Monthly Archives: October 2009

Awesome Prawn

A while ago we saw a the mecha from District 9 by Brian Kescenovitz. Now, Adrian Florea (Olog) built what some have considered impossible – the organic-looking alien species known as the prawns. You’ll have to zoom in on this creation to appreciate all the subtle ingenious parts usages on this realistic rendition of Christopher the prawn with his signature red vest.

Lego Reality Shows...for real? [News]

Yup, you read that right…Lego reality shows. According to Variety, LEGO is partnering with Scott Messick to develop several different ideas.

Reality producer Scott Messick has partnered with the Lego Group to develop nonscripted programming related to the toy building-block franchise.

Messick said he’s developing several different types of reality shows related to the brand – including docuseries, competition shows and kid-oriented gamers.

“Lego seemed like such a powerful brand, and I don’t think they were thinking about reality TV,” said Messick, who is exec producer of Cartoon Network’s “Destroy Build Destroy.”

Read the full-length article for more information. I’m withholding judgment until I actually see these. The docu-series, based on the travels of some of the Master Builders, sounds interesting. Not to sure about the game shows and such. What are your thoughts about this?

Of cliffs and castles

These two elements tend to combine to make an awe-inspiring scene. This is precisely what’s depicted in Luke Watkins‘ diorama of a church on a cliff overlooking violent waters. The story goes that pirates used lights on the cliffs to lure ships to crash on the rocks below during stormy nights. The church thus rings its bells as warning and lament for those passing.

You can see separate photos of the church on MOCpages.

Zumbi + Lichtblau = 1975 Ford Taunus

As Tim and Mike demonstrate, collaborative builds need not be limited to once-a-year conventions or take the form of meters-long dioramas.

Lichtblau sent MisterZumbi pics of a Ford Taunus he’d been working on, and the two worked on the design together over the next couple of weeks. Here’s the result, in ever-awesome lime.

LEGO 1975 Ford Taunus

Look Pugsly, it’s a rhinoceros!

The minifig in this little dio by Evildead may want to keep running, but I have a dog sitting next to me here who’s willing to take on that two-horned beast.

LEGO rhinoceros

No, seriously! He barks at them when they come on TV. Anyway, I think this is the first brick-built rhino that I’ve seen. It’s an interesting presentation, too, with just a few tan plates to help add a boundary to the scene.

Thanks for the tip, Bruce!