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With that said, there have been some excellent entries this year–I don’t envy the judges, since they’ve got the hard job.
Flickr user 2 Much Caffeine has submitted another fantastic creation: Feast of Fools!
The action really caught my eye. It just has this great sense of sheer pandemonium, which I’d very much associate with a feast of this kind.
Good luck to all of the entrants this year!
Kevin Walter‘s Wrath of God battleship is the latest SHIP to drool over. Having read the builder’s profile and learned that he’s 19, I’m reminded of a quote by Soren Roberts on SHIPs: “because you’re not a man until you’ve built one.” I guess this means that most of us still have a long way to go, but meanwhile Kevin shows us how it’s done.
Chris Doyle‘s stained glass creation features a complex octopus design. It incorporates both transparent bricks and plates for a more detailed depiction. I’m still left to wonder why an octopus?
Measuring 4’6″ (172 studs), Steef de Prouw‘s Nebulon-B escort frigate is one massive and detailed build. It’s big enough to accommodate mini X-wings and Millennium Falcon on its docking tube. From what I’ve seen there’s no other Nebulon-B like it in terms of size and style.
This picture shows the grandeur of the frigate in space — an amazing sight to behold.
As several readers noted regarding the clearance on 2009 LEGO sets, the 2010 sets are also now available.
The much-anticipated LEGO Atlantis sets are now available.
And LEGO Toy Story sets are also now available.
Their 1-step plan is apparently to have their members build mindbogglingly awesome stuff, again and again and again. Really, I want to know how the creations posted online with the little lugpol logo are so consistently great.
crises-crs‘ Zero to Hero – part 1: Winter
For a very different feel, but equally neat creation, here’s PigletCiamek‘s Arabian Street 2: The Caravanserai.
Any lugpol members out there, please tell us why you are so totally cool. I know it’s nothing sinister, but I would like to know what certain groups do to regularly present such an impressive level of building, LowLUG is another prime example.
Sebastian Arts (Aliencat!) posted pictures of this church based on a real one in Sherpenheuvel, Belgium. Like any great creation there are a lot of different things to like, but for me it’s the basic color scheme and uneven wall texture.
He has more on his MOCpages, including fantastic rear and interior details.
Mark Stafford (Nabii) built two new creations from distinct time periods. The first hails from the future in a scene depicting a firefight in a busting metropolitan skyscape of the future, built for Keith’s You Control the Action Contest. The highlights of the scene are the action effects showing the laser blasts, smoke trails, and even small explosions.
On the flip side, Mark’s East African castle for Colossal Castle Contest 7 brings a new style to the castle genre with its mesmerizing textured and curved walls created using countless 1X2 plates and 1X1 round plates. The market scene is full of details and interacting minifigs.
The LEGO Shop online has updated its Sales & Deals page with nearly a hundred deeply discounted items, including most of the first wave of Power Miners sets, Racers, and Bionicle.
We’ll update this post with more specifics soon, but wanted to let you all know as quickly as possible. (This probably means the official launch of the 2010 sets can’t be too far away.)
My recent surrealist sculpture falls in line with its two counterparts to complete my Metamorphosis of the Mind project, which depicts the transition of the mind from ignorance to suffering and arriving at insanity. The creation below portrays ignorance, with accompanying writing on MOCpages. For those interested in my thought process, the series is based off personal experiences but should not be interpreted literally. After all, I consider myself quite sane, just ask my imaginary friends! JK :)
This picture below shows the three sculptures of the project along with yours truly: Echo of Silence, Cry of Dreams, and Legacy of Vision.
That’s right, the orcs are bringing the battle to you in their moving castle built by Tyler Clites (Legohaulic). Chalk one up for the bad guys!
This video demonstrates the moving castle in a funny short, it’s a must see!
The set includes a photo detailing how he achieved the optical illusion without using a photo editing program. I am impressed with the amount of thought that went in not only to building this, but photographing and presenting it!