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For those builders of post-apoc, military, or realist city, here’s a technique shown on a creation by Marin Stipkovic that shows a nice effect of building decay. The multi-shades of plates mimics the exposed bricks while the gray simulates broken concrete. Looks useful!
A while ago we saw a the mecha from District 9 by Brian Kescenovitz. Now, Adrian Florea (Olog) built what some have considered impossible – the organic-looking alien species known as the prawns. You’ll have to zoom in on this creation to appreciate all the subtle ingenious parts usages on this realistic rendition of Christopher the prawn with his signature red vest.
Reality producer Scott Messick has partnered with the Lego Group to develop nonscripted programming related to the toy building-block franchise.
Messick said he’s developing several different types of reality shows related to the brand – including docuseries, competition shows and kid-oriented gamers.
“Lego seemed like such a powerful brand, and I don’t think they were thinking about reality TV,” said Messick, who is exec producer of Cartoon Network’s “Destroy Build Destroy.”
Read the full-length article for more information. I’m withholding judgment until I actually see these. The docu-series, based on the travels of some of the Master Builders, sounds interesting. Not to sure about the game shows and such. What are your thoughts about this?
These two elements tend to combine to make an awe-inspiring scene. This is precisely what’s depicted in Luke Watkins‘ diorama of a church on a cliff overlooking violent waters. The story goes that pirates used lights on the cliffs to lure ships to crash on the rocks below during stormy nights. The church thus rings its bells as warning and lament for those passing.
You can see separate photos of the church on MOCpages.
As Tim and Mike demonstrate, collaborative builds need not be limited to once-a-year conventions or take the form of meters-long dioramas.
The minifig in this little dio by Evildead may want to keep running, but I have a dog sitting next to me here who’s willing to take on that two-horned beast.
No, seriously! He barks at them when they come on TV. Anyway, I think this is the first brick-built rhino that I’ve seen. It’s an interesting presentation, too, with just a few tan plates to help add a boundary to the scene.
Thanks for the tip, Bruce!
Castle New Rock is living testament to mankind’s mastery of nature. If you were impressed by Matija Grguric‘s original Castle Rock, you’ll be blown away by his newest creation, featuring 20,000 bricks and 3 months of genius at work. The concept of a gargantuan castle nesting on jagged rocks jutting from the sea is the embodiment of the sublime.
No matter which angle you look at the creation from, it’s always a sight to behold.
I recently contacted Mike Psiaki about redoing my favourite childhood set 6357 in a modern and detailed form. He agreed and after much conversation, sharing of photos and work this is the result. The helicopter was mostly made by Mike and the truck by me but both were discussed at length to get them looking as good as we could manage. The trailer was a true combined effort with each of us contributing many ideas.
Although Mike has been more busy building than me.
Sorry for not coming up with a better title, but if you look at Chris Edward‘s microscale Castle on the Lake, you’ll either be consciously or unconsciously affected by all the shades of green from the sand green roofs to the green cliff vegetation and finally… the tranquil yet ominous green water. This subtlety combined with Chris’ skilled building equals a fine creation.
Imagine Rigney is the only builder I know to have built Howl’s Moving Castle beyond a microscale version. For a teenage builder, this is quite an achievement as he has captured the haphazard looks of the castle by using angled plates and a mash up of rusty colors. See more including interior and construction shots on MOCpages.
Daniel García (AlterEvo) wants us to know that there’s more to building post apocalyptic creations than zombies and gun-toting survivors. He’s mixed old and new grays to great effect here.
This is also the perfect complement to the shiny vehicular vision of the future I just posted.