Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chesstacular

Classic-Castle is running a chess contest and Draugaer has taken the microscale approach with his Crusaders and Muslims sets.






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Saturday, July 26, 2008

LEGO Architecture

Last week I blogged about Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures partnering with LEGO to create a new LEGO Architecture line, primarily aimed at sales in museums, landmarks and other tourist destinations. This interview on Chicago WBEZ radio (audio and a transcript available at the link) gives more details on how this came together. Perhaps the key new news in this piece is "Lego’s next endeavor in its architectural line includes New York’s Empire State Building and Seattle’s Space needle, which are scheduled to come out later this year." If you look at the accompanying photo, you can see these models, plus two that I think are the Trump building and Aon Center, both in Chicago (this from comparing to the large models he features on his site).



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Friday, July 25, 2008

Space battle

Here's a display from last year's Star Wars Celebration IV. Todd Kubo built the Blockade Runner and Gary McIntire helped with the other ships and the battle layout.



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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Micro moonbase

Andrew Lee (and other Lugola members? most of these are definitely Andrew's, but there are others that are new to me) assembled a great micro moonbase.



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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

More fleets

Microspace wars (previous post) looks like a lot of fun. Here are more fleets by Soren, Lukas and Memory.





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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Game on!

What better pairing than wargames and microspace? Spook has posted a set of rules for play so you can match your microfleet up against your opponents. For gameplay, he's got a great Ninth Death Nine fleet of warships. Lukas has his own rules variation and here is his Rashtan Iciac Light Cruiser and support ships.




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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Official fan kits

Adam Reed Tucker of BrickStructures has teamed with LEGO to market two official fan designed sets of the John Hancock Center and the Sears Tower. These are currently on sale in specialty shops around Chicago, but you can order them on-line by following the links above. Adam has a ton of great architectural models on his site, so hopefully this LEGO Architecture line will go further. Thanks to the Brothers Brick and BrickJournal for the heads-up.



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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Window into space

A space-themed display includes various microscale models by BayLUG members Charles and Adrienne.



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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Exclusive sets

If you subscribe to BrickMaster, you get a bimonthly magazine, some coupons and other deals, and six exclusive LEGO sets. The November/December set for this year will be a mini Clone Turbo Tank. FBTB has a preview picture. Thanks to the Brothers-Brick for the heads-up.



Three weeks ago I noted that there was a special commemorative Space Shuttle for the opening of a new LEGO store in Houston. PhotoKuo has some good pictures



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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July

232 years ago, little tiny men gathered in Arthur Gugick's Independence Hall for the presentation of a document declaring the independence of Legoland California from Legoland Windsor. Er, something like that. Happy Fourth.



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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Citigroup

I'm not sure if this is a new version, but I've never blogged it and Spencer Rezkalla's Citigroup building just showed up on the Brickshelf recent page.



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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Back to the fundamentals

Martijn van Bachum was commissioned to create this Funda village for a construction firm.





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