Monthly Archives: August 2010

Build a Minifig-Mobile over at BCN [Contest]

Brick Comic Network (BCN)’s putting a new twist on the excitement over the Series Two Collectible Minifgures! They’re hosting a contest, where the challenge is to build a vehicle to suit the needs of one of the Series Two Minifigures.

All contest rules can be found here. The deadline for entries is 11:59pm CST on September 19, so get those vehicles built!

Keep on trucking

Below is a guest article by Peer Kreuger (mahjqa). We asked Peer if he’d be willing to share his Technic expertise and do some guest articles for TBB. Hopefully there will be more to come.


Some people build trucks. Ingmar Spijkhoven (2LegoOrNot2Lego) builds mechanical masterpieces that don’t just work, the look great doing so as well.

Some of the functions: the truck is driveable, has suspension on all axles, liftable second axle, fully functional fifth wheel, a winch, and the trailer can split in two so vehicles can drive on and off.

Oh yeah. It’s all remotely controlled.

He has jammed everything so full of functionality that he needed separate pages for the truck, the trailer, and that doesn’t even include the wonderful excavator on the back.

Snake Charmer

Here’s another creation that I don’t understand the name of. For whatever reason, Andrew Lee (Onosendai2600) named this mecha the Snake Charmer. Regardless of the name, I really dig this creation.

While the mecha itself is interesting, it’s the base that really makes this creation stand out. The base and plant life really add some great context to mecha. We get great contrast between the bright blue livery of the mecha and the burnt orange soil, with its strange alien plants.

Snake Charmer 12

BrickCon Film Festival Returns [News]

Lego Event BrickCon Convention

Photograph by Adam Hally

BrickCon is a scant thirty-five days away–but who’s counting? Not me, I assure you. As time for BrickCon (and the close of registration!) draws near, I wanted to point out one of the latest additions to the BrickCon line-up:

We are pleased to announce the return of the BrickCon Film Festival.

Awards and prizes will be given for the best films submitted, and the claim to fame till next year.

Films will be shown to attendees and voted on to determine the best.

They will also be shown during public hours exhibition if possible.

Submission guidelines:

1. BrickCon Film Festival reserves the right accept or not accept film submissions at its sole descretion.
2. Films must be your own original work.
3. You must be registered as an attendee to submit an entry.
4. 1-4 minutes is a good length, longer films may be rejected unless they are incredibly awesome.
5. Recommended file types are *.mov or *.mp4
6. The last day we can receive your submission is September 23, 2008 2010.
7. Contact Dave Ingraham (pull down) on our Contact Us page for information on how to submit your film.
8. You must be present to win prize (else prize will go to film with the next most votes).

Filmmakers agree that their film and/or clips from it and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, the BrickCon Film Festival screening, the BrickCon website, rescreened at BrickCon and for any promotional purposes which the BrickCon Film Festival deems appropriate.

Submission of your film confirms that you have read, understand, and agree to the BrickCon Film Festival Submission Guidelines as stated above.

Good luck and happy filming!

I know there are some great filmmakers out there, and I’m pretty sure at least some of you are attending BrickCon. So show us your stuff!