Category Archives: Models

This is what we’re all about. We scour the web for the best custom LEGO models to share with you. From castles and spaceships to planes, trains, and automobiles, you’ll find the best LEGO creations from builders all over the world right here on The Brothers Brick.

Harley Davidson and Chrome

This stunning build just begs for the open road. bricksonwheels posted a Harley Davidson Cali Style Lowrider and the chrome on this can be seen from space, I swear.

Like any proper Harley, the engine, wheels, and necessary bits are all sparkly, shiny, and oh-so-very-pretty.

Harley Davidson Cali Style Lowrider

via BrickNerd

Because zombies are people too

This hilarious series of vignettes was created by Swedish character-building duo Rickard & Helen – aka SuckMyBrick. They document a unique approach to curing Zombieism called the “Van Heckling” approach, whereby zombies are rehabilitated by simply encouraging them to engaged in everyday activities! What could possibly go wrong… Let’s take a look, shall we?

There’s nothing more mundane that a little grocery shopping. Apparently one of the patients needs a bit of help getting around, though. Can’t wait to see how they get on at the checkout:

Next it’s time for some work placement. Waiting tables shouldn’t be a challenge. Hey doc’, you *might* not wanna eat that:

After a long day, why not kick back at the night club? Just avoid the off-duty zombie hunters:

But don’t even think about trying to escape rehab. The medical staff will not rest until they have you safely back in custody:

Check out the complete Flickr album for more Zombie rehab shenanegans.

Flying round town

Usually when we spot an interesting build, we’re presented with the overall view and have to dig in to appreciate the details. But on this occasion curve loving Flickr member lisqr has given us the opportunity to start close up, and pull back to appreciate the full splendor of his futuristic cityscape:

Click below the fold for the reveal!

What’s your sign?

Sadly for those whose star sign is not Sagittarius, this awesome six-limbed archer by French builder Nicolas Picot is not to be part of a series, but was built for a Zodiac themed round in a contest underway on BrickPirate.net. But I’m ok with that because I’m a Pisces (…you know, thoughtful, impulsive, outgoing, shy, pragmatic, dreamy, hard working, lazy, always calm, and quick to anger).

The Pulsar Requin: Blacktron’s Big Ship

This beauty right here hails from the frozen north. Gerard Joosten (Elephant Knight) has created this lovely Blacktron ship, and it’s a sight to behold. This thing is massive.

Taking over two months to construct, this ship is full of great details. You can stroll through his flickr stream to really get a good inside peak at the galley, the bridge, and other sweet details. I keep seeing something new every time I look at it.

Pulsar Requin 007

Pulsar Requin 015

Fast and fashionable

Proving that there is life after building a monumentally large Star Destroyer, Polish builder Jerac put together this stylish little Auriga Mk III speeder in just a couple of hours. With its concept-car curves and wraparound canopy, this design would not look out of place in some futuristic thriller (…so I’m assuming that’s a Tom Cruise mini-fig!).

Pig-a-corns, catnip sandwiches and portable cheetah butts

Unless you’ve been living on the nerd equivalent of Mars for the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard about Exploding Kittens, a new card game featuring artwork and character designs from Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal. It has already become the largest Kickstarter campaign ever, at this point just shy of $6M in funding from 150,000 backers.

To unlock project stretch goals, the game’s creators have challenged backers to post photos of themselves accomplishing certain “achievements”, such as posing with goats or cramming five spidermans into a Kayak. Nick Della Mora decided to do his part by contributing photos of a taco cat, magical enchilada and potato cat built from LEGO. Which meant he could follow the artwork on the cards, rather than torturing actual household pets!

If anyone feels like creating “weaponized back hair” out of LEGO next, we’d love to see it…

Making Space for Bionicle

I love using Bionicle pieces in non-Bionicle themed models, and it appears that Brother Steven shares that sentiment. This awesome spacesuit looks like a cross between Bioshock and Apollo, and it’s brilliant. Kudos to Steven’s brother Mark, too, for the lovely presentation, which definitely kicks this model up a notch.

Lego research institute, but in real life

Most of the scientists I know love LEGO and, as shown by LEGO’s own research institute set, scientist can actually be a suitable subject for a nice set. Steen Dupont, Benjamin Price and Vladimir Blagoderov are not paleontologists, astronomers or chemists (nor are they female), but they are scientists, who work for the Natural History Museum in London, and who actually use LEGO in their research. In their latest paper, titled The customizable LEGO┬« Pinned Insect Manipulator, they present an unusual and innovative solution to the problem of how to study insect specimens without damaging the delicate wings and other appendages.

Insect Manipulator

Among their advantages are that they are modular, cheap and easy to construct. The article contains one of the funniest sentences that I’ve ever read in a research paper: “The authors welcome correspondence on ideas for the next generation of IMps, and although the current models are easy to assemble the authors are happy to assist if no children can be sourced locally.

Via Science. Thanks to Tim Gould for bringing it to our attention.