DM-9 Divesuit on Flickr

(I built this, by the way.)


Mark Kelso's APOCALYPSIS pt. II

Mark Kelso, of Invisible Hand fame brings us something in the way of a fantasy epic:

This one's special. Kelso has a revolutionary rockscaping technique that's impressive on it's own, but the fantastic lighting along with the eerie reflections on the water, not to mention the photoshop work and story writing really makes this stand out from the usual crowd. Don't miss it.

I wish I could say more, but it would be better just to let you browse through the pictures.

MOCpage (with story)


View part one Here.


"LEGOPark 2009 - Don't ask."


Cole Blaq has an interesting propensity for turning concept art...

... into reality:

It's hard to appreciate the model fully from one shot, so click through and take a look through the whole set.



Stefan, you are the man.


Yet another mecha, but this time good

It's been a while since I blogged something by Tim:

I daresay he's picked up the talent for creating naturally-shaped mecha that is normally reserved for the famed Japanese builders.


0 pcs.

This fresh offering from Peter Morris is as cool as ever:

... but it was the virtual hangar he built that really caught my attention.


Good Stuff on MOCpages

I don't care about the noob-stereotype that surrounds MOCpages; it's one of the few places dedicated elusively to Lego model presentation, even if some kiddies get in the way of you're browsing experience. Here's proof that the heart of Sean Kenney's dream is still beating:

Lots of cool features on a relatively small dio, and a neato VTOL as well.

Brought to us by Martin Latta. Go over and add him to your "favorite builders" list.



I was never a huge fan of the red/yellow colourscheme on 8258, but accepted it nevertheless. JunkstyleGio's picture alterations have changed my mind:

Delightfully Spacey

That is the laconic collection of words I would use to describe this moon rover by Jordan Schwartz:

He based the rover off of this design, and motorized it, as well:


It's a hardsuit

for a hardsuit:

and here's a person for comparison:


I like this MOC.

It looks like Ean read up on how to build post-apoc too.


The construction is very... logical.

Adrian Drake has tackled Spock's ship from the new Star Trek universe, and I think he did a spiffy job of it.

It takes a moment to realize this, but it's nearly three feet long- that's pretty big. Adrian spent two and a half months building and tiling this baby.


The fad mentality

Let's talk a bit about тransformaтanks; but before I start, I want to make it absolutely clear that I do not see myself as occupying some moral high ground or expanded perspective of things- this is just what I think.

тransformaтanks (the special 'т' is very important) are microscale hybrid driving/walking tanks that are built like this. Here is the original model, uploaded by вrickart!san (one of the more talented thirteen year-olds around):

This is the only image provided, and it gets quite reduced here and on the main flickr page, so jump to here to get a better look at it. It's pretty good, isn't it? It has a sort of hunkered-down aesthetic presented in a somewhat abstract style, as many micro models are wont to be. And, of course, it uses an ingenious technique for the treads. I like it. So did Geoff:

There are a few small differences- narrower body, top turret, different colourscheme- but the base is the same. However, Geoff managed to pack more detail into the model, and that struck a chord with his viewers. Over the course of a couple of days, several other variants showed up, and by the third or fourth, there was a flickr group (wheee, it's a fad now, boys).

There's the history lesson out of the way- what's my point? I guess it's that I'm suspicious of the motives here. Maybe I'm assuming the worst of people, but it feels like some guys are in it just for the sake of being in it, and gaining that recognition. Of course, this applies to most fads (we should make a list of them all). I think some people join not to challenge themselves and see where they can take the concept, but to take the chance at only half-developing a model and delivering it to an established fanbase.

Hm. Maybe Jordan will have something more interesting to say tomorrow.


what is my cat doing behind the laundry hamper get out of there

Check out this nifty little thing by [Dablackcat]!

yay for barnicle-PURE LEGO integration.


SebastianSand's Garbage Truck

His truck is very, very slick. It opens up and has some fun techniques.


This Is Amazing

With a capital Awesome

Blast From The Past

As of today, 10 years have past since LUGnet cited Ben Fleskes' Millennium falcon page as the "Cool LEGO Site of the Week" on August 1, 1999.

Since then, LUGnet has died and shriveled up, LEGO has released 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon, and I'm no longer in preschool.

Still, you have to admire all of the movie-accurate features:

Full interior.
Boarding ramp.
My favorite, the gunner ports seen in the the original movie.

Ben's page.

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.
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.
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 is still a teenager.
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.