Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tiger Moth and Cobra spaceships by vinn

Kurt Vinnedge (vinn) has posted a few great spaceships this week and these two are well worth sharing. The first is this A-8 SSIC Cobra, which features a very functional looking cockpit and sensor/weapons array as well as lovely angling up and back toward the engines.

LEGO A-8 Cobra spaceship by vinn

The second, the ASSIN-9 Tiger Moth, is an equal beauty with similar livery, but its highlight for me is the way he’s built the engines in a ‘V’ going off to the sides from the cockpit. The most subtle, yet effective, feature is the little bits of red peaking out from under a radar dish covering the cockpit. Angry beady little red eyes.

LEGO ASSIN-9 Tiger Moth spaceship by vinn

If you want to see these in person, Kurt will be taking them to Brickfair near Washington, D.C.

Elementary.

I love well-crafted interior and I have been a Sherlockian since I first read the stories as a kid So this scene by Peter Reid grabbed me in a big way. The use of sand-red for the walls was an excellent choice and the room simply oozes Victorian charm. I haven’t gotten one of the Sherlock collectible figs yet but I can’t wait.

A Study in Sand Red

10199 Creator Winter Toy Shop back in stock [News]

Seasonal LEGO sets can be hard to find if you miss the narrow window in time when they’re available, so it’s nice to get a chance to pick them up again if time got away from you the first time around. Thankfully, Amazon.com seems to have found a batch of 10199 Creator Winter Toy Shop sets buried in their warehouse.

Sure, we’re four months away from Christmas, but I doubt you’ll get a chance to complete your LEGO holiday town again, so pick them up while they’re still available online.