Iron Builder contestant Jimmy Fortel is killing it right now (see what I did there?) with this LEGO-ized version of a classic shot (see what I did there, again?) from the 1976 movie Taxi Driver:
For obvious reasons, tracking down the original image is left as an exercise for the reader. And remember: You’re only as healthy as you feel…
It isn’t all that long ago that we blogged the muppets by Andreas Weissenburg (grubaluk), but his talent is not limited to building wacky characters. When I was a child, my cousin, who is at least ten years older than I am, had a fantastic series of LEGO trucks from the late sixties. They were six studs wide and had steering mechanism which worked by pivoting the whole front axle, by turning a brick mounted on the roof. This was a fun feature and the trucks had a more realistic size than the four-stud wide minifig scale ones that I had, so I remember being a bit envious.
Like the updated classic sets by Are Heiseldal, Andreas’ six-wide trucks have a similar character as these older sets, but with new parts and clever details. Despite its somewhat primitive nature, I love how he has recreated the original steering mechanism. These look like a lot of fun.
Current followers of Manga will recognize this as the Terra Formar, a humanoid evolution of cockroaches that lives on Mars (…hmmm, ok). I’m terrified enough of the domestic variety, so this is the stuff of nightmares!
This LEGO version is the work of our favorite Japanese builder Moko, who decided he should pit it against one of his other bug-eyed creations, Kamen rider. At first, Kamen Rider does well by delivering an effective wound to the thorax:
But then he decides to karate-chop off the Terra Formar’s head. Big mistake! Because as we all know, that move is basically ineffective on cockroaches and their kin. The thought of this brute running around headless for two weeks is just too horrible to imagine. Hopefully Moko’s next creation will be some kind of giant boot.
It was apparently an Interstellar sort of evening last night. In composing my last post, I ran across some other things I wanted to share, which conveniently finishes the first stanza of Dylan Thomas’s beautiful poem.
Endurance by ウィル
Do not go gentle into that good night,
TARS by Yong Hoon Yoon
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
TARS by Je hyung Lee
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
More Interstellar builds for you to check out:
Iain’s Lander on Miller’s Planet
ウィル’s Micro Endurance
Kill Bill is one of my favorite movies and I love this poster by Jared. It even features a brick-built Hattori Hanzo signet on the katana.
Meanwhile, Young’s Lego presents this beautifully photographed and edited image that captures the epic battle between The Bride and Gogo with her deadly ball and chain weapon.
I never thought it’s possible to build such a realistic minifig-scale Cacodemon from Doom, but Jarek with his skills for crafting minute details has proved me wrong. This vignette would make a killer desk-buddy for any Doom fan who also likes Lego.
If you didn’t read the title and didn’t know we’re a Lego blog, I bet you probably didn’t think this poster of The Thing by Matt Rowntree was created with Lego bricks. Although most of the background features scattered pieces, the overall appearance still convincing. Check out MOCpages for photos of the setup.
Lego Wild West just got real in this pictorial diorama by Montgomery Burns (Kris_Kelvin ). The earth-toned shades of the ground add a layer of texture make this a build distinct from most western dioramas that use only tan as the color of the ground. Check out more photos on Flickr.
It’s no secret that we here at TBB are big fans of Interstellar. Given a choice, we might even replace the Lemur with TARS.
We’ve seen jp_velociraptor‘s beautiful Ranger, and he’s posted a follow up with the Lander vehicle in just as much stunning detail.
If you haven’t already, I would also highly recommend securing your copy of the movie, which releases on Tuesday, March 31. You can support TBB by reserving Interstellar on Amazon.
Some builds just put me at a loss for words, and this is one of them. The real MS Jutlandia was launched in 1934, and is an impressive 461 feet long. She started her life as a passenger vessel and served time during both WWII and the Korean War. She spent some time as a royal vessel, and was scrapped in 1965.
Arjan Oude Kotte (Konajra) has created this absolutely stunning minifig scale version of this lovely ship. This beautiful build ultimately took 11 months, with 5 months to design and 6 months to build. The ship itself is over 10 feet (3.25 meters) long, and stands nearly 5 feet (1.5 meters) high. He estimates 90,000-100,000 pieces total, bringing this ship to life.
I encourage you to pour over the details in the flickr gallery, which includes some WIP photos.