Thursday, November 30, 2006

'Tare the seasons

Hey, let's learn our seasons!

Darkie celebrates the recent weather in the Pacific northwest with Icy!.

Soon we'll all be dreaming of the return of spring. When it comes, though, be sure to beware the Bunny Brigade, as Histo-Sci warns us.

After that we'll come back to the balmy days of summer. Time to work out in the yard with k-hatch's Topiary Brick. Interesting gardening tools there.

Then on to Autumn, an old vig by me.

And back around to winter again.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Orange Bignette Redux

A while ago I blogged about the LowLUG MMM event, where LUG members built bignettes based on the theme "orange sentiment". This could be interpreted as the color, which is the color of the Dutch national team futball uniforms, and also refers to the House of Orange, or the Dutch royal family. Both sentiments are in view in MOCkingbird's Oranje Gevoel, with very different scenes in adjacent apartments. MOCkingbird has just posted several more pics of this MOC.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Odaiba time

It's that time again. Every year there is a contest at a LEGO store in Tokyo where the creations must sit on a 16x16 footprint. I'm not sure if Odaiba is the name of the store or the name of the contest, perhaps Dunechaser can learn some more about this for us. This year's entries seem to be more sculptures than real fig-scale creations, but there are some of the wonderful bignettes include Sekiyama's Cityscape and Hiro's Iron Giant.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Domo arigato, Mister Vignetto

DARKspawn presents a great ninja-themed vig with Sentou.

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Get in my belly!

The doctor gets a big surprise when checking out the X-ray in optiumus-convoy's Stomach Pains.

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No legoization without representation

Hmm, I'm amazed that that last one didn't inspire a lot of comments. Nermal presents a less controversial historic vig with American Revolution.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A disturbing vig

LEGO isn't just about having fun, it can also be about making you think. Optimus-convoy made Inhumane Treatment as part of a school project about the history of slavery in America.

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Does size matter?

Vig builder Izzo has a series of MOCs Considering Vignette Spaces. He's made a 4x4 (Searching Penny), a 2x2 (Crocodile), and even a 1x1 (Rocket).

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A much bigger vig

This one really made me laugh. Quatro is a variant of LEGO with much bigger bricks aimed at small children. Shane Larson's bricks are in storage while he is in the process of moving, so all he has available is his daughter's Quatro bricks. As a result, he presents Quatro Man Walking.

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Contest wrap-up and other vignette news

I have to apologize to fans of VignetteBricks for the lack of updates for the past few weeks. Things have been busy here of late. Anyway, there were a few contests left unreported. Over on Mecha Hub there was an Exo-Force Build Off contest, including an Exo-Force themed vig category. The 13-and-under age group was won by Andy Erdellen's Hover Chase, and the 14-and-over age group was won by Jehkay's Undesirable Outcome. Congratulations to the winners and all entrants.

Unfortunately, there were not very many entries in either of the recent contests. In the Joe Vig contest there were only nine entries, so no prizes were awarded. However, the top three were ranked:
#1- Brendan Mauro's Joe Vig and the Crypts of Anubis
#2- Linus Bohman's Joerassic Park
#3- Bon's Kicking Off?

In the Halloween contest, there were only four entries, so the judges declared a four-way tie.

C'mon, people - let's see more vignette entries! (I have to admit, I didn't get a Joe Vig entry made myself.)

In other vignette news, BrickJournal 5 is out. BrickJournal is an electronic magazine published by Joe Meno and a team of AFOLs focusing on all aspects of the LEGO hobby. This issue focuses on big creations, but there's still a little space for small creations as well. On page 90 there is an article called "You Can Build It: Street Vignette", with instructions to make a nice little street scene designed by Geoff Gray. Joe also kindly mentions your friendly neighborhood vig-blogger in the accompanying write-up. BrickJournal is ultra-cool. Go to Joe's site and download all five issues and read them now.

Okay, I'll start blogging new vigs again shortly.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy Halloween

Shoot, I meant to post these yesterday. There have been a few Halloween-themed vigs posted over the past several days. Let's start with my posting of The Tell-Tale Heart.

Two other entries to the Halloween contest are Megan Rothrock's entry, All-Hallows-Eve.

and Jonas Lindbarg's interpretation of Trick or Treat.

Nermal brings us Pumpkin carving.

And Nangman has Monster House.

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