I love the idea and execution of this build. The scene is instantly recognizable, even from the thumbnail.
This build was created for the Eurobricks Micro Sci-Fi Contest. Well done and good luck!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
This build is beyond huge and just as awesome!
Built for Iron Builder.
I saw a pocket Etch A Sketch while waiting to check out at Walmart yesterday afternoon. My first thought was, "hmmm, those knobs look like 2x2 round bricks"
My second thought was "darn! that impulse buying product placement totally works sometimes"
My third thought was, "Should I be worried that I'm starting to see Lego bricks in regular every day products now?"
This is a 1:1 scale Lego version of the pocket Etch A Sketch I bought. The background is the actual packaging, cropped.
Gold logo was digitally added.
size is 10x 8 x 2 studs (3 with the knobs)
Monday, January 28, 2013
I am a Monopoly addict and not ashamed to admit it. I think I have purchased almost every standard edition version (i don't buy the licensed/character themed version) that Monopoly has released in the last 7 years.
This wonderful build by Joshua Christenson of Mr. Monopoly makes me wish I had one for my office.
I returned to my dark bley roots for this one; unfortunately not really out of my comfort zone. With an extra weekend I could have touched up a few areas but at least it somewhat resembles a gorilla.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
This micro scene is from the original 1951 version of The Day the Earth Stood Still.
This movie was an anomaly for its time. It was the first "A" science fiction alien movie with top notch actors, directors, music, etc in an era where most alien movies were low budget and shot in 1 week or less
This movie also produced one of the first memorable robots, Gort, and the now often quoted phrase "Klaatu barada nikto"
Is the alien spaceman Klaatu friend or foe? Check it out if you get a chance!
build is 16x16 studs
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
All I really wanted to make was a little Darth Vader Pez dispenser, but I couldn't find my minifigure anywhere. I guess he went on vacation to an island in the tropics for the winter.
Each head is a standard minifigure head or helmet. Body is made with 5 or 6 parts.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
I watched a documentary yesterday about this island, the ancient people who lived there and why and how they think these people carved and moved these massive Moai to their present locations.
The island is now home to 887 of these Moais. They vary in height from 12 ft to 30 feet and the heaviest Moai weighs 82 tons.
Rapa Nui is also known as Easter Island because the Europeans first landed here on Easter day.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Not later... NOW!
And then when your done with that immediately watch the movie.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Flashman aged: 32 to 33
Years: 1854 - 1855
In Flashman at the Charge, loafing about back in England in 1854. Flashman through misfortune joins the 17th lancers, gets sent to the Crimea, and ends up taking part in the famous charge of the light brigade alongside his old semi-nemesis Lord Cardigan commander of the 11th Hussars (Flashmans old regiment). Flashmans part in the charge is not helped by a terrible case of wind caused by a recent case of dysentery. Surviving, he is captured by the enemy and then ends up having more adventures in Russia and beyond, somehow ending up back in India via Afghanistan once again.
I've been waiting to do this one every since I started out this series of vignettes. The Horse design was initial inspired by BMWindys articulated horse design, and I have kept a few features such as lower portions of legs and how the ears are just balanced on (now bound with string). But the entire body, head, neck and top legs are pretty much new. I've been through so many horse designs to try and get something the right scale but able to position in many horsey positions, and I think I'm pretty happy with it. In this vignette you can also see 2 distinctive military outfits, Lord Cardigan in the 11th Hussar uniform and Flashman in the uniform of 17th Lancers.