Matija Grguric‘s Castle Rock is a unique piece of castle architecture, nesting on four natural rock pillars above the ocean waters. The story goes that while the princess is on retreat in this hideout, a group of orcs slip past the guards and scales the walls.
British builder Ed Diment (who you may remember for his 22ft long model of the USS Intrepid) worked with TBB’s own Ralph Savelsberg – a master of Miniland scale brick-built vehicles – to create this awe-inspiring Australian road train. If you’ve ever done the great Australian road trip, you may have run into one of these behemoths bombing down the long lonely highways between the country’s major cities …and then wondered how on earth you were gonna safely overtake it!
Road trains down under usually come in double or triple trailer combinations, so I’m not sure on the legality of the douple-triple that Ed and Ralph have put together here! The way the green and yellow stripes on the cab continue along the tops of all the trailers adds a nice color accent to what might otherwise be an entirely monochromatic model. And check out this stowaway that the driver found hanging off the back of his rig:
This set is generating quite a bit of discussion in our old post about 2009 LEGO Star Wars box art, so now that it’s up on LEGO.com (though not yet available to order), I thought I’d let everyone else know.
Here’s 7752 Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer:
And the direct link for those of you unable to click through the picture:
Tyler (Legohaulic) takes a spin on the Power Miners theme and delivers his unique vision of the underground crystal-collecting team.
UPDATE: Added Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
Looks like lots more 2009 LEGO sets are finally showing up on the LEGO Shop online.
Just about all of the 2009 LEGO Star Wars sets from The Clone Wars appear to be available now. 8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT) includes the newly redesigned Yoda:
- 7751 Ahsoka’s Starfighter & Droids
- 8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack
- 8015 Assassin Droids Battle Pack
- 8016 Hyena Droid Bomber
- 8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT)
- 8019 Republic Attack Shuttle
The latest batch of updates also includes the new Power Miners theme. My wife got me 8960 Thunder Driller for Christmas, so I’m off to build it now.
(Still waiting for that farm… Mmmm… Cows…)
Christmas cheer from Rocko. Need I say more?
With “Santa’s Slay,” Nathan shows us what Santa (and the late Rudolph) would do after Santa retires from the old Christmas game:
Meanwhile, a very sexy Ms. Claus joins Santa aboard his 1930s era bike, as built by Lino: