Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Schizoid Joe Vig

Perhaps Erik Amzallag feels as if he's pulled in opposite directions. Or at least that's how Schizoid Joe Vig feels.

Bling

Jason Brant shows that you can never have too much Bling.

Bond, James Bond

Mitch Hiveley has a series of James Bond vignettes, including On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds are Forever.


Assassins

Chris Malloy has two new vignettes with an action theme: Assassin92 and Assassin106.

Sorting Monkey

Hmm, I'm not sure how to describe Kevin's new vig. You've just got to click the image and sing along with the song: Sorting Monkey.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Classic Movies

Wendy (LadyWen) has turned her hand to creating vignettes from classic movies like Singin' in the Rain and Casablanca.



Friday, August 26, 2005

Penguin Joe

Nathan Cunningham puts Adam Silcott's great penguin design to use in a kind of bizarre vig. Who knew that insane ninjas roamed the Antartic protecting the local fauna? Penguin Joe.

Gangs

In a pair of vigs by Steve Bishop, Joe Vig finds himself in the middle of a crossfire between two Gangs.

Monkey Troupe Inn

Sir Drake presents the revelry at the Monkey Troupe Inn.

Jizou Statue

According to Dunechaser, "Jizou statues are representations of the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva in Japanese Buddhism. Guardians of children and travelers, Jizou line roads and mountain paths throughout the country." -- Jizou Statue

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Out of town

I'll be out of town for the next week, so don't expect any VB updates until at least Friday.

More Narnian vigs

Dunechaser has continued to expand his line of Narnian vignettes. The Wardrobe connects with his previous Lantern Waste.



Treasure House depicts a scene from Prince Caspian, where the four Pevensy children reallize that these are the ruins of Cair Paravel.



In The Encounter, Eustace, Jill and Puddleglum meet two strange travellers on their road into the giant country.

Friday, August 19, 2005

NOOOoooOOOooo!

K-hatch illustrates the final scene from Revenge of the Sith with NOOOoooOOOooo.

The Rack

Darkie has the Classic-Castle moderators overseeing a series of torture scenes, including The Rack.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Killers Five

Tiger0207 has one of my favorite Brickshelf galleries, full of very innovative presentations of his creations. He's recently turned his hand to vignettes, with a series of martial arts scenes called Killers Five.

Mustafar Duel

Ryan Wood presents a great take on a Star Wars scene: Mustafar Duel.

Contact me

If you have any vignette news or questions, there are three ways you can contact me:

1. At the bottom of any blog entry, click on the spot where it says "0 comments" and leave a comment.

2. Join in the discussion at either Lugnet.build.vignette or Classic-Castle. I'm a regular poster at both of these forums.

3. E-mail me at bricktalesATgmailDOTcom.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

BrickFest

It looks like vignettes were a big hit at BrickFest, with over 70 creations on display. We'll have a full report soon, but in the meantime, here is a gallery from the BrickFest vignette room, featuring, for instance, Beware the Ides of March by Scott Quirk

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Daydreaming I

In Mr. D.'s newest creation, squires play at being knights in the courtyard while dreaming of the days when they will do battle for real. Daydreaming I.

BrickFest 2005

BrickFest 2005 is only a few days away! Are you getting excited? If you're in the Washington D.C. area, be sure to stop by for the public display. Here at VignetteBricks we'll have a special wrap-up report on the vignette display and Vig THIS! contest. In the meantime, keep an eye on Brickshelf for pictures of the event. One thing that always happens at BrickFest is a keynote address by a LEGO company representative (Jake McKee). The report is that you'll be able to listen to this address at Bricks in my Pocket and also read Jake's notes on LEGOfan.

War Room

In Steve Bishop's latest, two generals plan strategy in the War Room.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Maul gets mauled

In a bit of sillines, a friend of gerth6000 has posted Maul gets mauled, in which Darth Maul faces the "power monkey jedis of doom".

Lantern Waste

In Dunechaser's newest vignette, Lucy accidentally stumbles through a wardrobe in a side room and finds herself in another world: Lantern Waste.

Red Dwarf

It looks like Anita Eenink is starting a series of vignettes that will fit together based on the Red Dwarf sers. She's started with Red Dwarf sleeping area.

Friday, August 05, 2005

PodBrix creates and sells custom LEGO/iPod merchandise. They just released (and quickly sold out) Woz.

In an early entry to the MOC the Admins contest, Mr. D. has a dragon landing on Anthony's house in Anthony Vig.

Flame on!

Dark Avenger presents a scene from The Fantastic Four: The Human Torch.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

MOC the Admins contest at Classic-Castle

Classic-Castle is running a new contest through the end of this month called MOC the Admins. Participants are called on to create vignettes featuring the administrators of C-C (including your friendly neighborhood vig-blogger). Sign up on Classic-Castle and try your hand at mocking, er, MOCing myself, Nate, Tony, Lenny, Kevoh, Ben or Troy (Hmm, do either Ben or Troy have vignette MOCs? Get with it, guys!).

Up or Down

Hmm, vignettes have been slow for the past few days, so I'll take the chance to highlight some old ones I've missed. Nelson Yrizarry plays with orientation in a very Escher-esque fashion in Up or Down.

Monday, August 01, 2005

MOCpages is back!

Some good news: MOCpages, a website that allows you to easily create a web page to display your LEGO creations on line, is back up. It was down for the past couple of months while the administrator was out of the country, but now he is back and so is the site, as described in this post.