Monthly Archives: October 2008

Nnenn proves spaceships can still look fresh and unique

Before I was a brickfilmer, before I was a castler, I was a spacer.  One of the reasons I eventually dropped out of building spaceships was it seemed all LEGO spaceships started to look the same, or all started to fit into fan-made subgenres.  While this in itself is not a bad thing, it leaves many LEGO spaceships with a feeling of “sameness” to them.  But every once in a while, someone comes along and builds a ship that is different from all other spaceships.

Ogre by Nnenn is just awesome.  Have you ever seen and brown and orange ship comprised of three intersecting disks?  I thought not.

Don’t forget to check out the complete Brickshelf Gallery!

You “two” control the action!

Keith Goldman has just announced the second annual “You Control the Action” contest with the theme of sci-fi horror! The rules are simple, build any sized creation in minifigure scale that delivers sci-fi horror action and you will have a chance to win fabulous prizes plus the all-so craved feeling of having controlled the action. You have until the end of this year to take part in this horrendously satisfying experience.

Braindead? Think “4 foot demonic SHIPS, gory vignettes, haunted MB modules, zombie siege dioramas, blood-trains, one eyed monsters, giant posessed super computers, undead steampunk, lycanthropic cyberpunk, punk-ass ghost-robots and serial killer-mecha.” Start controlling the action today!

Chandler believes in Harvey Dent

Chandler (obxcrew) takes on Batman nemesis and former White Knight Harvey Dent in a series of five vignettes.

In his first vig, Chandler explores Harvey’s origins as Two-Face:

Each vignette includes great details and minifig customization, like the safe deposit boxes and two-face himself in this bank scene:

Check out all five vignettes in Chandler’s I Believe in Harvey Dent photoset on Flickr.

A journey into insanity

I present my latest surrealist sculpture, called the Legacy of Vision. It is an exploration of the theme of insanity and a sequel to my earlier work, the Cry of Dreams. Both sculptures are made in similar style, depicting equally macabre subjects. Likewise, I have a bit of writing accompanying this work, which will offer more insight to this creation for those interested. I’m planning on eventually making a third scultpure to complete the three-piece collection called the Metamorphosis of the Mind.

Down by the Bay with Rocko

The coolness that is Rocko has just finished Bay Castle. Check out this waterfront beauty! As with most of Rock’s creations, this thing is bursting with detail. I love the wake behind the water-skier and the Forestmen’s raft, but that’s not all there is to see.

Take a peek for yourself. I think you’ll be surprised.

If you prefer, it can be seen in his Flickr gallery as well.

Sarah Palin, the plastic Vice Presidential candidate

I’m sorry to have missed meeting Ochre Jelly during the public hours at BrickCon, but I was very pleased when he sent me a link to his latest LEGO creation.

OJ has captured the Alaska governor winking during her debate with Joe Biden:

Sarah Palin

OJ writes:

This is a new scale of LEGO that I am experimenting with. Not minifig scale, not miniland scale, but I’m calling it “marionette scale”. The goal was to figure out the smallest (which in my mind is the most interesting) scale at which I can create recognizable 3D facial likenesses.

Free shipping, Republic Fighter Tank, and sales at the LEGO Shop [News]

The latest Star Wars: The Clone Wars set available from the LEGO Shop is 7679 Republic Fighter Tankicon (aka TX-130 Saber-class Fighter Tank).


All orders over $99.00 ship for free, so I’ll just dangle before you some of the sales going on right now:

And now, a quick reminder about why we do this.

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Neiman Marcus has your Lego

Neiman Marcus has recently posted their upscale Christmas catalog for the uber-rich. They now sell LEGO!

They have brokered a deal with LEGO Certified Professional Nathan Sawaya. For a very reasonable amount, you can have a replica of any person you want. How reasonable? If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

Okay, I’ll tell you. It’s pocket change, just $60,000. The real problem is finding space for it. Keep it in your mini-sub. You never use that anyway….

Thanks to Chris Wunz for the heads up about the Yahoo News post.