Vimal Patel’s (vmln8r) Lego monster truck does all that a monster truck can do, including jumping the shark, crashing through brick walls, and smashing cars.
Matija Grguric takes us back to the Wild West with this fun carnival scene. But the crown jewel of this diorama isn’t the crowded carnival atmosphere, the bank robbers or the western buildings, though all of those are very nice. What really makes it stand out is the fact that it is powered. Who doesn’t like motorized dancing girls?
Tyler and I are proud to present our second collaborative display called Oasis, built for Brickworld 2011. This 5′ X 7′ project was completed from April to June and contains approximately 25,000 pieces. It was inspired by the idea of a spinning wheel towering above a pool of moving water. The story goes that long after the humans have abandoned their planet and consumed its resources, the robots left behind have created a new paradise from the desert. You can learn more about the backstory by following our teasers.
Like our previous collaboration, Containment, Oasis also features lights, motion, and music. Enjoy the video.
Yet again we should thank our Technic guest blogger Peer Kreuger (mahjqa) for this one.
If you’re interested in technic, you should know about Sariel. He’s a very productive builder, who takes his time to document his building process and share his techniques. He’s also equally proficient at both system and technic building. So if we’re talking about lots of functionality crammed inside a single unit, it’s probably best to mention his latest creation:
The complete story (and it’s a big one) can be read here. And if you want to see it all at work, better check this out:
Sure, the video takes it’s sweet time, and we’ve seen the
Black CatTroll Assault Wagon before. Still, this is a worthy upgrade and a magnificent build.
EDIT: As Paul mentions below this is not actually based on the Black Cat, it’s based on the Troll Assault Wagon. Or at least that’s how I read his comment ;)
The Motorized Lego group on Flickr is hosting a contest for sci-fi creations that feature motorized components. The contest starts now and runs until April 1st. You can win custom trophies that include their own playable functions. Now that’s awesome.
A commuter bus seems like a pretty good summary of the last few months of my life, except this working articulated bus by Vibor Cavor (Veeborg) is so much cooler than anything I’ve been riding.
So worth checking out the rest of his photoset of this bus since he goes into such detail about the interior workings. The doors open and everything.
There’s much more to this Juggernaut than meets the eye. Max Yang (Artifex Creation) built this Turbo Tank with remote-controlled driving and steering, along with other RC mechanisms such as clip-fed guns and missiles. It’s even outfitted with custom-designed flashing lights. You can see all these features in the Youtube video below.
Thanks for the tip, Masked Builder!
Paul (Sariel) of LUGPol completed an accurate and functional model of the Leopard 2 German tank. According to former Armor Officer Brad Edmondson who sent me the link, this is “by far the best representation of a Leopard2 tank in Lego yet.” You can check out the video of the model in action on Youtube.
As best stated by the builder, Huib Versteeg (spacie 11), “this monstrosity will either blast the enemy into a trillion bits or devour it. And if it doesn’t do either of those, well, then it’s malfunctioning and should be disintegrated.”
Did I mention it actually walks?