Jean-Phillippe Lajoie Dorval (zwiti) was inspired to build this can by the comic book “Les cercles du pouvoir,” which also inspired the film, The Fifth Element. It looks like they didn’t change the style much for the movie, because this is a great likeness of the cabs in the movie. It looks accurate right down to a door with a hinge on top.
Nathaniel Brill (aka Shuppiluliumas) puts the new Friends line to great use with his delightfully retro scouting plane for Mia, complete with nose art and an adorable sidekick aviator hedgehog. The plane itself is quite a nice build, and the concept is great fun.
Moritz Nolting (nolnet) puts the dragon’s head from the new NinjaGo set 2509 Earth Dragon Defense to excellent use with this funny-looking fighter plane — an entry in Dan’s Put Your Brick Where Your Mouth Is contest.
The toothy grin on the nose is evocative of paint schemes sported by Allied World War II squadrons flying the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, but the addition of troll arms makes this a hilariously whimsical aircraft.
What I like the most about Chrispockst’s Sand Baron flying wing is that he went out of his way to use all kinds of what he calls “un-useful/unusual parts” that work well together to make this thing look like a chunky behemoth.
I especially love the huge off-angle engines around the low sleek cockpit.
I’ve long been a fan of the Sky-Fi genre (or as we called it years ago, Crimson Skies). However, I’ve never quite managed to build anything in that vein. That is, until now, with this little flying scout.
I think I may have been a little bit inspired by Kiki’s Delivery service, it would certainly explain my choice of pilot. Combine that with a World War II technology vibe, I was thinking of a motorcycle, and you have The Magpie. The introduction of official LEGO RAF stickers was the final bit of inspiration I needed to get building.
We really could blog pretty much every impossible plane that Jon Hall builds, but some of them do fall through the cracks. Thankfully, I didn’t miss this lovely fighter in red.
It’s also interesting to see what kind of process builders use to develop their ideas. Jon sketches many of his designs beforehand, and he’s shared some of those sketches on Flickr.
I was stunned when I came across this photo in Cole Blaq‘s flickr stream. The colors in the thumbnail seemed so intense that I had to take a closer look. I have to admit, I never thought I’d see someone use those tentacles for anything other than tentacles.
Air trucks are the 18-wheelers of the sky (we count the thrusters instead of wheels). This air truck by Ragsnarock has both functional details and an interior. There’s even several animated gifs showing off the features.