Steven‘s latest model is as realistic as ever. The following words from the builder sums up the model nicely:
“This is the Bedford Royal mail van. It completes my series of Lego Bedfords. They are based on oxford die-cast models and this one has the standard features of the others, suspension and functional steering. The back doors open and close with interior and exterior hinge details. The front grille has been changed to give some variation in the builds. I would like to give thanks to Taff @ Oxford Die-cast models for providing me with the template for the decals.”
For the post-apoc contest on Flickr, I’m pleased to present my two entries. The first, built for the Survivors category, is a satellite outpost amidst a backdrop of a flower field.
One of my favorite features of this scene is the treaded bike called the Muskrat. It was the product of two hours of building.
The second category of the contest is No Survivors, and for me that meant black biomechanical machines destroy all of civilization. This piece is called Nocturne.
More pictures will be taken soon, and I’ll find time later to conjure up a backstory.
Literary LEGO will attract my attention every time, but check out the footprints in this vignette by Sir Nadroj (Flickr):
Now, if only I liked Longfellow’s poem as much as I like Sir Nadroj’s LEGO version of “A Psalm of Life.” Oh well, I blame Modernism.
While we’re at it, Sir Nadroj’s “whistle-punk” lumber mill also deserves a highlight:
Tim Zarki goas all floaty with his latest creation, a gas refinery in microscale.
Click the picture for Flickr, or see more pictures on Brickshelf.
Rocko’s steampunk TIE fighter has inspired Matt Armstrong to make his own micro version:
Okay, so the colors aren’t exactly the same, but the one-piece steam makes up for it.
Brickshelf user dsvelte has posted two pictures of the upcoming space theme. These pictures are claimed to be found in the most recently released BrickJournal issue. This is quite a teaser.
EDIT: Images no longer available.
It’s not your typical brick but an actual mp3 player. Now you can listen to your favorite songs playing from a 2X4! The product page is on Homeloo, and you can also check out some other novel LEGO themed MP3 accessories.
(AB: Screen shot of anythingbutipod post by Don Solo.)
Brickshelf user Kris1234 has shows us what the popular Cafe Corner and Market Street LEGO sets would look like in the older ages. It looks like civilization hasn’t progressed all that much, great semblance!
You heard me right, Spacers! (Space!)
Here’s the description on LEGO.com:
Get ready for Space when fan-designed LEGO Factory Space Exclusives launch.
Help the Star Justice or Space Skulls crews gear up for battle!
Star Justice and Space Skulls, huh? Intriguing, no? :-D
Click on through to Penny Arcade for a “Glimpse into the Future.”
(Thanks for the tip, TBB banner designer Jeremy!)
LAML Radio #23 asks the question “Why do we love the minifig?”
Naturally, host James Wadsworth, Matt Forcum, and I have lots of reasons.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso never saw theatrical release here in the United States, and since it was released after I left Japan, I had to wait 13 years to see it (when it was released on DVD in 2005). The movie was worth the wait, and I just love Uspez Morbo‘s interpretation of protagonist Porco Rosso’s seaplane.
See lots more pictures on MOCPages, including the highly detailed cockpit (complete with foot pedals!). Great stuff.