This time we have reviews for the last four books from Dorling-Kindersley (DK) that LEGO sent us for Christmas. We’ll be talking about the LEGO Ideas Book, the LEGO Play Book, the Ninjago Visual Dictionary and the Batman Visual Dictionary.
I’m a fan of seeing new concepts in Lego creations such as a working zoetrope by Ian Spacek. The viewer rotates the cylinder and peers through the slots to see the sequence of animated images.
Here’s a lovely little structure by delayice. Besides the neat architectural details, what really strikes me about this creation is the way the building looks as if it were organically constructed over centuries of use, as each new owner added on a new bit of the structure.
Fujiia just posted this awesome bicycle. It is built using a nice minimalistic approach that really appeals to me. As they say, less is often more.
This micro winter forest, by Mel Finelli, is a thing of beauty. It’s amazing that such a small build can convey so much but it does. Just looking at this scene brings back memories of bright winter nights and the peaceful serenity when everything is covered in a blanket of undisturbed snow.
The latest issue of the HispaBrick Lego fan magazine includes coverage of BrickCon 2014, review of the upcoming UCS Slave I, interviews, instructions and much more. Take a look at the table of contents or download the magazine for free.
Jin Kei has been working on a tribute to Salvador Dali for some time now. I don’t know if he is finished but this herd of stilt-walking, steampunk elephants was too good not to post.
I can’t imagine how fragile they are or how he got them all balanced. That alone is quite the feat. But technical aspects aside, these creatures are beautiful. I’d love to see them in person as I’m sure they are even more impressive. Make sure you take the time to look at the detail pictures in his photostream. It’s definitely worth it.
Serbian builder Milan Sekiz created this fearsome trio of steampunk hardware entitled Steam Party. Individually each piece stands out on its own. But with the addition of some greenery, wreckage and tire tracks, the whole ensemble is definitely greater that the sum of its parts.
I particularly love the tank (aka “Mr. Rust and two smoking barrels”) with it’s earthy color scheme, brick-heavy studs-hidden design, aggressive details, and of course those tracks! Check out Milan’s Flickr stream for lots of hero shots and closeups…
Fahasalamana, Dearest Readers?
Once again, I’m The Brothers Brick’s intern lemur and I’m here to answer your questions, relevant, irrelevant, LEGO-related or not. I’m your window into the inner-workings of the LEGO fan community in general and The Brothers Brick specifically! I’m just so happy to be able to do this. I keep getting more and more of your tasty messages every week. It’s wonderful!
How do you like my new jacket? I think it’s rather dapper myself. It was a gift from Iain. He said he didn’t need it anymore and wondered if I wanted to eat it. It was such a sweet gesture, I got quite emotional. He’s a good man. Anyway, I did nibble on the lining a bit but decided to wear it for special occasions, in his honor.
What’s that? The pipe? I borrowed it from Master Andrew. It’s great for blowing bubbles and he wasn’t using it. Not sure why he wasn’t, because bubbles are such fun! It was in a glass box in his office. Don’t tell anyone, but apparently he stole it. There was a little note (tasted like mango) that said it belonged to someone named ‘Sherlock’. I hope Master Andrew doesn’t get into trouble. That would be sad.
Well, we probably should get moving on. I’m using Simon’s office today because he’s away doing a photo-shoot in Pago Pago, for the upcoming TBB Calendar, “Poses of Simon 3″. I hear that last year’s calendar sold out in 13 minutes! But I think he is coming back today and there is some straightening-up I need to do in here before then. So many yummy things in here!
Now, on to the good stuff!