6.29.2008

Wall-E

I saw Wall-E yesterday. Excellent. Pixar cannot make a bad film... As usual, it was lovely animated action with some subtle (and not-so-subtle) undertones. Anyway, members of the lego community also seem to like the movie!

Prior to it's release, both Joe Meno and Angus MacLane built relatively large-scale Wall-Es (Via TBB, obviously), and now Mark Sandlin joins the fun with a smaller Wall-E!
Also, the prolific Jordan (Sir Nadroj) produced a wonderful realistically-scaled M-O today! [reference pic for those who haven't seen the movie]
EDIT: Jordan tells me the M-O is scaled to Joe Meno's Wall-E, making it about 1:3 scale. Smaller than I thought!

Crazy Izzo and those CRAZY JAPANESE PEOPLE

Izzo made this mech that reminds me of IGPX.

6.28.2008

Look!.....More Brown



Gallery

Jerac Builds Brown





And big. And Microscale. It's hella classy.
Gallery
(Via TBB)

Micro Cowboy Bebop


Brickshelf user unpy has a little gallery of 3 micro-scale ships from the anime show Cowboy Bebop. I'm sure if I had seen the show more I would recognize them, but I only saw the movie and therefor only recognize the second two. Don't forget about Adrian Florea's amazing minifig-scale Swordfish II.

6.25.2008

Post-fest poodlidoos

I am experiencing the lego fan equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder; post-fest lack of excitement disorder! [See Nannan's photos for the whole run-down] It has been a slow two days since the conclusion of Brickworld for me, but not for others. Nick Dean, for example, has whipped out a sniper vignette that includes a not-yet-released brickarms weapon, the M21!
In other news, Jeremy, on flickr, made a lovely diorama for the post-apoc "Picking Up The Pieces" contest. Check out that mech!

6.22.2008

Holy Shit


Niels Bugge built the most amazing fighter I've seen this year. I love the curves this baby has, and the color placement and distribution is perfect. But my favorite part is the shape. The engines and gun tucked under the body igve this craft a stern, no nonsense kind of look. Be sure to check all the pictures, including Bugge's usual construction shots. [Link]

CSF Buggy Group Build


Look! A blog post that isn't about a MOC!

Are you lacking inspiration to build? If that's the case, you might benefit from heading over to the Classic Space Forums and participating in the (unofficially named) CSF Buggy Group Build. The concept is that everyone builds a MOC off of the same concept art, and at the end, everyone can compare how they each interpreted it, and the techniques used to build it, etc, and thus hopefully become a better builder. There have been other group builds on CSF in the past, and they have all turned out some very interesting MOCs. There is no deadline, so if you have some time, why not head over to the build thread and try it?

6.21.2008

JK builds a thingy-ma-bobber


Jehkay built, I blogged, you read. Gallery

6.19.2008

Tattun does it again!

Check out this Patlabor mecha by tattun:



When I saw this, I was struck by the brick hinges at the back.

Oh, and guys, I'll be away for a week, so I hope you can keep the activity up until I return. ;]

6.18.2008

Mobile Long-Range Artillery Platform

Tim Zarki's latest build is a real eye-catcher:



There's definitely something special here; I think part of it is the way the body rises to meet the turret at the back. Also, there are stabilizers that unfold from the back. Nifty!

Modularity Rox0rz



Nnenn is awesome. I love these things to death. Almost enough to make me want to build.

Paul's Rovers

Paul Meissner (legosamurai on flickr) has 3 adorable micro-scale rovers on flickr. I'll slap the photos up here:

6.17.2008

TKH's Macross

Brickshelfer of anime mecha fame TKH kicks off his Macross gallery with four microscale models. As far as I can tell, they all can transform between all three modes:



g2g, byootiful sunset

6.16.2008

More LRS 2

Remember the LRS? Well, it looks like kwi-chang has built a special HoverType Arrangement.



If I saw this crashing through downtown, I would spoil myself. The bold colouring and shapes are really something to see.

On a somewhat lighter note, have a look at this huge gallery of adorable chibi versions of transformers.

6.15.2008

Tattun's "Tank"

Brickshelf Tattun is quickly becoming a favorite mecha builder of mine. Hitting it big for the first time was his/her vacuuming mecha, followed by some knock-out builds such as this and this (both fitting figs, mind you). And now, allow me to present "Tank."
While parts look rough, it's got lots of things I love in mechs. I love pronged feet and I love wheels on the legs as well. Plus, they fit figs too!

