Monthly Archives: January 2009

Registration now required to post comments on The Brothers Brick [News]

Anonymity on the Internet has costs as well as important benefits. One cost we’ve seen here on The Brothers Brick is a commenter’s ability to hide behind complete anonymity when stating an opinion or giving feedback they think may be unpopular or controversial. Another cost is that commenters can switch between multiple identities or even “spoof” the identify of someone else.

To help resolve these and related issues, I’m announcing that you will now need to be registered to leave a comment on The Brothers Brick. We’ve updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the new ways in which we use information you share with us. That said, you still only need a name and e-mail address to register — just like leaving a comment today.

Starting with our new Terms of Service, this is part of a series of changes we’ll be making to improve the interactive experience here on The Brothers Brick — both for readers and contributors. For more information and discussion about the Terms of Service, read the announcement post.

If you feel uncomfortable registering and leaving a comment about this change, please use the Contact Us page to send us a private e-mail.

Dracopedes & Necrosorcerers

Fedde combines scorpions, crabs, dragon wings, and other disparate elements into one amazing whole he calls a “Dracopede”:

And here’s another one we missed over the holidays. Fedde showcases his alter ego, the Necrosorcerer Karf Oolhu, “Making himself a +10 Crown of Magic Protection”:

So that’s what the Old Ones did before traversing the depths of space, only to fall asleep beneath the waves here on Earth…

The War Head slouches to your doom

After our suggestions to send us stuff we’ve missed, Curtis Collins took the opportunity to gently remind us that we’d missed his awesome “War Head” mecha:

Curtis writes:

If you can imagine the motion of a turtle and gorilla merged into one , this is what it looks like to see one of these moving across the battlefield….

Click through the photo above for the full back story and check out lots more photos on Flickr and MOCpages.

Mosaics of unrivaled ingenuity

Brandon Griffith (icgetaway) displayed two knockout mosaics at BrickCon last October. In addition to their enormous proportions (scale picture 1 and 2), these mosaics are constructed from effective and unusual building techniques. The first, called See Your Enemy, depicts the scene from the Matrix when Neo sees the real representation of Agent Smith. The mosaic uses transparent elements placed on top of traditional colors for an added layer of texture.

The second is a representation of the artwork from the Criterion Edition of Akira Kurosawa’s “Throne of Blood,” it uses a combination of plates, tiles, and even slopes for a variety of textures. Click here for a high resolution of the mosaic to see the details.