Yesterday, the BBC announced who’ll be playing the Twelfth Doctor. While I’ve appreciated both David Tennant and Matt Smith, I’m looking forward to seeing what Steven Moffatt and team will do with an older Doctor. And as amusing as the olive-drab Daleks were in the service of Churchill during World War II, I didn’t really like the primary-color Daleks introduced in the same “Victory of the Daleks” storyline. Perhaps we’ll also see a return to some of the classic villain designs from earlier series.
Speaking of older Doctors and more-classic Daleks, though, Steve (LegoAvon) has built a trio of menacing Daleks in the classic dark gray of the 1970’s.
Thorsten Bonsch (Xenomurphy) returns with the 4th installment of his 50 years of Doctor Who tribute that will culminate in November with a large model that will no doubt be mind-blowing. This time the subject is the legendary first episode of the beloved series entitled “The Unearthly Child“. Thorsten gives a key scene the black and white treatment and the results are stunning.
In a thinly veiled attempt to generate comments, I will also offer that I just don’t understand the appeal of Doctor Who. While I can appreciate the skill of Thorsten’s model and presentation, I really don’t think the British should be allowed to produce filmed science fiction. Maybe Dr. Who would be better with puppets…or minifigs? I shall wait patiently in the comments area to be shanked with a sonic screwdriver.
Well, I won’t actually tell you — you’ll have to watch the show — but Thorsten Bonsch (Xenomurphy) has continued his series of scenes celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with two scenes from the 2007 episode “Gridlock”.
First, Thorsten has recreated the incredible scene in which the Doctor and Martha encounter the world’s largest traffic jam:
But my favorite of Thorsten’s scenes so far is from the end of the same episode, in which the Doctor has an important encounter with the Face of Boe:
Just to prove that there are indeed much more interesting potential licenses LEGO could pursue (notwithstanding the existing Character Building sets), here’s a scene from Doctor Who built by Connor H.
Connor uses forced perspective in the background, and the photo’s lighting is consistent with some very blue artwork by Tim Doyle.
(It’s not the best LEGO TARDIS I’ve seen, but I’d rather have a nicely evocative Doctor Who scene at the top of the page than Homer’s stupid bald head.)
Growing up in Asia, the classic Doctor Who was never available to me, so I only got into the show around 2005 here in the States, with the Ninth Doctor. Nevertheless, I’m excited about the 50th anniversary of the show this year. But not as excited as Thorsten Bonsch (Xenomurphy), who promises 11 LEGO models over the next several months, each inspired by the incarnations of the Doctor since 1963.
Thorsten starts off with the most recent Doctor, and in fact the most recent Doctor Who episode — the Christmas special titled simply “The Snowmen.”
I think Iain put it best: “Longest. Post. Ever.“
It’s wonderful to have Doctor Who back on the air, and even better that those of us watching it on BBC America don’t have to wait weeks for it after it airs in the UK. This week’s episode wrapped up the season opener rather nicely, and this LEGO treatment by Legoagogo is rather nice as well.
I’ve seen many brick renders of the TARDIS from Doctor Who, but I’ve never seen the interior built with Lego until Mr. Xenomurphy presented his latest creation. You don’t have to be a fan of the TV show to appreciate the striking architectural design with its intricate details and working lights. Check out the gallery on MOCpages for more photos including construction shots.
Andrew Summersgill (Doctor Sinister) presents a potential future for the Doctor Who series. The 83rd Doctor (from series 340-343 aired between 2336 and 2339) doesn’t have quite the same heroic qualities as the first 82 Doctors…
Click the pic to read Andrew’s hilarious description.
I’ve been enjoying the recent Doctor Who for several years now, but I actually preferred Torchwood. Regardless, I’m looking forward to the next incarnation of the Doctor — the 11th — here portrayed in LEGO, complete with a TARDIS, by Mark Stafford (lego_nabii):
Through a fortunate series of events, Alan McMorran was in Seattle last weekend and dropped by BrickCon for a day. When he wasn’t hanging out with the zombie overlords, he was taking a really cool set of pictures featuring his Doctor Who minifig and LEGO TARDIS.
Here, the good Doctor manages to avoid Josh’s motorized dragon in a cave, part of a massive LEGO Castle display with a 2,000-minifig battle.
Check out all of Alan’s Doctor Who adventure photos on Flickr.
(And in case you’ve missed it, I’ve updated my BrickCon 2009 wrap-up post with more links.)
Harrison (corran101) says he’s been on a bit of a Doctor Who kick lately. His life-size sonic screwdriver would fit perfectly in the Doctor’s hand.
See more of Harrison’s Dr. Who LEGO creations on Flickr.
Alan McMorran has been working on a LEGO TARDIS and the 10th Doctor (“Doctor Who?” you ask. Exactly…) for a while now, and this his latest version is definitely my favorite.
Note the venerable LEGO pieces Alan’s used in the TARDIS — perfect for an ancient device that’s seen many years and many miles.