Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Lost

What's in the hatch? Check out Huw Millington's rendition of a scene from the TV show Lost.

Monday, September 26, 2005

MiniMOCMadness 4 voting

There were twelve entries in the LowLUG MimiMOCMadness 4 contest, and voting has begun. Right now it looks like it's between Patrick Bosman's Bouwput nabij het Scheveningse strand and Barbara Werth's Summer in the City (this second one is kind of cheating, IMO).



Superheroes

Rob Seater has a lot of great superhero creations, including the VLC Bridge Battle.

Steve Bishop depicts Odin hanging on the world tree in his quest for wisdom as his ravens Huginn and Muninn watch from the tree branches.

Bley and DinoLabs

According to EvilNurn, we have Joe Vig to thank for the new blue-tinged grays. Joe's clumsiness is shown in Joe Vig 2.



In DinoLabs, the professor's experiement stops by for a visit.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

I assume that this MOC by Steve Bishop is an entry for the Halloween vignette contest. If Linus' pumpkin patch is sincere enough, perhaps the Great Pumpkin will visit him.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Czech vignette forum

I've just found that the Czech LEGO forum, Kotsky.org, has a Vignette forum. Even if you don't speack Czech, it's a great place to check through and find creations like Rentgen by Piere.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Halloween Vignette Contest

Lugnet.build.vignette is holding a Halloween Vignette Contest. Build a Halloween-themed vignette and submit it by October 24. Results will be announced on All Hallows Eve.

On Vacation

Andrew Becraft (Dunechaser) gives his take on recent events in On Vacation.


The president responds to one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history...by staying on vacation for a couple more days.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Classic-Castle MOC the Admins results

Classic-Castle recently held a MOC the Admins, where forum members were invited to create vignettes featuring the website administrators. And the winner is ... Nelson Yrizarry's Holy Grail.


"In his search for rare minifig shield torsos, Ben disgards the most sacred relic. Bruce and Nate look on...."

What makes this vig, IMO, is the action in the scene, with the grail flying through the air and Nate and I moving to catch it.

Honorable mentions go to:

Nathan Cunningham: Nathan Locking a Post (an Outpost). This one gets extra groan points for a horrific pun. For non-forum regulars, one of the jobs of admins is to lock off-topic posts.


Nelson Yrizarry: Ultimate Wisdom. Nelson's second entry uses the same building style as Steve DeCraemer's great cliff. This scene gets bonus credit for featuring all seven CC admins. To me it loses a little bit because the payoff with Joe Vig is a little muddled.


Sir Dillon 1: Nate's Barbarians Turn on Him. Nate has created his own barbarian faction that Dillon uses here. Good action shot with the falling barbarian.



Other Entries:

Nathan Cunningham: Lord Sava the Teaser. For what seemed like months, Anthony teased us with hints of his upcoming castle before finally revealing it. This vig gets bonus points for referencing my prison vig.


Dale Stoltzfus: Anthony Vig. Anthony is known for building large dragons. Apparently one came by for a visit.


Rubberchickenknight 1: Nathan summons the ghost of Ole Kirk Christiansen to help him build.


Rubberchickenknight 2: Anthony hugs his teddy when he thinks of the evil things under his bed.


Maedhros 1: Sava showing a novice builder how a castle should look like.


Maedhros 2: Bruce defending the precious broadswords from KKIIsword-wielding He-mans. This references a discussion we had on the relative merits of the various LEGO swords.


Pat Morgan: Ben Ellerman at the Girls Gone Wild club. Who knew what Ben did when he wasn't playing with LEGO?


Pat Morgan: "Lenny goes to Brickfest and has taken enough crap about building in space from Tony, Ben, and Nathan". Pat highlights the friendly rivalry between builders in different themes. Of course, Nate, Ben and Tony are all known to cross themes as well.


Erik Dahl: The Classic Castle. This one gets a lot of credit for featuring CC members and their creations in addition to admins. Unfortunately it's a little tough to take this all in.


Sir Dillon 2: Lenny decides that it probably wasn't a good idea to tease the "Big red jellybean knight":


Darkie: Nate and Ginny, Sittin' in a Tree. From some late night chatting, it came out that Nate had a bit of a crush on Ginny Weasley.


Chris Malloy: One Suckup. Apparently Ginney Weasley isn't the only woman in Nate's life. ;)


Bruce

Friday, September 16, 2005

Kaffee

The sheriff grabs a cup of joe in Johannes Koehler's Kaffee.

