Sunday, May 31, 2009

Burj Al Arab

Members of Eurobricks recently went behind the scenes at Legoland Guenzburg. Among the many models they saw in the model shop was this Burj Al Arab.



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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Micro? Hardly...




Flickr user buildingxyz has a gallery of pictures with a huge microscale city, I quote, "Imaginary city made of LEGO bricks. Presented in Seoul, South Korea in December 2007." Slightly old though these photos may be, they were only just uploaded, and to the best of my knowledge this blog has not covered this before. Whatever the story is behind this, this city is truly a cool, and huge, microMoc.

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Now let me just pop this house in the oven

Vittorio Milanes, recent winner of the basic module category of the Micropolis contest, used micro in his profile page.



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Friday, May 29, 2009

The littlest gunship

How small can you build a SW ship and have it still be recognizable. I once made some tiny TIEs. Moosebot has thrown down the gauntlet by claiming he has the smallest ever Republic Gunship. Can anyone rise to the challenge and go smaller?



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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Arch de Triumph

Arthur Gugick has posted a newer, and smaller, version of the Arch de Triumph.



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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bad day for Micropolis winners

Results are in over at the Bad Day for Micropolis contest. The Bad Day category was taken by Roguebantha's Sad Day. Basic Module category was won by Vito's Twin Tower Hotel. Double category by Rook's Repair shop and landing port, and the Doubleplusgood category by Brian Kasprzyk's Independance Day. BTW, thanks to Model Building Secrets for the heads-up. Check out all of the entries, they were awesome. I'm going to have to go back and highlight more of these.






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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Invitation to BrickFair '09

I would like to invite all fellow Micro Legos Fans who are going to BrickFair '09 to a large micro colaborative that I am setting up with a few of my close friends. We will be building a large Micropolis (hopefully with modules from many different people), as well as a large micro war, with different factions being created by different people. If you are interested in contributing please e-mail me at mreddin@optonline.net.

Mac


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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Helicarrier

ApophisV presents an amazing Helicarrier, based on the SHIELD vehicle from Marvel Comics.





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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I will spread my wings and fly.



Flickr user EdgeDonkey built this crafty little ship, The Aztec Gold. It is a most inventive use of the inca headdress piece. The look really conveys a sense of wings spread in flight.

Edit: As I was recently informed, edgedonkey is actually Mac Reddin, one of the new posters here at Microbricks. I am also, quite obviously, a newcomer to this blog myself.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Fallingwater and Guggenheim

I've previously griped that the first offerings in the LEGO Architecture line by Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures were fairly simple models. While they were good souvenir shop pieces for the general public, an AFOL could easily reproduce them from their existing collections just by seeing the photo. The same cannot be said of the next two sets, recently announced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the iconic Fallingwater and Guggenheim. These are just beautiful. I take back everything I said before. Via the Brothers Brick. Not sure when these will be for sale, but I definitely want these.



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Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Big E (5)


The Big E (5)
Originally uploaded by kv_draugaer

This is one of the greatest entrants I have seen so far for the Lego Military Group Contest. The Micro USS Enterprise by kv draugaer is just excellent. Just look at the amazing micro planes!

Friday, May 15, 2009

DUNAMIS class light battleship - 3


DUNAMIS class light battleship - 3
Originally uploaded by <Shadow Viking>

This is an excellent micro-scale battleship by Shadow Viking. I esspecially like the hand on the front as a swiveling turret. It really looks great!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

LEGO Architecture

I've noted these sets before, but nori-gallery has comprehensive pictures of the LEGO Architecture sets designed by Adam Reed Tucker, including box art, the included pamphlets, parts included and completed models: Sears Tower, John Hancock Center, Empire State Building and Space Needle.




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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ambush Force Cf-79


Ambush Force Cf-79, originally uploaded by Dr. X..

This micro fleet by Dr. X is by far one of the best I have seen in a while. I especially love the three heavy fighters he has built and the jumper corvette.

WW - TII 'Weng Weng'


WW - TII 'Weng Weng'
Originally uploaded by Fredoichi
This is an excellent micro tank by Fredoichi
The use horn ends make a great micro-missle launcher, and the piece he used for the base gives some great greeble feel to the tank.


bermudafreze posted this crane on flickr for the Mechahub Civilian Mecha Contest. I really enjoy the pavement he built. It really conveys that freshly paved and painted look, and of course the mech is cool. Via The Brothers Brick.


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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Bad Days For Micropolis



Eti gives us an entry for Reasonably Clever's Bad Day for Micropolis contest with a meaning. In his micro block he shows old houses being torn down for Evilcorp's newest office building.
I really like that parking lot under Evilcorp's existing tower, and although small, those old houses look very rustic and atmospheric.



Koffiemoc's Micropolis build above, Clearhead Tower is leaving the neighbourhood was sadly too late to enter the contest, but I have to say I love the idea of this walking tower, and the architectural details in it.

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Bridging the gap.


2 much Caffeine has posted this great Micro bridge on flickr. What I find real cool about this is that the bridge is actually held up by the lever pieces pressing against the bars.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Build the Trust

A couple of years ago, the Build the Trust contest challenged builders to make micro versions of things from US history and culture. Jmcollaco made a White House and Kittyhawk.




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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Bad day for micropolis

Well, today is the last day for the Bad Day for Micropolis contest. So if you're building now, you'd better hurry up and get those pictures in. There are a ton of great entries, such as Vito's Twin Tower Hotel and Polywen's It came from BELOW!!!.




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