Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Contaminated

I know what some of you are thinking: “you’ve lost your mind Goldman, this isn’t even a build!”. What can I tell you, I’m a sucker for the hazmat-guy minifig and all things G.I.T.D. Somebody told me this site started as a bunch of figbarf anyway, so hopefully you will forgive this break in your regularly scheduled programming. So what say you, constant reader, is this kind of image appropriate fair for the big blog, or strictly small-time action?

The Contaminated

The image comes courtesy of delgax and if this kind of shot is your bag too, he’s got a photostream packed with very classy minifig-based photography.

Hey, at least it isn’t a storm trooper walking across a chili-dog.

Toyota Land Cruiser HJ-47

Please indulge me again, constant reader and take a look at another model that isn’t as current as our usual fare. In December of 2012 a nice fellow called Arctic Fox posted a fine looking Toyota Land cruiser that made the best use of the much maligned rubber band that I’ve seen in a long while. I only discovered the model recently myself and I noticed that 5 months ago TBB’s own Mad Physicist called it “excellent”. Good enough for Ralph, good enough for me.

Toyota Land Cruiser HJ-47

Ride the big slab on a Yamaha Horizon

TBB virgin [email protected] just finished a fabulous new motorcycle and he’s handing you the keys. Don’t let the custom stickers fool you; this is a 100% LEGO fuel injected suicide machine! If Neo-Tokyo really is about to explode, ride the shockwave in style with the Yamaha Horizon

Yamaha Horizon

Lego Hluboká Castle made from 100,000 bricks

Ryxe and Sanna has been working on a Lego model of the Czech Hluboká Castle for the majority of the past year. From the looks of it the model’s footprint is larger than a twin-sized bed. While size doesn’t always make a Lego creation great, there are sufficient details to be admired such as the windows on the round towers and other wall decors. While there aren’t additional edited photos, you can find work-in-progress shots in the builder’s Flickr photostream.

“Isolation is not good for me.”

We might as well build a casita out on the TBB back-40 and install Fedde (Karf Oolhu) as one of the blog’s Artists in Residence. By my count, and admittedly math was never my strong suit, the self-styled “Reformed Cthulhu” has appeared 20 times on TBB as of this posting. The model is typical Karfian boilerplate that elicited many cries of NPU!” on Flickr. There are currently 2,966 in his stream (the vast majority are LEGO realated), and 1,803 models have been placed int the LEGO Group on Flickr. While I realize that more doesn’t necessarily mean better, I can think of few builders who are as prolific and talented as Karf.

Isolation

It’s Tractor Time

16 year old Polish wunderkind Damian Z. (Thietmaier) swears he’s done with tractors this time. If that is true, then I think we should take time to savor the builder’s final effort, “KD35.013“. At the time of this posting I was not able to determine whether or not Damian has been recruited into the shadowy and powerful group known as LUGPol. If he is not, it is surely only a matter of time.

KD35.013

But why stop with just one tractor? I wouldn’t want TBB to be accused of having an anti-tractor bias, so let’s get in the way-back machine and set the dial to 2010 for this gem entitled “Ursus C-360“.

UrsusC-360.001

And finally I’m going to slip in this excellent Road-grader from KryptonHeidt at no additional charge. I don’t think Damian will mind sharing the white-hot spotlight of TBB.

Road Grader

Hatsune Miku says hi!!

Mike Dung (MikeVd) would like to present his latest model, a likeness of Hatsune Miku, a singing Japanese simulacrum whose name translates to “The first Sound from the Future”.

miku01

I came across this video while looking for information on this…”collaboratively constructed cyber celebrity” who has apparently been featured on over 100,000 songs!? Color me perplexed.

Gorgy Wants a Horse

ReBrick recently crowned a winner in their LEGO Movie Competition. The video is entitled “Gorgy Wants a Horse” and the responsible party is Brotherhood Workshop. The technical execution seems flawless to my uneducated eyes and the story had me grinning.

Now try not to be “jelly”, constant reader, when you check out the prize package.

One (1) grand winner will receive a prize of:
•The chance to be featured during a scene in THE LEGO MOVIE.
•A trip to WB Studios with Deluxe VIP Tour for 2 with a 2-night hotel stay in beautiful Los Angeles, airfare included.
•A trip to meet the directors of the movie to take part in a LEGO Build with 2-night hotel stay in beautiful Los Angeles, airfare included.
•A customized engraved LEGO ticket to THE LEGO MOVIE designed and built by the official LEGO model shop.
•The full product range of the set from the movie when available, signed by designers.

I had never heard of The LEGO Movie until now, and with a snyopsis like: “An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.” I know I will be shelling out my 15 bucks at the local megaplex.

Friday Night Fights (Round 6)

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another bludgeoning edition of Friday Night Fights! Tonight’s bout features two hard-bitten fighters from the ancient Bionicle school of building. Let’s go to the tale of the tape:

Fighting out of the red corner…the Finnish Firebrand…Pate-keetongu and his “Bladis-Now with sunglasses”.

Bladis - Now with sunglasses + opinions about the new flickr

And fighting out of the blue corner…from the bad streets of the Cybertron…Clark (Banjax) and his “DSCF3960”.

DSCF3960

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, galaktek gave his hapless opponent a beating he won’t soon forget to the tune of a 7-3 victory. With 10 vote total, last week’s bout was the most successful of the series: cheers to both Galaktek and LEGOLIZE IT MAN. I don’t usually mention the loser in the wrap-up, but it was a good fight.