Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Valkyrie Rises

Just when we think Tyler (aka Legohaulic) can’t raise the bar any higher, he reveals his latest creation. This time, it’s the Chooser of the Slain, an epic portrayal of a Norse Valkyrie. Tyler has completed his build with a fantastic bit of photography, to properly highlight his model, and even a video to depict the moving parts in action.

And even a Musketeer in the Chandelier

Seth Christie has concocted this riotous scenario of the dashing gentlemen Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, as they engage a befuddled company of the Cardinal’s men, to showcase the fantastic Musketeer figure from Series 4. Beyond the amusing bedlam in the tavern, this diorama is brimming with crafty techniques, like the paintings above the stairs, and the slate flooring.

Three Musketeers

Perhaps coincidentally, Seth has released this just in time to coincide with the awesomely-Steampunkish new Three Musketeers movie.

Building more with less

Sometimes, all it takes for a great creation is to make creative use of an unusual part. Take these space ships built by Haypro. Shamefully, it’s taken me almost two months to post this photo, which I loved as soon as I saw it.

Terran Heavy Frigate

First, I was struck by the creative use of the Hero Factory armor pieces as armor on the larger ship. These pieces work great as armored cowlings, and I know that they are difficult to attach to normal LEGO bricks. Upon further examination, I noticed the front of the smaller ship. Those are minifigure neck baskets, but the shape is absolutely perfect for a Corellian style ship.

Tread Carefully–there be dragons here

Upon first glance, Taylor (Stormbringer) shows us just how lovely a good bit of landscaping can be. A good deal of overgrowth, a nice little cliff, and a tree to tie it all together, with some intrepid outdoor explorers crawling all over it for good measure.

I invite you to look just a little closer, though, and please remember that you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

Thank for the tip, Dan A!