Friday, October 30, 2009

Space Battleship Yamato

Max Braun, aka Bisonfuehrer, built a large microscale version of Space Battleship Yamato for the October TwinLUG meeting.



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City

Igorlando has posted a city experiment, incorporating some non-LEGO elements into a cityscape that will be the backdrop for a Brickfilm.



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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gundam

I'm actually not sure if all of Superb's MOCs are from the Gundam series, as one looks like Space Battleship Yamamoto. I don't really follow anime at all, but these are very cool little ships.





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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nananananananananananana - Batman!

Here's another MOC from BrickCon: the Batmobile. Photo taken by Bolt of Blue. Can anyone identify the builder?
Edit - Thanks again to Ochre Jelly for identifying this - the builder is corran101, Harrison Densmore.



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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

VW microbus

Ochre Jelly presents an uber-clever, onscreen glitz banality VW Van.



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I'd like to be, under the sea ...

Someone at BrickCon built this undersea base. Can anyone identify the builder? Photo credit to Bolt of Blue.
Edit - This was built by Andrew Lee. Here is his Flickr gallery for this MOC. Thanks, Ochre Jelly, for the identification.



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Monday, October 26, 2009

Mini Castle Contest V

We're only a few days from the deadline of the Mini Castle Contest V. There are lots of great entries already, such as CJ Edwards' Castle on the Lake and Tavernellos' castle.




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Happy Fun Times in Nevingsak Town

Jordan Neves, Jacob Sysak and collaborated on Happy Fun Times in Nevingsak Town, which was shown at BrickCon. I really like the park and the playground, and all of the mecha variants are cool.



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Jordan's Disneyland - microbricks edition

It looks like Jordan Schwartz is writing an article for an upcoming issue of BrickJournal focused on Disneyland.





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Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Invasion

Chris Phipson built the Invasion. Be sure to read all the descriptions. Watch out AFOLs, the TFOLs are coming for us.



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Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's just around the corner

A bit ago, Chris Deck built the Leonov from the movie 2010. As always he includes directions so you can build your own.



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Friday, October 23, 2009

Gas Miner

Pepik posted this great gas miner. I particularly like the engines.




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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Assembling Shannonia

Several times over the past couple of years we've featured Shannon Young's Shannonia as it has grown and expanded. I really liked this pic from BrickCon (taken by Bill Ward), showing Shannon putting it together.



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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

wing technique

A few days ago, fredoichi posted a photo of his Makoto Zero Sky Fighter, which used 2x2 trapezoid flags as the wings, with a couple of Technic half-pins clipped to the front edge of the flag/wing. I think it's a new technique.



Legoloverman used that technique to build three new spacecraft, Blacktron F-Bomber, Blacktron Space Raider, and Space Police Viper.



But legoloverman didn't just copy. He added a few twists of his own. First, he used lever bases instead of the half-pins. Then he doubled up the trapezoid flags to produce larger front wings for the Space Police Viper. Finally, the tail fins of that ship are made by overlapping two trapezoid flags on the same bar.



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Where's the tiny giant gorilla?

Mariann Asanuma built Skull Mountain for the Pillage the Village 2 contest.



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City in the Clouds

Flickr user Curzon79 presents a delightful, whimsical creation called City in the clouds.



The odd angles of some of the columns add to the charm.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Reichstag

Christopher Deck continues his exploration of world landmarks with the Reichstag. As always, he includes instructions so you can build your own. At over 400 pieces, this is pretty massive for a micro MOC, one of the largest MOCs Chris has made in years.



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Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Burj Dubai

Spencer Rezkalla has these great images of the Burj Dubai under construction. As much as I like the overall skyscraper (how many 2x2 round plates are in that thing, anyway?), I like these little cranes even more.




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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gaming

Johnnyred has created a whole fleet of 20+ ships for his Phoenix Command Group, which appears to be a space wargame. Most of these are strongly influenced by Star Trek or other science fiction sources, such as Space Battleship Yamato.





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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Temple

Chris Deck has broken from his normal pattern of space ships to make the Jedi Temple at two different scales. In each case he has to use some clever techniques to get the required angles, as you can see if you look at his instructions.




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Sunday, October 11, 2009

tiny tank

I'm pretty sure that no one will ever make a tank from fewer pieces than Arkov, who made this table-scrap tank from two elements.



Previously in the "fewest pieces" category: these two spaceships.

UPDATE: Arkov demonstrates his sense of humor by complying with requests for detailed instructions.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

shipyard

Keeping with the naval theme, here's the Babalas Shipyards, shown with an aircraft carrier in drydock.



The view from the other side shows off the buildings and fuel tanks that help round out this scene.

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Not so rag-tag fleet

Stepping away from BrickCon pics, Einon has a great Imperial fleet. He says he's going to make an opposing force in light gray and will stage naval battles. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these.




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Thursday, October 08, 2009

More BrickCon

Let's look at some of the spacey goodness from BrickCon:








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Monday, October 05, 2009

BrickCon awards

Some of the award-winners from BrickCon included Steven Walker's Disneyland Main Street USA for best micro city:


Craig Laverghe's Ten Guns Pirate Fleet for the Sputnik trophy


And Andrew Becraft's BSG Hangar for best micro


Big thanks to Kwycstix for posting and labeling all of the award winners.

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BrickCon

The BrickCon gathering happened in Seattle over the last few days. Among the many great MOCs on display there was a big micropolis layout. Photo credits to yupa-sama.




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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Kingdom in a box

You've heard of a ship in a bottle. How about a kingdom in a box?

Rod Gillies built this for the Mini Castle Contest at classic-castle.com.



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