Posts by JasBrick

AD61: The Sacking of Camulodunum

This outstanding recreation of Roman Colchester is another example of peggyjdb’s (James Pegrum) excellent ability to interpret history through the medium of Lego bricks. The sheer scale of the diorama is impressive, but when you look at the architectural features it is hard to believe that he did not have help from the Roman engineers themselves. James did have help from Malravion (Thomas Coleman) on this… I think you will agree that they did a great job.

Roman Colchester

Roman Colchester

This was on display at the UK lego event STEAM in Swindon.

Olympic Fever

The UK is currently gripped by both Olympic Fever and a heatwave… one way to cool off would be to dive into this Gold medal quality swimming pool MOC from Gary Davis (Bricks for Brains):

LEGO Olympics 2012 Aquatic Centre front view
The new Olympc minifigs look great in this amazing scene, however my favourite aspect has to be the synchronised swimmers!

LEGO Olympics 2012  synchro team team

There are a variety of viewpoints to enjoy on his Flickr stream, plus I highly recommend his Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds Lego creations. And for those of you wanting to see this up close and personal The Olympic Pool can be seen in the Westfield Stratford Lego Store in London.

Gary is a member of the Brickish Association  (UK Adult Fan of Lego user group).

Streetfighter Custom Minifig Combo!

Julian Fong (levork) is a minifig customiser that I greatly admire… his designs always capture the essence of the subject whilst also making the transference to Lego style perfectly.

This group of custom minifigs based on the Streetfighter computer games are absolutely fantastic:

Street Fighter 2 minifigs - complete roster

He has also submitted this to CUUSOO which in my view would be a project that definitely deserves your support.

Levork this is a K.O. “You Win!”

Polarcus Alima Oceanographic Vessel

Continuing on the nautical theme Lego Monster (Ed Diment), who is never one to shy away from a big project, has created this amazing Minifig scale vessel for Polarcus:

Polarcus Alima complete 1

I marvel at the hull design that not only has a beautiful shape but also incorporates some pretty intricate lettering.

Polarcus Alima complete 5

Taking a decent picture of something this big is a real challenge so please check out his photostream for more pictures of this creation (including work in progress images).

Planet of the Apes

I am probably showing my age here… but this scene from Moritz  (Nolnet) is just a perfect representation of an iconic scene from a classic movie.

Planet of the Apes

As soon as I saw the Lady Liberty in the minifigs series I knew this needed to be done… and nolnet “finally really did it”… the maniac ;-)

EDIT:  It would seem that we have another builder going Ape… Sean Jensen (Steadibrick , yes the guy who did the Steam Tie Fighter) just posted this prior to displaying it at Brickworld:

You Maniacs!

It is great to see two completely different styles used to achieve the same effect.  Personally I think they are both brilliant.