Tag Archives: Futuristic

When you cross a dragonfly with The Matrix

What does September mean to you?  Perhaps it signals the end of summer, when the days are noticeable shorter and leaves start to change colour.  For a significant number of LEGO builders, September is SHIPtember when the aim is to build a large spaceship of at least 100 studs in length. Marcin Grabowski completed this huge dropship on 10 Sept after 29 days of building.  His DragonFLY class dropship is certainly eye-catching with its lime and yellow hull. I love those central wings with the ball of complex machinery, wiring and ducts at the connection point.

SHiPtember 2017 - DragonFLY class Dropship - Final. Finished at day 29

Sometimes is is hard to get a sense of scale with this type of large model.  I am happy to report that  Marcin did exactly what any self-respecting LEGO SHIP builder should do…he swooshed it!

Dragonfly class Dropship. Swoosh;)

Forgotten but not gone

One of my favourite genres of storyline, be that film, book or LEGO building theme, is post-apocalyptic. Adam Sochorec has created this atmospheric, futuristic scene that certainly has a few markers of a post-apocalyptic world. I love the distressed, run down building with a poorly constructed lean-to on the front. Perhaps this used to be an inviting porch into a comfy little home, but the building has definitely seen better days.  The mix of colours used gives a real sense of ‘make and mend’, and I love the details like the old AC units, the rusting pipes and the paint-cracked outer walls.

The Forgotten District

There’s a rather downtrodden person sitting outside the front door. Is he hoping to be allowed inside or has he come outside to drown his sorrows in some strong moonshine served in an old, used glass bottle.

LEGO racing exosuit jets ahead of the rest

You may have to look twice to believe you are looking at LEGO in this creation by Gamabomb. This intruiguing red, white and blue figure is actually a racing exosuit from Gamabomb’s fictional company Meuser Hardsuit Schmiedes (MHS).  The aim of this particular hardsuit is speed and it seems to be living up to its name – Sprinter. The presentation showing the Sprinter’s jet propulsion system really shows this fun build in its best light. I love the blue and white colour blocking with the little highlights of red adding a nice contrast.

Meuser Sprinter Race

Just to prove this is an exosuit with a pilot, you can see that the cockpit is contained within the central chest area.

Meuser Sprinter