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The best Battlestar Galactica built out of LEGO bricks

All of this has happened before and will happen again – While there have been many worthy builders to attempt both the classic, modern, and “inspired-by” incarnations of the famed sci-fi vessel Battlestar Galactica at a variety of scales the latest iteration is a wondrous thing of beauty. Brandon Griffith‘s labor of love is 47 inches (1.2 meters) long and took almost 300 hours to build. It debuted this past weekend at BrickCon 2018 in Seattle.

Battlestar Galactica BSG-75

Battlestar Galactica BSG-75

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Stranger Things teen line-up

The Netflix original series Stanger Things was an instant cult classic, and has led to a number of LEGO creations inspired by some of its memorable cast of characters, including a tribute to Barb by our own Iain Heath. This latest creation by Casey McCoy features the older teens from the show and they are instantly recognizable versions of their on-screen inspirations.

Stranger Things Miniland Plus Teenagers

While fairly simple in construction, the models feature some nice techniques in the shaping of clothing and hair. I thought the purposeful miss-alignment of 1×1 bricks to create textured fabric for the pants was very effective.

Want to see more from Stranger Things? Check out our previously covered full line-up ofBrickHeadz by the same builder.

Chip & Dale are ready for the rescue

Predating Monk by a few decades, this gripping TV detective show featured a pair of chipmunks ready to solve any crime, no matter how or small. Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers was a staple of kids’ cartoons in the 90s, and now this dynamic duo has been brought to the brick by an equally talented pair of builders, with Chip built by Leonid An and Dale by Vlad Lisin.

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Full cast of LEGO Powerpuff Girls minifigures revealed [News]

In addition to the main trio of LEGO Powerpuff Girls revealed yesterday, the entire cast of minifigure characters from the popular cartoon series has now been revealed. Joining the lineup up of fan-favorites includes Princess Morbucks (with perhaps the biggest molded minifgure head of all time), Octi, Donny The Unicorn, and Mojo Jojo.

The LEGO Powerpuff Girls theme will consist of at least two sets available in August, including 41287 Bubbles Playground Showdown and 41288 Mojo Jojo Strikes. The Brothers Brick will bring you photos of the sets if available this weekend from the New York Toy Fair, so stay tuned.


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LEGO officially announces Powerpuff Girls theme [News]

Today LEGO announced that a Powerpuff Girls theme will be arriving in August, consisting of at least two sets. While LEGO hasn’t disclosed any set images yet, they have released images of the characters, which include Buttercup, Bubbles, and Blossom, the same three characters that featured in the Powerpuff Girls Dimensions sets last year.

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Achieve new heights in comedy with the stair car from Arrested Development

” Watch out for bridges and hop-ons. You’re going to get some hop-ons.”

TBB’s own Ralph Savelsberg continues adding to his collection of iconic vehicles with the airport stair car from the TV series Arrested Development. Ralph’s vehicles, built at a larger scale than the minifig-scale we typically feature, has a distinctive style that doesn’t shy away from showing the studs that LEGO is so famous for. With the stair car owned by the dysfunctional Bluth family, Ralph incorporates brick-built stripes as well as custom signage.

Stair car from Arrested Development

Naturally, the stairs actually extend, and the outriggers flip down to stabilize the vehicle.

Stair car from Arrested Development

Transforming LEGO in disguise

The Transformers was a US animated television series which originally aired in the 1980s, but has been transforming throughout the years into different generations of TV series and film franchises. The original US series was based on Hasbro’s Transformers toy line and involved giant mecha that can transform into vehicles (although Hasbro’s own toy line was based upon other toys made by Japanese manufacturer Takara) with the opposing teams of Autobots and Decepticons at war with each other. Alex Jones has built a fantastic collection of LEGO Autobots including Optimus Prime at the centre next to Jetfire the jet,  Bumblebee in his yellow VW Beetle state on the left and Windcharger the red sports car on the right. How many of these Transformers can you name and remember playing with as a child?

Autobots roll out!

Alex has just co-authored a book with another builder whose work we have featured on TBB,  Joachim Klang. Tips for Kids: Transformers: Cool Projects for your Lego Bricks  is due out at the end of July 2017 and will help budding builders transform their bricks into Autobots and Decepticons. We also recently highlighted Alex and Joachim’s incredible LEGO diorama of Optimus Prime in position in a tranquil street which gives a taste of the book’s theme.

 

Grab your gun and bring in the cat with this enormous LEGO Viper

Chris Madison has put together a superb LEGO Viper — the classic Mark II from Battlestar Galactica. Don’t let initial appearances fool you — this model is enormous, over 100 studs long and weighing 10 kilos!

Viper Mark II

See more photos of this LEGO Colonial Viper

Dale Horvath’s RV from The Walking Dead in LEGO [Instructions]

While Dale may not get to enjoy his retirement driving around the country with his wife in an RV, we can all enjoy this great LEGO rendition of his iconic vehicle from the first two seasons of The Walking Dead, built by hachiroku24. The builder has included numerous key details, including all the gear Dale needs on his roof to keep watch over the survivors’ camp. I particularly like the rolled up awning.

Dale's RV from The Walkind Dead (with instructions)

If you want to build your own LEGO version of Dale’s RV, the builder has provided step-by-step instructions in the following video.

Game Of Thrones opening titles recreated in LEGO

Jonas Kramm has built four fabulous microscale LEGO versions of iconic castles from the opening titles of Game Of Thrones. Winterfell, The Twins, Castle Black & The Wall, and King’s Landing all get the brick treatment, built into a set of smartly-panelled bases. The southern capital of Westoros is unmistakable — all blood red walls and gold detailing, exactly as it appears in the show’s opening…

GoT - King's Landing

Winterfell is also beautifully done, particularly the Weirwood tree in the castle’s Godswood…

GoT - Winterfell

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Moon of my life, My sun and stars

Justin Chua nails it with this minimalist LEGO depiction of Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen from Game Of Thrones. The characters are immediately recognisable, despite the stripped-back simplicity of the models — from Drogo’s distinctive tattoos and beard, to Daenerys’ dress and hair.

Drogo and Daenerys

I love the work on Drogo’s hair too — without his long braid (a record of victory in battle) he wouldn’t be able to command the respect of his riders.

Drogo 3

This is an interesting scale and style for character building. I’d like to see more of the denizens of Westeros (and Easteros) rendered like this.

The bar where I met your mother

One of the things I like about TV show How I Met Your Mother is how central McLaren’s Bar is to the action. Having run pubs for years, I love to see a good bar depicted well in LEGO. speedyhead doesn’t disappoint here with some excellent attention to detail.

McLaren's Pub

The booths are nicely-built, as are the bar stools, but I particularly like the wonderful clutter on the back bar and the use of printed tiles to represent all the posters and sports memorabilia that bedeck the walls. When you wrap all the detail up with a smart color scheme and smooth tiled look, this would be a great little pub model even it wasn’t so faithful to the TV show.