6.14.2008

1942

This diorama by pepik is chock-full of details. Have a look for yourself:

6.13.2008

Colt VT



Brickshelf user rack911 has built a model of a Colt vertical tank (soucre). Yes, I go nuts every time someone builds a VT.

6.12.2008

HAX



That is seriously what I thought when I saw squieu's latest mecha. I had to look through the pictures very carefully before I would believe that the two above models are one and the same.

Yes, this has already been posted. Yes, I'm breaking my own rule. But Nannan practically lives on the internet; how am I supposed to beat him? ;)

Who knows, maybe one of our readers doesn't also read The Brothers-Brick... nah, probably not.

6.11.2008

What Shall I Post Today?

A lot of great creations have surfaced lately, from Ironing Man to this Japanese mascot whom I do not recognise. But, I think the spotlight today should fall on Brian Kescenovitz:

6.10.2008

I Say Jump, You Say...


"Ouch."
My black belt test was just as painful as I anticipated. It was over sunday, and I still can't walk normally.

But since this is, first and foremost a Lego® blog, that's what we'll do today.

Flickite Jehkay built an excellent battle platform so I figured I'd share it with you.

And our own Jacob produced this.

6.08.2008

LRS 2

The LEGO Robotic Session is a project between the three (and arguably best) Japanese mecha builders: kwi-chang, Moko, and izzo. So far as I can tell, one of them builds a segment and posts it in the gallery so that the next can rebuild it and the next segment. They just finished their second session:


I haven't been able to read Brothers Brick lately so I hope they haven't already posted this! `-`

Oh, and remember Happy Robot Day? Meet Angry Robot.

6.07.2008

Skyfishing



Take a good look at jehkay's latest Skyfishing build. He's included a vast number of details each with a thought-out purpose (like my favourite, the pheremone dispensers). A good model is good, but when it comes with this kind of concise, effective description, it becomes great.

See the entire Skyfishing set here.

6.06.2008

6.04.2008

Race-o-Rama AF2137--Interspecies Division

The name says it all. It's a bunch of animals racing around.



I like the Technic use on this one.

Adrian Florea's Nedleh Point

Adrian Florea is at it again with a floating-rock like fantasy trading post titled "Nedleh Point." Be sure to look at all the details in this beautiful creation.

6.03.2008

Mark II Starfighter



Tim Gould's Mark II Starfighter incorporates inspired parts usage, a great colourscheme and a seamless integration of the most annoying canopy piece ever (to my knowledge).

Oh, and check out this nifty EVMS thingy that Tim Zarki built.

6.02.2008

Happy Robot Day

I now proclaim the second day of each month to be Happy Robo Day! Today, we celebrate the non-homicidal side to our mechanical chums, and rejoice that they aren't always on a mission to kill all humans. Izzo is and Moko have done their part- what about you?




Via TBB

6.01.2008

Izzo Vitzo

Izzo's latest build is his take on the Vitzh VT from Steel Battalion (or Tekki in Japan):



As always, izzo has constructed this mech, at least partially, on a frame.

 
Jacob
Occasional driving force of the blog, self-proclaimed Lukas fanboy, and aspiring engineer, Jacob spends too much time building LEGO, not enough time practicing piano, and not nearly enough time doing school. He also enjoys long sentences. In the instance of blogging, he believes in quantity over quality, wherever quantity can be maintained.
Mike
One of the cofounders of YSAB, and the founder of YSA, Observing Mike actually being productive is a rare occasion. Mike enjoys making outlandish claims in relation to actually building, pretending he's actually sorting his collection, and making excuses for why he hasn't photographed his MOCs. In his free time he enjoys learning CSS from Spook, photography and poking badgers with spoons.
Dean
Occasional builder, occasional blogger, and full-time procrastinator. That's really the only way to describe Dean. He rarely gets anything done, but is a very active lurker. He's probably seen and liked your MOC, but just forgot he had a blog.
Erik
Erik is still a teenager.
Lukas
Lukas is tall, blond, mildly OCD, and doesn't build nearly enough as he would like to, thanks to school. He has a webpage.
Spook (Tim)
The resident codemonkey and graphics person. If something isn't working correctly, it's probably his fault. Fitting to his name, he doesn't post often, but someone has to do this stuff too, right? Spook does build with laygoes, and has his own blog as well.