Some may already know me but I am Jas (Jasbrick on Flickr) and I have an unhealthy obsession with mutilating ABS plastic. I promise that this fixation will not divert me from highlighting unadulterated creations, but I thought it fitting that my first official post involves customisation… and what better way to start than with Continue reading →
LEGO Gears of War models on The Brothers Brick
We’re sure that Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago would be proud of all the custom LEGO models and minifigures inspired by the gritty, complex world of the Gears of War video game series. Check out Armadillo APCs, Lancer rifles, and squads of Gears ready to take on the Locust horde.
Organizers for the 15th Interactive Achievement Awards approached Alex Kobbs back in October to create a montage of the top video games of the year, animated in LEGO. Alex used clips from some of his earlier animations, including the super-awesome Gears of War 3, and a whole batch of new animation to create the opening Continue reading →
We’ve taken a look at the top LEGO news stories of 2011, but The Brothers Brick is really about the great LEGO creations built by LEGO fans all over the world. Let’s take a look back at the ones that proved most popular over the course of the year. Plum B’s LEGO Gears of War Continue reading →
Though I prefer to earn my experience, medals, and achievements the old-fashioned way, I never cease to be impressed (and mildly amused) by those who design LEGO robots to accomplish their video game goals. Guy Himber built a robot to get the Onyx Active Reload medal in Gears of War 3 (watch him get the Continue reading →
After I posted my little fleet of microscale spaceships in September, I kept tinkering with the design of the ships, and when I got bored, built new ones. By BrickCon, I had added a new cruiser and hospital ship. The cruiser is based on the same keel as the carrier, but the most notable improvements Continue reading →
When I haven’t been working, sleeping, building, or blogging, most of my waking hours over the past month have been spent playing Gears of War 3. My favorite things often inspire LEGO creations, a tendency I seem to share with LEGO stop-motion animator Kooberz Studios (aka Alex Kobbs), whose “Bricks of War” is going viral Continue reading →
This life-sized Gears of War Lancer Assault Rifle by PLUM B already got the looks to fit a COG soldier, but it also features a clip-fed firing mechanism that shoots rubber bands – perfect for taking out the paper Locust horde. If that’s not enough, the saw blade on the front of the gun is Continue reading →
As my contacts on Flickr will already have noticed, I’ve been posting custom minifigs fairly regularly over the past few weeks, but haven’t posted anything about them here on The Brothers Brick. That’s because I’m approaching our review of the latest custom accessories a bit differently from the reviews we’ve posted of BrickArms and BrickForge Continue reading →
HAZEL burst onto the scene with a Gears of War APC we featured less than a month ago. HAZEL’s latest batch of creations includes a set of absolutely amazing custom LEGO minifigs inspired by Gears of War 2. Tai Kaliso, Marcus Fenix, and one of the Carmine brothers are all decked out in custom armor Continue reading →
One sure way of attracting my attention to your LEGO model is making it look bigger than it is. HAZEL-Fantasy (HAZEL-頑張ります!) has created a version of the Gears of War APC that’s well-crafted, detailed, beautifully curved and small. I’m quite blown away. It’s also nice to see a model of an APC that isn’t the Continue reading →
Everybody loves Gears of War! As demonstrated above, Chuck loves Gears of War. Legohaulic loves Gears of War. Alex Peacock loves Gears of War. I love Gears of War. Hurray for Gears of War!
Legohaulic presents a sculpture of Marcus Fenix from the Xbox 360 game Gears of War. This creation has a lot going for it. In addition to being a great representation of a cool character from a cool game, Legohaulic uses pieces in some very interesting ways. Check out the tan minifig arms used for Marcus’ Continue reading →
One thing my own Gears of War characters lacked was a properly brick-built Lancer rifle. Alex Peacock corrects this situation with a great Cog armed with a Lancer of his own design: (Alex builds some great brick-only weapons — check out his rifle design, which I’ve used a couple times myself.)
Characters from the Xbox 360 game Gears of War: From left to right, Pvt. Damon Baird, Pvt. Augustus Cole, Sgt. Marcus Fenix, and Pvt. Dominic Santiago. (I’m not as happy with these four as I am with the FFIII characters or Lara Croft, but I was dying to use my new BrickArms weapons again. :D)