Archive for October, 2010
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It took me a moment to recognize what this sculpture by Tim Simon represents. I thought it was a spaceship or an explosion at first, but it’s actually a bullet shot through an apple! That’s definitely not something you see done in Lego each day.
You don’t have to be an interior designer to recognize this creative and elegant contemporary bedroom and bathroom built by Littlehaulic, the younger sister of the well-known Legohaulic. The bold contrast of the colors black, white, and pink combined with the polished wooden floor helps give a clean and modern look to the rooms. Details such as the rug, the blinds, and the various small decors make one think they were made by a veteran builder.
But you may be surprised to find out that she just turned 13 today! It sure isn’t easy to associate age and talent with a creation like this. Cheers and happy birthday!
This one isn’t a part of a Wagnerian opera, nor is Tom Cruise involved. I can certainly imagine it in a sci-fi version of Apocalypse now, though, it’s a truly cool new ship by Dane Erland (Lord Dane).
This creation incorporates a lot of nice coinciding angles and curves. It also features a nice rotating turret, and eye catching sticker usage.
Takeshi Itou is an incredible Castle builder. One of the best. His latest creation is simply overflowing with whimsy and charm.
This gorgeous sea-going beauty belongs to Gerard Joosten and I was fortunate enough to handle it at BrickCon 2010. Christened the HMS Brunswick, it weighs in at 124 studs in length, 2.5 feet high and sports a full rig. Most impressive!
In the Adult Lego Fan Community there is a rather famous acronym. It is mostly used in for Space creations, but sneaks into other themes from time to time. That acronym is SHIP and it stands for Seriously Huge Investment in Parts. It generally denotes a ship that is at least 100 studs in length. Someone once said that you aren’t a man until you’ve built a SHIP. I say you can’t call yourself a true shipwright until that SHIP is a fully rigged pirate ship.
This beautiful Dutch house is the work of Niek Geurts and it is lovely. I have friends in the Netherlands. Until they tell me differently, I’m imagining that they live here.
Our LEGO Community Rep. Steve Witt has asked the LEGO Ambassadors to collect suggestions for new LEGO themes. This is your chance to write down some theme ideas and have someone from LEGO read them. So get to it!
To get involved simply 1) think of some theme ideas (no more than three per person), 2) check that your themes don’t already appear and 3) write down any new themes you might have and support any that already appear. I’ll compile some results by the 24th October to submit to Steve.
Additional information 14 Oct 2010: Due to the overwhelming response and difficulty collating the information I’d like people to a) avoid repeating ideas, b) keep their theme ideas as short as possible. As of now I will simply ignore all suggestions by anyone who fails to follow these two simple rules.
EDIT: Comments are now locked.
You probably know that already, but the creations by the Merz brothers are good reminders. Their latest sci-fi tank is showcased in a convincing manner against a realistic (but not the yard) background. Even the individual photos are stylized.