The last, haunted train out of TheBrickster‘s town of Grave Stone has finally arrived at the station. Check out Brickshelf for all the cars clattering along behind the ghastly engine.
LEGO Western models on The Brothers Brick | Page 4
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.
The wind whistles and sage brush roll by, only to be caught in the slats of the crumbling fence. At five minutes to midnight, a lonely skeleton waits for a train that will never come. Yes, it’s another great Wild West creation by The Brickster: I love all the eyes in the windows.
Alex Eylar‘s longing to escape the reality of “the worst college quarter yet” takes him to look towards Disneyland, where this creation took inspiration from the Grizzly River Run ride, depicting “a ridge somewhere in the northern California wilderness, complete with tumbling waterfall and quasi-hippie river guides.”
Like several of the LEGO fans we feature here, Alex Eylar (Flickr) is one of those builders whose work we could feature just about every time he posts something. Alex’s latest creations are a rootin’ tootin’ pair of Wild West battle-critters. The Bullfrog has a very large saw blade: The Huckleberry skitters along on the Continue reading →
Jordan Schwartz‘s latest creation is the oil tower from the movie There will be Blood. The construction of the structure is fascinating when considering how all the angles came together nicely in the final product. Way to strike it rich Jordan! Meanwhile, there’s a clip showing that the oil derrick is amazingly functional.
Harrison‘s best work yet is an excellent saloon scene from the days of the wild west. The expression on the scallywag’s face is well worth a visit to the photoset on Flickr. In addition to great minifig posing, Harrison makes excellent use of minifig legs as architectural details.
It’s always a pleasure when I encounter a connection between two of my great interests — LEGO and literature. Remember Norman Mailer and Douglas Coupland? Writer Heidi W. Durrow contacted the blog this morning with a link to her beautiful, touching story Ethnic Lego Girls Carry Spears. Here’s an excerpt: “You be Pocahantas,” Jimmy says. Continue reading →
Just in time for Halloween, The Brickster presents two new scenes from Gravestone…
Check out the wonderful architecture in this Western street scene by Mister oo7! Very cool.
We don’t see a lot of Wild West MOCs these days and anything this good is rare indeed! Definitely a neat little fort by The Brickster…
The Brickster continues populating his Wild West ghost town, Gravestone, with new and interesting creations:
Reader submissions are keeping me busy, and that’s great! (Apologies if I don’t get to everybody.) This batch is from The Brickster. Fort Jacinto: Spring Valley Ranch:
Some builders are especially brilliant at continuing an existing theme when LEGO stops producing it, as Steve Bishop has with Adventurers. The Brickster keeps the Wild West theme alive, in a manner of speaking, with an excellent ghost town called “Grave Stone”:
I’m a huge fan of Serenity and Firefly. It’s always nice to see minifigs, vehicles, and vessels from the ‘verse, so (low lighting aside) I was pleased to run across Alex Peacock’s hover mule: That reminded me of some other great mules and ‘verse LEGO creations I’ve seen on Brickshelf and elsewhere. Here’s a beautiful, Continue reading →
Thanks to my graphic designer friend Sky, Pan-Pacific Bricks now has a cool new header graphic. For a blog about breaking down barriers between LEGO cultures across the Pacific Ocean, I thought a minifig from each of the uniquely American and Japanese themes would be appropriate. Thus the cowboy and the samurai, from the Wild Continue reading →