What happens if we don't have an holiday themed post?

Toby Hein finished his starfighter. It's pretty great. I too have recently received an amount of dark tan 2 x 2 tiles (Rockefeller PaB) that I'll have too put too use in the new year.

m_o_n_k_e_y put together these bots:


He cites Soren as an influence but I think it is evident that his own style shines through.


Black and Bad


There are a lot of cool things going on with Shannon Young's recent SHIP; 123 studs longs, it is. But all length is wasted if space is not utilized well, and in this area I admire the repetition of texture.

Also worth noting is the absence of color blocking, Young seems to take not heed of the brand-name Homeworld striping that has become more or less standard with Lego capital craft. Some red is spliced in with the greebling, and interesting enough is only visible when viewed from the top and bottom. Viewed from the side, no red is visible on the ship:

I would like to pretend this is because the sides are more armored than the top and bottom sides, but then another part of me would argue that there are no ups and downs in zero-gravity and start a kind of internal nerd-cred duel. Geek-induced schizophrenia attacks etc.

"Didn't you ever read about the battleschool games in Ender's Game?"
"Physics need not apply in science fiction. Notice how the capital ships in The Return of the Jedi are all aligned to the same plane in the battle of Endor..."
"Yeah, maybe not in bad sci fi."
"Jedi wasn't terrible."
"Yo that dude was cool."

The "Ozymandias" was built around a technic structure for integrity, as is shown:

Lastly, I love how this work just screams, "evil". In addition to lack of smoothness, the color scheme sure works to convey menace. Looking into relics of my childhood, surely red and black can mean nothing but malevolence:


So the Rock and Roll contest over at Lego Steampunk has indeed turned out some pretty cool creations.

Erth&Fiya's Batmobile entry for the wheels of Justice contest over at FBTB was featured here recently. He continues the Batman trend with his, uh, Cyberpunk Bat-train. Certainly not the mainstream idea of steampunk, but it is refreshing to see someone bending the boundaries a bit. It looks good on the old blue tracks.

I adore the checker pattern on Psakaru76's "rail castle". Kind of a simple build, but as a rolling block of armor it doesn't need to be complex. The special 4 x 6 plates are utilized well. The catcher on the front is a bit illogical, but in form I find it similar to a knight's visor, adding to the medieval flair.


One of these things does not belong*

let's play a game!



We are the Borg


Well sheesh who knew cyber punk forklifts had such an appeal.

*hint it is the star trek borg themed one


Lightning, the Sequel

F-35 lightning II by Simon T. James.

F-35C Lightning II, 1

Aww yeah man, we don't need tiles.

F-35C Lightning II, 11

Pretty slick, as is this Batmobile by flickr user erth&fiya:

Falls into the the "doesn't look like lego" category.



M-Tron Global Viper armed drone (VV)

On of the things I admire about Shannon's stuff is his forsaking of "advanced" techniques as a gimmick in favor of things that actually look good.

SP1 CORRECTOR Vic Viper Patrol ship

He also does good with colors. Subtle asymmetry done right. Not to say that technique and design cannot be combined, as Rob "Dasnewten" shows:

Sarigar Ver. 1b


Rob just might be my favorite builder of anything space. Not too many colors, not to many shapes. Although I do prefer this particular model without the stand.

Speaking of colors, Wimbe incorporates the four main neutrals as well as two shades of red on this neat mech:

Catch the use of torsos on the shins.


Don Solo, whose diorama I featured previously, took some photos of the accompanying rover. See them here. It utilizes a cool technic assembly that raises and lowers the chassis.

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.