Monthly Archives: April 2010

Mountain and Tower

Mountain and Tower in LEGO by legosamurai

I usually make some attempt to come up with my own title but Paul Meissner’s (legosamurai) title describes his simple scene so well I just ran with it. Looking closely you can see that this is an army on the warpath but an idle glance suggests nothing more than a simple convoy traveling across a distant planet.

EDIT: It would appear I got this ever so wrong. The diorama was actually built by RoninLUG which is Andrew Lee (onosendai2600), Fradel Gonzales (Slice151), Brandon Griffiths (icgetaway) and Paul. Many more pictures can be found here.

Summer 2010 Star Wars sets available on Amazon France [News]

To our lucky readers in France, you can now order the new Star Wars sets that are schedule for release in August. The sets are listed as in stock, which means they are available for delivery. I’m not sure if this is a mistake, but I won’t hesitate to take advantage of a rare opportunity to get the sets three months in advance.

Via Toys N Bricks

PLUG hosts BRInCKa in Lourinhã, Portugal, May 3 – May 9 [News]

The Portuguese LEGO Users Group (PLUG) is once again hosting its annual LEGO fan event, BRInCKa 2010 (An Adventure in the World of LEGO), in Lourinhã, Portugal from May 3 – May 9.

The event will take place at Lourinhã (63km northwest of Lisbon), a region characterized by its Jurassic findings and great Atlantic beaches.\
It will happen again at the local Hockey Club Pavilion, but this time occupying extended facilities over a total of 1.000sqm (nearly 11.000sqf). A decision to cope with the huge success and public adherence in 2009, where 25.000 came to visit the exhibition.

Dates and opening hours:
3 – 6.May (Mon – Thu) > 10:00 – 18:00 (school visitors) / 20:00 – 22:00
7.May (Fri) > 10:00 – 18:00 (school visitors) / 20:00 – 22:00
8.May (Sat) > 10:00 – 23:00
9.May (Sun) > 10:00 – 18:00

This year the event will feature LEGO creations such as dioramas, models, one large GBC setup and demonstrations with LEGO Technic and MINDSTORMS models.
Besides the exhibition there will be also a several activities for the kids visiting us and for the LUG members as well. It includes contests, build demonstrations and a special large mosaic with 24sqm (260sqf).

Don’t miss, if you’re nearby!

Predator or prey?

Ryan Rubino continues his predator vs. prey series and turns the lens to focus on macro wildlife. The depictions of the Yellow Jacket and Black Widow are convincingly realistic, but I think the most innovative feat of the creation lies in the staging of the encounter. It must have been a true act to skill and patience to balance the creatures on the intricate web and plant stalks.