Happy Holidays 2009

Maybe I missed the hour of optimum effectiveness for this particular post, but it's the thought that counts, right?

I just wish Tim was here to make a better graphic... But it's the thought that counts.

In close to three years, the blog has produced 657 posts, and we'd like to thank all three of our readers for keeping with it. Be prepared for more in 2010!


Art III, and then some.

In 2005 I received Battalion Wars for Christmas. It's a great game, combining Advance Wars style strategy with real-time 3rd person action. Something that attracted me moreover was the cartoonish art style. The following models were rendered by a man by the name of Gavin Rothery:

The game art was also an inspiration for a Lego model of mine.

Rothery also did concept design for the movie, Moon, which debuted last summer.

I'll have to snatch a copy when it comes out on DVD. There's a whole lot of goodies on his website, be sure to check it out.

Plastic highlights on the flickr streams include a simplistic but still funky skyscraper by Justin Vaughn and another microspace ship by Soren.


Updates are good.

Shannon Ocean's been up to weird stuffs:

Soren's stylized microspace:

And my own.


Art II

By DeviantArt username Malaveldt:

And Norsehound AKA Michael Ptak:

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.