I’ve recently been on a hiatus from TBB due to an excess of real life commitments (work, life and LEGO) and a need to have a bit of a break from blogging. But of course this didn’t stop people (particularly Polish people it seems) posting great models, nor me from filing them away for future use. Which brings me to this four model roundup, presented in the order I added them to my list.
First Maciej Drwięga has a fabulous rendition of the Polish PKP ST43 locomotive.
Second Bartosz Kacprzyk (the oneman) shows off an Alouette.
Third Karwik shows off a Kama3 5410 as driven by his late uncle.
And finally Chris Edwards (cjedwards) brings is an excellent train station.
Forbidden Cove is running a multi-week Seed Part contest, where the entrants have one week to build a creation using that week’s Seed Part–and it can’t be whatever the part actually is. Week one was a classic flared helm; this week is a minifig’s chair piece.
Here are some of my favorite entries from week two, in no particular order:
I generally don’t blog customized stuff, as I generally take issue with cutting brick or going out of system. That said, I couldn’t pass this custom Samantha Carter from Stargate SG-1 up. Nice work, Catsy.
The BrickIt team in Denmark has built a robotic system to sort LEGO bricks. The “Dynaway Sorting Plant” uses 28 Mindstorms NXT motors, 7 processors, 4 color sensors, and 14 touch sensors, and took over 250 hours of programming time plus 800 hours to build. The result is an amazing system that separates 2×4 and 1×2 bricks by both shape and color and then moves the pallets full of sorted bricks.
Read more about the sorting machine on BrickIt.dk.
USS Reliant appeared in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” as a vessel commandeered by the titular villain. Christer Nyberg (myko82) built his LEGO version with 10-15 thousand bricks over the course of a year.
Back in 2004, a certain fast food maker partnered with LEGO for the toys in their children’s meals. The result was some pretty awful LEGO pieces. However, Cole Blaq incorporates the Happy Meal skateboard into this orange beauty of a gunship, complete with a squiddy pilot.
Cole also posted this variation — more squat, and still somehow more brutish, despite the lack of a massive chin gun.
The customization of LEGO Friends mini-dolls continues. Victor Fernandez (eclipseGrafx) takes up the baton with his version of Tifa from Final Fantasy VII, complete with a massive Buster Sword that Cloud would be proud to wield (a custom accessory from Brick Command).