Monthly Archives: October 2008

Rebuild your first LEGO creation (but good!) and win free LEGO

Jordan Neves, Zach Clapsadle, and Lukas Winklerprins are hosting a very cool contest running through the end of November — the Rebuild Your First MOC, but Good! contest.

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):

David Morris\' JL-79

Read more about the contest on and the Classic-Space Flickr group, and then get building!

Brickvention 2009


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
  • Brickfilms
  • Brikwars
  • 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

Nnenn proves spaceships can still look fresh and unique

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!

You “two” control the action!

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 believes in Harvey Dent

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.