Archive for May, 2011
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Steven Marshall designed a tri-droid for the LEGO Star Wars video game. The creation in the picture looks to be an actual model, but with Steven’s presentation skills, his works often fall on the line between a perfect photograph and a digital render.
Taylor‘s dragon is no exception. The overall color scheme and texturing just work for this beautiful brick-built beast. I can’t decide if I either feel safe that this dragon is (theoretically) in my corner or threatened that it has a grudge against me.
All I can think of when I see this lowrider by Bartosz Sasiński hopping down the street toward a hapless elderly gentleman is SEALUG member Roger hanging out of Justin Pratt‘s car trying to pawn off black LEGO by the pound after a recent meeting. I guess you had to be there…
It’s a lovely brick-built street with a really cool car.
When I first got into the LEGO hobby, I built a ton of small-ish creations, but never posted them. The first thing I posted for anyone to see was the Ruins of Mourning. It was something I was incredibly proud of. Still am, in fact.
Three years ago, I ended up entering sort of a building hiatus. I still talked about LEGO, and bought sets, and attended events, but I couldn’t build. Most of my collection had ended up in storage. Circumstances, such as they are, have changed rather drastically, and now me and my collection have been reunited.
So, I present The Tomb of the Beloved.
The parallel between the Ruins of Mourning and the Tomb of the Beloved weren’t planned, but I think the metaphor fits rather nicely.
More photos (including WIP shots) can be found in the Flickr gallery.
I’m absolutely loving this truck by Christoph Monnaie (stenertje). The level of detail in the truck bed is absolutely amazing. This vehicle looks perfectly suited to its role of hauling around and deploying the small aircraft accompanying this creation. This has the feel of an awesome toy from the 80s, and I can’t get enough of it.
Gerry Burrows combines science fiction and classical Greek and Roman architecture in this 28′ long colossus called Garrison of Moriah. Its height falls just a few inches short of 8′, only to be limited by the ceiling of the workroom. The idea behind the build has nested in Gerry’s mind for years, but it finally came to being when Gerry bought a new house with a custom-designed room to accommodate the creation, which took 9 months and over 200,000 bricks (thankfully Gerry has an understanding wife). Some of the highlights include a gladiator stadium, a giant waterfall, and a cavernous spaceship hangar.
UPDATE: Gerry has added more pictures to the gallery on Flickr including photos of the finished bridge.
Izzo says it’s raining today. We wish it would rain all the time where he lives, if this is the result the rest of us get to enjoy.
Lots of lovely tan. And remember, you don’t just have to buy LEGO from Amazon.com to help support The Brothers Brick — just click through from the main page anytime you buy something from Amazon and part of the proceeds will help keep TBB running.
(Via FBTB, which needs your support, too.)
Realising I’ve never owned a uke, I decided I’d try to make one. But instead of using wood, like any normal person, I decided to use LEGO bricks. Of course, there were some challenges: 1) Shape, 2) Strength, 3) Tuning, 4) Intonation
So, after all that, I ended up with what I like to call an alto ukulele – it is tuned to C-F-A-D (normal ukes are generally tuned to G-C-E-A). I also thought it needed a stand so I can display it on the mantle piece, you can see it poking out the bottom. And I think it really sounds OK, but you can judge for yourself: Puff the Magic Dragon
And for those who missed the link in the quote, here is Ross playing a well known song on his LEGO ukulele.
Incidentally, this is how you make a tuning peg out of LEGO. Clever, no?
I always knew those crazy chickens in the backyard were up to something. Thanks to the clever mind of Angus Maclane, now I know and knowing is half the battle.
I looked at it, so now you have to. Guy Himber has done it again and I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or run away. I do know one thing. It’s disturbing on a deeper level because someone just saw this over my shoulder and swore at my screen. So it must be good, right?
(Before anyone asks, all the pieces are connected…except for the eyebrows and nostril bits)
You never can predict when inspiration will hit. Nelson Neto (NaNeto) was watching Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and was struck by the roving theater. So he built it, and it’s wonderful.
This creation is just PACKED with details. I am particularly fond of the luggage on top and the functionality of the theater itself. There are tons of great photos, though, so check it out!