy) enters with his steampunk version of Grievous’ Wheel Bike:
Motian with his steamfied take on the Slave I:
Adrian Florea with a steampunk’d AT-TE cleverly named the AT-sTEam:
ACPin‘s steampunk Sail Barge:
ARC-17 Steamfighter from Thire:
There’s plenty of entries in this exciting contest. Click here to see them all! Good luck to the skillful builders out there, the judges will have a tough time!
The brilliant mind of Mike Crowley strikes again. Check out those legs! As with so many of Mike’s building techniques, the simplicity and elegance — dare I say inevitability? — of the design are what makes it so awesome.
Luís Baixinho has created a beautiful plane inspired by the Falco in the TV series:
I’d love to see Luís’ take on the gunship from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
To avoid inadvertently posting spoilers, I will merely link to the page with the awesome new Indiana Jones 4 LEGO sets. But trust me, the risk of spoiling Indiana Jones and the Crystal of the Crystal Skull is well worth drooling over the LEGO.
EDIT (AB): I’ll just add a belated thanks to Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo for sending us a link to his post this morning (when we were still having technical difficulties). This was the first thing I was going to blog when I got home from work, but Nathan beat me to it. ;-) Oh, and I’ll add the cool banner because it’s just too awesome.
Steven Marshall is known for his realistic models of everyday objects and vehicles. Check out his most recent two works of a pushchair and tractor.
Check out this amazing Predator bust by misterzumbi. Great use of those tentacles and nice work on the base as well.
The worldwide response to the 50th birthday of the LEGO brick today has been amazing.
- Neatorama has a list of the 10 Neatest LEGO Facts and Links.
- LEGO Ambassador Peter Reid and fiancee Yvonne Doyle showed off their LEGO room on Sky TV.
- Another LEGO Ambassador, Tânia Baixinho, posted another cool video.
Finally, LEGO Certified Professional Sean Kenney made a cake:
Joel wonders what to do with all that LEGO now that the Falcon is done. I vote for more ships of his own design. You’ve got some skills, dude!
Thanks for the tip, Xeni!
EDIT: I didn’t read the whole post earlier, but Joel also has a great list of his nine favorite LEGO sets. From 497 Galaxy Explorer to 7036 Dwarves’ Mine, it’s a great list indeed.