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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

All your base

A week ago RogueBantha posted this amazing base. You've really got to go look at all the pictures at original size - there are just too many details to take in at once.

I'm way behind, so I'll also include Pete Reid's great Space Police Escort, which would fit perfectly into RB's base.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Mont St Michel

One of the most recognizable religious structures in France (probably second only to Notre Dame) is the abbey and cathedral atop Mont St Michel. This is on a small tidal island off the coast of Normandy. Arthur Gugick present this beautiful microscale recreation. You can see more great religious architecture at GodBricks.

By the way, Arthur wrote that this is one of seven world landmarks that he previously thought would be impossible to faithfully present in LEGO. I'd love to know the other six, and hope he tries his hand at those as well.

Spider 2.0

Spider 2.0, originally uploaded by 8er.....

Bigger is not always better as 8er shows us with this spider bot. However simple it may be, I really like it and it instantly caught my eye when it came up on my flickr homepage. Keep up the great work 8er!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


From all corners, members of the community have been remembering Nate Nielsen, known as nnenn, who was recently killed in a car accident. To understand many of these, you need to know that nnenn used a rubber band holder as his online avatar. Here are examples from Element Stacker and Moose Greebles.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

In memory of Nnenn

I'm guessing that most people who read this blog also read the Brothers-Brick, so you all probably already know about the death of Nnenn, who we now learn is actually Nate Nielsen. Yes, his MOCs were inspirational in their creative use of parts and color, but for me the saddest part is to learn that he's got two boys, who now won't be able to play LEGO with their daddy again. If you've got kids, go home tonight and hug them tight, or your spouse or other significant other, or your folks or your siblings or friends or roommates, or anyone important in your life.

A few moments on the LEGO. Nnenn, no, Nate, (God, I've got that scene from Fight Club in my head now where we all have names in death) was perhaps the most prolific and creative space builders out there, but also dove into lots of other themes. All of his work can be found on Flickr and Brickshelf. Tons of fig-scale stuff, of course, but also microscale. It's telling that right now there are five of his MOCs up on the Brothers-Brick, and two of them are micro. A few favorites from me:

Heck, I could go on for days. I'm literally just clicking though galleries, and everything I find that's micro is great and should be highlighted. Instead I'll just post this pic. It's a mix of micro and fig scale MOCs and shows how prolific he was, and also his bold use of color. Too hard to see with the photos all shrunk down like this, but his building techniques were amazingly innovative.

If you read the whole article on the Brothers-Brick you know that there will be a collaborative display of fighters arranged in a missing man formation at BrickWorld in June. I'd love it if micro fans around the Legoverse had a strong showing.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

There are those who say, that life here, began out there

CurtisB virtually designed sixteen different ships from Battlestar Galactica at the same scale as the official UCS Imperial Star Destroyer. I'd love to see these actually built.

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Smallest street in all Castledom

Forestboy enlarges his Blacksmith House vignette and makes a whole Microscale Medieval Street. It's great to see it continued, with the silver knight a noteworthy part.

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Mars needs beef

MicroBricks is happy to welcome the newest LEGO community site, Classic-Cattle, devoted to all things LEGO and bovine. Kevinhink built this LEGO Microscale Alien Abduction.

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