We at The Brothers Brick were recently talking about whether there should be a statute of limitations on blogging a model. We obviously want to keep the majority of our posts fresh and new, but we all agreed that there are a lot of models in people’s back catalogues that deserve the spot light. Whether you have been around the community since LUGNET or are new this year, we think everyone will appreciate seeing these again or for the first time.
I will start us off with this classic by The Grandpappy, the Peregrine Multi-Role Starfighter. This has long been one of my favourite starfighters of all time. The combination of space superiority fighter and mecha will make any geek giddy. I also love the idea of treating the mecha frame as a weapons component as opposed to a permanent part of the design.
And I am always a giant sucker for an ordnance loadout shot:
So keep your eyes peeled for further OBG posts from time to time and join us in a trip down memory lane.
Seamlessly integrating System elements with Bionicle/Hero Factory elements is something I have been struggling to master for quite a while. This is apparently not such a struggle for Ian Barreto (~Ian) as evidenced by his Brute.
Ian says this was inspired by the Igor suit from Iron Man 3, which is apparent…but I prefer Ian’s.
My 6 year old self would have loved to play with this Trooper Zoid by Sioka Sculpting…oh, who am I kidding, my 32 year old self would love to play with it!
I think the best descriptor of such a creation is simple: FUN!
Pierre E Fieschi has been producing some rather fantastic small sci-fi trucks the last few days. As per Pierre’s usual M.O. despite these models’ tiny stature they are brimming with superb details and clever parts usage.
What can I say, this post by Carl Merriam puts a huge smile on my face. When I saw it this morning, I showed it to my son, and he immediately asked if we could watch My Neighbour Totoro tonight…that put a huge smile on my face too.
Lego builders will find inspiration to build in all manners of sources…even sad days. Michael Jasper has created this simple tribute to one of the world’s most respected statesman.
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” (Nelson Mandela)
brain juice (breyn joos)
1. Something awesome that inspires you creatively.
2. Concept art that makes you want to play with LEGO elements
I am continually blown away by how creative people can be with designs of starfighters. They certainly are my favourite subject to build in, but I tend to stick pretty close to boilerplate styling. But seeing designs like these make me want to get more creative with my own builds. So on this chilly Wednesday morning, pull up a chair and sip on these steaming cups of brain juice…
P-Wing by Bartosz Sasiński
U-wing by halfbeak
XADHOOM by xiei22
On the various LEGO fan sites, people will often share photos of their build spaces. Well, I think I am going to crown the winner of the absolute coolest LEGO workspace outside Billund. And it belongs to none other than TBB regular Alex Jones (Orion Pax).
Alex recently posted this amazing 360° view of his studio, and of course coupled it with some nice beats. So click the image below and be prepared to be wowed.
Alex told me that 5 years ago he couldn’t imagine himself having a space like this to work in, but he worked hard for a long time to get it. He also added, “Believe in your dreams and all that!” Which I think are wise words.
So now we know where Alex works his magic and creates goodies like his most recent piece…an ode to Snoop.
Well the Cover photos have once again been updated on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Heading into the holiday season I chose two images that seemed appropriate.
For Facebook, we get this hilarious representation of the absurdity that takes place on Black Friday by Gregory Coquelz. I know none of our wonderful readers would eat the brains of fellow shoppers just so they get their undead hands on that last LEGO Friends set, but the image is fitting of the season nonetheless.
Twitter gets a brighter, happier image by Adam Dodge. Wouldn’t it be great if the world really were made out of LEGO and we were all little yellow minifigures? Just think of the peace and harmony. And if the armies of the world were only armed with flick fire missiles, war would be pretty ineffective and harmless.
This just made me laugh. Teabox says this is based on an experience he had as a teenager…we should all have experiences like this in our past.