If you’re into Lego zombies, then check out Bricks of the Dead. It’s a webcomic and blog dedicated to zombifying the brick. For Halloween they cooked up a nice article. Take a look at Zombies: An Illustrated History.
Well Ma.Ktoberfest wraps up today, what a month it has been. Stay tuned for my final announcement, but in the meantime I want to make mention of one builder in particular who most certainly stepped up to the plate. Keep in mind he has done all of this while at the same time editing everyone else’s contributions for the final poster…
Not since Nnenn’s epic Novvember performance, have I seen a contribution to a monthly build challenge on par with what Pascal (paukaru76) did this Ma.Ktoberfest. Each day of the month he posted a different model, and his ability to capture the aesthetic with his unique minimalist style is just beyond awesome. The creativity just makes me so happy :)
So a HUGE thanks to you buddy! You kept producing brilliant stuff the entire month, and kept us all entertained!
Please be sure to click through his photostream if you haven’t already, there is some absolutely glorious stuff in there. Here are a few of my favourites:
Happy Ma.Ktoberfest & Hallowe’en to all!
Have a Happy Halloween, courtesy of the ever-great Tyler Clites, who brings us this amusing scene of a skeleton’s worst nightmare.
The guys over at BrotherhoodWorkshop are getting into the Halloween spirit by sharing another installment of their hilarious Lord of the Rings and Hobbit short films, all animated in LEGO. It should come as no surprise that a certain pair of Hobbits would play a few pranks on Halloween, but just wait ’till the end…
As always, BrotherhoodWorkshop’s stop-motion animation is smooth, with delightfully funny writing and excellent parody voice acting for each of the characters.
A new super-ship by Pierre is a tough act to follow, but here goes anyway!
I find it incredibly challenging both to build on a deadline and to build within someone else’s aesthetic — I’ve managed to avoid both over the years. I’d admired LEGO creations inspired by Maschinen Krieger for a long time, and I’m reasonably sure I ran across the original Kow Yokoyama kits in hobby shops back in Japan in the 80’s, but I’d never tried my hand at the theme.
At the end of September, I decided it was time to seek my fortune in greener pastures (yup, I’m available!), taking a few weeks off to look for a new gig. Thus, with more “LEGO time” than I normally have, the Ma.Ktoberfest build challenge organized by TR and Pascal seemed like the perfect opportunity to participate.
Faced with a big pile of curvy bricks, I got into the Ma.K spirit by pumping out a few variations on TR’s wonderful SAFS (Super Armored Fighting Suit) design. As much as I love all the hyper-detailed suits at larger scales, I think TR’s design is absolutely perfect for minifig-scale.
But building a few small hardsuits wasn’t what I set out to do; reproducing one of Maschinen Krieger originator Kow Yokoyama’s designs was high on my list of Ma.Ktoberfest priorities. Perhaps a big curvy hovertank might’ve been simpler than the fiddly bits in this automated reconnaissance robot, but I’m fairly pleased with my “Neuspotter”.
Ultimately though, I wanted to create an original design of my own that still felt like it could be from the Maschinen Krieger universe. My “Kookaburra” incorporates pneumatic tanks underneath a sand-green cowling. Oddly, I’m proudest of the detailed base and crew…
Here’s the Kookaburra on patrol with another variation on TR’s SAFS design, a space-based electronic warfare version I’m calling the Growler.
You can see all of my Ma.Ktoberfest contributions in my photoset on Flickr.
So, having overcome two of my building blocks — deadlines & others’ aesthetics — I think it’s time to treat myself to that Ma.Ktoberfest T-shirt that TR designed!
I think the first comment on Pierre E Fieschi’s latest photo sums up how most of us feel about him. I can honestly say that I am absolutely blown away by every build that he posts. His ability to create incredibly complex, yet truly fun, spacey creations is second to none.
There are a lot of builders out there I would love to meet; Pierre is most certainly one of them. Maybe one day I will get the chance to sit down with him, eat some Haribo candies, and just talk LEGO…but in the mean time I will be happy in just basking in the glory that is the ‘TESSERACT’ SUPER CAPITAL SHIPYARD.
I also think it is worth noting that Pierre has been featured and/or mentioned in, going on 18 posts now, here on The Brothers Brick. He should be an honourary Brother at this point I am thinkin’…or at least win a t-shirt or something :D
Well I think Sean & Steph Mayo (Siercon and Coral) win the prize for making me laugh the hardest at any LEGO model! I love a good play on words at the best of times, but you mix that with Maschinen Krieger during Ma.Ktoberfest…and you know I am gonna like it :D
And you simply must watch the commercial!
Well played guys, very well played!!
I would link to the Creations for Charity site for those that may be interested in buying this glorious creation…but too late, I already bought it for myself!
Anupehr has been creating some incredible LEGO versions of famous landmarks from around the world. One of her most recent, the Rialto bridge, won ‘Best Architectural Style’ at BrickCon earlier this month. This is one builder to keep an eye on. She has managed to fly under the radar for some time but she has some incredible skills.
Check out the whole set of pictures for more details.
We don’t often feature alternate builds here (that is, creations made entirely from the pieces of one particular set) because often they’re just not that interesting. That’s not the case with flickr user lk.lkaz, though, who has made this hilarious rabbit with 8677 Ultimate Build Mater. I love this sort of creativity!
The Star Wars Advent Calendar, featuring the adorable Santa Maul, is currently 20% off at Lego.com. I have no idea how long this is going to last so you had better grab one quick before they are gone. Also, don’t forget that you get double VIP points through the end of October and free shipping on orders of $99 or more until December 18th.