Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hey, it's a MOCbox!

Haven't seen one of these since Nelson posted his original idea. Nannan Z presents a MOCbox called Trapped.

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Witness Mr. Henry Bemis

Another great series by Alex Eylar focuses on episodes from the Twilight Zone, including Time Enough at Last and Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. Update: here's the MOCpage.

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Up, up and away

Alex Eylar has an Abilities series, loosely based on the show Heroes, including the Flying Man. Update: here's the MOCpage.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Creative transport

Over on Lugpol, the Polish LEGO forum, there is a Brick Transport Tycoon contest, challenging members to build transportation MOCs. Hippotam got very creative, building Rapid Transfer Gate 33.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

And the bantha played on

A couple of quick vigs. "Castle" has a great bantha in C3PO (presumably a golden C3PO raffle entry).

Sibley has a self portrait.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Happy birthday!

August 16 will be the first anniversary of the founding of Forum 0937, a Portuguese LEGO forum (though there is also an international section for English readers). To celebrate, they are having a First Anniversary Contest. In one entry, EvilDead has Joe Vig lighting the anniversary candle, though he's got a surprise in store for him.

In another, Marisa present the Anniversary Party

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Chronicles of Vigdain

Maniac000 presents a scene from Prydain. As he describes it, on the border of Annuvin, one of Arawn's deathless warriors takes a peek at the world beyond the wasteland he calls home.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007


I couldn't link the images from the recent Lowlug Mini Moc Madness contest, which Mahjqa won with "Singing in the Rain", but Martin Jaspers just posted his 2nd place entry Germanic storm on Brickshelf. Be sure to check out all of the great entries.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Oh happy day!

Going off-topic briefly to celebrate a special occasion. Seventy-five years ago, in 1932, a Danish carpenter named Ole Kirk Christiansen started selling wooden toys. Two years later, one of his employees came up with the name "LEGO," as a contraction of the Danish phrase "Leg godt," meaning "Play well." For another twelve years it was still all wooden toys, until they first started experimenting with plastic molding. The interlocking LEGO brick was introduced in 1958, and the poseable minifig came in 1978. VignetteBricks came in 2005. ;) Read more history here.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Pirates, ninjas and all that jazz

Ah, finally some results from the BrickWorld 2007 Ninjas vs Pirates contest. Amanda Bobo won with Fresh Squeezed Ninja Juice.

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Violent EB contests

Some good entries for the EuroBricks Whack-a-fig contest from starwars4j, Tanotrooper and hinckley39.

And a Kill-Jar-Jar entry from Sinner.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Contest results

Results are in on the Klocki z Czuba contest. Check out the finalists.

In the "sports scene" cateogory, the winner is Maciej Karwowsk, second is Crises, and third goes to Liwnik.

In the "new sport" category, the winner is Marcin Kitala, second is Maciej Karwowski, and third goes to Maciej Koszyka.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Links in the sidebar

I'm trying to keep a fairly comprehensive list of links on the right-hand sidebar. --> I've added a new category, "image hosting", for all of the various image hosting options that have come up recently (largely spurred by the recent Brickshelf crisis), and also added missing resource sites, communities, and blogs. It would be impossible to add every LUG site or smaller forum (no offense to those with smaller forums), so I had to make some judgments, but please let me know if there's anything major I missed.

And heeeeeere's Johnny ... oops ... Jay

Amanda presents Jay Leno.

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You oughta be in pictures

Turkguy19 has a series of photographer vigs, featuring forensic, wildlife, and studio photographers.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

FC Star Wars Vig Custom Figure Contest

Jared Burks announced the FC Star Wars Vig Custom Figure Contest. Build a vig in a Star Wars theme using at least one custom fig. Follow the link above for details. First prize will be one of Jared's custom Tauntauns.

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