What’s interesting about many of the entries for the Ma.K Starfighter Contest is that many builders profess a prior unfamiliarity with the source material. As Shannon Sproule says, “It’s always good to widen one’s library of inspiration.”
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The Ma.K starfighter contest continues to draw out excellent entries. Ted Andes dives in with his “Hammerhead” fighter, which features a cool custom sticker and can indeed fit a fig in its cockpit. I also really like his “true” Ma.K hardsuit, which uses wrenches/clips as an ammo chain:
The Ma.K starfighter contest is yielding some amazing entries. Even though we can’t feature them all, a few stand out that we don’t want our readers to miss. While Fredoichi‘s entry might not do especially well at high speeds in an atmosphere, his airplane doors at odd angles, minifig helmets as vents, and every curvy Continue reading →
It took me a few seconds to recognize a Lego part on Adrian Florea‘s newest creation. Either I’m a noob or Adrian used some really obscure pieces to good effect. The only non-purist element is a painted canopy.
I tend to avoid blogging competition entries of things I’m judging to keep my favourites secret until the contest ends (Oct. 1 in this case). Luckily Tim Zarki (spook) claims he’s unable to make a starfighter so has built a non-contest mecha. I
TR Brownridge (.Tromas) has posted another inspiration model for the MaK Starfighter Contest. It’s great to see a classic MaK hardsuit, and this one has some lovely details — not least of which the sticker/decal use. Notice in particular the thin warning stripe below the floodlight on the front.
TR Brownridge (.Tromas) is organising a starfighter contest based on Maschinen Krieger (MaK). Since my love of MaK is far from secret I encourage everyone to give it a go. To get to the important details first: it runs from August 1, 2011 – October 1, 2011 in the Starfighters Group so head over there Continue reading →
Adrian Florea has managed to sneak away from work long enough to share this excellent creation with us. I’m not sure if it’s based on an actual Maschinen Krieger model, but it certainly fits that style. It’s a tough style to render in the brick, and this is a great job.
Long-time readers of this blog should know by now that I’m a sucker for small adorable things. Tim Zarki isn’t helping my addiction by posting this cute little hardsuit inspired by Maschinen Krieger (often abbreviated Ma. K. or MaK): That’s a Technic figure helmet. I may just have to dig mine out of my “useless” Continue reading →
It’s been a little while since we’ve featured a hardsuit inspired by Maschinen Krieger (or Ma.K) — a series of plastic models designed by Kow Yokoyama in the mid 1980′s. Here’s a nice one by Tim Zarki:
lego2000/m20xr has designed a hardsuit reminiscent of Maschinen Krieger, and it’s really rather cool. Here it is with an “optional 75 mm chain gun”:
Back in July I blogged Tim Gould’s LDraw version of a “Maschinen Krieger UDK38 Schenkel.” Now, Tim has posted pictures of his design in real bricks, complete with a nice diorama to showcase it: Add to Del.icio.us | Digg It | Furl It Technorati tags: LEGO Mecha Kow Yokoyama Maschinen Krieger Ma.K. Kow Yokoyama Tim Continue reading →
MisterZumbi is at it again. I’ll leave a couple things for the other guys, but let’s kick this off with Mr. Z’s real-life version of Tim Gould’s Maschinen Krieger SAFS: Plus several funny new minifigs, including Albert Einstein and a one-eyed, mad professor: Add to Del.icio.us | Digg It | Furl It Technorati tags: LEGO Continue reading →
Virtual LEGO? Meh. While I understand that finessing the software can be a challenge, it seems a bit like cheating. (Unlimited parts? In any color you want? C’mon!) Well, that’s what I usually think, but Tim Gould — who mainly uses LDraw — actually makes virtual LEGO interesting. Here’s Tim’s UDK38 Schenkel, inspired by Japanese Continue reading →