5935 Island Hopper seaplane redux by Mike Psiaki

Mike Psiaki continues to churn out great additions to his Jurassic Park layout. His latest is actually inspired by 5935 Island Hopper, from the Adventurers “Dino Island” series. Here’s Mike’s current lineup of terrible lizards:

Mike Psiaki’s Savoia S-21

A new creation by Mike Psiaki (Brickshelf) is nice to see, but when that new creation is a Savoia S-21 seaplane inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso, well, it’s that much more awesome. Previously on The Brothers Brick: Savoia S-21 Seaplace from Porco Rosso by Uspez Morbo

Republic Gunship by Mike Psiaki

Mike Psiaki (pronounced like “psyche”) updates his Republic Gunship with the new look of version 2. Besides the mastery craftsmanship, it’s interesting to note the balance between studded elements and tiled elements that results in the varied texture of the ship.

Mike Psiaki soars through the clouds

It’s been more than a year since we’ve blogged something by Mike Psiaki, but I think it’s been worth the wait. Here’s Mike’s World War II era X-wing: And his tiltrotor:

FBTB R-Wing: C-22 by Mike Psiaki

I can’t say I’m tired of all the sleek fighters in what is turning out to be a really fun contest, but Mike Psiaki’s entry is just plain different: With hardly any big sloped pieces in sight, Mike uses very few pieces found in current sets. Different is good. Add to Del.icio.us | Digg It Continue reading →

Mike Psiaki’s Adventurers Truck

There’s no question Mike Psiaki builds cool stuff. I just wasn’t expecting what I found when I clicked the thumbnail for this Adventurers-inspired truck: I won’t say anything more so as not to spoil the surprise. ;-) Technorati tags: LEGO Steampunk Truck Adventurers Brickshelf

Mike Psiaki’s Airship

I’m not sure whether this is an update or not, but Mike Psiaki has posted a most excellent airship: (Click the image for the full gallery.)

Mike Psiaki’s World War II Fighters

These aren’t brand new, but Mike Psiaki recently updated his P-38 Lightning, so that gives me an excuse to post these — two of my favorite World War II fighter planes in LEGO form. The Lockheed P-38 Lighting: The Vought F4U Corsair: (Click each image for the full gallery.) And just for fun, check out Continue reading →

Building a stacked deck

Deal yourself a great hand with these life-size LEGO playing cards from Dan Ko (@dan.ko56)!

Exploring the Hundred Acre Woods: An interview with fan designer Ben Alder and the design team behind LEGO Ideas 21326 Winnie the Pooh [Feature]

One of the most adorable sets to be released this year is LEGO Ideas 21326 Winnie the Pooh (available now for  US $99.99 | CAN $139.99 | UK £89.99 ) We did a lot of exploring in our hands-on review, but the Hundred Acre Wood is a big place. We recently had an opportunity to participate in a roundtable Continue reading →

Chemistry 101: I’m blinding me with science!

Jonas Kramm (@jonaskramm) takes 101 LEGO pieces and conducts a successful chemistry experiment that we all reacted favorably to. Alternatively, a failure probably would have meant no eyebrows.

Felt cute, might bring down a Super Star Destroyer later

TBB’s very own Mansur “Waffles” Soeleman (@lamborghiniwafflesauce) delivers the most unique yet most accurate A-wing Starfighter from Star Wars. Try to guess the unconventional pieces he used to get the shapes and proportions right on this perfectly minifigure-scale ship!