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.
The Buddhist temple of Kinkaku-ji was originally built in 1397. In 2009, talapz built a Kinkaku-ji in a box. Okay, words fail me here. They really do.
The builder notes in the video that he used 4,500 LEGO pieces to build his pop-up Kinkaku-ji, and it weighs 4 kg. Be sure to watch the whole video — talapz shows how this amazing creation pops up out of the box.
This narrow bakery by valgarise first caught my eye because of its pretty exterior that uses just a few pink bricks to add some nice color highlights. What then drew me in was the number details in the interior.
There are so many cute features, but my favorite is probably the chef on a footstool frosting the cake on the 2nd story.
Ryan Wood (lights) rocks. Also, he built a CubeDude, which also rocks.
I love the tattoos on his arm, and how he’s holding the whammy bar.
Speaking of LEGO Rock Band, the video game is due out next month, and the full track list has been announced. (I’ve been avoiding dedicating a whole post to this. Sorry for hijacking your CubeDude for news purposes, Ry.)
All American Rejects: “Swing, Swing”
The Kooks: “Naïve”
The Automatic: “Monster”
KoRn: “Word Up!”
Blink-182: “Aliens Exist”
KT Tunstall: “Suddenly I See”
Blur: “Song 2”
Bon Jovi: “You Give Love a Bad Name”
P!NK: “So What”
Boys like Girls: “Thunder”
The Police: “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”
Bryan Adams: “Summer of 69”
The Primitives: “Crash”
Carl Douglas: “Kung Fu Fighting”
Queen: “We Are The Champions”
The Coral: “Dreaming of You”
Queen: “We Will Rock You”
Counting Crows: “Accidentally in Love”
Rascal Flatts: “Life is a Highway”
David Bowie: “Let’s Dance”
Ray Parker Jr.: “Ghostbusters”
Elton John: “Crocodile Rock”
Razorlight: “Stumble and Fall”
Europe: “The Final Countdown”
Spin Doctors: “Two Princes”
Everlife: “Real Wild Child”
Spinal Tap: “Short & Sweet”
Foo Fighters: “Breakout”
Steve Harly: “Make Me Smile”
Good Charlotte: “Girls & Boys”
Sum 41: “In Too Deep”
The Hives: “Tick Tick Boom!”
Iggy Pop: “The Passenger”
Tom Petty: “Free Fallin”
T-Rex: “Ride a White Swan”
Jackson 5: “I Want You Back”
Vampire Weekend: “A-Punk”
Jimi Hendrix: “Fire”
We the Kings: “Check Yes Juliet”
Kaiser Chiefs: “Ruby”
The Zutons: “Valerie”
Katrina & The Waves: “Walking on Sunshine”
The latest updates indicate that stars like Iggy Pop will be making an appearance in the game.
Here’s the full list of potentially playable characters.