The repetitive parts use to create Merida’s iconic hair is rather ingenious. Not to mention, the bow design as well.
Blake Baer has build us a very nice model of the fish tank and the gang from the Pixar movie Finding Nemo. This creation was build for the yearly competition over at MOCpages called MocOlympics. Join the group over at MOCpages and enjoy all the nice creations there will surely be built for this occasion.
There are too many fantastic entries this month into LUGNut‘s Cars, Too theme, so I do believe I’m just going to list my favorites here, in no particular order. We are, after all, big fans of all things Pixar here at this humble blog.
So! Onto the cars.
Tim Inman, with Giselle Grocery Getter:
Peter Blackert, with Ramone:
Peter Blackert, with Ramone’s sister, Coral:
Nathan Proudlove, with a LEGO Chatterphone (While not in Cars, necessarily, this one DOES figure into another Pixar favorite!):
Though The Brothers Brick couldn’t make it to New York this year for Toy Fair, our friends over at FBTB attended both the press event and the full show, to bring everyone great pictures of new and upcoming LEGO sets.
A few quick highlights…
LEGO Star Wars returns to Episode I: The Phantom Menace with a number of new sets that refresh designs from 10 or more years ago, including podracers and Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator.
LEGO expands its Disney/Pixar line with a System-scale Cars theme.
I’m personally most intrigued by the new Alien Conquest theme, which, if it’s anything like Agents or NinjaGo, has serious potential to be rather awesome. (Xenophobic blah blah blah. I’ll apologize on behalf of humanity when the little green men show up at my front door.)
Check out all of the different themes on FBTB.net.
Matt De Lanoy (Pepa Quin) built Andy’s room in minifig scale – Toy Story minifig scale that is. Thus it’s quite a large display at 30″X30″. If you’re in Chicago, you can see this creation debut at NILTC’s Christmas Show on December 11-12.
Meanwhile, you should check out the gallery of photos on Flickr, which includes details such as the Buzz Lightyear mosaic and the setup.
This giant Buzz goes to infinity and beyond.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Actually this giant Buzz, by Johnny Tang is very well done. The articulation,
the sand-green highlights, the square-jawed chin. The green army men are just icing on the cake. Woody doesn’t stand a chance against this space toy!
Edit: I posted this earlier and missed the fact that much of the sand-green and lime green is MegaBloks. There may be other MegaBloks that I have missed as well. What is your opinion of creations that use clone brands? Personally, I feel the accomplishment is cheapened. What are your thoughts?
Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will be out in movie theaters in a few weeks, but the LEGO Toy Story 3 are available now from the LEGO Shop online.
7597 Western Train Chase includes Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Bullseye the horse, Rex the T-Rex, and Hamm the piggy bank.
Some of the Toy Story sets look like pretty good LEGO City sets, including a pizza truck and a garbage truck:
All five LEGO Toy Story 3 sets are available on LEGO.com.
The weekly LEGO news roundups we started to do proved to be too time-consuming, but this past month has been a busy one, and you may have missed a few things. Without further ado, in case you missed it…
- New product info, releases, and reviews:
- 10211 Grand Emporium will be released on March 1
- First pics of LEGO Star Wars magnets and Vintage Minifigure Collection Vol. 5
- First pics of August 2010 LEGO Star Wars sets
- Why I love Christoph Niemann’s I LEGO N.Y.
- LEGO Harry Potter license extended and first pics of fall LEGO Harry Potter sets revealed
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars video game announced
- Canadian Toy Fair preempts NY Toy Fair, reveals LEGO Pixar, Kingdoms, World Racers, etc.
- The Window to the Community program comes to an end
- LEGO creation highlights:
- Paul Yperman builds a 30,000-piece Droid Control Ship
- Dave DeGobbi’s Crawler Town takes the Web by storm
- Cole Blaq’s Water Dragon rears its beautiful head
- 12-second MINDSTORMS Rubik’s Cube solver
- The Primopoc bandwagon gets rolling
- Lenticular LEGO mosaic by Chris Doyle
- Ed Diment’s Turok beast from Avatar
- Joe Meno’s LEGO iPad
- LEGO releases The Adventures of Clutch Powers
- Begun, the flame wars have:
- AFOL: A Blocumentary
- California LEGO fan’s collection stolen and then partially recovered
- LEGO Universe Beta sign-ups open
- Bricks Adventure event happens in Hong Kong
See what I mean? A busy month indeed.