Brickshelf user Gallery (how confusing is that?) posted some really cool old-fashioned vehicles:
German builder Malle Hawking (Weebleleezer on Brickshelf) has been working on a minifigure-scale LEGO model of the US Navy aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). My friends and coworkers have been sending around e-mails with links to a site that has a few pictures of this huge ship, but doesn’t have much information — not even the name of the builder — so I did a bit of digging, found the builder on Brickshelf, and contacted him to find out a bit more about his massive project.
Until LEGO released the line of big construction equipment last year, LEGO vehicles were always on the rediculously tiny side. Set 1656 Evacuation Team (released in 1991) was no exception:
Pierre Normandin and Steven Asbury have recreated this set at a scale more appropriate to the size of our beloved minifigs:
A miniseries on TV in Japan called “Densha Otoko” (“Train Man”) told the story of a geek who helped a woman harrassed by a drunk on the train. As a window into Japanese geek (otaku) culture, it also included snippets of the protagonist’s favorite anime, a fake show called “Getsumen To Heiki Mina” (“Mina the Weapon-Bunny of the Moon”; rabbits live on the moon — didn’t you know?).
Brickshelf user nias has built an adorable Mina, complete with her double-carrot tails (or whatever they are):
Mission: Making everything his own.
Origin: Evolved from the frog that the princess didn’t kiss.
Evil superpowers: Senses jealousy and envy in his opponents and twists those feelings to his advantage.
Notes: I made this one to express my jealousy that a certain Classic-Castle Forums member (and fellow Washingtonian) was bequeathed a large quantity of older LEGO sets. I was green with envy, thus Invidia.