Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Tale of Daedalus and Icarus

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.

Sailing the wide blue ocean aboard the White Myst

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.

White Myst

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.

Deck (White Myst)

Rocks aloft

The LEGO Steampunk ROCK and ROLL contest recently wrapped up, and Théo (Titolian) came out on top in the “Small Rock” category with his entry titled “Aloft.”

Aloft

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.

Aloft (Mini)

Via MicroBricks.

The empire on which suns never set

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.

British dome - front view