Thanks to the new LEGO Remix pool on flickr I’ve uncovered not one, but two excellent builds made using only the pieces from one or two set. Alternate set builds are a great way to get creative without access to a lot of bricks like when you’re on holidays. Cole Blaq‘s Rat Rod (above) is Continue reading →
LEGO Agents models on The Brothers Brick
LEGO Agents was a theme that LEGO first released in 2008 and discontinued at the end of 2009. Thanks to its great vehicle designs and dark blue color scheme, the LEGO Agents theme was briefly popular among LEGO builders.
The mid-2009 LEGO sets are now available from The Official LEGO Shop online, including the brand-new LEGO Space Police theme — a theme that has the fingerprints of Mark Stafford and Adam Grabowski all over it. Two of the smaller sets make it easy to get a couple of the unique new aliens from this theme. The VTOL Continue reading →
Just in time to add regular LEGO sets to your reduced-price Pick A Brick order, the LEGO Shop online is holding a fairly huge sale, with many items 50% off or more. LEGO Star Wars 10186 General Grievous™ is down to $30 from $90: 5587 LEGO® Basic Bricks with Fun Figures: The perfect gift for Continue reading →
Well-placed sources in the United States government have recently revealed that LEGO blogger and alleged poet Andrew Becraft is in fact the same person as international super-spy and beloved raconteur Steven Andrew Ogilvy. Leaked technical specifications reveal that the LEGO minifig, or so-called sigfig, that Becraft carries with him on his travels contains a 3D Continue reading →
Ricardo Silva (evildead1980) has built an awesome little vignette with the new pirates. The use of flaming hair from the Agents sets as a cannonball is positively inspired. The long thin base is also a nice trick, it gives a nice sense of scale.
This steampunk battle scene by SlyOwl has it all — floating rock, brick-built smoke, cool splash effects, and even a steampunk Chinook helicopter. See more photos on Brickshelf.
Uspez Morbo has recreated Mission 6: Mobile Command Center in steampunk form with his awesome Land Clipper. Check out the tires on the front, and is that a brick-built Lewis gun? Sweet. The Land Clipper can deploy a runabout called the Triple Dasher: More pics on Flickr.
I really don’t need to write anything about Moritz Nolting‘s (nolnet‘s) latest work. It’s adorable.
The Agents of the Imperial Crown contest is certainly contributing to an uptick in the number of LEGO steampunk creations I’m seeing. Here’s a quick roundup. V&A Steamworks goes airborne aboard HMS Earl Grey: Rod Gillies (2 Much Caffeine) takes steampunk to China and Prussia: Jason “JasBrick” has been posting awesome custom steampunk minifigs for Continue reading →
There’s been a barrel-full of quality Steampunk creations lately. Many are entries in the Agents of the Imperial Crown contest, but some aren’t. It doesn’t matter, they are all awesome! Black Valve by crises Steam Bike I by Zack FlyCycle by Barbara Marassi & Sopwith Hurricane by Rod Gillies
In part 1 of our interview with Mark Stafford, we talked with Mark (Nabii) about how he became a LEGO Designer. In part 2, we’ll talk to him about his work today. The Brothers Brick: What sets have you made? Mark Stafford: I’ve been model designer for Exo-Force 8115 Dark Panther, 8118 Hybrid Rescue Tank Continue reading →
Flickr’s LEGO Steampunk group is hosting a contest to build steampunk variations of the LEGO Agents theme. You can create a steampunked version of any Agents vehicle or set and even free build your own. The contest runs from January 1st to February 28th. Check out the details and prizes here.
It’s no secret that we here at The Brothers Brick love this year’s LEGO Agents sets — especially Andrew, who won’t shut up about them! So we’re very pleased to bring you an interview with Matthew Ashton, Creative Director for LEGO Playthemes, and one of the set designers for the LEGO Agents theme. The Brothers Continue reading →
LEGO Agents Mission 7 8637 Volcano Base is now available from the LEGO Shop. And for those of you who missed your chance to get a white protocol droid (K-3PO) last year, the former Toys R Us exclusive LEGO Star Wars set 7666 Hoth Rebel Base is once again available.
Eurobricks member svelte_corps has posted a detailed photo review of the upcoming agents set: 8637 Volcano Base. Click on the photo to read all about this cool new set.