Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Exclusive

At the Comic-Con held in San Diego, LEGO revealed that the January exclusive for Brickmaster members will be a micro Venator (thanks to no_onions of FBTB for the image).



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Sunday, August 24, 2008

How'd he do that

Oft-blogged SW builder Rogue Bantha has given us a peek behind the curtain with some how-to pictures, so you can recreate some of his tiny masterworks.




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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Archtectural

David Shifflett has scans of the instruction booklets from the Adam Reed Tucker designed Sears Tower and John Hancock Center sets. In addition to the instructions themselves, the booklets have information on the actual buildings, notes from Adam and from LEGO, and a peek at the future of the Architecture line.





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Friday, August 22, 2008

Take me down to funkytown

In the Fun Town Market at Legoland California, the park employees can display their MOCs. This moonbase may be by Eric Hunter.



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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Spaced out

Some microspace MOCs that have come out recently include Shannon Ocean's Black Widow and Jausse's L'Optimiste.




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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The world of micro

Apparently this globe is on display at Legoland Billund including tons of microscale renditions of park attractions. Thanks to KimT for the pictures.



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Monday, August 18, 2008

Silja Line Ferry

It's been a while since I've done a set feature, but JanK posted some images of set 1580. Over the years LEGO has released a number of ferries as promotional sets in cooperation with different shipping companies. This set, the Silja Line Ferry, came out in 1977.



Set 1580 on Brickset and Lugnet. Inventory on Peeron.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Brick Science Contest

Chris Doyle, of Reasonably Clever is hosting a Brick Science contest and Shane Larson and myself are guest judges. The connection? We're all scientists. That's right, with fancy degrees and everything. Build something inspired by good or evil scientists, real or fictional to win fabulous prizes.



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Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

And a jedi in a pear tree

I wasn't sure whether to post Rogue Bantha's new MOC Anakin Tree under microscale or vignettes. He mixes small minifig scenes from Anakin Skywalker's life with microscale ships he flew in one of the most unique presentations I've seen.





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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fill 'er up

Casper Mathiesen has been prodded into finishing his fridge magnet version of set 10184 by adding the gas station. Via Fascinating LEGO Model of the Day.




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Monday, August 11, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

Polish space

These spaceships were on display at a recent Lugpol gathering. The brown ship is Jerrec's Juggernaut, so I assume the yellow ships are also his. Could someone let me know if there is a different builder who deserves credit for these?



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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Building fun

The Ambassador Membership at Legoland California is a lifetime of goodies (though at a pretty steep price - get one for your kid so they can reap the benefits for the next 80 years and the price averages out quite nicely, though). One of the exclusive benefits is an annual building day with the park's Master Model Builders. Mariann Asanuma, a former Master Model Builder, made this Eiffel Tower for that building day (thanks to Jljm, who is apparently a member, for the photo).



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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Sunday, August 03, 2008