Nick Della Mora (Darth Nick) has been pointing his shrink ray at various classic Space sets, such as 6871 Star Patrol from 1984 or this year’s 21109 Exo Suit. Nick’s chibi-izing of the sets is infinitely cute, leaving them with full minifigs in terrifically recognizable little vehicles.
In a dusty future where spacecraft have bubble canopies, Rod Gillies’ (2 much caffeine) spacemen look rather cheery with their small outpost. Note the detail of the way the structures are placed on pylons above the sand.
David Hensel (Legonardo Davidy) is one of the best LEGO builders in the community at present, and his wide diversity of building themes is one of the proofs. Traditionally a castle guy, David can crank out some mean spacecraft when he wants to, such as this lovely chunk of starfighter.
Apple cascaded its way into the public psyche with its famous 1984 commercial, directed by Ridley Scott. Jason Allemann’s wonderfully poignant LEGO version re-imagines the work with Apple itself as the all-seeing overlord. Whatever side of the fence you sit regarding Apple’s business these days, this is a fantastic piece.
Vlad Lisin’s outrageous imagination produced this stunning motorbike, which he says was inspired in part by Treasure Planet. I can’t get over how cool that diver’s helm looks on a retro-future cyclist, and the larger-than-minifig scale is exceptionally well done here.
No Starch Press, known as the purveyors of many LEGO books written by LEGO fans, recently sent me a copy of their latest book exploring our favorite hobby, The LEGO Neighborhood Book. Written by brothers Brian and Jason Lyles, it explores the City Modular standard through pre-built creations, architectural techniques, and model instructions. The 204-page book is 8″x8″ with a high-quality soft cover, and the glossy pages with great color representation we’ve come to expect from books about LEGO.
Flickr user SuckMyBrick has created these wonderful brick versions of characters from 10 classic movies. Can you guess all 10? Post your guesses in the comments!
Bionicle sculptures seem organic in a way that System simply can’t mimic. Of course, this is because the Bionicle system of pieces was designed to create organic models, but it also means that in the hands of a skilled builder, it excels at rendering smoothly curving forms. This awesome Silver Blade figure by Moko is one such fine example.