Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Globe

Lego.Skrysston made the Globe Arena in Stockholm. Be sure to check out how this was constructed.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mini Castle VII

Over on Classic-Castle it's that time again: Mini Castle VII is being run this year by forum member Wobnam, as previous contest administrator Robin Hood is now busy with college. Try your hand and win cool prizes. This was only announce a couple of days ago, and we've already seen three entries, including Subix' rendition of the Slovenian castle Sneznik.

Monday, September 26, 2011

10230 Mini Modulars



10230 Mini Modulars will be released in 2012. More details and photos here and here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

University of Derby

Clare Currie and Luke Dolman made the University of Derby, where they both work. They made this for a contest at LEGO Fan Weekend starting today in Denmark. Good luck, guys!

Into the valley of death

Brickdoctor has this great mission 10.2.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Set 3300005 - Copenhagen

Set 3300005 - Copenhagen was an exclusive offering at the grand opening of a LEGO store in (of all places) Copenhagen this past March. Nori-gallery has pictures showing all sides, the packaging, etc. This is an impressive little set. They've gotten more elaborate with these store opening offerings, and even include unique elements in this set. At least according to Bricklink those printed bricks are exclusive to this set.



Purchase this set and see an inventory on Bricklink.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

9-11 memorial

This 9-11 memorial is the TexLug display this month at the Stonebriar LEGO store, built by members Corey and Dave.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten years ago today ...

I really debated what to post today. Some time ago Todd Webb made a stunning rendition of the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center, but for today I'd rather remember it as it stood in happier times, here by Spencer Rezkalla (btw, Sean Kenney was really the early builder to make New York landmarks, but his photos from 2000 are pretty poor quality)). Spencer also looked ahead to the rebuilt WTC.




BTW, I looked around for a good LEGO version of the Pentagon, but couldn't find one. Having lived in the DC area for five years and driven past it every day, it seems like such an obvious build. Of course, the angles involved would be an interesting challenge given the inherent shapes of LEGO.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Taiwan

LEGO recently displayed a map of Taiwan in a mall (in Taipei?) full of landmarks like this (hmm, I thought it was the national theater, but re-looking at pictures now I'm not sure - could someone who knows anything about Taiwan help me here?) and other scenes like this bridge and this shipyard.
Edit - Thank you to Aimless Pursuits, who pointed out in the comment that the first building is Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.



Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Loews Philadelphia

Greg Majewski recently built the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Falcon family

Muggsey has this family photo of the micro Millennium Falcons from set 7778, 4488, the keychain and the Advent calendar.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Trump International Hotel and Tower

Sean Kenney's latest masterpiece is the Trump International Hotel and Tower now on permanent display at the LEGO store at Water Tower Place Mall in downtown Chicago. Via the Brothers-Brick.