Monthly Archives: April 2009

Iron Cross battleship by rack911

Even though LEGO has released ship hulls in other colors, it’s unusual to see fan-made LEGO sailing ships that aren’t brown. Haung (rack911) combines red hulls with light gray to create a battleship evocative of warships of the early 20th century.

Iron Cross battleship by rack911

The round cannon doors, LEGO Castle minifigs, and the tall statue ahead of the ship also lend an air of fantasy to the scene. See more photos on MOCpages and Brickshelf.

LEGO Strong Bad replies to e-mails with hands of bricks

Dirk VH (dm_meister) has created a large-scale sculpture of Strong Bad from Homestar Runner.

LEGO Strong Bad sculpture

Dirk even added details like the lacing on the back of Strong Bad’s luchador mask, along with photos of the internal structure that keeps LEGO Strong Bad…strong.

See more photos of Strong Bad in Dirk’s photostream on Flickr.

PC World’s list of 9 LEGO games you’ll never see

Following the official announcement of the rumored LEGO Rock Band, Darren Gladstone over at PC World has written a hilarious list of the 9 LEGO Games You’ll Never See.

LEGO Left 4 Dead

  • World of Legocraft
  • Halo 3: LEGO
  • LEGO NFL: 2011
  • Grand Theft LEGO: Brick City
  • LEGO Gear Solid: Bricks of the Patriots
  • LEGO Fallout
  • LEGO StarCraft
  • Resident LEGO/Left 4 LEGO
  • Mortal Kombat vs. LEGO Universe

Read Darren’s “pitch” for each game on

If you’d asked me six months ago, I couldn’t have imagined a LEGO Rock Band. With that in mind, I’m rooting for LEGO StarCraft.

Prettier than a panda

Cheyne Potter (AfroEngineer) posted this cute little plane based on concept art in the concept art gallery.

LEGO scout plane

The minifig has hair from one of the upcoming Town sets, so it looks like those sets should be more widely available soon!

While we’re at it, check out Cheyne’s ingenious use of blue chairs as water in this scene:

LEGO bird of prey

It’s a Bad Day for Micropolis on [w00t!]

In more contest news, Reasonably Clever and TwinLUG are hosting the Bad Day for Micropolis contest.

LEGO Micropolis block

As this gorgeous school (with adorably itty-bitty school buses) built by judge Max Braun illustrates, the TwinLUG Micro City Standard is fairly simple — to fit into collaborative displays — while still enabling individual builders to do some pretty cool things.

There are four categories in the contest, and you can win a cartload of prizes. The contest ends at 2:22 AM EST on May 4, 2009, so get building!