Monthly Archives: March 2008

Functional microspace works from Nnenn

Two of Nnenn‘s recent creations highlight the functional form in LEGO microspace. His most recent work, a cargo carrier called PX4-320b Ittadyma, is a carrier that displays colorful cargo containers, which are attached and detached with small helper crafts.

Another unique project highlights modular microscale ships. Click on the picture below to see all the combinations of ship parts, resulting in numerous variations.

Flush dreams

I came across the works of Brickshelf user Devastator today, who has a taste for the bizzarre and macabre ranging from torture chambers, minifig executions and hangings, the gratuitous use of tentacles, and sheer randomness like mecha Pikachu. You may be making some connections at this point, but it is unlikely this builder and I cross-referenced each other’s works because his gallery predates mine while I’ve not known about him until today. So my question to ponder is: how does one’s mind get wired like so?

Check out Devastator’s most recent work called the Delirious Diorama. The beautifully crafted and accurate Chinese character means “bathroom.”

Hmm, bathroom.

Oil derrick from There Will Be Blood

Jordan Schwartz‘s latest creation is the oil tower from the movie There will be Blood. The construction of the structure is fascinating when considering how all the angles came together nicely in the final product. Way to strike it rich Jordan!

Meanwhile, there’s a clip showing that the oil derrick is amazingly functional.

Now and then...

Dear readers. Today I’m allowing myself a little indulgence in nostalgia. I hope it might prove interesting to some of you.

Two and a half years ago I made a model of a locomotive. A Queensland Rail Class 2800 to be precise. Yesterday I got the urge to redesign it from scratch and see what I could do. It’s interesting (to me anyway) seeing just how much I’ve improved in certain areas but also how many things remain almost unchanged. Maybe in another two and a half years I’ll have another shot at it.

Comparison of old and new QR class 2800