I thought the adorable love llamas we blogged a couple weeks ago looked a bit like alpacas, but who am I to split the hairs of a South American camelid? Still, this lovely llama by Delta (itself inspired by delayice’s pair) has a certain fuzz factor thanks to the studs-out construction that I can appreciate.
LEGO Creature models on The Brothers Brick
Creepy crawly or fuzzy & fluffly (yes, that’s possible in LEGO), we love our LEGO animals. Check them out here, and fall in love yourself.
I think it’s rather trite to say that something “doesn’t look like LEGO” — it’s a lazy statement and plays into the non-building public’s perception that “LEGO these days” is “overly specialized” and “doesn’t foster creativity.” Also, we try not to feature the same model twice. Nonsense, all of it. Just look at this amazing Continue reading →
Of course, Chris Maddison is certainly holding his own against Bruce Lowell! This aquarium features a delightful crab, as well as realistic details like the water aerator/purifier unit thingy on the tank.
Nick Sweetman (MinifigNick) followed advice from his 9 year old son to use the tower roof piece from the Harry Potter sets as the head of a dragon. It just so happens that the roof tile texture mimics the dragon’s scales and the exposed studs are right at where the dragon’s eyes should be – Continue reading →
Gorgon heads are traditionally pretty fantastic weapons for defeating mythological monsters, but they do have their drawbacks: namely, you’ve got to keep your eyes shut, so you’re never quite sure you’re pointed the right direction, as this lovely little vignette by workshysteve demonstrates.
This fantastic dinosaur diorama by flickr user TMM seems a fitting model to blog, since I’m just about to go check out the new 3D release of Jurassic Park (can you believe it’s been 20 years?). I love the mottled reddish coloring on the fin that TMM has achieved just through simple plate stacking, and Continue reading →
Polish builder Jarek brings us this completely crazy and awesome trio of bio-mechanical exoskeletal creatures. He says he built them off-the-cuff as a break from another model, but you’d never be able to tell, since they’re packed with fantastic details and clever techniques.
Behold, the Kraken awakes! Iain Heath (Ochre Jelly) debuted his “KR-KN Destroyer Destroyer” at SEALUG’s LEGO display at Emerald City Comicon last month, and I’ve been waiting impatiently for him to get it online. The official LEGO Star Wars 10221 Super Star Destroyer set is, frankly, a bit dull, so Iain has jazzed it up Continue reading →
Happy Easter, folks. Here’s a cheery Easter Bunny for you, courtesy of flickr user Brickbucki. This is a great sculpture, though I can’t help but think the rabbit looks slightly crazed. But I guess that’s what comes from having to paint and hide millions of eggs.
Ever since the mutalisk buff, in Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm, this Zerg flyer has been massively popular in games. It looks like Mike Nieves (retinence) got the message and made his own to join his Zerg swarm. You can see more photos on Imgur.
Alex Jones (Orion Pax) has got one lucky little puppy, for it has quite possibly the greatest dog house ever. The house itself is very nicely designed, but it is clearly the accessories that kick up the cool factor. Check out Alex’s website for more views.
Schfio made them and they are too adorable for words. Tama and Friends is Japanese Anime series that originally ran in 1994.
I don’t really know what to say about Karf’s latest creation…except that he wins the internet for making a LEGO dude with a purple moustache and translucent red boots.
Jon Blackford has made this fantastic diorama illustrating what might happen to an unfortunate Neo-Classic-Space landing party. He’s got a great style going on here with the limited colors and the nifty shaping of the rock platform.
Husband and wife team Sean and Steph Mayo are known for being among the craziest builders out there, churning out stunning models at an unbelievable pace. Their latest work, built for the on-going Iron Builder contest (where they’re up against stiff competition, even for them!) is a mind-blowing coral reef, all decked out in the Continue reading →