As you may or may not have heard, Ellen Degeneres hosted the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2. In true Oscars style, Ellen made this her entertaining with funny quips, freaking out the pizza boy, and posting a “selfie”.
Which later crashed twitter.
Our erstwhile pop-culture enthusiast Iain Heath has, of course, memorialized this moment in brick for each and every one of you to enjoy.
How many of you saw the LEGO movie? All of you? Excellent. Did you hear they’re doing a sequel, due in 2017? That’s pretty fantastic news to me. I’d love to go back to that world.
Art of the Title gives a really insightful walk-through of the process creating the end-credits, with all of those excellent micro-scale worlds. If you need a reminder of how awesome it really is, their article has it for you to watch and pause whenever you’d like. The article doesn’t name any fans by name, though you may recognize a couple of builds, like Bruce Lowell‘s cow skull and hot dog.
Which of the end-credit builds was your favorite?
Hungry? Apparently, Cagri Yuz (legoadam) is planning on chicken for the evening meal with this delightful little stone house. Each little detail is just exquisite–I am particularly fond of the door and window, myself.
I think we can all agree that LEGO helps nourish the mind in various ways. We know it helps with spacial awareness, eye-hand coordination, creativity, and problem-solving.
ROOK gives us some of the tools needed for some very important mathematical and scientific skills, helpfully constructed in brick:
I have to say, I’m really fond of the protractor. The compass is pretty nifty. If you find yourself more comfortable in a lab coat, he’s got some rather clever test-tubes full of who-knows-what waiting for you.
This little ship by Brian Rinker (Âtin) is just elegant. I like the lines, and I like the color combination. I just like all of it.
If you’d like, I’d recommend taking a look at the unedited shot provided in his flickr gallery!
We may or may not have featured Carl Merriam (carlmerriam) a few times during his Iron Builder match against Matt De Lanoy (Pepa Quin). Iron Builder definitely can bring forth some amazing creations, like we’ve seen in the past.
I can’t help but laugh, though, at Carl’s last one. At first glance I recognized the caricature but it took me a minute to pinpoint what was off. At first I was confused at why he had wings. The massive gun was the last thing I noticed.
Either way, take a peak at Carl’s vision of a motorized patriot from BioShock Infinite!
I think that no matter where you are in your life, we’ll all see something a little different when we look at this build by Brian Rinker (Âtin). Best enjoyed playing the youtube link included in the picture’s description.
I can’t say I’d ever imagined blogging a sports-related creation, let alone football. It’s just not my thing. But TBB perennial favorite Iain Heath presents the Beast Quake, referring to the roar of Seattle’s home crowd that registered seismic activity in the region. You know. Typical Seattle stuff.
Anyway, here it is in its blue and green glory.
(For what it’s worth? Go Hawks!)
On January 1, LEGO released the newest in the CUUSOO line, the Mars Curiosity Rover. Set designer Stephen Pakbaz submitted his design to CUUSOO, and in due time the project reached it’s 10k votes. The set was revealed at BrickWorld 2013.
We’ve previously interviewed Stephan about his work on the LEGO model–and the real Mars Curiosity Rover, currently broadening our horizons on Mars.
This fantastic video, from Your Creative Friends reviews the new set with Stephen’s walk through, explaining the instruments and their purpose while comparing the final set design to his original design. I highly encourage you to check it out!
LEGO CUUSOO 21104 Mars Curiosity Rover
is currently back-ordered, but only available from the LEGO Shop online. Click through the link to order it for yourself!
As much of North America is bracing itself for an extremely cold week (forecasts call for temperatures in the 30s in sunny Florida, even), Matt De Lanoy (Pepa Quin)’s posted this darling scene of carolers out in the blistery cold. I do hope for their sakes the temperatures, if in the single-digits, are at least on the positive side of zero.