Yearly Archives: 2007

Late 2008 LEGO set photos leaked [News]

We are seeing preliminary pictures of late 2008 LEGO sets. I’m fascinated with the LEGO Agents theme, that one took me by surprise. It’ll be fun to see what new minifigs and parts are introduced.

UPDATE: For official photos of late 2008 LEGO sets, check out our more recent coverage of Toy Fair New York 2008.

His skin was pale and his eye was odd.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is director Tim Burton’s latest collaboration with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Sir Nadroj‘s vignette uses a partial basement to evoke a very “Burtonesque” atmosphere for his vignette version of a scene from the film.

Martin Luther gets contentious

Chris Wunz commemorates the moment when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. I love the cobblestones and the arches over the door.

Steven delivers

Here comes the Bedford Milk Float from Steven Marshall. As with his realistic models, you can’t tell they’re lego from a distance. Amazing build!

Winter Castle

Tania (tbaixinho) created a very appealing castle that’s different from many others that are sprawling up for the big CCCV contest. Everything is unique from the winter theme to the mosaic pattern of the tower walls and jagged snowscape. Enjoy Winterfell.

The King’s Cloud by Mark Stafford

The CCCV entries just keep pouring in. Mark Stafford‘s entry is a fantastical flying ship in golds and blues. There are so many Bionicle parts in this creation that I think it deserves to be in the “Bionicle” category. ;-)

Ða com of more under misthleoþum / Grendel gongan, godes yrre bær.

It’s been a while since we’ve featured any creations by Micah Berger, so it’s nice to see a whole bunch of updates to his Brickshelf gallery.

My favorite is a rather grisly scene from Beowulf, accompanied by the quote “Then came Grendel… He bore God’s wrath” (that’s the original Old English in the post title). I’ve never seen minifigs dispatched in quite this many different ways…

Fireboy gets an upgraded ride

Although I’d bookmarked his character Fireboy’s previous vehicle to blog later, Brent was unsatisfied with it. I’ll definitely agree that the new ship is indeed much improved. I love the angled flames and the awning over the cockpit.

Ful redy hadde he hise apothecaries / To sende him drogges and his letuaries.

Aaron Andrews‘ final entry for this year’s Colossal Castle Contest (CCCV) is a medieval purveyor of poultices and unguents. With lots of action going on outside and a full interior, there are plenty of details to find in the pictures in Aaron’s gallery on Brickshelf.

(The post title is a quote from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, describing the relationship between the Physician and the men who supplied him with pharmaceuticals.)

The everyday world of Arvo

The last few LEGO creations by the Arvo brothers may have skewed toward the fantastic, but that doesn’t mean these two guys aren’t also masters of the everyday object.

Here’s their latest — a wonderful snorkeling mask:

You can discuss this creation in this thread on Hispalug. (Thanks for the link, Carlos!)

And since we haven’t featured them here before, a few more day-to-day items:

Pictures of late 2008 LEGO Star Wars sets leaked [LEGO]

Many Bothans died to bring you this, well not really. Here are preliminary pictures of the late 2008 Star Wars sets brought to you by Eurobricks. It looks like Episode 2 clone troopers are making a return!

UPDATE: For photos of late 2008 LEGO Star Wars sets, check out our more recent coverage of Toy Fair New York 2008.

The further adventures of Mike Crowley’s Snowblower Man

Mike Crowley‘s latest installments in his ongoing series of Snowblower Man vignettes introduce a new character — Snowblower Man’s girlfriend.

Naturally, our hero got his girl her own snowblower. Here they are — matching his and hers snowblowers: