Tag Archives: Monty Python

I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself

GoPlaysWithLego has been building mini-scale vehicles featured in the Battle of Hoth. While the AT-AT is impressive, what’s more impressive is the detail the builder was able to achieve with the tiny snowspeeder. Be sure to check out all the builder’s photos for more views of the AT-AT.


But I’ll be honest, I’m actually just blogging this to feature GoPlaysWithLego’s other photo, titled simply “Fetchez la vache!” I’ll let the photo speak for itself.


Unofficial LEGO Monty Python sets that you’ll never see in stores

It’s no secret that I love Monty Python, so it’s really no surprise that someone like Rifiröfi would be able to successfully appeal to my vanity in order to share his own LEGO Monty Python creations. The thing is, Rifiröfi LEGO recreations of key scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail are really quite good — wonderful custom minifigures presented with well-built scenes in pseudo-official box art.

Here’s The Rabbit of Caerbannog, with its “nasty, big, pointy teeth!”

LEGO 79097: The Rabbit of Caerbannog

Fortunately, the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch is at hand to assist King Arthur and his brave knights.

LEGO 79098: The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

But one of my favorite scenes is when *SPOILER* Sir Bedevere establishes that Connie Booth’s character is a witch because she weighs the same as a duck.

LEGO 79092: The Witch Trial

Okay, fine, I can’t pick a favorite scene. Here’s the Black Knight.

LEGO 79091: The Black Knight

Finally, no depiction of Monty Python and the Holy Grail would be complete without the French knights and Arthur’s assault on their castle.

LEGO 79094: The French

LEGO 79094: The Trojan Rabbit

Check out all of Rifiröfi’s LEGO Monty Python scenes on Flickr. And since I’m in a mildly self-aggrandizing mood, you can take a trip in the wayback machine with me and visit my own LEGO Monty Python photoset on Flickr. (For the record, I think Rifiröfi’s scenes are way better than mine — some of the earliest LEGO photos I posted online back in 2004.)

The Crimson Permanent Assurance

But, you say, this little scene by Gabriel Thomson (whose more recent LEGO version of the Göbekli Tepe archaeological site we blogged a week ago) is a Star Trek scene! What’s with the Monty Python reference, Andrew?

Show me the money 10

Wait, what’s that on the viewscreen? And who’s that in the fez?

Show me the money 6

Egads! It’s the Crimson Permanent Assurance!

Show me the money 7

I suspect the crew of the Enterprise will be completely fine in the face of marauding financiers. They do, after all, have a certain Time Lord on board…

Via The Living Brick, my favorite minifig-centric blog.

Announcing PythonScape at BrickCon 2011 [News]

With our announcement of Numereji 2421, it’s clear the convention season is upon us, but the collaborative display that we’re organizing is hardly the only group build at BrickCon this fall. Iain Heath has just announced PythonScape, a Miniland-scale homage to the wonder and beauty of Monty Python.

"PythonScape" at BrickCon 2011

I’ve already called dibs on the Black Knight, but there are still plenty of funny characters and scenes open for contributions. Following the success of Bricks of Character, I’m sure this is going to be awesome.

Crimson Permanent Assurance

When I first saw the Crimson Permanent Assurance section of Monty Python’s Meaning of Life when I was a kid it simply blew my mind. This Cafe Corner standard version by gotoAndLego does the same.

LEGO gotoAndLego Crimson Permanent Assurance

It’s a pretty imposing structure and fairly close to the appropriate architectural features for the building. I would find this thing crewed by elderly clerks driven mad quite intimidating if it drifted past my office.

I would put a tax on all people who stand in water!

I had the distinct pleasure of seeing John Cleese in person last night at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. As my first post after being away for a couple of weeks, I have the distinct pleasure tonight of blogging this CubeDude Gumby by Iain Heath (Ochre Jelly):

LEGO CubeDude Gumby from Monty Python

Monty Python podracer challenges Mac podracer as best LEGO mashup ever

The iPod Racer by Matt De Lanoy may have seemed the epitome of LEGO geekiness — a good thing! — but this “Swallow podracer” by tbone_tbl is quite possibly its equal:

The podrace engines that represent King Arthur’s 5-ounce swallows tow a two-pound coconut pod, with the king’s trusty servant Patsy clopping along behind.

It remains unclear whether the swallows are African or European…

Aaron Andrews will haul away your corpses

The Classic-Castle.com Vignette Storytelling Contest kicked off at the beginning of this month, and sets of four vigs are popping up all over the place.

Aaron Andrews‘ vigs are inspired by one of my favorite moments in the Monty Python canon — “Bring out your dead!”

(“I’m not dead!”)

Minifigs from Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Kyle Peterson

As “Armothe,” Kyle Peterson may be best known as one half of the team behind BrickForge, but he’s also a great minifig customizer in his own right. His latest set of figs is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. From Arthur and Sir Bedevere (above) to Launcelot and Robin (below), the gang’s all here.

Check out Kyle’s Flickr photostream for more, including Galahad, Gawain, and my favorite, a French Knight:

“Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!”


Monty Python’s Flying Circus! (Cue Sousa’s “The Liberty Bell.”)

(Click to view my Monty Python photoset on Flickr, with three new minifigs.)

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Pining for the Fjords

Here’s another one of my pre-blog creations that I just uploaded to Flickr — the dead parrot sketch (also called “Pet Shop”) from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”:

Click the image for the full photo set on Flickr.

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Monty Python Vignettes by Bloody Jay

I’m not quite sure when he posted these, but Classic-Castle, FBTB, and EuroBricks (etc.) user Bloody Jay has created a fantastic set of four Monty Python vignettes that fit together:

Clockwise from the left, I presume these are “The Ministry of Silly Walks,” “Smoke Shop,” and the vicious gang of keep-left signs at the end of the “Hell’s Grannies” sketch. I really like the construction technique he used on the keep-left signs and the fire hydrant. I also like how it’s mostly studless. My one critique is that it would have been nice to see another vignette in the fourth “quadrant.” There’s certainly enough source material!

(I really hope I get the Monty Python DVD box set for my birthday next week…)