Posts by Carter

Famous and Infamous

Suckmybrick just unveiled a series of 16 despots and notables, ranging from tinpot dictators to messiahs, and all sorts of historical figures in between. The caricatured style means there’s something to love about each of them, but for whatever reason the bad guys tend to be my favorite; who can stay mad at Kim Jong Il with those adorable glasses, or Castro and his tousled beard?

Thanks to reader (and coworker) Chris Byrne for the tip!

The future of warfare is olive green and gory

It’s a good week for small mecha, as hot on the heels of the previous gundams we have a double fistful of pintsize brawlers.

In the green corner we have the Triple-M by Devid, coming at you like a mullet, all lethal armor in the front and human burrito in the back.

And in the teal corner is the Mech with No Name from Guy Smiley, warming up for the match with a fleshie punching bag.

Just because it’s not friday doesn’t mean we can’t spill a little blood. Vote your winner below and we’ll see you fight fans another week for the next pay-per-view Two for Tuesday bloodbath.

Chunktastic

Dane Erland (Mechanekton) has been ladling out delicious servings of mecha goodness in a distinctly stubby and bulky style. The most recent of these has a name best not repeated in either polite or impolite company, so I’ll let the picture do the talking.

And harking back to a simpler time (aka four months ago), Dane posted this duo of deadly tin cans brimming with character.

Beauty in simplicity

These six-wide buses by Jason Allemann (JK Brickworks) are clean, nicely constructed and elegant models.

But that’s only half the build. Jason has come up with a fiendishly clever solution to the problem of integrating self-driving vehicles into Lego displays. While others have used magnets for this type of implementation, his solution is the most subtle and straightforward I’ve seen. I’m very much looking forward to seeing this put into practice.