Bricks by the Bay and the steampunk Nova Albion exhibition happened at the same time and the same place last month, so Iain Heath (Ochre Jelly) and Guy Himber (V&A Steamworks) took advantage of this massive convergence of geekiness to dress for the occasion. Naturally, Iain followed that up with LEGO versions of himself and Continue reading →
LEGO Miniland models on The Brothers Brick | Page 2
“Miniland” is the name of the area at LEGOLAND theme parks where master model builders have created landmarks and cityscapes. Built at a scale about twice as large as the size of models built for minifigs, the building style is also popular with LEGO fans who aren’t professional model builders themselves.
This time last year we were collectively preparing to worship LEGO Hawking, courtesy of Iain Heath. Now, the venerable Mr. Hawking is nothing but a prisoner of those damn dirty apes. I don’t trust Iain with my heroes of character anymore. What’s next, Iain? Will you turn Quorra into a Justin Bieber fan? Will you, Continue reading →
Ezra B. has shared this nightmare, and now I pass it along. Sleep well tonight…
Tommy Williamson, I salute you. These Miniland figures from Pirates of the Caribbean include an amazing level of detail. Jack Sparrow is nice, but Captain Barbossa is awesome.
LUGNUTS is currently running an interesting monthly challenge and Peter Blackert (lego911) has more than risen to it. His ’55 Chevreolet Cameo appears to have all the little details just in the right spot. I’m sure Don McLean would appreciate it.
And while my interest in vehicles waxes and wanes, Peter Blackert (lego911) brings us an extremely steady supply of cars. But I don’t think I’ve seen him make the same car at four scales before. My own bias shows through in my love for his tiniest Bugatti Veyron 16.4.
Peter Blackert (lego911) builds fantastic vehicles out of brick. This is simply a fact. His latest creation brings us back to the Roarin’ 20s with a brilliantly executed Ford Model A (1927) Deluxe Coupe ‘Grandfather’ design. More photos, including his mini-land scale Grandma and Grandpa, are found in his USA Holiday 2010 set.
It’s no secret I love pre-WWI cars so Peter Blackert (lego911) was always going to please me with this one. But his pleasing went beyond what it could have been due to his excellent modelling. A fabulous demonstration of what can be done at this larger than minifig scale.
Alexander Alekseev just posted this farmer and I was stuck by the simplicity. This scene is just about perfect, so I’ll bow out and I’ll let it speak for itself.
This sand-packed beach jalopy is far out. Paul Hetherington based it on the cover of the Beach Boys first album, Surfin’ Safari, and he nailed it. While this is a slighty older creation, it is a lovely job and in Miniland scale too!
Ed Diment (Lego Monster) brings us an aircraft of a more terrestrial variety in his Red Bull Air Racer. The larger 1:22 scale allows some nice extra details and a smoother profile.
Patrick (Jason son) has given us an excellent rendition of Mad Max’s car. I’m not certain of how common this car ever was as a police interceptor in Australia, but I like to think that they’re running around all over the place. Remember, two men enter, one man leaves.
As we’ve held off blogging for the last week to celebrate the late nnenn’s work I’m sure we all have a backlog of stuff to post. So please excuse the high density of cool LEGO models on your screen. Dave Shaddix’s March Out Of The Darkness may be a work-in-progress but this photo is certainly Continue reading →
One of the cool things about the LEGO hobby is that it brings together people from various backgrounds and professions. Tommy Williamson (GeekyTom) works for CafeFX as an effects artist, and supervised the 3D-ification of Alice in Wonderland. Naturally, Tommy built some of the characters from the movie to commemorate its release: Johnny Depp makes Continue reading →
Arkov continues his series of Orange Box LEGO creations with Dog from Half-Life 2: Why yes, it is Miniland scale.