Mike Nieves (retinence) have made several Pokemon creations with his elegant Bionicle/System style. His most recent build of Scizor is one of my favorites. Whoever commissioned it is one lucky customer.
Archive for September, 2012
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Aurore&aube, who seems to specialize in amazing creature creations, has made this most amazing dragon. The shaping of the head is genius and note the organic feel of the wings created by mixing various technic elements.
Mike C (BloodRedDragon) built a comically styled starfighter that was just too well done to pass up!
Mutant giant bunnies beware!
Dane E (Mechanekton) has just posted two, large, distinctive, and absolutely rockin’ mechas. Both are a very unique style and shape, and totally full of awesome details. WOW!
Mark Stafford‘s new Cyclopian: Cyrana ship shows off the potential of Hero Factory and Bionicle elements. It’s swooshy and bad ass! I hope this is the birth of a new meme. Time to dig out those Bionicle bits!
Most LEGO builders are satisfied with presenting their models against either a neutral or edited background. Not Gabriel Thomson (qi_tah). In “Attack on the Causeway,” Gabriel builds in some serious weather.
There’s lots to love in this diorama beyond the clouds & rain. See all of Gabriel’s photos in his photoset on Flickr.
Speaking of builders whose photostreams you should spend time perusing, I’ve had VolumeX‘s whole photostream bookmarked for a while now, unable to decide which of the widely varied LEGO creations — everything from realistic spacecraft to steampunk — to highlight here. I still can’t decide, so here’s a bunch.
Twenty minutes of my evening well spent, I think.
It’s not clear to me why we’ve never featured anything by David Steeves (SuperHardcoreDave), a very talented builder whose LEGO models span the range from funky alien spaceships to big stompy mechs. Well, we’ll fix that with this disturbingly odd, vaguely insectoid “Inter Atmospheric Fighting Pod” called Wisp.
David’s photostream is well worth a lengthy perusal.
The death-rays that Daleks use to EXTERMINATE! make sense. The plungers? Not so much. Pascal (pasakuru76) helps me to understand the purpose of that singular device.
Dark-Alamez has built us a Chicago street section. Two of the buildings are based on real ones, while the third one is out of his imagination. It took me just a glance at the thumbnail to recognize the city this creation represents. Aside from beautiful buildings my favorite is the Chicago Loop railway segment.
We feature some amazing creations on here, and I love when the builder adds a level of play-ability to the creation, much like Peter de Yeule has done with his desert outpost.
The build itself is quite excellent. What I loved though is that it opens!
You can see all of the nifty stuff inside. Well done!
This expressive vignette by Chris Maddison shows how much effect some simple posing and a bit of ingenious landscaping can impart. This scene reminds me of a re-imagining of Wall-E, featuring a fantastic humanoid robot. Good stuff.
Let us take a trip back to the early 80′s…to play with one of lil’ Tromas’ favourite toys…a Tomy Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard. Many an hour were spent zigzaging in and out of traffic and zooming down the highway.
When I saw tkh’s
microscale mini representation all the happy memories came back :D
All the features are perfectly captured…and at this scale, that is quite the feat!