Monday, June 30, 2008

A new and improved tower

A few days ago I noted that Spencer Rezkalla brought his Eiffel Tower to BrickWorld and linked to an image from his Brickshelf gallery. Spencer noted that I had linked to his original tower, but at BrickWorld he debuted a new version. I think this is the MOCpage for the new one. BTW, it's very cool to learn when a builder I've featured here reads this blog. I wonder how many of my other favorite builders read this?



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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Rocketman

More from BrickWorld (and thanks to Nannan of Brothers-Brick for all the great pictures): Andrew Reed Tucker's rockets and another picture of Arthur Gugick's buildings.




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Friday, June 27, 2008

Just this side of Mustacenter

Rogue Bantha presents an Imperial base on Mustaneer, not quite so distant as Mustafar.



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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More architecture

I didn't blog these before because I thought they might actually be at fig scale, but Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures.com has a large number of amazing skyscrapers.





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Sky... um ceiling... um kneescrapers

Looking through the galleries from BrickWorld 2008, held this past weekend, Spencer Rezkalla brought several of his skyscrapers (here are his pictures of them). I really would have loved to have been there to see these and Arthur Gugick's work all in one place. I'm not sure if any of these are new, as I've blogged several of them before, so let's take a look at Spencer's great Eiffel Tower, which was also on display this weekend.



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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Houston, we have store

This past weekend, LEGO held a grand opening for their new store in Houston, and TexLUG members, including Anthony Sava, were there for the party. LEGO created this shuttle orbiter as a give-away to lucky participants.



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Spawn of Shannonia

With apparent inspiration from Snannonia, JD Luse presents Luseville.



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Monday, June 23, 2008

You have done well, Rong Yiren

Rong Yiren has a great tiny Emperor's Arrival - instantly recognizable even at such a small scale. Thanks to Andrew of the Brothers Brick for the heads-up.



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Launch

Two similar creations. Legosamurai presents microlaunch and Legoloverman recreates a classic printed brick with LL2079.




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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Itty bitty navy

I was just looking through Andrew Becraft's Brickshelf gallery and notice some old creations of WWII warships. In particular I thought his USS Fanning and USS Thresher demonstrate how effective you can be with a very small number of elements in microscale. At this scale it would be possible to recreate a whole epic naval battle. Maybe we can induce Andrew to go back and build some more.




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Bus-ted

Julen has a really nice bus.



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Saturday, June 21, 2008

If I had a hammer

A while ago, Jerrec posted this great Warhammer diorama, including directions so you can make your own.



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Micro Dan

A while ago Dan Jassim posted a number of great microspace MOCs, including a Blacktron fighter and the Skulls Battlestar.




Thanks to for pointing this out.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Castle display

The Czech group Kotsky.org put on a group display, including eight famous Czech castles.




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Brickworld 2008

This weekend BrickWorld is being held just outside of Chicago. Nannan, of The Brothers-Brick is there and has already posted some pictures, including this one of MicroBricks favorite Arthur Gugick and several of his architectural landmarks. I'll be sure to make note of the micro (and vig, and miniland) creations we'll see in photos from this event.



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Torch song trilogy

Check out the great truck design in Modestolus' Torch run 2008, his commentary on the Olympic torch relay.



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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Festivus for the rest of us

Echao tells us that the Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, occurs in China on May 5th each year.



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More spacey goodness

A lot of great microspace MOCs have been building up in my bookmarked galleries, like Havoc's Endymion, Nabii's Northguard and Crises' Yellow Fleet.





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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hickory dickory dock

Eric Hunter made this great clock tower at what can be called classic-scale. He's also got a number of great vehicles to accompany it, some inspired by Sean Kenney and Uli Myer.





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Oooh, the colors

Wiseman_Lego created this Gugnir space frigate and reworked it with three different color schemes. He previously did the same thing with his Redoutable.






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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Boom

Ciezarowkaz built a scene of a Explosion in the weapon factory. My favorite bits are some of the construction vehicles.



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Pillars of their community

SCHFIO and his team made a number of skyscrapers for a Hong Kong Toys R Us display.




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Monday, June 16, 2008

Ship-shape

Bill Vollbrecht is a former Legoland Master Model Builder who set off on his own as a freelance LEGO designer. His creations include a micro Island Princess and Titanic.




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Shannonia, now seen from space

I can't believe it's been a year. Shannon Young continues to add to Shannonia with a southward expansion, dominated by Shannonia International Airport. Shannon is planning on doubling the size of his city by BrickCon (formerly NWBrickCon) in October.





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