LEGO memes are in abundance, but not many of them surface more often that the idea that stepping on a LEGO brick is painful. One of the best-known iterations of this meme is a comic that’s been making the rounds on the internet for years featuring a brick-general giving training to other brick-soldiers gathered around a plan of attack diagramming the human foot.
If you’re a fan of LEGO, chances are good that you’ve seen it at some point in time and probably even had it shared with you more than once. But did you ever stop to think, who created this? Well, perhaps I’m more inquisitive than most, but that’s what piqued my interest. So let me share with you the journey of discovery that I took…
FBTB is starting a comic strip called Studs, and their first one plays off the drama of the new LEGO Friends line.
I occasionally love a good comic, especially if it involves someone I know. Do you think you know Mark Kelso beyond his brick monstrosities? Check out this comic by Jeff F. on MOCpages and you might learn more about the legend, more than you need to that is. If you care about the building techniques in the setup, visit Brickshelf for easy viewing of all the pictures.
Louise Dade (Bladewood) and Reasonably Clever are teaming up for a very cool contest — build a pimped-out version of Louise’s wheelchair!
The contest runs from today through November 15th. Click the graphic to check out the rules and prizes.
I really do love the new Space Police III theme, from the wonderful alien minifigs to the subtle in-jokes that the designers incorporated throughout their sets.
Nevertheless, a running joke among LEGO fans is that the line is xenophobic and defames sentient non-human life forms.
Seeing District 9 last night (based on Alive in Joberg from 2005), reminded me of this great webcomic from Shortpacked! Click the preview pic below to read the full comic.
Of course, LEGO designer Mark Stafford has explained that “Space Police are only responsible for interspecies crime… Non criminal aliens are of course welcome to live and work in terran space.”
Sounds like a challenge to all you LEGO fans out there to build a creation that shows the new SPIII aliens in a more positive light.
Chris Howard has launched a project to create LEGO comics in the style of The Far Side. He calls them The Brick Side, and the first three comics are already on his blog.
Derek Almen (Captain Redstorm) posts a frequently updated LEGO webcomic called Nerds in Space on Flickr. I was amused today to see myself seated on the big red couch discussing data, content, advertising, solutions, and exposure:
With my twice-a-year Brothers-Brick.com anniversary and Brothers Brick birthday posts, my love for both content and data (with associated metadata! *drools* ) is no secret. I also have an adorable troll to do my every bidding behind the scenes. It’s hilarious how accurate Derek’s parody of me really is…
Check out all the Nerds in Space episodes on Flickr.
Oh, and Lesson #1 in how to get blogged on The Brothers Brick: Appeal to the vanity of one of the bloggers.
Our friends at the Jørgen Vig Knudstorp blog always finds ways to parody our favorite chief executive officer of LEGO. For the April Fools bonus, we get an extra dose of Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen along with Jørgen at no extra charge! Enjoy this special comic made by John of Brickspace.org. Speaking of which, you should definitely check out his regularly updated blog.
Peter Lea has made instructions to build your own Penrose triangle:
It’s not impossible, because Jarek has shown that it can be done! There’s no photo-editing involved either. The whole process took him only five minute (four to find the camera batteries)!
Zack “NewRight” presents a wonderful landscape accompanied by a short story, which you can read here.
Check out this cool animated Clone Wars comic, featuring the Republic Attack Gunship and Droid Gunship. Hilarity ensued!