Archive for October, 2010
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I’ve recently got right back into building cars and vehicles. So much so that when I built a Bedford TK truck and needed to fill its flatbed the solution I came up with wasn’t the usual boxes or logs but a David Brown 780 tractor.
PS. Dear LEGO, could you please make a tyre that’s slightly larger than the one I used? Yours, Tim
Kenny Louie’s minifigs carved this adorable memorial to the classic smiley head. Awesome idea…why didn’t I think of this?
The smooth-polished look of Patrick’s 1922 Ford pickup really caught my eye. From the engine crank to the tail-lights, this one’s a beauty.
Today we received the unfortunate news that Dan Jezek, the owner and founder of Bricklink has passed away. He had such a profound impact on this hobby, it hard to even consider. It is quite possible that there is no other person who has affected the Adult Lego Fan community as much as he did. The hobby would be much the same if any of the other fan sites had never existed (including this one), but the hobby would be a very different one if Bricklink had never been. We owe Dan an enormous debt of gratitude.
Here is the release from Bricklink:
We regret to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Dan Jezek, owner and founder of BrickLink.com. Dan will be greatly missed by all of his family and many friends at Bricklink and around the world. A memorial fund is being set up and will be announced at a later date. If you wish to send condolences, you may do so via e-mail to condolences (at) bricklink.com and they will be passed on to his family.
The website will continue under the ownership of the Jezek family. Eric Smith, owner of Northstar Computer Systems, will act as BrickLink Administrator. Northstar has been the host for BrickLink for the past decade. The current BrickLink moderators for the various aspects of the site are all continuing in their roles. Troy Ceferatti is resuming his role as Community Overseer.
The site will continue operating without interruption and all Bricklink users – buyers and sellers – can be reassured that the policies and fee structures will remain as before. Please remember Dan in your thoughts and prayers.
Please visit his memorial page here
Our condolences go out to the Jezek family. Many thanks to Troy Ceferatti for posting this news.
From now until early December, you can buy a custom Lego creation made by Lego fans from around the world. All proceeds will be used to give Lego sets to underprivileged children during the holidays. This is an annual opportunity where Lego enthusiasts use their creative hobby to support a great cause. As buyers, you can own the original creations from a diverse array of builders and customizers, several of whom are among the best at what they do.
To get started, visit the store on Bricklink to purchase a creation. Many of your questions can be answered there as well. Take a look at a sample of what’s for sale below. More items will be constantly added throughout November, so check often!
We accept creations for the fundraiser until December 1st. We also accept monetary donations at the store. For either form of donation over $50, you will receive an engraved Creations for Charity 2010 keychain assembled and glued by LEGO Certified Professional Sean Kenney and topped with a real gold-plated Lego brick from ChromeBricks. I sincerely hope you’ll take part in this event and help us set a new record. You make a lot of kids happy. Merry Christmas!
Rob Morrissau (dasnewten) is usually known for his gorgeous angular yet blocky spaceships where, to paraphrase Jon Hall, every single piece is in the right place. He’s certainly got the pieces in the right place in the QF-45 Sarigar but this time he’s gone vertical and more organic. And the cockpit is excellent.
The name makes me think of the Oort Cloud at the edge of the solar system, which in turn makes me think of the Dragon Riders of Pern. More relevantly, this cool ship by JON1138 made a big impression at BrickCon earlier this month.
It’s one of several big space ships build primarily with dark blue lately. It’s making the big dark blue ship I’ve had in the works for the last year feel less special. Regardless, there’s a lot to like about this ship, and I’m especially fond of the trilateral symmetry. It is also fairly refreshing to see a micro scale creation of this size, as most builders choose to chase the minifig.
Nolnet shows us that there are no useless pieces with this dragon built out of Ben 10 alien bits.
No, we’re not blogging Lego pieces. Take a second look at these parts by Matija Grguric and you’ll see that these are much larger versions still made from Lego bricks.
Matija will be donating a few of these to Creations for Charity, where you can buy them in November (details to come). Check out what’s being donated by builders to this charity auction here, and don’t forget that you can take part and donate a MOC until December 1st!