Cole Blaq has busted out his custom Friends figure to use in this amazing rendition of the Alakuneda Think Tank from Ghost in the Shell. He’s used grey rather than the more accurate tan to make better use of curved parts but I think it’s a fair compromise to make for something that looks this good.
This Gadget Mobile by Alex Jones (Orion Pax) is quite true to the cartoon vehicle I remember from my childhood. Not only does the van look accurate, it also transforms, just like the one in the show! I’m not going to lie, these customized Bellville and Technic figures creep me out a bit, but Gadget certainly looks like Gadget, and that’s what counts.
Jon Hall is at it again, posting awesome sky-fi fighters. His latest airplane combines masterful sticker usage with a unique design.
Since the last time we highlighted one of Jon’s fighters, he’s posted a few other beauties, not least of which is the fierce-looking “Viper”:
Showing off what great uses Bionicle parts can have, even as core structural elements, flickr user Erth&fiya’s latest creation is a wonderfully textured spaceship. The addition of the classic windscreen forms a fantastic counterpoint to the pearl silver Bionicle pieces.
Some stories are meant to last through the ages. The tale of King Minos, the Labyrinth, Daedalus and Icarus is most definitely one of them. 74louloute has illustrated Daedalus’s determination to escape from his prison with his son beautifully. The details are divine–Theseus with the thread; the Grecian designs on the walls, the broken room of the Minotaur; the bit of sky, taunting the captives with what they can’t have.
For those of you not familiar with the tale (or just want a chance to hear it again), I highly recommend this version by Nick Kozis. Click on films, then Icarus.
It seems I just can’t get away from bloggin Shannon Sproule’s (Shannon Ocean) models lately. But this one is the pick of the bunch. I cannot describe how much in-love I am with this image, the models in it, and the general idea.
We love a nice big sailing ship here at The Brothers Brick, so I was very happy to run across this beauty by Sean and Steph Mayo (Siercon and Coral). But then I did a double-take when I realized that it’s actually microscale.
The close-in shots reveal just how small this ship actually is, and how much detail Sean and Steph built into the model. The planking on the decks is especially brilliant.
The tiny house is adorable, with not only a balloon and the usual magic to hold up the rock, but also a big propellor. Not content to go miniature, Théo also built an even smaller micro version of his own entry.
For whatever reason I really enjoy sci-fi Victoriana. There’s something about the pomp of the era of British Imperialism that is just so enjoyabale to see. Which is why Sylvain Amacher’s (captainsmog) latest model is a particular joy, capturing the spirit of the age alongside a good but if Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. Would be great to see some other examples of the Great Powers of ther era.