I’m still not satisfied with my indoor, winter/rain/Seattle photo setup, so I’ve been playing around quite a bit with post-processing to make up for the less-than-optimal lighting in my recent LEGO photos. After I finally posted my completed microscale Tokyo that I’d built a year earlier, I went a little wild with this next photo. I ended up turning it into a 1960s postcard, inspired by Godzilla battling some sort of kaiju as a visiting King Kong looks on.
The scale varies within the scene, and is wildly incorrect for the Micropolis standard I used as the base, but my tiny Tokyo has everything I remember from the time I spent there in the 70’s and 80’s — old-style bullet trains and neon-hued commuter trains, brightly colored advertising cubes atop buildings in Ginza and Shinjuku, the ever-expanding industry around Tokyo Harbor, Meiji Shrine, the National Diet, and the iconic red and white of Tokyo Tower.
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.
A little while back we blogged Matija Grguricrail construction diorama and I mentioned that the train it featured was actually a German engine. Matija has now remedied this with his excellent Western Train. I’m glad he waited for after the Eurobricks competition to post this.
While the real thing plies the waters of Rotterdam, this LEGO tugboat — Smit Bison — by Arjan Oude Kotte (Konajra) makes its way into my heart. Even if the LEGO tug can’t pull 28 tonnes, it’s a chunky little beauty with gorgeous lines and lovely colors.