Archive for May, 2009
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Due out this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Windows, Wii, and Nintendo DS, the game is apparently going to include all of the content from the first LEGO Indiana Jones, along with new objectives, a new Crystal Skull section, and a level editor (a first among the current generation of LEGO games).
Like many adult fans of LEGO, Marek Markiewicz wasn’t convinced that the new LEGO Power Miners theme would work. Then Marek built this.
Marek calls his creation boring, but I don’t think heavy equipment can ever be boring. The low-slung vehicle is designed to work in the low-ceilinged tunnels of a mine.
Combining two classic LEGO themes often results in something really cool. The QRT-39 Arufa Dansei “Alpha Male” fighter by Daniel Drisdelle mashes up the classic LEGO Castle theme Wolfpack with Space.
Brickshelf user 3730 presents a scene with classic castle structures and building techniques; however, the varied topography of this creation really sets it apart from the rest. The footpath that leads from the bottom corner to the top ties everything together nicely.
We generally don’t blog two planes by the same builder two days apart, but this Spitfire by Ed Diment (Lego Monster) is too gorgeous to pass up.
The plane has a three-stud-wide fuselage, great camouflage, and a beautiful profile.
Contrary to popular opinion, nnenn doesn’t just build spaceships. This “Wayfinder” transport includes a modular cargo container, a really interesting cockpit, and some funky instruments on the roof.
Angus MacLane has created an incredibly accurate LEGO version of one of the main characters from Pixar’s latest feature film, “Up“. From the bulbous nose and jutting jaw, to his green-footed cane and bowtie, this is perfect! Of course, what else do we expect from Angus?
For more about Angus and Pixar check out our interview, as well as his interview in the current issue of BrickJournal. BrickJournal also has instructions for a LEGO BURN-E that Angus designed for the crew of the movie. Those of you paying attention to the credits during BURN-E will have noticed that Angus directed this wonderful short feature.
“Up” opens in theaters on May 29th….don’t forget!
We know that Perth is a little far away from just about all of us but for the few readers living in the great West we have a treat from the Perth Adult LEGO Society. Please head along if you’re in the region.
World Record Lego Bridge Attempt
The Perth Adult Lego Society (PALS) will have a Lego train display running at the 2009 Australian Model Railway Expo at the Claremont Showgrounds, Perth, Western Australia. The show runs from Saturday 30th May to Monday 1st June.
Part of the display will be a 14m long self-supporting Lego bridge. Come along and see if it will support itself and hopefully set a world record!
See a sneak preview of the bridge (and the layout) here: http://sites.google.com/site/perthlego/2009-layout/the-bridge
Email Chris on chris.kingslynne(AT)gmail.com for more info.