Monthly Archives: January 2008

The glorious Bender B. Rodriguez and some irrelevant flesh-tubes

Ochre Jelly’s Stephen Hawking has become the stuff of Internet legend (previous post here on TBB). His latest creations are a set of characters (in the same “MINILAND” scale) who should be familiar to fans of great TV.

Check out OJ’s MOCPages for more shots of Bender, Fry, Leela, and Nibbler (my personal favorite). Here’s hoping Ochre Jelly builds the whole cast of Futurama. Zapp Brannigan, anyone?

Last minute Steam Wars highlights

The Steam Wars contest is wrapping up tonight. Check out some of the great last minute entries showing up.

Nelson Yrizarry (BigDaddy) enters with his steampunk version of Grievous’ Wheel Bike:

Motian with his steamfied take on the Slave I:

Adrian Florea with a steampunk’d AT-TE cleverly named the AT-sTEam:

ACPin‘s steampunk Sail Barge:

ARC-17 Steamfighter from Thire:

There’s plenty of entries in this exciting contest. Click here to see them all! Good luck to the skillful builders out there, the judges will have a tough time!

Falco II from Future Boy Conan by Luís Baixinho

Future Boy Conan was an animated Japanese TV show in the late 1970s that helped solidify the reputations of renowned Studio Ghibli animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.

Luís Baixinho has created a beautiful plane inspired by the Falco in the TV series:

I’d love to see Luís’ take on the gunship from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

Sharp Indy 4 Pics

To avoid inadvertently posting spoilers, I will merely link to the page with the awesome new Indiana Jones 4 LEGO sets.  But trust me, the risk of spoiling Indiana Jones and the Crystal of the Crystal Skull is well worth drooling over the LEGO.

EDIT (AB): I’ll just add a belated thanks to Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo for sending us a link to his post this morning (when we were still having technical difficulties). This was the first thing I was going to blog when I got home from work, but Nathan beat me to it. ;-) Oh, and I’ll add the cool banner because it’s just too awesome.