Tag Archives: Vignette

Vignettes are like the haiku of the LEGO world. Usually built on a base 8 studs wide by 8 studs deep, vignettes show a little scene or a moment in time. But like written poetry, there’s plenty of variation on the basic theme.

Oh no, not again

“Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now.”

If this means nothing to you, then you’ll probably not get what this vignette by Stefan Schindler (Brainbikerider) is all about.

The Sperm Whale and the bowl of Petunias

If you don’t get it, I suggest you get your sorry behind to the bookshop (or log on to your favourite on-line bookseller) and finally get yourself your own copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. What kind of nerd are you?! Seriously. Be ashamed.

I often try to find things to blog by people who haven’t had their MOCs featured on TBB before, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to pass up the opportunity to blog a model dedicated to one of my favourite books. I love the simple but very effective way in which the scene suggests motion by having stripes in the background and it could be just me, but I think the sperm whale actually looks a bit surprised.

How the Face of Boe saved the Doctor, Martha, and New New York

Well, I won’t actually tell you — you’ll have to watch the show — but Thorsten Bonsch (Xenomurphy) has continued his series of scenes celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with two scenes from the 2007 episode “Gridlock”.

First, Thorsten has recreated the incredible scene in which the Doctor and Martha encounter the world’s largest traffic jam:

50 years of Doctor Who – 02. Gridlock

But my favorite of Thorsten’s scenes so far is from the end of the same episode, in which the Doctor has an important encounter with the Face of Boe:

50 years of Doctor Who – 03. Gridlock

“We spared no expense.”

John Hammond would no doubt approve of this Jurassic Park vignette by Combee! who makes his first appearance on TBB. This build really captures the scene by reducing it to only the most essential elements. Also, the floating Hammond-head is a little creepy and it looks to me as if he’s about to consume the baby raptor. It is probably a good thing the builder chose not to use Dr. Sattler’s face, I’m not sure that her expression can be captured with LEGO.

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Chanukah at the Cooperman house

Hillel Cooperman over at BrickPOP has built a lovely vignette of his family in their living room on Chanukah (which starts this evening at sunset).

LEGO Chanukah vignette

Hillel says, “Some details include presents, our three cats, all five family members, the menorah, the lit shamash (the candle you light the other candles with), soufganiot (jelly donuts – a holiday tradition), and a lit fire (thank you light brick). Enjoy!”