Gilcélio Chagas has made this lovely little marine diorama starring one of the coolest critters in the ocean, the seahorse.
Inspired by the collected works of Spencer Rezkalla, TBB newcomer Rocco Buttliere has slowly amassed a fine collection of microscale skyscrapers with a focus on the architecture of Chicago Illinois. For his latest project, Rocco takes on the 961 ft tower at 311 South Wacker in downtown Chicago. According the the builder, “311 was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world at the time of its completion. It is the seventh tallest building in Chicago, and sixteenth in the US. It is also the tallest building in the world whose address is also its formal title.” Considering the limited availability of Medium Dark Flesh colored elements, the building seems all the more impressive. Enjoy today’s slice of architectural history.
This bulky-looking Bionicle robot by BioRays has a striking pose, and the gold accents are a nice touch on top of the black and metal chassis.
By harnessing the power of ever awesome lime (an even more potent power source than screams or laughter), Dave Shaddix has rendered both Mike Wazowski and the famous doorway from Monsters Inc. in 100% pure LEGO brick. As well as the excellent sculpting work on Mike, the various details like the clipboard really make this diorama stand out.
The basic gist of rebrickable is that you select a LEGO set, uploaded digital (LDD and LDraw) design (see eg. the rover we featured a while back) and it tells you if you can build it from your own parts. Which is pretty cool. Basically, it’s a library of sets and MOCs that not only shows you how to build things, but helps you find the parts you need to build them.
And it does all this from a slick interface. As a site, it’s useful for people who make their own designs (in LDD or LDraw), and for collectors. You can also compare two sets to see what parts they share. Or generate a part list from a CAD file and see how much it will cost.
What can you build? Rebrickable is there to help you answer that question.
This beautiful cottage by Luke Watkins Hutchinson (-Derfel Cadarn-) is full of incredible details. The textures and shapes of the walls are fascinating. Then there is the lovely color scheme, flowing from the blues of the upper story to the patches of grass and the customized tree branches. It is an incredibly well-thought creation.
This diorama of a crashed space ship is rather striking. I love the post-apocalyptic feel. According the builder (Master Beef (with fries)), it is set in the Star Wars universe. But that neither detracts nor adds to this build as it really is able to stand on its own. There is just enough details of the ship to give you a sense of what the entire craft may have looked like, while the drifts of sand really add a sense of time…how long the wreck has been there. The makeshift shelter is also a very nice touch.
This stately raven is a lovely build and it compelled me to start reciting Edgar Allen Poe, so that is something else in its favor. I love the bird itself but showing it perched on a skull is even better. I’m naming the skull “Pallas”. Adam Dodge built this during a session he did on CTV Regina, promoting a show by SLUG.
Dennis Glaasker (Bricksonwheels) is no stranger to this blog and his latest build surely doesn’t disappoint. The bright yellow and heaps of chrome make this bike a real load of eye-candy.
I love this small scene concocted by Justin (CrazyLlama2). The floor technique is nice. The walls and windows show some really good skills, but that scroll puts it over the top.