I tend to avoid blogging competition entries of things I’m judging to keep my favourites secret until the contest ends (Oct. 1 in this case). Luckily Tim Zarki (spook) claims he’s unable to make a starfighter so has built a non-contest mecha. I
LEGO Anime models on The Brothers Brick | Page 3
Anime (アニメ in Japanese) is the style of animation or cartoons popularized in Japan, but appreciated worldwide today. Anime inspires lots of LEGO models from builders everywhere. Whether you love the artistry of Hayao Miyazaki or mecha from shows like Gundam and Evangelion, you’ll find many wonderful LEGO creations inspired by anime here on The Brothers Brick.
Mike Szita (OrangeKnight Studios) has been building a series of microscale mecha from the Gundam universe over the last while, and he’s just posted a group shot of the squadron that shows off their variety.
Rong Yiren is no stranger to great character design but these goons manage to have personality with absolutely no motion and minimal detail. They are reminiscent of 8bit characters of old.
This one by Moko is giving me the creeps and that is all I have to say about that.
TR Brownridge (.Tromas) is organising a starfighter contest based on Maschinen Krieger (MaK). Since my love of MaK is far from secret I encourage everyone to give it a go. To get to the important details first: it runs from August 1, 2011 – October 1, 2011 in the Starfighters Group so head over there Continue reading →
Our final Hayao Miyazaki tribute for the evening — and last post title in Japanese, for now — is this scene from My Neighbor Totoro by Andy Hung (andybear@hk), who lights up the night with an electrified Catbus in another great entry for the LEGO contest in Hong Kong. The sleeping Totoro in the second Continue reading →
Leo Chu (Bad Leo) takes a bunch of angular bricks and creates one of the most irregularly shaped entities in Hayao Miyazaki’s universe — the castle in Howl’s Moving Castle. Unlike builders of previous LEGO versions of this castle, Leo places his in a lovely scene, complete with laundry drying in the wind. Like the Continue reading →
Ericmok delivers even more Miyazaki goodness with his microscale rendition of Laputa from Castle in the Sky. My favorite visuals in many Miyazaki films are the clouds, and Eric’s LEGO version of Laputa is one of the few to include this key element of the movie.
One of my favorite moments in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is not when Nausicaä fulfills the prophecy but when Obaba retells the legend. Hayao Miyazaki’s poetic lines reverberate through the fortress at the heart of the valley, and they bring chills every time I hear them in Japanese. But the scene at Continue reading →
I grew up watching bits and pieces of 「宇宙戦艦ヤマト」(Space Battleship Yamato) at friends’ houses back in Japan, but I have to admit that my fascination with the series today is largely due to the fleet of ships rather than for any sense of personal nostalgia. I’m a sucker for LEGO renditions of the titular ship, Continue reading →
The boys at RoninLug and some friends [Andrew Lee (onosendai2600), Fradel Gonzales (Slice151), Brian Heins, Brandon Griffith (icgetaway), Paul Meissner (Legosamurai), Paul Lee (polywen), Chase Lewis ([Vid]), Tory B, Dane Erland (Lord Dane), Cole Martin (zeehelmut), Cole Blaq, Keith Goldman (Hook Monkey), Jeff Cross (Octopunk), Tommy Williamson (GeekyTom), Don Reitz (Don Solo), Jack Marquez (Ewok Continue reading →
Don’t ask me why I keep finding sci-fi creations that can pass for cute lately. Perhaps the holiday season is making my heart soft. Regardless, here’s an interesting, and cute, take on a Fuchikoma, by Dane Erland.
TKH takes to the sky with this creation based on the Manga and Anime, Strike Witches. I’m not an Anime fan, but I can appreciate this build. It’s quite unique, follows the subject matter very well, and looks awesome. What more could you ask for? See tkh’s brickshelf gallery for more…
Though I am not familiar with the subject, this articulated master-piece by Mike Nieves really strikes a chord. It never ceases to amaze me how much personality can be portrayed with these little things we call LEGO.
It takes at least a second look at GYUTA K.‘s Gundam to appreciate this creation. I personally like the transforming core fighter chest piece, which you can see in the gallery on MOCpages.