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.
My friend Paul sent me a link to a Kotaku post with a very cool video — a LEGO mod for Unreal Tournament 3. I love how everything clatters apart when it blows up. My only disappointment is that the weapons themselves aren’t “brick-built.”
Carter Baldwin contructs a superbad truck belonging to a band of survivors in a zombie post-apoc world. There’s plenty of guns to fend off unwanted company and the tracks will plow right over their already dead bodies. Way to rock through the apocalypse Carter!
The thing I like so much about Rocko’s LEGO creations is all the whimsical touches. His latest castle creation pits the new Crown Knights against the skeleton horde, with air support from a very hungry dragon.
In addition to the whimsy, we have several interesting building techniques; check out those boats and barrels that aren’t just sitting on the surface of the water.
Click the photo above to check out lots of picture on Brickshelf.
New information on the upcoming LEGO MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game, LEGO Universe, has truly been scarce. Some of the only information has been in early concept art doled out to newsletter subscribers:
But Blog | Life from Wired.com has a handful of new details on the game.
Based on the way the game is being marketed, I’m personally not entirely convinced the game will have the broad, multigenerational appeal that one might hope for (read: they don’t seem to be marketing to adults).
Still, I’m intrigued by the organic feeling of the backgrounds in the concept art released so far.
Head on over to Blog | Life to read the feature and see bigger versions of the new concept art (above).