He wears it for all kinds of reasons, but especially because he’s awesome. A mosaic of Johnny Cash by .cHris.tOpHeR..
I think my favorite things about this futuristic carrier by Mike (Chaffeem) are the retro biplanes and the smoothness of the micro modeling.
And yes, it is floating in water.
This western town by Kris Kelvin is loverly. It’s also a nice change of pace, since we don’t see that many Western creations.
Sean Kenney was recently featured in a 30 minute documentary aired on Japan’s national public broadcasting organization, NHK. Click on the image below for the link to the video, where you can see Sean’s LEGO studio, his Times Square model, and watch him build his largest creation: a life-sized polar bear!
It’s always nice to see a space creation that’s meant to be alien, like this one by Kyle Slushey (The Slushey One). I like all of the spines and angled.
Is it flower inspired? Bunny? I don’t know, and that helps sell it as extra-terrestrial.
Although the chunky style may not be entirely traditional for the theme, it works really well on this ship. I think that part of the appeal is that it’s not just chunky in spots, but there are chunks on top of chunks, in a pervasive style. It’s a big block of ugly, and I love it.
Brickset has high resolution images of the 16 upcoming collectible minifigs in June 2010. All of these figures feature unique printed parts and accessories that are already making fans go nuts. Currently there’s word that each pack contains one random figure for $2, which makes each purchase a surprise (or a disaster on your wallet if you’re on a scavenger hunt for your favorites).
Judging by the “series 1” label in the image below, we can expect more to come in the future.
This video that introduces the upcoming Hero Factory line in summer 2010 looks pretty cool with its dramatic animations, but I couldn’t help but notice that the narrator mentioned hero 10 times throughout the ~1 minute clip. I have a hunch I’ll be hearing this word a lot more than Bionicle in the months ahead.
Stefan (– 2×4 –) has built a fun little diorama of a heroic dragon hunter, on what is probably his last hunt. I love the sense of motion this scene evokes, with both the “dragon” and hunter poised in mid-air.
As Arthur C Clarke said, “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Brickshelf user Grrr31 has powered up his graphics techniques to accurately portray the line art on a French CC72000 train (as well as the locomotive itself). With so much focus lately on stickers to do the tricky bits it’s nice to see someone do it the old-fashioned way.
While I enjoyed the discussion about Avatar on the post featuring Harvey Cu’s Bionicle Thanator beast, I can’t say that it really convinced me to go see the movie. Nevertheless, we plunked down $15.50 each yesterday to go see the move in IMAX 3D, and I’ll grudgingly admit that it was well worth it — not for the story, which had the audience laughing in several places, but for the sheer spectacle.
Naturally, a major blockbuster movie like this wouldn’t be complete without the LEGO fan community cranking out creations inspired by the film. Here’s our round-up.
Imagine Rigney (imagine’s brickzone) gets us started with a great vertically oriented diorama complete with a Na’vi flying an Ikran, AMP suit on the ground, and Aerospatiale SA-2 Samson hovering in the air:
Harrison (corran101) uses the new Woody legs from the Toy Story sets for the 12-foot-tall Na’vi in the background of his vignette:
Finally, Colonel Quaritch stomps around in his AMP suit in this vignette by MasterChief 1:
For more LEGO Avatar, there’s already a Flickr group, of course. (As much as I enjoyed the movie and like the LEGO creations I’ve featured here, here’s hoping Avatar isn’t the next Halo…)