Archive for October, 2008
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Alex Eylar really knows to how to conjure up an atmosphere with his photography techniques. Check out the professor’s lab and his mysterious device, brought to life by the ambient lighting and the amazing sci-fi realism in the details.
One of my favorite contests every year (though I have yet to enter myself) is the Classic-Castle Mini-Castle Contest, full of teeny tiny medieval towns and, well, lots of castles, of course. ;)
Check out the Brickshelf gallery for details like the lake, fields, villagers, and all the little houses in the branches of the tree.
Okay, Brothers Brick readers, our GO MINIMAN GO Photo Contest ends in less than a week, on October 31!
Ricardo Silva (evildead from Klocki) has submitted “Go Miniman Panic Go!” — in which “science-fiction turns into reality”:
Things go downhill for the minifigs in Rupi‘s second entry:
Thanks for all the great entries so far, everyone!
Reminder: Don’t forget to let us know you’ve entered, and be sure to include what category your entry is for. ;-)
However, I’m pleased to share that the standard edition is now available from the LEGO Shop:
Check out the review, and let’s keep hoping the premium edition will also be released here in the States.
Peter Morris improves on a childhood favorite with “SF-109E Eagle”:
David “Xenobuzz” Simmons also gets in on the action with his “JL-79 Cargo Hauler” (named after July 1979, when David was 10):
A heads up for all those Australian LEGO fans out there. I plan to attend and hope to have a blast.
Brickvention is Australia’s own LEGO convention and it’s only a few months away!
The 2009 Brickvention will be held over the Australia Day Long Weekend (January 24th to 25th) in Melbourne, Australia and promises to be an exciting event.
Following on from the success of the previous years, there will be competitions, presentations, demonstrations and lots of interesting things to see and do.
Highlights of the weekend include:
- MOC displays (including town, modular houses, train, moonbase, and space)
- Building competitions
- Dirty Brickster
- Dirty Buildster
- Build-in-a bag
- Timed build
- Trade tables
We’re all really excited about the event and can’t wait to meet lots of other AFOLs from all over Australia and around the world.
Want to know more about the event? Check out the website at http://www.brickventures.com
As part of my patriotic duty I bring you all my latest bit of fun: a generic Australian worker’s cottage. These are quite common in certain suburbs in most Australian cities and date back to the turn of the 20th Century. I kept the design fairly simple to facilitate repetition and variation, just like the real things.
I never expected to see the nose of a GE Dash-9 done well in LEGO. The double down slope is one of the most difficult shapes to achieve. By making clever use of a triangular flag Scott Wardlaw has finally pulled it off in this lovely eight-wide version of the locomotive. Seeing solutions like this is one big reason I love LEGO trains.
Before I was a brickfilmer, before I was a castler, I was a spacer. One of the reasons I eventually dropped out of building spaceships was it seemed all LEGO spaceships started to look the same, or all started to fit into fan-made subgenres. While this in itself is not a bad thing, it leaves many LEGO spaceships with a feeling of “sameness” to them. But every once in a while, someone comes along and builds a ship that is different from all other spaceships.
Ogre by Nnenn is just awesome. Have you ever seen and brown and orange ship comprised of three intersecting disks? I thought not.
Don’t forget to check out the complete Brickshelf Gallery!
Keith Goldman has just announced the second annual “You Control the Action” contest with the theme of sci-fi horror! The rules are simple, build any sized creation in minifigure scale that delivers sci-fi horror action and you will have a chance to win fabulous prizes plus the all-so craved feeling of having controlled the action. You have until the end of this year to take part in this horrendously satisfying experience.
Braindead? Think “4 foot demonic SHIPS, gory vignettes, haunted MB modules, zombie siege dioramas, blood-trains, one eyed monsters, giant posessed super computers, undead steampunk, lycanthropic cyberpunk, punk-ass ghost-robots and serial killer-mecha.” Start controlling the action today!
Chandler (obxcrew) takes on Batman nemesis and former White Knight Harvey Dent in a series of five vignettes.
In his first vig, Chandler explores Harvey’s origins as Two-Face:
Each vignette includes great details and minifig customization, like the safe deposit boxes and two-face himself in this bank scene:
Check out all five vignettes in Chandler’s I Believe in Harvey Dent photoset on Flickr.