Monthly Archives: February 2008

Rocko battles it out on a bridge

The thing I like so much about Rocko’s LEGO creations is all the whimsical touches. His latest castle creation pits the new Crown Knights against the skeleton horde, with air support from a very hungry dragon.

In addition to the whimsy, we have several interesting building techniques; check out those boats and barrels that aren’t just sitting on the surface of the water.

Click the photo above to check out lots of picture on Brickshelf.

Sjaak Alvarez makes funny LEGO Star Wars animations

Animator Sjaak Alvarez uses Autodesk 3ds max 9 and Adobe After Effects CS3 to create really cool (and funny!) videos set in the LEGO Star Wars universe.

Here’s his latest, “It’s hard to be a Stormtrooper II”:

In addition to videos, Sjaak has great tutorials for those of you who might want to try your own hand at LEGO CG animation. Check out Bricks3D both for the tutorials and more videos.

New LEGO Universe details on Wired Game | Life [News]

New information on the upcoming LEGO MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game, LEGO Universe, has truly been scarce. Some of the only information has been in early concept art doled out to newsletter subscribers:

But Blog | Life from has a handful of new details on the game.

Based on the way the game is being marketed, I’m personally not entirely convinced the game will have the broad, multigenerational appeal that one might hope for (read: they don’t seem to be marketing to adults).

Still, I’m intrigued by the organic feeling of the backgrounds in the concept art released so far.

Head on over to Blog | Life to read the feature and see bigger versions of the new concept art (above).

(Via BB Gadgets.)

Belated Jedi Steamfighter by Zach Clapsadle

You know how it goes. You build something for a contest, but you don’t get around to finishing it on time or taking pictures. Well, in the case of Zach Clapsadle‘s Jedi Steamfighter, the lateness doesn’t detract from the awesomeness.

Zach says he wanted to create a complete hyperdrive ring. Yowza! Let’s hope he comes back to this project and does that.

Something wicked this way rolls

Sweet unholy hell. When MisterZumbi does something for the first time, he does it with a bang — like a backfiring hotrod.

For someone who’s never built anything larger than minifig-scale, this is quite the first. The level of detail in MisterZumbi’s “Road Zombie” is unbelievable. Click the pic to check out the engine, the interior, and other tidbits of heavy metal goodness.

(Via Klocki.)