Gordon: I just like to remind people he’s out there.
Grantmasters reminds us sometimes the most obvious use of a piece, in this case the Batman symbol as … well… the Bat-signal can be the most brilliant. Not to take away from his gorgeous micro Gotham, packed with fantastic details and techniques, or the lovely cloud cover with some really unique pieces usages … but that use of that single Bat-piece with two trans-neon-green antenna just transforms this build and evokes so much emotion and awesomeness!
We recently received a copy of LEGO’s exclusive addition to their Superhero line, The Tumbler. Official piece count is listed as 1869 elements. The actual model measures nearly 16 inches long, over 9 inches wide, over 5 inches high and weighs in at just over 4 and half pounds. The thing is huge! It currently retails at 199.99 USD.
– It is very accurate to the original vehicle. The details, inside and out, are very good. The cockpit area is full of minute detail and the stickers really make the control panels come alive. The used of wedge plates, tiles, hinges, bar connections and ball joints work really well together to create the unique shape which is crucial to the Tumbler.
– There are lots of good parts and a fair number of fairly unique pieces. The huge rear wheels are cool and the two front wheels are currently only available in this set, I believe.
– The build is challenging and the there are some unusual techniques that were used to achieve the proper angles.
– It is a very good-looking model…quite an eye-catcher actually.
Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another round of Friday Night Fights. Tonight we go big with my favorite superhero: Batman! Coincidentally these two opponents both won the Batman 75th Anniversary contest for BrickFair VA and BrickWorld Chicago, but who will win in the Big Batman Showdown? Let’s go to the tale of the tape.
In the white we have Maddison Stapleton (SunlitEquinox) and her Adam West Batman:
In the black corner we have Tim Lydy (Julius No) with his life-size version of the villain Scarface:
As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding, by way of comment, which of these Big Batman will win the battle. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, Mini Mecha, Jonas won 10-2. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!
While Tyler and Bruce’s Guardians of the Galaxy builds were pretty great, I think I would be remiss not to share this great take of Peter Quill by Micah Berkoff (Arkov):
Doubly impressive is the seamless integration of Bionoicle pieces and regular LEGO blocks.
Now I think I should go see the movie and see what all the fuss is about.
I got a nice chuckle from this scene by Outer Rim Emperor. It doesn’t hurt that it’s well built, in addition to containing a little joke. In particular, the speed streak behind The Flash really caught my eye (and in fact drew me in past the thumbnail to see the rest).
Every year LEGO does free giveaways of various exclusive items at the San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27), and one of the items they’re giving away this year is a fantastic 24 page Batman/Justice League retro-design comic drawn by Brothers Brick alumnus Paul Lee, an excellent builder by night and highly talented comic artist by day. This edition compiles the comics that have been appearing in the LEGO Club Magazine all year. Paul and Rachel Lareau, the comic’s writer, will be at the LEGO booth Saturday from 5-6pm to sign copies.
When the neo-Nazi super-secret evil organization Hydra needs to get the drop on Captain America, they might almost have a fighting chance if they use this sweet mech by Eric Druon (Baronsat).
This comic book backdrop by Thorsten Bonch (Xenomurphy) is an impressive exercise in scale, using the large-font logo of the infamous fictional tabloid as the setting for two lesser-known characters from the Spider-Man franchise to duke it out.
Pate-keetongu has masterfully created Edward Blake, aka the manic Comedian from Allan Moore’s graphic novel Watchmen. The Comedian was a rough, fatalistic superhero, and that character shows through in the model. You can read more about it at Pate’s own blog.