Mike Yoder built some excellent micro-planes a little while back, and then began building some structures to use as a backdrop for them. The two come together beautifully in this scene.
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Nick D.M. (AKA DarthNick) just came out of hyperspace with two AMAZING Chibi Star Wars models! Not only does his Chibi X-Wing and TIE Fighter capture that unique playful style, they are also minifig compatible and remain faithful to the original designs of the ships.
Daniel Z presents the best Lego rendition of Helm’s Deep I’ve seen. In addition to its massive scale, the creation maintains a high quality such as seen in the texture of the landscape. Unfortunately it does not appear that any official Lego Lord of the Rings minifigs or new parts were used, which leads me to believe that the creation was made before their release. But overall, one cannot deny this majestic recreation of an epic battle.
I feel truly awful that I never got around to featuring more than a handful of the wonderful microscale models from the recent Mi-Fi contest run by The Living Brick. (Can you ever forgive me, Iain?) Anyway, Iain and Rod have announced the winners!
SPARKART! submitted two great entries, inspired by The Matrix and Bladerunner.
Carl Merriam also entered two great micro-models, from Spaceballs and “Futurama”.
Check out the group pool for a stellar lineup of entries, and read Iain’s writeup, highlighting even more of the great entries. Congratulations to the winners, and here’s hoping Iain runs this contest annually!
The archaeological purist in me had initially passed this up because it’s white (versus the tan-hued limestone and weathered brick of the real thing), but the Internet has convinced me that this LEGO Colosseum by Ryan McNaught — whose equally epic Saturn V rocket we highlighted earlier this year — is too epic to ignore.
Ryan’s Colosseum is split into modern and ancient halves, with a ruined structure on the left and a shiny new amphitheatre populated by entertained Romans on the right.
His scene is completed by a LEGO version of the nearby Arch of Constantine:
Check out lots of photos (many with great little scenes of daily life in modern and ancient Rome) in Ryan’s photoset on Flickr.
The 2012 LEGO City sets were the first to include the new “brick bricks” more than six months ago, but it’s only recently that LEGO builders have accumulated enough of the new element to build something substantial with them. Anu Pehrson treats us to a lovely modular building full of rich colors and wonderful details. The fluted columns on the second story are a great touch.
With so many great examples, I think at this point we’ve come to expect pretty great models of iconic World War II aircraft like the Boeing B-17 bomber from LEGO military builders. But we don’t often see less well-known aircraft like the Douglas A-20 “Havoc”. mrutek takes up that challenge to deliver a wonderfully sculpted rendition of the DB-7.
Thanks for the tip, Chris!
The LEGO set news from San Diego Comic-Con keeps coming, fast & furious. In addition to Bag End, LEGO has revealed a new LEGO Star Wars set, the Rancor Pit from Return of the Jedi. It looks like it comes with Luke, Rancor Keeper, and Gammorrean Guard minifigs (in addition to the Rancor itself).
FBTB has more pics from the show floor.
And since we haven’t featured an official picture of the Jabba’s Palace playset here yet, take a look (via Brickset).
It’s not out in the US yet, but our readers in the UK can already pick up 9516 Jabba’s Palace from the LEGO Shop for 120 GBP.
We’re used to seeing epic microscale spaceships from Pierre E Fieschi, so this minifig-scale intercepter/bomber was a pleasant surprise. The gantry alone is fantastic, but the vehicle itself has all kinds of crazy angles and spots of color to pore over in the full-size photo.
As much as I enjoy Pierre’s latest build, I was most intrigued recently by Pierre’s LEGO workspace:
Even his workspace is aesthetically pleasing, while remaining functional with a plexiglass surface on a turntable, surrounded by well-sorted LEGO.