Tim Zarki (Spook) gets things going with our mini-roundup today. His most recent pair of hardsuits are certainly excellent, but I particularly love the presentation on the “GOLEM Strikesuit” on the right.
Kevin Blocksidge (Kevoh) suspects that the shine may be wearing off District 9, but nevertheless built an accurate minifig-scale Praun biosuit, with Wikus Van De Merwe for scale.
Finally, Monkfish44 created “a spindly tin-can that swims.”
Legotron has been making some excellent WWII German tanks and artillery. My favorite so far is the Hummel. I’ve seen a lot of nice tanks, but this self-propelled howitzer is unique. Loaded with just the right about of detail, this build is spot on.
BrickArms, makers of custom minifigure accessories, announced several new products at BrickFair today. Check out our exclusive pictures and give your feedback in the comments!
Just a note, these are pre-production prototypes and are not available at this time. They will change slightly and there is no guarantee that each of these items will make the cut. Also, some of these have been announced before, so fans of BrickArms will recognize a few of the items in these pictures.
Craig Lyons (legolyons) has added a new addition to his Wonka Universe:
The whole thing just works for me: the fantastic purple forklift, the head-sized jawbreakers, and the Oompa Loompas. You can get a better view of the Oompa Loompas here, as well as his Willy Wonka and Mr. Slugworth mini-figures.
Ben Ellermann has recently announced the launch of his new blog, Ask a LEGO Fan. His purpose behind this new site is to field questions from adult fans, young fans, parents of fans, and anyone interested in anything to do with Lego. Ben is one of the most knowledgable fans I’ve had the privilege of knowing. He has also been selected as a Lego Ambassador in the current cycle. This puts him in a unique position to get answers to your questions. Check it out and drop him a line with any questions you might have. I think his site will be an asset to the community and to all of those connected to it.
This droid repair ship by Ernesto Carrillo is packed with detail, but the lighting is what really stands out. While the overhead light bars have been photo-shopped, that welding “spark” is an actual light. Nicely done, Ernesto, nicely done!
Sebastiaan Arts has taken up the 32 challenge and pulled it off well. Of course, would we expect anything else? No. What is the challenge you ask? To build a castle on a nothing larger than a 32×32 baseplate.
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.