Welcome back fight fans, to Hong Kong for a special Chinese New Year bout. What’s more fitting than a day at the races to usher in the year of the Horse?. Let’s go down for the Pre-race Paddock Inspection:
Starting at Gate 1 we have schfio with this black stallion:
In gate 9 we have Kazumi and Omar Ovalle with their brown horse already in mid stride:
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pony race by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, the architecture action was a bit lopsided like the Tower of Pisa with Patrick Bosman winning by a score of 13-6. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!
Oh and a few bonus horse links:
In Gate 2 with some lovely Chinese charactesrs: BricksBen.
In Gate 6 with the adorable Toy Story BullsEye : ArzLan.
Barney Main (SlyOwl) takes a page from the classic fairy tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears with this fantastic family portrait. There’s lots of great details in this build and some clever techniques but sometimes the simplest parts are the best. Barney changes the angles on the hotdog eyebrows just slightly enough to give each bear their own unique expression.
Disney’s latest hit Frozen has such fantastic characters–Olaf being one of them. His wish is to see summer time (and it’s DEFINITELY close to summer-time weather here in Florida). In his words, winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put him in summer and he’ll be a….happy snowman.
Joe Meno‘s brilliant Olaf took his WALL-E towel down to the beach to catch some of those rays:
You can see Joe’s process and progress in his Flickr gallery!
Pugs. You may love them or not, but you can’t deny they’re adorable in their own unique way. Marcos Bessa captures their quizzical look with shocking perfection.
Personally, I like the bow-tie version:
”We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.”
The Borg figure and bust built by Shawn Snyder aren’t about to inject nanoprobes into your bloodstream that turn you into a cyborg drone in their collective, but they definitely look the part.
This majestic rooster can often be seen sitting on fence posts, hay bales or other objects, where he crows to proclaim his territory. Hen Peril is the responsible party, and I have the feeling we haven’t seen the last of him.
When it comes to combining urban pop culture and LEGO, Alex Jones (Orion Pax) is your man. This red Yankees cap was commissioned by New Era Germany. I am sure they will be more than happy with the final results…I mean just look at that brick built MLB logo!!
More images and info on Alex’s blog.
Sometimes LEGO builders drop off the map all of a sudden. Real life priorities take over or they lose interest. If the only way you followed the stuff that Ed Diment (Lego Monster) built was via flickr, you might think that the same at happened to him. To some extent it has. Ed’s real-life priority, however, is LEGO-related: he has become a professional LEGO builder, who, together with Duncan Titmarsh, runs a company called Bright Bricks. They also built the jet engine we blogged a while ago. Today, for the first time in a long while, Ed has posted one a new model on flickr.
It is a 1/55 scale model of an Airbus A-380 airliner, commissioned by a toy shop in Heathrow Airport. I already saw pictures of this a few weeks ago, whilst visiting the Bright Bricks workshop, and have been eagerly anticipating blogging them ever since. I know from Ed that being a professional LEGO builder means often spending time building things that aren’t necessarily all that interesting as well as dealing with a lot of red tape, such as health and safety rules and planning permissions. Ed is an airplane buff, however. Back when his LEGO-building was just a hobby, he built a model of Concorde, for instance. It is no surprise then, that the Airbus was one model that he himself was looking forward to building.
The real aircraft is a bit of a blimp, but the way the difficult compound curves on the fuselage were sculpted, the way the wing profiles and engines were built and the wonderful Brick-built British Airways markings on the tail make this model a thing of beauty.
I’m ordinarily fond of making up fun titles for my posts here, but with this new creation by Nick V (Brickthing), the title of the photo beats anything I could add. Moreover, this little not is hilarious, adorable, and well built. The use of a Death Star sphere for a head is inspired, as several of the other details.
This life-sized Lego Dalek by Elephant-Knight is built in the Blacktron 2 color scheme. This ambitious project began at the start of the year and is ready for BrickCon in October. Just be careful not to get too close or you could end up on the floor like the builder’s unfortunate brother.