Whenever I try and build when I’m bored, the results aren’t post-worthy. But this is clearly not the case for David Leest. His “bored” creations are clearly much better than mine.
That said, I really like this particular creation of his. I like the multi-level, bright colored goodness. It has enough implied movement to keep my eye wandering, and that works for me.
For the past six years, I’ve been haunted by the words of Soren Roberts that “you’re not a man until you’ve built [a SHIP].” And so, the past month has been a rite of passage for me. For this year’s BrickCon, Tyler Clites and I present our second collaboration: Vexillum and the Iron Maiden. The story goes like this:
A millennium into the future, the Vexillum patrol cruiser receives a distress signal of an outbreak on the prison ship Iron Maiden. Upon investigation, things turned out to be much more than loose criminals on board, at least not the human ones anyway.
Vexillum, by Tyler
Iron Maiden, by Nannan
Mike Doyle came out of his dark ages only during this summer after a visit to LEGOLAND, and he built this?! I am pleasantly surprised by the amount of realism achieved using predominantly two colors. As the builder notes, this is “more of a textural study,” and a darn fine one too.
You can follow Mike’s current and future projects on his newly created Lego blog. Thanks for the tip El Barto!
The Castle layout at BrickCon is going all out this year! In support of that effort, Brickforge is contributing exclusive packs for contributors to the Castle section at the Con. Gotta love those gold helms…
Quantities are limited, so if you have something medieval, let me know about it. We can always use more Castle goodness.
Tony Sava (SavaTheAggie) shows of his photography skills (and his excellent cathedral) with this brilliant showcase of the ‘grown-up’ LEGO town sets. I know we’ve blogged the cathedral before but this photo was too good to ignore.
BrickCon 2010 starts this Thursday (with the public exhibition on Saturday and Sunday). If you’re not ready yet — I know I’m not — you don’t have a whole lot of time left!
First, today and tomorrow are your last chance to register your MOC cards. Remember, only registered LEGO creations are eligible to win prizes.
At this point, your main concerns should probably be packing and traveling. (See our BrickCon 2009 logistics post for links to suggestions on how to pack your LEGO so it travels safely.)
As for getting to the convention location for less than five bucks, Mark Sandlin has updated his Infothingy™ to reflect the fact that our light rail now goes all the way from Sea-Tac Airport to Westlake Center. Throw in a bonus monorail ride to take you the rest of the way, and it’s not only inexpensive but down right awesome:
With nearly 400 registered attendees, BrickCon 2010 is shaping up to be the biggest yet. See you all there later this week!
The entries for Classic-Castle‘s Mini Castle Contest VI are starting to crop up, including Rod Gillies‘s study of Atlantis before the whole sinking incident. The whole thing is just gorgeous and completely captures a water-front city in its heyday.
Jerac has built some fantastic renditions of Warhammer 40K space marines. He’s built several marines, and given them a matching Landspeeder and Drednaught. I’m especially impressed with the way he came up with to render the trademark oversized space marine shoulder pauldrons.
This is such an adorable little feathered guy, he was just begging to be posted. The combination of cuteness and presentation really does it for me. Well played, Jordan, well played.
Apparently that’s what Mr. Sharkman is selling. This vignette by Harlen (tomi&tree) is whimsically creepy. It’s even more interesting to see his adorable four year old son play with his new toy in this video.