Thursday, March 31, 2005

Painting and Service Station

It seems that Shane Larson and his wife are painting their home. He documents it in vignett form in Painting. He also presents Service Station a vig based on a picture based on a Norman Rocwell painting.



Joe Vig Diving

Another new vignette builder! Torb presents Joe Vig Diving.

Darwin

Builder Jeorge presents a historical figure: Charles Darwin.

Waterfall

Lemonsqueezer presents his Joe Vig scene: Waterfall.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Wedding Scene

Nias has a couple of nice little vignettes, including this wedding scene (perhaps created as an anniversary gift?) and a performing dog.

Forest Tank

Devastator has posted this scene of a Tank rolling through a forest.

Track Meet

Andrew Horvatits has posted a couple of vignettes, including Track Meet.

Joe Vig



Joe Vig
is a collaborative project started by Nelson Yrizarry and Nathan Wells, the curators of Lugnet's vignette group. They describe him as "the unluckiest and most oblivious minifig ever created." Nelson and Nathan have created several vignettes involving Joe, and they invite you to join the fun.

Nelson:


Nathan:

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Teamwork

Kotaro Ono has a series of space-themed vignettes, including Teamwork. I really like how the figure and his robot companion are floating in space.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Pirate Scum

Chris Malloy posted this scene from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Joe Versus the Volcano

Terry Prosper says that Joe Versus the Volcano is one of his favorite movies, so he recreated it in vignette form.

Most useful face?

There are tons of minifig heads to choose from, but the scared man found in four of the Monsters sets seems to be the one that vignette builders turn to again and again (along with, perhaps, the classic smiley).


This head finds use any time a fig finds themselves in an upsetting situation, such as Patrick's Kabaya Ghost Stories, my Black Diamond, Chris's The Charge of the Black Knight, Ley's Jumper, Moko's Ski, Nelson's Wizard Woes, Weapons Testing and Halloween, Rocco's Guillotine, Toxic and Zombie, Josh's Stocks and Consequences, Stephen's Lecture, and Nathan's Exorcism, Christmas Lights Fiasco, Sleepy Hollow, and Precarious Moment vignettes. I'm sure there are several others that I've missed as well.

This raises the question of "Why?". Is there something particularly humorous about putting little plastic figures in perilous situations? Is it funnier to have this head in a dangerous situation, or the classic smiley (as found for instance in Adrian's Super-Agent scenes)? Why the scared man head and not his counterpart scared woman (she does appear in vigs, but not nearly as often)? What do you think? What does the prevalence of the scared man reveal about our own inner fears?

Black Diamond

Here's one from me: Black Diamond. By the way, I've collected all of my own vignettes on one page on my personal site.

More from Moko

Moko is one of my favorite vignette builders. His new creations include Snow White, Camouflage and Artist.