Monthly Archives: July 2012

Life-size Warhammer 40K Bolt Pistol

We’ve featured many of Jarek‘s Warhammer 40K creations in the past, but this is a first. Instead of scale models of vehicles or troops from the games, he’s built a life-sized gun from the game. He’s built in several cool play features, though not launching a projectile, which you can see in his youtube video, below.

wh40k Bolt Pistol

Return to Schloss Ferkelstein

At first glance you may think you’re looking at another typical large castle diorama, but a second look will quickly reveal anachronistic elements such as a train, a military patrol boat, and… a mad scientist’s lab? Indeed, this diorama by Ciamosław Ciamek is no ordinary castle. Check out the story on Flickr and visit Brickshelf for all the detail shots.

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Martini Racing VW Van by Malte Dorowski

It’s no surprise that Malte Dorowski’s most recent vehicles are gorgeous, but the added accessories and matching colors make this set of vehicles even more outstanding. The stunning Porsche 935 Malte built back in March, but he’s now paired it with a Volkswagon van, accessories, and a crew. This is an excellent use of the rarely seen Technic figures.


One Small Step...

It took just one lifetime for man to go from first flight to first man on the moon. That’s awfully impressive. It’s been 43 years since those brave men first set foot on the lunar landscape.

Kevin Murney‘s tribute to the tenacity and ingenuity of the human race is fitting, and impressive in its own right.

You can see more pictures in his flickr gallery!

NASA has some pretty nifty stuff to commemorate Apollo 11’s historic mission. Check it out!

Bell Boeing V-44 Pelican

Mike isn’t the only one building great micro-military aircraft lately.

Stijn (Red Spacecat) posted this near-future VTOL/STOL tiltrotor aircraft on the 4th of July. Stijn’s design is very clearly a future progression of the V-22 Osprey, extended for mission profiles with far heavier cargo.

LEGO V-44 Pelican

The custom sticker work is sublime, and the little touches like landing wheels are excellent. Check out lots more photos on Flickr.

Massive Helm’s Deep diorama in Lego

Daniel Z presents the best Lego rendition of Helm’s Deep I’ve seen. In addition to its massive scale, the creation maintains a high quality such as seen in the texture of the landscape. Unfortunately it does not appear that any official Lego Lord of the Rings minifigs or new parts were used, which leads me to believe that the creation was made before their release. But overall, one cannot deny this majestic recreation of an epic battle.

The Hornburg at Helm's Deep

Microscale Sci-Fi (Mi-Fi) contest winners announced

I feel truly awful that I never got around to featuring more than a handful of the wonderful microscale models from the recent Mi-Fi contest run by The Living Brick. (Can you ever forgive me, Iain?) Anyway, Iain and Rod have announced the winners!

nolnet‘s “1.21 Gigawatts” and halfbeak‘s “Resistance is Futile” deservedly took the top spots.

1.21 Gigawatts Resistance Is Futile

SPARKART! submitted two great entries, inspired by The Matrix and Bladerunner. the real world. Los Angeles November 2019

Carl Merriam also entered two great micro-models, from Spaceballs and “Futurama”.


Check out the group pool for a stellar lineup of entries, and read Iain’s writeup, highlighting even more of the great entries. Congratulations to the winners, and here’s hoping Iain runs this contest annually!