Death by Proudlove

Nathan Proudlove needs no introduction to any LEGO fan who hasn’t been living under a rock for the last decade. The man is not only an incredibly nice person, he is a fantastic builder as well. Currently he is working on a series of vehicles based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Death just Continue reading →

Proudlove’s neon commuter dream

I wish such a beautiful vessel could carry me to work. Simply love this little commuter train by Nathan Proudlove. It also provides so many ideas for a modern section of TBB’s upcoming Big in Japan display at BrickCon 2010. Yes indeed, the front car is reserved for women to protect them from groping salarymen. Continue reading →

Proudlove’s Mistral II – what the Eiffel Tower dreams of being when it sleeps

We all have those dreams — flying around in our sleep. The ironwork supporting Nathan Proudlove‘s Mistral II steampunk aircraft carrier is inspired by Gustave Eiffel’s architectural masterpiece, topped with a lovely pavilion reminiscent of the Palais d’Industrie from the 1855 Paris World’s Fair. Naturally, the crow’s nest hangs down, and the flight deck is Continue reading →

Proudlove gets Stagefright

Nathan Proudlove built this classic showrod and it’s smokin’! This particular model brings back fond memories of my own childhood Hotwheels cars. I had this one… There’s a video too.

Nathan Proudlove enters the Boonta Eve podrace

Actually, Nathan Proudlove has entered the FBTB 2009 Podracer Challenge, but a random Episode I reference seemed to work better. No? Nathan used light bricks from LEGO Creator sets for the energy binders. The dark blue and black color scheme contrasts nicely with the lighter highlights.

Nathan Proudlove knows when to walk away, knows when to run

I suspect that there isn’t a living person on the planet — whether they speak English as their native language or not and whether they even know who Kenny Rogers is — who doesn’t know the lyrics to “The Gambler.” Nathan Proudlove certainly does: (Now I have that song in my head for the rest Continue reading →

Dekotora by Nathan Proudlove

20+ years ago in Japan, my brother and I stared in amazement every time we saw a dekotora (from “decorated truck”). Of course, like their teamsters brethren here in the States, the Japanese truckers who drove these “art trucks” weren’t always the most savory of characters. Today, dekotora are apparently more popular than ever. There’s Continue reading →

Bowling and Surfing with Nathan Proudlove

Nathan Proudlove‘s latest creation is an retro-chic bowling alley Googie architecture of the 1950s — complete with interior: Adding to the summer fun, Nathan has also posted a lovely beach scene:

Nomination Bio: Nathan Proudlove

This is the fourth of five posts today about the 2008 LEGO Ambassadors nomination process. In order to keep you better informed, we at The Brothers Brick will be bringing you brief biographies of the possible nominees for the Lego Ambassador representing our community. We will posting these as we receive the necessary information. The Continue reading →

Nathan Proudlove strikes it lucky

Nathan Proudlove has mainly been building amazing hotrods and other vehicles lately, but that doesn’t mean he’s not also a talented space builder. Nathan’s “Lucky Strike” cave racer is blocky and colorful on the front and round, spiky, and black in back. The contrast of color and shape is wonderful. (Via the ever-vigilant Young Spacers.)

Gambit’s ’87 Oldsmobile Cutlass, by Nathan Proudlove

How did I miss this?! I’ll admit to being a bit behind, so MasterGongfu‘s link to this great LUGNuts Heroes & Villains entry by Nathan Proudlove was very much appreciated. The dominating feature on this great car is of course the roof — a brick-built Ace of Spades that begs the question, are decals and Continue reading →

Nathan Proudlove’s Batrod

As we saw last week, Nathan Proudlove doesn’t just build great steampunk and space creations. Here’s his latest, a “Batrod.” Building at this scale provides ample opportunity for lots of interesting details, but I like the bat-shaped side windows in particular.