Forbidden Cove is hosting a major pirate contest, know simply as the Jolly Roger Contest. Very similar to the Colossal Castle Contest on their sister site, Classic Castle, there is a plethora of categories and prizes. Go check it out and win yourself some loot!
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!
Love the composition, photography and sentiment. It’s always nice when photographers and artists like Marco Pece (udronotto) use LEGO in their work.
It’s worth checking out the rest of his photostream. Not exactly purist, but a lot of fun stuff.
Andrew Colunga wishes you happy holidays with this colorful X-maspunk ray gun :)
I’m still trying to recover from shock knowing that a 15-year-old built this. I thought Sven Junga‘s earlier Juggernaut had set the bar for what TFOLs are capable of, but this diorama from Stargate Atlantis clearly blows me away.
I’m not a LEGO train fan, but this creation by Maciej Drwiega makes me want to be one. The features are so realistic, down to the texture on the wall created entirely out of plates instead of bricks! The curved roof made with tiles is nontraditional but looks perfect. I can only guess how it was made.
Even more stunning are the night effect shots, where the realism stands out the most.
Though it’s unlikely to supplant the F4U Corsair as my favorite plane in real life, I love Ralph Savelsberg‘s rendition of the venerable General Motors FM-1 Wildcat (also built by Grumman as the F4F).
As much as I appreciate the plane, I also really like Ralph’s presentation, complete with wheel chocks and the textured surface of an aircraft carrier (hmmm, sounds like another potential collaboration with Ed Diment).
Even more impressive at minifig scale, Ralph’s fighter has fully functional folding wings and retractable landing gear: