Matija recently posted the results of when truck geniuses hang out. Well not only does that result in some pretty cool photos, but it also results in some pretty cool inspiration. Evan B ([Lego Junkie]) just so happens to be one of those that felt inspired, because he has posted a rather amazing minifig scale Peterbilt 379, complete with lowbed trailer and Caterpillar D10r Bulldozer.
The attention to detail is definitely some top notch stuff. Be sure to check out the rest of the pictures in Evan’s photostream!!!
We so rarely feature custom figures on here, and it’s high time to highlight one. Minh Pham creates exceptional custom figures, so the hardest part is actually picking one. The level of detail on this, like everything else in his portfolio, is just stunning.
Gotham’s reckoning indeed.
There are a number of things that caught my eye in Stefan‘s latest creation, The Vintner’s Shop. The lovely color for sure, but then I took a closer look. The detail on the windows on the second floor! The cobblestone road! I had to do a double-take for the stairs to the entrance, too. Just lovely.
There are definitely some good techniques. I highly recommend a closer look!
Well this has to be one of the most unique things that I have seen in a long time! But really can we expect anything less from Bartosz Kacprzyk (oneman)???
That skull is so whimsical, and combined with the checker pattern on the fuselage…just absolutely lovely!!! I can totally picture this buzzing around the screen of a Tim Burton film!
Alex D (Flak-Magnet) has just posted an absolutely adorable little Mini Cooper rally car. He has based the model design on Richard J Brown’s original. I have had a 5-wide Mini on my “to-build” list for ages now…this makes me want to build one.
The shapes and curves are acheived perfectly at this small scale. And just look how cool that roof rack is. Props to both Richard & Alex!!!
The UK is currently gripped by both Olympic Fever and a heatwave… one way to cool off would be to dive into this Gold medal quality swimming pool MOC from Gary Davis (Bricks for Brains):
The new Olympc minifigs look great in this amazing scene, however my favourite aspect has to be the synchronised swimmers!
There are a variety of viewpoints to enjoy on his Flickr stream, plus I highly recommend his Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds Lego creations. And for those of you wanting to see this up close and personal The Olympic Pool can be seen in the Westfield Stratford Lego Store in London.
Gary is a member of the Brickish Association (UK Adult Fan of Lego user group).
That is the sound I find myself making when I look at Nick Trotta’s (tardisblue) latest spacecraft. There really is so much to love about it. The cockpit design for one thing is a really refreshing and unique take. The colouring is fanastic with the vibrant blue and orange contrasting the greys of the mechanical sections (plus the little splashes of red). And lastly the way the fuselage wraps around the gigantic engine…just makes it look dangerous, as if the ship is simply holding on for dear life.
Be sure to check out the photo set, there is a lot of fantastic details packed into this lil’ swoosher.
Cheers to Carson for the heads up…flickr seemed to have graciously failed to put this one in my contacts feed :P
Tim Zarki (spook) has been doing a series of small scale sci-fi firearms. I have to admit that I was mildly disappointed when I discovered that there was not necessarily going to be a big mecha made to carry these…but the more he posts, the more I appreciate them as individual models! The scale is perfect to get a good amount of detail while still maintaining an almost cartoony toy vibe.
I had trouble picking my favourites to post, but please be sure to check out the rest in his SubApoc set…which just so happens to be chock full of other cool stuff too :)
Julian Fong (levork) is a minifig customiser that I greatly admire… his designs always capture the essence of the subject whilst also making the transference to Lego style perfectly.
This group of custom minifigs based on the Streetfighter computer games are absolutely fantastic:
He has also submitted this to CUUSOO which in my view would be a project that definitely deserves your support.
Levork this is a K.O. “You Win!”
We’ve seen some great LEGO Tumblers here on TBB over the years, but this mini version by Tiler just might be my favorite.
With a great economy of parts and lighting to enhance the angles (black LEGO is especially tough to photograph), Tiler pulls it off wonderfully. He’s also built a batch of great camo versions:
But contrary to what your mother told you, some food is meant to be played with, as Matt Armstrong demonstrates with these cunningly crafted crops. From green onions to broccoli and avocados, Matt’s got your organic palate covered.
Three of the best truck builders out there (Ingmar Spijkhoven, Dennis Bosman and Bricksonwheels) decided to meet. Here is how some of their models look brought together. You might have seen some of those before, but I guess never in this awesome combos.