Monthly Archives: October 2010

It’s a Virus!

Hillel Cooperman gave us his take on the collectible minifigs earlier this month at BrickCon and I have to say that he expressed my feelings perfectly! Watch the video and tell me what you think. Just one word of warning, there is “adult” language in this video. So cover the ears of any kiddies who might be underfoot.

Many thanks to Nicole Snyder, of Dynamic Video Creations, who did the official videography at BrickCon and posted this video.

RAILBRICKS Issue 7 out

The seventh issue of RAILBRICKS magazine is now out for your enjoyment under new chief editor Elroy Davis.

It’s filled to the brim with articles, pictures and ideas for LEGO train fans. It includes articles on: What to Do After That Starter Set?, Billund’s Miniland Trains, Emerald Night Improvements and Fun with Radii as well as a great cover pic (and related photography advice) by Anthony Sava. As usual it’s a great read for fans of LEGO trains and non-fans alike.

Head over the the RAILBRICKS website and use the download method of your choice.

48 wheels, remote controlled and with a very big gun

Metal Grudge - Parts

Our occassional technic reviewer Peer Kreuger (mahjqa) doesn’t just know about technic, he’s a dab hand at building it. Drawing inspiration from the Metal Slug computer games and his own omniwheels he’s created the crazy remote controlled Metal Grudge. And to really take it to the next level he’s used camera cars to get action shots like the one above. Much more fun than a computer game.

Alternative flickr video

Hogsmeade Station by Matn

With LEGO Harry Potter sets making a return this year, it’s nice to see people building various Harry Potter creations again.

Matn has posted a gorgeous Hogsmeade Station that would look just as great in a regular Town/Train layout:

Hogsmeade Station

Not content to build something only for the camera (as many of us do — who among us hasn’t “cheated” by leaving off parts on the far side?), Matn built a complete platform and pedestrian overpass:

Hogsmeade Station

With lovely half-timber construction, texturing on the chimney, and excellent stonework on the first-floor corners, this creation is truly magical.

Atomium – landmark of a bygone era

With our own piece of futuristic architecture left over from the 1962 World’s Fair spiking the Seattle skyline, I’m always interested to learn about other examples of strange buildings that reflects the failed hopes of decades past.

Much cooler than our Space Needle, Atomium was built for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. The aptly nicknamed Polegon has posted a microscale version of this Belgian landmark (via MicroBricks):

LEGO microscale Atomium

Which reminds me of the larger version posted some time back by Fragty (Klocki):

LEGO Atomium

Hammerhead cruiser from the Old Sith Wars

Steef de Prouw (mediocre) presents a lesser well-known ship from the Star Wars universe based on the Harbinger. The hammerhead shape is as distinctive as it is hard to build, featuring techniques such as half plate offsets to replicate the narrowing tips of the hammer shape. You can read more about this 122 stud long SHIP on MOCpages.