Monthly Archives: January 2011

Articulated Bus by Veeborg

A commuter bus seems like a pretty good summary of the last few months of my life, except this working articulated bus by Vibor Cavor (Veeborg) is so much cooler than anything I’ve been riding.

LEGO Veeborg Articulated Bus

So worth checking out the rest of his photoset of this bus since he goes into such detail about the interior workings. The doors open and everything.

Bad to the Bone

The new Ningjago line isn’t the only place to find cool LEGO skeletons and choppers. Check out this new creation by Karf Oohlu.

For me, the little road scene is as notable as the motorcycle itself. The irregular shape lends a sense of being torn straight out of a larger scene. The hair choice for the rider also adds a sense of fire, reminding me of Ghost Rider.

Bad to the Bone

Announcing Brick Fiesta in Austin, Texas June 30 – July 3

Fans of the southern states rejoice: a new LEGO convention presented by TexLUG called Brick Fiesta is taking place in Texas this summer. This is a standard 4-day AFOL convention with a weekend public expo. Registration is now open and you can check out the details on the Brick Fiesta website.

Show your love in the Be My Brickentine contest

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the lovely Miss Klementina Kos has announced a contest for all you guys to express love through bricks. If you can build a creation that’ll win the hearts of a panel of female AFOL judges, you’ll be rewarded with a complete set of series 3 minifigs. You can check out the contest details on Flickr or MOCpages.

2011 bounces in on rabbit ‘tocks

かわいいレゴずき (“I Love Cute LEGO”) has their annual roundup of New Year greetings from Japanese LEGO builders up on the blog, replete with adorable bunnies to honor the Year of the Rabbit.

LEGO Year of the Rabbit nengajyou

But most unique of all this year’s New Year creations is this set of osechi cuisine by mumu from the resident builders at かわいいレゴずき:

LEGO Osechi-ryori

I always thought osechi food was a bit of an acquired taste, but I’ve said the same thing about traditional American holiday food. (In both cases, it doesn’t help that my choices are further limited by being a vegetarian from birth.) Whether you appreciate the source of inspiration or not, the LEGO version is a lovely evocation of a uniquely Japanese tradition.

Happy 2011, LEGO fans of the world! Scientists, please provide a status update on your abject failure to give us flying cars and personal robots. We are, after all, living in The Future…

LEGOLAND California gets Star Wars Miniland in March 2011 [News]

Home of LEGO Star Wars Days for the last several years, it’s only natural that LEGOLAND California should get a section of Miniland dedicated to Star Wars. That’s finally happening this March, as announced this morning. From Bricks to Bothans was there today covering the press event, and has all the details and photos, including the ever-awesome Mr. Gary McIntire (with Miniland tauntaun and Han Solo).

Gary McIntire with Miniland Tauntaun 2

Read the full coverage and press release on FBTB.

RC Clone Turbo Tank with lights and firing mechanisms

There’s much more to this Juggernaut than meets the eye. Max Yang (Artifex Creation) built this Turbo Tank with remote-controlled driving and steering, along with other RC mechanisms such as clip-fed guns and missiles. It’s even outfitted with custom-designed flashing lights. You can see all these features in the Youtube video below.

Thanks for the tip, Masked Builder!