LEGO mashups are always an interesting affair. They can go so wrong so fast, but occasionally you’ll find a mashup build so good it even puts its famous parents to shame. Take for instance this creation by Nooroyd, who blended together two of the most popular themed month building styles — the Maschinen Krieger style from Ma.Ktoberfest and a Vic Viper from Nnovvember — to form the ultimate VV Ma.K. vehicle.
Nooroyd’s theme-blending created a stunning vessel — one with eye-catching techniques, such as the use of multiple minifigure helmets, flex tubes, and even an entire Dewback!
This crazy cool Vic Viper version by Rancorbait is chock full of sweet angles and great color blocking. The builder deftly applies some of the new angular slopes LEGO’s been producing in recent years, and the result is spectacular. I particularly love the clever use of this piece down the front of each side, which is so well integrated that I almost didn’t notice it. Overall, this ship looks like a combination of something from Tron: Legacy and LEGO’s own classic Blacktron theme.
It’s that time of the year again when Vic Vipers flood the LEGO fan communities. A good spaceship will never get old though, and Zach’s Vic Viper version looks superb. I particularly enjoy the clever placement of the fins on the sides of the cockpit, altering the shape of the visible windscreen.
This drop-dead gorgeous example of a Vic Viper is full of win. Nick V. has orchestrated something quite nice here. I love the color scheme and how the details pop from the center section. But most of all I love the use of the various blades all over this ship. It’s probably the ‘Castle’ guy in me, but it really rocks!
This ladies and gentlemen is a Vic Viper. Need I say more?
Well I suppose I should at least add that this masterpiece was built by Nate Decastro.
That is a proper job Nate!
While I certainly gravitate toward castle myself, I can’t help but admire some of the gorgeous Vic Vipers popping up lately. A couple really caught my eye. Clearly I have a thing for blue.
Solar Striker by Nick Trotta (tardisblue)
Mamushi by Jimmy (6kyubi6)
Once again Pascal (pasukaru76) worked his magic with the final Nnovvember map. This year was a very impressive turnout of 269 Vic Vipers by 133 different builders! I actually found it hard to keep up with all the amazing creations this year…I am still playing catch up in fact.
Awesome job everyone and as usual a huge thanks to Pascal! It really makes me proud to be a part of such an amazing community that continues to come together from all corners of the Earth to remember and honour the late Nate “Nnenn” Nielsen.
In contrast to the helicopter I just posted, Bartosz Kacprzyk (the oneman) has posted a Vic Viper for Novvember that’s so unusual it almost feels plausible. Those weird wings just have to be for something important.
I actually avoided featuring Nick Trotta’s (tardisblue) model over the weekend and hoped one of my cohorts would do it first…I simply didn’t know how to properly express how cool this build is! But they didn’t so I guess I can nolonger avoid it.
So instead of trying to put it into words, I will simply make note of some of the descriptive words that were posted on the photo:
Beautiful, Spectacular, Perfection, Gorgeous, Mind-blowing, Fan-freakin’-tastic, Wonderful, & Zowie!
And perhaps, Fredoichi summed it up best:
“Best of show, period!”
There are a lot of zany Vic Viper designs out there, but it is really nice to see a good ol’ classic design every now and then. Uspez Morbo has produced one such spacecraft with his BP-8272 Stealth. It is a perfect example of how you can stick close to a design while still giving it a personal twist. The colouring, sleek lines, and overall girth make this one beautiful looking starfighter…the little hits of red really make it pop for me!
Uspez is no stranger to large scale starfighters, as this wonderful trio shot showcases!
Be sure to check out the full photo set for all the details including working landing gear and smokin’ hot engines!
The last three months of every year have become quite the flurry of LEGO challenges and contests, with NoVVember swooping in right on the mechanical heels of Ma.Ktober. For those of you concerned about the proliferation of mecha and starfighters over the last few weeks, fear not! The Colossal Castle Contest will be bringing you plenty of gorgeous castles and comely medieval lasses through the end of December.
In the meantime, enjoy this rockin’ viper by Fredo. With splashes of light blue against two lovely shades of brown, plus a clone-brand cockpit, I’m sure the late, great Nnenn would be proud.
UPDATE: Overnight, Fredo also added a second awesome Vic Viper:
See all of the NoVVember entries so far in the entry thread on Flickr.
This early in the game, there has been no shortage of fabulous Vic Vipers posted for this year’s NnoVVember, but seeing Jake’s this morning had me saying “WOW”!
The top view is particularly impressive…it has such a brilliant balance of fragility and deadliness to it’s look. (perhaps a bit more on the fragility side).
Be sure to check out the full set for all the details.
After my failure of participation to Ma.Ktoberfest, I wasn’t really feeling NnoVVember…but seeing everyone’s awesome submissions these first few days has totally put me in the mood!! :D