Clearly, C3PO would drive this landspeeder by Luka (kost u grlu). It makes great use of the limited palette of gold parts available. What really kicks this creation up, though, is the interspersing of detail and mechanical bits throughout, much like C3P0′s exposed midsection. The use of the Build a Buzz’s helmet visor as a windscreen is just icing on the cake.
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Endeavour launched earlier this week and is now docked at the International Space Station, where astronauts are using a specially built, clear glovebox to build some really awesome LEGO sets — for science! The box ensures that our favorite plastic bricks don’t get lost in the inner workings of the ISS, and — years in the future when the abandoned ISS hangs like a beacon of past glory in the evening sky — jams a crucial gear or something and brings the whole thing tumbling down on Perth.
I like the little Hubble a lot. I’m trying to dig up how the general public can get these models (comment if you know), which were apparently made available to teachers so kids can follow along down here on boring old Earth.
Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo has a nice write-up with all the details.
I’ve been enjoying Kaptain Kobold‘s fun little LEGO creations for just about as long as I’ve been blogging, and I’m especially enjoying his latest set of microscale arms and armor from World War II.
Alan’s Renault FT-17 tank and Heinkel He 162 “Volksjäger” fighter jet illustrate that you don’t have to put a lot of parts together to make really great, recognizable models.
My favorite is this Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter, complete with spinning prop and tiny guns.
The 390 1913 Cadillac set was released in 1975, and may have been one of the sets my dad bought himself that got me into LEGO a couple of years later (I’ve always had several of those big red wheels in my collection of unknown provenance).
Luka (kost u grlu) puts a modern, minifig-scale spin on this old classic.
What I like most about this model is that Luka incorporated smaller versions of the old-style red wheels into his remake. The three-wide cab is quite cool, too.
Recently Soren Roberts ([Soren]) made a comment on the Goliath alluding to having something similar in the works. Well it’s not quite a docking cradle but it is a combat repair ship so serves a similar role. I’m a sucker for arms on ships but I’ll quote Kyle Vrieze to describe what I really like: ‘You somehow space the components and segments by precisely the right gap to make best use of the negative space’. Indeed.
The last few days have brought enough LEGO Shop news that I’m having a hard time keeping up, starting with 10218 Pet Shop last week and free shipping on orders of $75 or more from today through the end of May.
The new, smaller 4867 Hogwarts is now available for pre-order (out on June 1), with seven minifigs.
Continuing with licensed themes, the SYSTEM-scale Cars 2 sets are out, and apparently include a fair number of interesting parts and colors.
LEGO Castle fans are rejoicing (myself included) over the release of the latest Kingdoms sets, which have new goats and chickens alongside printed pigs and horses.
Capt. Thomas Foolery lives up to his name with this amusing scene, in which several ladies of questionable character try to lure a pirate away from his online pursuits.
Ladies: “Come back to bed, Cap’n!”
Pirate: “As soon as I finish reading the Brothers Brick and posting to Eurobricks.”
Yarrr! A wise choice indeed, matey!
Continuing our theme of German automobiles, Vimal Patel (vmln8r) takes us back to the 19th century with his Benz Patent-Motorwagen from 1886 — an entry for both the April LEGO Technic Challenge and the LUGNuts Autos aus Deutschland challenge.
Vimal’s car is remote-controlled, with working gears, chains, pistons, flywheels and differentials.