Yearly Archives: 2009

Jolly Roger contest on Forbidden Cove

Forbidden Cove is hosting a major pirate contest, know simply as the Jolly Roger Contest. Very similar to the Colossal Castle Contest on their sister site, Classic Castle, there is a plethora of categories and prizes. Go check it out and win yourself some loot!

LEGO Contest Pirate

Here comes the castle?

That’s right, the orcs are bringing the battle to you in their moving castle built by Tyler Clites (Legohaulic). Chalk one up for the bad guys!

This video demonstrates the moving castle in a funny short, it’s a must see!

Simply an Illusion

Flickr user and Classic-Castle member 2 Much Caffeine has posted another entry for the CCCVIICastle of Illusion.

The set includes a photo detailing how he achieved the optical illusion without using a photo editing program. I am impressed with the amount of thought that went in not only to building this, but photographing and presenting it!

Buon natale

Love the composition, photography and sentiment. It’s always nice when photographers and artists like Marco Pece (udronotto) use LEGO in their work.

LEGO udronotto buon natale

It’s worth checking out the rest of his photostream. Not exactly purist, but a lot of fun stuff.

Holiday cheer, Lino-style

Lino Martins wishes everyone a very happy holidays, as Santa and Natasha make a second appearance next to this sweet 1966 Ford Galaxie, part of this month’s LUGNuts challenge, A Galaxie of Possibilities.

LEGO 1966 Ford Galaxie

Click the pic to read Lino’s full write-up.

A blast of X-mas cheer!

Andrew Colunga wishes you happy holidays with this colorful X-maspunk ray gun :)

Microscale Colosseum

This miniature version of the Colosseum by rack911 has all the grandeur of the real landmark. The model has a detailed interior depicting the modern day ruins. Even more spectacular are the lights that create an eerie glow. You can see all the pictures on Brickshelf.

Daedalus landing

I’m still trying to recover from shock knowing that a 15-year-old built this. I thought Sven Junga‘s earlier Juggernaut had set the bar for what TFOLs are capable of, but this diorama from Stargate Atlantis clearly blows me away.

The Daedalus ship itself is already an impressive stand-alone piece. The texture of the hull nicely resembles the thick metal armor on many sci-fi spaceships.

3D Jaws movie poster

Here’s another innovative piece from Alex Schranz (Orion Pax), depicting the Jaws poster in 3D. Many Patricks were decapitated in the making of this creation.

It’s not a real train shed?

I’m not a LEGO train fan, but this creation by Maciej Drwiega makes me want to be one. The features are so realistic, down to the texture on the wall created entirely out of plates instead of bricks! The curved roof made with tiles is nontraditional but looks perfect. I can only guess how it was made.

Even more stunning are the night effect shots, where the realism stands out the most.

LEGO entomology

I’m more into etymology than entomology, but I can still appreciate these lovely bugs by Peter Fendrik (pupipupi).

LEGO insect collection

Check out the full photoset on Flickr for shots of the individual bugs in their beautiful black boxes. (This last sentence was brought to you by the letter B.)

Via The Living Brick.

Ralph’s General Motors FM-1 Wildcat has scored a kill

Though it’s unlikely to supplant the F4U Corsair as my favorite plane in real life, I love Ralph Savelsberg‘s rendition of the venerable General Motors FM-1 Wildcat (also built by Grumman as the F4F).

LEGO Grumman General Motors FM-1 F4F Wildcat World War II fighter

As much as I appreciate the plane, I also really like Ralph’s presentation, complete with wheel chocks and the textured surface of an aircraft carrier (hmmm, sounds like another potential collaboration with Ed Diment).

Even more impressive at minifig scale, Ralph’s fighter has fully functional folding wings and retractable landing gear:

LEGO Wildcat fighter with folded wings LEGO Wildcat fighter with retracted landing gear