How many of you saw the LEGO movie? All of you? Excellent. Did you hear they’re doing a sequel, due in 2017? That’s pretty fantastic news to me. I’d love to go back to that world.
Art of the Title gives a really insightful walk-through of the process creating the end-credits, with all of those excellent micro-scale worlds. If you need a reminder of how awesome it really is, their article has it for you to watch and pause whenever you’d like. The article doesn’t name any fans by name, though you may recognize a couple of builds, like Bruce Lowell‘s cow skull and hot dog.
Which of the end-credit builds was your favorite?
Hungry? Apparently, Cagri Yuz (legoadam) is planning on chicken for the evening meal with this delightful little stone house. Each little detail is just exquisite–I am particularly fond of the door and window, myself.
Lego, by its very nature, can often look fragile and plastic, but this castle by Gideon_83 is impressively solid and substantial. The nicely textured walls are thick and imposing, and the battlements and numerous arrow slits seem ready to rain fire on anyone trying to arrive with a battering ram.
This elegant rendition of Minas Tirith by lisqr strikes a nice balance between detail and simplicity, managing to instantly capture the iconic style of the fortified city while not overwhelming with unnecessary minutiae.
I can’t see a Korean Geobukseon, or Turtle ship, without thinking of the many hours I’ve spent playing Age of Empires II. Alex Jones’ (Orion Pax) armored battleship is a superb model of this beautiful style of Asian shipbuilding which LEGO builders rarely cover.
Happy New Year Fight Fans! It’s 2014 and we have a long season ahead of us. For tonight’s fight we bring you the duel of the dragons. Let’s go to the tale of the tape:
In the red corner, from the literary scene to the big screen we have Jonas (Legopard) and his Smaug the Stupendous:
In the opposite blue corner, from the big screen down to the tv screen we have Stormbringer and his Skrill Showdown:
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, the battle of knights vs demons ended with a score of of 3-1 for Moko’s Knight Gundam. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!
It comes as no surprise that the dynamic duo Sean and Steph Mayo (Siercon and Coral) have yet again produced another stunning model that nudges the boundaries of building possibilities a little further out. The Intelligence, as this model is named, is inspired by the classic pin-art toy, and seems to be straight from the pages of a surrealism guidebook.
Matt (MonsterBrick) has a cheery outlook today, bringing us this slice paradise in the pastoral plastic world of the brick. In keeping with his usual M.O., Matt has lots of nifty parts-usages, most notably the creative rainbow and that lovely little well. The classic scalloped-edged sun rising over the hills made from the jungle headdress is also a nice touch.
I admit it–I don’t have the foggiest idea on how to pronounce the title of this fabulous bridge. So I’m not going to try. James Pegrum (peggyjdb) probably can. Either way, this lovely little bridge tells a story of a town’s annual tradition of jumping off a bridge.
Mark Erickson (AKA Mark of Falworth) has updated an old creation and the result is something rather special. I really dig the posability of this dragon and the seamless use of system and Bionicle/Hero Factory pieces. The old “inverted tire” technique also fits in quite well here!