Tyler (The Deathly Halliwell) has long been one of my favorite builders of all things Del Toro. He’s probably the only builder that can take the fantastic creatures from Del Toro and sculpt them so beautifully…I regretted not blogging his Faun earlier this year, but thankfully he’s added the Pale Man to his growing collection:
And if that wasn’t enough, Tyler also did another Del Toro movie icon Hellboy:
Some builds just make you stop in your tracks and do a double take. Jin Kei‘s homage to the Salvador Dali’s The Elephants is one such example:
The steampunk take on the famous painting is brilliantly done keeping the spirit of the original, while still making any LEGO Steampunker happy. The boiler assembly and the simplistic details on the legs just makes me zoom and just ogle some of the techniques used.
Vlad Lisin‘s Bionicle parrot has all the right parts in the right place, making it one of the most realistic Bionicle creations I’ve seen. The use of the Belville witch’s hat for the beak is sheer brilliance.
This cleverly constructed mosquito by CaptainSmog could almost be forgiven for landing on your arm, if it weren’t several orders of magnitude larger than the real thing. Those plaintive eyes warrant at least a small blood donation.
I’m embarrassed to say I had no idea what a Tengu was before I saw Cade Roster’s (Apocalust) delightful build.
Using the new awesome Mixle sets, Cade has recreated this Japanese creature of legend:
The face is dead on and this little guy is just pure fun!
Nick V (Brickthing) said it best when he described the Minecraft Creeper he built as “commonly misunderstood creatures, yearning company but lacking social confidence at crucial moments.” Don’t forget to check out his Minecraft Zombie and Notch figures as well.
Welcome back fight fans, to Hong Kong for a special Chinese New Year bout. What’s more fitting than a day at the races to usher in the year of the Horse?. Let’s go down for the Pre-race Paddock Inspection:
Starting at Gate 1 we have schfio with this black stallion:
In gate 9 we have Kazumi and Omar Ovalle with their brown horse already in mid stride:
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pony race by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, the architecture action was a bit lopsided like the Tower of Pisa with Patrick Bosman winning by a score of 13-6. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!
Oh and a few bonus horse links:
In Gate 2 with some lovely Chinese charactesrs: BricksBen.
In Gate 6 with the adorable Toy Story BullsEye : ArzLan.
This Lego T. rex and Stegosaurus by Sami Mustonen (senteosan) are about as accurate as you can get on a relatively small scale. You may be surprised to learn that both images are actually digital renders. I can only tell the difference because some of the bricks aren’t available in the colors used.
EDIT (AB): Like these? Both the T-Rex and Stegosaurus are on LEGO CUUSOO, where you can vote to have them made into official LEGO sets.
Barney Main (SlyOwl) takes a page from the classic fairy tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears with this fantastic family portrait. There’s lots of great details in this build and some clever techniques but sometimes the simplest parts are the best. Barney changes the angles on the hotdog eyebrows just slightly enough to give each bear their own unique expression.
What can I say, this post by Carl Merriam puts a huge smile on my face. When I saw it this morning, I showed it to my son, and he immediately asked if we could watch My Neighbour Totoro tonight…that put a huge smile on my face too.