The first LEGO creation that Jon Hall has posted to Flickr is a LEGO version of the ornithopter, or “flaptter”, from the Miyazaki film Laputa: Castle in the Sky: I love the shape, and the use of the clear canopies as wings is excellent. Thanks for the tip, Horace Cheng! Don’t miss Horace’s own Laputa Continue reading →
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Howl’s Moving Castle is easily my favorite Miyazaki film of the last 10 years or so. I never imagined the enormous castle could be shrunk down to microscale, but Horace Cheng does it with detail to spare.
A new creation by Mike Psiaki (Brickshelf) is nice to see, but when that new creation is a Savoia S-21 seaplane inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso, well, it’s that much more awesome. Previously on The Brothers Brick: Savoia S-21 Seaplace from Porco Rosso by Uspez Morbo
I didn’t think that Horace Cheng could improve on the wonderful flaptters (from Hayao Miyazaki’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky) we featured here a couple of years ago, but Horace proves me wrong with a “version 2″: Though I kind of miss the grill, the overall shape is much better, and the chain works rather Continue reading →
What better way to wrap up today’s green-themed posts with a character inspired by Hayao Miyazaki, whose movies remind us how beautiful and fragile this world is. Here’s a great little Totoro by Kevin Guoh (Flickr): The leaf on his head makes this LEGO Totoro adorably perfect.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso never saw theatrical release here in the United States, and since it was released after I left Japan, I had to wait 13 years to see it (when it was released on DVD in 2005). The movie was worth the wait, and I just love Uspez Morbo‘s interpretation of protagonist Porco Continue reading →
Future Boy Conan was an animated Japanese TV show in the late 1970s that helped solidify the reputations of renowned Studio Ghibli animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Luís Baixinho has created a beautiful plane inspired by the Falco in the TV series: I’d love to see Luís’ take on the gunship from Nausicaä of Continue reading →
Regular readers of The Brothers Brick probably know by now that my favorite movies by Hayao Miyazaki (maybe of all time) are the ones he released in the 80′s, including Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind and Laputa: Castle in the Sky. I’ve certainly enjoyed his more recent releases, such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Continue reading →
Danny Rice presents a wonderful little ohmu from Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind:
Most readers probably know by now that my favorite anime director is Hayao Miyazaki. It should be no surprise that I’ll pretty much blog anything Miyazaki-related. First up, here’s pero’s small round Totoro, or “Totoroll”: Next, Poizunn-05′s Cat Bus: Finally, no post of My Neighbor Totoro LEGO creations would be complete without Todd Kubo’s ginormous Continue reading →
First, the video: Dave DeGobbi of Burnaby, B.C., Canada attended NWBrickCon 2006 over this past weekend, and stole the show (well, at least the steampunk section) with his Goliath airship: Naturally, the Goliath won the Best Steampunk prize for the show! Inspired by my favorite movie of all time, Hayao Miyazaki’s Laputa: Castle in the Continue reading →
Try as I might, I can’t think of a better way to build Princess Mononoke minifigs than the way Moko did. With San and Ashitaka out of our reach, the rest of us mere mortals are stuck building minor characters, as Andrew Horvatits does: Add to Del.icio.us | Digg It | Furl It Technorati tags: Continue reading →
Horace Cheng continues his series of creations inspired by Hayao Miyazaki movies with princess Nausicaä’s “mehve” (or “möwe,” which means “seagull” in German), from the 1984 film Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind (click for gallery): Horace also puts a beast from Star Wars to good use as a “bird-horse”: Add to Del.icio.us | Digg Continue reading →
Horace Cheng puts his Laputa minifigs and flappters to excellent use in his first vignette (via VignetteBricks): Add to Del.icio.us | Digg It | Furl It Technorati tags: LEGO Vignettes Steampunk Anime Hayao Miyazaki Laputa Flappter Horace Cheng Brickshelf
Inspired by anime director Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Horace Cheng presents a great set of “flappters” with excellent minifig passengers: Horace has a fleet of four flappters, so be sure to check out the gallery to see them flying in formation! And here’s the crew of the air-pirate zeppelin Tigermoth (inspiration Continue reading →