Sometimes people (myself included) forget that there is no air in space… so why is it spaceships always have to be so streamlined and sleek? So it’s refreshing to see Nick Trotta’s (tardisblue) latest wonder of a star fighter. It’s big, it’s beefy, and frankly it’s #awesome with a capital #.
The details are just jam packed. The techniques are phenomenal. There are things done on this fighter I have no clue how he did it… and I’m not the only one that is stumped with his build. Which is why Nick takes the unfathomably amazing step to teach us exactly how it’s done by posting a build video:
This latest creation by Karf Oohlu (Cthulhu for World President) really caught my eye this morning. The flying red ball concept is amusing, and reminds me of an anime or two. Add in the addition of hair to the alien minifig, and you’ve really got a winner.
Tommy Williamson (GeekyTom) built some scenes for the Lego Adventure Book Vol. 2 featuring space creations by Peter Reid. These skillfully staged shots can all be seen in the book, check out more on the Flickr.
There’s something appealing about the contrast of cool blue buildings against the hot lava river in this diorama by Michał Kaźmierczak. I really like the texture of the lava that gives it a glowing look without using any lights. There’s plenty more to see in the gallery on MOCpages.
This microscale space colony by torerik has all the features of a sci-fi base including, radars, a space crane, an eco-dome, and of course a giant spaceship. The layout covers 10 large grey baseplates and was built over a course of 10 months. Check out more details of the diorama on Flickr.
Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another round of Friday Night Fights! Tonight we end Rover month with a battle of two of the most realistic space buggies. Let’s go to the tale of the tape.
In the Mars corner we have Kosmas Santosa and his Space Exploration Rover:
In the Moon corner we have _Tiler(Calin) and his Lunar Rover:
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this bout by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, the Mecha Match, Lu Sim’s brute beat out Tim’s bot by a 10-7 margin. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!
How many of you saw the LEGO movie? All of you? Excellent. Did you hear they’re doing a sequel, due in 2017? That’s pretty fantastic news to me. I’d love to go back to that world.
Art of the Title gives a really insightful walk-through of the process creating the end-credits, with all of those excellent micro-scale worlds. If you need a reminder of how awesome it really is, their article has it for you to watch and pause whenever you’d like. The article doesn’t name any fans by name, though you may recognize a couple of builds, like Bruce Lowell‘s cow skull and hot dog.
Which of the end-credit builds was your favorite?
I don’t know about you, but I’m not not a big fan of laundry … but Wami Delthorn shows us a wonderful glimpse in the future where I won’t have to do laundry…
While laundry is boring, Wami’s build is anything but. It’s chock full of wonderful details that begs the viewer to take a second look at just how beautifully built this scene really is… such as the interior of the washer, the sink, and my personal favorite – the grouting on the floor.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This oft-quoted nugget from Arthur C. Clarke is perfectly embodied in this otherworldly model by Nick V. (Brickthing). It’s not often that I’m blown away by the aesthetics of a spacecraft, but Nick is one of the best builders in the community, and has been tearing it up of late. This model, an alien “deity” worshipped by ancient humanity, à la Stargate, is a study in excellence.
To avoid making every other post here on Brothers Brick one of Nick’s new models, I’m also going to point out this stunning bonsai tree.
I’ve been avoiding blogging this for days now, as I expected one of the space bloggers to pick this up, but I can’t let it go by… I’m not exactly sure what dirt Gold Member has on Ryan Wood (Lights), but it has to be something juicy to make Ryan build this for him:
The curved bits wrapped around the ‘yolk’ is just fantastic, and just enough greeble to satisfy the eye. And of course probably the best use of stretcher I’ve seen (look closely!).