Mini MOC Madness 4

Lowlug, a Dutch LEGO group, is hosting Mini MOC Madness 4, challenging members to build 16x16 creations, essentially vignette-like creations. Martin Jaspers gets the ball rolling with his Alkmaar Cheese Market.

Thank the maker!

"Thank the maker! This oil bath is going to feel so good."

C3PO enjoys his bath in Enkouryu's Inside the Hut of Luke.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Belville Constables

Well, it had to happen sometime. Damien Nesbit has made a Belville-scale vig with Belville Constables.

Ramble Rose

Hmm, it seems like VB has been kind of heavy lately, with charity and political posts. Let's lighten the mood with some scantily clad women wrestlers in Japanese builder Ayucow's VLC Ramble Rose.

Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree . . .

Wee Yeh Tow uses his vignette, Yellow Ribbon, to highlight the Yellow Ribbon Project, an organization that helps reintegrate ex-cons back into society.

East Meets West

Remember this day?



Classic-Castle member Boses captures it in vignette form in East Meets West.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

LEGO Toy Drive for Hurricane Relief

Hi all,

As previously noted, there are opportunities for LEGO fans to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina, including making donations to the Red Cross matched by LEGO and participating in auctions to benefit relief organizations. But we also wanted to develop a more personal opportunity to aid families.

Huge numbers of families have lost everything in the storm and flooding, and a large number of these are now in Texas. TexLUG member and Classic-Castle administrator Anthony Sava has offered to act as a collecting point for a LEGO toy drive. Here's the idea - Go buy a set, and mail it to Anthony in the next couple of weeks. He will gather these together and deliver them to the Houston chapter of the Salvation Army, who are distributing supplies to affected families. If you are unable to mail a set, Anthony will also accept PayPal payments, which he will then use to add more sets to the pile.

To get Anthony's postal address, please e-mail him at savatheaggie-AT-ev1-DOT-net



As a LEGO fan, you know how fun it is to open a new set. Let's share a little of that happiness with kids who are feeling lost right now.

Thanks,
VignetteBricks

Stone Table

Dunechaser has another scene from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Stone Table.

Spotlighted

In Pizzamuffin's Spotlighted, a would-be escapee finds the jig is up.

Poser Mobile

Have you seen these Poser Mobile commercials? They're really annoying, but Mike Crowley's Poser Mobile vignette is quite cool.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Partner with The LEGO Group in Katrina Relief

Reposted from Lugnet:

Hi all,

We have all seen the devastation that Hurricane Katrina left in New Orleans, and with it the displaced families and children. They all have little or nothing from their homes and have been placed in shelters around the country. Companies and organizations from around the world are assisting in relief efforts, including The LEGO Group.

LEGO employees around the world have been collecting money internally that is being matched dollar for dollar by the Edith and Godtfred Kirk Christiansen Foundation in the name of the Relief Fund and will be given to the Red Cross.

The LEGO Group has invited the adult LEGO community to join this donation matching program. If you’re interested in participating, please send your monetary donation to:

LEGO Group
Attn: AFOL Katrina Relief
555 Taylor Road
Enfield, CT 06082

Checks need to be made out to the Red Cross. Check or money order is the preferred method of submission. If you have any questions or concerns, Jake McKee (jake@lego.com) has offered to address them as quickly as possible.

In addition to the program outlined above, the LEGO Group is working on several other Katrina relief efforts, which Jake has promised more details on soon. In the meantime, we can announce that monetary donations will be collected at the 25 LEGO stores around the United States, with those donations matched by the Christiansen Foundation as well.

Every donation counts, and with the help of the LEGO Group, the community’s effort will go farther to helping out relief efforts.

Thank you very much to everyone who can help out.If you can’t give through this program, please donate or volunteer in another way. The hurricane victims need you!

Joe Meno

Hurricane Charity Auctions

Hello,

We'd like to encourage everyone to give what they can to help those affected by hurricane Katrina. You can give to organizations such as the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, or a number of other relief organizations. Give.org has a larger list of charitible organizations involved in hurricane releif.

There are some specifically LEGO-ish opportunities to give. For instance, there are several auctions that have been set up with proceeds going to relief efforts. More will come up in the days and weeks to come, and we'll note them here as they do.