Archive for August, 2009
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The latest creation from Moko is dressed in samurai mecha armor and wields twin energy katanas. That’s enough to spell awesome, but there are some worthwhile details to note such as the use of tiered tiles and cheese slopes to imitate the jagged samurai armor. And as with pictures involving chrome radar dishes, you get a bonus image of the photographer.
Not only does Chris Malloy know how to slay a shark, but he also knows how to make a scene out of it. Take the boat for instance: whereas anyone can use the stubborn piece that LEGO has intended for, Chris made his own out of flags and flex tubing while cleverly disguising the broken end of the ship in sea grass. Genius.
Thomas Oechsner contributes a Neo-Classic Space speeder bike with appropriate greeblage.
What LEGO contest would be complete without a nostalgic Octan entry? This one’s by Mristoph Chonnaie.
Karf would be proud of the Bananabike by NIRDIAN.
Oh, I give up. There are too many cool little speeder bikes to pick just a few. Go look through the entries yourself.
Rock and roll may not be noise pollution, but it can apparently bring down an otherwise indestructible building.
As twee affect rightly notes, we’re going to be seeing a lot of LEGO creations inspired by District 9 over the coming weeks. Some truly crappy, others rather awesome, like this biosuit by Erik (Lemon_Boy).
This is actually based on the suits from “Alive in JoBerg” — the short film writer/director Neill Blomkamp expanded into the feature-length District 9. Thanks to the magic of YouTube, you can watch “Alive in JoBerg” without leaving TBB:
Catherine (LegoQueen) created a trio of buildings inspired by our faux-German neighbors to the east.
The scene needs more drunken tourists eating frozen cheesecake, but I love the variety of rooflines, and the green and brown building in particular.
This road machine is sweet. I love the rugged look of it. Cole Blaq done good on this one.
Okay, now this is strange…but cool…in a rather demented way. Uspez Morbo mashes up Castle and Aquanauts in this bizarre battle scene. I have a strange urge to build something in this theme. Must…resist…crazy…mashup!
Dan Siskind of BrickMania has just announced that his next custom kit is available for pre-order — the M4A3(76)W VVSS Sherman Tank.
I’d never bought any custom LEGO kits from somebody else, but I bought two of Dan’s kits a few months ago.
I couldn’t have been more pleased. They’re well-designed, interesting to build (well, except maybe the tank treads, heh heh), and a lot of fun to see how another LEGO builder solves interior structure problems you’d never see in a photo.
Though the printed instructions for the two kits I ordered were $10 more expensive, I found them harder to read than the electronic version on a CD.
If you’re reading this, you probably have a computer, so I recommend taking the cheaper, more legible route.
You can pre-order your own Sherman from BrickMania.com.