It’s rare to see a LEGO torii that has the correct proportions, but this one by Shannon Young looks like it would be perfect on a mountain path leading up to a Shinto shrine. It’s also quite nice in this LEGO scene featuring a ronin taking a final journey.
Stefan Käsmayer (-2×4-) captures the essence of a samurai house, complete with a well-tended garden and secure wall. I’m especially impressed with details like the slatted windows and stone base of the wall.
Infomaniac has been working on a series which depicts a lone seeker on his quest for answers. I have to say that my favorite, so far, is this one. It is a striking build with a very clean presentation. Excellent!
Though this is for US & Canada only at the moment, nearly all of the first quarter 2011 LEGO sets are now available from the LEGO Shop online. As if that’s not enough of a temptation, you can still order in time for Christmas.
We here at The Brothers Brick are irrationally excited about what looks to be the silliest — and most awesome — of the 2011 themes. Fraukinder and mannkinder, I give you NinjaGo!
The premise appears to be that several brightly colored ninjas take on an army of undead in single combat using a technique called “spinjutsu”.
Seriously, how awesome is that? And don’t miss the ear-worm that is the NinjaGo theme song.
The 2011 LEGO City police sets feature a new dog, backpack, and crowbar.
And of course, the 2011 LEGO Star Wars sets are also now available — not least of which the ever-popular battle packs.
Though I have yet to see a single episode of The Clone Wars, I’m intrigued by this non-gray Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship:
Finally, 10217 Diagon Alley will be shipping on January 1st, and is currently available for pre-order:
I admit…I don’t look at a lot of custom minifigures. But there are, on occasion, those that give me pause. This is one of them:
Created by geoshift, the detail work is impressive and the paint itself is very clean. It’s stunning. Of course, looking at the rest of the photostream, I realize I’ve clearly been missing out. Take a look. You won’t regret it.
I may not be a tea-person (Hey. I’m from Seattle. Coffee all the way.), but I must say, Aaron’s Tea House is just far too inviting. I’m aware there’s some tension outside the building, but I just keep going back to the architecture. Lovely!
I’d say this would look fetching in the BrickCon Big in Japan display, yes?