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 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.
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.
This action-packed Wild West scene, by Garbageman13, is a beauty. There are lots of little details that I like, but the action is just about perfect. The builder has hit a home run with this one.
This western town by Kris Kelvin is loverly. It’s also a nice change of pace, since we don’t see that many Western creations.
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.
Bryan, you’re not alone.
Those of us who are into trains know that Anthony Sava has been working on his Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Duplex (4-4-4-4) Steam Engine #5544 for a year and a half. We know this because Tony has been posting work-in-progress pictures, asking for advice and generally running an interactive development system for all this time.
Since many people seemed to enjoy my Anatomy of a Warehouse post where I went through some of my own building stages I think this post should appeal even more. Anthony has documented about 30 images as he has progressed in this project.
Right at the beginning he asked for advice and suggestions on the nose which elicited many responses. As one of the most prominent features of the train it is really important to get this right and I think Tony achieved this admirably in his final version.
Later on Tony used LDraw to mock up various components of the train. I assure you the vanity of the example selection was accidental.
As the train got nearer to completion (this picture is four weeks old as of today) the design began to settle down (note the differences from the CAD image above) and more refined details started to appear.
A final pre-production version was completed a few days ago. Just lacking the stickers and any final tweaks. Tony thanks many people for their help but I’d like to thank him for spending the time on this excellent creation.
And I think we can all agree this train has aged rather well since its inception.
SlyOwl‘s latest scene uses slanted bricks and slopes to create a realistic texture on the cliff. It’s hard to tell at a glance which bricks are true slopes versus slanted bricks and vice versa, which makes this creation even more interesting.
The technique by itself is enough to warrant a mention on the blog, but the builder has included an action packed interior full of comical hilarity.
74louloute enacts all sorts of mayhem on some Wild West minifigs in this fantastic Red Light District diorama. Please zoom in and check out all the details. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
And in his words (slightly edited)
Formerly, the sherrif used to be the guarantor of the security and the peace in the city. Unfortunately, now he is totally outstripped… All he can do is watch the mess spread the city directed by women…
What’s not to love?
Tyler Clites (Legohaulic) builds a large diorama of a western town, complete with all the iconic buildings including a saloon, the sheriff’s office, bank, stable and general store. These buildings are among the best western structures I’ve seen. Check out the full gallery on Brickshelf for more.
Victor Vitale takes steampunk into the Old West with this teeny tiny
airship airboat piloted by a pair of U.S. cavalry soldiers.