Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Azura Class Capital Platform

As one Flickr commenter put it, does Nnenn "ever stop being awesome?" Exhibit 1: Azura Class Capital Platform.



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John Hancock

I passed over this in my run of Micropolis MOCs in the lead-up to BrickWorld, but Sean Kenney recently unveiled his take on the John Hancock Center.



The building itself is quite impressive, but I really love the life down on the street level.



It's 106 miles to Chicago. We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.- Hit it.



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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Classic Space

Space fans surely know the work of Peter Reid (Legoloverman). Recently he's turned his hand to microscale, with neo-classic micro space. Of course his work is amazing, but I'm particularly impressed by some of the techniques he's come up with to do it in micro, like the way the






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Monday, June 22, 2009

Mini Opera



Via The Brothers Brick I came across this beautifully, not to mention ingeniously built Sydney Opera House by flickr user brainbike.rider or Stefan as he was called on TBB. The use of the rebel helmet pieces is, in a word, inspired.

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Charlestown

FirstInfantry presents the CSS Charlestown.



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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

BrickWorld

I've been playing up the group Micropolis build a lot on this blog, but the other reason that BrickWorld is great for the micro fan is three of our top micro architects, Spencer Rezkalla and Arthur Gugick Adam Reed Tucker are usually there.




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Friday, June 19, 2009

Micropolis is here!

The first pics from BrickWorld are starting to come in, and were getting our first glimpse of the group Micropolis display from Nannan Z and Joe Meno. One thing Joe is doing that is quite cool is getting builders to pose with their MOCs, so here we see Nathan Stohlmann, aka nstohlma with one of his micro-modules. It's nice for those of us who haven't been to fests to put a face with the builder - so often I think of people by the avatar they use in various forums.





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Micropolis

While we're waiting for people to start posting photos from BrickWorld, let's admire Twinlug's dry run. Last week they brought together 50+ of the Micropolis modules they're bringing to the convention.



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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Micropolis

If you're attending BrickWorld, starting today, be sure to bring a micropolis standard module to add to a huge group display. Mookage made this monster attack for the Reasonably Clever contest (not sure if this will be at BrickWorld).



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Micropolis

BrickWorld is just hours away. This is always a great fest for the micro fan because Spencer Rezkalla, Arthur Gugick and Adam Reed Tucker are all regular attendees. This year, though, I'm highly anticipating the micropolis standard group display. It looks like Joe Meno will be bringing two skyscrapers.



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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Micropolis

If you're attending BrickWorld June 18-21, be sure to bring a micropolis standard module to add to a huge group display. Here's Bisonfuerer's St Stephens Grave Yard. He's going, so I assume this module will be there.



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Black Fantasy Advanced


Black Fantasy Advanced
Originally uploaded by tadashistate

Great quick build by tadashistate. Not much to say other than it has a great backstory and some nice techniques used.

If I had the wings of an air-o-plane

Captain Hawkins has this nice scene.



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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Micropolis

If you're attending BrickWorld June 18-21, be sure to bring a micropolis standard module to add to a huge group display. Here's a past TwinLug display. I'm sure many of these modules will be at BrickWorld.



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City of big shoulders

Moosebot continues his micro Middle Earth project with Minas Tirith.



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Monday, June 15, 2009

Micropolis

If you're attending BrickWorld June 18-21, be sure to bring a micropolis standard module to add to a huge group display. Brian Kasprzyk made Elevated train wreck for the Reasonably Clever contest - not sure if this will be at BrickWorld.



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Final Frontier

The Grand Admiral was playing around and came up with a starship that would fit right in with the Star Trek universe.



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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Micropolis

If you're attending BrickWorld June 18-21, be sure to bring a micropolis standard module to add to a huge group display. Brick Alchemist made Micropolis University for the contest over on Reasonably Clever - not sure if this will be at Brickworld.



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Spacey

HGDebris has a ton of great spaceships.





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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Micropolis

If you're attending BrickWorld June 18-21, be sure to bring a micropolis standard module to add to a huge group display. Dragma made Brick Acres for the Bad Day in Micropolis contest (not sure if this will be at BrickWorld).



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In a pickle

Kaptain Kobold presents the HMS Pickle and the Trafalgar Dispatch. Here's his description:
On 21st October 1805, a British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson defeated a combined Franco-Spanish fleet just off Cape Trafalgar in Spain. Nelson was killed during the action.

After the battle the 10-gun sloop HMS Pickle, under Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere, was chosen to bear the news of the victory, and Nelson's death, back to Britain. It arrived at Falmouth on 4th November, and Lieutenant Lapenotiere then travelled up to London by coach.

In 2005, as part of the bicentenery celebrations of the battle, his journey was recreated, and passed through my home town.

This vignette shows HMS Pickle about to embark on its journey back to Britain. Behind it is Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory, now preserved at Portsmouth and currently the oldest commisioned warship in the world.




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Friday, June 12, 2009

Micropolis

If you're attending BrickWorld June 18-21, be sure to bring a micropolis standard module to add to a huge group display. Pbpancho made Hank's Junkyard, Micropolis is going green! and Micropolis city zoo for the Bad Day for Micropolis contest (not sure if he'll be at BrickWorld).





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In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit ...

Moosebot presents Bag End. He says he's starting a project to make Tolkien scenes in microscale, so that's something to look forward to.



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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Micropolis

If you're attending BrickWorld June 18-21, be sure to bring a micropolis standard module to add to a huge group display. Bisonfuehrer is boxing up his modules for the trip.



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Taj, again

Arthur Gugick has been commissioned to build a model of the Taj Mahal as part of an Australian film. He's discussed that various places, like the previous edition of BrickJournal, and I'm looking forward to this coming out in theaters. This'll be the coolest geek-online-community movie connection since someone I used to correspond with on rec.arts.books.tolkien was a consultant for the Peter Jackson movies. To celebrate the completion of filming he built a new, smaller version.



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'Twas the beauty ...

Jedimasterwagner has fun with the Architecture series Empire State Building set in Kong attacks set 21002.



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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Micropolis

If you're attending BrickWorld June 18-21, be sure to bring a micropolis standard module to add to a huge group display. Bill Ward is bringing these buildings. I particularly love that playground equipment.



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Minty and refreshing

Worker201 presents these Aquafresh T-3 Airships .



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