Monthly Archives: August 2008

Taking back our streets from the LEGO zombie horde

BrickCon is just around the corner. In fact, if you don’t register before September 8th, the price goes up to $60 and you won’t be guaranteed personalized stuff like engraved brick badges.

My contribution to the LEGO Zombie Apocafest display we’re organizing is an auto repair shop and a fire station in a diorama that I’m currently calling “The Outbreak”:

Zombies converge on the residents of my modular buildings as they attempt to fight back. The architecture may have been the focus of my building energies for once, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t neglected some good, old-fashioned minifig action:

Please see my Outbreak photoset on Flickr for a ton of pictures.

Mech racing

Tyler Clites (Legohaulic) invents a novel concept of mech racing on these two-legged swift racing runners. You can even build and customize your own racing mech from the basic frame design that Tyler has provided. From what I can tell, this design offers many points of articulation and is sure to be sturdy. If you don’t believe me, try one out for yourself!

Celebrating GO MINIMAN GO – “30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure”

David Pagano, Nate Burr and myself were all recently asked by the LEGO Company to make a brickfilm to celebrate the LEGO minifigure’s 30th birthday.  This is my contribution, 30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure.  How many historical figures/events can you name?


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“GO MINIMAN GO” by David Pagano

David Pagano, along with Nate Burr and myself, were recently asked by the LEGO Company to make a brickfilm celebrating the LEGO minifigure’s 30th birthday.  David’s brickfilm is a romp through time and space, celebrating the best of the LEGO sets and minifigures over the past 30 years:

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Nate Burr celebrates GO MINIMAN GO

Nate “Blunty” Burr, along with David Pagano and myself, was asked to make a brickfilm to celebrate the 30th birthday of the LEGO minifigure.  Nate delivers in typical Blunty3000 style, with his satirical brickfilm, Living in Meatspace:

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Crimson Wolf leads an expedition to Shangri La

Occasionally, a builder will seem to emerge — fully formed, as it were — onto the LEGO scene. Kevin Crimson Wolf Fedde has posted more gorgeous LEGO dioramas in the past two months than I can count, though we here at The Brothers Brick only became aware of Kevin when Nathan posted his Dragon Temple.

In this diorama, a group of explorers attempts to find the legendary Shangri La. Note the blending of the white with the gray and subtle details like the caves:

Also not to be missed is Kevin’s “Desert Hideout”:

Apocalego: Desert Hideout V2: overall

For lots more, check out Kevin’s photostream on Flickr.

Pete Reid Neo-Classic Space roundup for August 31, 2008

The last time I blogged Pete Reid, I got to quote Paradise Lost. No such luck this time, but that doesn’t mean that Pete hasn’t been up to his usual greebly tricks in the last month.

Pete’s latest is the MkII Hover Loader:

In addition to the loader, every spaceport needs a variety of support vehicles:

Of course, Pete is best known for his amazing re-imaginings of Classic Space vehicles, including new vehicles LL-408 and LL-117:

Pete has completed the landing gear to his liking on LL-497 — which is as good an excuse as any to feature this beauty:

A slimy, dark green alien invasion (with bonus zombies!!!)

In Kristian‘s imagination, aliens are rather clumsy while landing their flying saucers and aren’t especially known for their hygiene:

The slime is rather amusing, and I can’t help but chuckle at the poor guy who didn’t manage to get out from under the saucer’s landing gear.

While we’re at it, here’s the sort of great zombie scene we’re encouraging Brothers Brick readers to bring to the LEGO Zombie Apocafest at BrickCon in October:

(And true to his “birdboykristian” user name on Flickr, Kristian also has some really great ornithological photography in his photostream as well.)

Pete Morris starfighter roundup for August 31, 2008

There’s always something overwhelming about coming back from vacation, a trip, or whatever and seeing 3,000 unread items in one’s RSS feeds. But Peter Morris makes slogging through all that worthwhile with a batch of fantastic starfighters from the past several weeks.

First up, a spacey vehicle for Batman that’s my undeniable favorite:

A trio of “generic” fighters:

The ZR-42D Archangel and Archangel Plus:

The starfighters themselves are certainly cool, but Peter’s presentation — in a brick-built hangar — sets the two photos above apart from the crowd.