Monthly Archives: October 2010

48 wheels, remote controlled and with a very big gun

Metal Grudge - Parts

Our occassional technic reviewer Peer Kreuger (mahjqa) doesn’t just know about technic, he’s a dab hand at building it. Drawing inspiration from the Metal Slug computer games and his own omniwheels he’s created the crazy remote controlled Metal Grudge. And to really take it to the next level he’s used camera cars to get action shots like the one above. Much more fun than a computer game.

Alternative flickr video

Hogsmeade Station by Matn

With LEGO Harry Potter sets making a return this year, it’s nice to see people building various Harry Potter creations again.

Matn has posted a gorgeous Hogsmeade Station that would look just as great in a regular Town/Train layout:

Hogsmeade Station

Not content to build something only for the camera (as many of us do — who among us hasn’t “cheated” by leaving off parts on the far side?), Matn built a complete platform and pedestrian overpass:

Hogsmeade Station

With lovely half-timber construction, texturing on the chimney, and excellent stonework on the first-floor corners, this creation is truly magical.

Atomium – landmark of a bygone era

With our own piece of futuristic architecture left over from the 1962 World’s Fair spiking the Seattle skyline, I’m always interested to learn about other examples of strange buildings that reflects the failed hopes of decades past.

Much cooler than our Space Needle, Atomium was built for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. The aptly nicknamed Polegon has posted a microscale version of this Belgian landmark (via MicroBricks):

LEGO microscale Atomium

Which reminds me of the larger version posted some time back by Fragty (Klocki):

LEGO Atomium

Hammerhead cruiser from the Old Sith Wars

Steef de Prouw (mediocre) presents a lesser well-known ship from the Star Wars universe based on the Harbinger. The hammerhead shape is as distinctive as it is hard to build, featuring techniques such as half plate offsets to replicate the narrowing tips of the hammer shape. You can read more about this 122 stud long SHIP on MOCpages.

Australian movie features Arthur Gugick’s Taj Mahal

Arthur Gugick‘s Taj Mahal model is central prop in an upcoming Australian film called Taj. The movie is about a father rebuilding a broken relationship with his daughter when they decided to make the Taj Mahal out of Lego. You can see a trailer that has brief scenes of the creation on Youtube.

A new look of interior design

You don’t have to be an interior designer to recognize this creative and elegant contemporary bedroom and bathroom built by Littlehaulic, the younger sister of the well-known Legohaulic. The bold contrast of the colors black, white, and pink combined with the polished wooden floor helps give a clean and modern look to the rooms. Details such as the rug, the blinds, and the various small decors make one think they were made by a veteran builder.

But you may be surprised to find out that she just turned 13 today! It sure isn’t easy to associate age and talent with a creation like this. Cheers and happy birthday!