Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tron Light Cycles

Untitled by Scootercide
Untitled, a photo by Scootercide on Flickr.

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!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A rose is a rose is a track

With Valentines day coming up we are starting to see a lot of roses being made. This one caught my eye because of the very clever parts usage of red Lego treads.

Lego Sushi: Giant Centipede Roll

Forget micro and macro building. A new form of Lego building has been invented: Humongo Ginormous!

This build is beyond huge and just as awesome!

Built for Iron Builder.

Pocket Etch A Sketch

Pocket Etch ASketch by customBRICKS
Pocket Etch ASketch, a photo by customBRICKS on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
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

Mr. Monopoly

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.

Ape Armor

Ape Armor by zane_houston
Ape Armor, a photo by zane_houston on Flickr.
An amazing build with tons of nice parts usage. I love the proportions on this build and that it is instantly recognizable as a gorilla. Then on a second look you get a bonus surprise with the gorilla mechs driver, a chimp!

Via Flickr:
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

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Via Flickr:
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

Lego Star Wars Pez Dispensers

Via Flickr:
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


Marilyn by powerpig
Marilyn, a photo by powerpig on Flickr.

A very clever Andy Warhol version of the Series 9 Movie Star.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hillside Moai of Rapa Nui

Also known as the Easter Island heads.

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

Micro Scale Serenity

Final version of the Micro Scale Serenity as seen on the television show Firefly.
If you haven't seen the show I suggest you drop what you are doing and check it out now.
Not later... NOW!
And then when your done with that immediately watch the movie.

Original Version:

Version 2.0:

Thursday, January 17, 2013

#10. Flashman at the Charge

Via Flickr:
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.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


ROBBY-THE-ROBOT by baronsat
ROBBY-THE-ROBOT, a photo by baronsat on Flickr.

We were working on our own Robbie the Robot, but after seeing BaronSat's version all work was halted because you just can't beat the awesomeness of this build!

Lego gardening

Lego gardening by Jim Walshe
Lego gardening, a photo by Jim Walshe on Flickr.

This little seed starter will survive in any climate in any part of the world!

A great idea, nice parts usage and excellent execution of the idea.