Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Interminable

Derek Schin presents a vig and a haiku:

Interminable
I saw them all there
In line for what? I don't know
I joined, regardless.

Classic movie goodness

Enkouryu presents a vignette from the classic Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times.

Spins a vig, 8x8, catches theieves, ain't that great?

Look out! Here comes more Nelson Yrizarry. Further installments from your friendly neighborhood vig-blogger: The Scorpion, New formula and Kraven the Hunter.





Saturday, June 24, 2006

Music never dies

Nathan Cunningham's piano teacher died recently. In memorial he built Music never dies.

Spider-vig, spider-vig, does whatever a spider did

Holy cow! A few days ago, Nelson Yrizarry told me he was busy building vignettes, and he wasn't kidding. All in one fell swoop he presents a series of sixteen Spider-Man vignettes and bignettes. Let's start out by looking at The Lizard, Green Goblin and Man-Wolf.





Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ach, zombies!

Flickr user Mainman has a great set of four vignettes that combine to show a Zombie attack. If you look close you'll notice a certain clueless fig named Joe.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Find'em. Or I'll find you.

Nelson Yrizarry has two new vigs: Rambo II and Hoops.



SW vignette contest results

Voting is finished at the FBTB Star Wars vignette contest. It was very close, but the winner is Dennis Coh, with his Vader's hunt for the stolen plans.



Dennis writes: "I was originally planning on just building Darth Vader's entrance, since Darth Vader has been one of my favorite characters since childhood, and this scene is one that I loved the most (well, there's also the following scene where he chokes the rebel...). After going through the scene many times to pick out the details from the movie, the idea popped in my head to combine this with the Leia+R2(+3P0) scene to try to convey the entire story sequence. The tricky part was to build this such that the whole thing didn't look like two vigs slapped together. So I tried to build both the top and bottom with the same Tantive IV hallway styling, and I also attempted to give the whole thing an interesting overall shape so that the vig didn't look like a giant block. The whole thing took about 2 weeks to figure out what I was going to build, a full day to build and revise the details, and several hours to do the pics."

Coming in second by only a couple of votes was Jared Burks' Intimate stolen moments



These, and all of the finalists were all wonderful, and really any of them could have won. Congratulations to Dennis, Jared and the other finalists. Thanks to all of the entrants and to FBTB for hosting such a fun contest. Be sure to check out all of the entries for a lot of great creations (except that Tusken Ambush one - that's a real stinker).

Avatar the last vigbender

I don't really know anything about the cartoon Avatar, the Last Airbender, but LEGO has released two sets. Apparently some of the characters can control the basic elements of nature, as Fallen Phoenix demonstrates in three vigs: waterbending, airbending and firebending.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Go red! Goooooooal! ... Uh oh.

Bon presents his first entry for the Lugnet Joe Vig contest. Joe is excited to attend the World Cup, but perhaps he should have been more careful what section he sits in, as shown in Kicking off?.

Fire and brimstone and salt, oh my!

Steve Bishop continues his bib-vig series with the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in "For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.".

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Okay, the contest is over

Once Izzo starts entering vignette contests, what can the rest of us mere mortals do? Clocktower engineer.

From Genesis to Revelations

Steve Bishop present vigs from opposite ends of the Bible. First he splits humanity apart at the Tower of Babel.



Then he brings us back together under his final Horseman vig - Conquest

Friday, June 16, 2006

Archives updated

Hey all,

My index of featured vignettes was woefully out of date. Well, now it's been brought up to date and vastly expanded. Go over to the box in the sidebar and see.

BTW, does anyone actually use this index? I index because I'm obsessive about organizing, but I wonder if I'm the only person who has ever looked at these. Now I'm going through and updating the woefully-out-of-date set of blog links.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Football fever

Like most American's I'm an idiot when it comes to the World Cup. I've watched parts of a couple of games, but Maciej Koszyka seems to be watching every game with his bucket of bricks handy, and he's documenting important events vig-style. Recent entries include Pirlo's goal, Sobolewski's second yellow card and Totti's injury.





They're always after me Lucky Charms!

Chad Ivany presents two new castle-themed vigs - Leprechaun's treasure and Forest Men hunting Wolfpack.



Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Star Wars vig contest - final voting

The SW vignette contest over on FBTB has reached its final round. If you are a FBTB member, go there now and vote. Here are the finalists:

Big_X's "weeeeeeeeeeeeeWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKABOOOM"



Mark Stafford's Ouch



TheBohrok's Uh-oh



Jared Burks' Intimate stolen moments



Fmoo's Vader's hunt for the stolen plans

Why didn't I think of this name?

K-hatch has come up with a much better name for the larger scenes that I've been calling vignette-like-creations (or VLCs) -- bignettes. That's so simple and obvious once you see it. What do you guys think? Should I keep calling these larger scenes VLCs, or start referring to them as bignettes? Anyway, one of his first bignettes is throne.

Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaaallllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maciej Koszyka celebrates the start of the 2006 World Cup (and, sadly, the US's first loss) with a series of vignettes: Mexico vs. Iran, Smolarek's yellow card, and Poland vs. Ecuador.





Rainy day viggin'

Looks like Izzo used a June rainy day to make a new vig.