Just in time for Ridley Scott’s film The Martian, Ryan Howerter presents his beautiful model of MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission satellite. His model is a commission for the University of Colorado Boulder, for display at the CU Heritage Center. MAVEN recently celebrated its first year in orbit around Mars.
This is the third model he’s built for the University of Colorado; MAVEN joins Voyager 2 and the Apollo 11 Service Module.
Thorsten Bonsch (Xenomurphy) spent over half a year and over 11,000 pieces to build this ritualistic portal known as the Dolmen from The Elder Scrolls Online. The most intriguing part of this diorama is the mosaic of runes surrounding the anchor centerpiece. Check out the detail shots to see some close-up action.
Since we first featured his masterful sculptures of an ape and rat, newcomer AnActionFigure has been busy churning out many more creations inspired by exotic animals. Brothers Brick prediction: This is one to watch! Amongst the latest batch of bestial beauties are these colorful birds…
Ignoring for a moment that the word “meme” was actually invented to mean something rather different (grrrr, Internet), memes seem to have become the mode of self-expression for our age. So if you’re gonna meme about LEGO, it makes sense to do it with LEGO, right? To help you out, I have created uncaptioned LEGO replicas of some well-known meme templates. Grumpy Cat and Y-U-NO you may already know, but say hello to Doge, Cuteness Overload and Success Kid!
I’m making these images completely public domain. That means you are free to share them, edit them, upload them to your favorite meme generator website, or crack out the old Impact font and caption these to express your opinion on all things LEGO. And as an added bonus, The 2 Awesome Guys have also offered up an uncaptioned version of their excellent LEGO Spiderman meme:
Once you’ve finished spamming all your Facebook friends and favorite Sub-Reddits with your masterpieces, make sure to post them in the LEGO Memes Flickr group too. We’ll be keeping an eye out for the best ones, and featuring them in coming weeks.
This space-faring fleet carrier by Markus Rollbühler is ready to ferry your troops and spacecraft in luxurious style to your next invasion destination vacation. The bright colors and and brilliant blue energy source let your feeble enemies know you’re not just in it for the loot — you’re in it to look good doing it.
It’s good to see more and more space builders branching out from the standard dark-grey-with-light-grey-highlights colorscheme for spaceships. Don’t get me wrong: I love industrial grey as much or more than most builders. But lately, the building community is increasingly branching out to alternative colorschemes, and we’re all better off for the variety that brings.
Joe and Will Merziak bring us this Golem heavy mech platform, a pair of mecha ready for anything. As usual with the brothers, a lovely cinematic shot is included to show off the stunning industrial beauty of their war machines.
Readers under the age of 40 are probably looking at this creation by Flickr member jtheels right now and thinking either (a) “Nice spaceship, dude!”, or (b) “Worst Chrome logo ever”. In fact, this is a life size recreation of Simon, an electronic game that first appeared in 1978 and became ridiculously popular at the time. By a complete coincidence, we have a Simon here at The Brothers Brick, who is also ridiculously popular, and has various buttons that we enjoy pushing on a daily basis!
Movie-centric builder SPARKART! has put together a pretty thorough LEGO history of the Batmobile, from 1966 to the present day. The mandatory tumblers are in there of course. But being an old fart, my favorite has to be the original TV version! I like the scale chosen for these, and also the inclusion of matching figurines. (Hey LEGO company, *this* is what that exclusive Comic Con batmobile set should have looked like!)
My latest creation is a monolith made using a technique featured in The Cube by Max_Stav. When I saw Max’s creation, I immediately knew I wanted to make something similar, and the result is an otherworldly monolith composed of 3 of Max’s cubes. You can see more photos on my Flickr page.
This beautiful section of medieval wall is part of a much larger display put together by the folks over at THE BRICK TIME for the SteineWahn LEGO exhibition in Berlin earlier this month. As much as I enjoy the ‘tumble-down’ style of castle building that is very popular right now, it is kind of refreshing to stumble across a crisp piece of German engineering like this! The texturing and color palette are to die for: