Paul Vermeesch makes his 4th appearance of 2013 on the Brother-Ship with this outstanding microscale castle creation. In the spirit of Paul’s economical style, I will keep my ramblings to a minimum and let you soak in all the micro greatness.
Proving once again that my brain doesn’t work like his, Pierre E Fieschi‘s latest large-scale microspace ship incorporates so many realistic bits and bobbles that the mind just boggles.
Pierre’s usual attention to detail encapsulates four large spheres (notoriously difficult to work with EDIT: And notoriously not LEGO, in this particular case…), three of which represent research biodomes. It’s been several months since Pierre posted his last large model, so I was very pleased to see this come through in my feed today.
The angled shapes are lovely, especially where sections of the ships connect to each other. As always, judicious use of Exo-Force stickers and small spots of color can really make a model pop. Erik says his ships were inspired by ones in Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
Like many of you, I have a weakness for all things VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing): jet-packs, fighters, helicopters or spaceships etc. Pascal (pasukaru76) feeds my need for vertical speed with his latest microscale wonder the Anaconda Stealth VTOL. I didn’t know rotary engines were capable of stealthy locomotion, but maybe it has “whisper mode” technology like the chopper in T.V.’s Airwolf.
Ralph, if you’re reading this buddy, you really need to take a crack at Airwolf. Strinfellow Hawke demands it!
Guy H. (V&A Steamworks) built this beauty, which heavily employs aftermarket parts. It’s a gorgeous piece of art, and a terrific Eastern take on the usually European steampunk theme, but it does cause me to wonder: just how much of a model can be aftermarket parts before it stops being a “LEGO creation”? Whatever you decide, I hope Guy builds more stuff like this.
We’ve seen plenty of LEGO models inspired by the Alien universe over the years, including some lovely Ripley and xenomorph minifigs by Tyler (Legohaulic) back in 2008. Tyler’s latest LEGO upload takes him back to LV-426, this time in microscale, and with a bit more firepower.
Tyler’s APC fits inside his UD-4L Cheyenne Utility Dropship:
But look at that adorable power-loader and alien Queen!
Thomas used four base modules to assemble this cluster of gorgeous tan skyscrapers. (I’m including some pretty tall pictures in this post so you can get a sense of the sheer height of Thomas’s LEGO buildings.)
This neighborhood of townhouses includes some lush backyards and lovely mottled brickwork.
The antenna atop N. Nielson Center first drew my attention, but scroll down for a wonderful tribute to a great builder.
See dozens more photos on Flickr.
Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another concussive edition of Friday Night Fights! Tonight’s bout has all the makings of a barn-burner between two up and coming fighters in the hotly contested Super Flyweight Division. Let’s go to the tale of the tape:
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, Tokyo madman Ryuhei Kawai just barely squeaked by his opponent to the tune of a 4-3 victory. Sorry Taz, you can’t vote for yourself in this arena.
Oh, and now for the boilerplate: these are both MFZ models, for the MFZ game. Promotion-promotion, yadda-yadda-yadda.
I don’t always go in for renderings of LEGO models, as I often find them lacking compared to real photographs of brick-built creations, but these renders by the fantastically-named Awesome O’saurus are terrific. Over the past few months, he’s been slowly churning out some lovely microscale spaceships in the hard sci-fi vein. Here are his latest two, the Sumerset, a patrol ship, and the larger Kettler, a colony ship.
Its itty-bitty size and sheer level of cute should not detract from the seriousness of space. Right? Or something like that.
This micro-battle by Filip Soukup (FilipS™) is all sorts of eye-catching. It’s instantly recognizable.