Posts by Nathan Wells

Mainman’s Micro Moonbase is powered by Power Miner prongs

Sometimes when I’m browsing Flickr a LEGO thumbnail grabs my eye and I love the creation even before I really know what it is.  This is the case with Mainman’s Micro moonbase module that features parts from the Power Miners line.  I didn’t know at first it was a (micro) moonbase module, let alone a space creation, but I immediately thought it was awesome.  Just something about it, with all those cheese slopes and  the orange/dark gray color scheme…

 

“This chamber has been replaced with a live fire course designed for military androids. The Enrichment Center apologizes for the inconvenience and wishes you the best of luck.”

I am admittedly a Valve fanboy, and I especially love Portal, the acclaimed puzzle game originally bundled with The Orange Box. When I saw this vignette my Mister_007 featuring one of those child-like (and lethal) turrets, I had to blog it immediately. And remember, the turrets don’t hate you.

Anyone up for a game of Brickgammon?

It can’t be helped, sometimes excellent LEGO creations get passed over by us Brothers.  However, thanks to the excellent networking of Flickr, it is still quite possible to stumble upon excellent LEGO creations months (and even years) after they’ve been posted.  This LEGO backgammon game by dh-l is a perfect example.  Everything from the classic game is recreated out of LEGO except for the dice.  It even folds up into a carrying case, just like the original!