6276 Eldorado Fortress is one of those classic LEGO Pirates sets that we’ve grown to love over the years. Released 20 years ago, the set arrived in the phase when my parents thought I should give Technic a try instead of all those sets marked “Ages 7-12″.
Kris Kelvin applies modern techniques and uses current LEGO elements to refresh this classic set.
Kris’s version even includes a complete basement. See more photos on Flickr, and all the photos on Brickshelf.
The latest issue of Hispabrick Magazine is now available in English.
This issue includes interviews with Pete Reid and the admins of the Brick-Busters anti-plagiarism group, as well as features on how to clean LEGO, learning about LDraw, and more.
Click the pic for links to download both the English and Spanish versions of Hispabrick Magazine 006.
In contrast to earlier this year, I don’t think there are enough Power Miners LEGO creations out there. It really is a pretty cool theme. Brandon Bannerman (Catsy) seems to agree, having recently posted this Mobile Roof Support rig.
More pics on Flickr.
Andrew Lee is calling it the Raptor. I call them T-Rex parts. I expect that everyone will call it awesome.
Apparently, an anime movie called Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise came out in 1987. Never heard of it, but this fighter by Mike Psiaki sure is awesome.
Did you know that the red ghost in Pac-Man was named “Blinky”?
Ean (Arpy) knew that, and built a lovely mosaic using Technic
pins axles instead of bricks.
Wakka wakka wakka!
While the connection appears a bit vague, a the Bradford Rant Institute appears to have some sort of connection to LEGO — or so it seems. A least, that’s what the disclaimer at the bottom says.
The “pod” is also a pretty dead giveaway.
The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest freighter operating on the Great Lakes until she sank in a storm on November 10, 1975. This LEGO version by John Beck measures 8 feet 6 inches long, but it’s not just big — John has packed a lot of detail into the ship.
Photo from bill.d’s photostream. I can’t seem to find any current online presence from John, but if you know where he posts his own photos, drop us a line.
Tom Jacobs (Bonaparte) and Rick Bewier (Captain Green Hair) have collaborated to bring the world this gorgeous Spanish galleon, the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción.
Rather than paper or existing LEGO sails, the ship uses real canvas, complete with sewn seams. I also love the checkered patterns on the hull.
See all the photos on Classic-Pirates.com or Flickr.
I’m sure I’m going to have to do a round-up post at the end of the month with all my favorite Vic Vipers. In the meantime, I couldn’t resist posting one that I just saw.
Stefan (Brainbikerider) has a pretty different take on the Vic Viper shape. His ship is a lot less pointy than most, and barely has wings. It’s also great. He’s done some great color-blocking and used stickers impeccably.