Check out this fantastic Piper Super Cub by Norweasel. The overall shaping is lovely, and there’s some smart parts usage going on—particularly the use of “useless” rubber spike pieces for the tail of the floats. I’m not 100% convinced by the swords as props, but that’s a small grumble at an otherwise excellent model.
And to top it all, the builder has posted a detailed breakdown of how the model is built so you can have a go yourself.
Sometimes LEGO construction workers need to move large amounts of soil and dirt during the early stages of a new project, but fear not, Devid VII has built a lovely yellow excavator to do the job. This tracked vehicle is well shaped and sized for it’s minifigure operators. I particularly like the fact that it is completely built in bricks rather than utilising one of the ‘scoop’ moulds from the LEGO construction sets.
Those strings and pulleys on the excavator arm are not just for show — Devid has made his excavator functional. It just needs to find some soil to excavate now.
With awesomely aggressive styling, this Kawasaki Vulcan bike by André Pinto was inspired by the work of custom motorcycle shop Oficina MRS. The bright green tank and panels give this bike a jolt of energy, and the custom chrome pieces kick that up even more.
This fantastic Kh-1 Vulture, built by BobDeQuatre, belongs to Star Wars-inspired bounty hunter and assassin Kapan Ming. This thrusty beast is heavily armed with its two medium blasters and three linked heavy laser cannons. This craft is aesthetically pleasing; in particular, the shaping of the hull and angular wings. Not only does this starfighter have a rotating cockpit, but the three laser cannons can be adjusted to either concentrate their firepower or fire at selected targets. Phwoar.
The Kh-1 Vulture also features retractable landing gears which can be seen in touch down position in this alternative view. The adjustable cannons are also in a different position. I assume this is the resting position as the cockpit is empty and a moody looking Kapan Ming is standing outside his ship, armed and ready.
A fresh take on the speederbike with these Arctic-themed creations from Ted Andes. These little guys have a cracking color-scheme and functional-looking greebley bits. I want to scoot these guys around my desk at work and make swooshing noises.
And if flying speederbikes aren’t cool enough for you then why not try them out in ski mode?
Whilst we all love a spaceship or a castle, sometimes LEGO building is at its very best when it’s used for scale modelling. This fabulous Volkswagen delivery truck in ESSO livery from Andrea Lattanzio is a great example. The shaping on this is excellent and I love the canvas over the truck bed.
The killer detail on this model has to be the stitching around the unrolled canvas. Brilliant stuff.
As this unfortunate little French chef has discovered, a female behind the wheel can be a scary experience especially when she is after your croissant! Gabriele Zannotti is skilled at bringing virtual LEGO creations to life and this time he has worked his digital rendering magic on a Citroën 2CV Mecabricks project by actioncharles. This Citroën 2CV is a lovely little build, but the rendering really raises it up a level with lights, action, movement and… glass refraction!
Gabriele has been featured here before for his rendering work. We covered his excellent M.C. Escher’s “Hand with Reflecting Sphere” last year. How do you feel about TBB featuring rendered work as well as ‘in the brick’ creations?
I may be a bit biased here, considering 1) Halo 3 is my all time favorite video game, and 2) these two vehicles are my top favorites in the series, but these vehicles by BrickTechStudios are pretty darn good builds. First up, the Hornet — a single pilot VTOL. Olive green is a great choice, perhaps the most accurate fit to the green of most human vehicles in Halo 3. This color is limited in parts selection currently, but looks like it wasn’t an issue here! Great parts choice all around make this Hornet instantly recognizable by any Halo fan.
Next we have the Brute Chopper. All Halo vehicles can run over players on foot, but the Chopper can also run over other vehicles! The Chopper, and the Brute aesthetic in general, is comprised of metal plating, taped/strapped components, and oversized blades. The builder uses light gray, brown, and flat silver pieces to distinguish each of these design elements. I like the prominence of the vehicle-shredding tusks in front.
See more LEGO Halo on BrickTechStudios’s Flickr.
Whether it ends with zombies or mutants, we all know that getting around during the end of humanity is going to be a matter of literal life and death. So why not get around the apocalypse with style? Stephan Johnson has cobbled together a gorgeously rough wasteland rider, complete with all the necessary rust, mismatched mechanics, and accompanying bat with spikes to make any doomsday scenario exciting. Now all we need is some sort of epic chase scene with some demons flying overhead and we’re ready to go!
Fabulous microscale F1 cars on show from BrickMonkey. Really nice close-up photography makes these models pop on their starting grid, and the use of the silver hub wheels and grille slopes adds some lovely depth of texture. But the killer parts usage? That upside-down handle piece as a rear spoiler. Excellent work.
I’m a bit taken aback by this car, called “Soapbox” by builder Vince Toulouse. Although known to be a talented builder (check out past builds featured on The Brothers Brick), this one is most definitely my favourite.
From the tubular main body, to the spindly pinions and the elongated exhaust pipes, it’s flawless on a macro level. As you zoom in you notice great little touches like the plume hood ornament, and the interior is just as pretty.