Hello kiddies, it’s time to tune in to some fabulous retro Terovision. Doctor Dog is performing the final external pre-flight examination of the infamous Fabuland Freighter – the fastest ship in the whole of LEGOLAND. Flagship of the Fabuland Freight Service, I hear it made the Billund Run in less than 12 parsnips.
Together with Lionel Lion at the helm, this duo is responsible for transporting envelopes and brown packages all over Fabuland. Their trusty ship has compartments for small cargo and specially designed clamps in the front to haul bigger things like mail boxes.
Terovision decided to build this ship because of a love for both Star Wars and Fabuland. A fun and original mashup, the builder appears to have blended as many Fabuland pieces as possible seamlessly with System elements. Extra points have to be awarded for the extra effort that went in to creating the cut-out background!
Paul Hetherington (Brickbaron) is the master of incorporating moving elements into dioramas. His Fabuland Fun Fair display shows a colorful theme-park featuring dozens of Fabuland characters and a slew of animated carnival attractions. The YouTube video below is a must-see.
Gabriel Thompson (qi_tah) places Fabuland animal characters in a setting from The Hobbit in this whimsical mashup diorama. It features a beautifully designed and functional windmill and interiors to the hole houses. Check out Flickr for more photos and work-in-progress shots.
David Frank (aka Fraslund) has been working on a medieval Castle layout for most of the last year and he finally unveiled it at BrickCon. His work was nothing short of breath-taking. The level of detail was stunning and I discovered incredible new details everytime I looked it over. David is definitely a builder to be reckoned with. Take time to examine all of his pictures of this creation, both wide-angle and closeups. You won’t be disappointed.
Mark Larson is delving back into his Fabuland world with this den of dairy delights. I love the design of the house and how Mark managed to work in so many Fabuland elements but still kept it fresh and new. Well played, Mark!
The legend, according to Luke Watkins, is that poor Mary Jane was accused of witchcraft and thus disposed of in the usual manor. His creation features the homes near the site of the fire, complete with the townsfolk. The whole creation is just spot on, with the colors and the chaos.
Edit (AB): So nice we blogged it twice…
Erik Smit shows how its done with this whimsical redeux of Gold Tooth’s Getaway.
By the way, I really like the idea of this sort of challenge, specifically rebuilding a set in whatever fashion each builder prefers. I hope that more groups give this kind of thing a try.
I enjoy seeing genres and bandwagons being approached with a sort of irreverent creativity, so it was great to see this OTOMech Model TK-MM, built by Dave Sterling (half of ToT-LUG) for the 2009 MOClympics. It was inspired by the Otomen manga series and brainstorming with other LEGO fans, which is a great way to get silly ideas.
My favorite features are the kitty greebles and the simple fact that the cockpit fits a Fabuland figure, but there’s a lot of other stuff to love.
This very striking scene by Erik Smit is really something. The white and transparent background pieces really set the stage for the purple highlights. I can’t stop staring at this scene.
Tranquility Base creator Louise Dade (Bladewood) has posted a Fabuland Danger Mouse, with Penfold and DM’s flying car.
The Fabuland figures were customized by Louise’s mom Hilary. (Hat-tip to reader Tim.)
Mark Larson has instilled mass amounts of fear and trembling in me with his latest creation. The Terror and Suspense is just too much…I need to go lie down now.
(Josh is going to have nightmares about the dreaded “Walrus Wedgie”)
There also a Racoon, a squirrel, and a wolf. This scene by SlyOwl is packed with fuzzy critters…
In typical SlyOwl fashion, its also loaded with lots of other fun details too. The roof of that cabin and the grass overhangs on the clifftop are nice touches. But, of course, that is what we’ve come to expect from this talented builder!