Archive for July, 2010
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I have no idea what the name means, but that doesn’t make this ship any less awesome. Robb (Dasnewten) has graced us all with another fantastic creation.
It crams in myriad angles, as well as nooks and crannies. There’s also some great surface detailing mixed in, not too much, and not too little. The overall effect is quite believable as a functional space craft.
Do not adjust your monitor. This is 100% LEGO. Shiny LEGO! bricksonwheels is showing off his homemade chrome collection and building skills to brilliant effect.
Dan Siskind of Brickmania has just released a three-pack of WW2 vehicles, with custom minifigs and accessories. The set includes a German SdKfz 124 Wespe self-propelled artillery, American M8 Greyhound armored car, and British Universal Carrier (better known as the “Bren gun carrier”).
At $300, the set of three vehicles certainly isn’t cheap, but spending the time — and bricks — to get it right as Dan does for his custom sets isn’t something you can do for only a few bucks. (I built most of my recent American World War II military vehicles from outside my existing collection, so I know it can get expensive just to assemble the necessary parts from half a dozen BrickLink orders.)
I bought a couple of sets last year to see whether they were worth recommending to readers of The Brothers Brick, and I can say unequivocally that they are.
Scouzy’s sci-fi transport vehicle makes good use of the hull pieces from 4768 Durmstrang Ship. I only wish I knew what sort of cargo is freighted in this armored hovering pill.
Dave Sterling shows dark red some modular love with this lovely city corner building, which illustrates the kinds of realistic, repeated patterns you can achieve by using many of the same parts.
Click through to MOCPages to see this beauty light up the night.
The summer/winter (depending on where you live) 2010 LEGO Star Wars sets are now available from the LEGO Shop.
8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder has five minifigs, including some dude with a really funky hat.
Personally, I’m most excited about 8089 Hoth Wampa Cave.
Shipping is free for orders over $75 through the end of July, and remember, the LEGO VIP Program now works for Web orders — two more reasons to support the LEGO fan sites you visit (even if it’s not this one) by buying your LEGO online.
You’re more than welcome to do that, thanks. Any hero who’s story survives the millennium in written and oral tradition to be immortalized in classic Greek potter and Lino‘s work of LEGO certainly doesn’t need to be reminded there’s someone better than him. Especially when he’s holding a spear, shield, and quite clearly knows how to use them.
I, along with everyone else, await your response, Guy.
Hispabrick Magazine issue 008 is now available for download in both Spanish and English.
This issue features:
- Interviews with LEGO owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, Jumpei Mitsui, and many more
- A minifig-scale paddlewheeler
- A brief history of LEGO Space
- How to build a tree
- Event coverage from all over Europe
- Lots and lots of Technic and MINDSTORMS
Click the image above for links to the PDF download.