Summer’s getting hot, and so is the Eurobricks Spaghetti Western Competition. If you’re in the mood of building western themed creations, check out the rules and see how you can enter and claim your share of 450 Euros in prizes. The deadline of this contest is September 10, 2011.
LEGO Western models on The Brothers Brick | Page 2
LEGO released Western/Wild West sets in 1996 and 1997, complete with cowboys and Indians, robbers and lawmen. Despite its brevity, the LEGO Western theme has remained popular among LEGO fans, who long for its return. In the meantime, see what they’ve built and designed themselves.
Croatian LEGO fan Matija Grguric has been on a Wild West building spree lately. His most recent diorama captured the look of the American West better than any American builder has (to my knowledge), complete with the banded colors of the Badlands. Matija is building all of his Western creations — from the Black Cat Continue reading →
I’m always happy to see innovations in MOCs. This creation by Alex Mac puts a twist on the traditional concept of a western duel, literally. I can imagine the bullets spiraling from the guns of the shooter to his opponent. You can see more pictures including the technique on MOCpages.
Karwik has created a beautiful rendition of Drzymała’s wagon with a wonderful backdrop of trees. His use of colour and texture in the otherwise plain wagon is truly masterful and the trees are almost certainly the best I’ve seen. I would be utterly remiss if I didn’t post this.
As I mentioned in my last post I spent last weekend (14th to 16th) enjoying myself at Brickvention 2011. This year is was significantly larger than last year with 140 AFOLs attended and 8000 people through the door on public day. In order to deal with an increasing number of attendees (last year there were Continue reading →
Aaron Amatnieks (akama1_lego) and I were spending a productive day in a LEGO chatroom yesterday when he showed me a tree he’d been working on. I absolutely loved the concept and went off to build one for myself. I’ve been thinking about gum trees a bit lately so had some ideas to try out showing Continue reading →
Speaking of well-posed minifigs, 74louloute included lots of great details in this diorama inspired by the video game Red Dead Redemption. From the cow’s skull on the base to the miscreant kneeling on the roof, there’s a lot to love in this western scene.
Multi-theme builder Alex Eylar (Profound Whatever) takes on the Wild West in his latest diorama, named after actor Walter Brennan. Observe the defenestration of an unruly bordello customer, the prisoner using some dynamite to break out of the sheriff’s jail cell, and many other lovely details. See more angles on MOCpages and Flickr.
With mini dioramas it’s often hard to select a picture to go on TBB as you inevitably miss out some nice details. Josh Morris’s (I Scream Clone) Rancho Relaxo gave me that problem. I think this photo captures the ‘essence’ best but misses out on the muster yard and other details you can see in Continue reading →
I just can’t get enough of the details and dusty lighting in this old fashioned general store by Alex Eylar (Profound Whatever). I particularly love the little price signs stuck into and on top of the merchandise. That really makes it.
I like the architectural faithfulness to late 18th to early 20th century mission churches that The Brickster (aka WesternOutlaw) shows in this creation. I particularly like the roof-support posts sticking out of the walls. It’s also worth checking out the rest of his Old Mexico photoset on flickr, especially the Mexican village.
Our ongoing roundup (heh heh) of Wild West/Western LEGO creations wouldn’t be complete without this six-shooter by Arkov. Most impressive, I think, is the gun’s interior.
This little scene by Craig Lyons (LegoLyons) highlights an excellent pair of Lone Ranger and Tonto minifigs. Tonto doesn’t look too happy. Reid better watch his back. Okay, that’ll be my last Wild West creation for the night. Hi-ho, Silver, away!
What’s with all the LEGO Western creations the last few days? One builder we haven’t highlighted yet is Josh Morris (I Scream Clone), who’s been churning them out faster than I can bookmark them. Aside from his hilariously named outhouse, my favorite Wild West creation from him so far is this stagecoach: One horse (without Continue reading →
This nicely landscaped and skillfully built log cabin by Etzel87 is helping me get over my cold and cabin fever from being sick for a week. I like this approach to pine trees as well as the homey interior of the cabin. In case you were wondering, thar’s gold in that thar hole.