Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deck Designs

Chris Deck recently posted some new MOCs, the F301 Interceptor from Stargate Command and the Imperial Theta Shuttle and the Marauder Corvette from the Star Wars Universe.



Monday, November 29, 2010

That's no moon ...

... it's a Christmas tree ornament. Chris McVeigh even included instructions so you can build your own.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

One more Vic Viper

Wondering what to do with those skis from the Series 2 collectible minifigure skier? Mainman used them to build this sleek Vic Viper. In the caption, he offers a few hints about the building techniques he used. Apparently, this piece plays an important part.

Here it is paired with a nano VV.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Spend, spend, spend

In the U.S., the weekend after Thanksgiving is considered the start of the Christmas shopping season. Many stores offer steep discounts to entice shoppers. LEGO retail stores offered discount scratch cards on Friday. I used my 10 percent off coupon to buy set 10197, the Fire Brigade

Could have saved even more if I had just bought the parts for this micro version, created by Alex Eylar.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Max Braun flies to the rescue with this turkey-inspired Vic Viper.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I looked for a Thanksgiving micro-MOC, but to no avail. Instead, feast your eyes on Unhalfbricking's micropolis building.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Olympus

The Home of the Gods, perched atop Mt. Olympus, as created by Auric.

I'm one of those builders who starts by putting pieces together, but I admire those who plan out their work. Auric started with some concept sketches, which he includes in his photoset. Be sure to check them out.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

microscale modeling

Here's a micro castle that Jeff VW made as a planning model for a minifig-scale castle. So far, only half of the big castle has been completed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mini-Eames

Stacy Sterling made a microscale version of the Eames House. Previously, she made a minifig-scale version. Here's a side-by-side comparison.

Update: Full photoset of the minifig scale Eames House is here. Nice detailing on the interior.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm dreaming of a micro Christmas

Nannan has made a number of great Christmas ornaments. I'm hoping that over the next month he'll come up with a whole tree's worth of these.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Return

Dark-Alamez mixes scales beautifully in The Return.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Space Cruiser

Wow, this takes me back. When I was a kid, I was so excited to get Space Cruiser (487 in the US, 924 in other countries). Chris Deck has created a micro version.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Star Wars

Angus MacLane takes on Star Wars with the trash compactor and an X-Wing.







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Friday, November 12, 2010

Dancing bricks

Brian Stark made a series of animations of the construction of the Architecture sets.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HispaCity

A member of HispaLUG presented two cities, one modern and the other futuristic, at a public event in Granada.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

MCC Winners

The winners have been selected in the Mini Castle Contest over on Classic Castle.

Runner-Ups for the Ancient category are:

Skalldyr with his War Has Come


porschecm2 with his Solus Saxum

Avocado with his Temple

Second Place went to Shmails with his Micro Abu Simbel

First Place went to 2 Much Caffeine with his Atlantis Before the Fall


Runner-Ups for the General category are:

Blake Baer with his Journey to Camelot


Shmails with his Windfell Castle


bartosza6m with his Castle


Second Place went to Avocado with his Mountain Hall


First Place went to 2 Much Caffeine with his Village of Sandchapel

Souvenir booth

One of Loozrboy's photos from Miniland Billund includes some great microscale models as toys for the miniland figures. For more on miniland building, check out MinilandBricks.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Castle

Burg Hauneck was on display at LEGO KidsFest in Chicago.


Monday, November 08, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Clone Turbo Tank

Masked Builder posted photos of set 20006, Clone Turbo Tank, presumably for a set review, but I can't find his review. Anyway, this was an exclusive set for BrickMaster subscribers back in 2008.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010

Skyline

Chris Doyle made great use of forced perspective for his DENIZENS webcomic.



I also like this side-on shot to show how it was done:

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Puerta de Europa

Peter previously blogged about the Euromap display, in which five builders constructed a huge (fifteen square meters) LEGO map of Europe and twenty different people contributed forty-four microscale versions of famous European landmarks. All of the different MOCs are outstanding, so they certainly merit another look. Here is Carlos Mendez Potes' rendition of the Puerta de Europa in Madrid.

Maikuro Vic Viper

It's Novvember, and that means it's time for Vic Vipers.

Fredoichi has been adding to his collection. Here's his latest, the Maikuro VV.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Tossed salad and scrambled eggs

While looking around for other images of the Architecture sets a couple of days ago, I notice that BruceWayneLego made this Frasier MOC.



I have to say, I don't think I ever expected a MOC based on Frasier.

Choo choo

Pjurkovi made a great train engine inspired by another by Jason Alleman.



Via Brickd.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Live, from Rockefeller Center

It looks like the next set in the Architecture series will be 21007, Rockefeller Center.




No details yet on Lego.com - the first sets (the John Hancock Center, the Empire State Building and the Space Needle) were called the "Landmark Series" and the next ones (Fallingwater and the Guggenheim) were called the "Architect Series". Next up is supposed to be the "Discovery Series". Oddly, the Sears Tower set has disappeared from the Lego.com site, but is still there on Adam's BrickStructures page.

Edit - The Brothers-Brick came up with a better picture. Set designer Adam Reed Tucker is donating a signed copy of the set to Creations for Charity, a great charity where you can buy MOCs by some of your favorite builder and all of the proceeds go to kids. Apparently set 21007, Rockefeller Center, is going to be released in early 2011.