Monthly Archives: February 2008

Spinning threads of death through lives of mortal men

Harrison (aka “Corran101”) submits four epic entries to the CC vig contest — vignettes inspired by Homer’s Odyssey.

Our hero Odysseus has many adventures. In no particular order (go read the book!), he battles the sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis, rides a sheep out of a cave, does a bit of feasting with Circe, and fires an arrow through some axe handles.

Check out more pics in Harrison’s photoset on Flickr.

Gizmodo interviews Ralph Savelsberg

Gizmodo commenters asked for more interviews of the builders featured there, and contributor Jesús Díaz obliged, first interviewing Tim Goddard. Jesús’ latest interview is with Ralph Savelsberg, whose 1/36-scale military aircraft have wowed TBB readers recently.

Head on over to Gizmodo to read the interview with Ralph, but here are a few new photos from Ralph’s Flickr photostream.

A MiG-29 Fulcrum and F/A-18C Hornet:

Oh, and just to prove just how huge Ralph’s B-1B bomber is, here it is with his F-15 and F16:

Portal 0937 interviews Andrew Becraft

Luís Baixinho contacted me a while ago to ask if I’d be willing to do an interview for the Portuguese fan community Portal 0937. Naturally, I was both honored and flattered to be asked to join people like the Arvo Brothers and Hippotam.

It feels really rather weird linking to an interview of myself (especially after highlighting myself on LAML Radio so recently), but since I answer lots of the questions people ask me all the time here’s the interview. ;-)

I’ve been working on the railway...

Railbricks 2 Cover Image

The second issue of Railbricks magazine is out for your perusal. It’s a high quality PDF magazine edited by Jeramy Spurgeon and dedicated (unsurprisingly) to LEGO trains and includes building instructions, articles and much, much more. Even if you’re not interested in brick railroads it’s worth a look for general building ideas.

Toy Fair 2008 reveals late 2008 LEGO sets [News]

Toy Fair 2008 is approaching and there have been pictures of the late 2008 sets circulating on the web. I found Joe Meno with some of the first pictures of themes including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Speed Racer, Bionicle, and Batman.

Update (AB): Ace Kim also has extensive pictures from Toy Fair 2008, nicely organized into photosets with lots of great details — prices, release dates, etc.: