I’m always a bit of a sucker for a well-built tank, though I admit to not keeping up specifically with who’s currently got the most accurate LEGO tank and whatnot. I do know a nice-looking tank when I see one, though, and flickr user DutchLego has a hardy-looking M4A3. Before everyone screams it, yes, it does have some aftermarket parts and some modified bits, but the effect works well here. (If only LEGO actually made narrow treads like that!)
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If there’s ever such a thing as a SHIP on wheels, then this is it. Pierre E Fieschi spent the last six weeks constructing this Capital Planetary Deployment Unit for the colonization of distant worlds. Despite the unusual shape of this vehicle, it looks very functional from the right balance of details and distinctly colored components.
This whimsical castle is built by Ivan Angeli. As he says it is the last in the line of Drow Elves castles from the world of AD&D. It took him 10.000 bricks only to build the huge waterfall, and the castle itself is over a meter high, which is easily seen in this comparison image. Jump to Eurobricks to see all the images and story behind this creation.
Gabriel Thompson (qi_tah) is really building amazing stuff these days. Here is another one of his creations – oriental Teahouse. I admire classic asian architecture, and just love the colors and details on this one.
So often it is the large models that get featured here on The Brothers Brick, but there are often small creations that are equally as epic. Case in point, Andrew Lee’s (onosendai2600) mini Metal Storm mecha. We had previously featured Cole Blaq’s much larger version, and it is pretty fantastic to see how well Andrew captured the same shapes, colours, and details at such a miniscule scale.
Now go get some sleep Andrew :)
Robert H. (Robiwan_Kenobi) has built the Golden Army robot from the Hellboy II film. The combination of gold and translucent red parts make this one stunning machine to look at.
He says that this has been a work in progress for a year and a half. I am so very glad that he finished it, but also shame on him for keeping it from us for that long ;)
Blake Baer has build us a very nice model of the fish tank and the gang from the Pixar movie Finding Nemo. This creation was build for the yearly competition over at MOCpages called MocOlympics. Join the group over at MOCpages and enjoy all the nice creations there will surely be built for this occasion.
Legopard recently exhibited his LEGO Hobbiton at SteineWahn 2012 in Berlin, where it took 3rd place for “Best MOC”. While many LEGO builders are content to build a single hobbit hole, Legopard built three, each with its uniquely colored front door, all surrounded by lush landscaping.
Bag End has an interior to satisfy the poshest (and hungriest) of hobbits:
And I love that Hobbiton even gets its own LEGO map!
Fedde (Karf Oolhu) is no stranger to unusual minifigs (too many links, just flick through his pages) but his hedgehog heads stand out as both creepy and oddly plausible. I can really see an army of these people.
I think it is a safe bet for me to say that Erik (Lemon_Boy) is one of my favourite builders on Flickr. I have an odd fascination with his work. Perhaps it is his complete lack of fear towards studs, or possibly his courageous use of colour combinations, most definitely his affinity for realistic scale…and his mildly sarcastic descriptions certainly do always give me a good chuckle. But the fact of the matter is, I feel he is a builder that really doesn’t receive the props he deserves. And I am one to talk because I don’t comment on his photos nearly as much as I should…I bloody well spend enough time browsing his stream :D
So to make up for my lack of effort in giving praise, I figured I would feature some of my favourites from his recent works.
So if you haven’t already, please peruse Erik’s photostream…it is thoroughly good!
Freelance Technic blogger, Peer Kreuger (mahjqa) sends us this beauty. I agree!
While most great ball contraptions are the result of a collaboration between many people, mechanical mastermind Akiyuki has been so busy building GBC modules that he made a damn impressive lineup all on his own. The intricate modules have an almost hypnotic quality to them.