Ever wonder what the game Portal would look like in LEGO with a Steampunk twist? Arkov shows us what he thinks. Check out the nifty steampunk turret. Are you still there?
Japanese builder -Grie- built this pair of LEGO musical instruments that are not only life-sized but also seem accurate down to the last curve, key, and even spit valve! I’m not sure what sounds can be made by these facsimiles, but they’re probably better than anything I could produce using the real versions.
Portal has been among the most mind-blowing games for me, and I couldn’t get enough of it in two episodes. While we wait for Valve Corporation to come up with a third, we should entertain ourselves with hiqh quality LEGO creations. Evan skillfully sculpted Chell and a sentry turret over a very Portal-esque base. Crispy Continue reading →
After building two huge 1/16 Diesel locomotives, one of which we blogged in February, Dennis Glaasker (Bricksonwheels) has turned his attention to something rather more old-school: a Union Pacific 1941 `Big Boy’ steam engine. Its scale is 1/38, based on LEGO’s track gauge. This is relatively small by Dennis’ standards, but the model is still Continue reading →
Matt De Lanoy (Pepa Quin) built the Red Team lineup from Valve’s Team Fortress 2. You can see more pictures of the individual characters on Flickr.
While most of us have been busy playing Portal 2, Martin Latta (thire5) isn’t one to leave a great Valve game like Half-Life 2 behind! Martin’s Combine Strider is sure to strike fear into every Resistance fighter, even if they’re armed with rocket launchers.
This simple composition featuring some not-so-simple creations by Jack Marquez (Ewok in Disguise) captures the feel of a Beach Boys song: Corvette convertible, custom Harley-Davidson and a surfboard. Check out all the pedals and valves on that Harley and the red rubber bands for racing stripes.
My lovely wife pre-ordered Valve’s Portal 2 for me, and I’m looking forward to playing it tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m enjoying the Portal-themed LEGO models emerging from talented builders like Tyler Clites and Ryan (LDM). EDIT: Of course, these are so timely and cool that we blogged them twice. Well, at least you can Continue reading →
I might have passed up this turret gun from Valve’s Portal as, well, just another Portal turret if I hadn’t read L.D.M.‘s description: “This image is completely unedited.” Wait, what? That’s a real laser beam, made visible by a humidifier: Well played.
It appears we’ve found another Valve fan in Arkov, whose Turret from Portal captures the whimsically terrifying nature of these nasty little robots. If you were looking at an Aperture Science Military Android from this angle, there would be blood on the wall behind you. Just sayin’.
Zombie Apocafest 2009 has come and gone. The undead have been blown up, shot up, and mulched to oblivion. The humans stand victorious among the ruins of their civilization. Fortunately, that civilization was, by good fortune, built from LEGO, and it can be rebuilt, brick by little plastic brick. Check out the full gallery of Continue reading →
As someone obsessed with archaeological LEGO, the new BrickForge accessories for 2009 make me happy. The Tribal Spear works perfectly as a scalloped obsidian blade from the Neolithic — just the sort of weapon for cavemen to take down a mastodon or mammoth: The Tribal Sword is designed to resemble the Aztec macahuitl, inspiring me Continue reading →