Nick Dean has included lots of realistic details in this scene illustrating the life of a sniper:
Check out Nick’s photoset on Flickr and see if you can spot them all.
Boing Boing Gadgets contributor Joel Johnson recently visited futurist Syd Mead‘s house. Mead is of course renowned for the designs he’s contributed to many of our favorite movies, including the Spinner from Blade Runner.
Joel reports that LEGO presented a special LEGO Technic Spinner to Mead when the legendary designer visited the company. The Technic Spinner now occupies a place of prominence in Mead’s house:
Joel — who got to swoosh this beauty around — has a couple more pictures on BB Gadgets. I wonder if LEGO has built many other one-of-a-kind creations for geeky luminaries…
LEGO Spinners featured previously on The Brothers Brick:
Here’s some interesting news from Billund:
LEGO® Collector`s Guide Publishing date: 26.06.08 / LEGO Collector – Premium Edition beginning of August 2008
We are happy to announce that the LEGO Collector’s Guide is about to be launched by Fantasia Verlag GmbH. The confirmed launch date will be the 26.06.08. This bilingual (English/German) catalogue is for the fan and collector alike. It is a high quality product full of details. It comprises around 800 pages presenting nearly all sets produced by the LEGO Group since 1958.
Further, there will be a LEGO Collector – Premium Edition which will be very limited to 3.333 continuously numbered copies. The Premium Edition will be published at the beginning of August 2008 for a price of 39,90€. This high quality catalogue has a hardcover and is presented in a very decorative packaging with exclusive LEGO gimmicks.
On the street level, a vendor sells roasted chestnuts:
Naturally, the resident of the second floor, a certain Mr. Holmes, has a secret identity:
The “geological research and exploration vehicle” Jehkay posted recently sports more play features than you can throw a brick at.
It has manipulator arms on the front and a motorbike on the back:
I’m loving Gizmodo contributor Jesus Diaz‘s coverage of his recent trip to Billund. His latest post includes a great video of his visit to LEGO’s Secret Vault, where the company stores all of the products ever released, in their original packages.
Click through to Gizmodo for the video and the full gallery.
Jesus’ coverage of his trip so far: