Tag Archives: Western

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.

Rancho Excellento

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 the zoomed pictures. And although he’s a fellow Aussie those of you attending BrickWorld 2010 will get to see this in person.

Crossing the Nevada desert in comfort and style

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:

LEGO stagecoach

One horse (without reins) seems a bit underpowered, but the stagecoach itself is excellent, atop an irregular base replete with iconic saguaro, buzzard, and cow’s skull.

Don’t miss Josh’s other great Western creations, including Gold Rush Fever.

Steampunk moves to the jet age

A good amount of my day yesterday was spent talking about the US Air Force and LEGO steampunk with a cousin-in-law who is coming out of his dark ages. So it seemed fortuitous that Rod Gillies (2 Much Caffeine) posted pictures of his steam jet powered P2 Thunderbolt of the US Air Cavalry, circa 1906.

2 Much Caffeine P2 Thunderbolt

Bryan, you’re not alone.