Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where have all the minimen gone?

Only one more day to submit your Go Miniman Go contest entries. One of my favorites has been Rupi's Downhill.



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The Happening

I actually fell asleep during this movie, but I guess it was supposed to be scary enough to be on topic around Halloween. Joris.blok depicts Cloverfield.



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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na - Bat Vig!

We'll be returning to this as it seems to be an ongoing project. Obxcrew has created a series of six vigs so far telling a Batman story - I Believe In Harvey Dent .




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Monday, October 27, 2008

Pillage the Viggage

Some of the entries for the Pillage the Village contest on Classic-Pirates include I Scream Clone's PTV, RichardAM's Sharkbait and pe668's PTV





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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Return of the Brick

Shannon Ocean gets autobiographical with My LEGO Saga, depicting his return to the hobby in a series of vigs.



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Friday, October 24, 2008

Hot wheels

Bladewood made this at my desk vig. It's particularly cool that she included instructions for that great wheelchair.



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Thursday, October 23, 2008

But which one is Tweedle Dum?

I loved the caption on Pepa Quin's Election Time:
"I say my opponent's 3% tax hike goes too far!"
"And I say my opponent's 3% tax hike doesn't go far enough!"
BTW, this is reminiscent of Nathan Wells' Debate.



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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bond Market

Hmm, I'm not sure which of these is new, but Mitch Hiveley's James Bond vigs recently popped up, and as it's been three years since I noted them, they're great to put up even if they're old. Check out Goldfinger and From Russia with Love.




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Monday, October 20, 2008

Communal window

Kurtis Harris of TexLug built this Window into the Community display full of Batman scenes.




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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Trophies!

I always love the trophies at the various fan fests. They're a great opportunity to make either a vig or a microscale MOC to fit the category being judged. A couple of the trophies at BrickCon included the one for Best CC City Wall, won by Thomas Wunz and the one for Best Castle Water MOC (won by who?). Both of these were built by JoshWedin, aka Floodllama.




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Friday, October 17, 2008

Hate the game

Don't be hatin' Nermal just because he got some Bathin Apes. (Yeesh, I'm out of it. I had to look these up to realize it's a clothing and shoe brand.)



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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Also from Austria

Other vigs on display at the Austrian Welt der Steine event included Daffy's Baywatch, Verena Shaden's Ambassador vignette and ____'s Exchange.





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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Singing in the brick

Some of the vigs at the Welt der Steine event in Austria are from LGOe's song contest, like Racer's Cheap Sunglasses and Mike's Touch me.




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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Anonymous BrickCon Vigs

Two vigs from BrickCon. I'm guessing these are by Chris Wunz?
-Edit- Ah, yes. Chris used a series of vigs as wedding cake toppers. Very cool.





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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

Bye-bye Jar-Jar

Lt. de Martinet presents Oops as an entry for the Last Moments of Jar-Jar category in Reasonably Clever's Spooky Star Wars contest.



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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Brick Science wrap-up,

Last up, the Large build category. This doesn't really fit on this blog, since these aren't really the sort of creation I highlight here, but for completeness sake I'll just mention my top 6 quickly.

Mariann Asanuma's Dr. L. Ego's Laboratory. That central structure is beautiful, especially the curving staircases. I do think the plain blue baseplate around that is kind of empty, though. The upside down goblets as erlenmeyer flasks is really clever.


Lt. de Martinet's Charles' plans is pure steampunky goodness. My favorite bit is the drill machine coming up out of the ground. Also the guy on the balcony on the left firing some sort of rocket at the small balloon.


SirNadroj's Der Geist's Roboter has some clever parts usage. I particularly like the helmets as kneecaps.


Karf Oohlu's lunatic's lunar lair was my favorite from this category. Everything is top-knotch, from the treads used on the walls, to the floating head, to the monster under the trap door. Flawless.


Tiberium_blue's Dr. Monochrome's Monodome. Was my other favorite. The idea is funny, and the curved wall, the robot, the green turning to black tentacles are all great. Mom bringing down snacks makes the scene, though. Only complaint is why does Dr. Monochrome have a yellow head?


Nolnet's Doctor Dank's secret underwater hideout came in late, so was not up for judging, but it's great anyway. Clever use of the X-pod cannisters, the unique shape, the little underwater touches (e.g. the diver, shark, pirate skelly) and Dr. Dank himself are all great.


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Friday, October 03, 2008

Brick Science wrap-up, Evil Scientist impulse build category

Next, thoughts on a few of my favorites from the evil scientist impulse build category.

George Fox's winning frog collider uses magnets in a novel way, as in his frog levitation that I mentioned in the previous blog post.


Lord Pappadhum's Il Magnifico Dr. Piersilvio Placebo was my personal favorite from this category. It's a nice twist on the evil scientist idea (not just another "here's Dr. Evil with his death ray), and both the build and presentation are flawless.


Sir Nadroj's Skunker is a fun idea. Run! It's the bionic skunks! Great use of the hairpiece, and the beard as skunk's tail is inspired.


Mastergongfu's Dr. Salyvonavic. Great parts usage on the Deathbot.


Obxcrew's Dr. Totenkopf looks like something out of Dr. Strangelove to me. Great bomb design and the design of the good Doctor is wonderful. I'm a little disturbed by the costume choice for his henchman. :)


Dave Rapp's Blow up the world button. I agree with Graviton. Best 3-piece MOC ever.


Adrian Florea's Dr. Head. I love the wheels on the henchfrog's robot, and the use of the black skelly with the screaming head is hilarious.


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